September 26, 2015
Let's get fired up!! October 6, 6:00-8:00pm
Good luck to Ms. Angela McKenzie!
Aspire: After school STEM learning program
Welcome to Mr. McNeill!
Hallway Huddle - Wednesdays at 8:30ish
Student sign on
If you have any students who cannot get logged into any of our digital accounts, such as Aleks or iReady, please submit a work order as soon as possible. Ms. Redmond will work quickly to get these issues resolved. Thank you!
As some of you may recall, new federal guidelines were passed in the last year about food at school. We must always be careful that we are not "competing" with the child nutrition offerings within the school and during the school day. There are strict regulations, now, on school fundraisers and snack machines in that no food can be sold during the school day (including 30 minutes before and after the school day hours). If you enjoy giving treats for positive rewards, try miner bucks instead! Great alternative! And please remember that all fundraising ideas must be approved through me, first, for this very reason. If you ever have questions, just ask!
Test Scores in PowerSchool now...
Test scores from last spring are now in PowerSchool. Please check a few transfer students that you know came from another NC district, especially CMS, and who would have tested in that district. The test dates in PS for 2015 EOGs will be 05/01/2015 and Spring 2015 EOCs will be 06/01/2015. Scores were loaded based on student’s ID at their current school and not by school attended for testing. Again, the grade level for the test is incorrect. For example a current 5th grade student. The test are 4th Grade Math and Reading but the Grade Level is 5. PS is loading the student’s current grade level and not the grade the student was in when the test was administered. DPI is aware of the problem.
Big 3 Goals for 15-16 School year
- Student learning
- PLC alignment
- powerful instructional strategies we haven’t tried before
- Capture the hearts of students and staff
- Structures for student success (MTSS, Behavior, Discipline procedures, Facilities, Communication internally and externally, CULTURE)
** Please note that November 25 is an AL day. There was an error in the CCS published calendar.
September 29: Grade level meetings during planning
September 30: Newsela training at 730am in the computer lab; SS and ELA PLCs
October 1: Math and Science PLCs
October 2: One drive training during planning time (optional)
October 6-9: Fall Spirit Week
October 6: School leadership team meeting at 7:30; fall pep rally; PTSO Bonfire at 6pm
October 9: Chromebook training at 8am for all those that have chrome books
October 12: Miner Time Tumbler Fundraiser kickoff!
October 13: Faculty meeting at 7:30am
October 23: End of 9 weeks grading period and EARLY DISMISSAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
October 26: Workday (uncapped so you can use flex time if needed)
October 27: Grade level meetings
October 28 - 30: Frye’s skating rink behavior rewards (more details later)