The Bronco Buzz

September 11, 2015

UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE FORKS

  • Wednesday, September 16- CogAT - 8th Grade
  • Thursday, September 17- CogAT - 8th Grade
  • Thursday, September 17-PLC
  • Thursday, September 17-8th Grade PTSA Dance tickets on sale during HR
  • Thursday, September 17- 8th Grade PTSA Dance from 4-6pm
  • Friday, September 18- CogAT - 8th Grade
  • Friday, September 18- Gwinnett County Schools Night at Turner Field @ 7:30
** Early Release Days are September 23 & 24- don't forget to schedule your conferences**
TIP- Remember that the Staff Calendar can be accessed on the FFMS Training Page in eCLASS. Click the button below to access the Staff Calendar now.

WINS FOR THE WEEK!

  • The 7th grade dance had the best attendance that we've ever seen! There were more students at the 7th grade dance than there were at the 6th grade dance! Unheard of!!!
  • Kevin Racyzinski shared a wealth of information regarding the GA Milestones! Additionally, our visitors were so impressed with our instructional focus and all of you!
  • The TOTY Breakfast honoring our four finalists and celebrating our winner, Jacob Bennett, was outstanding. Way to go, Jacob! Best of luck as you move on to the county competition!
  • The meeting this morning with our Five Forks Fathers and Rennie Curran was a remarkable event! We had a significant turnout of students, staff, and community members who came out to hear Rennie speak and learn how to support our students and get involved in this Iron Men Mentoring Program.
  • Student Council Representatives were elected this week. Hats off to those who organized the election and will support our young leaders!
  • Scoliosis Screenings were flawless...thank you to Kathy Crews for leading the way and to Connections teachers for making it all happen.
  • Picture Day went really well! If you missed it, there will be a make up day!
  • It was ANOTHER great ADVISEMENT day! Way to go, Advisement Squad! Keep living life as a TOP 20 and help our kids do the same!

COUNT ME IN AWARD

Alexa is an excellent teacher at Five Forks who puts her all into teaching her kids every day. As a co-teacher, she is knowledgeable, helpful, and goes ABOVE and BEYOND her duties. I am so lucky to have her working with the 7th grade Math team this year and can't wait to see our growth with our wonderful new team members! Alexa is consistently differentiating to try and reach EVERY single student and push them to their highest level. Thank you so much Alexa for being so awesome!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

September

3-- Chelsea Lemcke

8--Delphin Thomas

13-- Sherrie Hart

15-- Debbie Ballew

15-- Mary Chamier

21-- Emma Harris

Instructional Highlights of the Week

TECH TIPS

APP SPOTLIGHT!!


As a clever alternative to standard presentations, ScreenChomp allows you to record your own narrations as you sketch out and explain an idea on your iPad. Whether you sketch on a plain background or choose a specific image from your camera roll, you can explain as you go after sharing the video with students or other educators via a unique URL or downloadable MP4.


Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/best-apps-for-teachers-education/#ixzz3lMYiE4dX

GOOGLE APPS FOR EDUCATION

Why Use Google Apps for Education (GAFE)?

Why should schools use Google Apps? Because it is amazing, free, efficient, convenient, and enhances collaboration.
Why Google Apps?
FFMS MEDIA CENTER BLOG

Did you know that Mrs. Brown has started a Blog? Check out what is happening in our very own FFMS Media Center!

DID YOU KNOW???

September 11, 2001, was the deadliest day in history for New York City firefighters: 343 were killed.
Big image