North Oaks Middle School

WEEKLY MEMO 2/1/2016


MISSION: The North Oaks' staff will ensure high levels of learning for every student.

VISION: In order to achieve our mission, we function collectively as a professional learning community.

POP: To enhance and ensure consistency in our PLCs.

Information and Reminders

  • Thanks to our fine arts programs for a great presentation for our upcoming 6th graders. They were all very well represented.
  • Please continue to post items on our Facebook and Twitter accounts as you see opportunities on campus or at events. I need more pictures for my weekly Smore!
  • This week you will receive our final candidates for our 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year. Please consider the criteria you provided when you get ready to vote. Dr. Brown will be here to present on the morning of February 17th.
  • LoL will meet this week.
  • Mr. Cammarata will be on campus on Monday afternoon. I'm not sure if we will be visiting classrooms.










Please be aware that you are on-call for your duty spot. Since we are on the week before a break, please check in with an administrator to be sure we do not need you. Thanks!

Quote of The Week

I just started a book called, Mindset. It begins by describing two mindsets people have, either a fixed mindset or a growth mindset. I will continue to pull quotes from the book by Carol Dweck, Ph.D.:

"The view you adopt for yourself profoundly affects the way you lead your life. It can determine whether you become the person you want to be and whether you accomplish the things you value."

The fixed mindset suggests that "your qualities are carved in stone and creates an urgency to prove yourself over and over and every situation calls for a confirmation of intelligence, personality, or character."

(As I think about this quote, I think about my job. Do I evaluate my effectiveness based on data, or evaluations, or affirmations, or criticisms? Yes, I think I do sometimes. How might I internalize this information and turn it into a challenge or an opportunity to get better at what I do? Good stuff!)

Which mindset are you? More to come...have a great week!