Staff Miller Minute

We #cando & #willdo our personal best to inspire excellence!

Week 9 ~ October 13

Fundraiser Update

Wowzers! Our Fundraiser was a HUGE success! For sure, we will paint the gym and add some graphic art / murals / pictures to the walls (in the cafe and gym, for sure). We will then make a prioritized list of additional items needed. Talk to your team leads if you have suggestions. For example, Mrs. Nanney wondered about black out blinds in the gym. I thought this was super smart (dances, movie night, glow run, Veterans Day, etc.)! Ms. Valencia has requested some instruments.

If you would like to be on the graphic art / mural / picture committee, please let me know.

Please thank the specials team and the front office team for their contributions in pulling this fundraiser off! We went from 48% profit to an 85% profit because of their efforts!

Winner! Winner!

Mrs. Wade's class won for top contribution! Mrs. Wade, come see me for your prize!

1st grade won top grade level! 1st grade, you have earned recess / lunch / +15 minutes for an off-campus paid for lunch. Let me know when you want to go!


Videos + Expectations

Let's learn more about our strengths. Each video is approximately 1 minute in length. Please watch each video and think about the people who exhibit these strengths. Do you see this strength in your interactions with these people, or is it a hidden talent?


Deliberative - Learn more about your innate talents from Gallup's Clifton StrengthsFinder!
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Developer - You might be in the right place if...

Developer - Learn more about your innate talents from Gallup's Clifton StrengthsFinder!
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Discipline - Learn more about your innate talents from Gallup's Clifton StrengthsFinder!
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To Do

Life Changing?

Maybe not that dramatic, but Friends, I learned something at the Tech PLC this week, that has significantly decreased the number of emails in my inbox! What?!? Incredible!

You, too, can reduce the number of emails in your inbox.

Open your email tab. Click the gear. Click "Configure Inbox". Click "Promotions" and save.

All new emails will be separated into your regular inbox and a promotions tab. No more junk mail in your primary inbox, but the promotional mail is still viewable via your promotion tab.

Thanks, Susan Bly, for showing me this! I was super excited to open my inbox this morning!


From now on, I will only update this section monthly.

The calendar below is clickable for easier viewing options.

Jeans will be Mondays (#MISDProud), Fridays (Spirit), and some Wednesdays (College Shirt).

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Miller Rally

We have a Miller Rally on Monday!

Early Dismissal Schedule

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District News


Here is some additional information you can use for Thanksgiving.

Tutoring by MISD Staff Members

DBD(local)”An employee shall disclose in writing to his or her immediate supervisor any private tutoring of District students for pay.”

If a teacher is serving as a tutor after hours he/she needs to get approval from their campus Principal. The teacher may NOT tutor students who he/she currently serves. Tutoring services may only be offered to students in the same building who are not in the teacher’s class or students who attend another school within the District. They need to use a personal email account; they may NOT use the MISD account.

Innovative Teaching Grant Applications are Now Open for the 2019-2020 School Year!

From Jamie McNulty -

The Midlothian ISD Education Foundation has opened up the Request for Proposals (RFP) for Innovative Teaching Grant Applications. Visit the MEF website for full details.

Grants are due by Sunday, October 20, 2019, by 11:59 p.m. It is IMPORTANT that all applicants thoroughly read the grant guidelines prior to writing/submitting a grant application.

PERSONS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR GRANTS: Individuals or teams of individuals employed by the Midlothian ISD who are involved in the instruction of students.

ELIGIBLE PROPOSALS: Instructional approaches or projects designed to begin during the current/following school year and which meet the selection criteria.

AWARD OF FUNDS: Grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded to individual teacher-initiated programs or projects. Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to campus teams, departments and district initiated programs or projects.

DON'T FORGET: There will only be ONE grant cycle this school year. APPLY NOW!

Feel free to reach out to me by phone or email with any questions.

Mandatory Recognition Dates

No mandatory recognition dates for October.