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SCREENAGERS: GROWING UP IN THE DIGITAL AGE

Western School Corporation would like to invite you to a free public viewing of the documentary SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in The Digital Age. The documentary will be hosted on Thursday, February 27th, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in the Western School Corporation’s Neuhauser Auditorium.

SCREENAGERS is about the impact of the digital age on children and how to help them minimize harmful effects and find balance. After seeing the film, people have shared that they feel more confident and better equipped to establish balance around screen time.
SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in The Digital Age has been screened more than 8,000 times to 4 million people in more than 70 countries around the world. With multiple screenings happening daily in communities across the globe, SCREENAGERS is the first feature documentary to explore the impact of screen technology on kids and offer parents and families proven solutions that work. What started out as a personal story for one has grown into a national movement, helping millions of teens and their families navigate growing up in a world with instant access to screens.
Interwoven into these stories, are cutting edge science and insights from thought leaders Peggy Orenstein, Sherry Turkle, Simon Sinek, as well as leading brain scientists who present evidence on the real changes in the brain when kids are on screens. SCREENAGERS goes far beyond exposing the risks of screen time, it reveals multiple approaches on how parents and educators can work with kids to help them achieve a healthy amount of screen time.
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Middle School News by Mr. Horrell

January 13, 2020

Dear Parent/Guardian,

I hope that your new year has started off on a great note. As usual, it’s always off to a busy start at Western Middle School. Please take a few moments to check out some important announcements regarding WMS in the coming week and weeks ahead!

ATTENTION 8th Grade Parents: The Western High School Counseling Department will be conducting a meeting for current 8th grade students and parents to present information about high school diploma types, credits, scheduling, etc.... It will be held on Tuesday evening (1/14) from 6-7pm in the auditorium. PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND!!!

You should have received important information from Mr. McCracken on January 3, 2020 outlining the procedures that are taken when threats of any kind are made to the school. Over the course of last week, I followed up with all students about the expectations for while at school as well as when using social media. Students were communicated to about the severity of any type of threat and the importance of treating each other with respect both on and off of school grounds. As always, if you are aware of any issue, please contact me as soon as possible.

New Year, New Goals! Our library is challenging all students to “Resolve to Read in 2020”. I know that I am currently working on a couple of books myself. This month’s featured author is Holly Black.

Winter sports pictures will be taken on February 10 after school. The schedule is listed in the daily announcements.

There will be NO SCHOOL next Monday, January 20 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. day. Students will NOT have any e-Learning on that day either.

As always, I can always be reached by calling the school at 765-883-5566, by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by stopping in the office. If you should ever reach my voicemail, please know that all messages are sent directly to my email and I will reach you as soon as possible. Should you ever have a question or concern, please do not hesitate to get a hold of me. Have a great week!

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Juuling..What is it & What does it mean to Juul?

The Juul, a trendy vape that resembles a flash drive and can be charged in a laptop’s USB port, accounted for 33% of the e-cigarette market as of late 2017, according to Wells Fargo data. The product is made for and legally available only to adults 18 and older, but in many cases, media reports suggest, these devices are being used by kids and teenagers even younger than that — leaving parents, educators and medical professionals concerned.
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