Bearcat Brief

August 31, 2018

Notes from Niki

I've been seeing a lot of memes about "beginning of the year teacher tired" but I don't think this has anything on the 2nd to last week of school tired. There is a lot of energy coursing through the building and we are busy learning. I think the investment of time and talent in PBIS was a wise one. I am seeing several kids who we would identify as at risk responding to the positive feedback. It is not a cure-all, but I hope you see a difference too. We are seeing tons of bearcat bucks go out of the office and the raffle bucket is loaded. Kids are pretty excited to get the Bearcat Brags as well. Keep up the good work giving positive specific feedback.

Back to School Bash

The student council kids are really working hard on their games for the Back to School Bash and I am really glad to have gotten some good food vendors to commit to being here. I would really appreciate your help in setting up and helping it to run smoothly. I know some of you already have commitments that evening, but if you could at least make an appearance to grab a bite to eat and see a little football, the kids would love that.

If you are able to help set up and/or help me help the kids run their events please let me know early next week.

Teacher Web Sites

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Susan shared directions for updating your profile information a couple of weeks ago. Please make sure yours is accurate by Friday, September 7 as well.

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Upcoming Events


September 3- Labor Day, No School

September 6- Back to School Bash- 4- 6 pm

September 6- 7/8 Grade Football Scrimmage @Home, 5:00

September 7- Families in Action Dance

September 10- Professional Development for Teachers- No School

September 11- Middle School Athletic Photos

September 12- 7th and 8th-Grade Field Trip

September 12- PLC Training @RPDC

September 13- Tornado Drill, 2:30

September 13- 7/8 Grade Football vs. St. James @Home- 5:00 pm

September 13- BOE Meeting, 5:15 pm (time change)

September 14- End of Mid-Quarter 1

September 17- 7/8 Grade Girls Basketball @Owensville- 5:30 pm

September 19- HMS Student Council Meeting- 3:30- 5 pm

September 20- 7/8 Football @Union- 5:00 pm

September 20- 7/8 Grade Girls Basketball vs. St. James- 5:30 pm

September 24-27- 7th Grade Girls Basketball Tournament @Hermann

September 24-27- 8th Grade Girls Basketball Tournament @Washington

September 27- 7/8 Grade Football @Pacific- 5:00 pm

September 28- Student of the Month Assembly


October 1- 5th and 6th Grade PLC Meetings

October 1- Student Council Cancer Awareness Event, 5:00 p.m.

October 1- 7/8 Grade Girls Basketball vs. Bland, 5:30 p.m.

October 2- Custodian Appreciation Day

October 2- PLC Training with HOMRPDC

October 2- 7/8 Grade Girls Basketball @St. Clair MS, 12:30 p.m.

October 2- Home Cross Country Meet, 4:00 p.m.

October 3- 7th and 8th-Grade PLC Meeting, 7:15 a.m.

October 3- PLC Leadership Team Meeting, 3:15 p.m.

October 4- PBIS Training @HOMRPDC

October 4- 7/8 Grade Girls Basketball @Washington MS, 5:30 p.m.

October 4- 7/8 Grade Football vs. Warrenton MS

October 7-13- National Fire Safety Week

October 8-11- 7th Grade Girls Basketball Tournament @St. James

October 8-11- 8th Grade Girls Basketball Tournament @Owensville

October 9- Cross Country @St. Clair, 4:00 p.m.

October 11- 7/8 Grade Football @St. Clair, 5:00 p.m.