Mayo Messenger

February 15 - February 19

"Set Sail on a Voyage of Learning!"

Emergency Weather Procedures for Staff

As we move through the winter months, please familiarize yourself with our procedures for 1-Hour and 2-Hour delays.

Welcome, Mr. Ruppe!!

Caleb Ruppe will joining the MES family as our new music teacher - beginning tomorrow! Mr. Ruppe holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education with Classic Opera being his area of focus. He is also the Director of Music for his church – and a bit of a newlywed, having been married just under a year. Please take a moment to greet Mr. Ruppe when you see him in the halls. We are so exited to have him join our family!

Weather Make-Up Days

Please continue to include the following statement on your newsletters and webpages. We need to give our parents and students plenty of notice.

"Days missed due to the recent snow and ice, will be made up on Monday, February 15th and Friday, March 11th. These days will no longer be student holidays."

Save the Date ... Baby Shower!

On Monday, February 22nd, we will have a shower to celebrate Carrie and sweet baby Samuel. Look for more information to be coming this week.

PD Make-Up Hours

We have 14 hours that must be made up due to days missed on January 22nd and January 25th.

The required WIDA Training course (for certified staff) in Edivate will count for 7 of those hours. The WIDA course can be completed at home on your own time. A certificate of completion must be turned in to Mrs. Davis no later than May 1st.

The remaining 7 hours will be completed on the following days:

Tuesday, February 23rd ... 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Tuesday, March 8th ... 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Tuesday, March 22nd ... 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Upstate Educator Career Fair - February 27th

Please share the following information with anyone you know who interested in certified teaching positions for 2016-2017.

Saturday, February 27th, 2016

9am - 12pm

USC Upstate, CLC Ballroom

Representatives from the seven Spartanburg Districts in conjunction with Cherokee and Union counties will be conducting a career fair for candidates interested in certified teaching positions for 2016/2017.

Technology in Two Summer Conference

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Boiling Springs Elementary School

Additional details to follow ...

Free Flu Shots

Nurse Supervisor Jill Cooke reminds us that the flu shot is free this year for employees with State Insurance coverage, that the supply of doses is limited, and that the flu is already in our area. Employees planning to get vaccinated should do so as soon as possible for the vaccine to be effective before flu becomes widespread.

Events for the Week

Monday, February 15th

  • Inclement Weather Make-Up Day - All students and staff attend
  • Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars kick-off

Tuesday, February 16th

  • Interims Issued
  • Principal Induction (C. Davis) - Columbia

Wednesday, February 17th

  • Principal Induction (C. Davis) - Columbia
  • 3:30pm - HB / 504 Meeting - DO Computer Lab

Thursday, February 18th
  • Fire Drill
  • 3:00pm - RTI/PBIS Chairs meeting - DO (Raffety, Lawter)
  • ELA PLC meeting (Vinesett)

Friday, February 19th

  • Spirit Day


  • Feb 20 - Republican Presidential Primary
  • Feb 22 - Baby Shower for Carrie Wyatt
  • Feb 22 - Induction Class meets
  • Feb 23 - Lou Jacobs (State Reading Coach) visits
  • Feb 23 - PD Make-Up Hours - all staff (3:00pm-5:00pm)
  • Feb 24 - Math-a-Thon money due
  • Feb 25 - Donuts for Dads (4K - 2nd)
  • Feb 25 - SNA/Guidance Counselors - Trauma Training (DO Boardroom)
  • Feb 26 - Donuts for Dads (3rd - 5th)
  • Feb 27 - Democratic Presidential Primary
  • Feb 27 - Upstate Educator Career Fair
  • Feb 29 - D2 ELA Coaches meeting (Vinesett)
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