Suamico Staff News

Week of September 16 - September 20

2013-14 School Themes

Remember, we have 2 school themes for 2013-14 school year. What are you doing to address these themes?
  • As a staff, build capacity to use Schoology to enhance learning experiences
  • Discover how a study of guided reading can help enhance our overall reading scores

Ryan's Schedule This Week:

Monday:

  • 7:45 am - Service Team Leader Meeting (Conference Room)
  • 9:20 am - Elementary Principal Bridge Call

Tuesday:

  • 7:40 am - PLC MEETINGS BEGIN!
  • 3:30 pm - Technology Training (Maher / Hallam)

Wednesday:

  • 7:30 am - Weekly Collaboration with Janet
  • 3:30 pm - Student Meeting
  • 3:30 pm - 1st Grade PALS Training

Thursday:

  • FRIDAY SCHEDULE TODAY!
  • 8:00 am - Take Myles to School
  • 9:15 am - Leader's Professional Development Meeting (TLC)
  • 12:30 pm - Meet with Elementary Principals
  • 3:45 pm - Educator Effectiveness Workshop (BH Library)

Friday:

  • THURSDAY SCHEDULE TODAY!
  • 7:45 am - Transformers Technology Meeting (conference room)
  • 9:00 am - Meeting with Amy / Lani (Library)
  • 1:00 pm - Pupil Services Meeting (FG)
  • 1:20 pm - EARLY RELEASE

PM Bus Duty

9/16 to 9/20 - Hanson

9/23 to 9/27 - Culligan

9/30 to 10/4 - Nigbur

Pledge Schedule

Upcoming Pledge Schedule

9/16 to 9/20 - Bortz

9/23 to 9/27 - Prien

9/30 to 10/4 - Mikle

Tuesday Technology Training

Each Tuesday after school I am working with Molly Maher and Lisa Hallam to bring them up to speed on technology trainings that were provided last year. If you can use an update on any of skills that we learned last year, feel free to join us! We meet in Molly's room at 3:30 pm. Bring your MacBook and iPad.
  • THIS WEEK'S FOCUS: Movies, YouTube and iMovie

Technology - Thoughts From Ryan

I know that everyone is feeling stressed out over the amount of technology that is flowing throughout the building. The addition of new devices, Schoology, and the continuation of Google and other programs is certainly adding to the stress. I offer three suggestions for your continued success:



  1. KEEP LEARNING - think of each little ditty that you learn as a new tool in your toolbox. Continued growth is expected, even if just a little at a time. Ask for help, experiment, succeed with new skills, fail (you learn from failing) and help others when you can.
  2. EXPERIMENT - try things with your students. They enjoy learning along with you OR teaching you skills that they may know. Be vulnerable and try new things!
  3. SWITCH OVER - stop making worksheets (or the like) and switch over to using Schoology (or making Schoology resources) instead. Also, Google Docs tie nicely to Schoology...they are partners...and you should allow Google to play a role in your Schoology creations. If you are making something for the first time, force yourself to use Schoology instead of Word / Excel, etc.


I have always been impressed with this staff's ability to push through tough times and to find ways to help students succeed at higher levels. Thanks for all that you are doing! Keep pushing yourself (and others)!


Texting

(THANK YOU TO THOSE OF YOU WHO RESPONDED...PLEASE LET ME KNOW ASAP IF YOU ARE OK WITH THIS TYPE OF COMMUNICATION)

Every person has his/her own preferences. When it comes to my phone, I prefer to have important information texted to me as opposed to e-mail. If you have to get information to me quickly, feel free to send a text (or iMessage through your iPhone / iPad) to my cell number at 920-544-6142 OR through iMessage at ryanweln@hssd.k12.wi.us.


On that same note, can I have your cell phone number in my phone? If so, please e-mail (or text or iMessage) me your cell phone number and I will text or iMessage you if I have something important to share. I will only use this sparingly. I have noticed that I tend to get quicker responses to important items when I text teachers. Please let me know your preference!


Thanks, Ryan