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Wellness Tip: Eat More Fruits & Veggies
Published by Katrina Finch on September 15, 2017
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Most people know that eating fruits and vegetables is important for good health, but most of us still aren’t getting enough. This September, let’s participate in Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month. Eating a healthy diet with plenty of vegetables and fruits can help you lower your risk for heart disease and some types of cancer, maintain or reach a healthy weight, and keep your body strong and active. Here are some ideas to help you and your family fit more fruits and vegetables into your day. Try keeping a bowl of fruit handy where the whole family can see it, cut up fruits and veggies ahead of time so they’re ready for quick, healthy snacks, and challenge your family to try a new veggie or fruit every week. Remember, eating more fruits and veggies can be fun and worth it!

        
FFA Interest & Membership
Published by Katrina Finch on September 15, 2017
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Image of the Future Farmers of America logo“Future Farmers of America” was founded by a group of young farmers back in 1928. Their mission was to prepare future generations for the challenges of feeding a growing population. They taught us that agriculture is more than planting and harvesting– it’s a science, it’s a business and it’s an art.

FFA continues to help the next generation rise up to meet those challenges by helping its members to develop their own unique talents and explore their interests in a broad range of career pathways.

So today, we are still the Future Farmers of America. But, we are the Future Biologists, Future Chemists, Future Veterinarians, Future Engineers and Future Entrepreneurs of America, too.

FFA MEMBERSHIP FORM

        
Forensics Auditions
Published by Katrina Finch on September 15, 2017
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Image of the Gray's Creek Middle School Forensics logoAdviser – Leslie Craig

First of all, it is NOT about solving crimes by autopsying dead bodies and finding telltale clues on tires treads and door handles. (Sorry, CSI fans!) Forensics is competitive public speaking, in a performance format.At the middle school level, it consists of the following two categories: Interpretive Events – Duo, Humorous, Dramatic, and Storytelling

Expressive Events – Original Oratory, Extemporaneous Speaking, and Public Forum (Debate)

Workshop: Tuesday, September 19 until 4:30 PM
Auditions: Wednesday, September 20  until 4:30 PM

Get your application from your ELA teacher!

        
FBLA Interest Meeting – Sept. 21 2:30 – 4:00
Published by Katrina Finch on September 15, 2017
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Image of the Future Business Leaders of America logoAdviser – Katrina Finch

Welcome to the fastest growing division: FBLA-Middle Level. With more than 20,000 members nationwide, FBLA has exploded at middle schools. Members participate in a variety of activities including job shadow programs, community service projects, and American enterprise projects. Members even earn recognition on the local, state, and national levels!  If you are interested in developing leadership, communication, and team skills, or simply looking for an organization to meet and network with others at the local and state levels, then FBLA-Middle Level is the organization for you.

        
Wellness Tip: Stop Wasting Food
Published by Katrina Finch on September 5, 2017
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Yellow sticky note hanging on bulletin board that reads Stop Wasting Food!Does the disaster in Texas by Hurricane Harvey make you feel a little more grateful for the things you have? Let’s always be mindful not to be wasteful. Reduce your food waste by planning a weekly menu, making a grocery list, or freezing extra food. This could save you big money each year! Post Let’s Talk Trash to inform students and staff about food loss and waste. Learn tips on how to Plan Your Weekly Meals and check out the USDA’s FoodKeeper App to alert you to use food items before they are likely to spoil. For more healthful tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Tip of the Week from MyPlate.gov

 

        
CCS’ 2017-2018 BACK-TO-SCHOOL GUIDE
Published by Katrina Finch on August 15, 2017
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As the summer continues, parents and students will start getting ready to come back to school. The CCS has put together an online Back-to-School Guide, a one-stop-shop for all of your Back-to-School questions. Please visit the online guide to find open house schedules, school supply lists, bell schedules, lunch information and much more. Check out the Online Back-to-School Guide now!

        
Wellness Tip: Be Active Outdoors
Published by Katrina Finch on June 6, 2017
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Man cutting grass with a push mower.You don’t always have to visit a gym to get a good workout. Take advantage of the warmer weather by doing chores outside! Wash your car, mow the lawn, or garden for increased physical activity. Check out these Tips for increasing physical activity and how much activity? For more healthful tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Tip of the Week from MyPlate.gov

 

        
Wellness Tip: Make Grocery Shopping Fun!
Published by Katrina Finch on May 16, 2017
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Grocery Bingo - Make Shopping FunDo you dread going grocery shopping? Let’s put some fun into it by playing grocery store bingo. Use grocery shopping to teach kids about food and nutrition. Talk about where vegetables, fruits, protein food, dairy, and grains come from. Help them make healthy choices. For more healthy tips, be sure to visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Tip of the week from MyPlate.gov

        
Soak Up Health this Summer
Published by Katrina Finch on May 10, 2017
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Little boy running through sprinkler

Did you know? A study found that kids gain weight more quickly during summer vacation than during the school year. Maintain the momentum your school created this year by encouraging students and families to continue to eat better and move more this summer. The Health at Home section of Game On has ideas for recess at home, healthy summer snacks and creative ways to be active as a family. For more healthy tips, be sure to visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Tip of the Day from Action For Healthy Kids

        
Anonymous Bully/Suicide/Self-Harm Reporting Form
Published by Katrina Finch on March 5, 2017
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This image is of a No Bully Zone sign.

Gray’s Creek Middle has created an anonymous online reporting form.  This form will allow students to report bullying incidents they experience or witness in our school.  Every report will be investigated and appropriate action will be taken.  It is important for students to report the bullying they are witnessing in classrooms, on buses, in hallways, and in the restrooms.  Please encourage your child to report these incidents as they occur.

Help us in our continued efforts to create a safe and welcoming environment for ALL students.

Please click here to fill out the Anonymous Bully/Suicide/Self-Harm Reporting Form.

        
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