Knight Notes

September 18, 2017

HAPPY MONDAY!

Hello--


I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I know we all needed an opportunity to rest, as it was a busy and difficult week. I am very grateful for the countless staff members who worked to help provide extra supervision and support throughout the week.


I am confident that this is just a bump in the road, and things will indubitably calm down through the collective efforts of our entire staff. This is why I need all of our staff out and the hallways during passing periods. Your presence helps immensely, especially your eyes and ears, as you often hear or are told about issues before they transpire.


To further help with supervision, there will be an additional officer here in the morning, and we will be getting to hall supervisors to be here throughout the day. I will email you once they are in place. They will be helping students to get to class and will be checking passes. Please help them out by issuing passes to all students who leave your class.


In addition, homecoming week is here. This is an awesome week to celebrate the high school experience and to enjoy our students and our school. I look forward to seeing all of the interesting outfits that students and staff will wear and to spending some time with you at the many great events that will take place throughout the week.


Thank you for all you do. I hope to see you around at the many great events! Have a wonderful week! Go, Knights!


--Andy

CELEBRATIONS

  • Congrats Knight National Merit Semifinalists Danial Xiang, Caitlind Walker, Maddie Fields, & Noah Slaughter. They had some of the top 16000 PSAT scores nationally.

HOMCOMING WEEK

Theme:

A Knight in Paradise


Hashtag:

#fhnhoco17


Spirit Week:

I'm not even totally sure you'll need to head to Goodwill for next week's spirit week. You probably have some of this in your closet already, but just in case:


This Friday: Toga/Black and Gold Day

Monday: Stoplight Day (green is you need a date for the dance, yellow is it's complicated, and red is you already have a date for the dance).

Tuesday: Hawaiian Day

Wednesday: Jersey Day (any sports jersey)

Thursday: Class Colors (Teachers typically wear jeans and black and gold again). Some awesome teachers (Frau McPartland!) wear all the class colors.


Powder Puff Football Game:

The game will be on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 6:30 in the stadium.


Assembly Schedule for Thursday:

1st hour: 7:20-7:50

2nd hour: 7:55-8:25

Assembly: 8:30-9:30

3rd hour: 9:35-10:07

4th-7th: Regular Schedule


Tailgate

The tailgate will take place at 5 on the soccer practice field. The first 150 people from North and the community to arrive will get a ticket for a free hotdog, chips, and a drink. There will also be knocker soccer ball, musical chairs (thanks, Knightsound), backyard games (thanks, NHS and DECA), and cute animals to pet if you donate to the charity (thanks, HOSA).

Homecoming Game:

The game starts at 7:00. We hope to see you there!


Homecoming Dance:

The dance will start at 7:00 and end at 10:00.

ACHIEVEMENT

PLC Leader Meeting September 18th at 2:30


Below is a strategy that can be used as students work collaboratively. Responding to conversations strategy promotes active listening. I (Katie Greer) saw this being used in a classroom that I was in and was impressed by students participation.


TPT Strategy: Responding to a Conversation


1. Bounce: Take what their peer says and bounce off or extend the idea.

“That reminds me of...”
“I agree, because...”
“Yes. Another example is...” “That’s a great point.”

2. Sum It Up: Rephrase what their peers say and comment on certain parts.

“I hear you saying that...”

“I like how you said...”
3. Inquire: Ask questions regarding what their peer says.

“Can you tell me more about?” “I’m not sure I understand...?” “Have you thought about...?”

ATTENDANCE

FHN currently has 85.7% of students attending 90% of the time. With this being a week of multiple extracurricular events, please reiterate to students that the expectation is that if they are not in attendance at school, they should not be attending the other events. Thank you.

CLIMATE

In an effort to strengthen our community at FHN, Climate Committee will once again be sponsoring Staff Donut Mornings in the LC. Donuts and Coffee will be available on these mornings at 6:45 a.m. The idea is to come and spend some time with colleagues, but you can also grab and go if you have a meeting or some other commitment! Caroline sent invites to these dates, but here is a list of donut days just in case you deleted them:

9/27

10/25

12/20

1/24

3/21

BEHAVIOR

As we prepare for Homecoming week, please continue to be visible in the hallways during passing periods. If you over hear students talking about any kind of tension between specific students, please continue to inform one of the offices so we may further investigate.

TECHNOLOGY

You should have received specific instructions for TeachFest this Friday. If you did not, please contact Dr. Birch.

IMPORTANT DATES

PLC LEADER MEETING

Monday, Sep. 18th, 2:30-4pm

LEARNING COMMONS

POWDER PUFF FOOTBALL GAME

Wednesday, Sep. 20th, 6:30-8pm

Stadium

HOMECOMING ASSEMBLY

Thursday, Sep. 21st, 8:30-10:30am

FHN LARGE GYM

HOMECOMING FOOTBALL GAME

Friday, Sep. 22nd, 7-10pm

Stadium

TEACH FEST

Friday, Sep. 22nd, 8am-12pm

FHC

HOMECOMING DANCE

Saturday, Sep. 23rd, 7-10pm

FHN gymnasium

CLIMATE COMMITTEE MEETING

Tuesday, Sep. 26th, 2:30-3:30pm

MAIN OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM

STAFF DONUT DAY

Wednesday, Sep. 27th, 6:45-7:15am

LEARNING COMMONS