The Challenger Dispatch

Week 1, Nov. 10-14, 2014

Have more than you show, speak less than you know....

We've all run into them, many times I have found I am one - the "know-it-all". Whether it is our "own self", a student, a colleague, a stranger, or your nearest love, we have all experienced situations where whatever is being talked about there is someone in the crowd who already knows ALL about it. Generally, the know-it-all doesn't notice that the conversation is shut down, and more and more people around them are less likely to share ideas as a result.

During the faculty meeting last week, our opening was on teamwork. We heard from several of you that WE CANNOT do this important work alone. Teamwork involves the balance between having MORE than you show, and speaking LESS than you know. Having the ability to listen at least two times more than you speak regardless of your position, height, experience, or ego.

In order to be the best we can ALL be, consider your willingness to collaborate on a daily basis, offer your input and ideas, and LISTEN to the ideas of others before dismissing them. Look for opportunities to say, "I learned something new", "thank you for sharing", and "let's try it" instead of the opposite.

4th grade to Redstone

Monday, Nov. 10th, 8am

5298 Redstone Arsenal

Huntsville, AL

Enjoy and learn lots!!

New Teacher Meeting

Sunday, Nov. 9th, 3pm

Belissa's Room

Bring 3 success and 3 challenges

Veteran's Day

Tuesday, Nov. 11th, 8am


Enjoy the day and thank a vet.

Standards Based Grading Meeting

Wednesday, Nov. 12th, 8am

Belissa's Room

Grade level teams meet with curriculum specialist Steven Miller at your PE time. Bring progress reports, weekly reports, grade books, rubrics, ANYTHING that will help you as seek clarification about standard based grading.

K 8:15

1st 9:00

2nd 9:45

3rd 12:00 pm

4th 12:40 pm

5th 1:20 pm

Staff Meeting

Wednesday, Nov. 12th, 3pm

Media Center


TVI training


3rd grade starts violin lessons

Sunday, Nov. 9th, 8am

Mrs. Barnes Room

Enjoy the beautiful music! Students enjoy the brain power that playing an instrument brings!

"Have more than you show, speak less than you know." - William Shakespeare

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