Monday Talk

May 16, 20016


Continue to lift up Sarah Holden's Daddy...he is on the mend but still needs to continue to gain his strength.

Jamie Burton is patiently waiting!!!!!

(Please email me if there is any celebrations or sharing that needs to be added to our Monday Talks…..if I miss anything please let me know……thanks)

Baby Dunlap is Here!!!!!

Congratulations to Shandy and her family with the addition of Hudson John; 8 lbs 13 oz. 22 inches long. He's doing great!!!
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School Calendar

Please make sure to check our School Calendar daily for changes and updates. Kelly Priest keeps it updated with DIF dates, robotic club, etc. Ms. Laurita oversees the updates with Sports, Testing, etc. District Dates are imported in as well. If your club, etc. needs someting posted please send Ms. Pope an email. Thanks!!!!

Give Five and Read Five Is Upon Us. The SGA and Beta Club will be sponsoring our collection of books again. Dates will be announced this week on when the collections will begin. Last Year we Placed 4th in the State of North Carolina for Books Collected!!!!

Schools with fewer than 400 students

Rank School District School Size Books Collected Books per Student

1 Aberdeen Primary Moore County Schools 319 10589 33.1944

2 Hawk Eye Elementary Hoke County Schools 365 9332 25.5671

3 JW McLauchlin Elementary Hoke County Schools 282 6130 21.7376

4 Highfalls Elementary Moore County Schools 301 5084 16.8903

5 Cornatzer Elementary Davie County Schools 380 4646 12.2263

6 Washington Elementary Cleveland County Schools 358 3500 9.7765

7 Union Elementary Cleveland County Schools 374 3061 8.1845

8 Union Elementary Lincoln County Schools 269 3000 11.1524

9 Bessemer City Primary Gaston County Schools 321 2700 8.4112

10 Stories Creek Elementary Person County Schools 381 2641 6.9318

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This Week of Events at Highfalls

May 16:

No EC Classes Today due to Transition Meetings at NMHS

Faculty Meeting 2:45 Media Center Test Training Continued

May 17:


Art Show 6:00

Grade K Parent Night 6:00

May 18:

NMHS Graduation Walk:

The graduating Seniors will walk our hallways to celebrate their accomplishments while modeling the future for our students. They will be arriving at 8:50. They will unload at the car riders and enter the middle school hallway by 6th classrooms. They will turn at guidance and then turn left on main hallway and exit the end door by 5th grade. Grades K-2 will line the sidewalks and grades 3-8 the inside halls. We will look at it more closely as Wednesday approaches. This is going to be awesome!!!!

May 19:

May 20:

6:00 pm Athletic Banquet Sponsored by PTA in the Auditorium

Next Week of Events at Highfalls

May 23:

Faculty Meeting 2:45 Media Center!!!!

May 24:


May 25:

Grade 6, 7, 8 Chrome Books Turned in to Homeroom Teachers

May 26 Thursday: Grade 5 and Grade 8 Science EOG

Grade 4,6,7 Science NC Final Exams

May 27 Friday: Grade 4-8 Social Studies NC Final Exams

All books are due back to the Library!!!!


The Highfalls Middle School Robotic Team attended the Moore County School's Robotics Competition. Thank You Derek Cockman for Coaching our Students and Robert Raupp for assisting in the Pit at competition. We Definitely Look Forward to INCREASING this Amazing Learning Opportunity for our Students!!!
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EOY Assessment Schedule to Show Our Kids Growing in Grades 3-8

May 26 Thursday: Grade 5 and Grade 8 Science EOG

Grade 4,6,7 Science NC Final Exams

May 27 Friday: Grade 4-8 Social Studies NC Final Exams

May 30 Monday: Memorial Day Holiday (No School)

May 31 Tuesday: No Assessments

June 1 Wednesday: Reading EOG Grades 3-8

June 2 Thursday: Math EOG Grades 3-8

June 3 Friday: Make Up Day: Grade 3 Read to Achieve Review Sessions

June 6 Monday: EOC Math I Grade 8 Math I Block

Re-Test Grade 3 Read to Achieve Reading

June 7 Tuesday: Fun Day

Make-Up Testing

June 8 Wednesday: Make-Up Testing

Achievement Awards Day w/ Give 5 Read 5

Grade 8 Graduation

June 9 Thursday: Last Day of 2015-2016 School Year

Make-Up Testing

Daily Expectations for Soaring to Excellence

PBIS Rubric....Remember Students are not to loose stamps or receive Strikes :)

Bell to Bell Instruction

Alignment to Standards


Student Engagement

Differentiated Instruction

Posted and Aligned "I Can Statements"

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