So much of kids' social lives happens online. Whether they're texting with their study group, flirting on social media, or voice-chatting on game platforms, middle and high schoolers can learn to communicate in safe and healthy ways. These skills will help kids -- and the people they're communicating with -- have positive experiences online.
Give them the right words.
Learn about their worlds.
Empathize with the pressure to overshare.
Develop their instincts.
Send off for the 7th Grade OMS Basketball Team will be today at 12:15 from Olympia West through Hopedale and out to the interstate. They play at 2:30 vs Southwestern Piasa at Auburn High School.
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7th Grade Girls Basketball defeats Washington Middle School to earn the 3A Sectional Title. They are State Bound, Saturday December 2nd, 2:30pm at Auburn vs Southwestern Piasa.
My kid seems addicted to her phone. What do I do? It may seem like your kid is addicted (and may even "feel" addicted) to the phone, but it's more likely normal teen behavior. Read more: bit.ly/Oly_QA2
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Family Tip 5: Understand how tech companies make money
Ditch the Distractions: Supporting Kids and Teens with Phone Notifications. How to help kids with managing device notifications and maintaining their digital well-being.
Family Tip 4: Help kids identify healthy behaviors
Sixth graders in Miss Schwarting's Math class planned a Thanksgiving meal for 8 with a budget of $20 or less per individual meal. The verdict: Thanksgiving foods are expensive and challenging to plan so everyone has enough to eat! Happy Thanksgiving!
OMS Staff members competed in the 2nd annual Thanksgiving Scavenger hunt. There were 10 turkeys with Mr. Dale and Mr. Jones' faces on them hidden throughout the building. Congratulations to the winning staff members!
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Article: New Healthy Media Habits for Young Kids
Now that screen-time recommendations are more flexible, it's time for new rules.
Family Tip 3: Model the behavior you want to see
November 13th-17th is National School Psychologist Appreciation Week. This week, we celebrate Dr. Kelli Brown and Olivia for their roles at OHMS. Dr. Brown plays a huge role in supporting our students' learning and mental and behavioral health, promoting positive and inclusive school climate, serving on our school safety and crisis teams, and collaborating with families, teachers, and administrators to improve student outcomes.
Dr. Brown works tirelessly to support our students' academic, social, and emotional well-being. Your dedication is making a difference in the lives of our students and staff!
Concerned about your kid's digital life? Here are five signs that they have a healthy relationship with screens. bit.ly/OlyMBHR