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Friday, November 13, 2015
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November 9th BIG Meeting

Here are the notes from this month's B.I.G. meeting. Our next meeting is December 7th at 3:35 p.m. in room 171.

Field Trips and Field Trip Procedures

Here are two reminders regarding field trips.

1. When planning a field trip, it is imperative that a student roster be sent out to the entire staff at least one week prior to the field trip date.

2. Contact Mrs. Finnerty to check to see if any of the students attending the field trip have medication or special medical needs.

Here is the link to the Francis Howell district field trip information checklist.

Important Information

Faculty Meetings

Just a reminder, faculty meetings are an integral part of our professional development, sharing, and collaboration. Check the Outlook Calendar to make sure you have all of the dates on your calendar. Next meeting, Wednesday, November 18th. 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Earbuds and BYOD

Just a reminder. The use of earbuds in the classroom setting is at teacher discretion. Student use outside the regular classroom:

1. Students can also use earbuds during lunch (while in the cafeteria).

2. Students can use them before school (until 8:15 a.m.)

3. Students can use earbuds after school (3:15 p.m.)

Students cannot use them during passing periods in the hallways.

CUES Reminder...

To keep this at the forefront of our work, here are the CUES the Admin team is monitoring on a weekly basis:

Communication of Information /Open Channels

United Administrative Team

Evidence of Academic Focus

Support& Visibility

For Your Information...


Tech Fest '16 will be held on Tuesday, January 5, 2016. More information to follow. Thanks to everyone who submitted a proposal to present.


Content areas continue to work on curriculum updates. Math is selecting a new textbook for the 16-17 school year.


We just completed our 2nd Quarter SIP visit with Dr. Chris Garland. It was a very good site visit. Dr. Huff will provide an update during next Wednesday's Faculty Meeting.


Academic Blackout Dates

Our next window of Blackout Dates will be December 14-18. If you have questions about these dates please see Dr. Huff, Mrs. James, or Dr. Lee.


November Birthdays

1 Ted Huff

4 Jeanine Wolf

5 Becky Strickland

8 Pat Huenke

25 Elvis Ahmetovic

28 Carrie Roberson

Upcoming Dates

November 13: Staff Happy Hour at Hogs Haus

November 17: Soup Lunch compliments of FACE

November 18: Faculty Meeting 3:30 p.m. Learning Commons

November 19: Tech Cafe (during 4A, 4C, and 5B lunches)

November 19: Board of Education Meeting 7:00 p.m. BOE Room