March 14, 2015

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Duties: Week of 3/16/15 and3/23/15

First two names are car duty and the last three are bus duty.
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Make sure you have updated your PDSAs after we missed so many days for snow. Thank you.

Parent Night-Report Cards

Monday, April 20, 2015

5:00 to 7:00 PM

Any report cards that are not picked up that night, will be given out on Tuesday, April 21.

Calendar Updates

Calendar Changes -We have missed 6 days due to inclement weather. 4 days were forgiven by the BOE on Monday night. 2 days will be made up. April 3rd and June 12th are now student days. February 17th and 26th are now Annual Leave days and April 7th and 8th are optional teacher workdays.

August-Back to School

Rising 6th Graders' Summer Transition Camp

August 11, 2015 From 9:00 to 3:00

See Parks if you would like to participate that day. $100 stipend.

Teachers' First Day

August 18, 2015 Required Day

6th Grade Open House

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

7th and 8th Grade Open House

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Kathy Beck Training 3/24/15 During Planning

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Edcite-Recommended by Jolly

Edcite Common Core Practice

  • Use Interactive Questions: Create SBAC & PARCC items with passage highlighting, dynamic graphs, image labels, and more.
  • Customize for Your Class: Change assignments easily to fit the needs of your class: add, edit or delete questions as needed.
  • Discover great Assignments: Find assignments, built by other teachers, in our Library; and share your creations with other teachers here!
  • Free up your time with Edcite!: Not only in building assignments but also in reviewing student responses. And, it's free!

Free Holocaust Workshop

Free, one-day workshop for which substitute pay is provided, on Holocaust Education given by The North Carolina Council on the Holocaust (we are a part of DPI). Teachers also receive CEU credits (6 contact hours) for attending. Held at Corriher Lipe Middle School, 214 W. Rice Street, Landis, NC, on April 21, 2015. This promises to be a wonderful workshop that features our Holocaust Scholar, Dr. Peter Stein, and Holocaust Survivor, Dr. Zev Harel. If you are interested in this opportunity for the teachers of Iredell-Statesville County, I have attached a form/announcement so that teachers might apply to attend. Teachers can email me directly either individually or collectively. Lynda Moss

Critical Conversation

Great resource: Life and Math - click here. “It’s only one of eight Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice, but we can change schools and change lives if we truly implement Mathematical Practice 3: “Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.”

IMPACT It Thursdays

Using Apple applications and tools as HYIS TNL # 12623

I can use Apple applications and tools as high yield instructional strategies in my classroom instruction.

3/19 4/16 4/30 (3 part series)

Wrapping It Up: TNL#12624

I can use Apple applications and tools to create assessments and review activities.


A Fresh Start: TNL#12625

I can use Apple applications and tools to create organizational tools for back-to-school preparation.


Free Webinars

Keep Learning! Check out these free webinars offered throughout the next month from 11 am - 12 pm. You’ll find hour long literacy, math, and technology webinars from insightful leaders in education. Can’t listen in from 11 am - 12 pm? They’ll send you the recording so you can listen and learn later!
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