The FRIDAY Review

September 6, 2019

WORKPLACE CULTURE RESULTS FROM AUG 30TH

WE ARE FAMILY! Below are the results from the Workplace Culture Survey from last week's Friday Review.


We have a positive culture at SHMS. 60% Strongly Agree 40% Agree

Leaders contribute to a positive culture. 70% Strongly Agree 30% Agree

I do have co-workers that can be negative. 100% Strongly Agree

On a scale of 1-10, how happy are you at work? (10 happy) 80% Answered (8, 9 or 10)

Do co-workers give each other respect? 50% Strongly Agree 30% Agree


As we move forward, use these reflection questions as we operate on campus.

  • How do you RESPOND to people/situations that you do not agree with? Is your approach positive or negative?
  • What are you doing to contribute to a happy workplace?
  • How do you handle negativity that arises during PLCs, team meetings, faculty meetings or in just general conversations with a co-worker?


Quotes to Ponder

"You are either supporting the vision or supporting division."

"Alone, we can do so little. Together, we can do so much." ~Helen Keller

"The nicest thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side."

From Mrs. Lewis...

  • MRS. HAMMOND (New AP) is HERE! Please welcome Mrs. Hammond to SHMS beginning Mon, Sept 9th! Be sure to stop by and give a personal welcome.

  • REQUIRED -70s PARENT NIGHT - See the flyer attached. Staff members are encouraged to participate in a 70s costume dress that night, too. Sept 26th 6:00 - 7:30PM. Flyers will be sent home soon.

  • CHROMEBOOK FORMS!!! - We need ALL student Chromebook forms turned in to Mrs. Harris ASAP. Not only can students not use Chromebooks in your room, they can't use in ELECTIVES either. ALL CHROMEBOOK forms should be turned in by Wed, SEPT 11th. No student should be using a Chromebook or the internet until these forms are returned.

  • 2 HOUR DELAY - Friday, Sept 13th - Please arrive at your regular time and report to the media center at 8:00am. You will need to bring a charged device. Schedule attached.

  • STUDENT CELL PHONES -When a phone is confiscated and submitted to the front office, be sure to make contact with the parent. CAUTION - Whe confiscated, please ensure that you secure the phone in a locked drawer/cabinet so that it is not damaged/stolen.

  • GRANDPARENT'S DAY - Wed, Sept 11th at 8:00 - 8:30 in the media center. Students with a Grandparent present can attend, but all students should be in class by 8:30.

  • PURCHASES- In the event you need to purchase school related items, you must first see Ms. Audrey for a Purchase Approval form. Mrs. Lewis will then need to sign for approval. Submit the form to Ms. Audrey and then purchase your items. Once the purchases have been made, submit the receipt to Ms. Audrey.
  • STUDENT SUPPORT SMORE- https://www.smore.com/rb4tf
  • BATTLE OF THE BOOKS - Tuesday, SEPT 10 - Any student interested in Battle of the Books should report to the media center at 8:30 (right after Power Time)
  • MEET THE COACHES NIGHT - Rescheduled for Tues, Sept 10 at 6pm
  • EXTRA PAPER - We have odd-sized computer paper if you need some for class projects, foldables, etc. PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS PAPER IN THE COPIER. Let the front office know if you need paper.
  • ARE PARENTS IN THE KNOW? Are you communicating with your parents, weekly? Each team must have a method of communication established and routinely used to keep students in the know. Picture, quotes, upcoming dates are so helpful to our parents!
  • LAST MINUTE - If you need to hold a student meeting, meet with a specific club, etc. please plan ahead. Any meeting with a student group during school hours and/or after school must be in the Friday Review at least a week in advance.
  • STEM (6th & 7th Grade) - At this point, ALL teachers/teams should have completed a STEM activity to explain the problem solving process. WHEN is your NEXT required STEM content specific activity?
  • ELA TEACHERS - Have you communicated with your team about how POWER TIME folders will be collected and graded? How will you keep up with the # of books read for each student? How will students know? What incentives and what encouragement will be given for your team?
  • TACTICAL VESTS - The district has BANNED the vests.
  • GOT FIELD TRIPS? Field Trip request due to Audrey 9/11

  • GAME DUTY - Sign up for game duty at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0a48aaab2aa4f94-fall. Those that are not signed up by Tuesday, September 10, will be assigned a duty.
  • PBIS -Wacky Wednesday, Sept. 11-You and your students can dress wacky.

**Chevalier will send info for the PBIS spreadsheet that is in the Livebinder.

  • ABSENCE -When you are absent please make sure bounce teachers' name and procedures are in your sub lesson plans

  • FIRE DRILL FEEDBACK: Thank you for having students exit the building in an orderly fashion during Wednesday's fire drill. Please make sure you take your clipboard with you! The clipboard should have rosters for each of your classes attached and the red/green cards. Green cards are to be held up if you have accounted for all of your students, red cards if you need assistance in locating a student. We are timed on our fire drill exits. Exit swiftly. Please know that changes will be forthcoming to the fire exit procedures. Mrs. Tippett will send out information once information is finalized.

  • SAFETY - If you have not done so, please complete the Google Form ASAP https://forms.gle/32nWKXKY4hQC9Jet5

  • COMMITTEES? - Everyone should have signed up for at least ONE committee to serve on for the 2019-20 school year. If you have not done so, please sign up under the Miscellaneous link in the Spring Hill Livebinder.


JUST A REMINDER FROM LAST WEEK...

  • DISCIPLINE - If a student is written up (major) in Educator's Handbook, there must be documentation in Educator's Handbook that a parent contact and/or a bounce has been made FIRST (Minor). REMEMBER to save your BIGGEST consequence (write up) as a last resort. (parent phone calls, bounce, mentor intervention, seating change, admin conference)
  • NON-NEGOTIABLES - (teach on your feet unless you are conducting small group instruction, cell phones away while students are in your care, while on duty and/or during professional meetings, Praise in public - reprimand in private, SHMS is a no yell zone, students should be supervised at ALL times, the Friday Review and all emails will be read in a timely manner)

Upcoming Dates

September 2018

  • September 9- Volleyball Jamboree @ Sandy Grove

  • September 9 - Sunshine Members wear Jeans

  • September 10 - Grandparent’s Day 8am

  • September 10- Golf at ?????

  • September 10 - Meet the Coaches Night 6pm

  • September 11- PBIS Wacky Wednesday Raffle (Student & Staff can dress WACKY)

  • September 11 - Field Trip Requests Due to Ms. Audrey

  • September 11 - LEAVE EARLY PASS - Leave campus once all of your students have left.

  • September 12- Volleyball at Spring Hill

  • September 13 - 2 hour Delay (10:30 Start) for Students (Staff PD)

  • September 16 - SIT Meeting

  • September 24 - Sunshine Members wear Jeans

Friday Review information is due to Towanda Hammond by Thursdays at 4:00pm at thammond@scotland.k12.nc.us