The FRIDAY Review

November 1, 2019

Nine Week Planning Retreat (Nov 8 / 12)

Yes, it is exciting to be able to catch your breath and be able to plan...but, with a lot of subs it can be a nightmare. We have to be very strategic to make the time to plan, work.


STUDENT SUPPORT PERSONNEL - Please help out with monitoring the hallways, bathrooms, classrooms and cafeteria. A list will be sent of student support personnel to divide the grade levels for added support. We thank you, in advance, for helping keep everyone in check.


AS A TEAM, please make sure that you discuss / implement the following...

  • The top 3-5 behaviors problems (students) on your team DO NOT NEED to be placed with several subs during the day. Regular ed teachers left on the team should arrange for them to complete work in their classrooms for the day.
  • MORE THAN ENOUGH work should be left for students to complete. Students should not come close to finishing the work assigned.
  • Leave specific instructions about the schedule and work.
  • Leave teammates and their classroom telephone numbers in case the substitute needs assistance.
  • Offer an incentive for the team for each day if there are no behavior issues / write ups.
  • Please discuss, as a team, what other things can be done to prevent behavior issues.


Let's have a great nine week planning session without the worries when you return. Happy Planning Spartans!

From Mrs. Lewis...

    • Nine Week Planning - Nov 8 (Math/Sci) and Nov 12 (ELA/SS) We will meet at Nazareth Missionary Baptist Church which is complete with WIFI and meeting spaces. Bring your planning resources and charged devices. Arrive at 8am - 3:30pm.
    • Nov 5 Project Pink and Queen Steppers should be released to go to the District luncheon at 11:20. A list will be sent with student names.
    • Nov 6 Project Move students should be released to go to the District luncheon at 11:20. Names will be sent.
    • Smart Lunch - Nov 7th - It is imperative that these students get in the FRONT OF THE LINE at lunch so that time is not wasted. All students will get a Smart Lunch Pass for this Thursday. Please give them out and have them bring to the assigned Smart Lunch Advisor. Dates, names and details are provided here. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Vpx9vFzF1Rsh3q3D3mUhQAr95vhyakh5xHsY110jDsk/edit?usp=sharing
    • AWARDS - Nov 14 - The SIT TEAM decided that it would be best to try 6th / 7th /8th Grade Awards will be held at 3 different times to shorten Awards times. A list of awards and the schedule will be sent this week.
    • WORLDS FINEST CHOCOLATE - Please encourage your students to sell chocolate as this is how we will fund student and staff events. The top 3 selling staff members will win a gift card. Students will stop by the conference room in the mornings to pick up more chocolate and to turn in chocolate money.
  • HOMECOMING - Nov 6th @ SHS. We need a huge cheering section! If you plan to go, you may wear a spirit shirt and jeans on Wed. Please consider supporting our students. Go Spartans!
  • https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jyytoWC0ZUknZDK-EL2s1zMWRYYzs0Sg/view (Praxis II Workshop)
  • Are you using Learning.com? All Elementary and Middle School students and teachers should be able to access the contents of Learning.com by logging into IAM/RapidIdentity. Please keep this resource in front of your teachers and students as we are tracking usage at all schools. It is important that we utilize this program as NC has adopted the ISTE Standards for Students: (https://www.iste.org/explore/press-releases/north-carolina-adopts-iste-standards-students).
  • I know it’s not fully mandated in NC until NEXT school year, but I wanted to make you aware of a great resource available in your Learning.Com portal that I would strongly recommend you take advantage of. The press release above does a great job of describing those standards, but let me introduce you to The Digital Literacy Assessment (DLA), located in your Library. DLA is an interactive online assessment for 5th and 8th graders that will provide scores across all the standards.
  • From Dr. Hargrave: He would like all after school activities to provide food for students, free of charge. If you are sponsoring a sport, club, drama, etc. Please get with Mrs. Amanda in the cafeteria to arrange for snacks. (Dr. Hargrave would like when we have the opportunity to feed our students, he would like to have a meal, rather than a snack. We need to do everything we can to make certain our students are fed.
  • Information needed to supply meals to our children:Information needed to set up the Afterschool Snacks/ Afterschool Meals (CACFP)
  • 1.Time school day ends -
  • 2. Time snacks will be served (start and end time) -
  • 3. Name of the program -
  • 4. Name of the program director/ coordinator -
  • 5. Which days of the week will the program operate -
  • 6. Date the program will start and finish


    • Looking for money to use in your classroom? Grants for Grades K-12 - Toshiba America Foundation - Toshiba America Foundation (TAF) grants fund the projects, ideas and materials teachers need to innovate in their Science, Technology, Engineering and Math classrooms. TAF is interested in funding innovative projects designed by teachers or small teams of teachers for use in their schools and classrooms. Toshiba America Foundation believes science and mathematics are exciting fields in which all students can succeed with the proper tools and instruction. An application form is required. TAF uses two application forms:



  • REMINDERS FROM LAST WEEK:

    • LESSON PLANS WHEN YOU ARE OUT- You are responsible for providing a schedule and detailed lesson plans when you are out. EMERGENCY LESSON PLANS are for true emergencies ONLY (car accident, sudden death in the family, etc.).
    • PROTOCOL WHEN YOU ARE OUT - Call Mrs. Lewis on the morning of your absence by 6am. Once you gain approval, schedule your sub in AESOP by 6:15am. Emails and texts are unacceptable forms of communication as they may not always be read by the start of school. The teacher is responsible for providing lesson plans.
    • EBOOKS - Ms. Harris has created a screencast with instructions for students to check out ebooks. Some students are not allowed to check out due to fines/overdue books. This is an awesome opportunity of which, many are not taking advantage. Please make your homeroom aware of this resource.
    • MONEY - All money is due by 2pm each day. This allows Ms. Audrey to count and deposit before leaving work each day.


    • NON-NEGOTIABLES - (teach on your feet unless you are conducting small group instruction, cell phones away while students are in your care, while on duty and/or during professional meetings, Praise in public - reprimand in private, SHMS is a no yell zone, students should be supervised at ALL times, the Friday Review and all emails will be read in a timely manner)

    From Mrs. Tippett

      • The lockdown drill has been rescheduled for Monday, November 4. Please review procedures in the SHMS Livebinder.
      • We need a few more staff members to help with concessions at the Carver football game on Wednesday:) Please let Mrs. Tippett know if you can help out.
      • Testing Administrator / Proctor guides should be turned in to Mrs. Tippett ASAP. Please put your name on the top right corner. We will use the guides for each of the Check Ins and the EOGs.
      • Please see me for your final NC Check In 1 data.
      • Here is the link you can use for your students to practice using the online calculator that is available in the NC Check Ins. This is a resource in addition to the handheld calculators we pass out. Grade 6 – 8: Scientific Calculator www.desmos.com/testing/northcarolina/scientific
      • Due to the implementation of new reading tests, EOG Reading score results from the 2019-20 administration will not be available until completion of the standard setting process in summer of 2020.



    LOCKDOWN / INTRUDER: “CODE BLUE ” Procedures:

    “Code Blue” will be announced over intercom.

    1. Lock all doors FIRST (look in hallway for students).

    2. Move students away from windows and doors and noise should remain to a minimum; make sure every student is accounted for; .

    3. Place red card under door if immediate assistance is needed.

    4. If the fire alarm goes off during a CODE BLUE please DO NOT leave your lockdown position unless you smell smoke or see flames.

    5. If you are outside when a lockdown is announced DO NOT return to the building. Move your students to the farther most point from the building and have them lay down on the ground.

    6. Class may resume only after law enforcement or administration has unlocked the classroom door or comes to your location outside. DO NOT resume class if an announcement is made, law enforcement or administration will go door to door to notify everyone the lockdown is over.

    Upcoming Dates

    November 2019

    • November 4 - Staff Meeting (Required)

    • November 4 - Lockdown Drill - See Instructions under Tippett Section

    • November 5 - Project Pink / Queen Steppers Luncheon - Release Students 11:30

    • November 6 - Project Move Men Luncheon - Release Students 11:30

    • November 6- Report Cards go home

    • November 6- Football vs. Carver @ SHS

    • November 7 -Cross Country @ Anson

    • November 7 - Student Support Meeting 9am

    • November 7 - Smart Lunch will start (See Details in Link Above)

    • November 11- Veterans Day Holiday- No School

    • November 13- PBIS Wacky Wednesday Raffle

    • November 14- Cross Country @ Spring Hill

    • November 15 - Native American Assembly Program - 2:30pm (call students down around 2:15pm)

    • November 15 - Open Gym 4:00 - 6:00

    • November 18 - SIT Meeting

    • November 27-29- Thanksgiving Holidays - NO SCHOOL

    Please click the Images below for more information!

    Friday Review information is due to Pam Lewis by Thursdays at 4:00pm at plewis@scotland.k12.nc.us