Panther Updates

News, Resources and Learning for Panther Staff, 4/24/17

How has the world changed since the first Earth Day in 1970?

Earth Day 1970 – 2017: What’s Changed?

Earth Day Resources

A Couple of Links that can be used anytime, not just Earth Day.

Earth Day-Cybraryman

Earth Day: Lesson Plans, Reading Lists, and Classroom Ideas


News of Note

The April PTA meeting is Tuesday, April 25 at 8:15 in the Teacher's Lounge. Please send your rep.

Track 1 and 2 Interims go home on Tuesday.

Leadership Team meets this Thursday at 7:45. Be prepared to share your 3rd quarter data-the celebrations and areas that you continue to work on. Leigh Ann Alford-Keith will also be joining us.

Floor Waxing and Carpet Cleaning: We will reschedule the floor cleaning since the crew did not arrive in a timely manner. We apologize for the work you did to clear your carpets of items.

Data Collection Form and End of Year PDPs: Please complete the Data Collection Form sent out in an email last week, and email to if you have not done so. Beginning Teachers: Monday, April 10, 2017, Continuing Teachers: Monday, May 1, 2017. IF you have not completed your mid-year PDP, please do so as soon as possible. Teachers should now begin entering information for the end of year PDP so that during the end of year conference both the summary evaluation and the end of year PDP can be completed. If you have questions, please email Mr. Biles or Ms. Fricke.

EVAAS Teacher Verification of their class rosters begins this week and is due May 19. Please get with your supporting staff to corroborate on the percentage of time in the general ed. classroom and the time involved with a pullout classroom (Intervention with Peggy Blocker (Reading), Special Education and Heather Shipley-AIGReading and/or Math) staff that teach Reading and/or Math). If you have any questions please alert me well in advance so that you can complete your roster percentages accurately. Please look to veterans on you team to assist in the process, also.


Updates--NC Budget and HB 13

If you haven't already please familiarize yourself with the recently proposed Wake County Public School System Budget and Superintendent Jim Merrill’s letter that explains it.

Also of importance is to become familiar the House Bill 13 and its potential affects on the students and staffing of schools in North Carolina, including Pleasant Union. President Rick Childs has posted on the PTA Facebook page a helpful article that explains the bill. He has also posted two videos that explain the potential affects to our students. If you have further questions please contact PTA President Rick Childs or Principal Kevin Biles


Track 4 out duties for the week of: 4/24-28

AM Hallway- Shipley

AM Carpool- DeCain (Put out cones to block carpool through-lane at 8:45)
AM Breakfast- Renfrow
AM Bus- Lavin (Write down bus arrival times)
Lunch- Crum, Lavin, Renfrow, Chavis, Wilburn, McEwen, DeCain, Brown, Newman
PM Hallway-Andrews (corral bus students and supervise)
PM Carpool- Wilburn, Brown, Newman, Freer (Freer- Call car numbers beginning at 3:40 PM, Brown and Newman in the cafeteria, Wilburn outside with students/safety patrol.) (Brown- Please get the speaker out of the office conference room to set up in the cafeteria.)
PM Bus- Coleman