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January 11, 2016

Upcoming Dates and Events

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Eagles' Odds, Ends, and Reminders

  • Computer Lab Key: If you are going to be in the computer lab on the main hallway, please pick up a key from Krissy in the front office before you begin your day and return it when you leave the computer lab. Make sure to lock it before you leave. If we have a Code Yellow or Code Red which would require you to lock down the room, you will have a way to make sure the class is secure. Let Mrs. Johnson know if you have questions.
  • Code Yellow/Red Practice: If you did not review and practice a Code Red/Yellow with your classes last week, please make sure to do it this week. Our goal is to review and practice with students monthly between drills.
  • Black History Month: Our Black History Month program is February 9th at 9:00 a.m., and we will run a modified schedule that day with lunch on team due to chairs being in the gym. Please mark your calendars.
  • Ugly Christmas Sweater Competition: Please vote for tackiest staff Christmas sweater/Christmas attire by visiting this link: https://www.smore.com/jg7kv. You can review the competitors and click the link below the pictures to cast your vote. We'd like to announce the winner on Wednesday, so please vote by Tuesday afternoon. Good luck! May the tackiest win!
  • Late Bus Supervision: If you are responsible for coordinating late bus supervision during your assigned week, please plan ahead and make sure everyone on your supervision team knows the day he/she is responsible for and choose a location for students. Most days we will not need anyone for a late bus, but we do have occasional times when there is no driver and students are on a second load. The front office will call the coordinator as soon as the school is contacted about the late bus, and will alert the leader. Please let Johanna or Kyna know where the students should report. Teachers can tag team or take individual days. Again, most days it's not needed.
  • Tech Tuesdays: Tech training will not meet this Tuesday but will continue after the break. Thanks so much to Kirsten for organizing and leading these sessions and to Michelle and Phillip for teaching sessions as well.
  • TKES Walk-Throughs: TKES walk-throughs for second semester begin this week. You will not need to sign off on anything. The observation will be shared but you will not sign-off on walk-throughs. Let us know if you have questions.

Weekly Supervision

Connections Lunch Rotation (Week of 1/11)

Lowery, Walker, Walton


Late Bus Supervision (Week of 1/11) (If applicable)

Pitts, McNeirney, Goodwin, Adcock, Seebode, McCoy (Pitts Coordinates)


Home Basketball Duty (January 22)

  • Admin Duty: Betts/Johnson
  • Staff Duty: Hayes, Rosser, Reid, Seebode Farmer, Durden, Goodwin, Reed, Rogers


Home Basketball Duty (January 28)

  • BBall Admin Duty: Eskut/Johnson
  • BBall Staff Duty: Shulha, Hixson, McCoy, Cason, Peterson, Haselwood, Barberio, Ballard, Clarke

A Look Ahead ...

January 10

  • Isaac Strickland Birthday
  • Lucretia Culbreth's Birthday
Mon, January 11
  • Academic Bowl Meet, ECMS
  • Gifted referral period 1/1-1/16
  • SGA Presassessment Window for High School and Middle School Nine Week Courses
  • Art Club Meeting, 3:30-4:30
  • Pet Lover's Club, 3:45-4:30
  • Math Counts, 3:30-4:30
  • Science Olympiad, 3:30-4:30
  • Homeroom Advisement: PBIS Lesson Plan

Tues, January 12

  • Gifted referral period 1/1-1/16
  • SGA Presassessment Window for High School and Middle School Nine Week Courses
  • Junior Beta Club Meeting, 3:30-4:30
  • PBIS Coaches's Meeting, 3:30 (Sears)
  • REACH Coordinator Meeting, 3:30-4:30 (Lewis, Eskut)
  • Basketball: MMS at SRMS, 4:45
  • Wind Ensemble Practice, 3:30-5:30
  • CCSS Board Meeting
  • Scoliosis Screening (6th and 8th grades)
  • Francis Singleton's Birthday
Weds, January 13
  • Gifted referral period 1/1-1/16
  • SGA Presassessment Window for High School and Middle School Nine Week Courses
  • Grade Level Meetings, 9:15, 12:15, 1:15, 2:45
  • PBIS Team Meeting, 3:45
  • Drama Club Meeting, 3:30-4:45
  • Report Cards Issued

Thurs, January 14

  • Gifted referral period 1/1-16
  • SGA Presassessment Window for High School and Middle School Nine Week Courses
  • Basketball: MMS at LMS, 4:45
  • REACH Committee mtg at MMS
  • Fitness Club, 3:30-4:30
  • Chess Club, 3:30-4:30
  • 7th Grade Girls of Faith, 3:30-4:30

Fri, January 15

  • Gifted referral period 1/1-16
Sat, January 16
  • Gifted referral period ends
  • Bob Lutz's Birthday

Mon, January 18

  • MLK Day; Schools Closed

Tues, January 19

  • Math Counts, 3:30-4:30
  • Wind Ensemble Practice, 3:30-5:30
  • District Math Meeting, 4:00, MMS

  • Leadership Academy IV Module 4 - WERZ

  • ACCESS Window Opens

  • ACCESS begins

Weds, January 20

  • Band Field Trip
  • Basketball: MMS at ECMS, 4:45
  • Gifted testing 1/20-2/15
  • Basketball Pep Band Practice, 3:30-4:30

Thurs, January 21

  • Fitness Club, 3:30-4:30
  • GMEA All State Chorus, 2nd Auditions

Fri, January 22
  • BBall Admin Duty: Betts/Johnson
  • BBall Staff Duty: Hayes, Rosser, Reid, Seebode Farmer, Durden, Goodwin, Reed, Rogers
  • Pep Band Performs at Basketball Game
  • Basketball: AMS at MMS, 4:45
  • TMX Rehearsal, 3:30-5:30
  • School Council Meeting, 9:00 a.m.

Sat, January 23

  • SAT at Newnan HS and East Coweta HS

Mon, January 25

  • Art Club Meeting, 3:30-4:30
  • Eagle Advisees (Meet in small groups.)
  • Math Counts, 3:30-4:30
  • Chess Tournament, LMS

Tues, January 26

  • EOC Midmonth Assessment Window
  • ACCESS Window Opens
  • 7th Graders to visit the CEC (8:45-11:30)
  • Basketball: MMS at EMS, 4:45
  • Wind Ensemble Practice, 3:30-5:30
  • Counselors' Meeting, 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Weds, Januaury 27
  • Grade Level Meetings, 9:15, 12:15, 1:15, 2:45
  • School Improvement Team Meeting, 3:45
  • Basketball Pep Band Practice, 3:30-4:30
Thurs, January 28
  • Fitness Club, 3:30-4:30
  • Chess Club, 3:30-4:30
  • BBall Admin Duty: Eskut/Johnson
  • BBall Staff Duty: Shulha, Hixson, McCoy, Cason, Peterson, Haselwood, Barberio, Ballard, Clarke
  • Basketball: SRMS at MMS, 4:45
Fri, January 29
  • CCSS Science and Engineering Fair

Remember Our Goal: Connect with Five Students Daily

Connect with 5 students (include staff too) who add value by being in your life. Let them know how they make a positive difference in this world. Get to know their stories. Any random act of kindness goes a long way and makes an immediate impact. Kindness is contagious. By modeling this daily, we will begin to see a culture shift with our students. Exiting year to be an EAGLE. Together we're going to do great things!


“Wherever there is a human in need, there is an opportunity for kindness and to make a difference.”


—Kevin Heath (CEO More4kids)

January Birthdays


  • Lucretia Culbreth 1/10
  • Isaac Strickland 1/10
  • Frances Singleton 1/12
  • Bob Lutz 1/16
  • Peggy Broady 1/17
  • Lora Goodwin 1/23
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Upcoming Coweta County Course Offerings

Upcoming West Georgia RESA Course Offerings

1/11/2016 TKES 1: Exceptional Children (HB-671) - Online Course

12:00 AM in See Course Description Credits: 5 PLUsTuition: $340 Non-RESA Fee: $440 Max. Size: 50

Subject(s): Courses - Online / Courses - School Improvement


1/21/2016 Counselor Workshop

8:30 AM in Grantville Credits: *1/2 PLU Tuition: $0 Max. Size: 40

Subject(s): Courses - Job-Alike / Courses - School Improvement


1/21/2016 Media Specialist Job-Alike Consortium

8:30 AM in GrantvilleCredits: *1/2 PLUTuition: $0 Max. Size: 40

Subject(s): Courses - Job-Alike / Courses - School Improvement


1/25/2016 TKES 1, 3, 8: "A Flurry of Technology” Conference- Elementary School

8:00 AM in Grantville Credits: 1 PLU Tuition: $125 Non-RESA Fee: $175 Max. Size: 60

Subject(s): Courses - STEM / Courses - School Improvement / Courses - Technology


1/27/2016 TKES 1, 3, 8: "A Flurry of Technology” Conference- Middle/High School

8:00 AM in Grantville Credits: 1 PLU Tuition: $125 Non-RESA Fee: $175 Max. Size: 60

Subject(s): Courses - STEM / Courses - School Improvement / Courses - Technology


2/5/2016 2016 Intervention Conference- Middle/High School Teachers (Grades 6-12)

8:30 AM in Grantville Credits: 1 PLU Tuition: $50 Non-RESA Fee: $75 Max. Size: 125

Subject(s): Courses - School Improvement


3/1/2016 TKES 7: Love and Logic for Teachers

12:00 AM in See Course Description Credits: 3 PLUs Tuition: $200 Non-RESA Fee: $250 Max. Size: 30

Subject(s): Courses - Online / Courses - School Improvement


3/3/2016 STEM Conference DAY REGISTRATION (Option #1: No Lodging)

8:00 AM in Peachtree City Credits: 1 PLU Tuition: $159 Non-RESA Fee: $179 Max. Size: 450

Subject(s): Courses - STEM / Courses - Science / Courses - Math / Courses - School Improvement / Courses - Technology


3/3/2016 STEM Conference FULL REGISTRATION (Option #2: Includes Lodging)

8:00 AM in Peachtree City Credits: 1 PLU Tuition: $397 Non-RESA Fee: $417 Max. Size: 100

Subject(s): Courses - STEM / Courses - Science / Courses - Math / Courses - School Improvement / Courses - Technology


3/21/2016 TKES 1, 2: Curriculum and Program Development for Gifted

12:00 AM in See Course Description Credits: 5 PLUs Tuition: $275 Non-RESA Fee: $375 Max. Size: 30

Subject(s): Courses - School Improvement / Courses - Endorsement - Gifted


3/28/2016 TKES 1: Exceptional Children (HB-671) - Online Course

12:00 AM in See Course Description Credits: 5 PLUs Tuition: $340 Non-RESA Fee: $440 Max. Size: 50

Subject(s): Courses - Online / Courses - School Improvement


3/31/2016 Media Specialist Job-Alike Consortium

8:30 AM in Grantville Credits: *1/2 PLU Tuition: $15 Non-RESA Fee: $30 Max. Size: 40

Subject(s): Courses - Job-Alike / Courses - School Improvement


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Professional Learning Opportunities