Bearcat Brief

March 28, 2018

Notes from Niki

We have almost made it to Spring Break. I know it is a mad rush to the end once we return. Please take some "me time" over the break. Look for a Google Doc soon with all of our end of the year dates in your inbox soon.

The Student Showcase has snuck up on my a little bit. I know Cheryl shared some documents with you. I have information below too, just so it is all in one place.

Student Showcase

Tentative Schedule:

5:30-6:25 Showcase Open House

  • Science Fair

  • Enrichment Fair

  • Art Displays

  • FCS snacks

  • Classroom Activities

  • Trash Bag Pickup

6:30 6th Band Performance

6:45 Choir

Please update the form that Cheryl shared so we can print an accurate "menu" for parents.

GLA Testing

This is the same thing that was in the brief last week, I just thought you might want to keep it fresh in your mind.

Day 1- April 16

7:59- 8:09 Advisory

8:10- 9:40 ELA Session 1 in all areas 6-8

9:44- 10:24- 1st Hour

10:28- 11:08- 2nd Hour

11:12-11:33- A Lunch

11:37- 12:17- A 4th Hour

11:12- 11:52- B 4th Hour

11:56- 12:17- B Lunch

12:21- 1:01- 3rd Hour

1:05- 1:45- 5th Hour

1:49- 2:29- 6th Hour

2:33- 3:15- 7th Hour

See calendar below for outline of remaining testing.

Professional Reading/ Resources:

As we move forward with 1:1 next year, I'm sure 7th and 8th-grade teachers are considering how that is going to impact their classrooms. This article, from Monica Burns, has some not-so-subtle marketing for Language!Live, a paid product, but also outlines many considerations for using/incorporating technology in all of our classes.

Insurance Meetings

Make plans to attend one of these meetings even if you don't take the health insurance.

Wednesday, April 11- 8:15, 9:30, 1:45, 3:30

Thursday, April 12- 9:00, 10:00, 1:00, 2:30, 3:30

All meetings will be in the boardroom.

Upcoming Events


March 28- Student Council Meeting, 3:15- 5:00

March 29- April 2: Easter Break


April 3- 7/8 Track @Union Quad

April 4- Paraprofessional Appreciation Day

April 5- HMS Student Showcase, 5:30-7:00

April 6- HMS Track Relays

Gate- Tara and Betsy- Paula asks that you get there ASAP after the bell

April 9- 7/8 Track @Pacific Quad

April 10- Faculty Meeting, 7:30

April 11 or 12- Required Insurance Meeting

April 12- 7/8 Track @Owensville

April 12- Board of Education Meeting

April 16- MAP Testing begins

April 19- 7/8 Grade Track @ Linn

April 25- HMS Student Council Meeting

April 26- 27- Algebra I EOC, Jeremy's class will eat first lunch these days

April 27- SOM assembly- we might need to make a change depending on testing

April 28- 7/8 Grade Track @Pacific