Second Semester Falcon Updates

We are Responsible, Resourceful, Respectful, & Receptive!

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3rd quarter message 2020

A Message From Mr. Sutton:

Students and families, we started the year focused on the theme “PowerInChange.” We dedicated ourselves to embracing the change that was happening within our lives and community. Throughout this year we have been faced with adversity that demands change from us. Whether that adversity is due to COVID19, social injustice, or circumstances that are out of our control, we have embraced these as challenges to make us stronger and better. Students and families you have overcome so much this year with remote learning, and transitions from Plan C to Plan B. You have been resilient and strong with these changes and we are proud of you for excelling through difficult circumstances.


Team, I’d like to share an example of embracing our PowerInChange theme. We started this year by embracing the art work of Minnie Evans, an African American, artist from Wilmington. Her artwork is famous, and can be seen in art museums and at Airlie Gardens, where she worked as a gatekeeper. Minnie Evans used simple art materials such as crayons, and color pencils to create her masterpieces, which were her dreams and culture poured out on paper. Her art was not fully embraced and recognized until she was much older and after her death. Racism, social injustice, discrimination played a significant role in circumstances that delayed the recognition of Minnie Evans talent.


Our art teacher, Ms. Patterson, challenged her students to embrace the art work of Minnie Evans to create their own masterpieces that reflect their dreams. This example of Minnie Evans inspired artwork is by Maya Roseboro, an 8th grader at Murray. It was selected and will be displayed in our front office to remind us to embrace our differences as well as embrace the challenges we’ve faced this year and the dreams we have yet to fulfill.

Artwork by Maya Roseboro (8th Grade Student)

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Remote Learning Days: January 4 -8


  • Assignments for all classes will be posted on Google Classrooms each day.

  • Zoom Office Hours will be available for for students to receive help on Google Classroom Assignments.

  • Assignments focused on mastery of previous content.

  • Grades for these assignments go toward improvement of grades from 2nd Quarter, or 3rd Quarter.

Virtual Academy Students

Remote Learning Days


  • 2nd Quarter Edgenuity Course will have an extended end date of January 7th.

  • Students can improve specific assignments by communicating with Dr. Ledbetter, VA Coordinator.

  • 3rd Quarter Edgenuity Course will still start January 4 for all students.


3rd Quarter Courses


  • New Edgenuity 3rd Quarter Core Courses will begin January 4.

  • New Electives through Edgenuity will begin January 4.

Elective Change Requests

Second semester schedules were mailed December 18th.


Students that would like to request an elective schedule change can make these requests through the Elective Schedule Change Request Form linked to this email. These requests must be made by January 8. Completing this form does not guarantee a schedule change. We will make adjustments if it is possible.


New elective classes will not begin until January 11 for f2f and remote students.

Third Quarter Changes

  • District Guidelines for Attendance

    • We will be taking daily Period Attendance in PowerSchool for each class.

  • Adjusted Plan AA/BB schedule to provide more time to safely conduct Mastery/MTSS interventions and Aimsweb testing

  • Schedules with Second Semester Electives were mailed December 18.

  • AA/BB and Remote - 3rd Quarter Electives will begin January 11.

  • VA - New Edgenuity 3rd Quarter Core Courses and Electives will begin January 4.

Important Dates to Remember

  • January 4 - Start of New Grading Period

  • January 4-8 - Remote Learning Days (all remote)

  • January 11 - Start new elective courses

  • January 14 - Report cards sent home with B Students

  • January 18 - Martin Luther King Holiday

  • January 19 - Report cards sent home with A Students

  • January 19 -Mastery Classes begin (Registration information coming soon)

  • January 20 - Remote & Virtual Academy student report cards will be mailed home, if not picked up on January 14th or 19th.


Falcon Online Learning Resources

Check out this site which has excellent resources about getting logged in, how to check your email, and more!


https://murray.nhcs.net/learning/falcon-online-learning

Having trouble?

If you are having issues with an NHCS device please contact the Student Help Desk at 910-254-4440


Having trouble remembering your Google login and school gmail address? It looks like this: firstname.lastname@student.nhcs.net and is your computer login name at student.nhcs.net

Examples:

john.doe@student.nhcs.net

janet.doe2@student.nhcs.net

jose.perezgomez@student.nhcs.net

Your computer login is your username (same as your gmail without the @student.nhcs.net)

Examples:

john.doe

janet.doe2

jose.perezgomez

Parent Resources

Do you need to learn how to navigate Google Classroom? Check out this resource! It includes other helpful information like supply lists, school calendars, and more.


https://murray.nhcs.net/parents

Student Resources

Want to learn more about Murray? Check out this page for more helpful information.


https://murray.nhcs.net/learning/student-resources