A JMS Teacher Newsletter - March
SPRING BREAK CAN'T GET HERE FAST ENOUGH!
No significant learning can occur without a significant relationship. -- James Comer
March 2 - Wellness Pointe to visit via PE Classes (Girls)
March 4 -- EARLY DISMISSAL
March 7-11 -- SPRING BREAK
March 14 -- ETCADA Girls' Group @ 2:00
March 15 -- TELPAS Reading Assessment Gr. 6
March 16 -- TELPAS Reading Assessment Gr. 7
March 17 -- TELPAS Reading Assessment Gr. 8
March 21 -- ETCADA Girls' Group @ 2:00
March 23 -- Wellness Pointe to visit via PE Classes (Girls)
March 23 -- TELPAS Rating of Writing Samples -- ALL ASSIGNED ELA TEACHERS
March 25 -- NO SCHOOL
March 28 -- ETCADA Girls' Group @ 2:00
MARCH 29 -- STAAR GR. 7 WRITING, GR. 8 MATH
MARCH 30 -- STAAR GR. 8 READING
Suggestions for JMS Site-Base Decision-Making Committee
2016 Site-Base Decision-Making Committee
Bruce Banks - Community Representative
Beth Bassett -- District Non-Teaching Representative
Kathy Boyd -- Teacher
Joann Lindsay -- PTA Representative/Parent
Jesus Mancha- Community Representative
Dennis Mitchell -- Principal
Tony Monsivais -- Parent
Sheri Peery -- Campus Non-Teaching Representative
Kimberly Perkins - Teacher
Leah Rosson - Teacher
Kenda Stuart - Teacher
Natalie Webb - Campus Non-Teaching Representative
Brenda Ann Moore, named after my mother. I am a devout, born-again Christian. I currently serve as Christian Education Director at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church and I thoroughly enjoy being a student of the Word of God. I have also taught Sunday school and Women’s’ Mission classes. My favorite scripture is Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love the Lord and are the called according to His purpose.” The last book I read was Crazy Love…Overwhelmed By a Relentless God by Francis Chan. I highly recommend it, but, be warned, you will not be the same after reading it!
Because neither of my parents graduated from high school, education was emphasized throughout my childhood and teen years, and beyond. I have a Bachelor of Science and a Masters degree in Education. I have taught for 32 years…I know, I look so young!! :) I had the honor of being asked to come out of retirement and return to teaching. I love, love, love teaching and live for the “light bulb” moments from my students. I was honored to be named 2012-13 Teacher of the Year.
I have 3 siblings, 2 of which are twins, Debra and Doris, who were born on my birthday….my very first birthday gift. We are exactly one year apart! We have a brother, Mack, Jr., who came along 4 years after them weighing in at 11 lbs, 9oz. I have one nephew, Chris. We are a very close-knit family and I have lived a very blessed life. I grew up in a strict, loving, nurturing household and I find myself using my mother’s methods when dealing with my students. She had a look that could stop traffic and definitely kept order in our home! I find myself using the look and although I can’t stop traffic, it does help so much with the discipline in my classroom. My blood pressure is kept at bay and everything rolls along pretty smoothly with my students. I also employ my dad’s method of mercy. I am grateful for the love, values, and work ethic that I learned growing up.
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