Paxton Faculty Newsletter

Week of December 3, 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!

Professionalism & Collaboration:
  • Thank you to Kalli McMillan for keeping us informed through Paxton's website, School Info App, and Facebook.


PLEASE KEEP THE SHOUT OUTS COMING FOR ANY STAFF MEMBER THAT EXHIBITS EXCELLENCE, PROFESSIONALISM, INNOVATION, AND COLLABORATION.

In the Spotlight

AP Psychology Class

You must exude what you hope to receive. ~ Kim Bearden (Ron Clark Academy)

Students must see the passion we have for learning each day. Imagine how this could ignite the passion in our students.

Differentiated Accountability: We are proudly educating 794 future leaders.

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Discipline Referrals

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Instructional Focus - Costa's Levels of Questioning

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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

  • Teacher of the Year: Please do not forget to put in your nominations for Elementary and Secondary Teacher of the Year.
  • PTO Christmas Store: December 10th - 12th
  • The Student Council officers thought this would be a good way of getting some Christmas fun into our school days. We would for all grade levels to participate! The dress up dates are:

    Monday, December 10 – Wear your favorite Christmas Hat or Scarf!

    Tuesday, December 11 – Wear your Christmas Socks and Christmas Jewelry!

    Wednesday, December 12 – It’s Ugly Christmas Sweater/Shirt Day!

    Thursday, December 13 – Dress up as your favorite Christmas Character or wear green and red!

    Friday, December 14 – Twas the Night Before Christmas……Wear your school appropriated pajamas!

  • 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.

Calendar Additions:

Please refer to the Calendar Handout you received at the last faculty meeting for all events.


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