Redbird Roundup, Vol 10
Friday, October 12, 2018
Happy Friday Norris Staff!
The rain has finally stopped (for now) and fall is officially here! It has been a busy and exciting week as we get ready for conferences and iPad rollout. Our fall sports are wrapping up, with volleyball and cross country finishing this week, and football beginning of next week.
Please check the calendar below for some important events coming up. Next week will be an exciting one, and although Wednesday and Thursday will be long, it will be great to have Friday to rest.
We started our all school fundraiser this week and our students will be selling chocolate bars. I make it a tradition to buy a whole box from the first person who asks me, and Montana Solario was the lucky winner :)
Have a great weekend!
Monday, October 15- Grades due
Tuesday, October 16-VILS PD by teams
Wednesday, October 17-Conferences and iPad Rollout, 3:30-7
Thursday, October 18-Teaching Planning and Prep, 7:30-11; Conferences and iPad Rollout, 12-7
Friday, October 19-Non-duty day
Name: Paul W.C. Gunter
How many years have you been in education? Custodian for 16 years
What’s your favorite indoor/outdoor activity? Playing kick ball with my daughters
What chore do you absolutely hate doing? Cutting the grass
If you could choose to stay a certain age forever, what age would it be? 33
When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time? Make Music
If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Throw a party
What is something you learned in the last week? Never take anything for granted
If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning medal for? Being lazy
What TV show would you binge watch if you had the time? Anything netflix marvel series
What could you give a 40 minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation? DJing and producing
Sweet or salty? And what food is your favorite in that category? Both at the same time. Caramel and cheese popcorn.
Name: Jenna Schartz
How many years have you been in education? Custodian for almost 2 years
What is your favorite thing about Norris Middle School? The staff, everyone has been so wonderful.
What is one of your favorite quotes? “Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional.”
What chore do you absolutely hate doing? Vacuuming, when I was younger, I hated the loud noise from the machines, similar reasons now that I am an adult.
If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Probably pay off my little bit of debt.
What TV show would you binge watch if you had the time? Friends
What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation? Older Disney Movies, I grew up watching them and loved everything about them, most things Disney sort of became a hobby of mine.
That's not Ms. Greco....
Less than a week until iPad rollout!
Norris Staff and Students Seen and Heard
Quiz Bowl Tournament
RASA/Norris Family Night
Fall Sports Wrapping Up!
Mr. Lee is one of our awesome subs at Norris, and also a former Husker and NFL player. Read his cool story here about how he's passing on his legacy:
One of the prizes for winning the door decorating contest was class coverage. I was able to cover Ms. Sporcic's 7/8 class on Thursday, and it is beyond refreshing for me to be teaching. First of all, I love it. I will always say that being a teacher was the best job. Second, it is challenging, and I love and embrace the challenge. I was on my toes and ready for action for all 90 minutes, and I was totally exhausted after! Third of all, it really convicted me to model and practice what I preach. I want my students to be engaged and having fun, just as I want my staff to be engaged and having fun in our faculty PD. I want deep thinking, comprehension, and real-life application. I want what I teach to be meaningful. Thank you Ms. Sporcic for the opportunity to work with your class.
And last, the counselors presented the NLT with some delicious cookies on Thursday as a thank you for National Principal's Month (October). The sweet treats were much needed, so thank you!