Bearcat Brief

April 18, 2019

Notes from Niki

We made it to Spring Break (almost- I don't mean to count my chickens). Thank you for your continued hard work and dedication to our students and our mission. I know this extended stretch of time with no breaks has been a little rough. I hope you are able to enjoy some time away from school and with your family over the next 4 days.

  • I have attached the grant application for the Missouri Retired Teachers Foundation in case that email was lost in the shuffle. If you need help or editing, please let me know.
  • As a reminder, the GLA schedule is below again.
  • If you haven't seen kids doing a Google Expedition or done the training with Cheryl, please take the time to do so. They have been so engaged, it is awesome. Keep using those PSB Debit Cards so we can continue to add great technology.

GLA Testing (This is a repeat from last week, just so it is fresh in everyone's minds and inboxes)

April 24- 26: Science testing for 5th and 8th grade
  • 5th grade will test after specials and then alter their schedule accordingly for the remainder of the day
  • 8th grade will test in their science classes

April 29- Altered Schedule for ELA Session 1 (Students will be strategically divided into groups and assigned to a teacher and location)

  • Advisory- 7:59-8:09
  • ELA Session 1- 8:10-9:40
  • 1st Hour- 9:44-10:24
  • 2nd Hour- 10:28- 11:08
  • A Lunch- 11:12- 11:32, A 4th Hour- 11:36- 12:22
  • B 4th Hour- 11:12- 11:57, B Lunch- 12:01-12:22
  • 6th Grade Lunch 11:36- 11:57
  • 3rd Hour- 12:26- 1:04
  • 5th Hour- 1:08- 1:46
  • 6th Hour- 1:50- 2:28
  • 7th Hour- 2:32- 3:15

April 30- May 3- Remaining ELA sessions in class periods and make-up sessions as necessary

May 6-10- Math sessions during class times and make-up sessions as necessary

Professional Reading/ Resources:

Upcoming Events


April 18- Aditey Principal for the Day

April 19- No School; Spring Break (Return to School on Tuesday, April 23)

April 23- Fire Drill, 8:30

April 23- 9-12 Hermann Invitation Track Meet, 4:00

April 24- Student Council Meeting, 3:15

April 25- 7/8 Track @ Bland Invitational, 4:00

April 26- Student of the Month Assembly, 2:30

April 27- 7/8 Track @ Pacific Relays, 10:00 a.m.

April 30- PLC Team Training in Jefferson City

April 30- Trash Bag Pickup

April 30- STEM Open House, 3:30- 5:30

April 30- 5th and 6th grade Kid Flix Performance, 6:30


May 1- Lunch and Learn from Grand Canyon University

May 3- Special Olympics

May 6-10- Staff Appreciation Week

May 6- 5th and 6th Grade PLC meetings

May 6- MS Honor Society Induction, 5:30

May 6- Band Concert, 7:00

May 7- MS Faculty Meeting

May 7- Choir Concert, 6:30

May 8- 7th and 8th- Grade PLC meeting, 7:20

May 9- Board of Education Meeting, 6:00

May 10- 8th Grade Promotion, 6:00

May 10- Families In Action Dance, 7:30-10:00

May 10- Honor Society Lock-In, 10:00

May 14- 8th-Grade Field Trip

May 15- Reading Counts Incentive Trip

May 16- HHS Graduation

May 21- Grade-Level Awards (6th-Grade: 1st Hour; 5th-Grade: 2nd Hour; 7th and 8th Grade: TBD)

May 21- Student of the Month Assembly

May 22- Last Day of School, Incentive Day