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News4You

Monday, December 21, 2015
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January 4th

We will meet in the Learning Commons at 8:00 a.m.a on January 4th for our building level PD and meetings.


45 Minute CCC lesson on Schoology

Ms. Weiss has placed a lesson on "lockers" that you can use for the January 6th 45 minute CCC.


Building Hours during Christmas Break

The building will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the following days:

December 23, 28, 29, 30,and 31.


Fire Inspection During Christmas Break

From Systems Specialist Tom Meier: Fire inspections will be taking place at some schools during the winter break. Please take all steps necessary to ensure that your classrooms and building are meeting district fire codes, this may include extension cords. The fire district may confiscate any items that they feel are creating an unsafe condition. Thank you for your cooperation.

https://drive.google.com/a/g.fhsdschools.org/file/d/0B8R3Bwu9z8-JU1ktUDBXaHlXd3c/view?usp=sharing

Important Information

This Month's Newsletter

Mrs. Puzzella works diligently to put together our monthly newsletter. This year Mrs. Puzzella is using the smore to create the newsletter. We are now sending it out to every parent and she also wants to make it available for our staff. Here is the link. Enjoy.

https://www.smore.com/gcwsj

For Your Information...

Tickets to SLU Billikens womens' basketball game

St. Louis University has given us tickets for their January 16th woman's basketball game against Dayton University. If you would like complimentary tickets, see Dr. Huff.

Technology

Tech Fest '16: As you prepare to attend or present at this year's Tech Fest, here are two helpful hints:

1. Gmail/Google Drive: Make sure you have signed in to your school Gmail account and your school Google Drive/Docs. Many of the breakout sessions will focus on one facet of google.

2. Schoology: Make sure you can access your Schoology account. Resources and information will be posted via Schoology for Tech Fest.


Using Schoology for Tech Fest

Group Codes:

Secondary: S8KTK-VW236

Curriculum

Math is continuing to work on and finalize their math series selection for the 2016-2017 school year. They will pilot two different programs during 2nd semester.

Instruction

CITW Professional Development Trainers

We have an opportunity to expand our CITW trainers from one to two beginning with the 2016-2017 school year. Anyone interested in joining this team please contact Dr. Huff. Applications will be available in early January (due 22nd). This additional building CITW traineer will be selected by February 5th.

Assessment

Academic Blackout Dates

This is an Academic Blackout week.

Birthdays

December Birthdays

2 Admir Muhic

3 Debbie Simmons

7 Lisa Davis

10 Debbie Melcher

15 Keely Abeln

23 Laurie Fontanini


January Birthdays

6 Greg Proctor

10 Patti Lee

11 Doug Casler

18 Cara Gibson

20 Lisa Stearns

21 Jenny Walch

25 Karen Gnade

25 Annette Sieve

31 Karen Adams

Upcoming Dates

December 21: Half-Day (Hours 1-3-5-7) Chili Cook-Off, Ugly Sweater and White Elephant

December 22: Half-Day (Hours 2-4-6-CCC) with CCC Celebrations

January 4: This is .5 meeting/ ,5 work day *8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

January 5: Tech Fest (Hosted by Francis Howell Central HS) 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

January 6: First day of 2nd Semester and 3rd Quarter

January 6: We will have a 45 minute CCC at the end of the school day

January 11: BIG meeting at 3:35 p.m. in room 171.

January 11: Spirit Team Extravaganza (Bryan Middle School)