20 October 2016

Our Kids’ Health, Our Future

Our Kids’ Health, Our Future
Focus: Underage Drinking
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016- Merton Williams MIR.  6:30–8:00 PM

Panelists include a wide range of talent and will be discussing presenting on the Social Host Law, Implications and Law Enforcement, Liability, Parenting Tips, College Age Drinking:

·    Lee W. Livermore – Moderator, Public Education Coordinator, Upstate Medical University, Upstate New York Poison Center
·    Peggy Duffy - Personal Testimony, STOP-DWI Coordinator/Office of Traffic Safety Supervisor
·    Deputy Joseph Resch - Social Host Law, Monroe County Sheriff's Office Crime Prevention, C Zone
·    Nick Mieney, - Home Owner and Automobile Liabilities Agent, State Farm
·    Darlene Schmitt - College Age Drinking (under 21)Associate Director, MSEd, Counselor Education, The College at Brockport BA, Psychology and Sociology, SUNY Geneseo, LMHC, Licensed Mental Health Counselor
·    Stephanie Rago, M.Ed, NCC - Parenting Tips, Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator, Greece Central School District

Additionally, there will be an opportunity for table talk, Q and A, with the intent on having a community of stakeholders begin conversations and taking action. Brief data points  from the Youth at Risk Survey administered at HCSD will be presented as a talking point.

18 October 2016

School Pictures Make-Up Day

For those students who have not had their picture taken or would like a retake, the date is October 25th.  The photographers will be during lunches in the MIR.  If it is a retake, students must return their original package in full.  Questions?  Call Melissa at 392-1000 x.3097. 

Looking for Volunteers!

Our students who get selected for Student of the Month have the opportunity to spend their lunch time in an alternate location, the Student of the Month Room (right across from the cafeterias).  Here, they can eat lunch, play games, socialize in a small group setting and bring a friend!  To run this program, we need you!  If you are interested in volunteering your time during our lunches (10:35am - 12:10pm), please call Melissa Levato at 392-1000 x.3097 to sign up and get on the schedule.  Thank you in advance! 

05 October 2016

8th Grade Washington, DC, Parent Chaperone Informational Meetings

October 5, 2016, Wednesday evening, 6pm, Room 105
October 6, 2016, Thursday morning, 7:30am, Room 105
You must attend one session if you would like to be considered for chaperoning. 
Thank you, Sally Littlefield, DC Trip Chaperone Coordinator

03 October 2016

October Rotation Schedule

Our Students are Kicking off SOCKTOBER - Benefiting Others Globally & Locally

Get Ready for Socktober!

Get ready! We're officially a LIMBS International partner school and will be participating in Socktober.  Our campaign will run from October 5, 2016 until October 23, 2016.

How it works: 
·         For every 75 packs of socks sold, LIMBS will provide one leg to an amputee through our partner clinics around the world. 
·         For every set sold, we will also receive one pair of warm socks that can be donated to a local shelter or one pair of fun socks that can be donated to a local children's hospital. 

LIMBS International is a non-profit organization whose mission is to restore mobility to amputees throughout the developing world by engaging communities and transforming lives through affordable, sustainable prosthetic solutions.

We have order forms that will be emailed and distributed during Science classes to all students who would like to participate.

We would like to ask each person to set a goal of selling at least one pack ($12) of these fun and colorful socks that will help change lives.  If we all sell one pack, we will provide 10 legs!

All sock orders and payments must be completed and turned in by October 20.

Should you have any questions about the campaign, please contact Diane Campbell or Tracie Czebatol at 392-1000.   If you have sock questions, please contact info@limbs.org.

21 September 2016

School Pictures - Redo

September 21, 2016

Dear Merton Williams Families,

We are scheduling two more school picture days this coming week.  These picture days are due to a software update at School Pictures, Inc. that resulted in many picture files being deleted.  This affects most students.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Your child will have their picture retaken during their Spanish or French class.  Your child’s Spanish or French teacher can tell them if they will need a retake.  If your child is not in Spanish or French, they will have their retake during study hall or lunch. 

If you have any concerns or questions, please call Melissa Levato at 392-1000 x3097. 

Tracie Czebatol

School Picture Days
Tuesday, September 27th & Thursday, September 29th
School Pictures, Inc. will be here to retake your child’s picture.
If you’ve already paid for pictures, either online or via the picture order form envelope, you do not need to pay or fill out a form again.

16 September 2016

Welcome Mrs. Socola

Please join us in welcoming our new assistant principal, Mrs. Ashley Socola to our school! 

We wish Mr. LeGault all the best as he transitions to his new position as assistant principal at Hilton High School.  

Attention Parents & Guardians of 8th Graders


·         October 5th, Wednesday evening, 6pm, Room 105 @ Merton Williams
·         October 6th, Thursday morning, 7:30am, Room 105 @ Merton Williams

You must attend one session if you would like to be considered for chaperoning.

Sally Littlefield, Parent Chaperone Coordinator
(585) 392-1000 x.3114

14 September 2016

Welcome to Our New Staff Members

Open House - Wednesday, September 21st

On behalf of the Merton Williams staff, I’d like to invite you to attend our Open House on Wednesday, September 21st, from 6:30pm to 8:10pm.  I encourage you to arrive a little early so you have time to get a cup of coffee and find your first period class.

You will follow your child’s “J” day schedule and travel their day as they do during a regular school day.  Your child will be filling out their “J” day schedule during Social Studies class prior to Open House and bringing it home to you.  Please bring it along that evening.  Each period will last eight minutes, and you will have four minutes to make it to your next class.  Teachers will be presenting an overview of curriculum, instruction, and assessment practices as well as classroom policies and procedures. 

If you are unable to attend a class but would like the information the teacher handed out, I encourage you to email the teacher directly.  If your child has a study hall, you have the option of visiting our Counseling Office, Library, Gym or to grab a cup of coffee in the Small Cafe. 

Open House Schedule – Please follow the J Day Schedule
Room #
6:30 – 6:42 pm

6:46 – 6:54 pm

6:58 – 7:06 pm

7:10 – 7:18 pm

7:22 – 7:30 pm

7:34 – 7:42 pm

7:46 – 7:54 pm

7:58 – 8:06 pm

Open House is a great opportunity to demonstrate to your child that their education is a priority for you, and you want to be involved.  It is also a chance to learn more about what your child is doing every day.   I look forward to seeing you!

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Permission Slip for ALL Students

Please be on the lookout for a Field Trip permission form that will be coming home with your child in the next week or so.  This form will give permission for your child to attend any field trip during the 2016-17 school year (does not include DC or Quebec).  Please sign and ask your child to return it to his/her ELA teacher at your earliest convenience.  Thank you.  

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Deadline extended - SELFIE PROJECT

Hey Seventh and Eighth Graders!

Log in to this Google Classroom and turn in your best summer selfie!  

Turn in your best selfie from the summer. Don't have one? Take one before the due date and turn it in! 

*Photos will be on a slide show at school -be sure it is a photo you are comfortable sharing.

Class Code: lm4dtl

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