Weekly News

January 18-22, 2016

SMART Start - Brain Building - Eric Jensen via Deb Gaby - K-8 - Band Room

DNA is not your destiny is the theme of this achievement booster.

Welcome Pam Rensberger!

Good Luck to Nurse Sarah, this will be her last week at Milford School. We are wishing her well by having a snack carry-in on Thursday. After you grab a snack, be sure to stop in the clinic and to wish her well. The boys will still be here , so we will see her again.

We have hired Pam Rensberger and she has been a school nurse at WMS and filled in at North Webster. She has raised a bunch of her own kids and volunteered her nursing services in many areas. We were really fortunate to find someone like Pam. She will be in for some training and then will start the week of January 25. Sandy will continue to be here M-W-F and Pam on T & Th.


We will begin WIDA testing for our EL students the week of January 25th. We will try and get the students done in grades 3-8 as soon as we can so they have a break between WIDA and ISTEP+. We plan on using Debbi's lab and the elementary lab. We will get a schedule out soon so you will know when the labs will be busy. I know it will be frustrating tying up the labs, but there are several parts to each assessment at each grade level. Thanks to these ladies for their extra work. This is a mandatory assessment and we will look closely at the data later in the year.

Conrad/Parker - ADK

Upchurch/Mangas - grades 1-3

Taylor - grades 4 & 5

Collins/Fiscus - grades 6 - 8

Upcoming Events

Monday, January 18

PTO Butter Braid Sale

Martin Luther King Day

Kaiser to meet w/Mangas & Upchurch Re: WIDA Schedule 7:35 am - Ann's room

ACR - Re: JM - Upchurch 1 pm

7/8 BBB vs East Noble (H) 5 pm

7 GBB @ Lincoln 5 pm

PTO Meeting 5:30 pm

Tuesday, January 19

PTO Butter Braid Sale

Tie Tuesday

Kaiser out most of the day - IDOE - Math - Jimtown

RtI 7:35 am - Training Room - Ryan cover

Hoops for Heart Association Kick-Off

  • grades 7/8 8:30 am
  • grades 5/6 11:15 am

Shriners to talk to grade 3 - Circus - 8:30 am

ACR Re: JM - Taylor 9 am

Brandy Pratt to cover STARS 12:25 pm

ACR Re: BK - Upchurch 2 pm

Wednesday, January 20

PTO Butter Braid Sale


Statewide Readiness Test for ISTEP+ (Stress Test - we will be using all labs/ipads) 10 am

Kaiser to meet w/grade 3 - IREAD3 collaboration 1:40 pm

ACR Re: RL - Upchurch - 2 pm

Chess Club 3:15 pm

Thursday, January 21

PTO Butter Braid Sale

Snacks in the lounge - Nurse Sarah - Good Luck!

Title 1 Cross Grade level collaboration - Training Room

ACR Re: JM - Upchurch - 2 pm

7/8 BBB Vs. Edgewood (H) 4:30 pm

7 GBB @ Indian Springs 5 pm

No Empty Bowl Soup Supper Fundraiser 5:30 pm

Family Fun Read Night K-5 6pm - 7:30 pm

Friday, January 22

PTO Butter Braid Sale

WCEA & Admin mtg if needed

Grade 3 to the circus

Student of the Month Lunch K-5