The Deans' Digest

Week of 1/19-1/22

Second Semester Starts Today!

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I hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend!

This week marks the beginning of second semester, which is a great time to take advantage of fresh starts for ourselves and for the kids. I encourage you to seize this rare opportunity to hit the "refresh" button!

Here's a look at the week ahead:

Tuesday 1/19: First day of Semester 2/Quarter 3. Wednesday schedule with extended Town Meeting! Makeup exams for absent students.

Wednesday 1/20: Whole staff PD day. Please remember to sign up for one of the afternoon sessions, if you haven't already!

Thursday 1/21: Amanda at RIDE for District Network Meeting. Should be back on campus around 11 am.

Friday 1/22: Syllabi and UbDs for new, second semester courses due to Amanda/Brian.


Welcome, Marissa Roy!

This week, you'll see a familiar face around! One of our day-to-day subs, Marissa Roy, has been hired as the long term substitute Reading Specialist. She is excited to join the Beacon/Founders teams for the remainder of the school year. Please join me in welcoming her and helping her acclimate!

Hickey's Headlines

Senior Portfolio Presentations are next week. They all start at 6:00 pm and all are invited to attend.

Tuesday, January 26: Visual

Wednesday, January 27: Culinary

Thursday, January 28: Theatre.

Beacon/Founders Winter Music Concert will be held Thursday, February 4 at 7:00 pm in the Beacon Theatre Workshop. Performing will be the Beacon Beats, the Founders Falsettos and the Beacon Jazz Quartet.

“All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move."

-Benjamin Franklin

Continue to create a climate of possibility!


Murphy's Memo

Students will be adjusting to their new schedules. Please: if they have questions or concerns do not immediately send them to me. Call me first or have the student wait until the end of a class to see me.

If a student is unhappy with an IDEA block assignment, they need to email me. I will only make adjustments to IDEA with an email request at this point. It began to be too much and I find if they are really that upset about it they will email.