Miner Minutes

March 18, 2016

This week's calendar

March 21: 6th grade level meeting

March 22: Mentor/Mentee meeting at 7:30am; Grade level meetings for 7th and 8th; 8th grade CTE field trip

March 24: Early dismissal (work on grades that are due 4/4 at 4pm)

March 25: Teacher workday (uncapped)

March 28 - April 1: Spring break!

Various Reminders

If you have not already done so, please submit your NC Teacher Working Conditions Survey! Also, be sure to enter a name for Positive Principal Phone calls to be made before spring break!

https://docs.google.com/a/apps.cabarrus.k12.nc.us/forms/d/1e3HGgNbG7K6-ZkbXurwaAr0i2wBaO6b3MYGKs8z-Jqo/viewform?usp=send_form

Alignment with our Feeders

As some of you saw, Mr. Mike Jolley was at CMS today. He is the new principal at Concord High, and he wanted to spend some time with our 8th grade and his 9th grade for next year. He really enjoyed interacting with our students, and he was super excited about the good things he saw in our classrooms! Also, I've been spending time with our feeder elementary schools. We have 8 feeders, and I have spent time at 4 of them so far. The purpose of this is to get an idea of where all of our rising 6th graders are coming from structurally and academically. I will share a more detailed review of that experience once I've been to all of them.

Tammy's Tech Tips

Our document cameras came from a company called IPEVO. This company believes in helping teachers. Go to the following link: WishPool. Here you can sign up and make a wish for free technology. I ran into several teachers at the NCTies Conference who received great stuff from the WishPool.

Don’t forget DonorsChoose.org. Choose a project and it may be bought for your classroom. Here are two other funding ideas: 1) Go Fund Me and 2) DigitalWish.com

Extended Calendar

April 4: Grades due at 4pm

April 5: SLT at 7:30am

April 6-8: DC Field trip for 8th grade

April 8: Blackout dance

April 11: Report cards go home

April 12: Faculty meeting at 7:30am

April 12 at 6pm: Chorus Concert

April 14 at 7pm: CMS Chamber Music Concert

April 19, 2016 (Tuesday) Elementary students visit Concord Middle (Coltrane, Beverly, R. Brown, Weddington, Wolf M)

April 20, 2016 (Wednesday) Elementary students visit Concord Middle (Irvin & Royal Oaks)

April 25: Pizza With Police

April 26: Grade level meetings

April 28, 2016 (Thursday) Parent Night: Rising 6th grade

April 27-29: 7th grade field trip

Big 3 Goals for 15-16 School year

  1. Student learning
    1. PLC alignment
    2. powerful instructional strategies we haven’t tried before
  2. Capture the hearts of students and staff
  3. Structures for student success (MTSS, Behavior, Discipline procedures, Facilities, Communication internally and externally, CULTURE)
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