Paxton Faculty Newsletter

Week of November 13, 2018

At Paxton, we do everything with PRIDE, PASSION & PURPOSE in EPIC proportions!

Let's make it P.O.P!

Mission:

Paxton School enables student achievement with a dynamic faculty devoted to high academic standards and commitment to continuous improvement and success.

It’s H.A.M.R. Time!

High Expectations + Accountability + Motivation = Results

EPIC Shout Out!

Excellence:

  • Shout out to Samie Wright, Officer Shover, and Lindsey Stuart for organizing and presenting a Veterans Day Program we were all honored to be a part of.

Innovation:


  • Sheryl Evans for leading our Lego League and STEM Club. Our STEM Club participated in the STEM Expo in Crestview this weekend and our Lego League was invited to compete at the National Lego League Expo in Texas.
Professionalism & Collaboration:



  • Thank you to Samantha Martin & Corinne Wilson for your willingness to give up a personal day to drive a bus and provide the opportunity for our students to experience learning outside the classroom.

In the Spotlight

Veterans Day Program

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Differentiated Accountability: We are proudly educating 796 future leaders.

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Instructional Focus - Costa's Levels of Questioning

Professional Development Updates

Please review the PD calendar below. If you are interested in attending any training that you are not already signed up for, come see me.
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Important Information

  • Safety:
  1. Fire Drill: Tuesday, November 13 at 9:15 a.m.
  2. All classroom doors must be locked at all times. As part of their daily duties, Officer Davidson and Officer Shover will be checking to see if doors are locked throughout the day. If the door is not locked, they will ask for it to be locked. Thank you for your help in keeping our students safe!
  • Guidance: Counselors will be out on Tuesday. They will be chaperoning students going on the Target trip.
  • Cell Phone Usage in the Classroom: It is imperative ALL teachers adhere to the following classroom procedures regarding cell phone usage in the classroom. All cell phones are to be off and out of sight in the classroom. This includes listening to music with earphones. Classroom Disciplinary Procedures regarding cell phones: Record the infraction on the Behavior Tracking Form in the Student Planner and take the phone up. The phone should be sent to the office and parents will be contacted. It is imperative we all have the same expectations regarding cell phone usage in the classroom.
  • Attendance: Attendance should be taken each day. Secondary teachers need to take attendance each period in an effort to monitor students throughout the day.
  • Passes: If you give verbal permission for students to go to the bathroom before the tardy bell, please ask them to take a pass.
  • Substitutes: Please use only the CURRENT and APPROVED Substitute List if you choose to obtain your own substitutes. Also, when making substitute notes, please include that students are not allowed to use cell phones. All cell phones should be OFF and Out of Sight.
  • Passwords: Please do NOT give out your passwords to anyone.
  • Absences: Any time you are going to be out, please contact Ms. Cain, Ms. Neale, or Mr. Jackson.
  • I will be out Tuesday for a Principals' Meeting and Friday for a VIEW visit. Please email or text if you need me.

November Happenings:

November is Family Engagement in Education Month in Florida! This is a great time to celebrate the important role parents and families play in the education of children.
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Calendar Additions:


NOTE: If there are any changes or additions, please contact the front office.

PTO Meeting

Wednesday, Nov. 14th, 3:15pm

Mrs. Norris' Room

7th Grade Field Trip

Wednesday, Nov. 14th, 8am

Panama City Beach, FL, USA

Panama City Beach, FL

Biophilia - 7th Grade

Thursday, Nov. 15th, 8am to Friday, Nov. 16th, 10am

4956 State Hwy 20 East

Freeport, FL

Thanksgiving Lunch

Thursday, Nov. 15th, 10:30am-1:15pm

Cafeteria

If you have a free period due to 7th graders gone to Biophilia, your help in the cafeteria or office would be most appreciated.