Lincoln Lion's Local Buzz
Spring Break Edition--March 29th
Making the most of the time we have left
Secondary focus on Effort and determination
(I will warn you on this one, the mouse in the trap clip at the end creeps me out, but I"m 100% sure that the kids will love it. )
Worlds most determined dog
The "cheese" level on this one is high, and might be too broad for our kids, but could be a good way to start some circle conversations about life long goals and that working hard today will get you where you want to be tomorrow.
This one might be my favorite out of all of them. I think you'll really enjoy it. Overcoming obstacles. At first he talks about his physical disability, but he then moves into other obstacles, like poverty, learning disabilities, and family background. This one I think is a winner.
A quick pep talk that would be fun to play before you start something challenging. No one can be discouraged after a pep talk from these two guys...
Thoughts for teachers
Another link that is not connected to testing, but to our work with Zones, here is a website that Kristen Galloway found that had some cute ideas for Zones work with kids.
And this next link is from Misty Ezell who found this article on trauma informed teaching. Like the first link there are several articles attached in this link. The first article is the one to read, but I did see a video further down that could be interesting too.
Faculty Meeting on the 8th
Reminders from HR
IMPORTANT AND TIME SENSITIVE FROM HR DEPARTMENT: Please help us keep our records straight! THIS IS FOR CERTIFIED STAFF ONLY AT THIS POINT
The human resources departs is updating information in personnel files and planning for recruiting and hiring needs next year. Please access the link below for a brief survey updating your information on the following:
Survey Deadline: April 3rd
1. Degree Attainment
- We are working on updating information in our personnel records. Specifically, we are currently updating degree attainment information. This will help verify salary level and plan for upcoming degree attainment and salary changes.
2. Intent to Return
- We are fortunate to have some of the best educators in the country here with us in KCS. In order to continue hiring and recruiting top educators, we have to plan early. As we enter Spring, we are in the hiring season for teachers. We are asking if you would indicate your plans for next year, if known at this time, so that we can plan for teaching needs. These responses are not binding and only used for recruitment and planning.
Thank you for your time and assistance in this process!