Week At A Glance

January 4-8, 2016

Welcome back!

New Year's Greetings!! We hope that everyone enjoyed the holidays with family and friends! This semester will be one filled with opportunities for growth ~ students and staff alike.

We will start off by meeting as a School Improvement Team to review our current goals and data to determine next steps for FCI. If you have thoughts about goals for FCI, please be sure to share them with the School Improvement Team prior to our meeting on 1/21. Those members are: Brice, Ruth, Lauren, Karl, Gary, Terri, John, Jessica, Jaime, Randy, and Kim.

We also have continued opportunities for professional development both at FCI (2 half-days - Jan./Feb.) and the district (Dr. Flessner, technology team). Please also remember to take advantage of your team and other staff members with opportunities to learn from each other. Look for days coming ahead to take some time to utilize substitutes so you may observe the engagement and instruction in other classrooms ~ some of our best PD happens right under our own roof.

Welcome back!
Randy and Kim

So....how are we doing?

Reflecting back to the beginning of the year, take a look at our thoughts about how we were hoping to make it a marvelous year. How are we doing? How are you doing? What thoughts do you have for your own professional growth? Growth of your students? We are marvelous indeed!
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Merging 2nd semester courses in Blackboard

It is time to think about merging your second semester courses in Blackboard. Here is the information you will need to get your courses merged and copy class content from a previous course into a new one:

NWEA Mid-year assessment notes

  • All students must have NWEA assessments completed by 1/20.
  • Please let Jessica and Jaime know when your classes have finished so they may begin reviewing students data as soon as possible for RtI purposes.
  • Student Progress Reports must be emailed to parents by 1/29.

HSE Teaching and Learning...

It’s hard to believe we are half way through the year. We certainly hope you have a great break and come back rested and ready to go the second half. In the next few months, we will all need to bring our A-Game—for lots of reasons.

This week’s blog is about those times you are asked a question and your mind goes blank. For example, how would you quickly answer these questions?

  • Why should I support public education with my dollars and my vote?
  • What is so special about HSE?
  • What is HSE21?

In the coming months leading up to the election, you may be asked questions just like these. It is time to start thinking about good answers, and this blog may help.

Click here for the link: The Elevator Pitch.

You and your hard work are very much appreciated.

Your HSE Teaching and Learning Team

Boys' Basketball Tournament

The boys' basketball team will be participating in our first-ever basketball tournament with all four intermediates. Thank you to AJ and Brice for making this opportunity happen on a Saturday!! Come see the Falcons take on the RSI Golden Eagles at 9:00am followed by the championship/consolation games at 10:30am. Go Falcons!!

~ Food for Thought ~

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What's Happenin' at the Creek!

Monday, January 4th, 2016

No school for students

Teachers Only

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 Rot. F-1

Students' first day back from Winter Break

2:45-3:45pm - Science Bowl

2:45-4:30pm - Boys Bball Practice

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 Rot. F-2

Staff Breakfast

1:50-2:35 - Team Meeting - 5-6

6:35-7:20am - Math Bowl

2:45-4:30pm - Girls Bball Practice

3:15-5:30pm - Device display/questions @ Administrative Building in the Board Room

Thursday, January 7th, 2016 Rot. F-3

Team Meetings

  • Team 6-4 -- 7:40-8:25am
  • Team 6-1 -- 8:30-9:15am
  • Team 6-2 -- 9:20-10:05am
  • Team 6-3 -- 10:10-10:55am
  • Team 5-1 -- 12:10-12:55pm
  • Team 5-2 -- 1:00-1:45pm
  • Team 5-5 -- 1:50-2:35pm

3:15pm - Boys Bball Game @ SCI

3:15-5:30pm - Device display/questions @ Administrative Building in the Board Room

Friday, January 8th, 2016 Rot. F-4

10:00am - PTO meeting (room 501)

Team Meetings

  • Team 5-3 -- 1:00-1:45pm
  • Team 5-4 -- 1:50-2:35pm

2:45-4:30pm - Girls Bball Practice

Saturday, January 9th, 2016

Boys' Basketball tournament @ RSI - games at 9:00am and 10:30am

Upcoming next week:

  • Classroom guidance lessons - 1/11-12
  • 1/2 day PD - 1/15
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FCI Miscellaneous notes

Recess Ball Cage combination: 31232