Weekly News

February 16 - 19, 2016 Digital Learning Month

SMART Start - Data - K-8 - Band Room

We are going to start out in the band room with a quick data overview of what we need to accomplish. We will have 7 data casual conversation areas and you will choose 2 to attend. The last 20- 30 minutes each grade level/department will write up a few sentences that will become your data action plan and will be added to our school improvement plan.

Kim McCreary - general overview - using data daily

Cathy Laker - using data with 2nd graders

Hope Fiedeke - using pre-post tests with third graders - how to use the results

Emily Worrell - uses data daily - examples of keeping track

Paula Fiscus/Terri Blauvelt - great strides with NWEA growth - individualized instruction

Jennifer Szynal/Cameron Troyer - pre-post math tests balancing 75 students - math growth

Energy Conservation

Next weekend will most likely be a three-day weekend again. We will follow shut down procedures. A big thanks to the teachers in the 1, K, 3 & 4 hallway. Frig was empty and unplugged. The frig in the teachers lounge had quite a bit of stuff in it. We unplugged it, so you will want to stop in and throw out your items.


We are finishing up the ISTEP+ schedules this week. Grades 5-6 will be testing each morning March 1-4. Grades 7 & 8 will be testing February 29 - March 3 blocks 3, 7 & 8. Looking at grades 3-4 testing the week of March 7. Details will be shared soon.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, February 16

Tie Tuesday

PTO Box Top Blitz

Pennies for Patients

Mr. Connor out

RtI Meeting - Training Room 7:35 am - Kinder student

See Saw SMART Start Planning Meeting - Emily's room AG, CT, JS, CC, EW 7:35 am

ACR Re: AR Upchurch 9 am

CC Re: JA-G Upchurch 2 pm

Fish Fry Committee Mtg - Conference Room 3:45 pm

7/8 BGG vs. Tippy Valley at home

MS Wrestling @ Lincoln

Wednesday, February 17


PTO Box Top Blitz

Pennies for Patients

Grades 5 & 6 Ski Trip

ACR Re: DR Taylor 9 am

PTO Butter Braid delivery and pick up starts at 3 pm

Chess Club 3:15 pm

Thursday, February 18

PTO Box Top Blitz

Pennies for Patients

Hang out with Mrs. Gaby grades 2 & 3 7:35

PTO Sponsored Lunch for Staff (breakfast menu)

ACR Re: AO Upchurch 1 pm

ACR Re: BR Upchurch 2 p

Family Fun Reading Night K-5 6pm

Grade 5 Exploring Music Program Band Room 6 pm

Grades 7/8 Guitars Program - Band Room 7 pm

Friday, February 19

End of Second Trimester

PTO Box Top Blitz

Pennies for Patients

WCEA/Admin mtg 7:35 am Wendy's room

Student of the Month Lunch K-4 11:15 am

ACR Re: JR Upchurch 2 pm

Saturday, February 20

Happy Birthday Mr. Connor!

Ski Club

Monday, February 22

No School - Weather Make Up Day

Happy Birthday Mr. Troyer!

MS Wrestling @ Bremen

Tuesday, February 23

Teacher Work Day

No Students

We are not planning any meetings - you will have the day to work

Grades due before midnight