September 19, 2016

R.E.A.L. Panthers



Every Opportunity

Message from the Boss...

The first half of the video just hurts my heart...but what I see at MSS is the second half of the "Every Opportunity" video. Be sure you are taking those opportunities for every child because EVERY CHILD IS WORTH IT!

  • School is hard enough.
  • Challenge students to be there best!
  • Everyone can make a difference.
  • Talk with us and not at us. Share yourself with us.
  • Give us courage and compassion.
  • Help students find their voice.


  • Wednesday is the Anti-Bullying Assembly. Be sure to discuss appropriate assembly behavior.
  • The RTI Team (former Sprint Committee) will begin meeting next week. The Team will be developing the expectations and procedures for bringing students to the RTI Team. Those expectations and procedures will be shared with the whole faculty afterwards.
  • Fall Pictures on Thursday, Sept. 22nd. Hope Larson put a schedule in your boxes on Tuesday.

I have missed ya'll this week and look forward to being back in the building.

Have a restful weekend!

Love you,

Casey Hanna


Lessons for the next month's Advisory

Sixth Grade:Expect Respect - a program of SafePlace. Hicks will get a copy of it to team leads in grade 6.

Fifth Grade: Growth Mindset videos through Youtube Class Dojo

October- Kick-off BOUNCE BACK program through counselors. Fifth Grade: Team Kickoff will begin in September with Mrs. True. She has emailed us the dates. The counselors will provide blackline masters providing activities that supports the BOUNCE BACK program.


I hate that I missed the 1st day of Clubs! After Clubs this Friday, we will take a look at any corrects or changes that need to be made to make Clubs as smooth as possible.

Thank you to the CLUB Committee for working so hard and making the selection process more excited for our students! Kiddos to Jones, Singleton and Lumpkins!

R.E.A.L. Panther Committee

The R.E.A.L. Panther Committee has worked really hard to make school fun and rewarding.

R.E.A.L. Rewards: front of lunch line pass (we will allow the last weeks winners to participate) When students receive their Reward I will also pass out a card for them to use in the cafeteria.

R.E.A.L. Teacher Award: parking space, Sonic drink, one from 5th, one from 6th, one essential/support. Forms for kids to nominate will be sent out. When we have R.E.A.L. Panther Assemblies we will recognize the R.E.A.L. Teacher Award.

R.E.A.L. Panther nomination forms for students will be sent out soon.

I am waiting on the R.E.A.L. Panther t-shirts to come in before we set the first assembly date. My hope is we will have the first assembly Friday, September 23rd.


Red Week, White Week banners will be added to the hallway to notify teachers and students what week we are on.

Curb Appeal Committee is looking at adding banners for Teams, Respect, Explore, Achieve and Lead, plus new banners to help parents locate areas throughout the building.


Grandfriends Day (R.E.A.L. Friends Week)- Oct. 3rd-6th

The Parental Involvement Committee came up with a way to have a Grandparents Day. We are going to have R.E.A.L. Friends Week. This will be an opportunity for our students to invite a Grandparent, parent, aunt, uncle, friend to have lunch at school with us!

We will use the entire week for students to invite their Grandfriends~R.E.A.L. Friends.

Students with the last name:

A-E Monday

F- J Tuesday

K- O Wednesday

P- T Thursday

U-Z Friday

We will have additional tables set up in the 5th grade gym for eating. Book Fair will be going on during that week. We will also need to look at covering the halls with student work and projects to showcase our student successes!


SPIRIT WEEK: October 10th-14th

The Spirit Committee will determine the themes from High School to determine our Spirit Week.

Dates have not been confirmed but here are some of the fun events they have planned for all of us:

Fall into food- September 23, 2016 located in Kiva

Sweet treats-October 28, 2016

Come Chill with a Chili contest. Bring your crock pot full of chili!! December 2, 2016


The Safety and Security Committee is creating a Plan of Action for MSS. Here soon we will meet as a building to discuss what our committee learned at a Back to School session.

Great job on fire drill last week. Be sure that when students exit your classroom that the classroom door closes. Several doors were left open.

Before we have our Lock-down drill we will discuss procedures. I am unfamiliar with what has been done in the past and what improvements need to be made



20- School Board Meeting

G.T. Pre AP/AP Night

21- Anti-Bullying Assembly

22- FALL PICTURES- NOTE** this is a date change

RTI Team 3:30

23- 5th grade G.T. to Southridge

27- G.T. Open House (6th grade 6:00-6:45 5th grade 7:00-7:45)

28- Special Olympics Bowling

30-Fundraiser ends


4- Faculty Meeting 3:40 Cafeteria

Cutie to Beauty

6-Wholesome to Handsome

7-Inspiration Run

PTO Meeting 1:30


10-14 Literacy Assessment Window

11- PRIDE Assembly (Dodd)

End of 1st 9 Weeks

Space Camp Meeting 6:00-7:00

12- PRIDE Assembly (Dodd)

14- Homecoming Day 2:00 Dismissal Parade 3:30

17- ALL Report Cards will go home

5th grade Science Interim Assessment

18- 2:00 Dismissal P/T Conferences 2:45-7:00

School Board Meeting

19- Unity Day

6th grade Science Interim Assessment

20-2:00 Dismissal P/T Conferences 2:45-7:00

21- No School

25- 5th grade Math Interim Assessment

Fall Picture Retakes

27- 6th grade Math Interim Assessment

RTI Team 3:30

28- Frontier Festival

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