Mercury Online Happenings

September 3rd-7th 2012

Upcoming Dates to Remember

  • Monday, September 3rd: Labor Day Holiday
  • Tuesday, September 4th: Last day for new high school enrollment (students who have not already been in school this semester and would not be coming with transfer grades cannot enroll after this date)
  • Tuesday, September 4th: STAFF MEETING @ 7pm Eastern in Stephanie's office (these will always be at this time on the 1st Tuesday of each month- mark your calendar!)
  • September 10th: All new hires will receive 1st paycheck
  • Tuesday, September 18th: Online Paragon Night for K-HS Paragon @ 8:30pm Eastern
  • Wednesday, September 19th: Paragon Night for CA and AZ
  • Thursday, September 27th: 1st Parent Education Meeting @ 8:30pm Eastern in Collaborate
  • **Beginning August 28th, all adjunct teachers must submit invoices to Brenda McCullers on the 14th and 28th of the month**

Staff Spotlight

This week's spotlight is Stephen Walker. Stephen teaches students at the Wildomar Center in California and grew up right there too:) Stephen was surrounded by "school" from the time he was little, as many of his family members are teachers. He KNEW for sure that teaching was not for him, but as you can see that changed.

Stephen says....
"I later attended Concordia University in Irvine, California. It was there I realized what a huge impact teachers were having on students. Teaching didn't seem like job for just anybody. I was excited to have an impact on young people. I received my bachelor's degree in 2007 and was blessed with the opportunity of working with Mercury Online Academy in 2009 after my dad's school began working with them. So now, here I am, loving what I do. Currently, I have no children but have adopted my girlfriend's dog, Dakota. She is all I can handle right now :) I am looking forward to the future."

We appreciate all that you do Stephen and are happy you are part of the team!

Mercury Sunshine!

  • We wish Ashley Pierce's father a quick recovery from back surgery. We are thinking of you and your family Ashley:)

Exciting Development..... Introducing Online Paragon Nights!

We will begin hosting Paragon Nights for our online families this school year. We are very excited about this opportunity.

The first online Paragon night via Collaborate will be September 18th - 8:30 EDT - 5:30 PDT

Isaac was a very naughty boy!

We were watching Hurricane Isaac very closely this week. He managed to impact our Florida teachers with flooding, power outages (which you know what that means.... INTERNET OUTAGES!!!)

We are glad you are all safe - check out this little one, who happens to belong to Sarah Zayas!

Targeted Learning Series..... What is it?

Each Tuesday at 11am Eastern, Stephanie Dunbar holds a BRIEF (10-15 minutes) Collaborate session on a "hot topic" pertaining to Mercury. Anyone is invited to attend....... The meetings are held in Stephanie's Collaborate office, which can always be accessed from Desire2Learn.

Join us if you can:)

Have a wonderful and relaxing long weekend- you deserve it!