The Challenger Dispatch

January 11-15, 2016 Pink Week

A Check List

Please make sure these items are completed/turned in/ wrapped up:

Copy of long version of report cards to me ( some grade levels have this done).

Standards analysis turned in to me

Send me time that the grade level/class will sign the boards next week

Science Fair Update ( Important)

The day of VIEWING the science fair projects has changed. Here is the run down.

19th Students drop off projects after school.

20th Judging of projects all day 6:00 pm Awards in AV room, science fair open afterwards

21st VIEWING in AM by classes. Schedule to come later this week.

We need 25 tables for the science fair. Please let Michele know if you have one we can use.

DIBELS is coming! Look for the schedule in the next day or so.

DST Corner (Discipline, Safety, and Technology)


Happy New Year!! I thoroughly enjoyed my two weeks off. I hope you did, too. However, I’m sure like me you’re back into your educator routines of the day. For this week’s blog, I decided to share a piece for reflection about the power of choice in the classroom. I’ve often heard colleagues talk about using choice as a means to motivate those students who seem disinterested in a lesson or not behaving properly. Whether you think it might work for you or not, I’m just happy to provide you the choice to read it. J


I do believe laughter is good for the soul. I saw this video and cracked up. Could you see Michele and I doing a remake of these morning announcements? What about a faculty/staff student motivational video? Even better 3rd, 4th and 5th grade teachers could flip the classroom. Next week, I will share some ideas about it. In the meantime, enjoy!

Have a great 2nd semester!!


NASA HAL 5 presentations

Monday, Jan. 11th, 12am

13555 Chaney Thompson Road Southeast

Huntsville, AL

Please see the schedule sent earlier for the entire week. Presenters will need to use your smart boards. Be sure to take photos and say thank you!!

Equity Meeting

Wednesday, Jan. 13th, 2:45pm

Media Center

Come, interact, listen, reflect.

PBL Committee Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 14th, 2:45pm

Conference Room

Committee members please bring your books and notes as we plan the 2nd semester.