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November 15, 2019

Words of Inspiration

“You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.“
-Clay P. Bedford

A Special Applause to...

I want to give a special shout out to our subject leaders. Each month we sit down to look at the results of their department's common assessments. As we do, an overwhelming percentage of students consistently demonstrate mastery. And then there is the small percentage of students who struggle. The conversations are sometimes uncomfortable and the solutions are elusive. We are so lucky to be surrounded by so many phenomenal educators who work so hard with all of our students everyday. Our Subject Leaders are committed to engaging in these difficult conversations and then bringing it to the departments. Thank you for leading and thank you for looking beyond the factors that we cannot control that often lead to student struggles and to focus on finding solutions.

PD on the Fly...

Have you read a good article that you think would benefit the rest of the staff? Send it to me and I will share it! This article comes from Tracy Colemen (thanks Tracy!). In the opening lines, the author, Larry Ferlazzo, poses a question relevant to Greene School teachers, "How can we use goal-setting with our students?" The article goes on to share ideas from a series of educational professionals around goal setting with students. 4th grade teacher Kevin Parr shares in the article, "Goal-setting does not only have to be a way for teachers to get students to meet an academic standard. By allowing students to set their own goals, including their parents, and developing ways to track and evaluate them, goal-setting can also help teachers achieve their higher purpose: fostering lifelong learning."

My favorite part of the article is the strategies that each of the educators share from their experiences. Enjoy!

Information for the Staff

Thanksgiving Day Lunch

If you are interested, please make sure you sign up for the Thanksgiving Day lunch that will be held for staff in the Multi-purpose on Thursday, November 21st. Signup sheets are in the office or staff lounge, but you can also email Georgia. The cost is $7.00 per person taken from your lunch account.

Open Enrollment

The deadline to enroll, change, or waive coverage is at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, November 20th. Enrollment is MANDATORY for EVERYONE and failure to enroll will result in LOSS OF COVERAGE FOR 2020. Enrollment is very quick, so do not wait until the last minute. Contact Brian Wallace or Jill Woolwine if you have any questions

For the Week of November 18, 2019

Now - November 22 - Canned Food Drive

Now - November 20 - Open Enrollment for Health Care Coverage

November 18

  • CPI Training, Cafeteria 7:20

November 19

  • Gifted Training 7:20 MPR
  • Staff Meeting 7:20 Media Center

November 20

  • Whatever Wednesday (beginning at 8:25)
  • EA Profession Development 7:30 Media Center

November 21

  • Thanksgiving Day Staff Lunch in the MPR
  • Therapy Dog 9:40 - 10:40
  • Purple Team PBL Exhibition 6 - 7:30 PM Cafeteria

November 22

  • Mentor Kickoff Luncheon

Are you an early planner? Here is the building calendar. You can view events more than a week at a time.

Announce to Students

Monday, November 18 - A Day
  • Greene Machine - 3:00
  • Media Club - 3:00

Tuesday, November 19 - B Day

  • Art Club - 3:00
  • Chess Club - 3:00
  • Partner's Club - 3:00
  • Spelling Bee Club - 3:00

Wednesday, November 20 C Day

  • Media Club - 3:00

Thursday, November 21 - D Day

  • Yu-gi-oh Club - 3:15
  • MakerSpace - 3:00
  • Greene Machine - 3:00

Friday, November 22 - A Day

Happy Birthday!

Elise Allred 11/17

Tony Mappes 11/17

Beth Bruck 11/25