Friday Review

Friday, March 24, 2017

This Week

Monday, March 27- Benchmark Make-Ups; Administrative PLC at 9:00am; SEARCH selection notification begins; Baseball/Softball Vs. Rockingham Home at 4:15 [Admissions- J. McRae & J. Allen; Concessions- D. Motz; Monitors- C. Macy & J. VanDeVeld; Administrator- S. Brayboy)

Tuesday, March 28- Benchmark Make-Ups; BreakoutEDU Professional Development 4:15-5:30pm at Central Office (select teachers); Rising 9th Grade Parent Informational Night with Scotland High School 6 P.M.

Wednesday, March 29- P.I.N.K. meets during Spartan Time; ELA/SS Content Level Planning; Benchmark Window Closes

Thursday, March 30- End of 3rd Nine Weeks; M.O.V.E. & P.I.N.K. Field Trip to SHS; Math/Science Content Level Planning; 3rd Nine Weeks PBIS Numbers Cut-Off; Spring Picture Day; Spring Hill 7th/8th Registration Night 6:00 CAFETERIA; Oratorical Contest 6:30 P.M. Media Center, Soccer vs. Sandy Grove at Home [Admissions- M. Quick; Monitors- H. Smith & C. Johnson; Administration- J. Dunham]

Friday, March 31- 3rd Nine Weeks PBIS Numbers due to M. Williams; Optional Teacher Workday

Looking Ahead

Monday, April 3- Grade Verification Forms due to L. Gibson by 8:00am; Administrative PLC 9:00 am; GEAR UP support on campus; CTE PLC 12:00pm; Battle of the Books Regional Competition; March mentor logs are due to Mrs. Hargrave on or before April 3; Baseball at Home vs. Anson [Admissions- S. Parnell & C. Macy; Concessions- J. Quick & C. Snell; Monitors- M. Williams & T. Williams; Administration- Brayboy]

Tuesday, April 4- PBIS 3rd Nine Weeks Incentive Event; 7th Grade House Meeting; Elective Team Meeting 1:00

Wednesday, April 5- Report Cards Go Home; P.I.N.K. meets during Spartan Time; ELA/SS Content Level Planning

Thursday, April 6- Math/Science Content Level Planning; Soccer at Home vs. West Hoke [Admissions- L. Ellis & D. Mears; Concessions- D. Motz; Monitor- D. Knuass & X. McRae; Administration- Dunham]

Friday, April 7- Clubs; 8th Grade Cooking Club Students Visit the Bagpiper; 6th & 8th Grade House Meetings; 8th Grade Band Trip to Williamsburg, VA

What's New?

Field Trip Procedures

As of March 23, 2017, the following procedures should be followed when preparing for a field trip:

Field Trip Procedures

  1. Complete a Scotland County School Request For Approval Field Trip Form;
  2. Chaperones must be approved and coverage must be made before names are listed;
  3. Your Trip must have SCOS Objective, Pre Activity, During Activity and Post Activity;
  4. Students permission forms must not sent out until an approval is given;
  5. Clearly indicate if you need a Activity Bus or a Charter Bus;
  6. Check the date with the district calendar (i.e. benchmark testing, and etc.);
  7. Submit your completed field trip form to Mr. Dunham;
  8. Check the field trip date with Mr. Dunham, who will check the school calendar;
  9. Trip Direct will be completed and buses will be assigned;
  10. Bus Drivers will be assigned and class coverage will be assigned, if needed;
  11. Field Trip Form is left with Mr. Dunham and all signatures will be acquired by him (to include Mr. Smith);
  12. Upon receiving your approved or denied trip back from Central Office, you will be informed.

If you have any field trip questions, please see Mr. Dunham.

Report Cards/Grades/Progress Report

Report Card time is just around the corner. Below you will find a timeline of when things are due.

  • End of grading period Thursday, March 30, 2017
  • Grade verification reports are due to Ms. Gibson no later than 8:00 a.m., Monday, April 03, 2017 (first page must be signed and dated)
  • Grades will be stored on Monday, April 03, 2017 12:00 p.m. (NO GRADE CHANGES AFTER THIS DATE)
  • Report Cards will be printed on Tuesday, April 04, 2017
  • Report Cards go home on Wednesday, April 05, 2017
  • Grades are to be entered WEEKLY! No Exceptions!

****NO GRADES LOWER THAN A 50. If you change a grade, the percent (%) grade and the regular grade have to match...and are the same grade [under show score inspector]. If you need help, just let Ms. Gibson know.

Last week, Dr. McRae met with SCPAPA to discuss the district wide practice of sending home progress reports & report cards. While we know that there is an expectation to keep our parents & community as informed as possible on their students’ progress, we have to develop consistent practices across our county to ensure that we are maximizing opportunities to empower our parents. In terms of progress reports, principals were asked to communicate to their faculty & staff that progress reports can be sent home without expectation of them being returned signed. While we know that there are many cases/scenarios which may prevent the progress report reaching home, once it has been returned to school then the parent/guardian has no copy or record of their student’s grades. It is still the expectation that report cards are sent home & the sleeve is returned to school with parent/guardian’s signature.

General Reminders

  • Summer Work Opportunities: There are two wonderful opportunities this summer for Lead Teachers for UNCP Summer Camps. There is a new camp: Engineering Camp Pembroke, as well as, another year of SAT Camp. For more information:
    Engineering Camp Pembroke:
    College Bound: SAT Summer Institute:
  • The National Science Foundation is currently accepting nominations and applications for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) program. PAEMST is the highest recognition that a kindergarten through 12th-grade mathematics or science (including computer science) educator may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States. Presidential Awardees receive a certificate signed by the President of the United States, a trip for two to Washington, D.C., to attend a series of recognition events and professional development opportunities, and a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation. Anyone--principals, teachers, parents, students, or members of the general public--may nominate a teacher by completing the nomination form available on the PAEMST website. Teachers may also initiate the application process themselves at The Nomination Deadline is April 1, 2017. This date gives the nominated teacher enough time to prepare an application prior to the application deadline. The Application Deadline is May 1, 2017, for secondary school teachers (grades 7–12). Elementary school teachers (grades K–6) are eligible to apply during future cycles.

  • If you have a substitute and need for them to login to a laptop so they can show students, feel free to provide the sub login for them so you don’t have to give them yours. It is: USERNAME=shmssub PASSWORD=shms1234!

  • Mark your calendars for important upcoming PBIS dates and information. The numbers to participate in the 3rd quarter PBIS celebration are: 2-man team: 120, 3-man team: 160, 4-man team: 200) by March 30. Student names are due to Michelle Williams on Friday, March 31 and the event will be held on April 4.

  • The Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program is intended to encourage individuals to enter and continue in the teaching profession. Under this program, if you teach full-time for five complete and consecutive academic years in certain elementary and secondary schools and educational service agencies that serve low-income families, and meet other qualifications, you may be eligible for forgiveness of up to a combined total of $17,500 on your Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans or Federal Stafford Loans. If you have PLUS loans only, you are not eligible for this type of forgiveness. For more information, go to