Bill E Young Jr. Middle School

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Project LEAD for 5th graders

Imperial County District Attorney's Office sponsors a 13 week curriculum provided to all 5th graders on decision making, goal setting, conflict resolution, and legal consequences of actions.
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New guidelines about kids and screen time

According to Common Sense Media, tweens log 4 1/2 hours of screen time a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year. For teens, it's even higher: nearly seven hours a day. And that doesn't include time spent using devices for school or in school.

http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/01/06/461920593/kids-and-screen-time-a-peek-at-upcoming-guidance

American Academy of Pediatrics recently provided guidance:
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/10/21/pediatrics-screen-time-media-guidelines/92462766/
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Parent Portal - Sign up now!

Parents: if already done so, please sign up for Parent Portal. Instructions and access codes were handed out at Back to School Night (your child was given form if you did not attend). Parents can check attendance, grades, assignments, etc.
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SBAC Testing

SBAC Testing will take place on the following dates:
Grades 7-8 May 8-17; Grade 5 May 17-24; Grade 6 May 24-31.
Testing will be in the morning only. Please help make testing season a success for each child by seeing that they arrive to school on time, rested, and well-nourished.
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Project LEAD Mock Trial - 5th graders

Project LEAD "Legal Enrichment and Decision-Making" is a curriculum provided to 5th graders by Imperial County DA's Office. The program will culminate in a Mock Trial for each classroom. Feb. 21 is the date of the trial. We will provide more information to our parents at a later date.
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