Sloan Creek Intermediate School

The Leopard-February 22nd

Are you ready to TACKLE the CHALLENGE?

3 Focuses for High Reliability

How to motivate our learners using the "WHY" first..then the "WHAT" by Simon Sinek

How does this translate to our focus on learning goals and cognitive demand?
Start with why -- how great leaders inspire action | Simon Sinek | TEDxPugetSound

Bright Spots

Janet Tillman: Tackle the Challenge Bright Spot This lady is unbelievable she has gone above and beyond to help us with our Chrome book situation. She has offered help beyond her job description just because she knows how frustrating it is to have a lesson that uses computers but the computers don't work. She has put in a lot of time and effort to keep us a float. I would have screamed and cried without her. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Janet we would not have gotten through the last couple of weeks without you :)!!!!

Sheilah McTee,: Communication Bright Spot for constant Communication. Ms. McTee is always in contact with her students, her parents and her coworkers. Without her amazing ability to keep everyone on track, we'd all be going off the rails! She is always providing schedules, lesson ideas, modifications, suggestions and guidance. It's awe inspiring!

Terri Robinson: Tackle the Challenge Bright Spot Recently we switched to a new website. You may not know this, but Terri had our site working so well our school required the least amount of tweaking!! She will be helping us migrate our individual pages soon and always keeps the site colorful, up-to-date and awesome!!

6th Grade Math: Student Engagement Bright Spot for their awesome unit on percents and commercial math! Students were shopping adds and doing all kind of cool stuff. Wish they taught this way back in the dark ages when I went to school! Math teachers using real world applications ROCK!

If you know a staff member who should be considered for a Bright Spot in Technology Integration, Flexibility, Student Engagement, Tackling the Challenge or Cognitive Demand, Communication, Formative Assessment, or Grow Each Child send Ms. Peschke their name, the category, and why you are nominating them.

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Nuts and Bolts


(See SCIS master academic calendar here)

Do you have duty this week?

See SCIS duty schedule here)


Monday, Feb 22nd

Book Fair starts 7am-4pm

GT Science Exam

Health & Wellness 3:15-4:15

SCIS Orchestra Winter Concert 6:30 LHS

Tuesday, Feb 23rd

5th math unit 8

Legacy Leaders- 6:00-7:30 p.m.

6GT ELAR exam

Band to Myerson-optional

Wednesday, Feb 24th

Early Release - Students Click here for schedule (same as pic above)

  • Same class schedule as last early release
  • Students will be in cafeteria during their 5/6/7 periods
  • We will cover duty for teachers so you have this some extra time to plan :-)
  • Bring your technology

LUNCH by PTA!! 11:45-12:30 served in Cafeteria

Professional Learning in the band hall 12:30-3:30

Continuing our focus on learning targets and (in)formative assessment

You will have some time to plan with your teams- bring your resources to plan.

Thursday, Feb 25th

Groovy Guest Lunch Library!

6th Grade PJ Hoover Author visit in ELAR classes


Band ensemble in class

Friday, Feb 26th

A Team 8:30-10:00


6th math major Exam

Saturday, Feb 27th



Monday, Feb 29th

6th grade MATH Benchmarks 7:45-11:45

Rocket Project Build cafeteria 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 1st

6th grade ELAR Benchmarks 7:45-11:45

Erin McClintick B-Day

B Groth B-Day

GT Parent Mtg Cafe 8am-Brie

Communication Committee 3:30-4:15 in Nina's room

Wednesday, March 2nd

5th grade SCIENCE Benchmarks 7:45-11:45

Thursday, March 3rd

6th Grade Benchmark makeups in library

SCIS Percussion Concert at LHS

Friday, March 4th

Principal Coffee 7:45- 8:30- Topic: Navigating secondary grading a Q and A for parents

A Team 8:30-10


***all 6th elective lists due to Ray and Kelly***

6th Math short Assessment

P Preheim B-Day

Saturday, March 5th

Band Fitting at SCIS

K Drake B-Day

Sunday, March 6th

Rocket Launch 12:00 LHS

Deborah Cornella B-Day


Monday, March 7th

5th math unit 9

Kelly visit Hart @ 11:55 a.m.

PTA Board Mtg 11:00 in Black Box

J Caton B-Day

Tuesday, March 8th

5th grade LAVA test

TELPAS Reading ESL only

6th SS Exam

Kelly visit Puster Elem. 11:30 a.m.

SS GT 4/5 Exam

Orchestra Instrument Night

Wednesday, March 9th

SS GT 4/5 Exam

Kelly visit LES @ 9:20

***Staff Meeting - STAAR Training 3:15-4:00 p.m. ***

Thursday, March 10th

WSMS Counselors to SCIS -Registration thru 6th Grade Science

Rising 5th Parent Meeting 6:30 p.m. in Gym

Friday, March 11th

A Team 8:30-10

Principal Coffee Rising 5th 7:45- 8:30 in Cafeteria

6th Math short Assessment

Grading period ends

6th GT math 9 wks exam


Spring Break March 14th-18th

Sub Coverage

See current totals for who is covering classes. If you are covering someone's class, you are welcome to update this sheet. If Lara, Ray, or Shelley ask you to cover, we will update it from now on.

SCIS Master Academic Calendar

Click here to check to see when summative assessments are being planned. Please only 1 summative assessment per grade level per day. All summative assessments should be on this calendar and your personal google calendar on your website please

Lesson Planning

Share your team created lesson plans here each Friday

Digital Suggestion Box

Click here to give us anonymous feedback on areas that we can improve in and places that we are already meeting your expectations.