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————-The Electronic Version of Our School Newsletter————-

198 School Drive Joseph Haynes, Principal Telephone (810)387-3231

Yale, Michigan Robert Keefe, Assistant Principal Fax (810) 387-9207
48097 Shari Muxlow, Counselor


November Retake
1st Picture Re-Take Day The recycling program
2nd Full Day Teacher In-Service-
started a few years ago Is November 1st
with cardboard boxes in
NO STUDENTS the classroom with a few Spirit Week Photos
11th Board Meeting – 7:00 teachers collecting old
12th First Marking Period Ends worksheets and other
18th Parent / Teacher discarded paper. Two
Conferences 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. years ago, the Student
22nd Parent / Teacher Conferences Council became involved
5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Karli Klocke, Madison Sokacz, Natalie and took the recycling
Hoist, and Joey Moza program to the next level.
23rd Students ½ Day of School
Stand next to the new recycling Container boxes were
Parent / Teacher Conferences dumpster that was donated by Jeff’s purchased for each
12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Rubbish classroom. One box was
24th NO SCHOOL for paper products and one for plastic. Larger recycling
25/26th Thanksgiving – NO containers were housed outside of the building in a
SCHOOL retainment area for student counsel members to dump the
29th Student Council Lansing Trip paper and plastic until it was picked up for recycling. This
year, Jeff’s Rubbish, our school local recycling contractor,
donated a large metal recycling dumpster to the junior high
school for our program. Jeff’s Rubbish painted the
dumpster “Yale Blue and White” and added graphics of our
bulldog mascot to the sides. The dumpster is on wheels
which make the process of recycling large amounts of paper
and plastic easier. The students and staff
Yale Junior High of Yale Junior High School would like to
School Fall Sports thank Jeff’s Rubbish for their donation of
Teams a “first class” dumpster and personalizing
it for our school.

View The Team

Rosters and Various Congratulations 6th Graders
Photos On Page 4 & 5 “Class of 2017”
Parent Teacher Conference
Yale Junior High School’s 2010 November 18th 5-8 PM
Homecoming Spirit November 22nd 5-8 PM
Week Winners November 23rd 12-3 PM
In the Gymnasium
The Spirit Key is Yours!
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Thank you to all student 6th Grade Staff

government officers and

Student Council
Members On October 15th, Yale Junior High School students and staff participated in their first ever “Pink Out”. In
recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, students and staff wore pink clothing, pins and buttons
2010/2011 to school. Over 350 students and staff participated in the event.
Student Council Officers
President: Karli Klocke
7th Grade
Vice-Pres: Madison Sokacz 8th Grade
Secretary: Joey Moza
Treasurer: Natalie Hoist

Austin Gentner Yale Public Schools are Smoke and Alcohol Free
Garrett Bondy
Tyler McCormick All school buildings and school property are alcohol and smoke free environments.
Jill Biskner The Yale School Board established a policy that states: “ no person, at any time, shall
smoke, chew, or otherwise use tobacco products, of any kind, on School District
Vincent Campbell
property, on property under control of the school district, nor in school district
Emily Deiotte vehicles.” The adopted school district policy involving alcohol states: “no alcoholic
Shyanne Radatz beverages, of any kind, nor any “look-a-like” alcoholic beverages, shall be used by any
Kaycee Reid person in District buildings or on District property, nor in connection with any District
sponsored activity, either on or off District property, at any time.”
Tom Tesluck (Alt.)
Signs prohibiting the use of alcohol, tobacco, or tobacco products are posted on school grounds.
Sydney Reno General public violations will be handled in accordance with State Law.
Sarah Wiczorek (Alt.) Any student involved with either alcohol, drugs or tobacco are subject to our student
Scott Donnellon code of conduct related to the offense. Alcohol and tobacco related incidents would
Lauren Steen (Alt.) result in suspension from school and police involvement including the issue of a
citation for minor in possession. Drug related incidents, including look-a-like drugs,
Brooke Jonseck would include a ten day suspension from school, followed by a possible
Jeffrey Matese (Alt.) recommendation for expulsion as well as police involvement.
Jared Ramsey
Alicia Munro (Alt.)
Emily Kaatz
CJ Gerlach (Alt.)
Morgan Goulding
Cade Smeznik (Alt.) Information is your tool for empowerment! Action is your oppor-
tunity for resiliency! You can help decide how much an emer-
gency may impact you and your family. By being ready, the devia-
tion of your daily routine during an emergency, may be signifi-
cantly less during a power outage, for example. Having a plan,
knowing what to do for different incidents, and preparing for
variable emergencies will better ready you and your family. Hav-
ing emergency kits, stocked with essential items for your entire
family, including pets, for AT LEAST 72 hours, may help keep
Seventh and your daily routine closer to the norm. Remember, you are now
more empowered to take action; to ready you and your family for
Eighth Grade emergencies.
Class Officers For more information go to:
and Photos are
on Page 7
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Title I Services at Yale Junior High School Inclement Weather

On very stormy or foggy days,
Title I is a federal supplemental program designed to help school and bus information
students reach high academic standards. Yale Junior High, Yale is announced on the radio
Elementary, and Avoca Elementary all receive Title I services. In and television. Below are
receiving funds for these programs, Yale Public School has a stations that announce
requirement to provide information to parents regarding your information concerning Yale
child’s classroom teacher’s professional qualifications upon Public Schools
request. Information will be provided to you upon request of the
Whether your child’s teacher has met Michigan WHLS (1450 AM)
qualification and licensing criteria for the grade WMIC (660 AM)
levels and subject areas in which the teacher WPHM (1380 AM)
provides instruction.
WQSA (1170 AM)
Whether your child’s teacher is teaching under
emergency or other provisional status through which Michigan qualifications or licensing WFIN (1590 AM)
have been waived. WNFA (88.3 FM)
The baccalaureate degree major of your child’s teacher and any other graduate certification or CHANNEL 2 (TV)
degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree. CHANNEL 7 (TV)
Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.
You will also receive timely notice if your child is, for whatever reason, assigned, or has been In particular on fog days,
taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualified. the announcement will state
A highly qualified teacher would be defined as a teacher that meets Michigan’s qualifications and the length of time morning
licensing criteria for the grade level or subject in which the teacher is pick ups are delayed. You
providing instruction. are encouraged to have a
You may also request additional information on the level of plan to care for your child /
achievement of your child in each of Michigan’s children returning home
assessments. Michigan uses the Michigan Educational when school is dismissed
Assessment Program (MEAP) to determine levels of early due to severe weather
achievement. Information on your child’s MEAP conditions.
assessment will be available at the school your child
attends in late Jan. or Feb. Information on teacher
qualifications can be obtained for the Central
Administration Office at 200 School Drive, Yale MI.

Merit activities were designed to

reward Yale Junior High School
students for doing their best
academically and following our Just a reminder that student
school code of conduct. Students who are passing all of their classes and have not been issued a lockers are property of the
discipline referral, been suspended from school or bus service are eligible to participate in our merit school district. School repre-
activity for that marking period. Throughout the year, approximately four to six merit activities are sentatives have the right to
scheduled for the students. Each activity has a marking period as the qualifying time frame. If a child inspect lockers if there is a
is ineligible for one activity, they automatically are eligible for the next concern regarding student
activity unless they fail a class or receive a discipline referral during that safety. If students abuse their
qualifying time period. The activities are exciting and most all students who lockers (destroy, jam, or allow
qualify for the activity participate. Some activities have a cost attached to other students to use without
them. Yale Junior High School attempts to off-set the cost of the merit consent from their teacher),
activities by hosting one fundraiser at the beginning of the school year. All they may forfeit their right to
funds raised in our Great Lakes Promotions fundraiser go directly into the that locker or any other
students’ activities accounts at our school. The merit activities are locker.
announced in advance and are listed on our building calendar.
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Football Team Roster

Steven Jordan
Garrett Bondy
Scott Beem
Brendan Moyer
Felipe Macias
Zane Smeznik
Aaron Korotko
Hunter VanHevel
Tyler Bundon
Gunner Nolan
Joshua McClelland
James Fuhrman
Galen Wood
Austin Snider
Jaedon Johnson
Lucas Radtke
Jacob Gleason
Brett Barr
Tyler McCormick
Brent Schweiger
Matthew Roberts
David Hyde
Max Wittner
Collin Kain
James Dunn
Darren Davis
Jacob Gleason
Nicholas Salski
Brendan Wells
Garrett Wells
Kyle Danielkiewicz
Justin Evola
Austin Reno
Spencer French
Tim Donnellon
Jacob Radclif
Hannah Ainsworth
April Timlin
Armonni Hicks
Heather Blanton
Holly Koglin
Madison Pearl
Michelle Painter
Sabrina Wicker
Kenzie MacDonald
Alyssa Troia
Jasmine Schuette
Alexandra Kerswell
Halley O’Connell
Dakota Starks
Kathryn Myers
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8th Grade Team Roster

Alyssa Stern
Jessica Marks
Alex Jedrzejczak
Allison Fleming
Allison Cowhy
Natalie Hoist
Alison Bastianelli
Mariel Kincaid
Kim Charney
Amber Glavach
Tessa Palmateer

7th Grade Team Roster

Karli Klocke


Alysia Edgerton
Allison Terpening
Megan Ripenbark
Alaina Kersten
MacKenzie Burns
Rachel Stawecki
Jill Biskner
Madison Sokacz
Mylissa Atkinson
Alexandria Leenknegt
Delani Porrett
Kristen Bosman
Alex Moran
Miranda Schoof (Manager)

Check-Out for information about YPS Basketball

Lauren Steen Brooke Jonseck Jeff Matese

Kayla LaFleure Penny Nichols Brett Bastianelli
Anne Duckert Taylor Dorsey Brandon Gieleghem
Emily Kaatz Devon Ponke Remington Martin
Lauryn Zisler Gabi Smith Erik Heidt
Ashley Webb Claire Vincent Cody Hemmi
Madalyn Ketchum Matthew Buckmaster Bobby Zuniga
Kayla Ostrander Scott Donnellon William Johnson
Rebecca Reagin Joey Mitch Anthony Lada
Libby Huston William Johnson Riley MacDonald
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Parent Page
The greatest influence in a child's life is their parents. When a child becomes a teenager, the power of
influence adjusts slightly to peers, role models and other adults. Parents need to stay involved in every aspect
of their child’s development and growth whether the teenager wants them to or not. For this reason, the staff at
Yale Junior High School has decided to dedicate one page per newsletter to parents in an attempt to better
understand development of a teenager. If you any information that you think would benefit parents in our
school, please feel free to share your ideas with Joe Haynes, Building Principal.

Did You Know? Studies Show…

Research shows that when teenage girls are asked The most consistent predictors of children’s
to write about a topic, they write to an adult audi- academic achievement and social adjustment
ence. However, boys write as if their audience are parent expectations of the child’s academic
were other boys their age. Parents may want to ability and satisfaction with their child’s
remind their children about the audience they are education at school.
writing to the next time your child has a writing -Help your child set high achievable goals!-

GOSSIP! Listen to What Your Child Has to Say

Want your preteen or teenager to open up? Use active listening. Here’s how:
Sure gossip seems innocent. After all, what’s
wrong with your child passing along juicy • Pay attention. When your child is ready to talk, put down what you’re doing
playground news? and focus on them.
The answer is plenty. Gossip isn’t just rude, it is • Acknowledge their words. Don’t chime in with advice, but give a simple nod
also destructive (and often leads to bigger or response to show you’re listening.
problems in
school that • Name the emotion. Are they struggling to express a feeling? Help them.
sometimes Asking, “were you frustrated when you didn’t get called on?” for instance,
results in school may encourage them to share even more.
discipline). To
help your child
see the Family Dinner Time - - - - - It’s What Kids Need!
difference Something as simple as eating dinner together as a family can be beneficial to
between gossip your child. Meals around the dinner table promote communication, build family
and “information bonds and allow families to connect. Kids get food (and most teenagers love to
sharing”, ask, eat), parents can get up to speed on their
“would you tell child’s schooling, friendships, social
me this if the person you’re talking about were events and calendar items. Who knows,
standing right here?” If the answer is no, it’s your child may even want your opinion on
probably gossip. a situation in their lives. Do what you can
Most of the discipline referrals involving two or to schedule as many family dinners to-
more students at our school start as a result of a gether as possible. If you have to, a meal
rumor. Please help us teach students that rumor together at a fast food restaurant between
spreading is wrong and that it hurts other students. soccer practice and dance practice is bet-
ter then nothing.

Michigan offers two health insurance programs, MIChild and Healthy Kids for children up to their 19th birthday
who qualify. The cost is $10 per family per month or no cost, depending on child’s eligibility. The
comprehensive health insurance coverage includes:
- regular checkups - immunizations - emergency care
- dental care - pharmacy - hospital care
- laboratory/X-ray services - vision and hearing - mental health & substance abuse services and other services
MIChild/Healthy Kids applications are available at your school and through the Outreach Program, St. Clair County Health
Department at (810) 987-5300. You can also apply online at:
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Student Government
Eighth Grade Class Officers Seventh Grade Class Officers
2010-2011 2009-
President: Felipe Macias President: Megan Dunsmore
Vice-President: Zane Smeznik Vice-President: Megan Ripenbark
Treasurer: Spencer French Treasurer: MacKenzie Burns
Secretary: Nathan Kaatz Secretary: Jeffrey Schutt
Sgt. At Arms: Riley Koepf Sgt. At Arms: Natalie Keith
Sgt. At Arms: Steven Jordan Sgt. At Arms: Brendan Macias

Front Row left to right: Brendan Macias,

Front row left to right: Spencer French,
Natalie Keith, MacKenzie Burns
Riley Koepf, Steven Jordan
Standing: Felipe Macias, Nathan Kaatz, Standing: Megan Dunsmore, Jeffrey Schutt,
Megan Ripenbark
Zane Smeznik

Student Council Officers


President: Karli Klocke

Vice-President: Madison Sokacz
Treasurer: Natalie Hoist
Secretary: Joey Moza

Front: Madison Sokacz, Natalie Hoist

Back: Karli Klocke, Joey Moza


Y al e J u n i o r H ig h S c h oo l
Non-Profit Organization
198 School Drive
Yale, MI 48097 Permit No. 14
Joseph Haynes, Principal
Bob Keefe, Assistant Principal
Yale, MI
Shari Muxlow, Counselor
Michelle Manger, Secretary
Joann Sabada, Secretary
Deona Ellis, Attendance Clerk

Telephone: (810)-387-3231
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Yale Public School

District Received an “A
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