SMS Bulletin 1.19.16
Show Respect-Make a Difference-Set the Bar High
Mission and Vision
To do list
1. Finalize student grades in TAC by the end of day on 1/19.
2. Share a Random Act of Kindness with a student or staff member this week.
3. Talk to, greet, fist bump, smile at and high five students while they are in the hallway.
1/18: MLK Day: No School
1/19: Read Day (No CBs)
1/20: Flex Day
1/21: Read Day (No CBs)
1/22: 5 Star Week 1 – Courage to Upgrade Me (Sean)
Please access the link Advisory Resources for information regarding our 2nd quarter Advisory curriculum. This folder is shared with all teachers.
Kris Verash is a lifelong PHM member, having received his education through Elm Road, Madison, Grissom and Penn Schools. He graduated from Indiana University at South Bend with a degree in Elementary Education and endorsement to teach drivers education from Bethel. Kris has taught at Moran, Grissom, Madison and the past 10 years at Schmucker Middle School. You may have also seen him on the sidelines filming high school and Notre Dame games. He also owns a business, Rudy's Barn Wood, where he dismantles barns and sells reclaimed barn wood.
Stacy has her BA in English Education and has been teaching for 7 years. She has spent the last 5 years at Schmucker teaching 8th grade Language Arts and 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Reading.
During her time at SMS, Stacy has had several exciting and noteworthy experiences. In 2012 she married Bryan, her high school sweetheart. Bryan is a teacher at Clay High School in South Bend. The following year they had Caleb, their first child and pride and joy. Stacy has also been no stranger to accidents while at Schmucker. In her first 4 years at SMS she had 2 emergency surgeries and a broken ankle. Fun fact: Stacy's maiden name is Murphy and isn't the least bit surprised when things go wrong.
When Stacy isn't being a mom, wife, or teacher she is working towards her Master's Degree in School Counseling. This keeps her quite busy and she looks forward to the days when things settle down. There are many days she worries she will miss teaching, but also aspires to be someone who can help students on a more personal level. What's one thing Stacy won't miss about teaching? Spending 25 hours grading a set of essays! :)