Bearcat Brief

November 15 2019

Notes from Niki

I'm not quite ready to give up on fall, so I am keeping the leaves in the background of the newsletter at least for another week.

Just a few items of note:

  • The board did a first read of a policy for the administration of drugs to students and an associated policy related to a drug-free workplace. I know they are putting CBD in a lot of products now- diffuser oils, flavored waters, lotions..., so I want you to be aware that if the board passes the policy at a subsequence meeting, you will need to be aware of anything you might have that contains CBD and not have it on campus.
  • The Grand Canyon University Lunch and Learn was supposed to be on our snow day. It has been rescheduled for Thursday, November 21. I failed to call the rep and tell him that we had a snow day so he drove in, so I would appreciate if you would attend and eat some free food!
  • Looking at the vote for when PLC's and SOM should be, the winner was Tuesday, November 26. 4th and 5th-grade will meet on Monday, though, because of a previously scheduled IEP.

We have a faculty meeting on Tuesday- a major point of discussion will be late and missing work. Here is the link to the document that I started and shared a few weeks ago to generate some ideas to combat the amount of late and missing work if you would like to review it. Feel free to add ideas or discussion points prior to Tuesday as well.

I will be out Monday for PLC's, but feel free to text or email me if you need something.

Professional Reading/ Resources:

Upcoming Events


November 18- PLC Training in Jeff City

November 19- Faculty Meeting, 7:20 a.m.

November 20- End of Mid-Quarter 2

November 21- Grades Due, 3:00 p.m.

November 22- Report Cards Sent Home

November 22 and 23- Fall Musical @HS

November 27- 29- Thanksgiving Break


December 1-18- NWEA Winter Testing

December 2-6- 7th grade Boys' Basketball @ St. James Tournament

December 2-6- 8th grade Boys' 'Basketball @Union Tournament

December 10- Faculty Meeting, 7:20

December 10- 7/8 Boys' Basketball vs. St. James, 5:30

Clock- Beth, Book- Phil, Gate- Engemann, Concessions- Brethorst

December 11-12- Area Schools Collaboration

December 11- Enrichment Showcase

December 11- Fire Drill, 2:00

December 11- 3rd and 4th Grade Concert, 7:00 in HS Auditorium

December 12- PBIS Leadership Team Training, CoMo

December 12- 4-6 PLC

December 12- Board Meeting, 6:00

December 13- Band Concert, 7:00

December 18- Choir Concert, 7:00