What's Happening at the Ranch!

Week of January 11, 2016

Shout Outs

Shout out to Lindsay and Joy for the Reading games party, the 6th graders had a blast! ~ Wendy (there's still cake in the fridge room, come eat some!)

Shout out to Donna for taking a super last minute FNR! ~ Wendy and Paul

Shout out to Marshall – thanks for being flexible and helping me out on Friday! ~ Wendy

Shout out to the Admin team for a great first day back to school it was very efficient :-)

~ Casey

Shout out to Sunshine and everyone that helped me out and came by to see me during my leave I truly appreciate everything you all did for me. Thank you! ~Casey

From Ashley: Another thank you to all who supported me during exam week!

I am completely humbled to be CMS teacher of the year! Thank you CMS family!!

Shout out to all of the teachers and staff that signed up to mentor an AVID student. ~ Tony S.

Ranch Keeping

Cathy is now officially taking care of all attendance issues. If you have any attendance questions or tardy/absence errors to fix, please email her. If you have any concerns about truancy with a particular student, you can ask Cathy, Wendy or Paul.

Please be sure you are marking tardies and using the plan for consequences with tardies!

Need some extra spring $$? We have some open FNR dates. Please email Wendy if you'd like to work any of these dates... FNR open dates – Please email Wendy if you’d like to sign up for one of these…

Jan 15th, Jan 29th, Feb 12th, Feb 19th, Feb 26th, March 4th – (Academics only, short day), March 18th

Don’t forget that our doors still need to be ‘locked and propped’ at all times. This includes doors such as the computer labs - we're still finding those doors open/unlocked during unattended times of the day.

Send Wendy pictures or news for Twitter and Facebook if you have anything. Email me if you want me to come by and take pictures of an activity your kids are doing!

What's on Deck this Week

COLLEGE WEEK! Refer back to Janet's email for what to wear each day!

Bye week for basketball

Monday, Jan 11th - C2G Ceremony during Plus 6

Wednesday, Jan 13th - Clark counselors here to visit with 8th grade students

Thursday, Jan 14th - 7:45 or 3:40 Cowboy Production Meeting (please be on time and please get your duty station covered or attend the other session)

Clinical rotation students in the PE classes

Friday, Jan 15th - Group pictures, details to come

8th grade band concert with Clark at Clark HS


We need some people to help out in the morning! Email Wendy if you can help in one of the following ways:

We need someone to take a group of Gamers (to play Magic, Pokemon, not Cards Against Humanity) to their class one morning a week. Friday is spoken for - thanks, Dr. Day!

We need core teachers to help students working on their homework in the library.

We need someone to monitor our readers in the Reading Lounge (which happens to be L102).

We need some teachers, no math skills necessary, in the 6th grade computer lab to help students do Think Through Math and Mathia.

We need someone to help us write a grant to help fund some of these ideas.

We need someone to volunteer if you have any other ideas of a reason to get kids in your classroom one morning a week! (Hmmm...morning SpI? Academic time?)

Email Wendy if you can help and what days you can help!

If you take a group, you come to the cafeteria at 7:55, we call for your kids and you walk them down to your designated location. We'll take care of advertising during lunch and announcements. Easy!

Thank you!

“Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.” ― Frank Zappa

Have a great week. Four day week next week!!