The Bear Necessities


The Innovator's Mindset by George Couros

We are reading this as an administrative team in Lee's Summit. I've joined his blog and really like what I see, it fits well with our thinking and our new learning. The challenge with change is always the same; what can go away that you've always done in order to make time for the new that you have learned about (the struggle is real). How do you make time for the new project work this year? What traditional things do you have to replace or is it just that you have to rethink what works? A good blog post below about the practice of education.

Screenings by PAT

Any student screened prior to Nov. 7th will be screen again this spring. Parent Educators will be screening your Title/PEER students between March 1-April 15th. Head Start will have a few children who will be screened (Jenn is working on that list).

If you have a child on an IEP that you would like to consider as a title student next year, NOW is the time to have them screened. Please send the child's name and DOB to Deana and Vikki by March 1st.

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  • Staff Absence: If you secure a Para sub through the District, please include the sub’s name in your email to the office.

  • Mail procedure instructions and mail supplies are in the File Room. Please remember to place KC Presort slip on mail and secure with a rubber band.

  • Please notify the office if a Title student is now eligible to receive Special Education services. Please place the Title cumulative file in the brown file.

  • Regarding time off requests, classified staff will still need to request the entire time off. If they request 4 hours and they return after 4 hours plus some, they will need to modify this time off request or work the extra time before the end of the week.


January Emergency Response Drill

Upcoming Events:

1/19 8:30 Collab Meeting

1/19 Friday School

1/26 Friday School

2/2 8:30 SBT Meeting

2/2 10:00 Staff Meeting - Para

2/2 Friday School

2/9 Friday School

2/15 Playdough with Parents

2/16 Early Release Day

2/16 8:00 Staff Meeting - Certified

2/19 No School

2/20-2/23 St. Teresa’s Service Week

2/23 8:30 Collab Meeting

2/24 Dr Kephart visits GBEEC

3/3 Taste of Lee’s Summit

St. Teresa’s Service Week 2/20-2/23/18

Emily Robyn Campbell

Talia Parra Paige

Annabelle Meloy Johnson

Emily Reib Latendresse

Jaden Donigan Fleming

Holly Vervaecke Bobbitt

Ally Terry Hayes

Grace Marshall Myers

Returning St Teresa’s Students:

Julia Mantel Willis

Cassidy Schuster Kelderman

Sophia Bunch Keezer

Megan Warnecke Parker

Jeanie and Kerry Calendar at a Glance:

Monday - Jeanie at HS training, Kerry here

Tuesday - here

Wednesday - Jeanie Home Visit 10:00-12:00, Kerry here to host Dr Kephart 1:00-3:00

Thursday - Jeanie to HS mtg in AM, Board Member Kim Fritche here 10:00 AM, Kerry here

Friday - Jeanie here, Kerry PDO (OU Tour with Anna)