Dear Academy Parent:
As you begin your planning for the summer, consider sending your rising 6th or 7th grade child to the WSESU Middle School Leadership Retreat taking place from August 5-7 on the SIT campus.
This is a leadership development opportunity for 6th-8th graders focusing on:
· Interpersonal and cultural competence
· Resisting negative peer pressure
· Peaceful conflict resolution
· Self-awareness and advocacy skills
The overall focus is to support students to become “active” bystanders in support of a positive school community. In the Fall, each participating school will invite the students in the August training to be part of a school team to promote activities related to the training. Judith Palmeri, School Counselor, will accompany Academy participants to the training and continue to connect with the incoming 6th graders next year. Incoming BAMS 7th graders will be invited to join the BAMS Leadership Team.
The schedule is as follows at SIT:
Sunday, August 5 1:00 - 6:00 PM Barbeque with parents from 5:00-6:00PM
Monday, August 6 & Tuesday, August 7 9:00-4:00 PM
Please remember there is a registration limit of 70 students for this retreat. Register before June 15th if possible.
Registration and parent permission forms are available at the Academy Front Office.
Questions? Up until June 15, Judith Palmeri, School Counselor, is available at 254 3743. You can also call Diana Wahle, WSESU Developmental Assets Coordinator, at 254 9469.