Edition #36-May 16, 2016


As we ROCK out the next few weeks please do not give Free TIME...Students need and want to learn so keep teaching until the END!!! Activities, projects, demonstrations, and games go a long way at the EOY. Field trips, ceremonies, and assessments already yield an unstructured routine to the norm so please keep this in mind. #SIPGOALSinREACH

Calendar Items

  • PTSO meeting from 6:30-8:00 in reading room


  • Staff Breakfast from 8-9
  • South EOG Test Admin. training
  • 3rd grade McLass Window opens
  • Chick Fil A Night from 5-8


  • Early Release Day-Staff to work on EOY items


  • TA meeting from 2-2:45 in reading room
  • PTSO Teacher Appreciation Dinner at the Mack Center from 6-8 catered-Sports Page


  • SOM field Trip from 9:15-12:15


  • May 24th Tuesday (ELA) and May 25th Wednesday (Math) is EOGs. All Testing procedures STRICTLY adhered too. Testing Lunch Schedule! May 26th is Make up testing.
  • May 25th the K-2 McLass window closes
  • May 25th is a staff meeting from 3:30-4:30
  • May 26th is MTSS retention meeting from 8-10
  • May 27th is FUN DAY


Saturday May 21-Susan Stutts

Sunday May 22-Kathi Landis


EOG materials are coming Monday and will be stored in Parent Room thus this room is off limits!!!

3 EOG Test Administrator Trainings on Tuesday:

Training 1: There will be a test administrator training on Tuesday from 2-3. Third grade teachers are arranging for assistants to drop off and pick up from specials. (Reading Room)

Training 2: The original test administrator training will still occur Tuesday from 3:20-4:00. (Media Center)

Training 3: Wednesday is reserved for teachers to work in their room. There have been some folks who would like to do training on Wednesday. If this is you, lets meet at 1:35 in the art room.

ANNEX B CLEAN OUT!!! Please walk through with Dominic to claim items by 20th!!!


Nachu in Mrs. Clark's class entered the PBS Kids Writing Contest for WTVI and won 2nd place for the 2015 contest for her story Candy World.

Ayana Robinson for her attention to details as our Test Coordinator and RtA expert!

Kathi Landis for balancing her National Board Renewal activities with her many duties that go well beyond the classroom.

Lauren Pollock and Lindsey Stowers for covering classes last week...SO APPRECIATED!

Penny Tucker's lessons about Japanese Tea Ceremonies...WOW that is truly an experience students will never forget!

Nikki Daily CAN TEACH KIDS!!! We love you at SOUTH!

Susan and Brenda for their dedication to 3 Book Fairs this year! Students and Staff love your efforts!

Kindergarten for being conservative all year with our assessments! The point of assessment is to guide instruction and that's exactly what they did and now reaping great results!

Way to go First Grade classes who published books! They look amazing and a great example of a collaborative PBL. Staff, if you have not seen these books please check them out!

2nd grade for amazing digital integration! Google classroom, Ten Marks, Blackboard, Night Zookeeper, istationMath, NearPod, and many more APPS are just a part of the learning routine now! Also, thank you to being open to instructional suggestions from 3rd grade!

3rd grade TEAM for utilizing every minute to Review for EOGs while never running out of time for an INSPIRING PEP Talk or PRAISE for students.

EC staff Rebecca Miller, Nannette Cogill, and Michelle Voos...For PROFRESSIONLISM

Title 1 staff for Assessing and Teaching but most importantly for their ability to relate to students...Joyce, Susan, Donna, Renatta, Wendy, Sue all embrace RELATIONSHIPS!!!

Custodian Team for communicating with each other as EOY duties arise and change regular schedule.

Cafeteria Staff for their continued efforts to change how we BRAND our Cafe! Keep it Up!

Vickie Beale and her staff for their CARE for our students. I love when our students attend BASP program...They will be safe and loved all while having FUN!

Cindy Teague, Sylvia Martinez, and Donna McConnell simply for their SERVANT LEADERSHIP...They do it all!!!

Quote of the Week

Winning means being unafraid to lose.-Fran Tarkenton