April 11, 2016

Why I am in the Business of Education

At the first staff development of the school year, I had everyone write on an index card and share the answer to the following statement -Why I am in the Business of Education. As we prepare for the next round of state testing, please take the time to find that card and reflect on it.

Have a great weekend!

Brick House

The Brick House Committee will be meeting on Tuesday to discuss the incentive for the last quarter.

Benchmark Test April 12 and 13

All grade levels will be benchmark testing on Tuesday and Wednesday. Please make sure to review the assignments emailed to you by Mrs. Brown. The bell schedule is attached below.

April Sunshine

Out next celebration will be the Fiesta Chalupa Luncheon on April 22nd. All you will need to bring is your appetite that day.

Future Event:

June 2nd: Luncheon and Staff Awards

Spotlight Member of the Week: Mrs. Duppstadt, Mrs. Murphy, Mrs. Jones

From a staff member: Thank you for the countless hours that you all have put in to help ensure the success of our 8th grade students on the Science STAAR test by helping us prepare all of our materials.

To nominate a staff member for Spotlight Member of the Week email a Cross the Line Form to Marcia Gonzales.

Picture and Caption-Week of April 11-John Curtin

Submit your picture and caption( 2 to 3 sentences) to Valerie Elias and Kim Cathey no later than Thursday, April 14, 2016.

School Events

April 11-Progress Report Grades Due

April 12-Benchmark Test-6th & 7th Math; 8th Science

April 13-Benchmark Test-6th & 7th Reading; 8th Social Studies

April 14-

April 15

On the Horizon

April 24-School Holiday

April 27-STAAR Pep Rally

April 28-AVID 7th Grade Trip-Texas State

April 30-Science and Social Studies STAAR Blitz

May 2-Progress Report Card Grades/EOC Algebra

May 4-STAAR Pep Rally

May 9-STAAR-6th & 7th Math; 8th Math Retest

May 10-STAAR-6th and 7th Reading; 8th Reading Retest

May 11-STAAR-8th Science

May 12-STAAR-8th Social Studies

May 16-Progress Report Card Grades

May 18th-Staff Meeting

May 19-Art Show @4:30; Beginning Band Concert @7pm

May 20-Special Pop Forms Due/8th Grade Genius 30 Project; 7th & 8th Band Concert

May 27-School Talent Show

May 30-School Holiday

May 31-Awards Ceremony (10am-7th; 1:30-6th; 2:45-8th)

June 1-End of the Year Celebration

June 2-Student Early Release/Teacher Workday

June 3-Teacher Workday