SMMS STAFF NOTES

Christmas Break Edition

MINDS ON MISSION SINCE 1942

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MAVERICK VALUES

WITNESS CURIOSITY: OUR JANUARY VALUE

Curiosity is wonder: a desire to learn, discover, and know.


A student that shows curiosity:


  • Is eager to explore new things
  • Asks and answers questions to deepen understanding
  • Actively listens to others
  • Promotes a pro-learning attitude in peers
  • Pursues academic work outside of school requirements



A teacher that shows curiosity:


  • Creates WOW moments for students
  • Answers, “I would love to talk to you about that after class” and follows up with student, rather than saying “that is not relevant, or what we are talking about.”
  • Voices wondering thoughts frequently
  • Post things that interest him or her and talks to students about that interest


*OUR VALUES ARE ESSENTIAL TO OUR MISSION. THEY ARE NOT MEANT TO BE SUBTLE OR IMPLICIT. THEY SHOULD BE HIGHLY VISIBLE IN YOUR CLASSROOMS, AUDIBLE IN YOUR INSTRUCTION AND CLASS DISCUSSIONS, AND EXPLICITLY EVIDENT IN YOUR LESSON PLANS. IF YOU DON'T KNOW HOW TO DO THIS, PLEASE SEE ME.

Confirmation Of Your Courage

Thanks for your courageous commitment to our mission as a Catholic school. The below links delve into this reality.

It's All About The Kids.

The below link confirms it.

Armed With Knowledge About What Some Of Our Kids Face ...

we can better arm them to get to college and heaven.

The Purpose of Catholic Schools...

"In the end, our Catholic schools exist to help young people attain holiness in their lives, that is, to become saints."


For more, check out the link below.

TECHIE

Not Pleasant, But Revealing

Clubs...

Please see my email from 12/26.

Grades & Comments

These are due on Sunday, January 10. Do not wait until that weekend to try to do them all.

January 4th

The day is not fully planned yet, but here are the set details:


  • Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Lunch provided
  • 90 minutes for retreat in the morning
  • 60 minutes for full staff meeting in the morning
  • 90 minutes for pd and cluster breakouts in the morning
  • 180 minutes in afternoon to spend on campus as you see fit

Mass

Go 3rd Grade!

Wednesday Cluster Meetings

These are cancelled due to Monday staff day.