Another month has passed at Davila Middle School and it has gone by fast! Scholars have started to get back into the swing of things and are working hard on academics, sports, and their Essential 8 values of Tolerance.
This month, scholars switched to their new Texan Success class in order to enrich their academic and life experience with the essential 8 lessons. Regardless of which class scholars have during Texan success, they are learning math skills, building their vocabulary, and increasing their reading comprehension. Texan Success is one of the many reasons Scholars are going to have a successful year academically.
During the last full week of October, students have been participating in Red Ribbon Week. This year’s theme is Life Journey, Travel Drug Free. Each day had a different subject, and students dressed up to match that particular day. Scholars are also participating in Rachel’s challenge. Rachel’s challenge was developed in memory of Rachel Scott, who was the first student killed during the Columbine High School shooting. Rachel made it her goal to be kind, and to inspire others do so as well. Scholars are challenged to make their campus a bully and harassment free zone by showing compassion and kindness to others.
Another exciting opportunity 8th grade scholars were able to participate in was career fair. Scholars were able to learn about career opportunities around the Bryan/College Station area. If a scholar was interested in a particular career, they had the chance to learn how be able to enter into that career.
We are looking forward to the month of November and the introduction of the next Essential 8 word “Gratitude”. We will have many activities that center on the concept of Gratitude. Please encourage your scholar at home to say ‘Thank you’ even for the little things.