Friday "ROAR"

Killian STEAM Leader's Academy- Friday, March 4, 2016

Our Vision and Mission


To prepare students to become responsible 21st Century citizens and leaders in a global society.


Killian Elementary, with the support of its parents and community, dedicates itself to providing an innovative curriculum in a safe, nurturing environment that will prepare students to be productive citizens in a global society.

Daily Schedules and Recess


Please make sure you are sticking to your daily schedule as close as possible. Recess time should not be more than 20 minutes. If classes stagger outside, they will need to stagger back in to the building. Every minute of the day is valuable, so please, let's become more mindful of how we use those minutes. Thank you in advance for your help in this matter.

Sub Plans

Teachers, if you will be out, please make sure you have developed and shared your sub plans for the day.Please share them with your grade level administrator as well as your team leader. If you are the team leader, please share your plans with another team member. When you are out, it is your responsibility to develop lesson plans for your students. Please ensure you meet your professional obligation to your students by making sure sub plans are available. Also, emergency plans should always be accessible in your room in the event you are unable to send sufficient plans for the day. As you prepare work, ensure that you are setting your students up for success. This may require leaving differentiated assignments. It might help with some of the off-task behaviors. All emergency plans should be clearly labeled and placed in a visible location.

Best Behavior Assemblies

Ms. Gore and Mrs. Murray will be hosting behavior (procedure and expectation) assemblies on Monday, March, 7th during related arts. We will share the power points with all faculty and staff to ensure that we are all on the same page regarding procedures, expectations, and leading behaviors 100% of the time.

Teacher of the Week!

Congratulations to Mrs. Shayla Stephens who was recognized as this week's Teacher of the Week. Way to go Mrs. Stephens. Thank you for all you do!
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Leadership Day

It is quickly approaching and we are getting excited. On Friday, April 29th, we will be showcasing the LEADING LIONS. Please continue to ensure that students are updating their Leadership binders. Rotate your classroom ambassadors. Review and maybe even make adjustments to your mission statements. If new students have come, please make sure they have binders, leadership roles and an understanding and contribution to your classroom mission statement.


All names should have been submitted now to your grade level administrator.

New to Killian

We are not meeting this month. Please let your grade level administrator know of any celebrations, concerns, or issues.

March Professional Development

The full faculty Professional Development that was scheduled for Monday, March 7th has been moved to the next week. We will be looking at the SAM-R technology framework with Mrs. Porter as a full faculty on Monday, March 14th. Please plan to meet in your PLC groups on Monday, March 7th as needed and plan to join us on Monday, March 14th from 3:30-4:30 with our TLC Mrs. Porter.

Motivation and Inspiration

Here is a video we think you’ll like. Let us know your thoughts.

We Are Teachers: What We Believe

Lighthouse Team

Lighthouse Team will meet Wednesday, March 9th. We will meet at 3:30 in the front conference room. We will be discussing: 1. Leadership Day 2. Creating a Student Leadership Team

Welcome Back!

We are happy to welcome back Mrs. Nikita Porter on Tuesday, March 8! She will be returning from her maternity leave. Welcome back Mrs. Porter. We missed you!

A Closer Look

Media Rotation Week

Monday, March 7

Grade Level PLC's- 3:30-4:30 pm

SIC School Uniform Parent Meeting- 5:30-6:30 pm

Tuesday, March 8

Mrs. Porter returns!

Wednesday, March 9

Lighthouse Team Meeting

Thursday, March 11

ALERT Field Study- 3rd grade

Looking Ahead...

PE Rotation Week

Monday, March 14

Kindergarten Field Study

Full Faculty Meeting- 3:30-4:30 pm

PTO Board Meetin 5:30 pm

5th Grade MAP Testing

Tuesday, March 15

Family Health Night- 6:00-7:30 pm

5th Grade MAP testing

Wednesday, March 16

Picture Day- Class pictures and Individuals- Mutlipurpose Room

Mrs. Thigpen's Baby Shower- 3:30-4:30 pm

Thursday, March 17

5th Grade Promotion Pictures

KIT Team Meeting- 12:30-2:30 pm

St. Patrick's Day!


Gene Blakely Parks- 3/12

Happy Birthday!

Read Across America Celebration

We would like to send a special thanks to Mrs. King, Mrs. Raley, and Mrs. George for facilitating our Read Across America day! The students were engaged and engrossed in reading the entire time. There were no behavior incidences, even with several classes in the media center at one time. We are sure the teachers appreciated the "mini-break" today and we are so thankful for your vision of having students at Killian Elementary School actively engaged in reading. It was a great use of time and we look forward to the next event soon!