Redbird Roundup, Vol 17
Friday, January 11, 2019
Happy Friday Norris Staff!
Welcome back! It is so wonderful to see everyone again, and great to start 2019. We are off to a great start in Redbird Nation. MAP testing is moving smoothly (knock on wood..) and teachers are reviewing procedures and routines and setting students up for success for second semester.
We piloted supported co-planning this week with math and science in place of our team PD. All teachers will still complete a peer observation at the end of the month. Math and Science will observe their content, and all others will observe a teacher in their cohort on technology integration. More reminders will come!
Mr. Schnabel has sent out a few emails about some new items coming this semester including our "7 Habits for Highly Effective Teens" reading during RBB, and our new color-coding for bathrooms. Please refer to those emails and we will make sure to keep reminding you and students of changes!
Next week we look forward to a VILS PD related to assessment. Our winter session 2 sports are also in full swing, with boys swimming, wrestling, and girls basketball.
Below are a few pictures from my honeymoon in Mexico. We relaxed and spent lots of time in the sun, and did a little exploring at Chichen Itza and Valladolid. It was a great trip, and my first to Mexico (it will not be my last though).
Have a great weekend!
January 14-18 Calendar
Monday, January 14: MTSS-B Vision Team meeting after school
Tuesday, January 15: MAP Data PD by appt with Collington; Dr. Carr at principal's meeting at TAC
Wednesday, January 16: VILS PD by teams; Professional Book Club meets after school (Rossell)
Thursday, January 17: Science Fair Night, 3:30-5:30
Name: Dawn Reyes
How many years have you been teaching? Six
What chore do you absolutely hate doing?
What TV show would you binge watch if you had the time?
I'm one of those odd people who rarely watches television. I also have a flip phone!
What could you give a 40 minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?
My neighborhood in the Park Ave area (a.k.a Ford birth site Neighborhood). Not to be confused with Field Club = ) History, revitalization efforts and gentrification, the people, architecture, etc. Sightings of Norris kids.
When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time?
Lately I've found myself reading lots of articles recommended by Pocket. I'm trying to get back to reading books (three in progress) and getting the guitars out. They really don't like being neglected.
What is something you learned in the last week?
That there are heavy metal bands in Mongolia.
Name: Colin Shenefield
How many years have you been teaching? 2
What is your favorite thing about Norris Middle School? I’m glad that Chuck Norris finally has a school named after him.What’s your favorite indoor/outdoor activity? One of my favorite indoor activities is playing board games with my friends and family. Hiking and photography are my outdoor favorites.
What is something you learned in the last week? A zorse, cross between a zebra and a horse, is a real thing.
What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation? Food Security
Name: Sandra Vega
How many years have you been teaching? 19 years of teaching, 7th year at Norris.
What is your favorite activity, indoor or outdoor? My favorite outdoor activity is hiking, being out in nature.
What is something new you learned last week? Last week I learned that the reason giraffes have purple/black tongues is so it does not get sun burned.
If you have 30 minutes of free time, what do you spend your time doing? Whenever I have 30 minutes, I Iove hanging out with my nieces.
Sweet or salty? Definitely sweet just not chocolate.
If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? If I won the lottery, I would travel the world starting in Egypt.