The Dream Team

9/7/15 Weekly Memo 07


Professional Capacity

Goal: We will build upon the knowledge & skills of all staff members

Parent, School, & Community Ties

Goal: We will engage ALL stakeholders in the school’s culture.

School Learning Climate

Goal: We will create a safe and orderly environment that promotes the sense of urgency required to climb the ladder of academic and behavioral excellence.

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  1. Good Things
  2. PRIDE Heroes
  3. Duty Schedule
  4. Motivational Video
  5. Message from the Coach
  6. Week at a glance
  7. Upcoming Events

Good Things

Mrs. Parks says:

I am so blessed to be a part of this team. You all are amazing! I walk around the school and I'm encapsulated with joy. Our school is coming together beautifully- you all should be extremely proud!

Ms. Trachta, Ms. Wright, & Ms. Fluker- you all ROCK! Thanks for putting together an amazing pep rally!

Ms. Golledge, you are amazing! Your hard work to build a strong culture by holding scholars accountable to the expectations is amazing!

Ms. Brown, thank you for facilitating MAP and continuously creating Phoenix lessons for our team!

Ms. Trachta says…

Shout out to all of our amazing teachers! Thank you so much from our StuCo Team for everything during this crazy election process! It is so awesome to have such a strong school community to help support our scholar leadership! Thank you! Thank you! THANK YOU!

Shout out to Luna for helping us dismiss the pep rally quickly! It went so smoothly because of you!

Ms. Golledge says…

I want to give an ENORMOUS shout out to everyone that made the pep rally a success. I also want to shout out Mr. Warnick and Ms. Pietroboni for spending 6th grade lunch in the cafeteria building relationships with scholars. Ms. Mack went above and beyond this week for her scholars when she asked for more information about Capturing Kids Hearts. Last but certainly not least, way to go Ms. Wright, Ms. Flucker, Ms. Trachta and Mrs. Parks for making such amazing t-shirts.

Ms. Wright says…

I have a shout out for Ms. Trachta and Ms. Fluker for being such awesome StuCo teammates! You guys have worked so hard and have helped me understand the ins and outs of student council! I have learned so much over the past few weeks from you wonderful ladies and I cannot wait to make our student council rock! Let the adventure begin!

Ms. Iwule says…

I would like to shout out Ms. Mack for jumping in and already forming positive relationships with our scholars!

Mr. Gardner says…

Shout out to Coach Range for staying vigilant and expertly managing scholar behavior during the student council assembly! Shout out to Mrs. Brown for covering Mr. Luna’s class on Tuesday while he was in an ARD! Shout out to the whole 6th grade team for being present in the hallway and holding scholars accountable to get to class on time even though it was their planning period! Shout out to Mr. Wright for demonstrating high-level scaffolding of questioning and cold-calling during his GP to increase scholar talk and accountability!

These Ladies ROCK!

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You have the opportunity to vote for your fellow colleagues. Place your nominees name, core value that you've seen them consistently demonstrate, and your rationale for the nomination in the box in the library. We will continue to have scholars nominate staff as well as myself and Abbi. You must cast your vote by Wednesday each week. The PRIDE wall will be updated and the recipients of the awards will be given every Friday morning. No staff member is off limits.

Duty Schedule

Morning Duty- All Staff at your assigned location until 7:50am.

Lunch Duty-

  • 6th Grade Lunch- 6th Grade Lead, Specials Team Member and Administration
  • 7th & 8th Grade Lunch- 7th and 8th Grade Team Leads and Administration

All teachers must arrive to pick up your class from the cafeteria 5 minutes prior to the end of the lunch period.

After School Duty- All Staff at your assigned location until 4:30pm.

Prove Them Wrong - Inspirational and Motivational Video

A Message from the Coach

Dearest Dream Team,

This week has been incredible. It is amazing to see each of you continuing to invest your time and efforts pouring into the lives of our future. Jacques Barzun says, “ teaching, you cannot see the fruit of a day’s work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.” This quote is inspiring to me, and it motivates me to keep pushing through the tough times, the difficult days, and the countless hours spent at 8915. My hope is that it does the same for you. Keep pushing, even when the road ahead seems blurry. Success is coming.

Relax this weekend. Take an opportunity to catch up with friends, family, & loved ones. Invest in yourself and come back rested and rejuvenated on Tuesday. You deserve it.

Happy Labor Day!

The Dream Team Will Fight,


Week at a Glance

Monday, September 7th:

No School. Labor Day!

Tuesday, September 8th: A Day

100% Attendance- Blackout Day

Professional Dress

Arrive by 7:20 am

Morning Meeting 7:25 am

Lesson Plans Due (If you are using CTL plans- you must submit the modification protocol)

Wednesday, September 9th: B Day

School Pride Day! Orange and Blue Repeat ($1 House Competition!)

Arrive by 7:20 am

Morning Meeting 7:25 am

If you have any shout outs or good things to share email David Gardner by 12 pm on Wednesday for your message to be in the memo.

Wellness Wednesday- Go home after car line!

Thursday, September 10th: A Day

Professional Dress

Arrive by 7:20 am

Morning Meeting 7:25 am

Take CA 1 and scan your completed CA to Andrea by 5pm

Friday, September 11th: B Day

Wear Red, White, & Blue in Honor of 9/11

We will donate all collected funds to the Wounded Warrior Project

Arrive by 7:20 am

Morning Meeting 7:25 am

Lesson Plan revisions due on blackboard

$2 Dress down for scholars

Gardner Out PM

Coming Soon.....

September 4th: Scholars may dress down for $2

September 9th: Enrichment Officially Begins & House Competition (Wear Orange & Blue for $1)

September 10th: Uplift Hampton Town Hall Meeting @5:30pm

September 11th: Scholars may wear Red, White, & Blue for $1

September 12th: Middle School Basketball Tryouts Girls: 9am-11am Boys: 11am-1pm

September 15th: Progress Reports Out to scholars in EVERY class

September 18th: Scholars may dress down for $2

September 21st: Annual Report Photo Shoot

September 25th: Scholars may dress down for $2

September 28th: CA #1 Testing Begins

Take CA 1 & Scan your test to Andrea

Thursday, Sep. 10th, 5pm

Andrea's Email

All of your CA tests are posted to blackboard. Take the assessment as a scholar would (using specific strategies for your content area) and scan your completed test to Andrea by 5pm.