Monday Talk

February 15, 2016


(Please email me if there is any celebrations or sharing that needs to be added to our Monday Talks…..if I miss anything please let me know……thanks)

Please remember Brenda Hussy's Mother and April Lee's Daddy in your thoughts and prayers. Brenda's mother is in the hospital and the doctor's believe she has suffered a mild stroke. April Lee's Daddy was taken to the hospital with some complications from his heart. Thanks....

School Calendar

Please make sure to check our School Calendar daily for changes and updates. Kelly Priest keeps it updated with DIF dates, robotic club, etc. Ms. Laurita oversees the updates with Sports, Testing, etc. District Dates are imported in as well. If your club, etc. needs someting posted please send Ms. Pope an email. Thanks!!!!
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Bus Appreciation Week

This past week was Bus Appreciation Week....Thanks to Ms. Laurita for arranging tokens of our appreciation for everything that they do. The following Superintendents Spotlight for Appreciating Bus Drivers was shown at the BOE meeting......Highfalls was part of the video and please watch it and make sure that you let Ms. Henley and our students know how great they did!!!!
Superintendent's Spotlight on Greatness - MCS Bus Drivers

This Week of Events at Highfalls

Feb 15

No School: Optional Teacher Workday

Feb 16

Home Basketball Game against Crains Creek: The Highfalls Booster Club will be giving all teachers and staff members at Highfalls the Special "hotdog and fries" at the game. They will have it ready around 3:30 if you would like to go ahead and eat if your not planning on staying for the game. They want to let you know how much they appreciate all of you!

CoGAT Test Grade 7

Feb 17


CoGAT Test Grade 7

Feb 18

Digital Showcase @ North Moore High-School

Feb 19

Jeans with a Smile....Spring is 6 Mondays Away!!!!!!

Middle School PTA Sponsored Dance: Volunteers needed. Please see Ms. Laurita if you can volunteer.

Digital Learning Showcase

WhenThu, February 18, 6:30pm – 8:00pm

WhereNorth Moore High School, 1504 N Moore Rd, Robbins, NC 27325, United States (map)

DescriptionThis event will feature the work students are doing with digital tools in the district. The general public is invited.

Next Weeks Events at Highfalls

Feb 22

Vertical PLC Meetings at 2:45

Feb. 23

Feb 24

Progress Reports for grades K-8 Go Home

**RTA Possible Retention Forms Sent

**Grade 4-8 Possible Retention Letter will be mailed

Feb. 25

Battle of Books Competition

Feb. 26

Early Release Students

Literacy and Math PD dates / topics for the remainder of 2015-2016:


January 6th: Questioning (About the text, Within the text and Beyond the Text)

February 3rd: Inferring

March 2nd: Summarizing and Synthesizing


January 20th: MP5 and Visual Representations

February 17th: MP6 and Interacting with Peers

March 16th: MP7 and Understanding Problems

April 6th: MP8 and Organizing

ConGrats Ms. Tamara McNeill

Tamara was honored at the February MCS Board of Education Meeting as the MCS Growing to Greatness Recipient for Support Staff.
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Highfalls Fiddlers Convention

Saturday, March 12th, 4pm

1504 North Moore Road

Robbins, NC

If you have not signed up for a duty station at the Fiddlers Convention please see one of the Committee Members. It will take everyone of us to make this a success. Thanks!!!
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Floor Buffing!!!!

Ms. Brenda and her awesome team will be buffing the main floors on the following dates. Please be sure to make arrangements to leave at 3:15 on the following days and be mindful of scheduling meetings due to the noise and floor restrictions. If you have any questions please see Ms. Brenda!

February 2

March 1

March 15

April 5

April 19

May 3

May 17

****If it is raining on these dates the floors will be done on the Thursdays of the scheduled week.

Daily Expectations for Soaring to Excellence

PBIS Rubric....Remember Students are not to loose stamps or receive Strikes :)

Bell to Bell Instruction

Alignment to Standards


Student Engagement

Differentiated Instruction

Posted and Aligned "I Can Statements"

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