I had my penultimate class with the MHS 8th graders today. I have taught most of these students since the 4th grade, and it is crazy to think of how much they have grown. This time we talked about the value and characteristics of friendship. We started off by filling out a questionnaire about their…… Continue reading MHS 8th – Friends and Frenemies
I returned for my 2nd visit with the 6th grade, and the topic of the day was Decision Making. We talk a lot about making good decisions in 5th grade, and I started by reminding the kids about the decision making card game we played last year and about our peer pressure discussion about a teenage…… Continue reading MMS 6th – Decision Making
I visited the 7th grade on Monday, and we talked about accountability and taking responsibility in an activity called “the Blame Game”. During the activity, I presented the students with 3 scenarios where a kid makes a bad decision, and we discussed who is to blame for why things went wrong. The first scenario is about…… Continue reading MMS 7th – The Blame Game
I visited the 8th grade on Monday, and I began the class with a story about a recent off duty incident I was involved in regarding a felony hit and run (and the importance of not turning a bad situation into a worse situation). After telling the story, we covered similar ground to my last…… Continue reading MMS 8th – Advertising Vapes and THC
I made my second visit to the Malibu Middle School 7th grade on Monday, and it was great to catch up with a couple of my former students that are doing great things at Malibu HS. That’s one of the benefits of having a K-12 all on the same property, and I always enjoy hearing…… Continue reading MMS 7th – Hookahs, Tobacco and More
Hello Parents, My name is Deputy Jake Merrifield, and I am in charge of the STAR Program in Malibu and La Canada/Flintridge. I will use this blog to post summaries of each lesson I teach throughout the year. If you ever want to get a hold of me you can contact me in the following…… Continue reading Welcome to Deputy Jake’s blog
The STAR Unit is proudly offering 40 oz Hydro Flask Basecamp Mega Tundra Water Bottles for sale this holiday season. The bottles are $30 each. The bottles have a wide mouth and are vacuum insulated. They keep contents COLD for 24 hours or HOT for 12 hours. The bottles have a powder coat finish with…… Continue reading LASD Hydro Flask Water Bottles Available Now!