Mishler Memo

November 13, 2015

Volume 3, Number 14

"If students arrive and leave on a happy, note, better behavior and learning you're sure to promote!" ----Todd Whitaker

What's new WMS?

Starfish of the week...


From Trent Beer to Kaz Synal for his years of dedication to WMS.


From Michelle Kerlin to the entire cafeteria staff for always helping when needed.



Daily Objective Expectations/Lesson Plans

Are they posted? Updated everyday? Are they measurable for that class period? Are your lesson plans in the green binder? Are your lesson plans easily accessible and updated?


PTO

If you would like to contact our PTO, e-mail them at wmspto@wawasee.k12.in.us


NO SHAVE NOVEMBER

Time to grow out your facial fur and wear blue jeans to raise funds and awareness for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. See e-mail from Jace. $10 to grow the beard and $1.00/day to wear blue jeans. There are 18 days we are at school in November.

What's New IDOE-ISTEP RESULTS!!!

Parent letters were sent out last week. As of last Monday, parents can log in to the test system to see their child's scores and whether or not they passed ISTEP. This has not been a smooth process as you can imagine. Cindy has been working very hard to work with parents and guide them through the process.

NWEA FALL DATA-CELEBRATE GROWTH

FLIPBOARD

Collection of Educational Article for WMS-Check out if you have not done so already!!!

UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

NO SHAVE NOVEMBER!!!


November 16 Fundraiser Money Due


November 17 Fire Drill 9:55 a.m.


November 30 Bullying Convocation at WHS 11:00 am (Departing WMS 10:30)-Schedule TBD

WMS Student Events

Monday, November 16 Boy's 6th Grade Basketball @ Westview 4:30 pm

Monday, November 16 Boy's 7th/8th Grade Basketball Home vs. Jimtown 5:00 pm


Tuesday, November 17 Boy's 7th/8th Grade Basketball @ Milford 4:30 pm


Thursday, November 19 Boy's 7th/8th Grade Basketball Home vs. Bethany Christian 4:30 pm


Thursday, November 19 Boy's 6th Grade Basketball Home vs. W.Noble 5:00 pm


Saturday, November 21 Robotics Tournament @WMS

November WMS STAFF BIRTHDAYS!

20 Cheryl Pearson

22 Cindy Jonsson

29 Shelley Kunkle

SMART START Wednesday's

All Smart Starts will start promptly at 7:40 am every Wednesday morning.

Location will be in the Lecture Room unless noted otherwise.


November 18: Continuation of What we are already doing (see Google Classroom)

Homeroom Writing Prompt

Be sure to use the RATS Model (Emphasize the R and the A).


Upcoming Weekly Prompts:


PRIDE Focus

November 16 "What does it mean to interact positively?"

REFUSE TO BE A BORING TEACHER: 15 Ways to Have More Fun

From the Desk of .sJ

Skills Navigator

It seems that you have heard the talk of Skills Navigator coming soon to Wawasee. This tool, used a good source of remediation, is very similar to Study Island, but is more in tune to how the students are performing on NWEA and aligns activities to build support for learning skills measured by NWEA. Earlier you were sent a link for Destination PD. This is a web module for learning more about how to implement, set-up, and navigate Skills Navigator. Please complete the learning module and dabble in Skills Navigator to learn its interface. Also, I submitted the rosters for students today. This will activate the students ability to log in and use the program. User names will be the student’s email address (FirstNameMiddleInitialLastName@students.wawasee.k12.in.us).


Look for more information about this resource very soon.


School Safety Response #5

Last week’s School Safety scenario was about seeing a sub in your team not evacuating properly. The most appropriate response would be to work with your own sub folder to make sure that you have the appropriate information for various drills, evacuations, and safety scenarios. Another step would be to include active review of your classroom practices and procedures during team meeting to ensure that all was in place. A third step, would include checking in with sub to ensure they have what they need.


Craft Bazaar

As mentioned last week, Craft Bazaar is right around the corner. I am finishing up sign up sheets, ‘prizes’ for donations, and request for workers. Anticipate more information within the week. Please begin conversations with students about enticing them for donations (soft drinks, water, cookies, brownies).


Have a great week,

Shawn J
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Skyward Quick Link

There is also a Skyward Mobile App---free!

Wawasee Middle School

WMS Athletics Twitter @ATHLETICSWMS


Remind 101 (for delays/cancellation/important info)

text @e491 to (219) 312-1032


Flipboard (Collection of Educational Articles)

MAKE IT A GREAT DAY OR NOT................................. THE CHOICE IS YOURS!!!