Rosa Parks Journal

Week of December 7th

Success For Every Student.........

"I am a teacher! What I do and say are being absorbed by young minds who will echo these images across the ages. My lessons will be immortal, affecting people yet unborn, people I will never see or know. The future of the world is in my classroom today, a future with the potential for good or bad. The pliable minds of tomorrow's leaders will be molded either artistically or grotesquely by what I do.

Several future presidents are learning from me today; so are the great writers of the next decades, and so are all the so-called ordinary people who will make the decisions in a democracy. I must never forget these same young people could be the thieves or murderers of the future.

Only a teacher? Thank God I have a calling to the greatest profession of all! I must be vigilant every day lest I lose one fragile opportunity to improve tomorrow."

- Ivan Welton Fitzwater


United Way Campaign....

Staff its that time again to launch our United Way Campaign. You will receive a pledge/designation card from your building representative. Please take a moment to think about how you can give, advocate or volunteer—and make one simple gift that can and will help improve lives and our entire community. Real change won't happen without our collective effort. This year our building captain is Tina Holbrook.

Upcoming Dates / Events

Monday 12/7 - Supt. Cabinet Meeting At Rosa Parks

Tuesday 12/8 -

Wednesday 12/9- Staff Meeting: DLT Meeting 8:30-11:30 (Comer/Holbrook)

Thursday 12/10- Carolyn Mack with 2 Bright Fellows - Walkthroughs

Friday 12/11 -

American Fidelity...MANDATORY!!!!!

American Fidelity will be working with our District again this year to manage the districts Section 125 plan. Failure to sign up for this meeting could result in employees being taxed for their Health, Dental, and Vision Premiums for the entire calendar year. If you have not signed up yet please do so immediately. The Sign-Up sheets are located on the counter in the main office workroom area. THIS IS A MANDATORY REQUIREMENT!!!!

MAP Testing.......

Teachers we will continue with MAP Testing throughout this week. Please make sure that you continue to stress the importance of this test with our students. Remember this is a growth measure that indicates the academic growth you have made with our students thus far. Attached is the district schedule for MAP testing. If you have any questions please let me know.


Let me begin by thanking all the staff members that dedicated their time on a Saturday to learn some effective strategies that may help with our students. Hope I didn't forget anyone.....