Happy Holidays and Happy New Year December 18, 2014


1.You're the driver of your bus.

2. Desire, vision, and focus move your bus in the right direction.

3. Fuel your ride with positive energy.

4. Invite people on your bus and share your vision for the road ahead.

5. Don't waste your time on those who don't get on your bus!

*** Three volunteers to share which rule has helped guide your new school year and why?

Gallup Poll Student Results

HOPE - ideas/energy for the future which drives effort- 4.43

H---- I will graduate

L --- I can find lots of ways around problems

WELL-BEING - How we think about and experience our lives 8.56 out of 10

H ---- Count on friends/family when in trouble

L ---- Were you treated with respect all day

ENGAGEMENT - involvement in and enthusiasm for school 3.95

H---- I have a best friend at school

L ---- Received recognition or praise for good work in the last 7 days

Strategic Design in Action at MHS9 - KEEP TAKING RISKS!


Establishing the MHS9 way

Taking Risks

Letting students lead the learning

Using digital environment to enhance learning

Utilizing unique classroom and campus

Superintendent Search

Read notifications. Attend public meetings. Let your voice be heard.

Interim Supt. named Wednesday Night - Dr. Kevin Rogers

National Search Firm

Inside candidate vs. Outside

Focus on Cultural Proficiency

An inside-out approach that influences how people relate to their colleagues, clients and community. Training planned for staff at later date.

Early Release and Winter Break

Staff will be released 30 minutes after students. Please help clear building and assist with duty at all exits.

There will be workers in the building most days. Please be careful if you come to campus. Don't let your children wander. Secure your belongings.

Work Order and Warranty

Please keep reporting items to Donna. Some warranty items will take time, so we need to report them as they occur. Also, be sure to report any damages, stained tiles, or needs ASAP. The contractors will be working over the holiday break. Thank you for your help.

January 2015

English Field Trip

Dead week

LISD MLK Program at LHS

Dr. Waddell's Retirement Reception at MHS9


AVID Induction Ceremony


Teacher, Coach, Motivator

Devotes countless hours to the students every day

Does lunch duty with a smile and a backpack

Yells at kids and they like it

Gives great hugs to all who accept

Dedicates 100% of self to learning and teaching