December 3, 2018

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R.E.A.L. Panthers


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Principal Kafele asks school leaders, "What's impeding your students from soaring high?"

  • You have to find your source of STRENGTH!

  • What is impeding your students from soaring high?

  • What is keeping you from being right where you need to be in order for your students to soar?

  • What is keeping your students from being the "Superstars" they were born to be?

  • How do I (Mrs. Hanna) motivate teachers?

  • Do your students understand your purpose of the stereotype as a teacher?


Message from the Boss...


On December 7th and 10th we will have someone from the Wade Knox Center coming to talk to both 5th and 6th grade students about Safe Touch. The information is in the Empower Me link below. Letters will go home on Monday to explain the program. Parents have the right to opt their child. Just let me know if they send a note or email to let us know.

Please do not forget to add your names for POWER PANTHERS. Link below.

Love you,

Casey Hanna



ALL grades MUST be entered, uploaded and saved by the end of the day on Wednesday, January 2nd. No exceptions.

Report cards will be printed first thing Thursday, January 3rd.

Much Thanks!

Semester Reporting Deadlines

The grading schedule for marking period 2 should be as follows:

December 18th- End of the marking period

January 2nd- all grades/scores entered into the gradebooks and loaded by the end of the day

January 7th- report cards will be sent home for grades K-12

Money, Money, Money

Please turn in any and all money in the mornings. Please make a habit of asking students during 1st period to turn in any money.

Money turned in at the end of the day has to be counted, cash count completed, verified twice and taken to the bank... this is such a long process for end of the day.

** With recent audits, changes are being made on how we handle accounts, money and budgets. As a school and a district we HAVE to follow the rules and guidelines that the STATE AUDITORS set for us. No Exceptions! Thank you for your understanding and corporation.**

R.E.A.L. Panther Teacher/Staff Nomination Form

Here is the link to be able to nominate teachers and/or staff members for R.E.A.L. Panther!


Cooler weather seems to have arrived, and cold weather will soon be the norm. Keep a watch for students that are coming to school each day without an appropriate jacket/coat, socks, and/or shoes. Please make sure that you contact Mrs. True, Mrs. Terrell or myself to get proper weather attire.


Please remember to notify the cafeteria manager of any field trips that will be taking kiddos out of lunches so I can make the appropriate changes to our counts.

Also IF sack lunches will be needed the cafeteria manager needs to know approximately how many will need a lunch- including bus drivers and teachers at least 3 weeks before the field trip to order in sack lunch foods.

The morning of the field trip or the day before a field trip a final count and the names of those receiving the lunch will be needed. This is for accounting purposes and allergies.

Thanks so much!


Field Trips have been opened up. There is a limit to the number of busses that can leave for the day, so dates are on a first come first serve basis. Here are a couple of guidelines:

**Field Trips need to be requested as normal. Please make sure the correct date format is used. For example, 01/01/2019. We need accurate counts for students and teachers. Please do not estimate. We need to be notified at least a week in advance of any changes to the number of riders.

**We are only able to provide five drivers per day. Once we have reached our limit for a particular day, field trips will be closed.

**Trips should be scheduled to leave no earlier than 8:30AM. ALL trips should return to the school before 2:00PM. These times will allow for potential traffic delays.

**Incidental fees (i.e. Entrance or admittance fees) for drivers will be be covered by the school or a receipt(s) from the driver to be reimbursed will be sent to the building principal for processing.

**If more buses are requested than are needed and a driver has already been scheduled for the trip, the school will be responsible for the pay of the extra driver.

**Teachers/Sponsors are responsible for the behavior of the students while on the trip. Students and staff need to remain seated while the bus is moving.

**Teachers/Sponsors need to check the bus at the end of the trip to make sure their students have not left personal items, such as backpacks, instruments, cell phones, or trash on the bus.

Teacher Instructional Handbook

Here is the link for the Teacher Handbook. Let me know if you have any questions.


Dec. 7

Dec. 14


WHITE Week...December 3-7

RED WEEK...December 10-14

WHITE Week...December 17-18

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November 2, 2018


It is time to look forward to the Holiday season. I do hope you and your family will have a wonderful season.

We will be putting the “Christmas for Kids” boxes out in your building very soon and we hope that your school will participate in helping us collect toys for this very worthwhile cause. If you do not want a box in your school, please let us know.

Also, please let your children know that the boxes are at your school and if you can, send something home that let’s the parents know also. Please tell them to bring new toys to help children that live in the Cabot School District area that may not otherwise have a bright Christmas. The boxes will be in place by November 12th . Please tell your teachers and counselors about the “Christmas for Kids” project. They may want to have a competition to see which class can bring the most toys. We need all the help we can get to gather as many new toys as possible.

You may also make a monetary donation to 100 Gunsmoke, Austin, AR 72007 or bring it to the Warehouse at 310 G.P. Murrell Drive, Cabot, AR 72023. See Rita Stewart or Bill Holden at this address. We are located in Cabot’s Industrial Park, off of Hwy 367, behind Dr. Shurley’s office. You may call 743-3560 for more information or directions. Our hours are 7:30-4 p.m. M-F.

We look forward to making this project a success again this year and we can do it with your support!

Thank you for all of your help.

Bill Holden

“Christmas for Kids” chairman




3- Faculty Meeting

4- 6th grade PLC

SPED group 1 PLC

5- PRIDE (make-up session)


5th grade and Essential Teachers PLC

SPED group 2 PLC

6- District Spelling Bee

7 and 10 EMPOWER ME! Safe Touch Presentation with Wade Knox Center (information in the link above)

13- JHS Bank Christmas Concert 8:00 a.m.

14- G/T Southridge Village

CJHS Choir performing for 6th grade students from 12:45-1:30

17- Christmas Parties for 5th and 6th grade

2:00 dismissal

18- 2:00 dismissal

19-January 1- Christmas Break


2- Teacher Work Day

3- Students return

7-Faculty Meeting

Fire and Tornado Drill


17- 5th grade REAL Panther Assembly

18- 6th grade REAL Panther Assembly

21- No School

23- JHS Band Recruitment 7:50

25- G/T Southridge Village 8:30-10:00


1- Cabot Goes Red Day

4- IBand 3:20

Faculty Meeting

7- IBand 3:20

Fire and Tornado Drill


18- No School

22- G/T Southridge Village 8:30-10:00

28- Spring Pictures


4- Faculty Meeting

5- Fire Drill

12- P/T Conferences

14- P/T conferences

15- No School

March 18-22 Spring Break

28- Team Pictures


1- Faculty Meeting

3- Fire Drill

4- 5th grade REAL Panther Assembly

5- 6th grade REAL Panther Assembly

April 8-12 ACT Aspire Testing

15- High School Flag Presentation 5th grade 9:00- 10:00 6th grade 1:30-2:30

24- Secretary's Day

26- 5th grade PRIDE Celebration at Cabot High School


3- Fire Drill

Cafeteria Appreciation

6- Faculty Meeting

6-10 Teacher Appreciation Week

10- Space Camp/Space Day

16- 5th grade REAL Panther Assembly

17- 6th grade REAL Panther Assembly

23- Last Day of School

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Getting signed up for Remind 101

For Teachers and Staff ONLY:

Text @cmssouth to 81010

For Parents and Guardians:

Text @mssparent to 81010