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February 1, 2016

Upcoming Dates and Events

Madras Calendar

Please bookmark this link on your computer, tablet, and/or phone until we can get everyone subscribed to our school's Google calendar. It will give you the most current information as we receive it, including any changes.

Eagles' Odds, Ends, and Reminders

  • AdvancED reminders: Please plan to meet the last 15 minutes of your planning in the following locations today: Chafin, Lewis, Johnstone, (1:45 for connections in the conference room)
  • AdvancED Leadership Team: Quick meeting, 3:45 in conference room
  • Black History Month Parent Invitation: Please look for these to be in your box during the day Monday and send them home with your last period team class.
  • Weather Tues/Weds: Our area is expected to have possible severe weather Tuesday evening through Wednesday, including the risk of tornadoes. In the event that we have thunderstorms or that we're under a watch or warning, we will use our relocation guide to house mobile classrooms in the building until any threat has passed. (Ironic that we have a drill Weds. morning on a possible severe weather day.)
  • Severe Weather Drill: Wednesday morning, 2/3. We will announce drill over intercom.
  • Pep Rally: We will run a modified schedule for this Friday's pep rally. The schedule was emailed earlier.
  • 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: Please make sure to consistently practice Code Drills with students (including, red, yellow, blue, fire, tornado). 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.
  • 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.
  • TKES Walk-Throughs: TKES walk-throughs are going on now. 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 2/1)

Lowery, Walker, Walton

Connections Lunch Rotation (Week of 2/8)

Wagner, Hamilton, Holland, Hathcock

Late Bus Supervision (Week of 2/1) (If applicable)

Mallet, Akins, Reed, A Sykes, Pelletier Piercy (Mallet Coordinates)

Late Bus Supervision (Week of 2/8) (If applicable)

Benton, Barberio, Moss, Whittington, Durden, Reid (Benton Coordinates)

Home Basketball Duty (February 1)










Home Basketball Duty (February 3)










A Look Ahead ...

Mon, February 1

  • ACCESS Window Opens
  • Basketball: LMS at MMS, 4:45
  • AdvancEd Visitation (Central Office)
  • Pet Lover's Club, 3:45-4:30
  • No Advisement Today
  • Math Counts, 3:30-4:30
  • Oratorical Competition Meeting
  • Academic Bowl Meet, Manchester Middle School
  • BBall Duty: Eskut/Betts
Tues, February 2
  • AdvancEd Visitation at Madras (12-4)
  • Wind Ensemble Practice, 3:30-5:30
  • Eagles RISE Club Meeting, 3:30-4:30
  • Future Georgia Educators (FGE) Meeting, 3:30-4:15
Weds, February 3
  • AdvancEd Visitation (Exit report, Central Office)
  • Basketball: ECMS at MMS, 4:45
  • BBall Duty: Betts/Johnson
  • Pep Band Performs at Basketball Game
Thurs, February 4
  • Posting Window Opens, 8:00 a.m.
  • Maria Jones's birthday
  • Eagles Fitness Club, 3:30-4:30
  • TMX Rehearsal, 3:30-5:30
  • Basketball: MMS at AMS, 4:45

Fri, February 5

  • Winter Pep Rally, 2:30 (Modified schedule)
  • TMX Rehearsal, 3:30-5:30
  • Padraic McNeirney's Birthday
  • Pep Band Performs at Basketball Game
  • District honor band concert, CPVS
Sat, February 6
  • District honor band concert, CPVS
  • ACT at East Coweta HS, Newnan HS, and Northgate HS

Sun, February 7

  • Phillip Sykes's Birthday

Mon, February 8

  • ACCESS Window Opens
  • Basketball First Round (Girls) at EMS, 5 p.m.
  • Eagle Pride Awards, 8:30, Media Center
  • Art Club Meeting, 3:30-4:30
  • Basketball First Round (Boys) at SRMS, 5 p.m.
  • Math Counts, 3:30-4:30
  • Club Advisement

Tues, February 9

  • Basketball Semifinals (Girls) at SRMS, 5 p.m.
  • Wind Ensemble Practice, 3:30-5:30
  • Black History Month Program, 9:00 a.m. (modified schedule; lunch on team)
  • PBIS Coaches's Meeting, 3:30 (Sears)
  • Basketball Semifinals (Girls) at EMS, 5 p.m.
  • NGHS Parent Meeting for 8th grade (6 p.m. in the main cafeteria)
  • CCSS Board Meeting
Weds, February 10
  • Madras PBIS Team Meeting, 3:45
  • Heather Hayes's birthday
  • Drama Club, 3:30-4:45
  • Posting Window Closes, 10:00 a.m.
  • Principals' Meeting, 9:00 a.m.
Thurs, February 11
  • Staff Desserts (conference room)
  • Basketball Finals at SRMS (Girls, 5:30; Boys, 7:30)
  • Madras Oratorical Competition
  • TMX Rehearsal, 3:30-5:30
  • Chess Club, 3:30-4:30
Fri, February 12
  • Math Counts Competition, Carrollton
  • Jeffrey Welch's birthday
  • Progress Reports Issued

Mid-Winter Break: February 15-19

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)

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Maria Jones - 2/4
  • Padraic McNeirney - 2/5
  • Phillip Sykes - 2/7
  • Heather Hayes - 2/10
  • Jeff Welch - 2/12
  • Eric Mitchell - 2/13
  • Victoria Cason - 2/18

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Upcoming Coweta County Course Offerings

Upcoming West Georgia RESA Course Offerings

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

Click Here for a Complete List of Upcoming

Professional Learning Opportunities

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