I returned to Malibu High to see the 7th grade and my day was spent talking about vaping, smoking and some of the other alternative methods that folks use to ingest nicotine. I started the discussion with a talk about how these products are advertised. Fifty years ago, there weren’t a lot of rules regarding…… Continue reading MMS 7th – Hookahs, Vapes and More!
I started the week out with the MMS 6th Grade. After meeting the new students and saying hello to my past students, I handed out their materials for the year: a STAR folder and name tag. After getting everything filled out, I talked to the students about starting middle school and I answered questions from…… Continue reading MMS 6th Intro and Time Capsule
I visited the 7th grade for the first time of the 2018-19 school year this past Tuesday. We started the year talking 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…… Continue reading MMS 7th – The Blame Game
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