Mishler Memo

March 24, 2016

Volume 3, Number 29

"...the most importance procedure any teacher needs is a way of securing the students' attention." ---Ten-Minute Inservice-Whitaker/Breaux

What's happening, WMS?

Starfish of the week...

From Amy Brown and Ryan Edgar to Alyson Dailey for engaging student in art class and through yearbook.

From Andrew Hepler to Tony Smith for all the work he does and helping me through tough times.

Walk In a Student's Shoes

If interested in following a student around for the day, please let me know. We have a couple open spots yet this school year.

Sub Shortage

This is the time of year where subs are short. Please plan accordingly and be prepared to help each other out if we are short a sub. Make sure all personal days are submitted for approval 24 hours in advanced.

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March 29 Tech Tuesday

March 29/30 8th grade Ivy Tech/Finance Park trip

  • 7th and 8th grade will be switching lunch times
  • 7 will eat 11:30-12:00
  • 8 will eat 12:40-1:10

March 30 ACT Meeting

April 1 Team Leader Meeting

April 4-8 Spring Break!

April 14 Trimester 3 Mid-Term

April 15 IDOE Lisa Dercach will be here to observe

April 18 5th Grade Parent Night 6:30 pm

April 18-May 6-ISTEP Part 2 Online

ISTEP Online Part 2

April 18-May 6. We will test in content area classes as we did for Part 1. We are still planning the schedule for testing.

Message from Superintendent Ritz

Homeroom Writing Prompt

Be sure to use the RATS Model (Emphasize the R and the A).

Writing Prompt:

"Envision yourself with the attitude you would like to have every day. Describe it or draw it."

From the Desk of .sJ

Extended Break Shutdown

Friday, March 25, is Good Friday and no school. Please observe the following procedures for an extended break:

  • shut everything down - computers (teacher station and student stations), speakers, projectors, Smart Boards. In other words, make sure your room is ‘black’,

  • unplug as much as you can WITHOUT standing on chair - do not unplug stuff in the ceiling,

  • I ask that someone from your team ensure that the grade level lab is shut down completely (towers and monitors completely off). Although we do have a SAP that is conducting shutdowns, a review is helpful.

School Safety Response #11

Last week’s School Safety scenario was about coyotes at the door. The most appropriate response would be to immediately contact the office. Provide information about where you are, and where they (the animals are). At no point should you leave your car/safety.. Admin will contact appropriate individuals to clear the area, and will call a lockdown to prevent student movement.

At no point should you sacrifice the double cheeseburgers you picked up for favorite assistant principal.

Have a great week, and enjoy the Easter holiday with family and friends,

Shawn J

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