Weekly News

January 4-8, 2016

SMART Start - K-1 See Saw, Grades 2-8 Eric Jensen Achievement Boosters

K-1 - Meet with Jared Knipper in Jaimi's room Re: See Saw and Standards Based Report Cards

The K & 1 teachers will have a strong understanding of how to use See Saw to improve student learning/engagement.


Grades 2-4

Meet by grade level and review the previous 5 achievement boosters that have been presented at SMART Start by Deb Gaby. Link the achievement boosters; better stories, fearless feedback, connections, bridges and space learning to your every day lessons to increase student engagement and keep the content alive longer. Grade 2 - Ann's room, Grade 3 Lizzie's room, Grade 4 Kerri's room.


Grades 5-8

Meet by department and review the previous 5 achievement boosters that have been presented at SMART Start by Deb Gaby. Link the achievement boosters; better stories, fearless feedback, connections, bridges and space learning to your every day lessons to increase student engagement and keep the content alive longer. Collaborate and share ideas as well as build into lessons. E/LA - Paula's room, Math - Cameron's room, Science/SS - Mary's room, Encore - Kamele's room (may need to break into smaller groups to work on details)


Special Ed join a group and LLI work on new student groups for January/February.



Jump Rope for Heart/Hoops for Heart

January 18, Milford School will begin kicking off a three week event to help raise awareness and donations for American Heart Awareness Month (February). 5-8th grade will be participating in Hoops for Heart, while K-4th grade will participate in Jump Rope for Heart. These events are sponsored by the American Heart Association.


Milford School is the first in the corporation to combine Hoops for Heart and Jump Rope for Heart along with Physical Education. More information will be sent out after winter break.


Thanks, Mercedes, for bringing this to Milford!

Upcoming Events

Monday, January 4

Welcome Back!

Middle School girls and Grade 4 Swimming begins



Tuesday, January 5

No RtI meeting

Tie Tuesday

Data Group Mtg w/Mrs. Kaiser (Evans, Fiedeke, Worrell, Speicher) 7:35 am Training Room

Kaiser Out & About Grade 3

Middle School girls and Grade 4 Swimming

7/8 BBB vs. West Noble 4:30 pm (H)


Wednesday, January 6

SMART Start - K-1 See Saw and grades 2-8 best practice achievement boosters

Midterms of Tri 2

Middle School girls and grade 4 swimming

Chess Club 3:15 pm


Thursday, January 7

WIDA Assessment Training (you know who you are)

Hang Out with Mrs. Gaby Grades 3 & 4 7:35 am

Middle School teachers (including encore) 7:35 am library


  • Ski Trips
  • Alternative Trip for grade 8?
  • New Year's Resolution: Better Communication between the three teams

Genius Hour Book Club 12:15 pm - Autumn's room


Kaiser's STARS group will need covered

GRADES ARE DUE BY 3:30 PM (email Kaiser if you need until midnight)

7 GBB @ WMS 4:30 pm


Friday, January 8

7:35 am School Improvement Team


  • On-Site Monitoring Visit
  • School Improvement Plan
  • Any update on A-F calculations and appeal

School-wide Spelling Bee 9:00 am for Grades 5-8 (Grade 4 invited)

Midterm of Tri 2 - January 6

It is hard to believe but midterm of Tri 2 is on January 6 with midterms due by 3:30 pm on Thursday, January 7. P/T and Student Led Conferences are January 14 from 3:15 pm - 7:00 pm. Beth will get the paperwork out to elementary teachers as usual. Please get this information out to parents through your newsletters/Facebook pages.

The office will send a mass email, it is already been sent in our January newsletter and we will send a Remind as well as adding it to our Facebook Page.