Weekly Wisdom

September 19 - 23

This Week

Happy Belated Birthday, Amanda!

Lockdown Drill - Unannounced
STAR Student Names due to Glenna
Pk to Paugh's Apple Orchard
3:20 Faculty Meeting


6:45 - 7:15 a.m. AND 3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Walking Wednesdays with Tammy and Jill
Jumping Jakes Tryouts for Grade 3
3:00 p.m. United Way Community Tours (Becky and Tammy to attend, and others are welcome, too).

11:45 VAIL Luncheon (Becky to attend)
Jumping Jakes Tryouts for Grades 4 and 5
After School Challenge
Student Study

Friday - Wear your new JCMES Shirt and "exercise appropriate clothes"
Happy Birthday, Amy Hoover
Dr. David Burchfield visit to JCMES for the day
Walk to School Day
2:15p "Walk around the school"
5:00p Homecoming Parade

Faculty Meeting Agenda

1. Kim Tate

2. Jake Break (Jodi and Holly, see Jake Break idea below)
3. Responsive Classroom - Tammy and Lacey
4. Testing - Grades 3 - 5, Jen and Candice, Grades Pk - 2 TBA

Staff icebreaker...

Interested in Getting your CDL?

Transportation is thinking about having a class on the first three Saturdays in January if there is enough interest in getting your CDL. Let Alvin Estep in transportation know if you are interested.

Reading Conference App

This is an app Anne Green found that she shared last week with several folks. You might ask her to show it to you or you can download it yourself on your mini to try out. You have the ability to enter your class and manage your conferencing on the app. Best of all it's free.

Destination Imagination

Please read this information about Destination Imagination, and let me know if you are interested in sponsoring this extra curricular program at our school.


I hope everyone is having a great school year so far! Destination Imagination is an educational program that incorporates Theatre, Technology, Science, Engineering, and Language Arts. There is also one challenege that focuses on Service Learning. Our vision is to teach students the creative process and empower them with the skills needed to succeed in an ever-changing world. Out mission is to develop opportunities that inspire the global community of learners to utilize diverse approaches in applying 21st century skills and creativity.

I know that John Wayland is interested in having Destination Imagination teams this year and I have sent information to Charlotte Holter, their school coordinator. If your school is interested please let me know. I am the Rockingham County coordinator for this program and I can help you get your teams started. I have attached this years challenges that the teams will be choosing from to compete in this wonderful program. Each team of seven students choose a main challenge from the list and they are also given an instant challenge on the competition day.

For more information, the Destination Imagination website is www.destinationimagination.org

Please let me know if your school is interested in participating and give me a contact person in order to send further information so we can get your teams started working on their chosen challenge. If you have further questions, I would be glad to answer them. I have been a team manager, school coordinator, and northwest DI board member for quite a while.

Here's a form with more specifics:


Cathy Glick
Rockingham County DI Coordinator
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