Myers Moment

October 9th edition

Early Release Conference Survey & Mighty Minds Survey

Please complete the surveys below.

Monday, Oct. 12 - Professional Development Day

October 12th is our professional development day. Our schedule will be as follows:

  • 7:30- 8:00 - Work in your room
  • 8:00 - 9:00 - Mustang "U"
  • 9:00 - 10:00 - Faculty Meeting and Reminders
  • 10:00 -11:00 ITBS meeting
  • 45 minute Perm Record Parties with Keyla in the Cafeteria

Please be reminded that RBES and grades are due on Oct. 12 by 5:00 pm. A detailed schedule with reminders was sent via Lotus notes.

United Way

The annual United Way campaign has officially begun. You can make your contributions via the employee portal. Please give to this worthy cause. Ebony Jones will send out more information about the student campaign.

Open Enrollment

Open enrollment for health care plans and benefits will begin Monday, October 19, 2015, and will end on November 6, 2015.

TALC Class

We have a wonderful opportunity:) The county EL department is going to host a TALC

(Teaching Academic Language Content) class at Nesbit. Our teachers will have the first opportunity to enroll in these classes. The TALC class will prepare teachers to take/pass the GACE and gain ESOL certification. This will make you more marketable and it is a great certification to have to support our learners here at Nesbit:)

Who: Teachers from around the district ( We really need Nesbit teachers to sign up)

What: TALC Class ... This will help you prepare for the ESOL GACE

When: The following Thursdays - 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18 from 3:30 to 6:30 pm..... You can take the ESOL GACE 3/5/2016 or 4/2/2016... THERE IS A $300 STIPEND FOR 100% ATTENDANCE

Why: It is GREAT to have your ESOL certification and it supports our learners here at Nesbit

If you would like to sign up please e-mail Barbara Fancher.

Fall Festival

Thank you, Susan Jones, Ebony Jones, PTA, and all of the dedicated staff that worked to make the Fall Festival a success. GREAT JOB!!!
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Nesbit Classroom Visitor

Our Assistant Superintendent, Mr. Hunter visited 2nd-grade classrooms on Thursday, Oct. 8th. He saw committed teachers and engaged students. I'd like to give a huge thank you to Ms. Michael, Ms. Madrid, and Ms. Crawford. Mr. Hunter will be coming monthly to walk classrooms. You may also have the opportunity to show off your teaching skills :)

What You are Missing by Jacki Sellmansberger

I didn’t get to go to my grandson’s 1st birthday party last week. Bob and I were flying out Thursday evening to Wyoming. Our bags were packed and our “ticket” was in hand. We arrived at the airport in plenty of time. We had done our part to get there. What was the problem then? Too many people all wanted to go to Salt Lake City, and Bob and I fly “standby” because our son works for the airlines. We’ve never not gotten on a flight eventually, but this just wasn’t to be! I was upset, angry at all those people “taking my seat,” and so disappointed!!!

As we sat at the airport trying to re-work our flights, we moved to a smaller, quieter area so Bob could work on the laptop. I just sat there feeling sad and lonely, knowing in my heart that we wouldn’t be leaving Atlanta last weekend. As I sat there, I noticed an older gentleman sitting all hunched over by himself. Every now and then, he would look up. He was dressed very poorly, and I was certain he was spending the night in the airport to get out of the rain. Once he got up to use the restroom, and as he walked, you could see that he was probably in pain, of some sort. In my heart, I knew I had to do something to encourage this elderly man on a cold, rainy night. I told my husband I knew I was supposed to give this man whatever was in my wallet.

After resigning ourselves to the fact we were not catching a flight to Wyoming that night, we got up to go home. As we left the airport, I handed the man my gift. I’ll never forget the look on his face and the beautiful smile and “thank-you” he gave us! We’ll never know “his story” or how he used the money, but I do know this, it changed my outlook last weekend. I was disappointed. I had missed something special, but I wasn’t missing out on LIFE! This week as various circumstances have come up that made me less than happy, I have thought back to that elderly man, and realized I am indeed a blessed woman!

Welcome back, Staci Herring(2nd grade)! I’m sure she has a picture or two of her new little boy she’d love to show off! Wedding Congratulations to Zilha Besic Junazovic(1st grade). Lauri Michael (2nd grade) could use a little encouragement as she “hobbles” down the hall in her boot cast. Greg Staples’ father-in-law is seriously ill, and the family would appreciate our thoughts and prayers. Continue to remember others in our Nesbit Family as they deal with various illnesses and struggles. Look for ways to be an encouragement to all you pass in the hall. We are all disappointed with something we are missing in our lives today!

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Nesbit student usage continues to increase. Last week it was 37% and it increased this week to 64%. WOOO HOOO!!!! Our goal is to get 65% student usage on a weekly basis. Continue to provide students with meaningful learning opportunities using eClass.

The following teachers had the most teacher eClass usage:

Juso Jakupovic

Stephanie Colbert

Avery Dove

Joseph Barber

Keith Higgins

Dates to Remember

** 1st nine week DA administration window is open all week**

Monday, 10/12
  • Professional Development Day - See detailed agenda sent out via lotus notes
  • RBES & Grades due by 5:00 pm

Tuesday, 10/13

  • Cub Scouts classroom visits
  • 9:00 AM- Mustang Operational Leadership Team Meeting
  • 3:15 PM - IFT meeting (Grade level leaders classroom)

Wednesday, 10/14

  • Technology NIT

Thursday, 10/15

  • Grade Level Business Meetings
  • 7:00 PM Cub Scout registration
Friday, 10/16
  • 10:30 AM - Small group Chat and Chew for Ladies to BEE


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