September 25, 2015
Volume 3, Number 8
"The most powerful predictor of student achievement is the quality of relationships among the staff."--------Harvard Principals Center
What's new WMS?
Starfish of the week...
From Holly Sautter to Jace Stewart for his helpfulness.
From Tamie Spangle to Darla Eberly for helping her be the teacher she is today.
You should be completing and finalizing your professional goals.
If you would like to contact our PTO, e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please turn in your Warrior time candidate name to Kathy Owen if you haven't already. Please include Warrior time teacher. They will miss 2 Warrior Time periods a month. Send the candidate's name to: email@example.com
Our original warrior head started two years ago. Thank you Leslie Jackson for drawing it.
Warrior head transformation.
Looking forward to celebrating student growth!!!
UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
September 21 Chip Olson-Financial Advisor at WMS from 11:00-1:00
September 29 Tornado Drill 11:00 a.m.
September 30 ACT Meeting for ACT committee members @WHS Warrior Room
October 1 Student Led Conferences 3:30-7:15 pm
October 2 Team Leader meeting 7:15-8:00 am in Trent Beer's room
October 2 6th Grade Convocation during ENCORE-Meteorology and Weather Alerts
October 6 Fundraiser Forms Due
October 8 Health Screening @WMS for staff
October 12-16 Donate to Relay For Life and wear jeans (donations collected by Eldonna)
September/October WMS STAFF BIRTHDAYS!
28 Tamie Spangle
1 Kaz Szynal
3 Bevlyn Brown
10 Lindsey Rademaker
13 Joyce Dubach
14 Kevin Hite
28 Mike MacOwan
29 Amy Brown
29 Carly Everingham
SMART START Wednesday's
All Smart Starts will start promptly at 7:40 am every Wednesday morning.
Location will be in the Lecture Room unless noted otherwise.
September 30, 2015 Security Test Training (See email from Joy Goshert, sent Sept. 15-Have documents read prior to Smart Start, you will be signing that you have read the information)
October 7, 2015 Departmental Meetings (ELA/MATH/SPED-NWEA Data and WT remediation discussion, other departments working on year long goals you set for your department)
October 14, 2015 Departmental Meetings (more info to come)
Upcoming Student Events!
Homeroom Writing Prompt
"What is your favorite season, and why?"
From the Desk of .sJ
Google Site Stuff
I would like to take a moment to give a HUGE shout out to all of you who are working like crazy on your Google sites! I have seen many of them and they are looking awesome. For this section, I would like to offer a few tips of my own (and some tips from other people),
Email Link - when creating your page, you may choose to create a link that a person can click on and be taken right to their email service with your name punched right up. It may sound technical, but it’s really easy.
With your cursor in the place on the page where you want your link, navigate Insert, Link
On the ‘Create Link’ pop up window, select ‘Web Address’
In the ‘Text to Display’ box, type in what you would like to show on your site. For example ‘Email Mr. Johnson’
In the ‘Link to this URL:” box type ‘mailto:youremailaddress’. Substituting your email address for the text ‘youremailaddress’. For example, I would type "mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org"
It is recommended that you check the ‘Open in new window’ checkbox, the new email will open in separate tab from the user’s search.
Then click ok, and you are good to go!!
Here is a link to a video that shows the process. Click Here for video!!
Future tips will include calendars and Twitter feeds!!
School Safety #2 Response
Last week’s school safety scenario involved seeing something suspicious. The best option here would include not moving the item, informing the office and assisting in keeping others away.
Remember to log discussion of School Safety responses in your team meeting minutes.
Have a great week,Shawn J
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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY OR NOT...THE CHOICE IS YOURS!!!
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