ENHS Staff Notes

December 13, 2015

Only 5 More Work Wakes!

...and they are some of the best work wakes of the year! We start Monday with a staff breakfast in the Media Center, followed by a Cookie Walk on Tuesday, and a social gathering at my house Wednesday. Our Staff Dinner & Basket Raffle will be Thursday, and we'll cap off the week with a Staff Carry-In on Friday. You sprinkle in some Secret Santa surprises, Christmas cards exchanges, and a great excuse to wear Star Wars gear and you have plenty of things to get excited about this last week of the year.

As far as the social gathering at my house is concerned...I want to reiterate that everyone is welcome to stop by. We'll have plenty of room and snacks, for everyone. My address is 2503 Cobblestone Lane, and you are welcome to join us from 4-7. Stop by and say hi.

Bixler Festival

Local children's artwork will be on display. While listening to Christmas songs sung by local groups, enjoy the artistic talents of the young & old of our community displayed on plywood Holiday cards lit-up for your pleasure. Free refreshments on Fridays & Saturdays. Admission is free (donations accepted). Not only do we have several of our own EN clubs who have contributed to the festivities, but this could satisfy one of your missions!
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-When you are going to be out and have a substitute, please begin including in your sub plans your cellphone policy for that day; we have had some subs who have asked for this to be on the plans, and I think it makes sense all around. Thank you in advance for your cooperation with this!


Weekly Duty

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Tech Tidbit

I’ve created a Google Site with digital resources for teachers at ENHS. On this site you can find helpful videos on Windows, PowerSchool, and Canvas. There’s a page dedicated to presentation tools, collaboration tools, video editing, review games, and digital projects. You will also find links to great sites/digital resources broken down by content areas.

This site is not done! I hope it is never done! I don’t know every single great website or digital resource out there. That’s why at the bottom of each page is a Google Form where you can submit a resource to be placed on the site. If you have a site that you use for your subject area and it’s not on the list, please let me know about it so I can check it out and add it to the site. In addition, if you have a suggestion for a “how-to” video, let me know using the Google Form so I can get one added.

Follow the link below to see the site. The site will also be placed under the staff resources on the ENHS website.

Hour of Code

A HUGE thanks to all of the teachers who participated this week in the Hour of Code activities. Whether that be through the teacher Hour of Code contest or completing an Hour of Code in your classroom. My personal favorite was Mr. Liepe’s class – students were able to choose which coding activity they completed as long as their project related somehow to DNA. One student coded a simulation to show the offspring of a cat and shark pair – it was pretty funny! Students in Mrs. Schlodtfeldt’s room had a great time creating their own Flappy Bird games.

My Stupeflix Video

Knights In Training

Before I give props to teachers who have earned new badges, I want to remind you that at the end of each module there is a PGP Submission Link. Once you have completed all of the assignments for a given badge, you need to submit the PGP Link. This lets me know that I need to check your grades and award you a badge.

Congratulations to these new badge owners:

John Robinson – KIT Backpack

Michele Schmidt – PowerTeacher, Blogger, and Canvas Badges

Nick Maksimchuk – Google Maps Tools Badge (#8 Badge for Nick!)

Silvia Perera – Google Chrome Badge

Deb Terrell – PowerTeacher and Canvas Badges

Help Wanted

East Noble is now accepting applications for the position of school bus driver. Applicants that successfully pass the hiring process will be provided training by the district. Applications can be obtained at the East Noble Administration building. Feel free to contact John Legus @ Jlegus@eastnoble.net or Karen Patrick @ Kpatrick@Eastnoble.net if you have questions about becoming a school bus driver.

Round Table Cafe Menu: December 18, 2015

Country Breakfast Casserole

Fruit & Yogurt Parfait

French Toast Dippers

For reservations: roundtablecafe@eastnoble.net

Upcoming Events

12/7 Mon - Staff Breakfast: Media Center

Ugly Sweater Contest

12/8 Tue - Cookie Swap

12/9 Wed - Social Gathering - Steve's House: 4:00 - 7:00

12/10 Thu - Staff Dinner & Basket Party - Media Center: 3:15

12/11 Fri - Staff Carry In

Star Wars Day