Garrett Weekly Memo

April 22-29

Words from the Boss

Thanks to all of the staff who made our first two weeks of SBAC testing go so smoothly!! It is because of your hard work and dedication that everything went so well. Remember the 8th grade science portion will be administered in the cafeteria on April 30 and May 2.

We are winding down in the fourth quarter but there is still lots of time to keep the students engaged and learning.

Events and Activities

4-22 Classes resume. Yes you have to work!!

Alsion off all day

4-23 NJHS Induction rehearsal at 2:15p.m.

4-24 Discipline committee meeting at 7:15a.m.

NJHS Induction at 9:30a.m., in the gym

8th grade parent meeting to plan end of year activities 6:00p.m.

4-25 Jamey off campus for a meeting

Straight A Luncheon at GVR

4-26 Spring Dance at 2:15p.m., in the cafeteria

4-29 Rock Week begins-50s dress up on Monday

Alison off all day

4-30 8th grade SBAC science test

60s dress up for Rock Week

5-1 Jazz Band Festival

70s dress up for Rock Week

Instructional Rounds-visitors coming into classrooms

BCHS Freshman Election Meeting at 2:15p.m.

Do the Right Thing Ceremony for two of our Garrett finalists

5-2 8th grade SBAC science test

80s dress up for Rock Week

GJHS Election Meeting for StuCo at 2:15p.m.

5-3 90s dress up for Rock Week

Rock Concert in the gym-modified schedule

5-8 Discipline committee meeting at 7:15a.m.

5th grade Open House for students 9:00a.m.-moving around campus for a visit

Spring Band Concert at 6:00p.m., in the gym

5-9 Jamey off campus for a meeting in the a.m.

Spring Choir Concert at 6:00p.m., in the BCHS theater

5-10 Performing Arts Field Trip

Alison off all day

5-11 Sherwood's retirement party

5-14 SGF Meeting at 7:40a.m.

Student Council elections for both GJHS and BCHS

Yearbook distribution at 2:15p.m.

5-15 8th grade practice for promotion celebration 1:20p.m.

5-16 Locker clean out for all students

Awards Night at 6:30p.m., in the gym

5-17 8th grade Promotion Ceremony at 1:30p.m., in the gym

5-20 6th period semester exam-modified schedule

5-21 Semester exams-period 1 from 8:00-9:45a.m., period 2 from 9:55-11:40a.m.

NO LUNCH WILL BE SERVED. Dismissal at 11:40a.m.

5-22 Semester exams-period 3 from 8:00-9:45a.m., period 4 from 9:55-11:40a.m.

NO LUNCH WILL BE SERVED. Dismissal at 11:40a.m.

5-23 Semester exams-period 5 from 8:00-9:45a.m., chromebook collection

NO LUNCH WILL BE SERVED. Dismissal at 11:40a.m.


BCHS Graduation at 7:30p.m.

Last day for 9 month support staff

5-24 Last day for licensed staff

#Drawn2Teach Instagram Book Study (April 22, 2019 – May 5, 2019)

By George on Apr 02, 2019 04:21 pm

I am really looking forward to starting up a book study with Drawn to Teach on Instagram. It is a quick process that will encourage participants to reflect on their teaching while connecting with other teachers. This is a book published by IMPressin coordination with Dave Burgess Consulting and is visually stunning while being an engaging, yet easy read.

The book study for Drawn to Teach will kick off on April 22nd, 2019. It will last for less than two weeks and is something you can easily drop in and out or stay a part of for the entire process. If you have a copy of Drawn to Teach, it will be helpful but certainly not required. Other than the book, the process is free, and if you have a copy, you are all set!

The goal of the book study will be to go through a chapter every two days. For example, chapter one content, questions, and media will be shared for two days before moving to the next chapter. Each day, questions or challenges for each chapter will be posted that you can either respond to in the comments on the post or create your own post.

Each day of the book study (or as you see fit), participants will be asked to share a reflection in some form on what they have read. It can be a video that they talk or share something, a visual they create, or whatever you can think of that can be represented through Instagram like a “Booksnap” (information on that from Tara Martin here).

There are many ways you can share your learning through Instagram, so please do not limit it to my suggestions.

I encourage participants to share in the following manner:

  1. Share your post to the hashtag #Drawn2Teach and the applicable chapter reading. For each chapter, the second hashtag will be the following:

    Intro – #Drawn2TeachIntro
    Chapter 1 – #Drawn2TeachCH1
    Chapter 2 – #Drawn2TeachCH2
    Chapter 3 – #Drawn2TeachCH3
    (Continued for all 6 chapters)
  2. Each post should have #Drawn2Teach AND the appropriate chapter hashtag. You can share any other hashtags that you see fit for the process as well.
  3. Tag me (@gcouros and @stumpteacher) on the post on Instagram. I will do my best to see as many as possible and comment. You are more than welcome to follow me on Instagram as well, but my account is open, so you do not necessarily have to do so.

  4. Write as much as little or as much as you want in the subject line on your reflection.

  5. Feel free to use the story feature to share your learning as well.

*Please note that if your account is private only people that follow you will be able to see what you share.

This process is something that I am still learning, but I learned so much from the group last time, and it was hugely beneficial. My ultimate hope is that this endeavor opens new and better doors for learning in the classroom that participants create for themselves. Bear with me as I am growing through the process as well.

The dates for the reading are the following:


April 22nd and 23rd, 2019Introduction and Chapter 1

April 24th and 25th, 2019Chapter 2

April 26th and 27th, 2019Chapter 3

April 28th and 29th, 2019Chapter 4

April 30th and May 1st, 2019Chapter 5

May 2nd and 3rd, 2019Chapter 6

May 4th and 5th, 2019It Will Happen Sections

As well, please sign up here so I can try to follow all of the accounts that are taking part:


We look forward to the process and you taking the time to join us!