Magnetic Messenger

Department of Magnet Programs - Week of December 7, 2015

Our Mission

Inspire, develop and engage all students in becoming career and college ready; creative problem-solvers; active citizens; and life-long learners in a globally connected society.

Our Vision

Huntsville City Schools will become the model public education system in the United States, demonstrating commitment to equity and excellence by establishing the standard for instruction, curriculum, faculty, facilities, technology and student activities to ensure that all students graduate with the capacity to compete successfully and contribute responsibly as a citizen in a globally connected society.

Leadership Food for Thought

Good morning everyone,


Wow! Where has the time gone? It just doesn't seem like this semester should be coming to a close this quickly. Four months down and five more months to go. But who's counting when there's still a lot of work to accomplish? :-)


Every week that I send you this newsletter, I try to include an inspirational message. I find joy in reading words that are uplifting and have an impact on my daily actions. This week's message are words from Magic Johnson. He said, "All kids need a little help, a little hope, and someone who believes in them. Do not underestimate the impact you can have on a child. Every word-good or bad-spoken to a child is amplified and stays with them for years. The potential that each kid possesses is immense. With the right environment, he or she can be and do anything. Encourage every child you meet." (Source: A Year Wiser: 365 Days of Inspiration to Create A Phenomenal Year, Anderson 2011)


Have a great week of LEADING and LEARNING and remember....You are REMARKABLE!


Yours in learning,

Tammy

This Week at a Glance

Monday, December 7
  • Block Schedule meeting @ Huntsville High @ 6:00 p.m.
  • T-Mobile Presentation in Community Room 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.; this is the new company that replaces the Verizon Wireless OmniLynx; hot spot device
Tuesday, December 8
  • Imagine Learning Presentation in Blue Room @ 7:30 a.m.; Focus on ELL students; breakfast will be provided
  • Principal's Meeting @ 8:00 a.m.
  • Magnet lottery will be run
  • Meeting with magnet principals after Principal's Meeting to review Magnet Retention Procedures; Room to be determined
  • T-Mobile Presentation in Community Room 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.; this is the new company that replaces the Verizon Wireless OmniLynx; hot spot device
Wednesday, December 9
  • Complete all Teacher Surveys; Goal is a 100% completion rate
  • DOI Meeting @ Dawson Elementary
  • Barbara Cobbs Retirement Celebration @ Merts 3:00 p.m.
  • PBIS Faculty Re-Delivery @ Lee 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 10
  • AP/TOSA Meeting
  • Schoolnet Benchmark Assessment
  • HCS Extracurricular Activities Focus Groups 12:30 p.m. in Red Room
  • Restraint Training @ Chapman P-8; 8:30 - 3:00
  • Strategies for Differentiating Instruction in an Elementary Math Class - 3:30 - 5:00
  • HEA Holiday Reception @ 3:30 p.m.
  • "Ignite the Fire" Lee Dance Magnet Performance @ 7:00 p.m. - Lee High Main Stage

Friday, December 11

  • Deadline to order ACCESS online version for ELL
  • Schoolnet Benchmark Assessment
  • Restraint Training @ Chapman P-8; 8:30 - 3:00
  • "Ignite the Fire" Lee Dance Magnet Performance @ 7:00 p.m. - Lee High Main Stage

Looking Ahead

December 14
  • Schoolnet Benchmark Assessment
December 15
  • AP/TOSA Meeting
  • Schoolnet Benchmark Assessment
  • Elementary Math Competition @ Huntsville High School

December 16

  • Schoolnet Benchmark Assessment
  • DOI Meeting @ New Century

December 17

  • Holiday Luncheon @ Merts Community Room

December 18

  • No special activities
  • Have a Happy Holiday Season! Relax and enjoy your family!

To-Do List/Reminders

  1. Make sure all teacher surveys are completed by Wednesday, December 9 at 3:00 p.m. The goal is to attain a 100% completion rate. Let me know if you need any assistance.
  2. I would like to meet with the magnet principals after the Principal's Meeting to review the Magnet Retention Procedures.