The Challenger Dispatch

Sept. 28-Oct. 2 PINK Week

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Team Meeting Notes

Thank you for forwarding these to me and/or posting on Edmodo. Please remember that you are to meet once a week, all members should be present, and please add a few words regarding the discussion. Thank you team leaders for guiding the teams!

School Net

Please see the email from Lisa regarding codes and times to give test. DO NOT retest anyone without speaking with me first. Thank you for all your hard work with your students up to this point. I know the results will show.


Wednesday, Sep. 30th, 2:45pm

Conference Room






Blue Ribbon Schools

Space Camp

Author Visit

Wednesday, Sep. 30th, 8am

AV room

This event is for our 5th graders :-)

SchoolNet Testing

Monday, Sep. 28th, 8am

13555 Chaney Thompson Road Southeast

Huntsville, AL

D.S.T. Tidbits (Discipline, Safety, and Technology)


As the school year is progressing, we will be requesting parent conferences along with requests being made by parents to meet. The first article below discusses just how to handle parent concerns. The best thing to remember is start positive and move towards the point of the meeting. The second article is an easy read where a teacher discusses her PBL failure and why? Just another opportunity to keep us reflective about PBL and student engagement.

Addressing various parent concerns

My PBL Failure: 4 Tips for Planning Successful PBL


A grade book spot checked on Friday revealed that we still have teachers who haven’t properly set up their STI gradebook. Once I take a look every teacher’s gradebook, I will meet individually with those that I found mistakes. Also, remember to post grades weekly.


On Friday when I came to a few rooms the magnetic strip wasn’t being used. The magnetic strips over the key latch area during the day and keeping your door locked is a requirement of HCS Safety plan so please lock your door and properly place the magnetic strip. I know one of the issues is the door doesn’t stay closed. Just know this bothers me, too.

If your strip has been misplaced let me know as soon as possible so I can get you a new one.

“Don’t sweat the small stuff it’s not worth it”J