Panther Press

Week of September 28

Important Events/Notes for the Week of September 28

28 Sep - 8 Oct 15--7th Grade GlobalScholar Assessments through Math classes - see Ms. Mercer for exact schedule

28 Sep 15—HMS Volleyball vs Briarwood & McAdory @ McAdory (5 PM)

29-30 Sep 15--North Jefferson Women's Center Presentations with 8th Grade

29 Sep 15—FACULTY MEETINGS THIS WEEK in the conference rooms

29 Sep 15—All employees must approve their timecard by 3 PM

29 Sep 15--FCCLA Meeting in FACS classroom after school

29 Sep 15--Volleyball Pictures after school

30 Sep 15--Fall Picture Make-up in PE

1 Oct 15--Tornado/Fire Drill 3rd Period

1 Oct 15—HMS Football @ Calera (5:30 PM)

2 Oct 15--JCIB Visit with 8th Grade

2 Oct 15—Grades due by 3 PM

2 Oct 15--Lesson Plans and Parent Contact logs due by 3 PM for Sep 21-Oct 16

2-3 Oct 15--Southern Conference Volleyball Tournament @ Calera - See Coach McMillan for details

2 Oct 15—HHS Football @ Pelham High School (7 PM)

Message from the Principal

Message from the Principal

*All teachers are responsible for the information that we send out to you each week via email. "I forgot" or "I did not check my email" are not acceptable excuses.

*Make sure you are reviewing the duty roster each week.

*We WILL have faculty meetings during planning periods this week to review E-day lesson plan guidelines. All teachers are expected to be present. Make sure you arrive promptly.

*All teachers should make sure they are detailing someone to wipe and sweep around their tables after their lunch time. Several tables have been singled out as having been exceptionally neglected. We will be addressing this with the specific teachers in the coming week. I would hate for us to have to go back with teachers sitting at the table with their students.

* Many of you are doing an excellent job communicating with your colleagues when students are needed for RTI. This is a new process for all of us and it will take time to get used to it.

* Teachers should not contact the help desk directly. If you have an issue with your computer or email, submit it to Ms. Wilson using the following link:

* If you have any students who are still having issues logging into school computers, there is a pink clipboard in the library for teachers to list the student’s information.

* Do not forget to make sure you have logged into EducateAlabama, updated your information and assigned your evaluators. Everyone should have completed this step by now and begun work on their self-assessments. I know that EducateAlabama has been having intermittent connection issues this week. We will work with you to get PLPs completed.

*As part of the district's energy conservation initiative, teachers are reminded of the following:

***Turn off all electronics (including computers, monitors, projectors, elmos and printers) before leaving each afternoon.

***AC should not be set below 70 when the room is occupied and re-set to 75 when leaving in the afternoon. The suggested 85 is not realistic and we will continue to work with 75 suggested previously.

***The fan on the AC should be set to "auto." Do not set it to "on" as this leaves it blowing all of the time.

***Turn off lights in your room when you are not in the classroom.

Christopher Anders

"It is the part of a fool to say, I should not have thought."-Scipio Africanus