April 27, 2015

Weekly Happenings - 6th Six Weeks: Week 2

Monday, April 27

  • Lesson Plans Due - 8:30 a.m.
  • Admin Meeting @ 9 a.m.
  • Issue report cards

Tuesday, April 28

  • PLC - 8 a.m.

Wednesday, April 29

  • North Texas Food Bank
  • Baseball vs. Rusk @ Medrano - 5:45 p.m.

Thursday, April 30

  • Think College Thursday
  • Wallace - Meeting p.m.
  • Softball vs. Tasby @ TJHS - 6:00 p.m.

Friday, May 1

  • North Texas Food Bank

COACH'S CORNER w/ Ms. Manning

The Finish Line is Near

With just a few months left until the end of the school year, you may already be wondering just how it is possible to get to the end without becoming batty. With spring and warmer weather still to come, students continue to have their own excuses for not putting 100% effort. And of course, there are more non-school related activities that may distract them.

So how can you keep it together and still thrive in the classroom?

Here are a few tips...

1. Don’t fight the system.

When it comes to canceled lessons and other unpredictable and school-related matters, there is really nothing you and I can do about it. Keep your cool and continue as best you can.

2. Don’t Compare Yourself to Other Teachers.

So what if other teachers seem to have better control of their classes? It might take you an entire year to develop a classroom management plan that is effective for your class, but again, so what? You are unique.

3. Stick to teaching core subject skills until the very last school day possible.

The trick is to continue teaching important educational and subject skills .

4. Set your intentions for success.

Set your intentions for success especially during the last few months of the school year when time and curriculum constraints and high-stakes testing can wear you down.

5. Balance Your Life.

Don’t compromise on fun and meaningful activities that make you feel good about yourself. Start each day in an empowering and confident way. Don’t succumb to the pressures but rather accept them for what they are, realizing that they too, shall pass.

Have a wonderful week.


May 8 - Progress Report Grades Due
May 12 - Issue Progress Reports
June 4 - End of 6th Six Weeks

Francisco Medrano Middle School - Key Actions 2014-15

1.) Create a positive culture and climate, and a safe, secure environment of school

2.) Improve the quality of instruction for LEP students

3.) Improve student achievement for all