Inspired Learning, Leading and Living
Week of September 18, 2016
Connecting the Dots
Math Progression--Please View!
from Susan Dugle
Bindu shared the video below. It has a great explanation of the addition/subtraction progression with visuals. ALL of our elementary math teachers, coaches and principals need to see it this week as many of them are currently teaching a unit on counting, addition and subtraction. It is important for each teacher to understand the whole progression, not just their portion.
Southside Mastery Pins
5th grade students in Sarah Roos' and Gari Grider's homerooms culminated their economics unit with lemonade sales. They raised $317 over two days. WOW!
Happy Thursday, Tigers! What a welcome for students to have Collins Boys Basketball players greet them in the car rider line and on the bus lot.
Collins football players greeted students on the bus lot and in the car line Friday. It was great having them at our Morning Meeting. (and they won Friday night!)
Letter from MLCHS Football Coach, Jerry Lucas
Thank you so much for allowing our young people the opportunity to spend some time with your kids/school! It was a wonderful experience for them and myself! You have a beautiful school and it was evident from the moment I entered the building the tremendous culture you have created for your kids and the excitement that’s been built around school pride and learning! I was truly impressed with the entire experience! I could tell immediately that your staff cares about your school and kids and they have bought in to everything you are doing at Southside Elementary!
Thanks and have a great day!
Physical Education Teacher / Head Football Coach
Martha Layne Collins High School
801 Discovery Blvd.
Shelbyville, Ky 40065
High Attendance Day is Tuesday!
from Santina Plottner
Tuesday, September 20 is High Attendance Day in Kentucky! Please remind your students on Monday that if they come to school on time (they cannot be tardy) and stay all day on Tuesday, they will receive a coupon for Free Choice Friday, where they can choose to wear pajamas or a hat to school on Friday Sept 23. Mrs. Plottner will place coupons in your mailboxes. You can choose if you would like to pass them out to students at the end of the day Tuesday or if you want to wait. There is a place on the coupon for the student to circle their choice and to turn it in to you on Friday. We will also announce the classes with 100% attendance (no tardies) on the announcements on Tuesday afternoon.
If you have questions, please let Mrs. Plottner know.
New Soccer Field @Southside
This Week at Southside
Monday, September 19
- Data Team 1st Grade (11:30)
Tuesday, September 20
- HIGH ATTENDANCE DAY!
- September FireDrill (10:15)
- Tuesday Folders go home with students
- Staff Meeting- Mandatory Training for State Testing
- SSE Family Fitness Night (
- SCPS Elementary Parent Academy @ Simpsonville 5:30-7:00
Wednesday, September 21
- Santina Plottner's Birthday!
- Dr. Neihof @ Southside (8:00)
- TSI Lab in Erin Jump's Classroom (visitors from across the county)
Thursday, September 22
- Data Teams (Mornar: K, K/1, 2, 5, Malone) during planning
- RTI during planning (Burkhardt: 1, 3, 4, QUAD)
- Band Instrument/Parent Night 4:00-7:00PM (Library)
- Born Learning #2 5:30-7:30PM
Friday, September 23
Susie OUT for District Lead and Learn
- School-wide Morning Meeting
- PTO Mother-Son Bonfire @ Mulberry Orchard
24-SCPS Parent Academy 9:30-11:00 @ Blair Center
26-SCPS Parent Academy 5:30-7:00PM @ Heritage
28-Running Records Training 2:15-3:00 Library
3 - Professional Learning Day for Staff
5 - National Walk to School Day
6- New Teacher Session with Robyn 2:45
12-Bus Evacuation Drills
13 - Student Led/Parent Conferences
14 - First Quarter Report Cards go home
17-21 Fall Break
24-28 Red Ribbon Week
27 - KY Smile Day @SSE
29 - Tiger Trot