Silver Hills Celebrations & Reminders September 18th, 2022
Silver Hills Celebrations & Reminders
September 18th, 2022
Girls Basketball Registration is beginning for all grades! The season starts on Oct. 14, and we are hoping to have enough players that every grade level has its own team. Come by the main office to pick up a registration packet.
MATHCOUNTS is a competitive Math club where students work together on story-problem based questions and compete with other schools. Competitions start in January and are on Saturday mornings. This club is starting on Sept. 29th and will meet weekly for 7:45-8:30am in Mr. Brunecz in C214.
Tokyo Joe’s Night Please support Silver Hills Middle School by eating at Tokyo Joe’s on Thursday, October 6th from 4-8:30 pm. You can dine in or order online. If you dine in bring your flier (we will pass them out on October 6th) or tell them you are there for the Silver Hills fundraiser! If you order online please use the code: SCHOOLFUND
Newspaper and Podcast Club will meet Tuesday, September 20th in Mrs. Hughes room, C205. We will be working together to produce a monthly mulit-media newspaper/podcast that focuses on what is happening in and around Silver Hills. See Ms. Hughes or Ms. Gwinn with questions and for a permission slip. This club will meet every Tuesday from 4:20-5:00 in C205. Hope to see you there.
General School Business
My Free Little Pantry is back up and running. This is a free resource for students and families. It is housed in the Silver Hills lobby, and it is just like the Free Little Library. If you have canned foods or hygiene products that you would like to donate, bring them in and put them directly in the My Free Little Pantry, or bring items to the Counseling Office. If you are in need, then please feel free to take what you need.
Safety and Security
Silver Hills Lockdown Drill is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 30th at 9:30am. This will be completed in conjunction with the Westminster Police Department, so you will see additional police cars on site during the drill, but please know that it is just a drill. If you student struggles with these drills, and need extra support, please contact Gabriel Medina to get additional support.
This month is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month! The National Alliance on Mental Illness website provides a variety of resources around supporting those who struggle with their mental health or suicidal ideation. Below are some helpful resources from the NAMI website:
If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, call or text 988 immediately.
If you are uncomfortable talking on the phone, you can chat the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988lifeline.org.
You can also text NAMI to 741-741 to be connected to a free, trained crisis counselor on the Crisis Text Line.
Need more information, referrals or support? Contact the NAMI HelpLine.
7th Grade: Signs of Suicide Presentation
There will be a Signs of Suicide Presentation from the Counseling Department on the following days for all 7th grade students:
Tuesday, September 27th: Cyclone & Thunder
Thursday, September 29th: Lightning
All students will receive this very important presentation unless this opt out form is filled out: Opt out Form/ Spanish Opt out Form
Naropa Suicide Survivors Support Group
Talk about important topics in a safe, confidential environment with other people who have experienced suicide loss. This group is led by experienced clinicians and will meet weekly to offer support, teach coping skills and build community.
Call (303) 546-3589 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.