Panther Press

for the Week of Jan 7 Plus

Reminders from the Principal

Make sure you are reading the Panther Press each week and planning accordingly. Visit the Google Classroom to ensure you know when things are due. Lesson plans are due tomorrow, Jan 4, in the Google Classroom by 3 PM. The next set will be due Jan 18.

The forms for submitting Parent Contacts is in the Google Classroom. Make sure these are up-to-date. It is the expectation that parent contacts are entered when they are made not at the end of the nine weeks or days/weeks/months later. It is imperative that these contacts are made prior to the end of the Nine Weeks. we cannot have any surprises. All students who are failing your class must be contacted before the end of the semester.

All teachers will be required to administer a minimum of four assessments every nine weeks: two before progress reports and two after. The two Unit Assessments count towards the total minimum assessments required: One unit assessment must be before progress reports and one after. Plan accordingly so that required RTI activities can be completed prior progress reports and report cards going home.

I need to remind ALL staff members of a couple of things: 1) all staff members are required to remain on campus during the work day unless they have permission from an administrator to leave for school related business (teachers must sign out in Mr. Anders' Office and classified must clock out as well), 2) All staff are responsible for electronic communications and items shared through the google platform. We will be adding additional documents as the year progresses. "I did not read my email" or "I did not know how to access the google folders" is not an acceptable excuse.


All teachers will be required to sit with their students during lunch. Lunch is not duty free. All teachers are responsible for the students they take to lunch whether the students are in the hall on the way to lunch, in the line to get their food, at the lunch table, taking their trash to the garbage and in the hall on the way back to lunch. Supervision of students assigned to the teacher is one of the primary professional responsibilities of the teacher. Teachers are required to ensure their table and areas are clean when they leave the lunchroom.

Important Reminders for the Week of Jan 7 Plus

Jan 3 - School PD Day

Jan 3 - Approve timecards for the week of Dec 19 & Dec 26 if not already approved.

Jan 4 - District/School PD Day - Those who do not have off campus PD will have sessions here at school

Jan 4 - Lessons Plans due by 3 PM in the Google Classroom

Jan 7 - Students return

Jan 7 - Grades due by Noon (if you have them sooner, contact Ms. Amanda so she can print your grade verification sheets)


Jan 8 - MEDC in the conference room

Jan 8 - Grade Verification Sheets due by 3 PM

Jan 8 - HMS Basketball @ Bessemer City

Jan 9 - Report cards sent home with students

Jan 10 - HMS Basketball vs Minor @ HMS

Jan 10 - Miss HMS Tickets on sale @ 5 PM in the main office - must enter through 6th grade hall

Jan 11 - Grades due by 3 PM

Jan 14-18 - Girls Inc Presentations: Anger Management - 6th Grade Purple

  • Jan 14 - Pappas
  • Jan 15 - Burgos
  • Jan 17 - Ware
  • Jan 18 - Harris
Jan 15 - NJHS Meeting in Room 104 after school

Jan 15 - Pre-Registration Parent Meeting with current 7th Grade Parents in Gym 6 PM

Jan 16 - 2nd Nine Weeks Awards Day Part I in the Cafeteria

  • 6th Grade 8:30 AM
  • 7th Grade 9:00 AM

Jan 16 - Student Council Meeting after school in FACs classroom

Jan 17-18 - YWCA Presentations: Healthy Relationships - 8th Grade

  • Jan 17 - Glagow
  • Jan 18 - Kulick
Jan 17 - 2nd Nine WeeKs Awards Day Part II in the Cafeteria
  • 8th Grade 8:30 AM
Jan 17 - Pre-Registration Parent meeting with current 6th Grade Parents in Gym 6 PM

Jan 18 - Grades due by 3 PM

Jan 18 - Lesson Plans due posted to Google Classroom include 1st Unit Assessment by 3 PM (covers Jan 22 - Feb 1)

Jan 18 - Pre-Registration Parent meeting with current Brighton 6th Grade Parents 6 PM

Jan 21 - MLK, Jr. Holiday - School Closed

"There should be truth in thought, truth in speech, and truth in action." - Gandhi

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