NEC Jaguar Update

NEC News for the Week of September 19th

Quote of the Week

Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.


Dennis Kimbro

PBIS Reminder

Remember to teach all expected behaviors across school settings and turn passports into the office. As soon as all passports are in, there will be a school-wide celebration. Also, make sure to designate someone to turn in Roars tickets each week.

Essential Training

If you were unable or did not complete Essential Training, we want to remind you to take the time to complete this as it is due by September 29th. You can go to the District 287 website and enter staff login to access.

Recognize a Colleague

Winners for the first 2 weeks are: Nathaniel Garpue and Jonna Riggins. You can see Cheryl Puckett to give her your t-shirt size and we will get that to you soon.


Recognition slips are now in the staff lounge and Main Office. Please take a moment to nominate someone. The bin is located in the Main Office next to Vince's desk.
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Food Safety Course is Ready!

If you are interested in the Food Safety 101 course, please go to Google Classroom. You can register yourself with the code x21i2d or send an e-mail to Tonya Allen and she will invite you into the course.

Professional Development

All professional development outside of our school building is reviewed by the NEC Leadership Team weekly. If you are interested in participating in a professional development opportunity, please complete a District 287 pre-approval form and submit to your program secretary. Please allow at least 3 weeks notice prior to the development opportunity.

Zimbabwe Project Request by Terry Guthrie

Simply put, last summer I envisioned a dance to Toni Childs song “Zimbabwe”. This vision was inspired by The Creator, Julia Cameron’s book- “The Artist’s Way”, Toni Childs, and by the people I worked with, staff and students, here at NEC. I would love to make this vision a reality but cannot do it alone.


The more people, the more diversity (race, age, ability, etc.), the more powerful this will be. It is important that this be all-inclusive. The dance is VERY simple and easy to learn; it is about love and “no more crime in your lifetime”.


I want to include the whole building, staff and students alike. The dance is a VERY simple dance, easy to learn, focused on love. If this is something you would like to do, dance, teach students the dance, help film, whatever, please contact:

Terry Guthrie (tmguthrie@district287.org) or

Mr. Bryson Hunter (blhunter@district287.org),or

Mr. Maurice Jones (mtjones@district287.org).


We would really like to get this rolling, so if you are interested and willing to be a part of this please contact one of us within the next week or two.


I would greatly appreciate your help and participation.


With gratitude,

-Terry