Howl at The Trail

Weekly Update January 18, 2016

Weekly Reminders


Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday - Enjoy the day off


Panther Victory - Free Jeans

7:15 AM School Improvement Council

3:30-4:30 Grade level, department, etc. meeting (ELA Book Study)


11:00-12:45 PTO Birthday Lunches for December and January
4:00 - Academic Team Meeting @ Lewisville


5:00 - Basketball vs Gold Hill - Boys home; Girls away


9:00 BTMS Geography Bee- Media Center

Saturday, January 23rd

All State Band Auditions @ Lexington HS
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January 20 - Imani Lyle

Faculty Focus

Thanks to Beth McCormick, Cheryl Bauer, Meaghan Gay and Trish Mumaw for staying for an extremely late night IEP meeting. Putting our kids first is greatly appreciated.
BTMS Academic Challenge Team competed in their first match last week. Thanks to Jennifer McGinnis and all of the other teachers who have made sure the first event went off without a hitch.
Thanks to Mr. Edwards for organizing this years Geography Bee. Yet another opportunity for BTMS students to shine in their are of strength.
Sommer and Bethany put together an awesome School Board Appreciation display from BTMS. Thanks for using your talents to show BTMS' appreciation.

Nuts and Bolts

Substitute Training

I have been asked to meet with a new group of substitutes for training. Please let me know from a teacher's perspective what expectations you have for a sub in your class. This will help make sure we have the best subs possible. I need this information by Friday, January 22.

Sorry A Few Extra Emails This Week

You will be receiving a few emails regarding SLOs, SAFE-T, Go Fund me sites, etc. Please make sure you take a minute to read them so you know your responsibilities.

Spring 2016 Professional Development Opportunities

Thank you! On Friday I was told how many of you have been embracing technology to help our students engage more and to help you as teachers. I love hearing these types of reports, so keep it up.

Click the link below to access information about professional development opportunities available this spring:

Spring 2016 Professional Development

Remember that these sessions are open to all faculty and staff in the Fort Mill School District and you must register through eSchool Solutions in order to participate with the exception of the session and the Google Certified Educator Q&A. A link to eSchool Solutions is on the FMSD webpage under “For Staff”. If you do not have an eSchool Solutions account or are unsure of your login information, please let me know.

This Week's Quote

I know many of us started New Year's resolutions. Right about now is when many of us will wonder if they are worth keeping. So when you start to think if it time to give in - read the picture below!
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Timberwolves demonstrate:

  • Teamwork
  • Responsibility
  • Ambition
  • Integrity
  • Leadership