Bearcat Brief

October 3, 2019

Notes from Niki

How is it already October? It seems like time is flying, but for some students, that means they are now sufficiently comfortable to be their complete selves now. That is causing some additional behavior interventions, but we are far ahead of where we were at this time last year. The behavior data for August and September is posted in the old ISS room. I hope you will take a minute to look at it.

Note on the upcoming events that our day basketball game vs. St. Clair is next Tuesday, picture re-takes are Wednesday, and our incentive day is next

The Board of Education, in September, approved an outside agency to conduct interviews to help us draft a strategic plan. Those are scheduled for October 22. I have attached a PDF below with times on it. If you are missing from the list or scheduled at a time that you cannot attend, please let me know so we can get it switched around. This is not a requirement, but I think it is important that all voices are heard as we plan for the future.

On our next PD day (October 14), we will be spending our time as a building working on PBIS, PLC, vertical teaming... We are providing lunch for you (fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and rolls- just bring your own drink.

Professional Reading/ Resources:

Upcoming Events


October 2- Custodian Appreciation Day

October 3- 7/8 football vs. Pacific, 5:00

Gate- Amy

October 3- 4th Grade Field Trip

October 3- Middle School Career Fair

October 3- Flu Shot Clinic

October 3- 4th- 6th PLC

October 4- 7/8 PLC Group A

October 5- Boys Basketball Team Trivia Night

October 6-11- National Fire Safety Week, likely unplanned fire drill during this week

October 8- 7/8 Grade Girls Basketball Game vs. St. Clair, 12:30

Book- Chasteen, Clock- Hosick

October 8- Home Cross Country @Loutre, 4:00

October 9- Picture Re-Takes and Group Pictures

October 9- Staff Lunch Provided by Wagner Portrait Group

October 9 - FCCLA Regional Meeting

October 10- PBIS Training @HOMRPDC

October 10- 7/8 Grade Football @Warrenton

October 10- 7/8 Grade Girls Basketball vs. Washington

Book- Jamie, Clock- Maggie, Gate- Stephan, Concessions- Burns

October 11- 7/8 PLC B

October 11- Quarterly Incentive Day

October 11- Craft Show Set Up in Gym starting at 4:00

Tim and Ursula will lock classrooms as they clean that evening

October 12- 13- Brush and Pallet Club Craft Show

October 14- Professional Development Day

October 14- 18- National School Lunch Week

October 14- 17- 7th Grade Girls Basketball Tournament @ St. James

October 14-17- 8th Grade Girls Basketball Tournament @ Owensville

October 15- Faculty Meeting, 7:20

October 15- Cross Country @Owensville, 4:00

October 17- 24 HMS Scholastic Book Fair

October 17- Great American Shakeout, 10:20 a.m.

October 17- 4-6 PLC's

October 17- 7/8 Grade Football vs. St. Clair

Gatekeeper needed

October 18- End of 1st Quarter

October 18- 7/8 PLC Group- Cancelled

October 18- No Tardy Party

October 21- 24- Bus Driver Appreciation Week

October 21- Grades Due, 3:00

October 21- 7/8 Grade Girls Basketball @ Sullivan, 5:30

October 21- PLC Training in Jefferson City

October 22- Four Rivers Conference Cross Country Meet, 2:30

October 24- Early Dismissal for Parent Teacher Student Conferences

October 24- 7/8 grade Girls Basketball vs. Union

October 24- November 8- Cardinal Calendar Sales

October 25- 28: Fall Break- No School

October 28- 7/8 Grade Girls Basketball @ Riverbend in Pacific,5:30

October 29- 7/8 Grade Girls Basketball @Union, 5:30

October 31- 4-6 PLC's