Betsy's Bits

January 17, 2016

In Case You Missed It:

The Eighth Grade Team hosted a memory filled event for our eighth graders Friday. This year they utilized the skills and talents of Southern Lee's Academy of Hospitality's Juniors to plan and decorate. Turning over the reigns proved to be a great choice for the sanity of the teachers. Tickets were sold to about half of the class with the majority being sold on Friday and several sold at the door. The Eighth Grade Team divided the responsibilities for the event and all were able to share in the memories with the kids.

Our PTSO candy sale kicked off this week. They have earmarked this money for the classrooms. They plan to have you apply for the mini grants to purchase needed supplies and materials for your classroom. If you are looking for a little pick-me-up or a chocolate fix, there are candy bars in the workrooms and front office. Don't forget to put your dollar in the envelope! There is a "Quick Sale" ticket that students can turn in on Wednesday for the lanyard and monster. PTSO President, Drea Wright-Thompson, and PTSO Treasurer, Angie Carter will be by during first block to make these exchanges. This is only done on Wednesday. Other prizes will be given out after collections on the 28th of January.

Janet McKay stopped by this week to give an update on her son's condition. All things are looking good at this point and pointing towards a hospital release at the end of this week. Right now the liver and kidney are working beautifully in his body. He has lost over 80 lbs in fluid since he was admitted. Janet appreciates everyone's prayers and wants you all to continue to keep them all in your thoughts through the healing process and recovery over such a major surgery.

Big image

Coming UP:

Mark Your Calendars:

Monday: No School ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday

Tuesday: REQUIRED Teacher Workday (sign in is not necessary), 1pm Leadership Team Meeting

Wednesday: SS Dept Meeting at 3pm in room 714 (Schneider)

Thursday: Benchmark Window Opens, Home basketball game vs. West Moore

Friday: Second Quarter and Semester Grades due to Joy by 3pm

Saturday: Band Field Trip to Mac William MS

Big image

Benchmarking Window: Thursday, Jan. 21 - Friday, Jan. 29

SLMS Schedule


Piranhas: Rd and Math - Tue 26 and Wed 27

Stingrays: Rd and Math - Tue 26, Wed 27, Thur 28

Dolphins, Barracudas, Sharks - Rd and Math - Wed 27 and Thur 28


All Math Teachers - Wed 27 and Thur 28

All ELA Teachers - Thur 21 and Fri 22


All Math Teachers - Wed 27 and Thur 28

All ELA Teachers - Mon 25 and Tue 26

All Sci Teachers - Thur 21 and Fri 22 (ONLINE, NO Materials)

  • EC teachers will send you the testing schedule for students with EC testing accommodations.
  • Counselors will send you a testing schedule for students with 504 testing accommodations.
  • Mr. Hildreth will send you a testing schedule for students with ESL testing accommodations.

Make Ups - Fri 29 and Other available days based upon the above schedule

NO other testing should be given during this window.

Big image