"Paws"itive Points

Issue 7 - September 28, 2015

Artavia's Ackisms

Conflict is the bridge that connects change to innovative growth.

Conflict and storms aren't really bad....they make us better. While we are in the storm we question our strength to weather it, but trust and believe...storms make us grow. But....there is no growth without change. Let's continue to grow together as a team.

Extra Duties


Front Hallway Mrs. Hymer

Bus (AM & PM) Mr. Carter, Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Campanell

Breakfast Ms. Spry, Ms. Bland

Gym (AM) Mrs. Bland, Mrs. Vermillion

Car Rider (AM) Mrs. Acklin, Mrs. Hodges, Mrs. Duvall & 4 Leaders

from Mrs. Glass

Car Rider (PM) Mrs. Acklin, Ms. Hance, Mrs. Glass, Ms. Kennedy, Mrs. Shafer, Mr. Proctor, Mrs. Hymer


At Team PSE...we are Pursuing Standards of Excellence. At Team PSE we collaboratively teach students to love, learn, and lead....TEAM PSE.

Emily’s Enthusiastic Information

As I’ve shared in past weeks, I love to read to increase my professional knowledge. I am reading Rigor for Students with Special Needs currently. I realize we may all have some schema I wanted to share their definition of rigor with you. In the author’s past book, Rigor is Not a Four-Letter Word, “she defines rigor as creating an environment in which:

  • Each student is expected to learn at high levels

  • Each student is supported so he or she can learn at high levels

  • Each student demonstrates learning at high levels. “

How do you create an environment where Rigor can flourish for EVERY student. They ALL are our students, so I challenge you to reflect on the environment in your classroom and how you can nurture a classroom of Rigor!

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Maggie’s Moments

At Tuesday’s “PAWS”fessional Learning Community we each began to “Embrace the STRUGGLE” by beginning the process of reflection for PGES. We are moving toward “growing” by developing our student growth goals Tuesday. Mrs. Shields will be joining us to lead all of us in that process. Remember that you are to have completed your reflection process by end of day on Monday. I appreciate the professionalism and sincerity with which you are working on your plan.

While we grow together as a “PAWS”fessional Learning Community this year, remember that “Learning isn’t easy…”. We tell our students this, but sometimes forget that as educators, we are lifelong learners. We are going to move forward this year together and learn and grow with and from each other. So let’s “Embrace the Struggle….and grow”.

Hymer's Hype

This week we will be focusing on Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind during guidance. We will be talking about short and long term goals, as well as tangible and abstract goals!

I'm excited to get in the classrooms for second rounds of guidance. Please remember to send me any specifics going on in your classroom or grade level that you would like me to focus on, and keep me updated on the habits you are covering.

School Environment Action Team: Don't forget to send me the names if any students who might be interested in joining this action team.

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Jackies' Friendly FRC Facts

Family and Student Engagement:

In most of our day to day interactions, we can only see what is on the surface of a person. We can only see maybe 10% of who they really are from visually looking at them. What you see is only just a small portion of who they really are. Furthermore, people will only share what they feel is “safe” to share with you. As we learn to engage our students and families, we can strive to 1. Ask open-ended questions, 2. Be non-judgmental, 3. Listen…don’t tell and 4. Express empathy. If we can connect at a deeper level, beyond the “tip of the iceberg”, we then can develop greater relationships!

Please remember that the FRC is here to help nurture and support, as well as develop and reach out to ALL children and families in our school. FRC is not only for the ones we think may be most needy based on what we can see on the surface.

I look forward to implementing various programs that meet the needs of all PSE students and families, as well as Teachers, Staff and Administrators!

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Leader In Me, Leaders at PSE

I am amazed each day at the growth in leadership that you all are showing and that the students are displaying. The kids are hungry to lead. Let's continue to feed that hunger.

Shout Outs!

A BIG SHOUT OUT GOES OUT TO THE ENTIRE FAMILY!!! I am PROUD to announce that PSE had the BEST attendance in the district on high attendance day @ 98% !!! Whoot-whoot! With all the illness we've had in the past few weeks this was a great goal to accomplish! Thank you for hyping it up with your kids. Thank you for participating in PJ day:-). Way to go Team!

Administration Off Campus


Emily- Monday, September 28th- 9:30-10:00am Classified Evaluation Training at CO

Tuesday and Wednesday for SCM training.

Thursday-Strategies to Reduce Suspensions training at Gheen’s Academy in Louisville from 9:30-12:30pm.

Rachel- Tuesday and Wednesday for SCM training.

Maggie -Fri. - Coaches Mt @1

Jackie- Thurs – New Coordinator’s Training in Bowling Green



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Well Wishes and Thoughts...

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October Birthdays

Jan Way- 5th

Lindsey Durcholz-9th

Emily Kennedy-15th

Melinda Tallman-17th

Autumn Suddick-28th