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Phoenix Fair

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Phoenix Fair is a unique crafts bazaar, which combines one-of-a-kind handcrafted items with student entrepreneurship. Students develop a business plan and market their handmade products to sell at the event, along with the items sold by outside vendors. This is a great opportunity for the Worthington community to support both local businesses and educational enrichment.

Phoenix Middle School, 2341 Snouffer Road

2020 Phoenix Craft Fair dates to be announced soon!

 

Proceeds benefit student activities and help subsidize student travel opportunities.


In alignment with the Phoenix Middle School philosophy, the Phoenix Fair bazaar is designed to give students the opportunity to experience entrepreneurism by developing an idea for a product or one- time service, making a business plan, procuring materials, designing a booth display and marketing and selling a product. Phoenix Middle School facilitates opportunities for students to discover a deeper understanding of self and their relationship to the world in which they live through real-life experiences. Phoenix values self-direction, having choices, the relevance of curriculum, students being responsible for their own learning, and the evaluation of their own progress. Students participating in the Phoenix Fair are not charged a table fee and must commit to donating 10% of their proceeds to the Phoenix PTSA.

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Europe Trip Information Meetings

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We will try to keep the meetings short; 1 hour or less. It is important that travelers attend as often as possible, as we will not only be talking about trip details, but getting to know each other as well. Click on the links below to view:


MEETING DATE

Sunday, 25 January 6-7pm | Phoenix Middle School
Meeting Cancelled Due to Inclement Weather: After looking at the weather forecast and texting the other chaperones, we have decided to cancel today's meeting at 6pm. We will tentatively reschedule the meeting for two weeks from today, Feb 8, 2015, from 6-7pm.
We are planning to meet at Phoenix MIddle School (7th grade pod) from 6-7pm this Sunday night, January 25. We will be digging into the itinerary in a bit more detail, gathering more passports (bring yours if you haven't yet), and answering questions you may have at this point. Exciting times! Right now, the weather looks a little dicey. We can't tell if we will have slippery roads or not by our meeting time. I will send an email and post on the Phoenix website between 5:30pm-5:45pm if we are NOT meeting due to weather. If you do not hear from me, assume the meeting is on. I appreciate your patience, as obviously the weather situation is anyone's guess at the moment. (I am actually singing in a concert in Westerville at 4pm, so I will know by 5:30 what the roads are like.) Again...I will email and post only if we are cancelling the meeting. Thanks,
BC


Upcoming Meetings -

Sunday 08 Feburary: Alternative date for the January 25 meeting that was canceled due to inclement weather.
Sunday 01 March
: Packing / Ordering group shirts for travel /share any other itinerary info with group
Sunnday 19 April: Language challenges, money, travel tips, shopping tips...
Sunday 31 May: Last questions / answers; any other details for departure/ pick up travel shirts (ordered previously)
Sunday 07 June: *Optional, if needed* Not a formal meeting - we will use this time for travelers to bring labeled medication for our nurse to manage, bring tip money to be collected, pick up shirts if needed, finalize last details

 

 

Camp Kern

camp-kernWith over 80 years of experience, Camp Kern has an extensive series of problem-solving initiatives that require students to work together to plan, implement and evaluate solutions. In this overnight experience, eighth grade students and teachers set out to build trust, confidence, communication, cooperation, and problem solving skills.

** Click Here to Download 2017 Camp Kern Information Packet **

We are excited to bring you information about our 8th grade trip to Camp Kern on September 5-6, 2017.  The 8th Grade Fall activity has been a time for developing new friendships and reconnecting as a team.  Camp Kern requires a signed waiver to participate. Failure to sign and return waiver can result in not being allowed to participate.  Please have the Camp Kern Waiver signed and returned to Mrs. Lemyre by Friday, August 25th. Payments can be completed through MyPaymentsPlus.  If there are any concerns regarding the payment, please contact your student’s advisor.

DAY 1 (Please note that times are approximate and subject to change)

9:00 am – Students load school buses and head to Camp Kern
10:30 am-12:00 pm – arrive and check in with Camp Kern; begin our PHX activity with chaperones
12:00 - 1:00 – Lunch (Bring a packed lunch that can be disposed of at Camp Kern)
1:00 - 4:00 – Activity 1 facilitated by Camp Kern
5:30 - 6:30 -  Dinner provided by Camp Kern
After dinner – Activity 2 possible campfire & Night Hike by Camp Kern
9:30-10:00 – Back to cabins
10:30 – Lights out

DAY 2 (Please note that times are approximate and subject to change)

8:00 - 9:00 – Breakfast provided by Camp Kern (cabins checked/cleaned before breakfast begins)
9:00 - 11:30 – Activity 3 facilitated by Camp Kern
11:30 - 12:00 – Lunch provided by Camp Kern
12:00 – Load the school buses to return back to PHX
1:30 or 2:00 – Return to PHX (students are expected to stay for the normal school day)

 

Here are some Images from a previous Camp:

Discovery Days

During the school year, there are designated days when students can participate in a self-designed exploratory experience. Students could choose to carry out a service-learning project, shadow an adult working in a career that interests them, create/complete an extension project in a particular content area, or perhaps go on a curriculum-related field trip...the possibilities are limited only by the students' creativity. The Phoenix staff believes Discovery Days are an important way to include student voice in our school's curriculum.

** Click Here to download Discovery Day Ideas **

** Click Here to download a Discovery Day Plan Form **

Our first Discovery Day is an opportunity for all students to experience the process of designing and planning with teachers and parents. Every Phoenix student is required to participate in the first Discovery Day.

For the remainder of the year, students who have mastered all classes will participate in the "Discovery Days" program at Phoenix. Students who are not at mastery in all classes by the Mastery work deadline listed above will use the Discovery Day to stay at school and consult with teachers on missing work, as well as assignments that need to be revised and resubmitted.

"Mastery work deadline" is the last day that a student can turn in revisions to be considered for Discovery Day eligibility. Students and parents can keep track of progress toward Discovery Day eligibility on Phoenix MAP, our online assessment program.


2020/21 Discovery Days are scheduled for:

  • Monday, November 23 | Tuesday, November 24
  • Wednesday, January 13 | Thursday, January 14 | Friday, January 15
  • Wednesday, March 10 | Thursday, March 11

How can families help their Phoenix student(s) with Discovery Days?

No one knows middle school students better than the adults that live with them. Adult family members can support their Phoenix student by:

  • Marking Discovery Days together on the family calendar;

  • Informally discussing ideas and dreams with the students about what those days could involve;

  • Looking over brainstorming / pre-planning paperwork that the student work on at school and bring home to complete.

  • Taking time to carefully read the student's plan before signing off on it. A parent's signature on the plan tells the advisory teacher that families have read the plan, have full knowledge of all it entails, and are willing to support their Phoenix student in carrying it out. Furthermore, a parent signature indicates that families believe the plan to be meaningful and worthwhile for the student (not just something to "fill time" before going to the mall.) **Teachers take their cues from parents...we will not sign off on a plan that families do not approve for their child.**

 

Accountability for Discovery Days:

At the end of each Discovery Day(s), all students (whether they went on a Discovery Day experience OR worked on mastery at school) will complete a written reflection assignment at home to bring in to share with his or her advisory group the following week. The reflection assignment will be given at school as homework, and will present the following questions:

1. What did you do during your Discovery Day? Give specific details.

2. What was exciting, frustrating, challenging, rewarding, etc. about your experience? Explain.

3. What did you learn from this experience? Explain.

4. What did you discover about yourself? Explain.

5. Would you recommend this experience to other students? Why or why not?

If appropriate to the Discovery Day experience, students are encouraged to bring in an artifact to share; for example, if something was constructed, baked, composed, written, sewn, etc., it would make sense that the student share the finished work with teachers and peers as part of the advisory group discussion. When deciding whether to bring an artifact, students should ask themselves, "Would this make it easier for me to talk about my experience? How can I engage my audience when I talk about what I did for Discovery Day?"

2014 Garage Sale

NOW Accepting Donations for the 2016 Phoenix Garage Sale!

It's time to clean out your basement, garage and closets and donate your unwanted, but re-usable items to the Phoenix Middle School Garage Sale. Ask your friends, family members, neighbors to donate their gently used items!

How do I Donate?

  • Donations will be accepted at the school, 2341 Snouffer Road, beginning Monday, April 1.
  • Donations can be made between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. On Tuesday, April 22 and Wednesday, April 23, donations can be made in the evening until 8 p.m.
  • People wishing to donate are asked to bring their items into the school through the front main entrance.

When is the Sale?

  • The sale is on Friday, April 25th from 9am – 3pm, and on Saturday, April, 26th from 8am – 2pm.
  • On Friday, April 25, attendees can obtain early admission at 8am for a $5 admission fee..
  • Credit cards will be accepted at the sale!

How can I Help?

  • HELP!... WE NEED VOLUNTEERS - Click here for more information
    Phoenix parents, students and staff all work together to plan and host the event. After donations are made, the volunteers sort and price the sale items.

 A limited number of donation pickups can be arranged on the evening of Tuesday April 23rd by calling the school. Receipts are available for those wishing to declare the donation on their tax return. Please ask in the office if you would like a receipt. All proceeds from the sale benefit 21st century learning by providing funds to support technology for the students and teachers.  The sale will include everything from household items, appliances, furniture, sporting goods, toys and books, plus a lot more. Cash AND credit cards will be accepted at the sale. No clothing, shoes, mattresses, analog TV's or non-working/old appliances will be accepted as donations. All items not sold at the end of the sale will be donated to area nonprofit social service agencies for their use.

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Please contact Jayne Rosandich, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by cell phone at (614) 323-7646 or at

Phoenix Middle School at (614) 450-4100 beginning April 2nd.

Office Contact

Sean Flynn Principal
Chrissy Cavaluchy Secretary
Karan Dunn Counselor

School Hours: 7:40 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Phoenix Middle School
2341 Snouffer Road, Worthington, OH 43085

Phone 614.450,4100 | Fax 614,883,3610

In the Middle!

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