Mosaica Online Happenings

June 3-7 2013

Upcoming Dates to Remember

  • Tuesday, June 4th: Adjunct Staff Meeting @ 7pm Eastern
  • Friday, June 7th: Advisement Meeting @ 2pm Eastern in Julie's office
  • Tuesday, June 11th: Online Paragon Night- see below for details!
  • **Beginning August 28th, all adjunct teachers must submit invoices to Brenda McCullers on the 14th and 28th of the month**

Staff Spotlight- Brian Boothby

Brian shares....

Hello, my name is Brian Boothby, I work out of the Wildomar, CA site and my current role with MOA is onsite and remote IT Support. I have been in the IT Field for 15+ years. I was born and raised in California. I have spent a majority of my life in Northern California, where I enjoyed fishing, camping, boating, and ohv/dirt bike riding. Three years ago, I moved to Southern California to be closer to family. Since moving to Southern California, I have been bitten by a bug called golf. I don’t think it’s any secret around the Wildomar site, after work and on the weekends, you will most likely find me at the driving range or on the golf course. I have played many sports in my life, but golf is by far the most frustrating, yet most rewarding sport I have ever played.


We appreciate all that you do for us Brian!!!!

Mercury Sunshine!

*We are glad to report that Karen Stevens is home from the hospital - please keep her in your thoughts!

*Please keep Elaine Gaughf-Smith in your thoughts-She is currently undergoing chemotherapy - you can do it Elaine!

*As always, please keep Barbara Noel-Williams in your thoughts- she is a WARRIOR in her fight against cancer!!!!


Let me know of any concerns or celebrations within our Mercury family!

Club Corner

Book Club - grades 3-5:
Students are currently reading a science fiction story entitled Time Tube by Chris Maher and James Hart (found in Reading Eggspress website).

TEACHER TIP OF THE WEEK!

Let's Continue Our Discussion on Love and Logic®....


Nobody cares how much we know...until they know how much we care.


Love and Logic ® Teacher-isms by Jim Fay and Charles Fay


What Is Going On In Other Mercury Locations?

Besides our students in AZ, CA, and CO we are serving students in the following locations:
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Mexico City

Alaska

Muskegon Heights, Michigan

Hyderabad, India

Ohio


You will receive updates here that will pertain to our students in any of these locations!

  • be sure to consult the various calendars in D2L for these locations
  • Teachers PLEASE be sure you are keeping your D2L grade book updated. Whenever a program needs grades for a progress report, we export the D2L grade book current average. Thank you!

Upcoming Events/Holidays:


Puerto Vallarta:

  • June 13-18th: Final Exams


Mexico City:

  • June 13th: Last Day of School


Muskegon Heights

  • June 25th: Last Day of School

India

  • June 12-14: Final Exams
  • June 20 - last day of school


Data Discussion...

Please remove the Scantron widgets from your course pages. Spring Growth Target spreadsheets are being finalized, and data will be available in Alpine for PSAPS next week.

As we begin to prepare for the end of the school year!

See below for final exam dates for Middle School and High School. ALL students will take exams on the dates below unless prior approval has been given to take them early or be exempt.

California:

Last day of school: June 18

Math and World Languages – Exams on Thursday, June 13

Language Arts and Science – Exams on Friday, June 14

Paragon/SS and Electives – Exams on Monday, June 17

Make up Finals – Tuesday, June 18

Arizona and Colorado:

Last day of school: June 21

Math and World Languages – Exams on Tuesday, June 18

Language Arts and Science – Exams on Wednesday, June 19

Paragon/SS and Electives – Exams on Thursday, June 20

Make up Finals – Friday, June 21

Online Paragon Nights!

The next LIVE online Paragon Night will be held....

Tuesday June 11, 2013 @ 8:30 p.m. Eastern

The event will be facilitated by Hadar Goldberg & Gabby Bray!

And last but not least..... Your joke of the week

Q. Why is 2+2=5 like your left foot?

A. It's not right.