Killian STEAM Leader's Magnet- Friday, February 12, 2016
We believe all students are capable of learning, especially when provided authentic and engaging opportunities.
We believe teachers facilitate student learning by creating positive and effective classroom communities and by collaborating with colleagues and parents.
We believe parental involvement is a significant component to students' academic performance and success.
We believe developing partnerships with local businesses, organizations, and the community is important to our school's success.
We believe 21st Century learning is best achieved in a nurturing, authentic, and collaborative environment.
We believe administrators' support is necessary to empower faculty, staff, parents, and the community to prepare 21st Century learners.
"The question is not how to survive, but how to thrive with passion, compassion, humor and style." - Maya Angelou
Dr. Shirley Watson
While Dr. Scotland is away from school, Dr. Shirley Watson will join us once again. She filled in for Mrs. Grant last year and did an amazing job supporting our students, faculty and staff. We are glad she will be with us again!
It is important to have your students completely shut down their computer at the end of each day. Also, be sure that your students remember to close their computers if they walk away from it. That instantly closes their login and ensures that no one else can change anything without the password. There was an incident this week where things appeared to have been erased from a student's Chromebook.
Thank for your attention to this.
Farewell and Best Wishes
We would like to send best wishes to Mrs. Tarsha Hubbard. Today was her last day at Killian. Mrs. Hubbard resigned due to personal reasons. We have enjoyed having her at Killian and wish her well in all future endeavors. Remember, once a Killian Leading Lion, always a Killian Leading Lion!
Our Mrs. McFadden was named HP Account Sales Representative of the Month for Dec. 2016 for her technology job she does in the evenings and on the weekends! Way to go with the T in STEAM Mrs. McFadden!
After School Detention
After a student has received three 7 Habits reflection sheets, they are required to stay after school for detention. Ms. Gore and Mrs. Murray host the detentions from 3:15-4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Here is the procedure for these sessions:
Notify your grade level administrator when you have a student who needs the detention session. Please share all 3 of the reflection sheets when you talk to your grade level administrator about it.
Notify the parent that the administrator will be calling to schedule the detention.
Your grade level administrator will schedule it and will notify you and the parents. The parents will be asked to come to school at 4:00 pm to pick up their student. This is a good opportunity for the parent to have a face-to-face meeting with admin regarding the negative behavior. Teachers are VERY welcome but not required to participate in these meetings.
On the day of the detention, keep the student in your classroom until all buses have been dismissed. After the last bus, please bring your student to the front office and ensure that they are being supervised in the office area outside of Ms. Gore and Mrs. Murray’s offices.
Lighthouse Team Updates:
Thank you for sharing names with Mrs. Murray for the board across from the robotics lab. At the end of February, we will see which grade level has the most students on the board.
Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood:
Lesson plans for upper and lower grades are available in the shared folder. Please take peek!
A Closer Look
Monday, February 15
Interims go home
Student Showcase Update Due
Full Faculty Meeting- PBL
Tuesday, February 16
2nd Grade & 4th Grade Field Study to Koger Center
PTO General Meeting- STEAM Night
Wednesday, February 17
STEAM Advisory Board Meeting
Thursday, February 18
Beta Club Meeting 7:45- 8:15 AM
Ms. Carwise's Baby Shower 3:30 PM
STOMP Auditions 3:30 PM
Guidance Rotation Week
3-5th Grade Mid-Year Benchmark (Case 21) Window
Monday, February 22
Leadership Team Meeting 3:30-4:30 PM
Chorus Parents Meeting 6:00 PM
Wednesday, February 24
Grade Level Social Studies Meetings w/ Angel Brown
School Health Council Meeting 3:30-4:30 PM
Thursday, February 25
Bus Evacuation Drills
Friday, February 26
Black History Month Presentation 8:30 AM
PTO Cici's Pizza Trip