Weekly Warrior Bulletin

March 18, 2016


Ben Mills ~ March 21

Judy Flook ~ March 24

Sharon Hoppes ~ March 28
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We are so excited to announce that Sarah Hamilton is one of six WCPS teachers to be a finalist for this year's award!


Congrats to Micah and Holly for their students' performances and rankings at the county festivals this week! We are so proud of all your hard work and dedication to our students! THANK YOU!


We are thinking of all our world travelers this week and wishing them safe, fun, and valuable learning experiences!

  • Ayako and students in Japan
  • Jackie and students in Quebec
  • Micah and students in Disney

Using iPads in Art

There are so many innovative ways that our students are already utilizing the iPads. Check out this great use of time-lapse video that Art I students used to capture the development of their paintings.

Final Salute

With the permission of Dr. Hamilton, I am able to graciously ask from the Teachers at Boonsboro High School, if any of you have any slightly used professional suits or business attire; blazers, blouses, jackets, skirts, dresses, dress pants; professional footwear; pumps, flats, or wedges and accessories; scarfs or costume jewelry that you no longer want or need, would be willing to donate them to a worthy cause? I would be willing to accept them on behalf of finalsaluteinc.org.

It is estimated that there are currently 55,000 homeless women Veterans in the United States on any given day. For the sacrifices they and their families have made, this is an unacceptable state for any of them to be in. Final Salute Inc. believes in paying women Veterans with the proper respects due to them for the service they have provided to our country. Final Salute also works with the Veteran in establishing her plan towards independence.

Final Salute has provided professional clothing, shoes, head-shots, and make-overs to over 350 women Veterans and transitioning military women through “Stand-Up” events over the past two years. On May 7th of this year, Final Salute will once again be providing these donated items to women Veterans at the “Stand Up” event at the Women’s Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.

I will be collecting items until the end of the day on Thursday April 7, 2016; items may be dropped off to my office in the library. You may go on the website: finalsaluteinc.org if you would like a receipt for tax purposes for items donated. Thank-you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely, Starlene

Warrior Shack

The Warrior Shack is cleaning out their inventory. All inventory can be sold to teachers below cost. Please see Mrs. Shearer or Ms. Lemon if you are interested in purchasing any pens, pencils, etc., for students in your classes.

Don't forget to "UPDATE" your classes regularly in Synergy in Gradebook Setup!

How to Request an iPad App

If you would like to request that an app be placed on the iPads, please use this form:



Please support the freshmen fundraiser. Hats are $12 or two for $20.

See Jodi Boersig in C88 for order forms or information.

Celebrate Our Best

Please click here to nominate a student for Student of the Week for the Valley Citizen!

Save the Date

3/19: Dodgeball for Michaela

Mon, 3/21: 7:30-8:30 Breakfast by Male Teachers - RSVP to Jayne, please; 1/2 day grading; 1/2 day PD @BHS

3/21: Spring sports season starts

Tue, 3/22: PD Day @BHS

Fri, 3/25: Hempen Hill BHS Happy Time 5pm

WCPS Professional Development

Don't miss out on improving your practice! WCPS is offering all kinds of professional learning opportunities. Click here to see your options and register.


See the most up to date schedule at this link!
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To John Knight: Thanks for covering for me when I became very ill unexpectedly.

Kudos to dear Debbie Jo Kline for all she does for my struggling students

Thanks to Petra and Michelle B. for filling in at countless bus duties while others are tied up.

Kudos to Mischelle for - well, everything! You're just plain awesome.

Kudos to Beth Bell for making a little warrior's day!

Kudos to Tracy Salka for helping a student revise one word at a time.

Kudos to Lauren Clingan for finding great ways to integrate ipads into her instruction!

Thanks, Ms. Weakland, for spending half of your day in AI earlier this week….providing assignments and encouraging students to do the work. Thanks to all teachers for providing work for students in AI….many times at a very last minute request.

Thanks Mr. Socks for providing the Warrior pride music at the Meet the Warriors celebration …right before you headed off to Festival and Florida! Thanks also to Sue Lowery for announcing every student on every team, celebrating them each individually.

Kudos to Bethanne Radomski for allowing my students to test in her room after school when I had to leave early for a meeting at CES.

Thanks to Dani for being genuine and for keeping the wellness of our students at heart.

THANK YOU MISCHELLE COLELLA, BETH DOWNIN, DAWN SPITZER and BOBBIE MAHAFFEY for your endless planning of activities, events, tests, and professional development! You ladies are truly amazing!

KUDOS MICHAEL BAIR for another outstanding production!

Thanks to Beth D for after school coverage at the last minute!!

Thanks to Sally Poole for her support, advice, and listening ear.

Thanks to Garth Fazio for his constant support and “having my back” with some difficult classes.

Thanks to Sherry Hamilton for her support in advising a wayward student.

Thanks to the best department leader ever, Cindy Ours, without whose support and room I couldn’t do my job.

Kudos to Wendy Strunk for being a positive addition every day to my sometimes difficult 9th grade classes!

Many thanks to Jackie Rebok, Dawn Spitzer, Beth Berger, Bryan Swisher, Andrea Parry, and Clayton Anders for your willingness to host visiting teachers and future educators this week!

Thanks to Jayne Moore for your wisdom and sanity building!

Kudos to Andrea Parry for all your planning support in ensuring a successful PD day!

Many thanks to Matt Wink, Garth Fazio, Sherry Hamilton, Kim Brown, and Jayne Moore in helping feed our teachers lunch next week!

Thanks in advance to Michael Bair and all the guys for organizing and providing us a wonderful breakfast on Monday!

Kudos to Sarah Hamilton for being a finalist teacher of the year!

Thank you to Connie for helping out on Tuesday morning to get us all going with some fun and energy!

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