Panther Press

for the Week of Feb 11 Plus

Reminders from the Principal

We have added some new faces to our ranks this past week. Please join me in welcoming Teresa MacKay (6th Grade SC/SS/ISD), Jonathan Buchwalter (7th/8th SS/ISD) & Tiffany Sudbury (Business Tech). Sheila Vardaman will replace Ms. Champion and is scheduled to begin Feb 13. If you have a chance, please go by and introduce yourself and make them feel welcome.

Make sure you are reading the Panther Press each week and planning accordingly. Visit the Google Classroom to ensure you know when things are due. The next set of lesson plans will be due Feb 15.

The forms for submitting Parent Contacts is in the Google Classroom. Make sure these are up-to-date. It is the expectation that parent contacts are entered when they are made not at the end of the nine weeks or days/weeks/months later. It is imperative that these contacts are made prior to the end of the Nine Weeks. we cannot have any surprises. All students who are failing your class must be contacted before the end of the semester.

All teachers will be required to administer a minimum of four assessments every nine weeks: two before progress reports and two after. The two Unit Assessments count towards the total minimum assessments required: One unit assessment must be before progress reports and one after. Plan accordingly so that required RTI activities can be completed prior progress reports and report cards going home. Progress reports were sent home this week and we will be checking grade books to ensure the minimum number of assessments have been administered.

I need to remind ALL staff members of a couple of things: 1) all staff members are required to remain on campus during the work day unless they have permission from an administrator to leave for school related business (teachers must sign out in Mr. Anders' Office and classified must clock out as well), 2) All staff are responsible for electronic communications and items shared through the google platform. We will be adding additional documents as the year progresses. "I did not read my email" or "I did not know how to access the google folders" is not an acceptable excuse.


All teachers will be required to sit with their students during lunch. Lunch is not duty free. All teachers are responsible for the students they take to lunch whether the students are in the hall on the way to lunch, in the line to get their food, at the lunch table, taking their trash to the garbage and in the hall on the way back to lunch. Supervision of students assigned to the teacher is one of the primary professional responsibilities of the teacher. Teachers are required to ensure their table and areas are clean when they leave the lunchroom.

Important Reminders for the Week of Feb 11 Plus

Feb 11 - Timecards approved by 3 PM

Feb 11 - CARE Meeting at HES

Feb 12 - Faculty Meetings in Conference Room - Mid-Year Walkthrough Results

Feb 12 - NJHS Meeting after school in Room 104

Feb 12 - Yearbook meeting after school in Bus Tech Lab

Feb 12 - HMS Boys Tennis vs Westminster @ Oak Mountain

Feb 13 - Student Council Meeting after school in FACs classroom

Feb 14 - HMS Boys and Girls Tennis vs Bragg @ Montcrief Tennis Courts in Gardendale

Feb 15 - MEDC in Conference Room

Feb 15 - Last day to sign up for Track tryouts with Ms. Borst and Mr. Sizelove.

Feb 15 - Lesson Plans due in Google Classroom by 3 PM

Feb 15 - Grades due by 3 PM

Feb 18 - Presidents' Day - School Closed

Feb 19 - Faculty Meetings in the Library

Feb 19 - Timecards approved by 3 PM

Feb 19 - Track tryouts after school

Feb 19 - HMS Boys and Girls Tennis @ McAdory

Feb 19 - HMS Softball vs Minor @ Natalie Bunn Field

Feb 19 - HMS Baseball @ Helena

Feb 21 - HMS Boys and Girls Tennis vs Bragg @ Montcrief Tennis Courts

Feb 21 - HMS Baseball @ McAdory

Feb 22 - Grades due by 3 PM

Feb 23 - HMS Baseball vs Clanton @ Bud Newell Field (Double Header)

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