Panther Updates

News, Resources and Learning for Panther Staff, 3/6/17

PUE Chorus to Participate in Pieces of Gold

Congratulations and best wishes also goes out to the Pieces of Gold Chorus that will perform at the annual Pieces of Gold this Wednesday, March 8th at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium.

Odyssey of Mind Team Going to States

Congratulations Odyssey of the Mind Team, "Super Hero" for earning a spot in the State Competition by earning a second place finish. They will go on as one of the regional winners at the state competition on April 1 at NC AT&T University. Our second team, "Odd a Bot" also did us proud by competing against the best teams in the region. Both teams did an exemplary job and deserve our accolades.

News of Note

Leadership Team Meeting is this Thursday at 7:45 in the Data Room.


Thank you to our 3rd, 4th and 5th staff that went to the recent ELA materials review to research the options being considered for next year. Assistant Superintendent for Academics, Bryan Kingsley is sharing some online review options below.


Thanks to Heather Shipley and Jaymie Boose for attending the Odyssey of the Mind regional competition on Saturday.


Thank you for "Love the Bus" Items: Thank you for the items you all sent in for the bus drivers. They received cards and food from many classes, and special bus cookies from Ms. Hay. Ms. Stunda had color coded bags for each driver and Ms. Person took pictures of them with their goodies. She also got them breakfast this past Wednesday morning. If you were not mentioned and you did something individually, thank you, as well. Thank you all so much for your support of these special men and women who drive others' children to and from school every day.


Emergency Weather Drill: Wednesday, March 8th at 9:30 we will hold our annual SEVERE WEATHER DRILL.

Please go over proper procedures with your classes and be familiar with where you should go to shelter in place (see the posted emergency maps in classrooms.)

Remember that if you are outside, you have to COME IN and shelter in a hallway as far AWAY FROM WINDOWS, DOORS, AND SKYLIGHTS as possible.


Stay Off the Grass: This is not a reference to what you might be thinking! We mean the seeded areas on the playgrounds. Please ask your students to stay off of the newly seeded areas- in particular on the 4-5 playground, so that the lawn has a chance to grow. The rains that come in March and April should give these areas new life!


Staff/Student Accolades: If you have any students or teammates that we need to recognize for above and beyond activities please let us know by email by end of day each Friday so that we can recognize each. As humble as most of you are, it is very important that we publicly recognize the great things that take place each week, extra effort and student/staff accomplishments.

New ELA Materials (3-5): Bryan Kingsley, Assistant Superintendent for Academics


Brian Kingsley, Assistant Superintendent for Academics has also encouraged all appropriate (Grades 3-8 ELA) teachers to explore each vendor’s content in Canvas at bit.ly/wcpssinput.


a. Feedback forms are available for each vendor.

b. These sites will be available until March 17 for exploration and providing feedback.

  • IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER - Please remind all staff that the school system has been granted a personal, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use the content files, for evaluation purposes only; solely for non-production testing, internal development, and evaluation purposes and not for commercial use. ALL USERS will not (a) use or rely on the use of the Content Files for operational or production purposes; (b) modify, translate, localize or create derivative works of the Content Files; (c) decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer, or attempt to discover any source code, underlying user interface techniques, or algorithms of the Content Files; (d) sell, lease, license, sublicense, copy (except as provided above), market, or distribute the Content Files.

Resources to Enhance Instruction

Track 1 out duties for the weeks of: 3/6-3/10, 3/13-3/17, 3/20-3/24

AM Hallway- Shipley

AM Carpool- Newman(Put out cones to block carpool through-lane at 8:45)
AM Breakfast- Brown
AM Bus- Lavin (Write down bus arrival times)
Lunch- Fitzgerald, Lavin, Newman, Wilburn, DeCain, Brown, Renfrow, Bednar
PM Hallway- Barber (corral bus students and supervise)
PM Carpool- Hymel, Wilburn, Renfrow, DeCain (Hymel- Call car numbers beginning at 3:40 PM, Renfrow and DeCain in the cafeteria, Wilburn outside with students/safety patrol.) (DeCain- Please get the speaker out of the office conference room to set up.)
PM Bus- 3/6-3/10 Rabon, 3/13-3/17 Nelson, 3/20-3/24 Schoenebeck