Friday "ROAR"

Killian STEAM Leader's Magnet- Friday, March 25, 2016

Leadership Day

Our Leadership Day will take place on April 29, 2016. Please check with your team member that represents your grade level on the Lighthouse Team for information regarding Leadership Day.

Way to go 5th Grade!

We want to send a huge thank you and congratulations to the fifth grade team for an outstanding field trip to Washington, DC. The students and parents had a wonderful time and made memories that will last a lifetime! Thank you to Ms. Waring, Mr. Pendergrass, Mrs. Jackson- Jones, Mrs. Stephens, Mrs. Savage, Mr. Owens, and Mr. Thorne for your tireless dedication to making the trip a success. The team worked together to ensure that the students had a great time while learning about our country's history. You should all take a bow and get plenty of rest over the break. You deserve it!

"The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today." - H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Advance Ed

On Monday, April 4th, the faculty meeting will focus on our next steps in the Advance Ed accreditation process. We will meet in the media center and will work through 4 indicators under Standard 3. Your attention and participation in this very important process if greatly appreciated. We did an awesome job with Standard 1 and we are looking forward to the same success with Standard 3!

Retention Letters

This is a reminder that retention letters should be placed in report cards for the third nine weeks. Report cards will go home on April 8th. Please be sure that you follow the necessary procedures.

Rocking our Robotics and Engineering Skills

On Saturday, March 19, Killian’s Robotic Rockets presented a showcase along with several Junior Engineers from our Robotics & Engineering Program. This group of students demonstrated programming, design construction, and collaborative problem-solving for patrons of Barnes & Noble, Forest Acres during a Richland Two Book Fair event.

​Zoi Spry, Dominic Moore, and James Dunlap demonstrated animated builds using WeDo software and construction kit.

​Robotic Rocket team members shared their skills with advanced programming using Challenge Mats, as well as, manipulation of a newly designed “robot arm” for an EV3 robot.

​Several audience members, including family and siblings, joined in construction and programming with our Robotics & Engineering teams.

​All team members and Junior Engineers in attendance earned Ambassadorship Badges for their representation of Killian STEAM Leaders Magnet’s Robotics & Engineering Program. Coach Geddings, Coach Jenkins, and our mentor, Mr. Geddings, provided support during the event. The following students are recognized for ambassadorship at this event: James Dunlap, Zoi Spry, Dominic Moore, Aniyah Ware, Asa Price, ZahcarioMcNeil, George Key, Paul Streater, Brelen Bethea, and Lynley Wheeler.

We would also like to extend many thanks not only to Barnes & Noble but also to our wonderful parents and families for their enthusiastic support of KSLM and our Robotics & Engineering Program.

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Mrs. Mitchell, last week's teacher of the week!

End of Quarter Announcements

The end of the 3rd Nine weeks is Tuesday, March 22nd..

Grades Due: Tuesday, April 5th

Report Cards Issued: Friday, April 8th

Awards Day Ceremony: Friday, April 15th

Retention Checklist: Checkpoint #7 due to your grade level administrator on March 22nd.

Retention Checklist is at the end of our Faculty and Staff Handbook

Additional Google Doc of retention checklist:


Belated Birthdays:

Tracy Mitchell- 3/21

Kendra Waring- 3/29

Kasey Branham- 3/31

Kimberly Coward- 4/2

Happy Birthday!

Report Card Comments

District Policy: Do not write comments about students with IEPs performing below grade level, or that they are doing modified work, or that they have a modified curriculum.

A Closer Look

Week of April 4-8, 2016

PE Rotation Week

Monday, April 4

Full Faculty Meeting 3:30-4:30 pm

Tuesday, April 5

Report Card grades due

Wednesday, April 6

Thursday, April 7

Parent Academy- 7:15-8:15 am

Friday, April 8

3rd Quarter Report Card go home

Father/ Daughter, Mother/ Son Dance 6:00-8:00 pm

Looking Ahead

Week of April 11-15, 2016

Media Rotation Week

Monday, April 11

1st Grade field study- Sesquicentennial Park

PTO Board Meeting- 5:00-6:00 pm

Tuesday, April 12

1st Grade field study- Sesquicentennial Park

New to Killian Meeting- 3:30-4:30 pm

Wednesday, April 13

Lighthouse Team Meeting- 3:30-4:30 pm

Thursday, April 14

Dr. Doug

Techie Thursday

Friday, April 15

Awards Day in Classrooms