Welcome Back
                Name: Mrs.Bessler          
     Title: 5th Grade Reading
    Email: jennifer.bessler@psd150.org
     Phone: (309)672-6557 
    Welcome to Sterling Middle School! Home of the Jaguars! We are excited to be back and ready for a great school year! 
    Here is some updated information for you below: 
    Our shirt colors are blue, black, white and maroon. (Maroon is new this year. NO red shirts will be accepted after Labor Day) Pant Colors are navy, black and khaki. Students are permitted to wear a crew neck sweatshirt of uniform color or long sleeved shirts underneath as weather permits. 
    Morning Drop off and Pick ups 
    Every morning we will meet students outside on the back playground on their class lines. My homeroom line is 501. Please make sure that students know how they are getting home each day if pick up has changed, or if they are staying for a sport or tutoring, or please send a note to the homeroom teacher so we can make sure everyone gets home safely. 
    This year in reading classes we are starting a book challenge. I am challenging students to read 10 books by Christmas break! I know that sometimes we get busy, or sometimes kiddos don't like reading, but this is a goal we all can meet! Students will then write a paragraph about a review of the book to turn in as credit. Please read those 20 minutes a night! Start a reading family challenge too to join in on the fun! Check out the picture below to see what just those 20 minutes a night can do for your student!