Bulldog Brief

We are the Wylie Way!

Thank you for a GREAT Kick off for Wylie Way!

Second week of school is in the books and our first Wylie Way day was a huge success!! Every student I spoke to said they had a wonderful day and enjoyed telling me all about what Kuleana meant to them. Please make sure you provide me feedback with any concerns/suggestions you have to make future Wylie Way day a success. Our next day is September 30. Although this will not be a full day of lessons, we want to work together to make this a great learning day for our students about Kuleana, respect, and relationships.

New #!!!

We have a new hashtag! When posting to social media, use it to make it easier to search for all things SMITH!!! #Bulldogstrong

Posting cool technology lessons? Use #URLearining

a techno tip for the week! #URLearning

Click here to see available opportunities to learn more and/or ask questions about tech tools/iPads/URLearning. These are not mandatory, but rather, opportunities to enrich your technology toolbox.

Here's an informative article from EdWeek about a teacher who redefined her classroom instruction as a result of the technology, in particular, iPads. I love this quote from the article: "So if you begin to implement a new app in your classroom and it falls flat, react by asking yourself what you’ve learned. Welcome your students into this culture of learning from adversity." Here at Smith we teach more than the curriculum. Mistakes and failures are just as important as celebrations and successes. Embrace these teachable moments!

It seems everyone has been able to login to Google! Huge celebration! Way to go!

The Blog is working! Shout out to Mrs. Kelley for her enthusiasm to blog. If you haven't signed up to follow it, you can do it here!


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Ecourses Reminder

There 4 required ecourses to complete:

*Smith Bloodborne Pathogens (due 9/1)

*2015-2016 Suicide Prevention (due 9/30)

*D2L Child Abuse Prevention (due 9/30...yay!)

*Smith 2015-2016 Sexual Harassment (9/1)

It looks like nearly everyone has completed the ecourses. Thank you!

House Update

Friday's House Meeting was a little long, so a BIG thank you for your patience!! The link below will take you to the House Roster Spreadsheet. All "New to Smith" students are now on this document if you need to verify their house:)


Wylie ISD College Fair

Wylie East High School

September 15 from 6-8

Speaking of COLLEGE

Think College Thursday

We will be highlighting a college in Texas this week!!

Hint: They are red and black; it is located in Lubbock, Texas; the mascot is the Masked Rider known as Raider Red

Wear your favorite College Shirt or wear the one we are highlighting and be prepared for a picture!

Word of the week: College. Kids can write down their definitions and turn them in to the office in the red box.

On the Calendar

9/8 - Staff Meeting

9/8 - K-2 Science Fair meeting - one representative needs to attend per grade level

9/9 - 3rd/4th grade PLC - Math planning with Cindy Bogart

9/9-9/10 - Musical Auditions for our 3rd and 4th graders

9/10 - Breakfast with Grandparents or someone special in their lives - 6:45 - 7:25 am (remember parking will be crazy - come a little early)

9/10 - K-2 PLC planning with Laura Moore

9/10 - WatchDOG kickoff - 6:00 p.m.

9/11 - Bulldog Boogie

9/14 - Team Leader Meeting

9/15 - Wylie College Fair at WEHS 6:00 - 8:00

9/16 - 3rd/4th PLC - ELA planning with Greg Gibson

9/17 - K-2 PLC planning with Jackie Prater

9/18 - Bulldog Boogie