September 19, 2016
Goal conferences have mapped your journey
It is clear that you have your sights set on specific, attainable, challenging learning you will do to improve learning for students. You thought through the steps you'll be taking between now and Nov/Dec when you'll take your first goal "pit stop" and see how far you've gone on your journey.
What are the smaller things to do now so that you get started? What do you need to seek out, read, create, try?
Strength in Pink
It seems as though breast cancer would have us believe that it is taking over the lives of those we love around us and leaving us with no defense. We won't take it and we refuse to believe it! In a unified stand to support the ones closest to us who have been and are battling breast cancer and winning, BHE will wear pink every Wednesday in October (and, yes, it can be with jeans).
Robotics at BHE
We'd love for you to come by any Wednesday morning between 7:00-7:45 once we get started in October to see what the students are doing!
Don't Forget.... Keep your Grades Updated.
Parent Permission for Online Publication
We love to share what students are doing and parents love to see it! A picture says a thousand words. It adds life to a newsletter and it shows others what's happening at BHE.
At the beginning of each year, parents fill out a form granting us permission (or not) to publish their child’s name/voice/work/photo/video. If parents opt “no”, we are not allowed to post or publish their child’s photo or work on any public viewing online presence including websites, blog posts and social media. Skyward has the info on who has opted in or out. This is a reminder to check Skyward before posting or tweeting a student’s picture. Additionally, always check for appropriateness in the context of your picture.
Don't forget that we use the hashtag #bhelearns as our common posting so that parents can follow as well. Jill likes to use pictures in the week in review slideshow and she adds them to the front lobby slideshow. Share with her to get your pictures included!
Have you opened the SBISD app that we used at Convocation? Lots of things are being posted there daily. Check it out and add some BHE representation!
CORE VALUES IN ACTION
Carole Skelt: Altering her schedule to stay late to assure the success of her students and team!
Trish Jenkins: Researching and planning to make 5th gr Mentors' activities purposeful and meaningful so that time with mentees is valuable.
Jill Melancon & Tammy Holley: Making a great video that allowed parents to see all support staff at Back to School Nights in such a fun way!
Have you seen evidence of a Core Value in action at BHE that needs to be shared? Submit your eyewitness account and have it be recognized in a Staff Stuffing newsletter!