SFA Science

Post Valentine Candy Issue, 2/16/16

Can't Complain...

About a long weekend and beautiful weather. Hope everyone enjoyed the extra day off and the beautiful sunshine. I cannot believe the warm temperatures we're having. Last week we came close to breaking the high temperature record set back in 1999. I remember that week well, because a few days later we were shutdown for ice. In any case, I'm not quite ready to plant the garden just yet. I believe Mother Nature just may be toying with us a bit.


With a short week and warm temperatures, expect our students to have a bit of "spring fever." Keep our engagement and relevance high and we will focus that extra energy they have on science.


I was honoured to drive the bus for our Regional History Fair Competition participants last Friday. It is so cool to see our kiddos outside of science displaying their talents in other areas. We have one of our 7th graders moving on to state. Congratulations to Virgil Nunn! Three of our young ladies, Selah Pilkington, Regan Swartzlander and Natalia Jones placed 4th overall in their division. With over 200 students competing this year, I am very proud of all our students for giving the judges a run for their money. The judges spoke very highly of our students!

District Assessment Data Dig

Following our district assessments, it's time to dig into our data. Using our reflection sheet, we need to identify how our students are performing. We will take a look at our data Tuesday (6th and 7th) and Thursday (8th) during PLC. Here is the link to the data reflection sheet if you need a fresh copy - Data Reflection Sheet.

This Week in Science

Tuesday

PLC 6, 7, 8

Wednesday

Grade Level Team Meetings

Faculty Check-In at 4:15PM in the SFA Cafeteria

Thursday

PLC 6, 7, 8

Make-Up Faculty Check-In at 7:15AM in the Mitchell Conference Room

Friday

Blood Drive - preregister at www.giveblood.org

Grade Level Team Meetings

Six Weeks Grading Period Ends

Hammond at BHS

WANTED: Teachers to Participate in TAMU's Regional Collaborative for Science & Math

How would you like to get 100 hours of FREE PD in Science, receive FREE materials for your lessons, FREE PD that counts for your GT Update, get a FREE trip to CAST 2016 in San Antonio, and become a mentor to your campus and district colleagues? The trip to CAST alone is worth the price of admission, which is....wait for it...FREE!


Please consider participating in the Texas Regional Collaborative for Science and Math. Teachers from all over our region participate and share ideas and materials on some of our toughest TEKS. Please convey your interest by Wednesday. The more the merrier, so let's all sign up!

How About a Trip to San Diego?

Consider applying for the Science Conservation Workshop at the SanDiego Zoo. $500 stipend, free meals and lodging, and FUN, FUN, FUN in the sun, along with some learning in there, too. Check out the flyer for more information. Here's the link to apply - Application.