The Challenger Dispatch

Feb. 1-5, 2016 YELLOW WEEK

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February Dates

2/2 ELA Meeting

2/3 Staff Meeting

2/5 EAGLE AWARD Recess

2/5 Progress reports due to Michele

2/8 Progress reports go home

2/8 ACCESS testing begins

2/12 & 2/15 Possible snow days

2/17 Writing team meetings

2/19 1/2 Day

2/19 3rd Grade Presentation

2/24 Equity Training

2/29 SchoolNet Testing Begins!

2/10 BLT meeting

-In all things that are purely social, we can be as separate as the fingers, yet one as the hand in all things essential to mutual progress-- Booker T. Washington

ELA Committee

Tuesday, Feb. 2nd, 2:45pm

6384 Artesian Circle

Ooltewah, TN

It is National School Counseling Week

We are VERY fortunate to have Melody helping, supporting and laughing with us everyday. Be sure to show her some LOVE. Thank you Melody!

Staff Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 2nd, 2:45pm

Media Center


Friday, Feb. 5th, 7:30am

Media Center

Thanks to those hosting us this month! Enjoy!

Writing Lessons

Remember to schedule an observation time with Michele, Andrain or Lisa when you teach your word choice and voice lessons. This is due by the end of the month.

DST Corner (Discipline, Safety, and Technology) by Yeldell

Disclaimer: any article or website posted in this section is merely to help us be reflective educators about our pedagogical practices. I’m not in any way suggesting you immediately stop your current practices and implement anything. However, if you do try something please provide feedback so it can be shared with everyone.


Under the new HCS guidelines, it is imperative that we are striving to be fair and consistent with discipline matters. In order to be sure this happens, teachers should provide a clear and detailed description of any discipline issue(s) brought to the attention of administration. Additionally, in accordance with federal guidelines SPED students with continuous behavior problems should have behavior plans in place or working towards one.

Very important: During club days contact the front office and ask for an administrator to come to your club location to assist with discipline issues.


Be sure to complete your SafeSchoolsTraining on policy change 5.6 that is due by April.


Two weeks ago, I promised to post something on flipped classrooms. Below is an elementary teacher’s experience on what she called an “in class flip”.

Eagle Card Reward Recess

Friday, Feb. 5th, 8am


Be sure to get your Eagle cards in. Times will be determined.