Howl at The Trail

Weekly Update May 9, 2016

Weekly Reminders


8th and 6th Grade switch schedules Today

8th Grade EOC Math Testing

7:00 PM 7th & 8th Grade Spring Band Concert


8th and 6th Grade switch schedules Today

8th Grade EOC ELA Testing

3:30-4:30 Leadership Meeting

6:00 SIC meeting at Red Bowl in Tega Cay


8th and 6th Grade switch schedules Today

8th Grade PASS

PTO Birthday Lunches


8th and 6th Grade switch schedules Today

8th Grade Pass Testing

2:30 6th Grade Spring band concert in the gym

6:00 Athletic Banquet in Gym


Regular Schedule for all grades

8:30 ish - 8th grade students heading to high schools

8:45 ish - 5th grade students arriving for school tour

1:00 - 8th grade voted for superlatives

7:00 Staff Spring party

Monday, May 16

7th Grade PASS testing

6:00 Rising 5th grade Parent Curriculum Night

Faculty Focus

Thanks to 6th and 7th grade social studies teachers for your assistance with having students select their related arts classes.

Congrats to David, Kacey, and Jennifer for bringing home the first ever Girls Conference Track Championship (and the boys were 2nd place). Great job coaching those students.

Congrats to Rachel and Cori for completing their Masters program.

Thanks April for your extra help at dismissal on Friday.

Thanks to Sahalja, Ashley and Trish for all of your effort to work around schedules to have IEPs completed. Your extra effort is appreciated.

Thanks to Tami and Maggie for organizing the parent meeting for the overnight field trip. I appreciate all of the teachers who adjust their family schedules so you could also be in attendance at these meetings.

Great job JoAnna with the amazing chorus concert last Thursday.

Thanks to the Related Arts to for hosting Jessica's shower last week.

Cheryl thanks for thinking outside the box with the 7th grade contest last Friday.

Birthdays This Week!

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This Week's Birthdays

May 11 - Rebecca Shackleford

Nuts and Bolts

We Need Your Help

Teachers, over the last few weeks, we have seen a large increase in the number of students out in the hallways during instructional time. Please help everyone by keeping your students in your classrooms where they will be supervised.

Along the same lines, please make sure you are visible during class changes in the hallway. If would be even better if we could have a teacher or two hanging out in the bathrooms during the change of classes.

I know this seems like a lot, but prevention is always better then have to react after the fact.

Testing Starts Again!

We are back to testing this week. We will have testing going on everyday except Friday. Please make sure students are traveling quietly between classes.

Lunchroom/Black Top Supervision

This week, Marc, Sommer and I will be going non stop with testing and interviews so we will most likely not be available at lunch time. Please make sure your grade level takes a radio with them to lunch.

Placement of students for 2016-17

We are starting to prepare for 2016-17 student placement. I believe that if this is done right, it will help ensure that everyone has classes that really promote learning. I have been working with technology to develop a google doc that will help us gain valuable information about each of our students. As soon as the Student Information Sheet is ready, I will meet with each grade level to let you know how it works. It should not take very long to complete the sheet as most information is pre-entered.

This Week's Quote

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I could not resist a little end of year humor.

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