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February 8, 2016

Upcoming Dates and Events

Madras Calendar


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Eagles' Odds, Ends, and Reminders

  • Club Advisement this week (Monday)
  • Eagle Pride Awards (in media center Monday)
  • Computer Lab Key: If you are going to be in the computer lab on the main hallway, please pick up a key from Krissy in the front office before you begin your day and return it when you leave the computer lab. Make sure to lock it before you leave. If we have a Code Yellow or Code Red which would require you to lock down the room, you will have a way to make sure the class is secure. Let Mrs. Johnson know if you have questions.
  • Code Yellow/Red Practice: Please make sure to consistently practice Code Drills with students (including, red, yellow, blue, fire, tornado). Our goal is to review and practice with students monthly between drills.
  • Black History Month: Our Black History Month program is February 9th at 9:00 a.m., and we will run a modified schedule that day with lunch on team due to chairs being in the gym.
  • Late Bus Supervision: If you are responsible for coordinating late bus supervision during your assigned week, please plan ahead and make sure everyone on your supervision team knows the day he/she is responsible for and choose a location for students. Most days we will not need anyone for a late bus, but we do have occasional times when there is no driver and students are on a second load. The front office will call the coordinator as soon as the school is contacted about the late bus, and will alert the leader. Please let Johanna or Krissy know where the students should report. Teachers can tag team or take individual days. Again, most days it's not needed.
  • TKES Walk-Throughs: TKES walk-throughs are going on now. You will not need to sign off on anything. The observation will be shared but you will not sign-off on walk-throughs. Let us know if you have questions.

Weekly Supervision

Connections Lunch Rotation (Week of 2/8)

Wagner, Hamilton, Holland, Hathcock


Late Bus Supervision (Week of 2/8) (If applicable)

Benton, Barberio, Moss, Whittington, Durden, Reid (Benton Coordinates)

A Look Ahead ...

Sun, February 7

  • Phillip Sykes's Birthday

Mon, February 8

  • ACCESS Window Opens
  • Basketball First Round (Boys vs. Evans) at SRMS, 5 p.m.
  • Basketball First Round (Girls vs. ECMS) at EMS, 6 p.m.
  • Eagle Pride Awards, 8:30, Media Center
  • Art Club Meeting, 3:30-4:30
  • Math Counts, 3:30-4:30
  • Club Advisement

Tues, February 9

  • Basketball Semifinals (Boys vs AMS) at SRMS, 5 p.m.
  • Basketball Semifinals (Girls vs SRMS) at EMS, 5 p.m.
  • Wind Ensemble Practice, 3:30-5:30
  • Black History Month Program, 9:00 a.m. (modified schedule; lunch on team)
  • PBIS Coaches's Meeting, 3:30 (Sears)
  • NGHS Parent Meeting for 8th grade (6 p.m. in the main cafeteria)
  • CCSS Board Meeting
Weds, February 10
  • Heather Hayes's birthday
  • Drama Club, 3:30-4:45
  • Posting Window Closes, 10:00 a.m.
  • Principals' Meeting, 9:00 a.m.
Thurs, February 11
  • Staff Desserts (conference room)
  • Basketball Finals at SRMS (Girls, 5:30; Boys, 7:30)
  • Madras Oratorical Competition
  • TMX Rehearsal, 3:30-5:30
  • Chess Club, 3:30-4:30
Fri, February 12
  • Math Counts Competition, Carrollton
  • Jeff Welch's birthday
  • Progress Reports Issued


Mid-Winter Break: February 15-19

Remember Our Goal: Connect with Five Students Daily

Connect with 5 students (include staff too) who add value by being in your life. Let them know how they make a positive difference in this world. Get to know their stories. Any random act of kindness goes a long way and makes an immediate impact. Kindness is contagious. By modeling this daily, we will begin to see a culture shift with our students. Exiting year to be an EAGLE. Together we're going to do great things!


“Wherever there is a human in need, there is an opportunity for kindness and to make a difference.”


—Kevin Heath (CEO More4kids)

Upcoming Birthdays


  • Phillip Sykes - 2/7
  • Heather Hayes - 2/10
  • Jeff Welch - 2/12
  • Eric Mitchell - 2/13
  • Victoria Cason - 2/18
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Upcoming Coweta County Course Offerings

Upcoming West Georgia RESA Course Offerings

3/1/2016 TKES 7: Love and Logic for Teachers

12:00 AM in See Course Description Credits: 3 PLUs Tuition: $200 Non-RESA Fee: $250 Max. Size: 30

Subject(s): Courses - Online / Courses - School Improvement


3/3/2016 STEM Conference DAY REGISTRATION (Option #1: No Lodging)

8:00 AM in Peachtree City Credits: 1 PLU Tuition: $159 Non-RESA Fee: $179

Max. Size: 450

Subject(s): Courses - STEM / Courses - Science / Courses - Math / Courses - School Improvement / Courses - Technology


3/3/2016 STEM Conference FULL REGISTRATION (Option #2: Includes Lodging)

8:00 AM in Peachtree City Credits: 1 PLU Tuition: $397 Non-RESA Fee: $417

Max. Size: 100

Subject(s): Courses - STEM / Courses - Science / Courses - Math / Courses - School Improvement / Courses - Technology


3/21/2016 TKES 1, 2: Curriculum and Program Development for Gifted

12:00 AM in See Course Description Credits: 5 PLUs Tuition: $275 Non-RESA Fee: $375 Max. Size: 30

Subject(s): Courses - School Improvement / Courses - Endorsement - Gifted


3/14/2016 TKES 1, 7: Ruby Payne: A Framework for Understanding Poverty

12:00 AM in See Course DescriptionCredits: 2 PLUsTuition: $125 Non-RESA Fee: $165

Max. Size: 25

Subject(s): Courses - Online / Courses - School Improvement


3/15/2016 TKES 1, 3: Basic Google

8:30 AM in Grantville Credits: 1 PLU Tuition: $65 Non-RESA Fee: $85

Max. Size: 40

Subject(s): Courses - STEM / Courses - School Improvement / Courses - Technology


3/16/2016 TKES 3: Google Classroom

8:30 AM in Grantville Credits: 1 PLU Tuition: $65 Non-RESA Fee: $85

Max. Size: 40

Subject(s): Courses - STEM / Courses - School Improvement / Courses - Technology


3/17/2016 TKES 1, 2: Google Apps., Add Ons, and Extensions, Oh My!

8:30 AM in Grantville Credits: 1 PLU Tuition: $65 Non-RESA Fee: $85

Max. Size: 40

Subject(s): Courses - STEM / Courses - School Improvement / Courses - Technology


3/21/2016 TKES 1, 2: Curriculum and Program Development for Gifted

12:00 AM in See Course Description Credits: 5 PLUs Tuition: $275 Non-RESA Fee: $375 Max. Size: 30

Subject(s): Courses - School Improvement / Courses - Endorsement - Gifted


3/22/2016 TKES 1, 2: Curriculum and Program Development for Gifted

12:00 AM in Senoia Credits: 5 PLUs Tuition: $275 Non-RESA Fee: $375

Max. Size: 20

Subject(s): Courses - School Improvement / Courses - Endorsement - Gifted


3/22/2016 TKES 1, 2: Curriculum and Program Development for Gifted

12:00 AM in Carrollton Credits: 5 PLUs Tuition: $275 Non-RESA Fee: $375 Max. Size: 20

Subject(s): Courses - School Improvement / Courses - Endorsement - Gifted


3/22/2016 Going Digital in the Elementary Social Studies Classroom

8:30 AM in Grantville Credits: 0 PLUs Tuition: $15 Non-RESA Fee: $15 Max. Size: 40

Subject(s): Courses - School Improvement / Courses - Technology


3/24/2016 West Georgia RESA/GDOE Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Advisory Council

10:30 AM in Grantville Credits: 0 PLUs Tuition: $0 Max. Size: 25

Subject(s): Courses - School Improvement


3/24/2016 A Day With The PSC

1:00 PM in Grantville Credits: 0 PLUs Tuition: $0 Max. Size: 60

Subject(s): Courses - School Improvement


3/28/2016 TKES 1: Exceptional Children (HB-671) - Online Course

12:00 AM in See Course Description Credits: 5 PLUs Tuition: $340 Non-RESA Fee: $440 Max. Size: 50

Subject(s): Courses - Online / Courses - School Improvement


3/31/2016 Media Specialist Job-Alike Consortium

8:30 AM in Grantville Credits: *1/2 PLU Tuition: $15 Non-RESA Fee: $30

Max. Size: 40

Subject(s): Courses - Job-Alike / Courses - School Improvement


4/12/2016 TKES & LKES Regional Feedback Session

9:00 AM in Grantville Credits: 0 PLUs Tuition: $0 Max. Size: 50

Subject(s): Courses - School Improvement


4/14/2016 TKES 1, 3: Methods & Materials for Teaching Gifted

12:00 AM in Carrollton Credits: 5 PLUs Tuition: $275 Non-RESA Fee: $375 Max. Size: 25

Subject(s): Courses - School Improvement / Courses - Endorsement - Gifted


5/5/2016 PSC Workshop for Principals- Update on Professional Learning Units

8:30 AM in Grantville Credits: 0 PLUs Tuition: $0 Max. Size: 50

Subject(s): Courses - School Improvement


5/5/2016 PSC Workshop for Principals- Update on Professional Learning Units

12:30 PM in Grantville Credits: 0 PLUs Tuition: $0 Max. Size: 50

Subject(s): Courses - School Improvement


6/3/2016 Makerspace Camp for Teachers

8:30 AM in Grantville Credits: 0 PLUs Tuition: $65 Non-RESA Fee: $90 Max. Size: 60

Subject(s): Courses - STEM / Courses - School Improvement


6/6/2016 TKES 1, 3, 4, 7, 8: Essentials of Effective Teaching

8:30 AM in Grantville Credits: 7 PLUs Tuition: $1,000 Non-RESA Fee: $1,000 Max. Size: 30

Subject(s): Courses - School Improvement


6/13/2016 TKES 1, 8: Characteristics of the Gifted Student

8:30 AM in Grantville Credits: 5 PLUs Tuition: $275 Non-RESA Fee: $375 Max. Size: 25

Subject(s): Courses - School Improvement / Courses - Endorsement - Gifted


6/15/2016 TKES Training & Credentialing

8:30 AM in Grantville Credits: 0 PLUs Tuition: $0 Max. Size: 25

Subject(s): Courses - Evaluation Training / Courses - School Improvement


6/17/2016 LKES Training & Credentialing

8:30 AM in Grantville Credits: 0 PLUs Tuition: $0 Max. Size: 25

Subject(s): Courses - Evaluation Training / Courses - School Improvement


6/20/2016 Andy Plemmons: Summer Camp for Media Specialists

8:30 AM in Grantville Credits: 0 PLUs Tuition: $65 Non-RESA Fee: $85 Max. Size: 50


6/21/2016 Elementary STEM Camp For Teachers: STEMulate Your Classroom

8:30 AM in Grantville Credits: 0 PLUS Tuition: $100 Non-RESA Fee: $150 Max. Size: 60

Subject(s): Courses - STEM / Courses - Science / Courses - Math / Courses - School Improvement / Courses - Technology


7/6/2016 TKES 1, 4, 5: Assessment in Teaching Gifted

12:00 AM in Carrollton Credits: 5 PLUs Tuition: $275 Non-RESA Fee: $375 Max. Size: 25

Subject(s): Courses - School Improvement / Courses - Endorsement - Gifted


7/20/2016 TKES 1, 3: Picture-Perfect Science Workshop

8:30 AM in Grantville Credits: 0 PLUs Tuition: $329 Non-RESA Fee: $329 Max. Size: 25

Subject(s): Courses - STEM / Courses - Science / Courses - School Improvement


7/25/2016 GPB 8th Grade Georgia History Digital Textbook Training

8:30 AM in Grantville Credits: 0 PLUs Tuition: $15 Non-RESA Fee: $15 Max. Size: 40

Subject(s): Courses - School Improvement


3/25/2016 TKES 1, 2: Curriculum and Program Development for Gifted

12:00 AM in Carrollton Credits: 5 PLUs Tuition: $275 Non-RESA Fee: $375 Max. Size: 25

Subject(s): Courses - School Improvement / Courses - Endorsement - Gifted


9/15/2016 Instructional Technology Conference (TKES 1, 3, 8:)

8:00 AM in Columbus Credits: 1 PLU Tuition: $99 Non-RESA Fee: $129 Max. Size: 500

Subject(s): Courses - STEM / Courses - School Improvement / Courses - Technology



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Professional Learning Opportunities

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