As we start this next semester please remember your rules when using your personal and school devices and/or technology…

As part of the District’s Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program, some schools allow students to bring their own devices to school for educational use.

The use of any personally-owned technology at school is a privilege, not a right.

Students may only use personal technology during school hours when given specific permission to do so by their teacher or a school administrator.

Students must also follow all rules established by the transportation department regarding the use and storage of personal devices while on the bus.

Students are responsible for keeping their device safe while in transit and at school. School staff and/or bus drivers will not be responsible for attempting to recover lost or stolen personal technology when the student has not properly secured it.

In addition to any other applicable consequences, students who are found to have used their personal device at school in manner that violates any section of the Shelby County Schools Code of Conduct, including this Acceptable Use Policy, may lose the privilege to bring their personal device to school either temporarily or permanently.

This includes: • Use of a personal device to access inappropriate content, not limited to content that would be blocked by the District’s Internet filter. This includes content that may be stored on the device itself. • Use of the device to capture video, images, or audio in areas of the school where others have an expectation of privacy. These include, but are not limited to locker rooms, restrooms, etc.

HOLIDAY BREAK starts Friday at 1:00!!

Make sure your locker is cleaned out Friday, 12/16. Things to REMEMBER:

  1. No loose papers or trash
  2. No food or drink left inside the locker
  3. All signs must be taken off the outside of the locker (the STAR)
  4. No coat, gym clothes, or backpack left
  5. Finally… have all your books, folders, binders, pencil pouch, etc. neatly placed inside.

The National Junior Honor Society collects money each year that will be used to buy toys for children who will not otherwise have Christmas gifts. Toys for Tots begins Monday, Nov. 7 and will run through November 18.  Our goal this year is $20,000.

It’s the 2nd Nine Weeks already and I cannot believe it! Report cards go home on FRIDAY, October 14th. Here are some…

THIS WEEK… PHASE 1 CANNED FOOD DRIVE that benefits OM Missions and Manna Ministries.  Your generous donations of non perishable food items (with a good expiration date) can be brought to your 7th period teacher (ADVISORY TEACHER).  The 7th period class per grade with the most generosity will be rewarded with a pizza party!  6th grade White team will bring in items this week due to PAL.

 Parenting Day is Thursday, October 13th ….have you invited your parents??

NEXT WEEK… It’s PAL time! We leave Tuesday and return on Friday. See Mr. Wood’s Blog for more details.

Welcome to the World of 6th Grade!!

This blog is full of information that will help guide you through your first year of Science and Math at OMMS. Listed on this blog currently are homework assignments. In the future there will be daily assignments, homework, and Daily Science Questions. Included will be Current Events and fun web sites for SCIENCE and MATH. Please take a few minutes every day to view any new information.

This blog is updated regularly with current assignments and events. Remember, if you are having difficulty in science or math please e-mail me directly at kturner@shelbyed.org.