April 16, 2018

R.E.A.L. Panthers


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Tanya Spillane was a friend, co-worker, and mentor to me and so many countless others. I had the honor and privilege to spend time with her in her wonderful moments of life. The picture was taken together one sunset on a professional development trip I will always remember and treasure. We both watched in awe of the beautiful sunset and discussed, “There's a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they're absolutely free”...Anna Marie Island #nofilter

Never take for granted the days you have here on earth and live life to fullest! Thank you Mrs. Spillane for your #godsightings and believing in me! Forever loved and forever remembered.

I challenge all MSS faculty and staff to find your daily #godsightings. Please share those, with someone or everyone. They are all around us we just have to stop and look for them.


Mark your calendars for April 18th...

Dr. Thurman will be coming to speak to the faculty and staff about the new security measures for MSS and giving information about the upcoming millage vote.

Message from the Boss...


Count Down...

29 Instructional Days

Due to testing this week and all the other craziness of the week, I am extended Progress Reports to Friday, April 20th.

If you have them ready go ahead and send but all Progress Reports need to be sent home no later than Friday, April 20th.

No PLC's next week so that you can work on Progress Reports.

ID badges MUST be worn. If you do not have one please let me know and I will find some time for you to go to Central Office to have one made.

Love you,

Casey Hanna

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Congratulations to the following schools that have earned 2017 Reward money for their performance and/or growth on the 2017 ACT Aspire!

Cabot High School Top 6%-10% Growth/Grad $103,325.04

Eastside Elementary Top 5% Growth $ 43,283.52

Eastside Elementary Top 6%-10% Performance $ 21,641.76

Magness Creek Elementary Top 6%-10% Performance $ 18,433.80

Middle School North Top 6%-10% Performance $ 40,506.48

Middle School South Top 6%-10% Performance $ 34,569.36

Junior High North Top 6%-10% Performance $ 42,182.28

In total, the district earned $303,942.24!

LET ME CLARIFY, MSN is only receiving more money than us because they have more students than MSS. The dollar amount is based on student population.


Teachers we have too many students in the REAL Room for not returning their Behavior sheets signed. We know it is difficult to get these from students, but we need to make sure that parents are notified of discipline. We feel that parents being notified of behavior issues will then stop or alleviate some of the other behaviors.

Starting Monday, all students will be given 3 days to return any discipline notices. If not returned, Mrs. Ashe will then notify the teacher who assigned the discipline notice by email and phone contact must be made to parent by the teacher.

Administration will make contact to parents as well of those we write discipline notices for and not returned.

Thank you for your understanding and I wholeheartedly feel this will help in discipline issues.


April 20th - Supplemental Salary notebooks due to building administrator for review

May 1st - Supplemental Salary notebooks due to personnel


I have a copy of the Professional Development checkout forms that I will put in teacher boxes next week. All PD should already be entered in Shoebox, but take some time to look it over to verify that all 36 hours have been entered.

The Administrator that will check your PD will be the one that completed your observations this year. We will not begin to check out PD until after testing.

**This is just your heads up!

Let me know if you have any questions.


Teachers if you have a field trip coming up let the cafeteria know. This way they can make sure there is food available for emergency lunches, if needed.

IF they know that they will need lunches to let Mrs. Dianna know a approximate number needed AT LEAST three weeks BEFORE field trip so she can order food. The cafeteria will only send juice with field trips.

Chaperones: these are the parents that MUST pass the background check and are in charge of students. Mrs. Cheryl has the list of those parents. You CAN NOT approve a parent to be a chaperone until the background check has been cleared. Chaperones can ride the bus.

Volunteers: these are parents that go on the field trip but NOT in charge of students. They CAN NOT ride the bus. They take their own vehicle and met you there. They do not have to have a background check but it is recommended.

Let me know if you have any additional questions.


April 16- April 20 RED WEEK...Clubs

April 23- April 27 WHITE WEEK...Real Hour

April 30- May 4 RED WEEK...Clubs

May 7- May 11 WHITE WEEK...Real Hour

May 14- May 18 RED WEEK...Clubs

May 21-May 24 WHITE WEEK...Real Hour

R.E.A.L. Panthers Dates

5th grade:

May 11

6th grade:

April 20

May 3 (CHANGE OF DATE!) We moved the REAL Panther assembly to Thursday due to Space Day for 5th graders not attending Space Camp.

**Each grade level has 9 R.E.A.L. Panther Assemblies. If you take the number of students in your advisory and divide by 9 you should nominate 3 students per advisory.


No PLC next week
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May 7



April 16 (DATE CHANGE due to testing)

May 1

4th Grade Visits

April 30th...Westside

May 7th...Central and Eastside

May 8th...Southside

May 10th...Ward Central and Northside

May 11th...Stagecoach


May 16 for the 6th grade CJHS tour

8:30 to 9:15 Team 6.3

9:30-10:15 Team 6.4

1:00-1:45 Team 6.1

2:00-2:45 Team 6.2



16- Progress Reports go home

School Board Meeting

20- PTO Appreciation

6th Grade REAL Panther

One School One Book Kick-off "Lemonade War"

Supplemental Salary Notebooks due to the office

April 23rd-27th Phonics First Training for Language Arts Teachers

23-Leadership Meeting

26- Secretary's Day

5th grade track and field

27- 6th grade track and field

5th grade PRIDE Celebration

30- Westside Elem. visit

The Classys


1st and 2nd Mrs. Hanna at RISE Training

1- Supplemental Salary Notebooks due to CAO

Fire Drill

4- 6th Grade REAL Panther

Cafeteria Appreciation


May 7th-11th Teacher Appreciation Week

7- Central and Eastside Elem. visit

Faculty Meeting

8- Southside Elem. visit

10- Ward Central and Northside Elem. visit

11- 5th grade REAL Panther

Stagecoach visit

14- Middle School 101 Parent Night

15- Talent Show 5th grade 9:00-10:00 6th grade 1:00-2:00

16- JHS Tours

18- CHS Graduation

24- Last Day of School

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Getting signed up for Remind 101

For Teachers and Staff ONLY:

Text @cmssouth to 81010

For Parents and Guardians:

Text @mssparent to 81010