Norton Weekly Update

Week of April 11th - 15th

Schedule for the Week

Monday -

Tuesday - Evacuation Drill @ 1:00

Wednesday - 2nd and 3rd Grade Author Visit; Campus Improvement Team @ 3:45

Thursday -

Friday - Connemara; Teacher Self-Report Parts 2 and 3 Due

Watch DOGS!

Monday - Marlon Hopkins

Tuesday -Daniel Zamora

Wednesday - Rhett Staehling

Thursday - Steve Arroyo

Friday - Eric Ellwanger

Congratulations to Nicole Cole - Norton Teacher of the Year!

PDAS - Teacher Self Report- Don't Forget!

Please complete your Teacher Self Reports - Parts 2 and 3 - through Eduphoria by this Friday, April 15th. Let me know if you have questions.

Math Instructional Specialist

This week's visit was re-scheduled for different times. Team Leaders please remind your team of when you will be meeting with Katie. Thanks!


Staffing plans for next year are under way. We are currently waiting for some final information from the district, but hope to have decisions made soon so that you can begin thinking about summer staff development. Thank you for your patience and flexibility. :)

Student Placement

On Wednesday I will sent home information to parents about next year's class placement. Parents will be allowed to provide input regarding their children's learning and social needs, but requests for specific teachers are not accepted. This input is to be sent directly to me either in writing or through email. Please reinforce this process with parents if they ask, and do not make any promises to parents regarding student placement. Our goal is to create balanced class groups for everyone. Please refer any questions or concerns to me. Thank you!

Staff Spotlight - Shawna Wheeler

Where did you grow up? Cleburne, Texas (Between Ft.Worth and Waco). Native Texan - Yee-Haw!

Describe your family. Husband, Shane, and we’ve been married 21 years. 4 kids: Justin, 20; Morgan,18; Payton,15; and Logan,13.

What university did you attend? I attended University of North Texas where I met my husband, and then started a family. I went back to school online while I ran a home daycare center. I graduated from Western Governor’s University in 2006.

What are your favorite activities? Watching my kids play sports, singing, Zumba/dancing, and mission trips.

If you had $1000 to spend on anything, what would you spend it on? I would use it to go back to Haiti or a beach vacation with the family.

What is your favorite reality TV show? Any crime show. (American Crime, Law & Order SVU, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD) and Grey’s Anatomy.

If you were not a teacher, what would you be? I would be a Care Flight Nurse or Labor and Delivery Nurse.

Happy birthday this week to Nicole Cole and Emily Dentler!