Friday, April 28, 2017

April 28, 2017

Hello parents,

We had a wonderful time in Jefferson City with the 7th graders. There are many pictures to see below. Thank you for allowing us to take them along for the ride.

Reminder that the AR deadline is quickly approaching. Talk to your child about where they stand with their points.

Mrs. Cluck and I also wanted to include some information about some things being talked about among some students in the 7th grade.....

Many of you have heard of, or have watched, the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why.”  Some of you, this may be the first time hearing about it.  We have heard it being talked about by students at school and wanted to share some resources with you as parents.  The media has such a strong influence on our children and we want them to remain safe in both mind, body, and spirit.  While we have not personally watched this series, we want you to be aware of what students are watching and talking about.  We want to encourage you to ask your child if they have heard of this or have watched it.
There are many sensitive subjects displayed both in dialogue and visually — suicide, bullying, revenge, rape, etc. We wanted to reach out to you because we care so much for these children and want what is best for them.  Thank you for the support and love you give to your children and for sharing them with us!

Jefferson City photos below: 
 
In front of the State Penn. I wanted to line them up against the wall like they were under arrest, but thought maybe not. I laughed thinking about it though!

Teenage boys!
 
 
Touring the Capitol building.

Respectfully listening to our tour guides. They all did a great job listening.

The oldest cell complex at the State Penn.

Our prisoners are back-lit. The cells are very creepy. Some cells housed 6 - 7 men.
 








Little House on the Prairie fans out there? The kids ran down this hill and it reminded me of the opening sequences of that show. No one fell though!



Turkeys

Small hike at the nature center.






Inside the oldest cell block.

7 teenage boys in one cell that may have housed that many men at one time.

Women were held in this prison in the early days above the administrative building.

Entering a "newer" cell block built in the 1930's.


Governor's Mansion


The House of Representatives. Mr. Cornejo met us and took a picture with us.