RANGER STAFF NEWS

December 13, 1015

MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL HOLMES

Greetings!


As we wrap up this first semester, I would like to take this moment to reflect on how much we have done and what we have accomplished. We have seen great efforts with our students as they have begun to show growth and progress on CFA and DAs. Our students are actively participating in extracurricular activities such as the Poetry Club, Art Club, and Rangerettes, just to name a few. Whenever we have experienced personal loss, as a school family we come together in support and empathy. I personally want to thank each and every one of you for your kindness and support this first semester. You have all helped me in some way that has effected me to be a better person and/or leader. Thank you all for your grace and mercy as we conclude this first semester. I wish you all a blessed and joyful holiday season!

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TECH TIP: NEARPOD

Sponsored by Tracy Granger

Nearpod is a presentation platform that enables teachers to manage content on students' iPads, computes, phones or any device that has internet access. It seamlessly combines interactive presentation, collaboration, and real-time assessment tools into one integrated solution. Students love using Nearpod because it is very engaging. Nearpod has interactive features that create active learners in the classroom. Nearpod is great for all grade levels and it also has a feature called “Draw It” that allows the students to draw on the presentation slides to enhance engagement. Nearpod also allows teachers to assess students by using polls, multiple choice questions, and open ended questions. Nearpod has the ability to guide students through the presentation, while teachers can walk around the classroom and facilitate learning. Nearpod is a powerful tool, but of course the power comes from the interactive elements of the presentation.

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***Wear your festive holiday attire all week***


14 PLC: 3rd Grade

Please turn in your ballots identifying the holiday tune/movie when you sign in at the front office


15 DTM Coaching Sessions (see Mr. Lucas's e-mail for details)

ABC Dental presentation during outclass

Staff Holiday Luncheon

Progress Reports Go Home

Staff Gathering in the Library at 3:45 (winners of Holiday Sweater; Name that Holiday Tune/Movie Winners Announced)


16 ABC Dental presentation during outclass

PLC: 1st Grade (tentative)

Report Card Comments Due


17 Spelling Bee at 8:30 in the cafeteria

Holiday Door Decorating Judging begins


18 Early Dismissal for students at 12:10 (see Ms. Evans-Williams e-mail for details)

Holiday Door Decorating Winners Announced




January 4th all staff returns at 8:00 for Professional Development (details will be sent in e-mail this week)