Issue 21 - 13 February 2019

 

 

 

 

Issue 21 - 13 February 2019

(Issued on Wednesday 13 February for week 11-15 February 2019)


World Book Day: Celebrating Literacy Week

Monday 4th March – Friday 8th March 2019

This year we will be celebrating the art of storytelling by exploring the theme of Storytelling & Me. All week students will have the opportunity to build their skills and confidence through taking part in storytelling work.   Reading a story to an adultReading a story to a friend, Share reading a story in class.

Focus:  Thinking about how to make the story sound interesting for the listener.  

Opportunity to Shine:  Students will have the chance to record a story reading [audio/ video], their recording will be added to our new MHS books.

We are also going to work together to write some new books for our school libraryWe need your help.  We would like each student to take part in writing a short story to include in the book.     What could the story (or poem) be about

  • a story your family tell about you                                                                        
  • a story your family tell about someone else in the family – [this can be a favourite pet]
  • your own original story
  • a favourite story you love and want to share!

Calling all artists!  We would love it if students illustrated their story; some very creative students might decide to tell their story through drawings.   Some stories may also be told through dance or drama – these can be videoed and added to the new library books too.

Talented Teamwork encouraged:  Sometimes it’s even better when creative ideas are shared.  Students will also have the chance to collaborate to create stories it worked for Shakespeare so why not!  We are also hoping to create cross-curricular books to add to our library.  The teachers in other subjects might ask for help to write about a picture(s) that relates to their subject.

This could be

  • an amazing sporting achievement
  • an important moment in history
  • an exciting moment on our planet or beyond!
  • discovering a new creature, animal or place
  • describing a work of art OR telling a story  about it.

So, lots to do – we would really appreciate your help if you can.

Non-Uniform Day will be Friday 8th March 2018.  We will be sending a letter home to remind everyone but if you want to plan ahead the theme is any story your child knows – fiction or non-fiction – anything related to the ideas above or your own creative thoughts ... having fun wearing something students like is the main thing!  

                                                                                                                                                               

Mrs A Sugden                                                                
English & EAL Faculty Leader

Mrs C Heggie
Reading Intervention Manager

Mrs C Wilkes
Librarian


      

PROJECT SEARCH—UPDATE

On Thursday 31st January, our Project SEARCH group attended the Council’s Getting Ready for Work Event at the Civic Centre. The event gives young people the opportunity to explore their options and collect information about possible next steps towards employment. 

Interns helped the event organiser by meeting, greeting and directing visitors, helping with the refreshments, and helping to clear the main hall at the end of the session.  Some also practised their communication skills by giving information to people who visited our display.  Following a speech about our programme by Mrs Simpson the Course Tutor, two of our current interns, Joshua and Nathan bravely spoke to the audience about their personal experiences at the Marriott Hotel and they both did an amazing job.

It was good to see so many past students of Meadow at the event and to receive application requests for our fourth cohort.  Project SEARCH Interns must be aged 17-24 and have an Education, Health and Care Plan. Please contact Mr Bunker on abunker@meadowhighschool.org for further information.

Pictured to the right are Interns Joshua and Nathan with Stuart Smith, SEND Team, Event Organiser.

The Project SEARCH team are also happy to announce their first employment success of the current cohort.

Saimmah our Job Developer has been busy engaging with employers and accompanying interns to their interviews. Adam  began employment at Heathrow Airport as a Guest Ambassador on 1st February. His job is full time and involves him using an Ipad to answer passenger enquiries.  Adam’s parent said “I am very happy that Adam has found a job and he seems to be really enjoying it. Project SEARCH was a good experience for him and gave him the confidence to be able to work with customers,”  Adam is very pleased to have achieved his goal of paid employment and commented “The work I did on Project SEARCH has helped me to understand employment. I have learnt new skills that have helped me to get a job.”  This week we have also received the fantastic news that another intern has achieved his employment goal. Joshua has been offered a job at Costco and will begin work later this month.   Congratulations to both interns.

Mrs M Simpson—Project Search Course Tutor


Pupil Recognition at Meadow

As many of you may be aware, at Meadow High school we use a merit/raffle system to positively encourage/praise student for their hard work.

We are still trying to build up a stock of rewards for pupils that they will be able to then 'buy' with the merits/raffles they are rewarded in school. We have a rewards cabinet in the library where students are able to take their merit/raffles and redeem it for one of the prizes in the cabinet.

In order for support with the build up of the stock, if you have any certificate U, PG, 12 or 15 games/CD's/DVD's you would be willing to donate we would be very grateful.  

We are also looking for any other items you may be able to donate, for example: 

  • Any unwanted gifts e.g. toiletries / ornaments / books / costume jewellery  / stationary  / toys / games.
  • Any little 'collectibles' suitable for our students  

Thank you.

Ms. S Khatun
(On behalf of the Pupil Recognition Working Party)

 


REMINDER:  SCHOOL IS CLOSED TO PUPILS TOMORROW, THURSDAY 14 FEBRUARY, AND FRIDAY 15 FEBRUARY 2019

Annual Review meetings will be taking place for all pupils.  Please arrive in good time for your appointment so that meetings can start promptly.   If you are unable to attend your child’s Annual Review please telephone the school at your earliest opportunity on  01895 443310.  Pupils may attend their annual review with their parents/carers.

 

Letters Home

Letter to selected classes

PE Lessons / Swimming Lessons

School Lunches

 Week:  25 Feb—1 March 2019

WEEK 1 (Winter Menu)

Upcoming Events

14-15 February 2019

ANNUAL REVIEW DAYS – SCHOOL IS CLOSED TO PUPILS

 

18-22 February 2019

HALF TERM SCHOOL HOLIDAY

 

4-8 March 2019

World Book Day & Activities Week

Theme: “Storytelling and Me”

Friday 8 March—Non Uniform Day (more information to follow)

 

14 March 2019

Dyspraxia Coffee Morning—10am

 

14 March 2019

Parents Evening—Years  9, 11 & 6th Form

(including 6th Form Thematic)

 

15 March 2019

Red Nose Day—Charity Day

 

18-22 March 2019

Work Experience Week—Year 12 and 13

 

20 March 2019

ASD Coffee Morning—10am

 

25-29 March 2019

Residential Trip to Devon—Year 9 –14

Selected pupils only

 

1-5 April

French & German students visit MHS

 

Friday 5 April 2019

LAST DAY OF TERM—SCHOOL FINISHES 2PM

 

6 April—22 April 2019

EASTER HOLIDAYS

22 April—Bank Holiday Monday

 

Tuesday 23 April 2019

BACK TO SCHOOL—9am start

 

24 April 2019

ASD Coffee Morning – 10am

 

Friday 3 May

School Photographer—Class Photos

 

Monday 6 May

Bank Holiday

 

16 May 2019

Dyspraxia Coffee Morning—10am

 

24 May 2019

Training Day

School is CLOSED TO PUPILS

 

27 May—31 May 2019

HALF TERM SCHOOL HOLIDAY