Week of February 1st

It's The LOVE Month (Time to Get Out and Share the Love for Teaching and Learning)

This month (and the first week of March) you will have the opportunity to visit some of the best classrooms in the city--your colleagues' classrooms at Pershing!

If you are NOT on-cycle, you will have the opportunity to sign up for a time--you will receive a link for the sign-up schedule some time this week. If you are on-cycle, your supervising administrator will arrange a time to go with you.

You will choose a classroom you would like to visit and we will randomly draw for a second classroom to visit. If you would like for your name to NOT be included in the "random drawing" please email me by the end of the day.

Next Faculty Meeting/Learning Session on Tuesday, Feb 9th (PM) or Wed, Feb 10th (AM)

Recognize a Co-Worker

Throughout the month I will be posting things that staff loved when they visited their colleagues' classrooms. In the meantime, you can recognize your co-worker on the workroom bulletin board or online through the district website.


(Just a reminder, we will draw for a Starbucks $5 gift card from the nominations at our faculty meeting/learning session on February 9th.)

MAP Grade Level Assessment Window: April 11-May 27

Below is a link from QIA with information regarding MAP. Our focus at this time needs to be on letting students utilize the MAP tools so they are comfortable with the testing process. One SPS MS is having students utilize the tools in science and social studies so the testing burden is more evenly distributed. Think about how your grade level will make sure the students have exposure to the process.


The Next Two Weeks:

Week of February 1st

Online Yearbook Sales This Month

National School Counselor Week (Thank you Mr. Leeper, Mrs. Coller and Mrs. Woodson for all you do at Pershing!)

Monday, Feb 1st

-Girls' Volleyball Game vs Cherokee (7th at Pershing; Groves Supervising)

Tuesday, Feb 2nd

-MS LMS Meeting in PM (Cox)

-Tech Time with TWERP Level 1 in Library

Wednesday, Feb 3rd

-Mid Quarter

-PTA Council Meeting at Robberson (Holmes)

-SWMASSP: 9 to 1pm (Groves)

-Dr. Dawson's Visit (1:00-2:00pm)

-Brenda's Son's (Logan) Official Signing with FSU

-Debate (3-4:30pm)

Thursday, Feb 4th

-Dr. Steiger Visit (1:30-2:30pm)

-Good News (2:45pm)

-Math Counts (3-4pm)

-Teach at SPS Event for Future SPS Teachers at 425 Downtown from 5 to 7pm

Friday, Feb 5th

-Flashback Friday-Wear College Shirts

-Earthquake/Fire Drill (Begin at 8:40am)

-Pep Assembly

Saturday, Feb 6th

-Shop with a Hero (9am at Wal-Mart on Independence)


Week of February 8th

Online Yearbook Sales This Month

Dance Tickets and MS Cheesy Grams for Sale

Monday, Feb 8th

-Volleyball Game vs Cherokee (7th at Pershing; Groves Supervising)

-Elem PTA Board Meeting After School

Tuesday, Feb 9th

-Faculty Meeting/Learning Session in Band Room at 3pm

Wednesday, Feb 10th

-Faculty Meeting/Learning Session in Office Conference Room at 7am

-Principal Meeting (Holmes at 8am; Groves at 11am)

-Volleyball Game vs. Jarrett (8th at Pershing; Holmes Supervising)

-Debate (3-4:30pm)

Thursday, Feb 11th

-Pershing Day at the Clothing Bank

-Volleyball Game vs. Westport (7th at Pershing; Young Supervising)

-Good News (2:45pm)

-Math Counts (3-4pm)

Friday, Feb 12th



Week of February 15th

Online Yearbook Sales This Month

Monday, Feb 15th

-NO SCHOOL (Presidents' Day Holiday)

Tuesday, Feb 16th

-Leadership Meeting at Brentwood Library

-Better Safe Than Sorry Presentations for 5th Grade (9:15-10am) and 3rd Grade (10:05-10:50am)

Wednesday, Feb 17th

-World Language CDC Meeting at Tefft in PM

-Debate (3-4:30pm)

Thursday, Feb 18th

-MSU Theater Player at 1:10pm for Elem

-Good News (2:45pm)

-Math Counts (3-4pm)

-Volleyball Game vs HHills (7th at Pershing; Holmes Supervising)

-PTA Founders' Banquet 6:30pm

Friday, Feb 19th

-Elem Hat Day

-Red Out Dance


Week of February 22nd

Online Yearbook Sales This Month

Monday, Feb 22nd

-3rd Grade at Peter and the Wolf at

-MS PTSA Meeting from 12:30pm to 1:30pm in the Library Commons

-Volleyball Game vs Carver (8th at Pershing; Holmes Supervising)

Tuesday, Feb 23rd

-Principals' Conference (Holmes)

Wednesday, Feb 24th

-Principals' Conference (Holmes)

-CTE CDC Meeting at Tefft in PM

-Storm and Fire Drills (2pm)

-Debate (3-4:30pm)

Thursday, Feb 25th

-Principals' Conference (Holmes)

-Good News (2:45pm)

-Math Counts (3-4pm)

-Volleyball Game vs Pipkin (8th at Pershing; Groves Supervising)

Friday, Feb 26th

-Principals' Conference (Holmes)

-Red Out Day District Wide for the Heart Association


Week of February 29th

Online Yearbook Sales This Month

Monday, Feb 29th

Tuesday, Mar 1

- 7th Grade Volleyball City-Wide Tournament at GHS (Groves Supervising)

Wednesday, Mar 2

- 8th Grade Volleyball City-Wide Tournament at GHS (Holmes Supervising)

-Debate (3-4:30pm)

Thursday, Mar 3

-District SPED Cadre Meeting at 8am (Holmes)

-Dr. Steiger Visit (1:30-2:30pm)

-Good News (2:45pm)

-Math Counts (3-4pm)

Friday, Mar 4

-Pennies for Patients MS VB Game ($1 to attend and concessions will be sold)

-Washington DC Trip Departure

Coming Soon:

Week of March 7th: Spring Break