"Thank You" Events
At the start of the school year, staff will review the Attales Code of Conduct with their classes and the expectations we have for our students. All students then take and must pass a test on the Attales Code of Conduct. The expectations are designed to create and foster a safe and positive school climate that is conducive to teaching and learning and one which helps build a family atmosphere in our building.
All students start out each marking period with our school’s letters “E-C-A-S”. When a referral is submitted to the office, a letter is removed that corresponds with the behavior tiers detailed in the code of conduct (e.g. Yellow Flag = 1 letter, Red Flag = 2 letters, etc.). A student becomes “behaviorally ineligible” when he/she loses all of his/her letters within the marking period.
Students who maintain at least one of their E-C-A-S letters at the end of the marking period are eligible for that marking period’s “Thank You” event. These “Thank You” events are done at each grade level for each marking period and act as a positive reward system to reinforce the behavioral expectations delineated in the Attales Code of Conduct. They are our way of saying "thank you" to the students who do the right things each day.
First Annual End of Year Thank You Event
I can honestly say that the End of Year Thank You Event on June 19th far exceeded any expectations I had for it in September. Simply put, our teachers and PTO nailed it! The kids had a blast from what I saw and the feedback I got from them. This event was for students who made it through the entire year without receiving one discipline referral or failing one class for the year. We had over 300 students in attendance!!! That says a lot about the quality of students we have at Attales Middle School!
Special thanks to our Absecon PTO who has been outstanding this year with their support and always being there whenever we needed anything. Thank you Kim Bradenberger and the rest of the PTO. You guys are awesome and truly represent what a PTO should be. We also can't forget our Absecon Police. I think the police had more fun soaking the kids than the teachers did.
I don't want to start naming names because I know I'll forget someone. This year's End of Year Thank You Event was special and we all played a role in that...enough said. That feeling of being a part of something special won't be going away anytime soon. Great things continue to be on the horizon for the Attales Middle School and our students, our staff, and our parents are the main reason!!
FEED THE GOOD WOLF!!!
Mr. Kevin Burns
Proud Principal of Attales Middle School
Q3 Thank You Event
Below are pictures from latests Thank You Event for the 3rd Marking Period. A special Thank You to the Absecon Police Dept for joining us as we celebrate the students who are continuing to make the right decisions in school. Click HERE to watch them playing kickball with our students!
Q2 Thank You Event
The 5th grade team held their Thank You event in combination with their Valetines for Troops event. Click HERE for more info
The 6th grade team had an ice cream social and a Homerooom vs Homeroom Dodgeball Tournament for their Thank You event.
The 7th grade team organized a Karaoke Thank You event for Q2 as well as a game and trivia room. Click HERE to watch the future singing starts from 7th grade in action