Team Talk

December 14, 2015

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Happy Holidays!

As we move into the break, enjoy the simple pleasures offered by the season. Take time to laugh with friends and family to rejuvenate your spirit.

Our Mission

I hope you had the opportunity to take a Thank you walk. I've been taking one every day and find they focus my perspective and energy. The Energy Bus promotes finding activities that allow you to channel positive energy to off-set the negativity found in our environments. A key part of achieving success is to surround yourself with positive people committed to achieving the vision for our bus.

As we pursue becoming a solution-oriented, collaborative team committed to maintaining a positive environment that fuels risk-taking and the pursuit of excellence in PBL we must not allow negativity on the bus. The book refers to negative team members who suck the energy out of you, your goals and the vision as energy vampires. Instead of wearing a garlic necklace to ward them off Rule #6 from the the book suggests posting a sign that reads "No Energy Vampires Allowed on Your Bus". The sign will serve as a reminder of the importance of positive energy to fuel our journey.

Take a moment to think about how you will keep energy vampires off your bus in order to ensure we realize the vision for the A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School and ultimately become and outstanding school of choice where students are engaged in project-based learning supported by technology that prepares them for a competitive global society.

Keep in mind that sometimes the person we have to talk to most about maintaining positive energy is ourselve.

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Friday Staff Luncheon

The New Tech moms will provide lunch for the staff on Friday, December 18th at 1:30 in 351A. Let's plan to sign christmas cards for them during the week as a token of our thanks for everything they do to honor our work. Four cards will be placed on the counter next to the biometric clock tomorrow morning.

January 4th and 5th

We will begin our PD promptly at 9:00 on January 4th. The day will begin with Ms. Sorey and I cooking waffles between 8:15 and 8:45. Our work for the day will focus on excellence in PBL and will include opportunities for solution-orientation, collaboration and risk-taking in a positive environment. The 5th will be a team/department planning day to ensure we achieve our 2015-16 goals.

No energy vampires allowed on our bus!

DeVeaux's Schedule

Job Fair

Monday, Dec. 14th, 4:30-6:30pm

George H. Bush Elementary School

District-wide Principal's Meeting

Wednesday, Dec. 16th, 1-5pm


2015-16 Key Actions

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