GCIS Friday Focus 9/9/2016

We're Not Here to be average; we're here to be AWESOME!

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Weekly Duties

Special thanks to all the duty teachers and your efforts to keep our spaces in the morning and afternoon safe! Please let me know if there is anything that we may need to adjust.

Link to AM/PM Duties

See Documents below for this Week!

Please click on the links below for Awesome Student of the Week, This weeks Newsletter, and Lunch dates.


Looking forward to eating this week with...


  • Mrs. Haley
  • Mrs. Gannon
  • Mrs. Hoyle

Weekly Links for the Week of 6th-9th

Awesome Students of the Week (Due Thursday by Noon)


  • Nominate 2 students from each Homeroom
  • Specials Teachers and Associates can also nominate someone (just tell Heather in the office)
  • Students will be announced Friday Morning
  • All students announced will have a special place in the lunchroom to sit.
  • Send postcard home to families sharing why their student was nominated! (Click HERE for example) These will be available and provided in your mailbox next week.
  • Turn in to Hadley with students address on it and she will put postage on them and drop them in the mail.


Newsletter (Due Thursday Noon)


  • Capture something academically from the week in each area.
  • Reminders and notifications for the up coming week.
  • Newsletters will be blasted out to parents on Friday.


Lunchdates w/ Van Cleave

  • Wednesdays each Week
  • In Conference room
  • No more than 6 students
  • Different Homeroom each week

PD Reflection Reminder

I'm still needing a few people to reflect and fill out the link below from last weeks Friday Focus. If you have already filled it out, your feedback has been fun to read through as we plan for next steps. Thanks so much!

Wednesday PD Reflection

Here is a link to capture some feedback that will help drive our next whole group and/or individual teams, or one-on-one support related to our new learning from Wednesday Aug 31st.


Please reflect using the google form below.

Clear/Murky/Muddy

What's Happening This Week!

Monday: 9/12 Day 1

  • IEP Mtg 7:45 am
  • IEP Mtg 3:30 pm


Tuesday: 9/13 Day 2

  • 7:30 am All Staff Mtg Manken's Room


Wednesday: 9/14 Day 3

  • Lockdown talk w/ Students 12:40-1:00pm
  • CPI Training Round 2 (2:00 pm in Media Center)
  • Board Q&A 5:30 pm Admin Building


Thursday: 9/15 Day 4

  • Admin Mtg. 2:00 pm GCAB


Friday: 9/16 Day 1

  • Student Focus Group during Life Skills
  • Mtg w/ Tim 9:30 am
  • Mtg w/ Julie N. 2:30 pm

Tuesday Morning Meeting in Manken's Room

  • 7:30 am
  • Bring Chromebook
  • Sharing details about Sept. PD
  • Bring Questions
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Homecoming Details

We met this morning and talked through Homecoming Details. Here is what I know at this point. Below are details for what is going on at the High School all week, what is going on at our building and parade details. THEME: No Mercy


Homecoming Details


Homecoming is the week of September 19th-23rd


Monday September 19th: Mustache Monday


Tuesday September 20th: Neon Day (Wear your Brightest Threads!)


Wednesday September 21st: Pajama Day


Thursday September 22nd: Color Wars


  • Staff: Green
  • 6th: Purple
  • 5th: Yellow
  • 4th: Orange


Friday September 23rd: Show Your School Spirit! Wear Black and Red!


Homecoming candidates will be over to our building from 10:00-11:00 on Wednesday September 21st.


NHS tattoos are happening probably Friday morning starting at 8:00-9:00 am in the lunchroom. If this changes I will let you all know.



Parade Info:

  • Walking in the parade
  • Parade Starts at 2pm
  • Waiting to find out line up time to inform when we need to leave on buses to get to HS for parade.
  • Walk students to middle school for dismissal.
  • Students riding to GJ & Scranton need to walk to Web House with staff members.
  • Coordination at the courthouse.
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GCIS Information Hub

If you are looking for a doc, remember they are a click away! Happy Hunting!

Link to GCIS Information Hub