Mustang Message

September 25, 2017

A Principal's Perspective

Happy Fall! Putting students first, a single expression of kindness and understanding, and the concept of school family were highlighted on the world stage right here in Aggieland. I know you have probably seen the video highlights of Dr. Henry Musoma, a Mays Business School Professor and Assistant Director of the Center for International Business, helping out a single mom in his class. As you watched the video clip, did you hear key words that inspire us as a staff as well? Words such as the power of village and community where magic happens, our village is big, and "We depend on each other to make life happen." Professor Musoma knows that a faculty can establish community, yes a village. We have all felt the magic! I love the quote from the student, Ashley Robinson, "I came in entering as a student and leaving as part of the family." As you read the comments left on the Facebook page about Professor Musoma, you read about his heart, his impact, his compassion, his student focus, and more. What you won't read about is the curriculum, the content of what he taught. School family can make a difference to each of our students. As you can see at the end of the video clip, Professor Musoma takes family, school family, to heart. How big is our village for our students, parents and staff? I think our GP village is big. Our village is big!

Be Innovative - Design the possibilities!


Morning Duties of the Week

Gym & Morning Assembly (7:20): Henry

Gym (7:20): Simpson

Parent Drop Off Direct Traffic (7:20): Peterson

Parent Drop Off Car Doors (7:20): Sullivan & S. Anderson

Cafeteria (7:20): Bartosh

Bus (7:15 - Buses/ Car Drop Off after all buses arrive): Magnuson

Counselor Schedule: PreK Pets With a Purpose

Librarian: M/T - GP - W, Th & F - PC

Week at a Glance

Campus Social Focus: Mustang Spirit (video link: ) R - Respect & Kindness

Monday: FERPA Make-Up Training (all staff members who missed training during staff development) 3:30 in Conference Room; Adopt A School (Liberty ISD) Hurricane Harvey relief items due; Cafeteria Dojo points begin

Tuesday: PTO treat for staff


Thursday: Data Team Meetings #1 with Specialists/Counselor

Friday: Data Team Meetings #1 with Specialists/Counselor (if needed)

News & Notes


GP Social Dues: Dues are $25 for full-time staff, $12.50 for part-time staff and $15 for paraprofessionals. Please pay your grade level Social Rep. Our goal is to collect all the dues by Tuesday, October 31st. See Social Committee tab below in this Smore.

e due Wednesday, Oct. 4th. Writing a grant is a great way to implement that out of the box idea. If you need assistance in writing the grant, please come see me. The Education Foundation Grants and PTO grants are an easy way to fund your ideas to action.

Campus Council: CC reps, please share agenda items discussed at our last meeting with your team. Any follow-up discussion items, please let me know.

Social Committee

Click here for Social Committee info.

Mustang Yee Haws!

Happy Birthday:

Michel Piscacek, Sept 23

Karen Noyes, Speech Sept. 25

Joy Williams, Sept. 27

Angela Dusek, Sept. 30

Big SHOUT OUT to Vicki Murphy for redesigning the science lab! Looks fabulous and so inviting to our scientists working in the lab! Thank you Vicki!