Gray Wolf Gazette

January 7 through January 20

Pioneer Trail Mission

The mission of Pioneer Trail is to create a community of learners where students' are actively engaged to reach their potential and display positive character.

Character Trait: Hardworking and Motivation

Hardworking: To be industrious and diligent in what you do.

Motivation: To be eager to work, or the force of influence that causes someone to do something.

Literacy Night - January 21 - CANCELLED! Please let parents know in your newsletters.

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Congrats to Amy and Diann! January Breakfast Winners!

Calendar of Events

Friday, January 8

Shakespeare's Pizza Fundraiser Begins

Teacher Eval. Review: Ludy, 8:50

Staffing (Wilson/Stamper), 8:50

TST (Carr/Warner), 12:30

Parent Meeting (Carr), 3:30


Monday, January 11

Angle/Hendrickson out ALL

Interview for Para, 8:30

Suzy observe ELA work 8:30-10:30 Dix Road

Interview for Para, 10:30

Teacher Eval. Review: Culp, 1:20

Building Leadership Team, 3:35


Tuesday, January 12

Case out ALL

Literacy Team Meetings K-5 during T.T.

Intruder Drill, 9:00

Teacher Eval. Review: Smith, 10:30

TST (White/Nguyen), 1:30

Suzy mtg. at BOE, 2:00



Wednesday, January 13

Case out ALL

Service Plan (M. Carel/Non-public), 7:30

Early Release Day - School Dismisses at 1:05

PD in Library at 1:35, PBIS, Rigor/Relevance

Teacher Eval. Reivew: White, 3:00


Thursday, January 14

Angle, Carel, Dampf, Long, Harrison, Cross, Juneau out ALL

RED (Ludy/Welch), 8:50

IEP (Merk/Higgenbotham), 1:30

Service Plan (Jacobs/St. Martins), 3:30


Friday, January 15

Angle and Milhollin out ALL

Teacher Eval. Reivew: McCullom, 8:00

TST (Carr/Warner), 12:30

End of Shakespeare's Pizza Fundraiser - All Orders/Money Due

2nd Quarter Reading Counts Pizza Party, 2:00


Monday, January 18

No School, Martin Luther King Jr. Day


Tuesday, January 19

Dr. Wilson out ALL - ICLE Training

Teamwork Tuesday: Literacy Meetings K-5


Wednesday, January 20

IEP (Bopp/Fine), 7:30

Teacher Eval. Review: Berhorst, 8:00

Teacher Eval. Review: Churchill, 8:50

Nuts and Bolts

SRI/FRA needs to be given to all students sometime between January 5 and January 22. All 1st grade students will now take the SRI (no matter their previous FRA score).

Please close the K-1 pod doors after the AM walkers go out. We have kindergarten and first grade students wandering down to the pod before 8AM.


Infinite Campus grade books must be updated by the end of each Tuesday with the previous weeks grades.


Bulletin Boards need to be updated by the end of the month.


Student Led Conferences are February 4 and 8. Begin thinking about what you want your students to share at conferences. Students sharing their personal data and using technology are "must dos." Turn your conference plan into Dr. Wilson or Mrs. Milhollin.

JCPS Foundation Grants

The Jefferson City Public Schools Foundation will receive grant applications for teaching and school grants for 2016. The deadline to submit these applications is Monday, January 11, 2016 at 4:00 pm. You can find the grant applications on the Foundation's website www.jcpsfoundation.org under the tab for teachers. Please make the appropriate number of copies requested on the form and send them to the Foundation Office at the Miller Performing Arts Center.


Thank you for your support of the Foundation. We are here to serve the teachers and students especially through this grant program.

Not sure if you have a great idea for a grant? Talk to our building winners from last year - Ashley Angle, Amanda McCutchen, and Katie Whitener. I'm sure they would be willing to share their winning proposals with anyone who is interested!

Can you find the different quadrants during this lesson?

Inside a Rigorous Classroom

Required Training Videos

This is a reminder that staff members are required to annually watch training videos. All training videos must be watched and completion forms submitted by February 1, 2016. These training videos are required by state law and/or district policy, and you must annually provide confirmation that you have completed each of the training modules.


Staff members in certified positions are required to watch:

  • Confidentiality of Student Information
  • Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation
  • Identifying Signs of Sexual Abuse in School Children
  • Standard Precautions for Avoiding Infections
  • Student Discipline

Staff members in non-certified positions are required to watch:

  • Confidentiality of Student Information
  • Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation
  • Identifying Signs of Sexual Abuse in School Children
  • Standard Precautions for Avoiding Infections

You may watch the videos at your convenience by logging in to your SchoolWires account. (If you experience trouble logging in to SchoolWires please contact Jan Lange at 659-3121). Once you have signed in, you can view the videos by selecting the "District Departments" drop-down menu, then selecting "Human Resources", and then finally the "Staff Training Videos" on the left side of the page. Once you have finished watching all required videos, you will log in to TalentEd Records and submit the completion form that is in your "Needs Attention" task list.


As a reminder, TalentEd Records functions best in Google Chrome. Your user name is your firstname.lastname and your password is what you use to log in to your computer each day.