Shepherd Middle School

Principal's Weekly Newsletter October 7-11, 2019

SHEPHERD MIDDLE SCHOOL

1401 South Byrd Avenue
Shepherd, TX 7737936-628-3377 Fax #936-628-6749
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Katy Perry - Roar (Official)

SHEPHERD MIDDLE SCHOOL QUOTE OF THE WEEK!

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School-wide book study: The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon

Please join the Positive Passengers Only Bus in spreading all the pirateriffic things transpiring at Shepherd Middle School on the following social media platforms!

Please help us ROAR on social media! We did not place for the District Social Media Award.

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Shepherd Middle School Weekly Visibility Walk: Our focus will be Planning Dimension 2.3: Communication

The teacher clearly and accurately communicates to support persistence, deeper learning and effective effort.

  • Academic Language
  • Checkpoints
  • Structured Peer Conversations
  • Exit Ticket

Shepherd Middle School Weekly Wave Walk: Our Focus Area Will be Champs; activity!

We will be supporting-reinforcing you all in the area of students activities.

Post-It. Please ensure you have your POST-IT posted. Also, please have the POST-IT completed to include warm-ups & closures. We will be observing your awesome lessons and closures!

Post-It Strategy: Teacher, attached is are the non-negotiable instructional expectations for each classroom. The expectation is that the following Post-It items are visible at all times for students, parents, and administrators.

Please ensure we conduct Positive phone calls and any other student concerns weekly.

Please ensure you share your scheduled parent conferences. Building Strong Parent-Teacher Relationships (Our community goal#1). Positive phone calls home will be part of SMS school’s story. Please consider sharing via Twitter #GoodNewsCallOfTheDay as well as tag @PBISRewards in your Tweets. We will be great!

Lesson plans are due every Wednesday prior to the week in which you plan delivery at 6:00 PM.

Please know the deadline was voted unanimously by the team leaders to ensure the instructional leaders will be able to provide feedback in a timely manner prior to the deliverance of the lesson. Thanks for all that you do! There was an email sent Friday, September 13, 2019 noting where to locate the feedback and make changes accordingly.

Please ensure this has been submitted. Data Analysis – Assessment Performance Reflection.

During our data dig analysis, we will devise a strategies to ensure student mastery is achieved. For example, how will you re-teach or intervene with students who scored in the 0-49%, what will you do different, or how will you re-teach, spiral, or intervene with low standards in tutorials?
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Updated Library schedule

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Please stop by during lunch and cast your vote for Student, Parent, Teacher, and Paraprofessional of the month!

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Birthday Shoutout!!

Pirateriffic Teachers Birthday!!


Pirateriffic Students Birthday!!


GARCIA, GENARO- 7-Oct

INFANTE, PEDRO- 7-Oct

MARTIN, ZIYON- 7-Oct

STOWE, ZACHARY- 8-Oct

ANDERSON, ZACKERY- 9-Oct

FOUNTAIN-SEWELL- 9-Oct

PATTERSON, AVIANA- 9-Oct

LUNSFORD, ABRIONA- 10-Oct

URBINA CANTU- 10-Oct

HERRARTE LOPEZ- 11-Oct

MORALES, GERMA- 11-Oct

Weekly Events for October 7-11, 2019

*** Lesson plans are due by 6:00 PM every Wednesday prior to the week in which you will deliver, so instructional leaders will be able to provide meaningful feedback***


***Please do forget to attend your weekly PLCs, and Instructional Binder (handy dandy notebook)***


***Team Leadership Meeting, Monday, September 16, 2019, at 6:45 - 7:15 AM***


***SMS Picture Re-take Day Tuesday, October 8, 2019***


***Principal Student Cabinet meeting Friday, October 11, 2019 during B-lunch***


***MS Volleyball @ Tarkington Monday, October 7, 2019 at 4:30 – 8:00 PM***


***College and Career Awareness Week, October 14-18, 2018 see Counselor Kramer ***


***MS Football (H) Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 4:30 – 9:00 PM (Homecoming)***


*** Thresholds*** Please continue the "threshold" because you as teachers know the value of greeting and checking the pulse of students before the learning starts!

Message from Mrs. Stanley. Student Success Team (SST) Meetings after school next week.

(Math, RLA, Science, Social Studies, Special Education, Instructional Coaches)

If you are a coach, please plan accordingly. If you have duty on the date of your meeting, switch with someone that has a meeting on another date.


Monday 8th grade-3:45p

Tuesday 7th grade-3:45p

Wednesday 6th grade-3:45p

Please bring the following your Chromebook. list of students of concern (Academic or Behavioral), and any other documents to support concerns.

October 2nd is NATIONAL CUSTODIAL WORKER'S RECOGNITION DAY!

Thanks for your hard work! We have the BEST custodians!
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Thank you, parents for attending our Coffee with the Principal today!I

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