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Weekly Updates May 2 - 6, 2016

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!! I am thankful to work with such a caring, dedicated staff!

Martin's Musings

As we enter into May we begin to recognize that we are in the final days of the year. This time the focus on intentionality is even more important. As teachers it is imperative that we make the most of instruction time, capitalize on every moment and maintain high expectations at all times. This includes all that happens within the walls of your classroom as well as during transition times and common areas. Remember to continue building relationships with students and to not lower your expectations. As a reminder our favorite Nike quote includes --- "it is not about lowering expectations but raising them for every last one of us."
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from Dr. Neihof's Notes -

Teacher meetings – This week I started a round of conversations at schools. At most schools I plan to spend a full day so that I can be available for teachers in each planning period. Last Tuesday I enjoyed being at SCHS. Wednesday I was at the ATC and Thursday I was at Collins. The conversations begin with the Strategic Plan and move on to any topic teachers wanted to discuss. The clear commonality in all of the conversations is how Shelby County educators connect to our mission – we truly share a heartfelt commitment to prepare wise students who master standards, lead by example and embrace social responsibility. I’m proud to be an educator and co-learner in this district. I know you are too. I look forward to visiting with the rest of our teachers in the next two weeks.


Just a reminder - our day with Dr. Neihof is Monday, May 9. You should have it on your calendar!

Faculty on Tuesday will be final preparations for KPREP; schedule, locations, etc. Attendance is essential!

Who? What? When? Where?

Admin. -

Martin - Friday - Meeting @ CO- 9:30 - 11:00

Hale -

Wilt -

Jury - Friday - out all day

Gift - Friday @ CO all day

East Events

Monday - Team meetings all day Room 908; Team leaders afterschool
  • Talent Show auditions 3:45 - 5:00

Tuesday - Faculty Meeting - Testing Prep


Wednesday - Lighthouse Team Meeting @ 3:45

  • Wright to Visit East 12:30 - 1:30


Thursday -

  • 6th Grade to SCHS for Annie - 11:45 - 3:00


Friday -


Dance Team Tryouts Tuesday - Friday - 4 - 6 p.m.