Paxton Faculty Newsletter

Week of October 22, 2018

At Paxton, we do everything with PRIDE, PASSION & PURPOSE in EPIC proportions!

Let's make it P.O.P!


Paxton School enables student achievement with a dynamic faculty devoted to high academic standards and commitment to continuous improvement and success.

It’s H.A.M.R. Time!

High Expectations + Accountability + Motivation = Results

EPIC Shout Out!

Professionalism & Collaboration:

Thank you to Kelli Adams, Kim Davenport, Laurie Gilbert, Samantha Martin, and Heather Stewart for your leadership in making our Stuff the Bus/Paxton Cares hurricane relief projects so successful!

Thank you to ALL faculty, students, parents, and community members that donated supplies. We definitely "Stuffed the Bus" Paxton Style.

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In the Spotlight

Mrs. Watson's AP Psychology Class

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Disciplinary Referrals

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Differentiated Accountability: We are proudly educating 805 future leaders.

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Instructional Focus

Complex Text

  • What does this data say about the importance of using grade level complex texts in preparing our students to be college-ready?
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Professional Development Updates

Please refer to the October PD Calendar below. This calendar includes all trainings available in the district. If there is a training you are interested in attending and you have not been contacted by me , please let me know.
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Important Information

  • Activity Schedule:
  1. Monday, October 22nd - Students will meet with their sponsors to plan for Fall Festival.
  2. Friday, October 29th - BRAG
  • Report Cards: Report cards go out Thursday, October 24th
  • Deliberate Practice: Goal #1 - As a result of incorporating daily learning targets in my classroom, students will increase their ______ performance from ____ to ____.
  • Red Ribbon Week: Kansas Warren will be sending out a handout this week.
  • Cell Phone Usage in the Classroom: It is imperative ALL teachers adhere to the following classroom procedures regarding cell phone usage in the classroom. All cell phones are to be off and out of sight in the classroom. This includes listening to music with earphones. Classroom Disciplinary Procedures regarding cell phones: Record the infraction on the Behavior Tracking Form in the Student Planner and take the phone up. The phone should be sent to the office and parents will be contacted. It is imperative we all have the same expectations regarding cell phone usage in the classroom.
  • Attendance: Attendance should be taken each day. Secondary teachers need to take attendance each period in an effort to monitor students throughout the day.
  • Passes: If you give verbal permission for students to go to the bathroom before the tardy bell, please ask them to take a pass.
  • Substitutes: Please use only the CURRENT and APPROVED Substitute List if you choose to obtain your own substitutes. Also, when making substitute notes, please include that students are not allowed to use cell phones. All cell phones should be OFF and Out of Sight.
  • Passwords: Please do NOT give out your passwords to anyone.
  • Absences: Any time you are going to be out, please contact Ms. Cain, Ms. Neale, or Mr. Jackson.
  • I will be at a principals' meeting on Thursday, October 25th. If you need me, email or text me.

October Happenings:

October is Bullying Prevention Month:

Bullying Resources for Educators

How can I create a bully-free school environment?

Adult intervention is one of the best defenses against bullying. Educators can first learn the warning signs as well as the myths of bullying, especially of social bullying, which research indicates is more difficult for adults to identify than other forms of bullying. Educators can intervene when they see bullying occur and can send a clear message that the school does not tolerate bullying. Some steps that schools can take to ensure a bully-free school environment include the following: (1) identify where and when bullying occurs; (2) train all school personnel to recognize bullying; (3) increase adult supervision at campus "hot spots"; (4) create an anti-bullying task force charged with educating students and staff; and (5) integrate anti-bullying materials into curriculum for discussion and role-play. Educators can use staff meetings, assemblies, parent conferences, and most importantly daily interactions with students to establish a culture of acceptance, tolerance and respect.

I am going through this FREE training. If you would like to create a group and work through the modules together, please touch base with me.

Calendar Additions:

NOTE: If there are any changes or additions, please contact the front office.

English PLC - 4th Period

Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, 10:30am

Conference Room

PSAT/SAT Testing & Senior Empowerment Field Trip

Wednesday, Oct. 24th, 8am-12pm

Paxton, FL, USA

Paxton, FL

Refer to the PSAT/SAT schedule Ms. Jackson sent out.

Seniors will be returning between 12:15 and 12:30 and they will eat lunch when they return.

3-5 Awards Day

Wednesday, Oct. 24th, 1pm

Paxton School, U.S. 331, Paxton, FL, USA

PTO Meeting

Wednesday, Oct. 24th, 3:15pm

Paxton School - Mrs. Norris' Room

Picture Re-takes

Friday, Oct. 26th, 8am

Paxton Auditorium

If you did not get your picture taken, please make an effort to do so today.

Trick or Trunk

Friday, Oct. 26th, 6pm

Paxton, FL, USA

Paxton, FL