Staff Newsletter - Week of 9/14

That's the Way We Have Always Done It

Have you ever said these words? Did you know they are the most dangerous words in a school system? Change is good. It's not easy, but it's good. If you are doing "things" this year solely because that's the way its always been done, I encourage you to consider if there is a better way. Be innovative. Let's take a step in the right direction this year and take a close look at our ways. Share your ideas! They are welcomed! Keep climbing the stairs and reaching for the bananas! (See 5 monkeys story) :)
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Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the cultures and traditions of those who can trace their roots to Spain, Mexico, and the Spanish-speaking countries of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. The annual celebration is observed from September 15 to October 15.

September 15 is the anniversary of the independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Mexico celebrates its independence on September 16 and Chile follows suit on September 18.

Check out this website for some great ideas for celebrating Hispanic Heritage month -->

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International Dot Day

September 15th marks the anniversary of the publication of best-selling author Peter H. Reynolds' The Dot, a "story book for all ages." The story's powerful themes include bravery, creativity, and self-expression. "The Dot celebrates the power of creative teaching despite the test-centric world we live in" Reynolds explains. Get inspired at

Thanks for sharing, Ms. Davis!

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Devine Intermediate School

Principal: Blain Martin

Assistant Principal: Lysandra SaldaƱa

Counselor: Cassie Brown

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