Summer Staff Weekly Update #8

17.18 Longbranch Elem.

The Great Pumpkin Run--October 28th

We have a Longbranch Elementary team for The Great Pumpkin Run in Ohio this fall. Check out the race site here:
When you register, add our social team (Longbranch Elementary). We're in the 10am wave.

New/Returning Staff 17.18

Coming Up...

31st: Erika on Vacation
1st: Erika on Vacation. Kindercamp for AM at 6pm. New teacher orientation. Steph, Meredith, Rachel, new counselor, and new media specialist return to work.
2nd: Erika on Vacation: Kindercamp for PM at 6pm. New teacher orientation.
3rd: Erika on Vacation. Kagan at New Haven and Longbranch
4th: Erika on Vacation.
7th: ILT meets at 10am
8th: SBDM at 4:30pm
9th: Meet the Teacher Night--classified, we'd love to have ya. UA...we need your help with Heidi, please.
10th: Angela Bauer training at Longbranch
11th: Training at Longbranch with William. Staff social event at Weather Oar Knot after.
14th: Opening Day
15th: PD Day
16th: First day of school!!

**Erika will be out of town July 31-August 4.

Opening Day Business

We will try to limit the amount of “business” time we spend this year so we can focus on the training you need before school starts.

See our site and then click the Opening Day 2017 link at the top of the page for your to-do’s. This is all due on August 16th.


o Code of Ethics

o Staff Manual

o Policy Manual

o Eval Instruments

o CEP and CEP proposed revisions

-Complete BBP training

o Schedules

o PBIS training complete—I haven’t seen a code for this year yet

o Meds training complete

o Staff Info Sheet complete

o Eval Schedule filled in

o Bus tags picked up and address stickers picked up

o AUP read and signed off on—turn in to Melanie.

PBIS Training --Not ready yet

We should be on module IV. All I see on PBS is modules 1, 2, and 3. Hang tight on this requirement.

Bloodborne Pathogens Training

Step-by-step instructions are listed below for all new hire employees, employees who have never used the SafeSchool online training program or those who simply need a guideline.

1. Get your Employee ID number (will be in the upper left hand corner of your munis advice or go to IC, Census, My Data).

2. For New Hires and those who have never used the online training program only. Email or call Christen Morgan to get set up in the SafeSchool training system. (phone number 334-4466 or 334-4455)

3. Go to the SafeSchool Website at (this can be accessed through Boone County Schools website under “FOR STAFF tab, click on “SAFESCHOOLS”)

4. Using your specified username sign onto the system. (Examples listed below)

a. Certified and Classified Staff enter the username using “capital” BC and your 6 digit employee number. (Employee number can be found on your pay stub. i.e.: BC123456)

b. Substitute Staff enter the username using “capital” BC “lower-case” xx and the 4 digit SUB number. (Example: BCxx1234)

5. Once you have logged into the system you will see a list of courses that can be taken, under the “HEALTH” menu. Choose the selection marked “Bloodborne Pathogens Eosure Prevention” that is mid-way through the page and begin the 6. Employees do not need to print out and submit the certificate. Safeschools tracks this for us.

First Payday: August 25th REMINDER: There is a 3 week pay gap built in here. You're waiting an extra week to get your check this year. This won't happen again for 6 years. 2023.

Sign Up for Your 17.18 Club

We're getting a jump start on clubs for 17.18 in hopes of having our first club day in September. Please sign up for the club you want to host next year. These are the clubs the kids requested.

Back to School Agendas

August 11th: TLIM Empowering Instruction
8:30am to 3:30pm

August 14th: Opening Day
8am to 3pm
8-8:30: Happy New Year!! 17.18 Overview
8:30-10:30 WIG Work and Retrain on Lead Measures
10:30-11:00: Office Staff Reminders and Quick Evaluation Review
11:00-11:30: PBL Preview and Summer PD Shareout
11:30am-noon: Lighthouse Team shares Rubric progress toward Lighthouse status and action team focus for 17.18
Noon: lunch
Afternoon: Work on your own and meds training
Would also be a good time for action teams to touch base.

August 15th: PD Day
Classified Staff's 180th Day

8am to 3pm
8-9:30am: PBIS 2.1 with our PBIS team
9:30-12pm: Meditation and Mindfulness with Cathy Sacco
Noon: Lunch
12:30-3:00: Complete online PD's (PBIS, BBP) and complete online handbook review and signoff. All signoffs due before you start work on Wednesday.


Our current Voxer groups are:
  • LB Teacher Share Group (where we can share ideas and resources)
  • ILT 17.18 (instructional leadership team--formerly team leaders)
  • Longbranch Gratitude
  • Lighthouse

If you're not in one of the groups and want to be added, please let Erika know.

Assessment/PD/Meeting Calendar for 17.18

PBLs for 17.18

Please add your planned PBLs to this list. You have "edit" rights to this spreadsheet. Please update it.

This info is also on the Lead Learners site on the front page.

Staff List 17.18

Erin Roach and Candace Clayton--Job share. Lori Stephenson, paraeducator.
Lisa Fischer. Lori Hudson, paraeducator.
Lori Maddux. Shelley Weghorst, paraeducator.

First Grade Teams
Beth Cahill (ELA) and Linda Myers (Math)
Lauren Ward (ELA) and Robin Jones (Math)
Cindy Wright (ELA) and Theresa Sipple (Math)

All 1st grade teachers will teach their own science and social studies.

Second Grade Teams
Susan Alig (ELA/SS) and Kathy Molen (Math and Science)
Kim Delaney (ELA/SS) and Michele Stevens (Math and Science)
Liz Kidwell (ELA/SS) and Amy Shirden (Math and Science) and Mary Cann (co-teacher) and Alex Flamm, paraeducator.

Melanie Siler (self contained)

Third Grade Teams
Diana Harkins (ELA/SS) and Jordan Coyle (Math and Science)
Ryan Barger (ELA/SS) and Donna Linesch (Math and Science)
Cindy Nelson (ELA/SS) and Pat Lucia (Math and Science)

Fourth Grade Teams
Nicki Sagastegui (ELA) and Cheryl Michels (Math)
Trisha Bremer (ELA) and Sarah Harvey (Math)
Amanda Leatherman (ELA) and Candace Heinze (Math)
All teachers teaching science and social studies.

Fifth Grade
Michelle Piatt (ELA), Brittany Pendleton (ELA), and Julia Whalen (ELA)

Meredith Larison (Math), Jenna Stewart (Math), and Sami Cadwallader (Math)
All teachers teaching science and social studies. Teachers do not teach in teams.

Sped Team
Chris Bolanos: Complex Needs
Jennie Wagoner: K, 3, 4, and 5
Heather Lawson: K, 3, 4, ad 5
Mary Balles: Complex Needs
Mary Cann: 1 and 2 (coteach with Shirden/Kidwell)

Shawna Jurgens, Speech

Megan Stahlhut, Speech

Unified Arts Teams
Nitza Fernandez-Plaski: Spanish
Jack Steele: Art

Regina Melvin: Music

Ellen Steele: Reading Intervention
Tammy Freihofer: PE
Susan Niemi: Library and Peggy Hamm, staff support.
Melanie Roberts: STC, 1st grade Keyboarding, 2nd grade PBL, 3-4-5 Double Plan STEAM
Unnamed Teacher: STEAM

Office Staff

Heidi Kesselring, School Secretary

Adrienne Jamison, Staff Support (Everything MEV doesn't do)

Mary Ellen Vollet, Staff Support (Attendance/Enrollments/Truancy)

Shawna Helm, Staff Support (Health)

Jami Niederman, Special Education Clerk

Carol Dwyer, Nurse

Other Folks

Erika Bowles, Principal

Stephanie Stambaugh, Assistant Principal

Meredith Palmer, School Counselor

Heather Bushelman, School Counselor

Rachel Wilcox, Instructional Coach

Erica Bouwie, School Psychologist

Lynn Payne, Cafeteria Manager

Custodial Staff

Angie Collins, Head Custodian

Heather Vargas

Tina Houston

Darrell Cross

Jonathan Chaney--not officially hired

Cafeteria Assistants

Kim Tharpe

Candice Kennedy