Miner Minutes

January 29, 2016


Bus Evacuation Drill Friday

We will conduct these drills quickly on Friday.

8th Grade- Encore 9:05-9:15

7th Grade- 9:20-9:30

6th Grade- 9:30-9:40

Teacher will be assigned bus numbers to take their students. This list will be put into your box Wednesday, Feb. 3rd. Bus Driver and teachers are to sign the list and give it to Mr. Mabry.

HR deadline on Saturday!!!

Everyone must complete!!! As we prepare for the upcoming year, we are requesting that you indicate your interest in returning to Cabarrus County Schools next year, or notify us if you plan to retire or resign. This is also your opportunity to indicate a school preference for involuntary transfers if your school and your position are impacted by allotment changes. You may also use this opportunity to request a voluntary transfer for other reasons. Your preferences will be considered as we plan for next year. This window is open December 18, 2015 through January 31, 2016. Please see email from Glenda Jones dated 12/18 for additional information. Please remember to speak to me directly if you are putting your name on the transfer list.

Next Benchmark/Mock EOGs and NCFEs

As mentioned in the last MM, for our next set of benchmarks, we will run a mock EOG schedule. That means that students will take the test in homerooms, all pull out groups will be a-go, and ALL certified staff will be utilized for testing. We want our students to understand the importance of benchmarks and preparing for the EOGs. As of now, we will be doing the science mock NCFE/PLC created benchmark/8th DE benchmark on February 24; Social Studies mock NCFE/PLC created benchmark on February 25; ELA6 and Math 7-8 DE Benchmarks on March 1; LA7-8 and Math 6 DE Benchmarks on March 2, and Math 1 will take their benchmarks in their regular math 1 classes. All hands on deck!

Also, after these next benchmarks, we will print individual student reports from DE to send home to parents so they can understand where their kids stand as we work hard for our final state tests. More directions will follow, obviously, but wanted you to be aware now.

Various Reminders

Please remember that all grades should be updated in PowerSchool WEEKLY. When parents call with questions, we tell them this is the expectation. Also, the bulletin boards at the front of the school need updated student work! We need it before honor roll ceremonies, so please contact Ms. Brewer if you have some we can use. Remember, PLCs should be updating the unit feedback forms in the PLC toolbox frequently so they can make improvements for next year. For new employees, CCS drug free workplace orientation will now be on March 15th at Robinson in the morning. See Ms. Culp for more details. Also remember to get your literacy credits before your renewal year. And please keep adding names to the Positive Principal Phone Calls! Parents have been SO appreciative of these calls!


Book Fair

Make sure to stop into the book Fair next week! Ms. York says it's amazing!

PTSO Fundraiser of Student/Faculty Basketball Game

· February 19th (We will follow a pep rally Schedule this day)

· Students can enter to play using minerbucks as their raffle tickets. (the more minerbucks they turn in, the more chances to play they have)

· Cost of student admission to the game is $2

· Students who do not pay to attend will remain in the classroom with one of the teachers on their team/pod.

Calendar Reminders

February 1: Book fair all week

February 2: school leadership team at 7:30am

February 5: honor roll ceremonies (schedule similar to November - see Brewer's email)

February 9: faculty meeting at 7:30am

February 12: Valentine’s Dance

February 15: regular teacher workday (due to snow 1/22)

February 16: SIT meeting

February 19: Student/Faculty ball game

* PowerSchool maintenance weekend has been rescheduled for February 19-21.

February 23: SLT academic/behavior teams; grade level meetings; progress reports

Benchmark testing/Mock EOG schedule: Feb 24, 25, March 1, 2

March 8: Cabarrus Arts Council "I Have a Dream" Performance 2:45pm 8th grade

March 15: Originally a regular school day, but was changed to a teacher workday that is CAPPED. This day is taking place of the May teacher workday that was on the original CCS calendar.

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