Friday Review

Friday, January 26, 2018

Thoughts from Mrs. Lewis....

  • STAFF - When and if you confiscate a student's cell phone, please turn it in to MRS. LEWIS so it can be under lock and key. If Mrs. Lewis is out, please turn it in to AUDREY KINGSTON. Also, students should not be calling home during class or coming to the office to inform a parent that their cell phone has been taken - a student can inform their parent once they arrive home.

  • Our Pepsi fundraiser is HERE. Audrey will be sending out order forms/flyers pertaining to the fundraiser that will begin on February 1 and end on February 28. Parents/Staff may purchase 16 oz. bottle drinks (24 in a case) for the price of $12.00. Available to purchase will be Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Mt. Dew, Diet Mt. Dew and Sunkist. More information to come!

  • SOUPerbowl Friday - As you know the Superbowl will be held on Sunday, February 4th, between the Eagles and Patriots. Which team are you cheering on? Wear the colors of the team you're cheering for on Friday, February 2nd. Also, bring your favorite soup to share with the staff. We will have a soup off and the winning staff member with the best soup recipe will receive a gift card. Bowls and spoons will be provided. Bring your OWN DRINKand SOUP LADLE. : ) MAY THE BEST TEAM WIN!

  • Tutoring Plans with student names are due by Wednesday, January 31st. Grade level chairs should create a Google Doc with tabs for each team. Please indicate which teachers students will be assigned to and the standard covered for each day.

  • DUE - Public School Works Modules are due Wednesday, January 31st.

  • Intent Letters for our SHMS Magnet School will go out to Rising 6th graders this week.

  • There are 7 teachers that still have not completed their MICRO PDs. Activating Strategies and Vocabulary PD must be completed by FEB 2.

  • Beginning next week,homecoming participants will place jars in the cafeteria at lunch to collect coin votes. Please allow students, during lunch, to place money in the jars. Students can vote beginning Monday, January 29 - Friday, February 2nd. Winners will be announced at our Feb. 7th Home Basketball game. The Homecoming Court will consist of...
6th grade: Duke & Duchess (raise funds)
7th grade: Prince & Princess (raise funds)

8th grade: King & Queen (raise funds)

8th grade Mr. and Miss Spring Hill (voted on by the entire school)

  • There will be a Homecoming Court Dance on Friday, February 9th. Stay tuned for the time. Students who owe chocolate money will not be eligible to attend.
  • Students who owe chocolate money will not be eligible to attend school events (non-academic). Stay tuned for a list of names.

  • From Dr. Hargrave: -Work hours for staff are still 8:00 - 3:45, even with 17 minute adjustment. As always, students must always be supervised. -The 17 minute addition only takes care of student instructional time. Staff members still have to meet the 215 day working requirement. More information to come.-Teacher Assistants will have to make-up the days missed, as well. Finance is adjusting comp time hours. Stay tuned for the report.

  • Next week we will begin the additional 17 minute schedule, for January 29 - Feb 2.Beginning Feb 5, we will begin the Spartan Time schedule. Remember we are only operating on Monday and Thursday for the first week.(Feb 5 and 8). Beginning the next week, Monday February 12th, we will operate all 4 tutoring days and revert back to our regular schedule on Fridays.

  • LEARNING FOCUSED: Be sure that you have your word walls, anchor charts and student work updated.

  • Kudos to YOU...I have seen some really good stuff in classrooms this past week. There is A LOT of TECHNOLOGY going on (Nearpod and EDPUZZLE). Don't forget to pair this with some movement so that students get their blood flowing even while teching it!

  • Are you having students stop and process what you are teaching throughout your lesson? Don't forget to have students DISCUSS and WRITE!

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  • Please keep Ms. Kim Livingston (evening custodian) in your prayers. Her aunt passed away this week.
  • Continue to keep Nick(6th) and Zachary Johnson (8th) in your thoughts. Their 4 year old brother has gone missing near the Hasty area.
  • Carrie Macy is still out with knee surgery. Don't forget to let her know we miss her!

General Reminders

  • Donuts for Dads has been rescheduled from Friday, February 2 to Monday, February 5.
  • View this week's SIT minutes here:
  • SCS Exceptional Children's newsletter:
  • The January 2018 CTE Newsletter is now available -

  • Instructional Technology newsletter:

  • Utilizing your Canvas course container is an effective way to continue instruction during school closing or delays. If they have questions or need guidance, please direct them to either Kevin Combs or Candice Freeman for assistance.

  • District SchoolNet info:

  • Make sure to notify administration or Mrs. Fehlman when you suspect child abuse or neglect. See the agreement between SCS and DSS here:
  • Major tax adjustments were passed by the federal government and therefore you will see changes in your check. IRS is telling software providers not to implement the changes until February, as new software programs are being written based on new tax law. The majority of the changes will come in your 2018 and 2019 taxes.. For any questions, contact Jay Toland,

  • Our Awards Program is scheduled for February 9th. Mrs. Spencer will oversee the program. There are a few updates and more awards that will be given. More info. coming.

  • Don't forget! All Certified Staff- Public School Works courses are DUE January 31. These are REQUIRED!

  • February 2nd!!!! – Two Learning Focused Micro PDs are due on this date…Activating Strategies and Vocabulary. These must be completed before the deadline.
  • From Cabinet- just a reminder that your teachers should be entering their own absences in AESOP. The school bookkeeper or no other staff should be putting in absences for anyone unless there is an emergency that arises.
  • Teachers, please look at your grades for the 2nd Nine Weeks. Do you have a lot of student failures? Are you giving students opportunities to retake tests, as written in the district policy? Large number of failures may indicate we need to reflect. This should be corrected for 2nd Nine Weeks.
  • Do you have paper on your door or covering your door window? If so, please remove due to fire code violations.
  • (From Cabinet) ATTENDANCE - Staff attendance has dropped each month. I appreciate the fact that you are making doctor's visits after school and making instructional time a priority. Let's look for an increase in January and February!
  • Sept 98%
    Oct 97%
    Nov 96%

  • ***IT is an expectation that planning takes place each week and that all teachers are present and all time. Even if you are 2 weeks ahead, planning should take place each week for the entire time.

  • The school and district expectation is that teachers enter grades in PowerSchool on a weekly basis. Parents, guardians, and student use the Parent/Student Portal to check grades and should be able to see their up-to-date progress. Your data manager can print a report for you to monitor this.

  • Are you calling parents??? Make sure you are calling parents regarding attendance concerns (and document such). When we go to court, it helps when we can show ALL the contacts that have been made from the school (not just from PowerSchool letters and Social Worker contacts) (From Cabinet)]

January/February 2018

Monday, January 29 – Basketball vs. Rockingham (A)

Wednesday, January 31 – Wrestling (H) at Spring Hill; All Certified Staff - Public School Works DUE (REQUIRED); Basketball @ Ellerbe


Thursday, February 1 - Reports cards will be sent home; Basketball @ Hamlet

Friday, February 2- First meeting of 2nd semester clubs; PBIS Event

Saturday, February 3 - All-District Band Auditions (Mac Williams Middle School)

Monday, February 5- Donuts for Dads (rescheduled from February 2); Basketball (H) vs. West Hoke

Wednesday, February 7 - Student Support Services Meeting @ 9:30am; Elective House Meeting @ 12:30pm; Basketball (H) vs. East Hoke (Homecoming Game)

Thursday, February 8- 8th Grade Field Trip to Fayettteville, NC

Friday, February 9 - Awards Ceremony (Morning Assembly Schedule); Clubs

Tuesday, February 13 - AIG Magnet Showcase (Rescheduled from January 30) @6:30pm - Students are required to attend.

Items for the Friday Review are due to Ms. Audrey Kingston every Thursday by noon.