The FRIDAY Review
November 8, 2019
From Mrs. Lewis...
MISSING CHROMEBOOKS - Just this week, a chromebook was left in a classroom for over a week. An email was sent out asking for staff members to look for the missing chromebook. In the meantime, a work order had to be placed, the chromebook was then locked by technology, a police report filed for a stolen chromebook and then to find that the chromebook was on the counter in a room on our campus all along. Then...another work order had to be filed to unlock the chromebook, police dept contacted to retract stolen report, etc. We say all this to say...PLEASE TURN IN A MISSING CHROMEBOOK ASAP TO THE MEDIA CENTER WHEN FOUND.
The highest selling staff member was Mrs. April Chavis who sold 10 boxes! Congrats, Mrs. Chavis!
Mr. Lamorris Smith (Asst Principal) will join our faculty on Friday, November 15th. Please make him feel welcome! Dr. Livingston will still be on campus through Nov 21st to help with the transition.
How many tests are you giving each nine weeks? Be reminded that the district requires us to count tests 50% of the overall grade. Please be sure that you give at least 2 -3 tests in order to ensure students are not penalized for one test grade that they perform poorly on.
- BT meeting 11/21.(From Cabinet) Thanksgiving Holiday Meal begins at 3:30 and meeting at 4:00.
- Fall All County Arts Night will be Tuesday, 11/19 at SHS. Art show begins at 6:00pm and All County Band Concert will be at 6:30.
- (From Mrs. Harris) The schoolwide Spelling Bee will take place on Nov. 21st. All ELA teachers need to conduct classroom spelling bees and select students to represent their classes. (For example, if you teach 4 core's then send 4 students to the Media Center that day.) Ms. Harris will be sending out resources that you can use to conduct classroom bees.
United Way (From Cabinet) Hey, let's donate to a good cause. Please consider donating. Will begin this week; cards will be sent through interoffice mail; will provide rewards for highest $ amount and highest percentage of staff participation
DRESS CODE - It is vital that we all adhere to the school dress code policy. Ear buds, hoods, sagging pants, leggings without a shirt that is finger tip length, Holes in jeans above finget tip length are not acceptable. ALL STAFF must work together to enforce the code. When ONE staff members chooses to let things go, it causes problems for everyone else. PLEASE ENFORCE.'
STUDENT SUPERVISION - A student gets in a fight and is injured. It is discovered that the staff member that was supposed to be on duty was out sick and didn't find coverage? Who's liable? When you are out be sure that you find coverage for your duty to ensure students are supervised.
- 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.
- NO SMART LUNCH on NOV 14th - ON the next Smart Lunch, we may have to set aside a specific time for each grade level to avoid students coming and going. Stay tuned.
- AWARDS - Nov 14 - 9:00-9:45 (7th Grade) 10:00-10:45 (8th Grade) 11:00-11:45 (6th Grade) INVITATIONS will go home Tuesday, November 12th (See Awards Schedule)
- AWARDS BEHAVIOR - As a team, please discuss expectations for behavior at our awards assembly
- Native American Assembly - Nov 15th - We will follow the Assembly Schedule; Please review behavior expectations (See Schedule attached)
- WORLDS FINEST CHOCOLATE - STAY TUNED for WINNERS 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.
REMINDERS FROM LAST WEEK
- SHMS Staff is invited to Partners in Ministry Open House on Saturday, November 9th, 1-2:30pm. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1l1NalG_1Yc4TMgg2uquBs_CdBuCuiVnK/view
- Please pass along to students - Any 6th or 7th grade boy that is interested in Boy Scouts should attend a meeting on November 19th, 7:15pm at Presbyterian Hut in Laurinburg.
- GRADING - Don't forget that the county policy on grading counts tests 50%. If you give one test, you could possibly set students up for failure. Please ensure that you at least 3 or 4 tests per nine weeks (Could be short in length) to allow for a reprieve if a student totally bombs a test.
- SPIRIT ROCK - Our spirit rock is a school fundraiser. Students, staff and can pay $10 to paint the rock to acknowledge a birthday, celebration, etc. More information to come about to sign up.
- Is there any club / organization sponsor that is interested in the Laurinburg Area Chamber Christmas Parade scheduled for Saturday, December 7th, 3pm? https://chambermaster.blob.core.windows.net/userfiles/UserFiles/chambers/3219/CMS/Christmas-Parade-Guidlines-and-Applciation-2019-EDIT.pdf
- Student Support Services November Smore https://www.smore.com/215xm-support-services-411-november
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
- WINTER COACHES - Be sure that you have a physical and concussion form for all students before allowing them to tryout.
- Safety Information has to be included in your sub plans. please make a copy and leave it with your lesson plans.
- Administrator Book - Please be sure to turn in your NC Check In Test Administrator book to Mrs. Tippett.
- Make sure you are documenting interventions for your Tier 2 students. If you have students you feel need to move back to Tier 1 or up to Tier 3 please let Ms. Johnson or Mrs. Tippett know so information can be discussed during the Tier Team (student support) meeting.
- SCS MTSS Resources: CLICK HERE (password: cardinal)
- Lockdown procedures should be reviewed (See below). Reminder: An intercom announcement does not signify the drill/procedure is over. Always wait for a face-to-face clearance from admin or police officers. ALL staff members should always follow protocol and hunker in place
From ESTELLA JOHNSON
If you haven’t already done so, post your QR Lesson Scanner outside your door, under your name. Please do it in a way it can’t be taken down by students. This must be done by Wednesday, November 13, 2019 8:00 am.
If you haven’t done so, please sign up for NewsELA. PLEASE use your GOOGLE @scsnc.org email. Here is the sign-up link https://newsela.com/join/#/school/67484. If you have already signed up, no worries.
We are working out some kinks to Scootpad, more information coming soon.
Please be mindful of School and District Resources. As mentioned before, please add resources into Learning Activities, as much as possible. If you’re having sign-in issues, please let me know ASAP.
November 11- Veterans Day Holiday- No School
November 12 - Data Team Mtg 3:45pm
November 13- PBIS Wacky Wednesday Raffle
November 13 -Lesson QR Codes must be posted
November 14 - Awards Program 9:00-9:45 (7th Grade) 10:00-10:45 (8th Grade) 11:00-11:45 (6th Grade)
November 15 - Native American Assembly Program - 2:30pm (call students down around 2:15pm)
November 15 -Complete Individual Student Data Tracker and Check-In Data
November 18 - SIT Meeting
- November 22 -Common Assessments are due to E. Johnson
November 27-29- Thanksgiving Holidays - NO SCHOOL
December 2-5 - Common Assessment Window
December 6-December 13 -Writing Assessment Window