The Harmon Herald

7th Edition 10.9.15

Opening Thoughts...

Thank you for another great week! I am continually amazed by the mindset of our staff as we work to influence, guide, and nurture all of our 1280 students. Each day brings many challenges and opportunities for us to be the difference makers in our students lives - such a great honor and I know without a doubt that as a whole - we are!

Staff Spotlight

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

My family is here so I will stay in Texas, but otherwise I would prefer some place cooler. Like Napa Valley.

What is your biggest fear?

It’s more of a prayer for me: That the world my grandchildren grow up in becomes safer rather than more dangerous.

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life. What would it be?

Scallops, lobster and fresh vegetables.

List 1 pet peeve?

It drives me nuts when people don’t put their shopping carts back where they belong!

What song would you sing at Karaoke night?

This ranks up there as a big fear. But if I were feeling fearless, it would be Linda Ronstadt’s Blue Bayou.

Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?

Meryl Streep

Do you collect anything?

I have never been interested in collecting, but I love cookbooks and have quite a few of them, so…

If you could take three items with you to a deserted island, what would they be?

This sounds like I’m not stranded, so I would take my iPad with iBooks loaded, a comfy chair and some very cold Chardonnay.

If you had a warning label, what would your say?

Caution: Keep away from heat.

How many years have you been in education?

This is my 18th year.

How many years have you been in LISD?

I’ve been in LISD 10 years.

Homecoming Spirit Week

Tuesday - Jet Lag Day - Wear PJs

Wednesday - Tacky Tourist Day

Thursday - Homecoming T-Shirt Day

Friday - Mum & Garter Day

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On Tuesday, We will do a test run for all students to report to their designated locations for Wednesday's PSAT day.

ALL 10th grade students are testing.

All of upstairs will be closed for testing for 10th graders.

About 260 9th graders are testing - they will be in the 500 and 800 wing of the building.

Also, room assignments are posted for students to view on the Library windows. You can assist us on Tuesday during 1st and 2nd period by sharing this information with your classes.



Please do not forget to use the #HarmonPL if and when you are on Twitter and you view great information that relates to strong instructional practices, content, inspirational, etc...if you think others would like to see it - tag it using the # to share with the rest of our staff. Using #HarmonPL builds an electronic professional learning library for all of us!
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Video - Best Practices Tip of the Week (BPTOW)

Please feel free to contact Ms. Gallagher in Room 1101 or on her cell 325-370-2246 (yes, she told me to include her cell) if you would like further assistance with this best practice. Please click on the BPTOW button to view the video.

Staff Spotlight...Who Am I?

Deb Lilly

(She's the one on the left)

Closing Thoughts...

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and our students!

Enjoy your long weekend and the nice weather!