October 16, 2015
Volume 3, Number 11
What's new WMS?
Starfish of the week...
From Susan Mishler to Kathy Owen for her extra efforts around the building and for bringing a large group of students together to get Builder's Club up and running.
From Cheryl Pearson to Heather Griffith for her support and flexibility with all her students. She wants all students to succeed.
Daily Objective Expectations/Lesson Plans
Are they posted? Updated everyday? Are they measurable for that class period? Are your lesson plans in the green binder? Are your lesson plans easily accessible and updated?
If you would like to contact our PTO, e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Congrats to Lindsey Gunderson and family on their new addition:
Elijah Boston Edwards (7lbs 6 oz. and 20.5" long)
Celebrating Our GROWTH!!!
UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
October 19 8th grade Choir Concert at WHS
October 20 Lisa Dercach/IDOE Outreach Coordinator Priority School Monitoring Visit
October 22-23 Fall Break!!!
October 26-30 Outside Climate Audit for Corporation (Schedule will be emailed)
October 26 (Monday 7:40-8:00 am) Brief Faculty Meeting to meet Climate Audit Committee
November 4 PTO serving ice cream at lunch for students
November 11 Veteran's Day Program 2:00 pm (Schedule TBD)
Climate Audit October 26th, 27th, 29th
Each school in the corporation is having people come to conduct a climate audit. EVERY member of the staff, a group of parents, all non-certified staff, and a group of students will be interviewed in small groups. Questions will be about our school corporation and our school. The two gentlemen conducting our climate audit are Dr. Steve Yager and Mr. Rick Vorick. Each has been in education for the past several decades. Please feel free to be open and honest with them. A schedule for when you meet with them will be shared soon.
October WMS STAFF BIRTHDAYS!
28 Mike MacOwan
29 Amy Brown
29 Carly Everingham
SMART START Wednesday's
All Smart Starts will start promptly at 7:40 am every Wednesday morning.
Location will be in the Lecture Room unless noted otherwise.
October 21, 2015 Departmental Meetings (Math works with SPED teachers, other departments work on year long goals)
October 28, 2015 1:1 Initiative
Homeroom Writing Prompt
Be sure to use the RATS Model (Emphasize the R and the A).
Upcoming Weekly Prompts:
October 19-"Tell about a time when you won something."
October 26-"What inspires you?"
From the Desk of .sJ
From the Darkside
With only 64 days, 7 hours, and 30 minutes (from this writing) until the premire of Star Wars Episode VII, I thought a pun on ‘Darkside’ was appropriate. Fall Break is right around the corner. When leaving the building on Wednesday, please remember our basic ‘shut down’ procedures:
shut everything down - computers (teacher station and student stations), speakers, projectors, Smart Boards
unplug as much as you can WITHOUT standing on chair - do not unplug stuff in the ceiling.
Thats it!! Thats all it takes.
School Safety #4
Please discuss what you would do during team meeting and work together on what would be a good plan for you and your students. This is not an opportunity to talk about "what-if's" or complaints, it is a serious reflection of "what you would do" if presented with the scenario:
You are walking down the hall towards the office area. You pass by a couple of students, say hello, and move on. Approaching you is a student on crutches. You say hello, but there is no response. The students face is pale and is appearing to ‘wobble’ on their crutches. What do you do?
Remember to log discussion of School Safety responses in your team meeting minutes.
Have a great week. Have a great break!!Shawn J
Wawasee Middle School
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