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September 11, 2015
- Tuesday, Sept. 15 - "Old School" Curriculum Night for parents 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (Pizza in conference room at 5:00)
- Monday, Sept. 21 - Student Senate Field Trip
- Tuesday, Sept. 22 - Fundraiser Orders Due
- Thursday, Sept. 24 - Pep Rally @ 2:49 p.m.
- Friday, Sept. 25 - Student Dance - 5th/6th grade dance 5:30-7:00 and 7th/8th grade dance 7:30-9:30
- Saturday, Oct. 3 - Fall Festival 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
This is just a reminder that next Tuesday, September 15th, will be our "Old School" Curriculum Night, so please plan accordingly. All staff will need to be there no later than 5:45 (pizza provided in the Conference Room at 5:00). This is a great time to make a great impression with parents. Parents will follow their child's schedule and have 10 minutes in each of your classes, where you will talk to them about what their child will be learning in your class this year, what to expect from your class, homework and class info, tutoring days/ times, ways to help their child at home, etc.
A digital presentation can make a great impression. If you want to look for new ideas to use, you can go to www.the3techninjas.org and look under the web 2.0 tools for presentation tools, or you can ask Kelly and I and we can give you some ideas.
Curriculum Night Schedule
6:00 - First Bell - Report to your child's first period class.
6:04-6:14 - 1st Period
6:17-6:27 - 2nd Period
6:30-6:40 - 3rd Period
6:43-6:53 - 4th Period
6:57-7:07 - 5th Period
7:10-7:20 - 6th Period
7:23-7:33 - 7th Period
Shout-Out to Amanda Schroeder and Abby Rogers for gamifying their classes! Swing by sometime and ask them what they are doing if you are interested in gamifying your classes.
Shout-Out to all of the teachers who are using technology and cooperative learning in their classroom! It is awesome to see the students engaged, talking, sharing ideas, and being self-directed learners.
Twitter Quote of the Week
Always do what's best for students regardless of what those around you are doing!
Staff Challenge/ Professional Development
Something to keep in mind: Posting lesson objectives/ learning goals on the board only has value if kids understand them and they are referred to.
This week's challenge is to add one thing of value for your colleagues to the #vamsteach.
Saturday School Reminders
Either individually, or as a team, please nominate a student for Outstanding Student. This needs to be submitted by Wednesday, September 16th. If it is a team decision, please indicate that.