December 11, 2015

Next Week & Beyond

Monday, December 14th

  • 4th Gr CDT Testing
  • Conscious Discipline at Southwest at 6PM

Tuesday, December 15th

  • 4th Gr CDT Testing

Wednesday, December 16th

  • 5th Gr CDT Testing
  • Lit Team for grades K-2

Thursday, December 17th

  • 5th Gr CDT Testing
  • Staff Christmas party at El Espolon at 4PM

Friday, December 18th

  • Grading Window Opens

12/21- Movie Day

Tornado Drill at 2:45 PM

12/22- End of 2nd qtr and Early Release

1/4- All Day PD starting promptly at 8:00 AM in the Library


1/6- Grading Window Closes

1/7- Grade Cards go Home

Little Big Stuff!

  • Please give a warm South School welcome to our three new staff members: Taryn (Administrative Assistant), Ashby (2nd grade), and Kendra (2nd grade para).
  • Please look at your website and make sure it is up to date! Make sure your information and schedule reflect what is happening with your learners.
  • Remember to log your exercise activity in ActivTrax.
  • Make sure you read the SRI book and sign off in the Library.
  • If you haven't cleaned your projector filters in a while, please do this before the break!

Infinite Campus

*Be sure to update your grades in Infinite Campus by Tuesday of each week. This allows the weekend for any catch up with grading and entry into IC. Remember, we can assess student progress through observation and discussion, in addition to projects and specific tasks/assessments.
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Character Trait- Kindness/Compassion

Cardio Challenge

It's time to put together the South School Cardio Challenge Team! Please sign up on the lounge door if you are wanting to participate this year!

South School Green Team

I'm so impressed with our 5th Grade Green Team. These leaders have taken the initiative to ramp up our recycling program. If you get a chance, please say "Thank you" to Will Sides, David Golden, and Joseph Schaefer.

January 4th PD

Jan. 4 is designated as a professional development day for the district. The decision has been made to use the entire day for professional development focused on instructional strategies, instead of a portion of the day given for classroom work (entering grades, grading papers, etc.) We will start promptly at 8:00 AM in the Library with Day 2 our our PBS classroom strategies training with Dr. Mitchell.

Since January 4th is a contracted day for teachers, requests for leave on that date will only be granted for emergency situations. As set forth in district policy, district leave is not normally granted for the work day before or the workday after scheduled school holidays or days scheduled for semester examinations. Thus, requests for district leave will not be approved for January 4, 2016.

Additionally, the following activities have been planned for Special Education staff:

•SLPs, Elem. Resource, and School Psychological Examiners will attend Central Auditory Processing Disorder training with Capital Region Audiologists

•Paraprofessionals will have a full day of training with the Thompson Center at Hawthorn

•Small group of Initial CPI training participants

It's That Time of Year!

It's that time of year when kids are excited and we are tired. It is worth your time and effort to take a few extra minutes to review expectations throughout each day between now and winter break. When you line up to leave the room, discuss expectations for the hallway....when you are heading to the playground, discuss playground expectations. Pre-corrects and consistency are very important. Continue with your usual high expectations.

We Are...South School

We build each other up and we give HOPE to our students for a better tomorrow. Do we make a difference? YOU BET! #Everyday