Cardinal News

Were Stronger Together 2/15/16

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Week at a Glance

This Month:

  • LEP pull-out students will not have ESL classes from February 1 to March 1

  • Black History Month

This Week:

  1. Setzer will be working in the bookroom three days this week. Please sign up to help. Thanks BookroomSign-Up Sheet
  2. Progress Monitoring: Proficient/Above Proficient - Dibels/TRC


  • Gary Mumford Drumming Ensemble @1:15pm (We will call for your children a bit earlier so the program will start at 1:15)

  • MTSS Support will be offered 3:00-4:30 on Monday in the PLC room


  • Todd @ FHES
  • PLCs meet in PLC Room
  • 3pm Social Committee Meeting


  • Todd @ FHES
  • PLCs meet in PLC Room
  • Classroom Emergency Drill (5th Grade) @10:30
  • 3pm SIT meeting - updates


  • Todd @ FHES


In the Coming Days:

  • Feb 20

STEM for Learners Program

  • Week of Feb 22

Intensive - Dibels/TRC

  • Feb 24

Forest Heights Walkthrough: Pre-Closure Items (Assessment/Rough Walk)

  • Feb 25

Interim Reports

  • Week of Feb 29

Strategic - Dibels/TRC

Thursday 3/3 - Read Across America - School Board Member and former GCS Principal, Mr. Lee Dedmon will be at FHES to Present his Dr. Suess Read Aloud to Kinder and Pre-K

  • Later this year

Annual Statewide Tornado Drill Wed March 9th

End of 3rd 9-weeks April 5, 2016

Mock EOG - 4/4/16 - 4/15/16

Sack the EOGs Assembly May 17th

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Read Across America Week

Details Coming Your Way Soon!

Let's Fill Every FHES Child's Week With

Words From A Great Book

Forest Heights Walkthrough: Pre-Closure Items (Assessment/Rough Walk) 2/24

This date has been scheduled with GCS Cabinet Members. This should be pretty much every department in our school district meeting up at FHES during the middle of the school day to walk our building and take photos, notes and get ideas on how they will proceed with other areas of closure. This is a 2 hour block, but may finish early.

Please be mindful of the visit, but just the same we only need to do what we do everyday and tell your children that they should continue working as usual. OF COURSE REMIND THEM OF GOOD BEHAVIORS WITH GUEST.

Teachers Change Lives

It is not an exaggeration to say that a great teacher can change a student’s life. There are an endless amount of stories that attest to the benefits of a strong relationship between an educator and pupil.

As some of the most influential role models for developing students, teachers are responsible for more than just academic enrichment. If you want to be a great educator, you must connect with your pupils and reach them on multiple levels, because the best teachers are committed to their students’ well-being both inside and outside the classroom. By forging strong relationships, educators are able to affect virtually every aspect of their students’ lives, teaching them the important life lessons that will help them succeed beyond term papers and standardized tests.

It is not always easy to change a student’s life, which is why it takes a great teacher to do so. Some just need an extra push like the student whose math grade is just a few points shy from the A that will give them a 4.0 GPA; others may be going through something troubling in their personal lives and need someone to talk to. Whatever the student needs to help them excel, a life-changing teacher will be there for them.

While you will spend your entire career learning the different ways you can change your students’ lives, here are three aspects that are directly affected by great teachers:


A great teacher makes learning fun, as stimulating, engaging lessons are pivotal to a student’s academic success. Some students who are more prone to misbehavior, truancy or disengagement are more dependent on an engaging teacher. Making your classroom an exciting environment for learning will hold the students’ fascination, and students learn best when they are both challenged and interested. It’s part of motivating Students, which may not be easy, but which will benefit students immeasurably in the long run.


Have you ever had a teacher who inspired you to work harder or pursue a particular goal? Were you inspired to become an educator by one of your own great teachers?

Inspiring students is integral to ensuring their success and encouraging them to fulfil their potential. Students who are inspired by their teachers can accomplish amazing things, and that motivation almost always stays with them. Inspiration can also take many forms, from helping a pupil through the academic year and their short-term goals, to guiding them towards their future career. Years after graduation, many working professionals will still cite a particular teacher as the one who fostered their love of what they currently do and attribute their accomplishments to that educator.


Teachers can also be a trusted source of advice for students weighing important life decisions. Educators can help their pupils pursue higher education, explore career opportunities and compete in events they might otherwise have not thought themselves able to. Students often look to their teachers as mentors with experience and knowledge, and, as an educator, you will almost definitely be asked for advice at some point during your career.

Did you know that 1 in 4 students drops out of school or that every 9 seconds, another student drops out? Dropping out is a decision that students won’t likely come to you about, but an adept teacher can notice the indications that a student is struggling and intervene before it’s too late. Aside from educating them on the hard facts about dropping out, teachers can also help assess the problem and figure out an alternative. In such situations, teachers undoubtedly have the ability to change the lives of students.

Fruits and Vegetable Program





At the very latest...No later than your lunch time!

Yearbook Photos Needed HURRY


Please use the link below and drop pictures of your classroom events into the appropriate folder for our 2015-2016 yearbook. We need them ASAP.


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We're Stronger Together!

Know your Purpose (EVERYDAY)

My purpose is to use my leadership to inspire a culture of learning and excellence that guides my school and community to educational success, while having happy, healthy and safe stakeholders.
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GCS Intent Information


Mrs. Hinkle will be placing a very important document in your box.

  • The intent form serves as our districts way to anticipate who will and will not be returning to our district in the upcoming year.
  • This form has no influence on the district decision to which school you will be placed due to our closing or any other school closing factors unless we will not need to save a job placement for you next school year.
  • Finally, I need these placed face down in my box or given to me personally ASAP
  • Thank you for completing this form in advance