The Challenger Dispatch

Jan. 19 - 22, 2016 BLUE WEEK

More on Equity

There were interesting discussions last week at the Equity meeting. Here is more food for thought....

Be sure to make note in Educate Alabama about the meeting, the discussions and this article.

Challenger Learning Center

Did you know there are official Challenger Learning Centers throughout the USA? I encourage you to visit their site and add Cosmo to your activities. Check this out -

In keeping with the goal of Challenger Center to inspire future generations, help spread the Challenger spirit around the globe! Download Astronaut Cosmo and take a picture or video of yourself or group with him. Share it with ‪#‎ChallengerLegacy‬. Let’s see how far we can take our Astronaut!


Tuesday, Jan. 19th, 12am

13555 Chaney Thompson Road Southeast

Huntsville, AL

Dibels continues through the week! the schedule was sent last week - please refer to it.

Collaborative Meetings

Monday, Jan. 18th, 12am

Challenger Conference Room

Please make sure you keep an agenda of your discussion and send me the meeting notes.

Everyone - please pull up your STAR. SchoolNet and Dibels ( if you have it). Look at your learning progressions, your 9 week plan, the standard analysis form and start planning your small group/interventions using the data you have on hand. What needs to change, get tweaked, or eliminated? Where are you in your pacing since our last meeting?

Andrian, Lisa and I will try to join you, but we are also Dibeling and called elsewhere.

BLT Meeting

Wednesday, Jan. 20th, 2:45pm

Conference Room


Clubs & April PTA meeting

Science Fair


Teacher Surveys

Proof of Residency

PLTW 2nd semester

Rounds Planning

Equity Planning

Science Fair Judging

Wednesday, Jan. 20th, 8am

13555 Chaney Thompson Road Southeast

Huntsville, AL

We will call students down to the gym for the judging. All judging should be complete by 2:00 p.m.

Science Fair

Wednesday, Jan. 20th, 6pm

AV room & Gym

All parents and students will begin the event in the AV room. After the awards we will all view the projects in the gym.

Science Fair Student Viewing

Thursday, Jan. 21st, 8am

13555 Chaney Thompson Road Southeast

Huntsville, AL

Classes will view the fair at the following times:

5th Grade 8:05 - 8:20

4th Grade 8:22- 8:45

3rd Grade 8: 47- 9:10

2nd Grade 9:12 - 9:35

Kindergarten & Pre - K 9:40- 10:00

1st grade 10:00 - 10:20

Students will then return to pack up the projects. All afternoon PE classes will be in the gym.

100th Day of School!

Friday, Jan. 22nd, 12am

13555 Chaney Thompson Road Southeast

Huntsville, AL

Can you believe it! Stay STRONG!


Friday, Jan. 22nd, 12:30-2pm

13555 Chaney Thompson Road Southeast

Huntsville, AL

Enjoy the kids! I know they look forward to the clubs!

Thank you Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.”