2021.12.10 – Saxe Weekly

December 10, 2021

Dear Saxe Family, 

This week we experienced our first “snowfall” (a dusting qualifies in my book), the holiday spirit is ramping up, and we have much to be grateful for as we trek down the final few weeks of 2021. I am grateful for the tremendous staff that we have at Saxe who are willing to pitch in and help each other out whenever the need arises. This ultimately allows us to continue to maintain our focus on our most important responsibility – caring for our students!

This week in the Saxe Weekly you will see some of this in action as we take a look at EI, STEM lunch clubs, an opportunity to join our team, 12 Days of Wellness, NCHS Buddies spreading some sunshine, some serious Saxe spirit, a “Saxe Elf” sighting, building relationships, some snowy scenes, and much more… Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!

Be Well, 

Dave Gusitsch

Principal, Saxe Middle School

Upcoming Noteworthy Dates:

12/17 – Saxe Spirit Day – Pajama Day

*Quotes that resonated with us this week:

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa

“We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference, and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history.”  -Sonia Johnson

“The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.” -Tom Bodett

“If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” — Steve Jobs

“A positive atmosphere nurtures a positive attitude, which is required to take positive action.”  Richard M. DeVos

Emotional Intelligence in Action 

7th and 8th-grade students applied some of their EI (emotional intelligence) skills to collaborate and strategically build a cup pyramid. Teamwork, empathy, resilience, and regulation were all on display as they worked together to accomplish a common goal! 

Substitutes Needed…

If you are interested in helping out, or know someone who may be, please see the below information or click, here. Thanks in advance for considering!

Tweet Street

Below are photos and phrases that were included on our Saxe middle school Twitter page (@SaxeMS) this week. Enjoy!

Good morning from Saxe! A little dreary start to the week outside, but it’s going to be a great day… Every day is a choice, make the best of it!

6th Grade STEM Lunch Clubs are underway! Robotics with VEXRobotics and Sphero on Mondays and 3D creating and printing with Tinkercad and SculptrVR throughout the week.

Grateful to be in a district that places such a high value on employee wellness! Check out the “12 Days of Wellness” that were presented by our BeWellNCPS Committee for all to benefit! 

We love when our NCHS Buddies bring sunshine to us at Saxe!

Love seeing the holiday spirit picking up around Saxe! Each one is unique and puts a smile on your face. Definitely a positive vibe!

Some more #SaxeSpirit at arrival this morning! Love seeing the smiles as our students arrive at Saxe!

The @SaxeMS Main Office is decked out and in the holiday spirit! You can’t not smile when you walk in…

Mid-December mask break? Yes, please! Love seeing our Saxe students still getting outside for some fresh air and outdoor recharging!

Another awesome “t-shirt of Saxe”!

What makes Saxe special? The people! Super custodian, Mr. McCrae, sits with some students during lunch to listen, make connections, and import some worldly wisdom. Awesome… 

Photo credit: Sarah Granite

We see some pretty awesome, & funny, things come through the Saxe parking lots, but this one made me laugh out loud! #SaxeElf

Good morning, Saxe! Nice to see some seasonal snowy scenes around the campus to start the day. Have a great day, All!

Have a great week!

* A special thanks to Lauren Sherwood for the continuous stream of positive, optimistic quotes!

Saxe Resources (live links)

Website: https://www.ncps-k12.org/saxe 

PTC: http://www.saxeptc.org/

 

Twitter: @SaxeMS

 

The Saxe Weekly: SaxeMS.com

Saxe Middle School

Celebrating Our Learning Community Through Caring, Communication, & Commitment

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