Pride of the Tribe

Week of October 29, 2018

Having trouble finding time to review commonly missed concepts on assessments?

Try incorporating commonly missed concepts into daily Bell Ringers. Spiraling leads to better long-term mastery of facts, skills, and concepts

Red Ribbon Week - October 29-31

Monday, October 29th - PATRIOTIC DAY


Tuesday, October 30th - COLLEGE/CAREER DAY


Wednesday, October 31st - STORYBOOK CHARACTER

Nuts & Bolts


  • Grades must be posted by 8:00 am on November 5th. Make sure parents have been contacted before grades are posted.


  • Make sure you are at your door greeting students during passing periods. Your presence helps keep our hallways safe and orderly.


  • Student IDs - Additional measures will be added this week to begin the 3rd six weeks. An email will be sent out for you to communicate with students.
  1. Do not allow students to leave your classroom to go to the restroom, library, etc. unless they are wearing an ID (temporary or school issued).


  • Dress Code - Half-shirts seem to be coming back! No half-shirts!


  • College Door Competition - ONE WEEK LEFT! November 6th is right around the corner! Dr. Sandra will be judging the doors.


  • 45 Minute Evaluations - If you are ready to get it done, email your appraiser with a date. We will begin sending two-week windows for you to schedule. Please remember a pre-conference form/meeting will need to be completed before the evaluation can be conducted.


  • Reminder to start thinking about your technology project that will be showcased in February. EVERY teacher is expected to submit a project. Check out Tammy's Tech Tuesday Smores for information on requirements.

What we will be Looking For during walkthroughs...

Framing the Lesson Using We will...I will...Statements

The art of framing the lesson is using verbs that are able to show evidence.


We will investigate...

We will compare...

We will connect...


I will find...

I will classify...

I will multiply...

Upcoming Events

October 29
  • Electives/CTE Department Meetings @ 7:45am
  • Dual Credit Information Meeting, 6:30pm
  • Volleyball Bi-District Game, Carrollton, 6:0pm
October 30
  • Math/Science Department Meetings @ 7:45am
  • Dual Credit Enrollment Opens

October 31

  • English/SS Department Meetings @ 7:45am
  • "Treats, No Tricks" for teachers

November 1

  • 9th/JV/V Football vs Melissa HS @ Melissa, 5:00pm

November 2

  • End of 2nd Six Weeks
  • Pep Rally (Guest is SMS)
  • V Football vs Melissa @ PSHS, 7:00pm (Senior Night)

November 3

  • State XC Meet in Round Rock

November 5

  • Professional Development Day
Retrieval Practice

The Most Powerful Learning Strategy You're Not Using

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I Leave You With This...

"A team is not a group of people who work together. A team is a group of people who trust each other." ~ Simon Sinek
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