Redbird Roundup, Vol. 26
Friday, April 19, 2019
Happy Friday Norris Staff!
I know we are all so happy to have the sun back! It has made for some great outdoor time for our spring sports, as well as our classes. These last five weeks are very busy, so please check out the calendar below for updates.
This edition of the RBR is also jam packed with some awesome powerful practices and school activities-it has really been a busy week!
Have a great weekend!
Monday, April 22: 4th Q Progress Grades Due, MTSS-B Vision Team Meeting After School
Tuesday, April 23: VILS PD during team time; Dancing Classrooms Performance from 8-9 a.m. in gym; Boys Soccer at Beveridge; Girls Soccer Home vs. Beveridge; RASA Family Night at 6:30
Wednesday, April 24: Principals Roundtable at 7 a.m. in room 129; Track home vs. King; New Teacher Meeting after school
Thursday, April 25: Boys Soccer at King; Girls Soccer Home vs. King
Reminder-Carr gone April 29-May 3
Name: Jared Good
How many years have you been teaching? This is my 6th year
What is your favorite thing about Norris Middle School? I like that the staff is so supportive of each other, and willing to help each other out. In my 6 years here I have come to consider most of my coworkers a second family.
What’s your favorite indoor/outdoor activity? Indoor activity is building model kits, it is very zen and helps me develop patients and focus. Outdoor activity is hiking and camping with my cat!
What chore do you absolutely hate doing? Hand washing dishes and having to fold laundry. Like seriously, I thought I would have some wise cracking robot to do these things for me just like the Jetsons
When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time? Going to a park to read or journal in a hammock.
What TV show would you binge watch if you had the time? Game of Thrones again, its so hot right now
What could you give a 40 minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation? I could give an in depth discussion on Game of Thrones based theories, inter house relationships, and how people are tied to each other.
Mercé Miro Porta
Name: Maria Mercè Miró Porta
How long have you been teaching? 25 years teaching
Favorite quotes: "Don't give up! Fight until the fight is won" "Problems are solved without procrastination: every problem has its immediate solution."
Outdoor activity: Walking. It's not about age, but about health and people around me. Anytime with my son's company!
If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
Travel all around the world, starting at Australia.
Sweet or salty, and favorite food in that category? Sweet: Reese's Cheesecake.
Name: Narelle Naeve aka Nardawg
How many years have you been teaching? At the end of this year 2.5
What is one of your favorite quotes? Be the change you want to see in the world- Gahndi
If you could choose to stay a certain age forever, what age would it be? 30 flirty and thriving but still get to retire after I put in my years!!
What is something you learned in the last week? there is a worm called a velvet worm lives in a jungle in Africa and they squirt a sticky web like substance at their prey to paralyze them then they eat them whole.
What could you give a 40 minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation? How to write an IEP.
Sweet or salty? And what food is your favorite in that category? Salty and sour cream and ceddar Ruffles chips. They have to be Ruffles!!
Escape Room Math!
Gradual Release with Guitars
Ms. Recic's students recently read some literature on the Titanic. To bring learning to life, students received passports of passengers and had to read to learn their fate, and even got a test of what the water felt like to those on board. Super engaging lesson!