Bill E Young Jr. Middle School

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Social Emotional Learning

Social-emotional learning (SEL) helps students succeed both in the classroom and in life. Schools across the nation are implementing SEL in classrooms. BYMS is implementing several programs this school year to address this necessary skill set that will help students succeed.
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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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CAASPP Testing May 6-23

BYMS will be testing between May 6-23, 2019. All students in grades 5-8 will take Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC) in English and Math. Students in grades 5 and 8 will take Science Test (CAST). See attached schedule. Students in grades 7 and 8 take the test with their ELA, Math, and Science teacher according to period they have the class.
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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.

American Academy of Pediatrics recently provided guidance:
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