The Weekly Warrior

December 13, 2015

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Use this form to recognize the #warriorpride we see in each other.

It really is nice when staff recognize each other:) hint hint

I would like to thank all of the staff members who supported the Winter Wonderland event, I saw many of you there but I am sure I missed a few due to running around. It was an excellent event.

Celebrate Winter Break

Breakfast for lunch 11-12 pm. Bring your appetite as the OQ front office sponsors breakfast for lunch for ALL staff on December 18th.

Bye Bye- Ask Mr. B a question form.

feel free to use good Old Fashioned E-mail. (Is e-mail old fashioned?)

Tech Tip for Teachers- Amazing Tools

In the spirit of the making every minute matter and Christmas - Here is a wonderful list of Christmas Minute to Win it Games (Hopefully it can help with the Christmas Craziness!)


CBM Testing- January 4-8th

Testing is the first week we return from break. Testing should be administered by reading and math teachers during reading and math classes. Please plan lessons to use just your computers, borrowing is not necessary. View this as an opportunity to practice differentiating your instruction with various activities: computers, small group independent and small group teacher led all happening at the same time. Any questions, please see Shirley or Mr. B.

Great Teaching- The norm at OQ

Formative assessments with Socrative- Dr. Anderson

popplet- vocabulary use Mrs. Mano

Argumentative writing/Literary Devices Rap- Mrs. Nowak

Interactive Revolutionary War Game

Primary source Google classroom activity to build background knowledge about Japanese internment camps. Mrs. Jensen/Mrs. Kybartas

Competitive PE volleyball games and floor hockey. (PE team)

Google Classroom assignment in science- Mrs. Jilek

Math stations in Mr. Starshak's class.

Advisory Corner

Advisory Corner-

Each advisory should vote for the top two changes from the grade level lists linked below and email them to Mr. B by Friday, December 18th.

6th grade list

7th grade list

8th grade list

Reps should still brainstorm community building circle talk discussions and responsive circle discussions:


1. (CB)Students who get to know each other better(likes,dislikes, home life, struggles, accomplishments, values) are less likely to bully, demean or treat others in a disrespectful manner.

2. (RC) Students learn that confronting (behaviors/events/actions) will help solve problems in the school, community and world through quality discussions without placing blame on a specific individual. Powerful changes in behavior and actions.

Reps this past Friday were given two responsibilities:

  • Brainstorm topics for community building circle talks
  • Brainstorm topics for restorative circle talks.

Reps in smaller classes can lead the whole group in the talks but larger Advisories should split in two with the teacher conducting one talk and the rep conducting the other talks during this trimester.

NWEA MAP Testing begins January 11th

Schedule to follow.

Extra Curricular Update

Extracurricular News:
The boys and girls junior varsity basketball season has come to an end. The boys finished their season with 9 wins and 1 loss. The girls finished their season with 3 wins and 7 losses. Both teams showed talent and team spirit. Great job to the boys and girls and to Coach Holdman, Coach Mayer and Coach Bauer! Thank you to everyone who came out to support our teams.

Chess team continues their season after winter break and the Varsity boys and girls basketball season begins.

Competition cheerleading is also underway. Stay tuned for results!