Pony Tracks

March 8

ERPD and Pot Luck

Our final ERPD of the 16-17 school will be something a bit different! We will be offering a conference style selection of PD. You will be able to attend any combination of the following:

Chickens in the HOUSE 101-Care and basic

Poultry for Peanuts-Kids and chickens

Biddies and Babies- Little chicks and poultry life cycles

Chickens Handlin' and Wranglin'-Learn to hold and catch and handle poultry

All poultry classes will be taught by master chicken handler, Kelly Shepard

Gardening for the Rest of Us- 'nuff said

Strawberry Fields FOREVER-strawberries in our curriculum

Tikes and Turf-Kids and gardening during the school year

Edible Grass-herbs and back porch greens

All gardening classes will be taught by a master gardener from the Onslow County Exchange

Just Breathe- deep breathing and yoga for classes

Cool, Calm, and Collected-Mindfulness

Yo Kids-moves for kids

Just Because-relaxation and feel good stuff just to make you happy!

All well-being classes will be taught by Dani Marshburn of Infinite Yoga and Wellness.

Here is the schedule:





Mrs. Starling will teach her literacy block from 1-2. You may pick any of the classes you like. A formal class selection will be sent out prior to ERPD.

We will open lunch at 11:30. Lunch will be "Good Food" in honor of ALL our biggest losers! Please bring dishes and desserts that are low-carb, organic, grass-fed, close to the source, local, etc. any or all of these. Provide a recipe card for your dish and it's name. We will have prizes for the best dish in each of the following categories.




Main Dish


Every grade is asked to participate to the best of their ability but no one will ever be excluded from the feast!


Please fill out the form below regarding your possible plans for next year. This form is not official and it is not a commitment. This is a way to get some idea of how I can support you and your career choices as we look ahead. Please know that making the choice that is best for you is what matters most.


Mentoring Minds

I have seen some good use of our Mentoring Minds materials as I have roamed the campus. Please send me an update on your usage. Please complete this form. It is anonymous so please be candid.



We need several classes to volunteer to take the recycling out to the canisters.

Student Placement Card Feedback

Please look in our One Note Notebook in the table of contents to locate our proposed student placement cards. Cards will be filled out for use in creating classes for the 17-18 school year. The precise process will be shared at a later date but for now please take a look and let me know if any changes need to be made.

Global Showcase

Here is the information for the upcoming Global Showcase. Please let me know if you are interested in going and showing off your kids!

Thursday, April 20, 2017 Northside High School 4:00 - 5:30 pm

In conjunction with the topic for the 2017 School Speech Contest and the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development

Impact [‘im,packt]

1. The action of one object coming forcibly into contact with another

2. Come into forcible contact with another object

3. Have a strong effect on someone or something

Participants in the Onslow County School System's Global Innovation Showcase are encouraged to locally or globally make an impact.

Global Challenge Related Question Examples

How can I/we.......

end poverty?

end hunger, achieve food security and promote sustainable agriculture?

ensure healthy lives and promote well-being?

ensure quality education for all and promote lifelong learning?

achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls?

ensure access to water and sanitation for all?

ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all?

reduce inequality within and among countries?

make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable?

ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns?

take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts?

conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources?

sustainably manage forests and halt biodiversity loss?

promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies?


• Identify a concern, a desired change or a vision you wish to impact. "How can we, as (students, teachers, a school, citizens, community, stewards, scientist, etc.), plan/design/create/solve/make, etc. and in order to make an impact."

• Brainstorm causes and possible solutions.

• Develop a plan to address some part of the problem (or the whole problem)

• Decide on a platform to share your project.

Sharing of Projects:

Thursday, April 20, 2017 Northside High School 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Your school is welcome to share one or more projects. Performance and visual arts groups are welcome.

Your school is welcome to share one or more projects. Performance and visual arts groups are welcome!

The majority of presentations will be in the commons area. If a group is requesting to perform on stage, please indicate those needs on the google form. Set up may begin at 3:30 pm.

Week at a Glance

Tuesday 14

Academic Derby v. Silverdale

Principal's Meeting, Castle gone

Wednesday 15

Queen's class to NC Acquarium

Committee Meetings

Thursday 17th

Data Team Meeting Castle Gone

Tuesday 21

Academic Derby v. Parkwood

National Elementary Honor's Society Inductions, 4th and 5th Grade staff, please plan to attend 6:30-7:30

Thursday 23


Monday 27

School Speech Contest (Media Center at 8:45 am)

Castle Gone

3rd Grade Multiplication Bee at 5:30 at Blue Creek

Tuesday 28

Academic Derby v. Blue Creek; Stitz gone to Novice AP workshop

Thursday 30

Grades Close

First grade PST American Symbols 6pm to 7pm

Friday 31

Principal's meeting: Castle Gone

IST at TECC: Castle and M. Starling gone