March 11, 2016

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Our TNReady tests have finally arrived!


Please take a moment to look at the walk through data collected between August 2015 and February 2016. There is a lot of growth to be celebrated! Thank you for your hard work.


  • As the weather warms, sandals begin to appear. Please review the CHES Teacher Handbook in anticipation of warmer weather and appropriate dress. Thank you in advance.

  • Students should be carefully monitored at all times to include the last few minutes of the day. Failure to carefully monitor classes often results in accidents and misbehavior.

  • FROM THE FIRE MARSHAL: Please address any issue that applies to your classroom.
There should not be any materials on or blocking the heating and air conditioning unit in classrooms.
Materials are not permitted to be hanging from the ceiling.
Materials must be 18 inches away from the fire sprinklers.
All curtains must have a tag on them indicated a date they were sprayed with flame resistant chemicals. All curtains must move with the door.
Excessive door covering are not permitted and should not cover the room plates identifying the room number.

If you have the glass insert covered on your hallway door, please uncover.

I have been asked to remind everyone that ALL teacher's and educational assistant's children should accompany their homeroom teacher through the bus line to be returned to their parent after the parent has completed their daily professional responsibilities. Children of faculty and staff should not be dismissed to their parent at 3:15 unless they are being picked up in the parent pick up line. If special requests are being made or there are other questions, please see Dr. Cunningham.


The Hope Street Group (HSG), in partnership with the TDOE, SCORE, and TEA, supports fellowships nationwide designed to seek teacher input on current educational initiatives. This year, three CMCSS teachers – Marc Walls – Northeast High Teacher, Mark Banasiak – Teacher, Sango Elementary, and Nioka Lavigne – Teacher, Barkers Mill Elementary – have served as HSG Fellows.
The HSG Tennessee State Teacher Fellows kicked off their spring data collection last week to collect teacher feedback on the impact of RTI2 implementation and the need to improve interventions overall. In support of this, teachers are invited to complete a brief confidential survey that will inform the work of Tennessee’s HSG fellows in providing recommendations to the state regarding Response to Intervention Instruction.

I am sharing the link below with teachers and invite you to complete this confidential survey regarding RTI implementation. Participation is voluntary, however, it does provide a wonderful opportunity for teacher’s voices to be heard by key policy makers. This survey is open until Sunday, March 13th.


To: Megan McCurdy

Thank you for stepping up during RTI to cover an important group of babies!
Thank you!
From: Ms. Capps


LATE BUS DUTY: 4th Grade

14 AC

15 AO

  • 1st Grade Field Trip

16 AN

  • TNReady Math Testing
  • 8:30-9:30 3rd and 5th Grades
  • 10:00-11:00 4th Grade

17 BF

  • PD Meeting begins at 7:15 in MC
  • TNReady ELA Part 1 Testing
  • 8:30-10:00 3rd and 5th Grades
  • 10:00-11:30 4th Grade
  • PTO Meeting begins at 5:30 in Media Center

18 BA

  • Special Olympics at APSU
  • TNReady Social Studies Testing
  • 8:30-9:30 3rd and 5th Grades
  • 10:00-11:00 4th Grade
  • 11:15-12:15 JRFH Luncheon in gym
Late Bus Duty: 5th Grade
21 BL
  • TNReady ELA Part 2 Testing
  • 8:30-10:00 3rd and 5th Grades
  • 10:00-11:30 4th Grade
22 BC
  • RTI DATA CHATS in Media Center
  • 4th Grade: 7:45-9:45
  • 5th: 10:00-12:00
  • 1st: 12:15-2:15
23 BO
  • RTI DATA CHATS in Media Center
  • 2nd: 8:30-10:30
  • 3rd: 10:45-12:45
  • K: 1:00-3:00
24 BN
  • PD Meeting begins at 7:15 in MC
25 No School: Good Friday!
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Hometown: Charlotte, TN

Family: Husband-Wade Cooper, Two sons- Trevor and Ethan Cooper

1. What is your biggest fear?

Biggest fear is real snakes and spiders! I do not care how big or small they are but I hate them.

2. What is your favorite family vacation?

Florida would be our favorite vacation spot. We go down every year during Spring Break. We have family that live very close to Disneyland. Every night we sit in the yard to watch the fireworks go off at Disney. This last year we won a free trip down to FL and were able to go to Discovery Cove, Aquatica, Sea World, and Bush Gardens. Out of those places we went Discovery Cove and Aquatica was our favorite. We are looking forward to this year trip down.

3. What is your proudest accomplishment?

My proudest accomplishments are my two boys!! I would not give anything in the world for them.

4. What is your favorite game or sport to watch and play?

I love to sit with my husband and boys on Saturday and watch Alabama “Roll Tide” play football.

5. Which would you rather do: wash dishes, mow the lawn, clean the bathroom, or vacuum the house?

I would have to say I would rather mow the lawn then do house work. I grew up on the farm and love being outside all the time. I do not like being stuck in the house cleaning.

6. If you could hire someone to help you, would it be with cleaning, cooking, or yard work?

I would hire someone to come in every week to clean the house. As I tell my husband every week, I sure wish that laundry and cleaning fairy would stop by our house.

7. If money were no object, what would you do all day?

If money were no object I would want to fly out to Hawaii to lay on the beach and visit Pearl Harbor. On the way back stop by Vegas too!!

8. If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to and why?

I wish I could travel back about 2000. The reason why is because my grandmother was still in her right mind. She had Alzheimer’s and battled this for many years and passed away this year. I wish I could just go back and have my day with her of the laughing and giggling. We would talk about the cute boys and drive us to Wal-Mart to cruise around for boys. We would stay up all night watching Lifetime movies together eating Cheetos.

9. If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?

I ability to cure all sickness!

10. What three things do you think of the most each day?

My family, students, and what could I have done better today.

11. What two radio stations do you listen to in the car the most?

I listen to country and oldies