Weekly Warrior Bulletin

January 8, 2016


Sandy Gagliardi: January 8

Jason Orendi: January 9

Know an AWESOME student? Yes, that one!

Please click here to nominate a student for Student of the Week for the Valley Citizen!

Recalibrating our attempts to be the best teachers we can be...

Click here for some inspiring New Year's resolutions that don't involve exercise, salads, or more water.


1/13-2/29: ELL ACCESS Testing Window (See Mrs. Lopez with questions)

Monday 1/11 and Wednesday 1/13: Freshman Orientation (Snow Date- 1/4)

Monday 1/11: College Algebra Testing (noon-2:30, media center)

Tuesday 1/12: SGA to Spring Mills, Sociology Testing

Wednesday 1/13: Sociology Testing

Thursday 1/14: School Improvement Team Meeting

Friday 1/15: End of Marking Period 2, 2.5 hour early dismissal

Monday 1/18: No School- Martin Luther King Day

Tuesday 1/19: Supervisor Led Professional Day

Wednesday 1/20: Round 1 of Diversity Training- 3:30-5:50: SIGN UP HERE for 1/20 or 2/10

ELL & Spanish Courses for Educators

I am excited to share that the ELL Department will be offering an online course entitled “Teaching ELLs in the Content Area Classroom.” It has been approved as a 3 credit MSDE course for WCPS staff and is being taught by ELL teacher Leann Buchanan. It's a 15 week course starting January 27th completely online except for an initial face to face meeting on January 27th at Hickory. In addition, we are bringing back the Spanish for Educators course. It will be a 1 credit course held Tuesday evenings at Salem Avenue starting in February. It will be taught by ELL teacher Nitza Rivera. Feel free to spread the word with anyone that may be interested! Thanks!!


WCPS Professional Development

Don't miss out on improving your practice! WCPS is offering all kinds of professional learning opportunities. Click here to see your options and register.


Friday, January 8

Varsity Wrestling Tournament @ Fort Hill, Time TBD

4:00: Varsity Indoor Track @HCC

Saturday, January 9

Varsity Wrestling Tournament @ Fort Hill, Time TBD

10:00: Freshman Boys Basketball @ Clear Spring

11:15: Freshman Girls Basketball @ Clear Spring

2:00: Varsity Indoor Track @ HCC

Monday, January 11

4:00: Freshman Boys Basketball Game vs. Williamsport High @BHS

5:15: Freshman Girls Basketball Game vs. Williamsport High @BHS

6:00: Varsity Wrestling @ North Carroll

Tuesday, January 12

5:30: JV Boys Basketball Game vs. North @ BHS

5:30: JV Girls Basketball Game @ North

7:00: Varsity Boys Basketball vs. North @ BHS

7:00: Varsity Girls Basketball Game @ North

Thursday, January 14

7:00: Varsity Wrestling vs. Frederick @ BHS


Kudos to JOHN KNIGHT for going above and beyond to pamper the math department….way to show your appreciation!!

Thanks to JAYNE MOORE and DR. HAMILTON for helping a teacher out with some confusing payroll issues!

Kudos to KELSEY DENNIS for making great efforts to meet her students’ needs so that they can increase their learning.

Kudos to JUSTIN BRIGHT for being a reflective teacher and a calm presence for students.

Kudos to JUDY SPENCE for caring so much and providing a safe classroom for all students.

Kudos to BETH DOWNIN and DR. HAMILTON for continued support of an aspiring leader.

Thanks to ALL TEACHERS & STAFF who helped reclaim the halls this week!

Kudos to BETH DOWNIN for always being there for me to bounce ideas off of, and for her high level of commitment in helping every student succeed.

Kudos to SALLY POOLE for showing so much care and concern for some of our most difficult students.


Kudos to ASHLEY WISNER for leading our We the People team to state victory!

Kudos to AMY CLAYTON for giving a kid with a lot of potential yet another chance - he is so fortunate to learn from you!

Kudos to DANI MCDONALD for being so caring and empathetic - you are truly a valued member of our school team!