Friday Focus

The Intermediate Team Newsleter

Friday, February 5, 2016

National Wear Red Day for the American Heart Association

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Students, Support Staff, and Teacher of the Month!

Lily Cooper, Mrs. Denman's 4th grade class. Lily is an amazing student! Lily has published her first book this spring and is an inspiration to us all! Lily is friendly and sweet to everyone as well. Lily loves cats and that is why she chose to write a book about cats. Lily is involved in GT, Robotics, Gymnastics, and Karate! We love having Lily as part of our class!

Meagan Gibbons, 5th grade Math. Meagan deserves this honor because she is a consistently hard worker with a positive spirit. Meagan is never afraid to try new things as long as it translates into learning for her students. Meagan has a heart for helping others, which makes her the perfect teacher! Her students know how much she cares and her co-workers do too. Meagan is always considerate of others and we are so proud to have her on our 5th grade team!

Amanda Chism, Intermediate Nurse. Amanda is always eager to help out in need whether it involves sick children, medication reminders, etc. She always has a smile on her face and the children feel very comfortable with her. She is also helpful by making phone calls to parents when questions may arise, and she keeps the teacher notified when students are be treated in the nurse's office. Amanda also helps me with questions about my own personal child after school hours! She is a wonderful asset to our school!

Quick Reminders:

  • Feb. 11th- 4th grade brings desserts for staff
  • Feb. 11th Writing Academy in music room (Music will meet in Multi purpose room)
  • Feb. 12th is the End of the Six weeks
  • Begin entering grades now! On Feb 15th GRADES are DUE by 3:30pm
  • RTI Coming up Feb. 23rd-25th

New to the Calendar:

February 17th- Digital Learning Day! Make a point to use technology to teach your lesson today!

March 2nd- National Reading Day! On this wednesday at 2:30 instead of Drop everything and WRITE, we will DROP EVERYTHING AND READ!



February 15th: Student Holiday-Staff Professional Development Day

Our tentative schedule for Feb. 15th is as follows:

7:30- Intermediate Library- Light breakfast & Get to know you game

8:00 - 9:30 STAAR Training (Library)

9:45 - 12:30 Vertical teams (Math/Science, Reading/Social Studies, Intervention, SpEd)

12:30 - 1:30 Lunch on your own

1:30 - 3:30 PLC Planning


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2016 SHINE Plans Below:

Our Plan overview is below... Notes are being sent home now!

SHINE 2016

Purpose of SHINE: to help as many students as possible understand and achieve the TEKS and what is taught.

  • Mondays and Tuesdays after school until 4:15pm each week. Teachers are to be paid $25 dollars per afternoon they tutor.
  • Mondays are ELA and Writing tutoring
  • Tuesdays are Math and Science Tutoring
  • Each teacher or 2 teacher team is responsible for choosing, organizing and planning when students will attend one of 3 opportunities for SHINE Tutoring
  • 3/4 Teachers will complete SHINE tutoring during these 3 times 1) Class Computer lab time, 2) class Library time, 3) after school on Monday or Tuesday
  • 5th grade is scheduling their IN School SHINE times with Mrs. Edney because they don't have a computer and library time.
  • Notes will be distributed to Teachers Tuesday, January 19th...Teachers will fill out each note for the students they want to attend between now and May and specifically assign them to a time slot. Notes will be passed out to students by Friday, January, 21st
  • Students/Parents will sign and return notes until Feb. 13th
  • Snacks will be in classrooms
  • Bus pick-up will be in front of the 5th grade building. Leave classrooms at 4:15pm
  • Parent pick-up will be in front of the office. Leave classrooms at 4:15.
Dates of SHINE:

  • SHINE tutoring that meets during the day (computer and library time) may begin as soon as student notes are received back to the teacher

After School SHINE Tutoring will follow the schedule below:

First Round after school time slot for 5th Reading/Math and 4th Writing

  • 4th Grade Writing: Mondays in February and March from Feb. 22, Feb. 29, March 14, March 21st
  • 5th Grade Reading: Mondays in February and March from Feb. 22, Feb. 29, March 14, March 21st
  • 5th Grade Math: Tuesdays in February and March from Feb. 23, March 1, March 15, March 22nd
Second Round, after school time slot for 4th and 3rd Reading/Math and 5th Science
  • 4th Grade Reading will be Mondays in April 4, 11, 18, 25th and May 2nd
  • 3rd Grade Reading will be Mondays in April 4, 11, 18, 25th and May 2nd
  • 4th Grade Math will be Tuesdays in April 5, 12, 19, 26th and May 3
  • 3rd Grade Math will be Tuesdays in April 5, 12, 19, 26th and May 3
  • 5th Grade Science will be Tuesdays in April 5, 12, 19, 26th and May 3
  • 5th Grade Reading or Math retake tutoring will meet on Mondays in April if results are back by then


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Spring Hill Intermediate School

Amy Doron, Principal

Campus Mission Statement:
Spring Hill Intermediate provides a place for learning where all students can can find success, confidence, respect, and direction for their future!

Campus Vision Statement:

Collaborating to create an engaging, challenging, and well rounded system of education for the improvement of all students.