Horace Mann News and Notes

December 4th


Thank you to all of our groups for sharing with our families in need. I would like to include in my updates so please email me if your group/club is doing something for families.

I will also have an envelope in the HS office if anyone would like to donate for a family in need as a staff.

Our holiday schedule

December 22nd Early Release schedule with Band/choir holiday performances in auditorium from 12:45-2:35.

Course Descriptions

Thank you everyone for reviewing the course description booklet in your area.

Please send me your updates/word changes, additions/items to delete.

Phy.ed-thank you for your email Pat

Art-any changes?

Music-any changes?

F&CE-any changes?

Tech ed-any changes? Building trades in?

Spanish-any changes

English-any changes?

Social studies-AP world studies course info needed, any other changes?

Math-?college math name change or curriculum, need info on statistics year long proposal,

any other changes?

Science-? geology, any other changes?

Special ed-any changes?

Business-?personal finance, any other changes?

Any other changes requested?

thank you everyone -please share information with Linda/myself by December 14th.

Learning Targets

Thank you for our continued efforts on posting daily learning targets for our classes.

Oriole Way

Thank you for completing Oriole way major and minor forms for students and also our form on good things you see.

Next week we will review the list and draw names for prizes!

PLC teams

PLC teams-just a reminder to update your shared document on meeting notes.

Please also make sure as a team you are reviewing STAR data-all staff have a login, and also share strategies you are using to support student achievement. It is also a good time as a group to make phone calls home to shared students who are struggling to encourage them to work with you, stay after, request an accommodation, etc.


Just a reminder March 1st and March 2nd are our testing days for ACT and Work Keys.

Make up days are March 15-16.

If anyone is interested I am attending the ACT state conference in Madison on February 9th. Please let me know asap.


We are working on putting a reminder out to families about tardies, morning tardy process, their ten days allowed and medical excuses.

I have shared a list of students who are close to/exceeded their ten days. If you have questions on any of them please let me know.


December 9th faculty meeting-let's also have a holiday social(also one on the 18th). Please bring any snacks to share!

If you're looking for fun stuff to do lots of free holiday fun.

Oshkosh YMCA Saturday 6-8pm Skate with Santa

EAA fly in with Santa 11-2 Saturday

Younkers has Santa on Saturday for pictures.

Share other fun events with all!!

thank you Becky for our Kelly Maurer pictures-and great job to Kelly for her festive spirit!!

December 18th remember to join Amy and others after school at Fat Joe's. We should invite Joan and Maureen as they are leaving us!


Keep your artifacts-pictures/video, etc for your documentation log.

Start thinking staff, except new, about your second survey.

Communication log-keep updating your communications with students/parents/others.

Your PPG-good to review what you have and what you are working on.

Please let me know if I can help in any way.