Mrs. Swain's Message
During your time away from Decker, I hope you have had a chance to rejuvenate and become inspired by the amazing work you do as educators. I, personally had a good time spending time with my family when I could and exploring beaches out of the country. I am starting back on my regular 4:45 AM workout schedule and eating healthy. Hopefully, that will continue when school starts back up.
Many of you may have already seen this TED Talk by Rita Pierson, but I wanted to share it because it could serve as inspiration as we get ready for a new school year because of child really does need a champion!
AVID- School-wide Non-negotiables
Some of these strategies have already been used school-wide and others are new. We will support you in implementation and sustainability as well as professional development for each of these strategies required at Decker Middle School.
I know we already have college pendants, but I would like an abundance of them. I invite you to donate a college pennant so we can add it to the display of pendants we have. You will receive 5 jean passes that can be used this school year. Staff is also encouraged to wear their college shirt with jeans every Wednesday.
PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention System)
Dates to Remember
Wednesday, July 19th
Reading on the go bus @ DMS- 9 a.m- 11:15 a.m.
All admin return
Tuesday, July 25th
Reading on the go bus @ DMS- 12:30-2:30
Meet the Principal- 12:30-2:30
July 31st-August 3rd
New Teacher Orientation
New to MISD Orientation
Staff return to DMS (campus day)
Convocation @ CODA- AM
District PD- PM
Teacher Plan and Prep
Meet the teacher- 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.