Pershing's Official Weekly-Week of September 7th

Growth Plan Indicators Due in Tower by September 10th

Teachers should have their three indicators selected and in Tower by this Thursday, September 10th. All components of the Growth Plan should be complete by October 1st. More details will be the focus of our Faculty Meeting/Learning Session this Tuesday, September 8th at 3pm in the small gym.

Getting Started with TOWER

Step 1: Go to TOWER website: https://www.randatower.com/login/springfield

· Add this site to your Favorites or save to your Desktop

Step 2: Your long SPS email is your username. Ex) bquirk@spsmail.org

· your initial password is Teacher1 – you will be promoted to change your password upon logging in

· If you have previously accessed Tower but have forgotten your password, click the Forgot Password? link

The Next Two Weeks. . .



Monday, September 7th

-NO SCHOOL (Labor Day)

Tuesday, September 8th

-Faculty Meeting/Learning Session (3 to 3:45pm-Band Room)

-Washington DC Trip Meeting (5:30-6:15pm)

Wednesday, September 9th

-Faculty Meeting/Learning Session (7 to 7:45am in the Office Conference Room; for those that have a school conflict the afternoon prior and could not attend on Sept 8th)

-Guest Speaker for Voyagers (8-9am)

-GOTR (3-4:15pm)

-Debate Meeting (Room 208) from 3 to 4:30pm

-GBB vs. HHills (7th Grade at Pershing)

-FB vs. Westport at JFK (5:30pm)

Thursday, September 10th

-SPED Staffing (Holiman's Room) 2:50-3:50pm

-MS Open House (6 to 7pm); Dinner provided for teachers that RSVP from 5:15-6pm.

Friday, September 11th

-Elementary Health Fair (8 to 10:30am)

-Fall Pep Assembly (1:55-2:40pm)


Monday, September 14th

-GOTR (3-4:15pm)

-Elem PTA Board Mtg (3-3:30pm)

-Cheer Practice (3:10-4:30pm)

Tuesday, September 15th

-FB vs. HHills at GHS (5:30pm)

Wednesday, September 16th

-Health Curriculum Writing (McClure)

-Backpack Delivery

-Principal Meetings at KAC

-GOTR (3-4:15pm)

-Debate Meeting (Room 208) from 3 to 4:30pm

Thursday, September 17th

-GBB vs. Pipkin (8th at Pershing)

-Elem Open House (6 to 7pm); Pie at 5:30pm

Friday, September 11th

-Eat and Run for Elementary

Last Week at a School Near You-----------Check Out Pershing on You Tube

The Cheerleaders at the First Football Game


Spanish Classes Presented Their Projects


Math Stations with Technology


Moving and Grooving


Recognized This Week Through the SPS Employee Online Nomination--

Mrs. Putman

Mrs. Putman puts a lot of effort and time working with the Pershing Debate team. Her interactions with students are always positive. I am confident the skills the students are learning in debate will be used the rest of their lives.

Mrs. McClure

Mrs. McClure has been instrumental in getting the Backpack Program up and going for Pershing. She has been dedicated to make sure the process will run smoothly and that student needs will be met.

Dan White

Dan is such a hard worker. I don't know if I've ever seen him sit down. He is always busy making our school a better place. He has a hard job, but he does it with a smile on his face. Anytime I make a request of him, he takes care of it quickly and without question. I really appreciate the hard work he does.

Officer Ball

Officer Ball makes himself a presence in the halls of our school. He always makes a point of speaking with teachers and students as he passes. Many people have commented on how much they enjoy seeing him patrolling the halls and playground. He even took a few minutes to toss a frisbee with a lonely student.

Mrs. Cox

Mrs. Cox worked hard to re-open the library after some damaged books were discovered. She managed to get the library re-opened to staff and students in a timely manner.

Mrs. Mossberger and the Elementary Team

Mrs. Mossberger does a fantastic job at the elementary car line every day. She wears a smile on her face regardless of the "feedback" she receives from those waiting in the car line as she insures kids are safely and efficiently sent home. And kudos to the whole elementary team for working to make the process better!

Make sure and recognize your co-worker online through the district website or following this link: http://www.springfieldpublicschoolsmo.org/pages/SPSMO/DistrictInfo/Springfield_Learning_Model/Staff/Employee_Recognition_Form