The Harmon Herald

5th Edition 9.25.15

Opening Thoughts...

Week 5 is in the books - congratulations! I hope everyone had a successful, engaging, and productive week. Continue to nurture our students out of their comfort zones - do not forget to take risks and share the journey yourself! Thank you for working, collaborating, and creating learning experiences for our students!

Posting Learning Objectives...

As the administrators begin to walk rooms and as we have visitors in our classes, one of the main “look-fors” will be to see if the learning objectives are posted and referred to at the beginning of the lesson and at the end of the lesson.

I have viewed some really well written learning objectives, please continue to have conversations within your departments to further support one another in writing strong learning objectives! Eduphoria has learning objectives for many of the courses we have on campus – please use it as a resource!

Staff Spotlight...

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

This one is easy, in California, near the ocean or Lake Tahoe.

What is your biggest fear?

Honestly, I am most afraid of being too late to say thank you or I love you to the most important people in my life.

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life. What would it be?

So hard to choose... salad, because it can include so many things!

List 1 pet peeve?

Cell phone interactions, when a real human is right across the table from you.

What song would you sing at Karaoke night?

I would love something classical, but since that wouldn't be likely - most anything from a musical.

Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?

Someone quirky but fun - Jennifer Garner

Do you collect anything?

Books - old, new, children's, music - kind of my lifeline. Also tea.

If you could take three items with you to a deserted island, what would they be?

A sketch pad and pencil, a magnifying glass and the complete works of Shakespeare.

If you had a warning label, what would your say?

Stand back, I am about to do SCIENCE!

How many years have you been in education?


How many years have you been in LISD?


Check on your neighbors...

As we continue to have more substitute teachers on campus - please be mindful and check in on our guests throughout the day. We pride ourselves on being a family, and I know the substitutes truly appreciate the support! Thank you!

Next Week...

Library is Closed

The library will be closed:

Monday & Thursday

Before school - 11:30 am

Walking Wednesday

Next Wednesday, Sept. 30th

Please be in the Lecture Hall 15 minutes after the start of each period.

This is not optional...

Faculty Meeting

Thursday, Oct. 1st

Lecture Hall

Video - Best Practices Tip of the Week (BPTOW)

Please feel free to contact Ms. Gallagher in Room 1101 or on her cell 325-370-2246 (yes, she told me to include her cell) if you would like further assistance with this best practice. Please click on the BPTOW button to view the video.


Please do not forget to use the #HarmonPL if and when you are on Twitter and you view great information that relates to strong instructional practices, content, inspirational, etc...if you think others would like to see it - tag it using the # to share with the rest of our staff. Using #HarmonPL builds an electronic professional learning library for all of us!

PSAT Testing

Wednesday, Oct. 14th

All 10th graders

Selected 9th graders - GT, PAP English 1, AVID

Staff Spotlight...Who Am I?

Barbara Stock

Closing Thoughts...

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and our students!

Enjoy your weekend,