Bearcat Brief

January 26, 2018

Notes from Niki

Happy Snack Day! One of my favorite Gerry Brooks videos was his original Goodie Table one, but I am assuming he had to take all of the ones that he actually filmed in his school down. Below is a passable, but not quite as enjoyable, version of the Goodie Day video in commemoration of our January snack day.

I don't know if it is the ever-changing weather or the super-blue-eclipsed moon that is coming next week, but the natives are restless. Let's make sure we are actively supervising- moving amongst students, talking to them and keeping our eyes peeled in order to head off as many problems as possible. I will be out of the District Monday and Tuesday for the Powerful Learning Conference. Please avoid sending kids to the office if possible. If it is not possible to keep them in class, give Marlene a heads up when you send them. Dr. Hankins, Mr. Leimkuehler, and Mr. Anderson will be available if the need arises for an administrator.

GLA Testing Schedule

After reviewing some research that was shared about testing and thinking really hard about our testing schedule, I would like to propose a change. I would like to test in our regular class periods. I think the normalcy of the day, maintaining instruction in every other area, and testing in their normal classroom environment will outweigh the small effect of testing in the afternoon. There are 1 or 2 lengthy sessions for each grade that we may need to think about. Please review the timing guidelines for your subject as listed below and then either give me some feedback directly or if you would like to discuss as a group join me for a meeting on Friday, February 2 @ 7:30 in the library.
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Upcoming Events


January 26- Student of the Month Assembly, altered schedule

January 27- Scenic Regional Library sponsored Therapy Dog program at the HMS Gym, 2:00 pm

January 28- 30- Niki @ Powerful Learning Conference

January 30- HHS JV Games hosted at HMS, 6:00

Concessions- Tara (report by 5:30)

January 31- Downtown Deli Fundraiser, 4:00- 7:00


February 3- Blue and White Night at The Eagles

February 5- 9- National School Counseling Week

February 8 - Board of Education Meeting, 6:00

February 9- HHS JV Games hosted at HMS, 6:00

Concessions- Jamie (report by 5:30)

February 12- Professional Development Day

February 13- Faculty Meeting, 7:30 (PBIS team presents)

February 14- Scoliosis Screening (Happy Valentine's Day)