Monday, February 20, 2017

SML Middle School Academy Rocky Mount

February 2017 - SML Middle School Academy

During the month of February the scholars, mentors and site director began working on mindfulness. 

Mindfulness is the ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. 

This month the scholars are also working on mini math lessons. Our focus has been on Geometry, learning how to find the area and perimeter of rectangles, irregular rectangles, triangles and circles.  

Our research and presentations this month has been on Presidents and their pets.  We found out some very interesting facts about the pets that have lived at the White House. Did you know that in 1926, Calvin Coolidge was sent a raccoon from Mississippi to be part of the White House Thanksgiving dinner, but the Coolidge family found the raccoon to be friendly and docile so decided to keep her as a pet instead. They named her Rebecca and she loved to get in the bathtub with a little water and a bar of soap.

In the garden this month, we planted potatoes, basil, rosemary and parsley.

SMLGN would like to also note they are seeking Classroom Volunteers for the 
Middle School Academy at the Leonard A. Gereau Center in Rocky Mount Tuesdays and Thursdays, between the hours of 4:30pm and 5:30pm

1. ​Position Description

SML Good Neighbors is looking for classroom volunteers to serve as coaches to help our scholars (6th and 7th graders) with their homework.

Volunteers are required to complete a background check. If you already have a current background check completed by SML Good Neighbors or the Franklin County Schools, no additional screening is required.

Contact : SMLGN Program Direction Lisa Lietz at if you would like to help our middle school students.

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