November 2, 2018
- Happy Birthday to all the October/November birthday babies!!
- Unspoken prayer request for our students, staff and administrators
- Oliver Dalrymple has arrived safety. His mother is also doing well. :)
- "Generosity: A candle loses nothing by lighting another." Author Unknown
Thank you to everyone for their patience on yesterday. I truly apologize for the confusion.....That mistake will not happen again. Special thanks to our support staff....... they adjusted fast and never missed a beat!!
This is a great time to encourage our families to downtown our system's app and always check our web page. (Mike does a great job with the updates)
Use products safely
Do not mix cleaners and disinfectants unless the labels indicate it is safe to do so.
Trust our healthcare team….
Mrs. Emily Crisler - Your Bridge to the Next Level!!
♦ Represent the Career Coach Program in local high school and conduct public relations efforts to promote the CTE programs
♦ Provide career development guidance for high school student with emphasis on technical programs
♦ Plan and implement student recruitment activities for technical programs
♦ Assist prospective students with career exploration activities and career assessments
♦ Assist prospective students with admissions and financial aid and resignation procedures of college
♦ Provide guidance to students regarding career choices
♦ Conduct high school classroom presentation promoting college and career programs and activities
o National Leadership Convention for CHS & CHHS FFA in Indianapolis-Oct 24-27 #JUSTONE
o Alabama JLDC Joint Leadership Development Conference December 3-4 #LEAD
- Advanced Art Students
- Students display their interpretations of the famous epic poem The Odyssey by Homer
- Exhibition will be up at CHHS library Oct 15- Nov. 9
- Miss McKinney will have more details
- The play "Annie" had a great opening night.... You still have time to get your tickets!!
Deputy Booth and Hammer visited LES for Red Ribbon Week
NWSCC Upward Bound
Tutoring, Thursdays 3-5
Student with 2.5 GPA should apply
The students get paid per hour to attend
NWSCC Business Competition
Ashlyn Brown - 2nd Place Advertising Design
Kerigan Mardis - 1st Place PowerPoint
- Parents’ engagement in young children’s learning is associated with improvements in children’s literacy, behavior, and social-emotional well-being (Committee on Supporting the Parents of Young Children et al. 2016).
- Offer learning experiences for families, such as connecting families to online classes and resources, and family nights where guest speakers and families share their insights on topics of interest and need.
- The National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement reminds professionals, “Learning can also deeply influence families’ feelings about themselves, their abilities, and their future goals and actions.”
ESL Edge and Updates
- ESL students take the ACCESS test every year.
This is how English growth is measured.
Tests in 4 areas--
Listening, Speaking, Reading, & Writing
Students exit the ESL program when they score 4.8 on a scale of 1.0-6.0.
Colbert County Reporter
- Every Friday, our students and staff are the paper..doing something awesome!! Check them out!!..
- Please, please, please check out your local hometown paper…..
- May I encourage you to renew your subscription because students from our district will be writing and editing for each distribution
Another great partnership!!
November 1-3 (public); November 5-7 will be for school groups
- Art Students
Will be completing window art at the central office. The art work will remind up until after the holidays.
- Band Students (CCHS & CHS)
Payment 1 for the Disney World trip.
Special Olympics Competition - November 6
- Our students will compete at Muscle Shoals High School. Best of luck to each athlete..
Teacher Grade Books Board Policy 5.51
Grade book(s) shall be kept current (within five (5) days of giving an assignment)
And in the teacher’s possession and readily available.
Iron Bowl Celebration---Giving Back to Our Community
Macaroni and Cheese donations (Alabama/Auburn) will be going on through November 16th.
The team with the highest donation of mac & cheese will win. (War Eagle)
Don't forget to dress up in your favorite team gear!!
Donations will go to Sydney Safe & Salvation Army.
Alabama Farm to School Initiative
Colbert County Schools Strives to support the Alabama Farm to School Initiative. Recently (October 24, 2018) schools in Colbert County participated in Apple Crunch Day. Students took a big bite into a local apples. Kids and adults from North Alabama to South Alabama joined in the fun of crunching apples grown by Scott’s Orchard in Hazel Green, Alabama. Scott's Orchard supplies schools across the state with locally grown apples. Pictures were taken of students crunching into the apples.
Other locally grown foods that we are serving in our schools is sweet potatoes that were grown in Cullman Alabama and grape tomatoes that were grown in South Alabama.
We (CCS) are constantly listening and watching for locally and/or Alabama grown fresh fruits and vegetables that we can purchase to serve to our students. We know that if they learn to enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables at a young age that they likely will develop good and healthy eating patterns that they can take with them throughout their lives.
Thanksgiving Meal Schedule
- Nov. 7th CHES
- Nov. 8th CCHS, CES, CHES
- Nov. 9th NBES
- Nov. 13th HES
- Nov. 15th LES, CHHS, CHS
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Monday, Nov. 5th, 5-7pm
800 George Wallace Boulevard
Muscle Shoals, AL
Student Support Services
County-wide Geography Bee
Thursday, Nov. 15th, 8:15pm
800 George Wallace Boulevard
Muscle Shoals, AL
Red Ribbon Week
Fall 2018 Payroll Deduction Fundraiser
For every person who donates to the education foundation through payroll deduction, before December 1st, 2018, will be entered into a random drawing for a one-time $500.00 Classroom Grant.
Let's do this..... Please!!
Education Update 200 Alabama Bicentennial
Stay up to date on statewide educational news, discover diverse resources for teachers and administrators, and request an AL200 flag for your school to participate in the Alabama Bicentennial celebration.
Alabama Bicentennial Summer Institutes are part of the state’s ongoing bicentennial celebration. “Since our summer institute program began in 2017, we have equipped more than one thousand educators with an array of new ideas and techniques to enhance their students’ understanding of Alabama history,” said Dr. Susan DuBose, bicentennial education coordinator. The programs are facilitated by master teachers and content specialists and focus on topics ranging from early statehood to voting rights to agriculture and industry and beyond. To register and for more information, visit www.alabama200.org/educators or contact Susan DuBose at firstname.lastname@example.org or (334) 353-4692.
Grants for Art Supplies for 2019
The Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts announces that applications are now being accepted for grants for art supplies for 2019. The program is designed to assist art teachers with special programs that require items not included in their existing budgets. The program is intended for art instructors for elementary and middle school students.
Teachers are encouraged to apply for projects that include multi-disciplinary topics, as well as joint initiatives such as artists-in-residence with other organizations such as the Alabama Arts Council. All participating schools will be invited to display their art work at Arts Alive 2019.
To apply, copies can be obtained from the Kennedy-Douglass Art Center web page (kdartcenter.org), under Art Education Grants. The completed application should be submitted by email or paper copy by December 15.
This grant is made possible by the Kennedy-Douglass Art Center Volunteers, a non-profit organization using proceeds from Arts Alive and other fund raising events.
University of North Alabama
Office of Alumni Relations for UNA
The 5th annual UNA First Friday event, which will take place on Friday, November 2nd from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. This is a great way to promote the UNA Alumni Association to the Shoals community.
Next Level of Instruction:
Environmental Scans AND OBSERVATIONS
7 Habits of Highly "Affective" Teachers
- Find joy in others success
- Cultivate perspective and reframe
- Ditch the easy caricature
- Explore the ethics of teaching
- Embrace Humility
- Value intellect
- Maintain passion and playfulness
SWAMP JOHN'S FISH PLATE FUNDRAISER
Tuesday, Nov. 20th, 11am-1pm
Colbert County Courthouse Square Historic District, Tuscumbia, AL, USA
PROCEEDS WILL GO TO SUPPORT RSVP COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAMS SUCH AS OUR VETERANS RAMP BUILDING PROGRAM
SPONSORED BY THE COLBERT COUNTY HOMELAND SECURITY AND RSVP ADVISORY BOARD