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MCE Staff Newsletter for May 13

Curriculum Corner

  • Wow! So impressed with our entire staff and MCE students during testing. A big thank you to everyone!
  • I hope you enjoyed some time of reflection during our Staff Meeting. As we close out this school year begin thinking about your goals for the upcoming school year.

  • You do NOT have to turn in lesson plans for next week.

  • Let me know what you need as we finish out the year!

Cap and Gown Parade on Monday!

Strike up the band! (well, sort of!

GCHS graduates will be making a county-wide tour on Monday sporting their caps, gowns, tassels and SMILES! Their first stop is MCE around 8:30am.

No special action required by us...Just enjoy the brief but momentary pageantry that several hundred young adults earning a high school diploma and heading off to the next phase of life. Several familiar faces in the crowd (hmm...Saylor and Collinsworth and Switzer to name a few)...and several MCE graduates too.

Never been done before but excited to see them and to be able to celebrate with them.

May Moments

Monday, May 16

Speech ARC Ms. Kingsbury @ 8:20am

ARC Mrs. Anglin @ 11am

Intermediate Track & Field (see schedule in your mailboxes)

Awards Night....1st and 2nd @ 6:00pm/3rd and 4th 7:00pm

Tuesday, May 17

Election Day...No Students.

8:00am Start

Dress for packing up/moving around/closing out.

AM: Packing Up/Work in your rooms

PM: Staff meeting/planning/Work in rooms

Wednesday, May 18

ARC Mrs. Dunn @ 8:30am

ARC Mrs. Lengle @ 11am

COGAT Testing for 3rd Grade

4th Grade Field Trip to Nature Academy (Mr. Gregg)

5th Grade Departs @ 5pm for Overnight Trip to Museum Center

Thursday, May 19

PreK ARC Mrs. Crupper or Mrs. Keith @ 8:30am

PreK ARC Mrs. Crupper or Mrs. Keith @ 3:30pm

3rd Grade Field Trip to Georgetown Theaters

4th Grade Field Trip to Nature Academy (Mrs. Dunn)

5th Grade on Overnight to Museum Center

Friday, May 20

ARC Ms. Caldwell @ 9am

PreK ARC Mrs. Keith or Mrs. Crupper 10:30am

4th Grade Field Trip to Cinemark Theaters

Monday, May 23

Students' Last Day

Kindergarten Celebration @ 9am

Fifth Grade Promotion @ 1pm

Tuesday, May 24

Closing Day...Technology Checklist, Writing Folders, Student Records/Cum Folders, Packing Checkout...More details to come!

Wednesday, May 25

Summer Begins!

Counselor's Comments


Great job on testing! Hope you all have a fantastic end of the year.

Principal's Points

It has been a busy week...You haven't seen a routine schedule or had a regular day in a long time. Next week isn't going to be "normal" either but at least you won't have to whisper all day or worry about bubbling/erasure marks!

End of year should really be called "Beginning of Construction". You will have some time on both Election Day and Closing Day to purge/box/label your classrooms but please don't wait til then to take home personal items. Refrigerators, personal furniture, novelty items, personal books...please take them home soon so you don't have as much left to do that last day.

Looking back on the last five days, have to be thankful for the nice cake and thoughtful words at Mr. Jerry's gathering. Appreciate all his hard work and wish him a happy retirement (even though some of us aren't there yet!).

Loved hearing from each team about the progress their kids had made and it is so interesting to hear you sharing ideas about what worked and how your practice was changed using something new this year. Whether it's Number Talks or Dojo or Mini-Formatives, it's so, so exciting to hear the strategies that worked and how you support each other. Having good ideas and sharing them with teammates and then the idea grows and expands from there...such...exciting...stuff!

During the KPREP test sessions this week, I could not have asked for a better team. Make up testing was..."How can I help?" "Who can I test?" "What forms do I need?" "What's next?"...You were tucked into every nook and cranny. Kids worked with folks who encouraged and praised and tried to make connections. Classroom teachers wrote extra notes, handed out snacks, walked a couple million miles and quietly stressed while kids worked on showing a year's worth of learning over a five day period.

KPREP can be hard on kids, hard on the adults...But we are up for the challenge and I'm proud of the support and effort that was evident in every classroom. We have done the work. We'll learn and grow and be even better next year.

Proud of our staff. Proud of the work you do for our kids. Thank you.