Week At A Glance

October 23-30, 2017

HSE 21 Corner

Welcome back from Fall Break! Wasn't a full week nice this year?! This week we have several times where our reflection on HSE 21 will occur. Of course, on Monday you will continue the important inquiry work in your PLC. Remember to keep posting your minutes to Canvas.

Then on Wednesday we have a staff meeting to hear more details about our partnership with Community Health counseling, Youth Mentoring Initiative of Fishers (YMI), the Lilly Counseling Grant for HSE ($2.1 million!) and, if time, a brief discussion of the two remaining pillars of HSE 21 Best Practices- Transfer of Learning (the why) and Content and Curriculum (the what). The HSE 21 graphic is at the end of this WAG.

Finally, we finish out the week with Team Meetings all day Thursday and follow-up on Friday afternoon for any unfinished fifth grade teams. We will continue to discuss progress of students, particularly our sub-groups. We can also discuss info you gained from parent conferences.

Mac to High Sierra Update

From Jeff Harrison...


It is Technology’s recommendation to update your MacBook Air to the newest Operating System to High Sierra. Fall break would be a great time to do so!

What do I need to know ahead of time?

  • It will take about 60-90 minutes to update; during this time, you will not be able to you use your MacBook Air.
  • You will want to be sure your MacBook Air is plugged into a power source.
  • You will be prompted for the admin username and password.
    • Username: lmstaff (lowercase L)
    • Password: HSEloc@1 (lowercase L)

How do I update my device?

Can I do this at home?

  • Yes, as long as you can connect to the internet to download the installer.

Why the update?

  • Now that High Sierra has been released, Apple will no longer be updating the older Operating System (Sierra), thus your computer will no longer receive critical security updates if you do not update.
  • Apple has identified a security vulnerability in their Sierra operating system – it has been corrected in High Sierra.

What if I do not feel comfortable updating my MacBook Air?

  • Your building tech will be happy to assist you with the update. Please contact them for assistance.

When do I need to have this completed?

  • Ideally, the sooner the better. We will send out a couple more reminders to those that have not updated over the next six weeks. In December, we will have the building techs work directly with those that have not updated to make sure all MacBook Airs are updated prior to Winter Break.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.



I have had about a dozen staff members email me over break that were unable to log into their Macs after updating to High Sierra. It would appear for some, not all, that after updating the Mac, we need to hardwire you back on our network to login one time to allow you to login wirelessly. Apple is aware of this issue and are making updates to correct this.

If you would like to wait until after Fall Break to update, that is certainly fine. If you do happen to update your Mac and are unable to log in, your building tech will be able to assist you when you return on Monday or we can assist getting you back on here at the administration building.

TDS News


How is Lucy Calkins going? Are you ready for your next unit? Remember to use the online resources as you begin to plan. Going online allows you to visualize the entire unit. The online resources also allow you to access materials quickly.

According to the 5th grade Humanities map, it is suggested that you move to Unit 4, The Research Based Argument Essay. However, I strongly suggest that you follow the units in order. I have learned that Lucy's Writing Units build upon each other. The language and terminology she mentions in Unit 4 will not make sense to students because the other units haven't been introduced yet. Therefore, I think it is best that you start Unit 2, The Lens of History, after Fall Break.


I find this to be a great resources when referring to our math instruction!


Flipgrid: If you are using Flipgrid in the classroom, here is an emoji rubric for your students to evaluate others!

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What's Happenin' at the Creek!

Happy Birthday, Liberty Smith!! - October 17th

Monday, October 23, rot I5

  • Red Ribbon Week
  • Safe Schools Week
  • Mix it Up Day at all lunches
  • 2:33pm - Student dismissal
  • 2:40 - 3:25 - PLC time

Tuesday, October 24, rot F1

  • 7:15 - Staff picture
  • 1:00 - District Equity Team Meeting- Randy
  • 3:00 - Building Discussion Meeting
  • 3:00-4:00pm - Choir (dismissal out front)
  • 3:00pm - FCI Discussion Meeting

Wednesday, October 25, rot. F2

  • 7:00 - Student Council
  • 1:00-3:00 - Compliance Training - Bookroom
  • 2:30 - District PLC Guiding Coalition meeting- Randy
  • 3:00 - Staff meeting- Community Health Presentation
  • 3:00-3:50 - Spell Bowl
  • 3:00-4:00 - Art Club

Thursday, October 26, rot. F3

  • 7:00-7:35am - PBIS/RtI
  • Team Meetings - all teams/grade levels
  • 10:00 - Earthquake drill
  • 3:00 - PBIS/RtI
  • 3:00-4:00 - Choir
  • 3:00-4:00 - FCI Connect

Friday, October 27, rot. F4

  • Happy Birthday, Marcia Gibson!
  • 10:00-11:00 - ISTEP planning meeting - Randy
  • Continued 5th Grade team meetings (student data)

Monday, October 30, rot. F5

  • 2:33pm - Student dismissal
  • 2:40-3:25pm - PLC time

Tuesday, October 31, rot. C1

  • 3:00-5:00pm - Boys' Basketball tryouts
  • 3:00-4:00pm - Choir (out front)

Wednesday, November 1, rot. C2

  • 9:30am-3:00pm - GAK Steering Team meeting (John, Jessica, Kim)
  • 3:00-3:50 - Spell Bowl
  • 3:00-4:00 - Art Club
  • 3:00-4:00pm - Staff Professional Development

Thursday, November 2, rot. C3

  • 3:00-5:00pm - Boys' Basketball tryouts
  • 3:00-4:00pm - Choir (out front)

Friday, November 3, rot. C4

  • 8:00-9:00am - BIM (Conference room)
  • 3:00-5:00pm - Boys' Basketball tryouts
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FCI Miscellaneous notes

Meeting dates:

PD Dates

9/27, 11/1, 12/6, 1/17, 2/7, 3/7, 4/11

Staff Meetings

Fourth Wednesday of the month (exception November)

  • August 23rd
  • September 27th
  • November 29th
  • January 24th
  • February 28th
  • March 28th
  • April 25th


Every Monday except:





Team Meetings

Third Thursday/Friday of the month (exception - May)

  • September 21 & 22
  • October 26 & 27
  • November 16 &17
  • January 18 & 19
  • February 15 & 16
  • March 15 & 16
  • April 19 & 20
  • May 10 & 11

Admin Acct. for new devices:

MAC: Username: Lmstaff / Password: HSEloc@1

Windows 10 Machines (Dell & Surface): Username: .\Lmstaff / Password: HSEloc@1

Front Row - (RtI/exceptional learners)

Log in- fci-general@hse.k12.in.us

password - frontrow2014

class code (any student in the school edition) - 8ztau4

NWEA windows:

Fall: Monday, August 14 to Friday, September 1

Winter: Monday, December 4 to Monday, December 18

Spring: Monday, April 30 to Tuesday, May 15