Warrior Beat

Student Focused-World Class

A Word from Holly...

We are nearing the end of the school-year...and the end of the year for me is a time of reflection...and here is what I have been thinking about...

In the end, we’re not here to teach, we’re here to change lives. We’re here to change minds. We’re here to shout encouragement to the masses. We are here to inspire confidence. We are here to inspire hope. We are here to convince those in our care that they matter and that they too have something worthwhile to contribute to this world.

You all have fought the good fight this year. I am deeply humbled when I think of the movement we have made as a school and more importantly the movement that students have made as a result of all of your hard work and care.

MOST of the time, our best work is not done in a stadium or auditorium filled with crowds, but in the hard working trenches of the classroom, the practice fields, or in small seemingly insignificant moments that can even occur in the hallways.

The public is often unaware of the significant difference made in these small moments, but oh how these moments matter! Most of the time, we don’t have anyone cheering us on or even seeing the epic accomplishments we make from day to day. But in the end, we change lives. It is what we do. We change lives....and it matters.

“There is some good in this world, and it's worth fighting for.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

Please watch the clip below...we carry on because like Sam, we know that our work is worth with fight!

The Lord of the Rings - Samwise the Brave - I Can't do this Sam

Week of the Warrior

Spring Dates of Importance:

Monday, May 18th:

Orchestra Banquet-First Broad Street UMC at 6:00

Tuesday, May 17th:

6-8th grade Honor’s Trip 8:30-2:30

Band Banquet-St. Dominic

Wednesday, May 18th:

7th grade awards program 8:00am

6th grade awards program 1:30pm

Thursday, May 19th:

8th grade promotion 10:00

The JSMS Jam...

*Please remember that IF you choose..you need to give your professionalism survey to the administrator who did your observations this year. Also, please access the TNCOMPASS site to upload your self-scores. Your administrator will be in touch with you regarding your professionalism conference.

*Friday, May 20th is an administrative day at Sevier.

*Monday, May 23 is a PD day for those who have not completed their additional day of PD. If you have completed your PD for the year, you do not have to attend on Monday.

ASC News:

STEM Resources from NASA

Check out the NASA Education website. It has great STEM resources that provide student opportunities for learning, exploration of technology tools, and competition. Resources are broken down into grade bands (K-4, 5-8, and 9-12).

WonderWorks Offers Free Admission in May

WonderWorks Pigeon Forge is offering free admission to teachers during the month of May. Up to four additional guests may accompany each teacher and receive half-price admittance. Click here for more information.


Tennessee Educator Survey

The TDOE has launched its annual Tennessee Educator Survey. Please make the time to complete this survey which will close on Friday, May 27. If you need a link to the survey, please click on the survey's support portal.

PLEASE NOTE: There are weekly and school level drawings tied to participation!

MAY 2016

  • Fri. 5/13: Deadline for signing up for May 19 celebration at ASC


  • Thu. 5/19: Administrator's End-of-Year Celebration (with spouses), Brock Terrace (ASC), 6:15 p.m.

  • Fri. 5/20: Administrative Day

  • Friday, 5/20: Deadline to provide feedback on core documents and publications

  • Sat. 5/21: DBHS Graduation, J. Fred Johnson Stadium, 9:00 a.m.

  • Mon. 5/23: In-Service Day (for those who do not have their additional 6 hours)

  • Mon. 5/30: Memorial Day - ASC CLOSED

Celebrations and Recognitions

*Congratulations to one of our Instructional Assistants, Erika Slaughter who graduated from Northeast State on Wednesday! She will be continuing her studies in Education at King University this fall! We are proud of you and wish you the best Erika! We are lucky to have you on our Warrior Team!

*Thank you to all the teachers whose organization, planning, love and extra care for our students resulted in a very positive and memorable Washington DC field trip! This was an example of Sevier at its best.

*A big celebration to our students who attended our DC Trip. Everywhere we went in DC, people stopped us to compliment the behavior of our students. Many people who stopped us were even chaperones of other 8th grade field trips and they were amazed and the respectfulness and orderliness of our students. We also had compliments from every tour guide that we had and they continued to say how appreciative they were at the polite, friendly and respectful behavior of our students. We were VERY proud of all of our students.

*Another big thank you goes to our 8th grade teachers and 8th grade students who were at Sevier last week! You really stepped up to help our 6th Grade Orientation be the best ever!