Maverick Minutes

Week of 5/2-5/7

Do You Remember Your "One"

Every teacher had their "one." Do you remember who your "one" is? At the end of the year, I will be sharing my story (so I don't want to spoil it now), but the "one" is the teacher that stands out...the one that changed your life. As we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, I celebrate all teachers in my life...and especially the "one" who brought me to this point.

I want to take a moment and thank you for the job that you do everyday. I tell people all of the time that I have the best teachers in this district. Your passion and your drive to come in each day with a positive attitude, unwavering love for kids and masters of your craft, makes our students the luckiest in the county! I hope you know how much this administration appreciates all that you do. We may not see you everyday or get by your classes everyday, but we have a pulse on what is going on in the building and it is AWESOME!

If you haven't had the opportunity to tell your "one" what they have meant to you all of these years, you should. They probably don't understand the impact they had/have on your life and I'm sure they would love to know.

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to You All!!!

Important Dates


5/2,Monday: Teacher Appreciation Week

Soccer playoffs home—Dr. Vague duty

5/3,Tuesday: AP Meeting Bill/Dr. Vague

Baseball/Volleyball playoffs home—Dr. Vague duty

Track @ Kannapolis

PTO providing lunch grab & go

5/4,Wednesday: Band to Orlando, FL (Mrs. Snyder w/Band)

Grade Level Mtgs.

School Nurses Day

5/5,Thursday: Band to Orlando, FL

TOY Recognition Reception/Dinner @ 6:00 PM

5/6,Friday: Band to Orlando, FL

Teacher Appreciation Cook Out—lunch provided by Admin.

5/7, Saturday: Band to Orlando, FL

5/9, Monday: Girls Conference Track Meet at Winkler MS

5/10, Tuesday: Final day for checking books out for students in the Media Center Boys Track Conference Meet at Winkler MS

5/12, Thursday: HiRMS Field Day

Principal’s Mtg.—Mrs. Snyder

5/13, Friday: HiRMS Field Day (Rain date)

5/17, Tuesday: Spring Band Concert @ HiRMS Gym

5/18, Wednesday: Grade Level Meeting Day

Final Media Center book check in day

5/19, Thursday: Staff Mtg. Day 8:15 in the Band Room

Chairs delivered for Awards Day Program 8-12 or 1-5

5/20, Friday: HiRMS Awards Day Program during Encore periods

5/23, Monday: PLC Rubrics to be completed NLT May 27 @ 4PM—Coaches turn into Mr. Shapcott

Awards Day chairs picked up between 8-12PM

5/30, Monday: Memorial Day Holiday—NO SCHOOL


6/1, Wednesday: Grade Level Meeting Day (TBA)

6/3, Friday: 8th Grade Celebration Dance/Dinner—8th grade teachers

6/6, Monday: Polling equipment delivered--polling staff will arrive after school to set up in the auxiliary gym

6/7, Tuesday: Grades due NLT 6/7 9 AM

Congressional Primary -- HiRMS Auxiliary gym all day

6/8, Wednesday: Last Day of School—Early dismissal at 1PM

PTSO Lunch--Mexican Fiesta after dismissal

Final Thoughts...Mrs. Snyder

6/9, Thursday: Teacher Work Day—Capped by HiRMS Administration

Principal’s Mtg.—Mrs. Snyder

Cumulative folders due NLT 1:00 PM

6/10,Friday: Teacher Work Day

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Honors to One of Our Own!

Andrew Blair was voted the NC South-Central district ASBDA Ed Rooker Encore Award winner today. The award recognizes band directors for excellence and service in their first 7 years of teaching. For receiving this honor, Andrew will be recognized at the 2016 NCMEA Professional Development Conference.

Please join me in Congratulating Mr. Blair for such an amazing accomplishment!

Superior Scores Go To Beginning and Advanced Choirs at HiRMS!

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Congratulations to YCI for Club of the Year!

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Mavericks Still Ballin!

If you have not had the chance to get out and watch these young athletes compete…you are missing out. We are either first, tied for first or in the top four of all of our spring sports programs. Playoff are taking place this week, kids love to see you there, so grab a chair…or a bleacher and come out and support your Mavericks!

Around the Ridge!

Thanks to the work of counselors, the Career Fair turned out to be a huge success for our students to expose them to the opportunities that lie ahead! Here is a glimpse!

Final Thought...

Love What Matters

"If you walk into our classroom now, you'll see a bag hanging by our door. This bag contains everything our class carries to school that we consider problems or bad things in our lives. The things that distract us, sadden us, or make us angry.

Something I have found in common with every student conversation about something upsetting them is that the student believes he/ she is the only one who has a problem, hard life, family problem, whatever it may be.

So today, we all anonymously wrote down on paper what was heavy on our hearts, crumpled them up, and threw them in. I mixed them all up and students had to pick one up and we all read them out loud. I could not believe some of the things they have to deal with at home, and neither could their peers. It resulted in a lot of tears, a lot of hugs, a lot of 'I had no idea so many people had hard things to deal with too.'

The message of the project, as I discussed with them, is that you never know the weight that people are carrying. It is so important to remember that when we interact with others. I wanted them to see that they were not alone and that they had a whole class of people who could relate and support them.

Our stories now hang by our door as a reminder to remember the "bag" others may carry with them."


Colby Whichel with the game winning PK after one overtime!