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Weekly Staff Bulletin

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October 17-21, 2016

Hello Everyone,

It is always interesting how when we have a four day week it often feels like we just crammed five days into those four. Wow! I got an opportunity to visit some classrooms this week and saw so many great examples of Global Questions (Essential Questions) that were teachers were using to drive student discussion. Awesome!

This week we will switch Academic Seminar dates. Wednesday will be Department PLCs and Classified be rescheduled for November. I will send out dates for the Classified Academic Seminar this next week.

Have a great week ahead,


Professional Information for ALL Staff

The first link is about incorporating movement in classrooms. It is for middle/high school classrooms. It talks about how movement helps kids stay focused rather than sitting in traditional middle/high school setting. VERY INTERESTING read.

The second link is about how students with disabilities are more likely to be bullied. A very powerful little article.

The third link is about how to make middle school work better. It focuses on 6th grade but the themes are common in 7th and 8th also. There is an interesting part about the need for Advisory...hmmm...maybe we hit on something really, really good.

General Information for All Staff

*Academic Seminar on Wednesday----Department...Principal Directed Academic Seminar will be moved to the 26th. Classified Academic Seminar will be moved to Nov. 2nd.

*SLGG goal setting---If you have questions regarding Goal Setting see me or Katie.

*Picture Retakes---will be on Friday from 11:30-1:30.

*Fund Raiser info---Friday in Advisory.

*Volley Ball Game---Wednesday at South Meadows @ 4:00

*Soccer Game---Thursday at Poynter @ 4:00

*Team Leader Mtg.---Friday @ 7:45 in Jon's office

*7th Grade Self-Manager--Application window opens.

Week Ahead

Monday, October 17

7th Grade Self-Manager application window opens.

Musical Rehearsals 3:30

Lego Robotics 3:30

Volleyball Practice 3:30

Tuesday, October 18

Wildcats 8:00

Pilots 8:00

Musical rehearsals 3:30

Bike Club 3:30

Lego Robotics 3:30

Soccer Practice 3:30

Wednesday, October 19


Chess Club 8:00 am

Poetry Club 3:30

Musical Rehearsal 3:30

Volleyball Game @ SMMS 4:00

Lego Robotics 3:30

Thursday, October 20

Boxers 8:00 am

Vikings 8:00 am

Attendance Team 9:30

CARE Team 10:30

Musical Rehearsals 3:30

Bike Club 3:30

Lego Robotics 3:30

Soccer Game @ PMS

Friday, October 21

Team Leaders 7:45 in Jon's office

Fund Raiser info in Advisory

Picture Retakes 11:30-1:30

Lego Robotics 3:30

Upcoming Events-October/November

10/24-28 Spirit Week

10/28 Thriller Dance in Advisory

10/31 Halloween

11/3 End of first quarter

11/3 Self Manager First Friday Treat

11/4 Grade Prep

11/8-11/9 Parent Conferences

11/9-11/11 No School for students

11/9 PD for licensed

Thought of the Week

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