Weeklyk Updates for LCMS Staff

By Tami Gunset

Teachers,

I will tell you this is going to be a crazy busy week.


UIL Academics - November 17:

Please know that all staff members will be on duty until we have completed UIL on the 17th of November. Each staff member will have a duty at LBMS, even once you have finished coaching your event. If we have everything covered at LBMS, then staff will be sent to North Elementary to help watch staff member’s kids as they are expecting 80 plus kids. I need all hands on deck to help make this a smooth day. It will be a casual dress day but I would like to see staff members wearing a Lubbock-Cooper spirit shirt.


Thursday, November 19:

LCMS to host School Board Meeting in Cafeteria @ 7pm (jeans pass for staff members that attend; YOU are highly encourage to be there - 40 minutes max time!

* District hosting a Basketball Tournament - district will be short subs, please limit taking off this day if at all possible.


Friday, November 20:

Pirate Pride/UIL Fieldtrip

*District hosting a Basketball Tournament - district will be short subs due to coaches being out

*Varsity Football Area Round Playoff game in El Paso - district will be short sub due to coaches leaving.

** Please do not be out this day!


Once we have completed this week you have more than earned the whole next week off! Enjoy!


Progress Report grades will be DUE Monday, November 30 by 11:59pm. This is another 5 week six week grading period.


* District hosting a Basketball Tournement - district will be short subs, please limit taking off this day if at all possible.


Friday, November 20:

Pirate Pride/UIL Fieldtrip


*District hosting a Basketball Tournement - district will be short subs due to coaches being out

*Varsity Football Area Round Playoff game in El Paso - distirct will be short sub due to coaches leaving.

** Please do not be out this day!


Once we have completed this week you have more than earned the whole next week off! Enjoy!


Progress Report grades will be DUE Monday, November 30 by 11:59pm. This is another 5 week six week grading period.

CONGRATULATIONS TO JESSICA JONES

and her family on the birth of their newest addition, Casen Jack Jones. Casen was born on Friday, November 6, weighed 5 lbs, 9 oz., and was 18.5 inches long. Congratulations again to the Jones family, and happy birth day to Casen!

Hosting School Board Meeting on November 19 @7pm

We encourage each staff member to attend this months school board meeting that will be hosted in our cafeteria at 7pm. We will introduce all three grade level Pirates of the Month. Please let me know if you would be interested in introducing our students. Our band will also be performing.

T-TESS

This school year is a refinement year for T-TESS. In an effort to acquire input from teachers that are participating in T-TESS, TEA and the Texas Comprehensive Center have developed a short survey for teachers. The purpose of the survey is to gather current practitioner feedback about the T-TESS implementation process to better inform upcoming decisions . All input, positive or negative, is essential to help guide and strengthen the T-TESS appraisal system.

This survey should only take a few minutes to complete and will remain available until Friday, November 20th. Individual responses are strictly confidential and will only be reported in the aggregate.

We strongly encourage teachers to participate in this survey and provide their opinion. Administrators are asked to ensure their teachers participate in this survey.

The survey may be found by clicking on the following link:

: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2344038/T-TESS-Fall-2015-Teacher-Survey


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City Bank Community Rewards

City Bank is giving away $60,000 to local charities. City Bank will make available a total of $60,000 to be awarded to 18 local nonprofits to assist them in carrying out their missions. The LCMS Parent Organization has entered this campaign to raise funds to add additional seating to the courtyard area for students, staff and guests to our campus to enjoy.


Please spread the word and go online and vote! Vote now through Sunday, December 13!

https://www.citybankonline.com/communityrewards

(You must be 18 years of age or older to vote)


Thanks for your support of the LCMS Parent Organization!

LUBBOCK-COOPER EDUCATION FOUNDATION GIVING CAMPAIGN

It is not too late to donate to the Lubbock-Cooper Education Foundation! If you have not yet contributed to the Foundation and wish to, you can do so quickly and conveniently online through the following link:https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E24533&id=1. Kindly consider giving and making this year's campaign an even greater success. Your gift will ensure that Lubbock-Cooper ISD can continue "building the future, one student at a time!" For more information about the Lubbock-Cooper Education Foundation, visit www.lubbockcooperfoundation.org!

Do you know an LCISD employee who sets a GOLD standard?

Nominate deserving staff members for the Lubbock-Cooper Gold Award for Employees! The Lubbock-Cooper ISD Gold Award for Employees recognizes the exceptional staff of our district who reach far beyond their call of duty to serve students, parents, fellow employees, and the community. These are individuals who believe in integrity and responsibility, who approach others with kindness and compassion, and who lead by example. Please take a few moments to complete the form found here and help us recognize some very special employees:


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1MFsrPwu7UXQMCywBCbUCmn9MOMIOG3nLzYyYiwxGah4/viewform?usp=send_form



All nominees will be recognized and will receive a certificate and letter. Each month, all of the month's nominees will be entered into a prize drawing. The winner will also be invited to represent all of the employees at that month's Board meeting. At the end of the year, an event will be held to celebrate all of the nominees.


Special thanks to Grand Canyon University for sponsoring the Lubbock-Cooper ISD Gold Award for Employees.

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November is American Diabetes Month

November is American Diabetes Month. Lubbock-Cooper ISD has teamed with the American Diabetes Association to help raise funds for research to find a cure.


Here at Lubbock-Cooper Middle School, cheerleaders will be selling bracelets and paper hands for $1.00 each during the grade level lunches. Students may wear the bracelets to show their support for a cure and put their name on the hand and have it displayed in the cafeteria. The grade level that raises the most money from November 9-19 will win a Coke float party on Friday November 20 at the end of the day.

LCMS CHEER SELLING SPIRIT SHIRTS

See the printable order form below for spirit shirts sold by LCMS cheer. Deadline to return forms and payment to LCMS is Friday, December 4.
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Out and About in the Classroom's of LCMS

Out of District Professional Develpopment - Needs Approval

Staff before you sign up to attend a professional development workshop or conference, I will need you to get that approved by Administration. There are times that we have professional development within our district and maybe short subs. This approval will need to be made one week prior to the PD and once approved put into AESOP as soon as approved. I would also like for you to be aware of those days that you will be out for a personal day and PD within the same week. Multiple absences within one week makes it difficult, I am not saying it is not something that I will approve but we will need to look at it more closely before getting approval.

Next Two Week Calendar Events

• Tuesday, November 17 - UIL Academic @ LBMS (9am)

• Thursday, November 19 - LCISD School Board Meeting @ LCMS Cafeteria (7pm)

• Friday, November 20 - UIL Field Trip (ALL DAY)

• Friday, November 20 - Pirate Pride Day (2pm)

• Friday, November 20 - iPod, Hat, Holey Jean Day - $1 each

• Monday, November 23-Friday, November 27 - Thanksgiving Break

• Thursday, November 26 - Thanksgiving Day

• Friday, November 27 - Presidents Day and Black Friday

• Saturday, November 28 - Happy Birthday - Jessica Vaughan

• Saturday, November 28 - Happy Birthday - Megan Cooper

• Wednesday, December 2 - UIL One Act Play Performance @ PAC (7pm)

• Wednesday, December 2 - NJHS @ Lubbock Dream Center (11am-3pm)

• Thursday, December 3 - Happy Birthday - Paul Davis

• Thursday, December 3 - MS Band Christmas Concert @ PAC (7pm)

• Saturday, December 5 - Distirct UIL One Act Play Performance (All Day)