Panther Notes

Week of November 16

Quote of the Week

The Mediocre teacher Tells.

The Good Teacher Explains.

The Superior Teacher Demonstrates.

The Great Teacher Inspires.


William Arthur Ward

Data Charts and Word Walls

We have been talking about word walls and ways to make them interactive and data charts. Please make sure that you have up your word walls and data charts up in your rooms by Wednesday. During walk throughs this week we will be looking for them.

Expectation Reminder

  • Teachers should be here by 7:10 a.m.
  • Everyone must sign in daily.
  • Students should not be in the halls without a pass. Teachers should be using their agenda books.
  • Grades should be updated weekly.
  • Lesson Plans should be on your desk daily.
  • Parent phone calls should be made weekly about behavior and academics.
  • Students should not be left unattended for any reason.

PLC and PLC Expectations

We will begin PLCs on Mondays and Tuesdays of each week this nine weeks.

Mondays will be ELA and Social Studies during 1st planning periods in the PLC office

Tuesdays will Science and Math in the PLC Office.


The focus will be on student data, standards and pre and post assessments.


PLC Expectations

Norms will be established for each PLC

Everyone will participate

Everyone will be on time.

Dates To Remember


Monday, November 16

Scholastic Book Fair in the media center

7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Staff Meeting Location to be announced 3:45 p.m.


Tuesday, November 17

Scholastic Book Fair in the media center

7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.



Wednesday, November 18

Scholastic Book Fair in the media center

Early Release Date

Students leave at 12:30 p.m.


Thursday, November 19

Scholastic Book Fair in the media center

7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Family Night


Progress Reports will go home with students.



Friday, November 20

Scholastic Book Fair in the media center

7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.


Upcoming Dates


November 25

Teacher Workday


November 25-27

Thanksgiving Holiday

No School for Students


December 1st

1st Home Basketball Game vs Rogers Herr at 4:00 p.m.


December 2nd

IB Reauthorization Visit


December 3rd

Away Basketball Game vs. Lakewood at 4:00 p.m.

PANTHERS STAFF Family Night Out at Cinebowl and Grille

Thursday, Nov. 19th, 6pm

1140 Parkside Main Street

Cary, NC

We would to invite you to go bowling with your fellow Panthers Staff and family members to have fun and enjoy your colleagues. Please mark your calendar so that you can join in the fun.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Basketball Schedule

JAMES E SHEPARD MAGNET MIDDLE SCHOOL

WINTER 2015 - 2016 SPORTS SCHEDULE BOYS & GIRLS BASKETBALL

4:00 p.m.


Tuesday 12/01/2015 4:00 PM Rogers-Herr

Thursday 12/03/2015 4:00 PM @ Lakewood

Tuesday 12/08/2015 4:00 PM Lucas

Thursday 12/10/2015 4:00 PM Carrington

Tuesday 12/15/2015 4:00 PM @ Githens

Thursday 12/17/2015 4:00 PM @ Brogden

Thursday 1/07/2016 4:00 PM Neal

Tuesday 1/12/2016 4:00 PM Lowes Grove

Thursday 1/14/2016 4:30 PM @ DSA

Tuesday 1/19/2016 4:00 PM @ Rogers-Herr

Thursday 1/21/2016 4:00 PM Githens

Tuesday 1/26/2016 4:00 PM @ Lucas

Tuesday 1/28/2016 4:00 PM OPEN


Monday 2/01/2016 TBA Conference Tournament ($5.00)

Wednesday 2/02/2016 TBA Conference Tournament ($5.00)

Shepard Social Committee News

The Shepard Social Committee has put together these dates for staff gatherings. We would like all staff to participate if possible. There will be incentives for teams who have the most people present at each event. We are also asking all to donate a one time contribution of $15 to fund some of our celebrations and events (birthdays, parties, etc). Please see Ms. Wiggins for details on payments.


Please mark your calendars. Come out and have some much needed fun!



Dates for Outings


November 20th

·Bowling


December 10th

·Basketball Game (Tail gate in a classroom)


December 11th

·Christmas Party


January 29th

·Karaoke Night


February 29th

·Movies


March 21st

·Dave and Busters


April 29th

·Laser Tag


May 2-6

Teacher appreciation week

·GAG Awards

Teachers and staff vote on each other for funny awards


June 10th

·End of Year Celebration