Friday, April 13, 2018
Thoughts from Mrs. Lewis....
Have you updated Powerschool? Remember this should be updated weekly. Be sure that you are giving graded work back and communicating with parents.
The End of year Calendar is above. Click on the title to view. Please know this will be updated periodically with more events as we are informed of them.
6th Grade Team, including EC teachers, please plan to meet on Friday, April 20th at 10:35 in Mrs. Best's classroom concerning 6th grade parent night. The parent night is scheduled for April 26th at 5:30. I will need all teachers/EC Teachers present.
We did not get to celebrate Assistant Principal Week NOR National Library Week. Please show your love and support to Mr. Dunham, Mrs. Brayboy and Mrs. Harris on Monday, April 16th. We love you!!!!!
Don't forget that we will have our last parent night on April 26th at 6:30pm. This will a family picnic style event with booths for EOG prep for students/parents to work on at home. Be thinking about material/resources you could offer to assist your parents and students. Dinner will be served! (More information to come from your SIT REP)
From Lorena Fehlman: Eighth Grade Teachers: Please mention to your 8th grade girls that we have some Prom Dresses available for any 8th Grade girl who might need one. I also have some shoes. Thank you.
Registration is open for the 14th Annual FUNd Run-4-Life on Saturday, April 28 on Main Street. T-shirts are given to each participant. Scholarships are for public school students onlyhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1uM5_Rs1oQKAfeYq1pilsnHjhv27RFRWv/view
- Tutoring lists/standards will be monitored each week. Please be sure that you are updating weekly and ensuring you are using every minute to work with students that need support. We have the opportunity to grow so many students to get them to proficiency and/or make growth.
Please welcome Mrs. RAchelle Baldwin, math tutor for 8th grade. She will be stationed in Ms. E. Johnson's office.
On Wednesday, April 18th, students who met their AR goal for the 3rd Nine Weeks will be treated to time on the Video Game Truck. Stay tuned with information from Mrs. Harris with specifics.
In Sports this week…
Monday 16th - BB/SB at Hamlet
Soccer at W. Hoke
Tuesday 17th – Track Meet at SHS
Thursday 19th – Soccer against Carver at SHS 5:30
BB/SB at home vs. Anson
Both 6th and 7th grade students will register this week. All forms are due back by Friday, April 20th. HOMEROOM TEACHERS...PLEASE see the detailed information from Mrs. Snell below.
There will be a SIT Meeting on Tuesday, April 17th.
Please use this link to vote for our 2018-2019 SIT Members by Wednesday, April 18th. https://goo.gl/forms/tgCiUBoXgsqumS722
Please be reminded that weekly EOG Type assessments are due each Monday. I have 6 teachers that still owe their results by student and standard. Feel free to create a form that you can record results by week on the same form.
Mark your calendars...on Wednesday, April 25th, I will meet with all teams, including EC Teachers, during planning. We will be completing EVAAS Verification. It is important that EVERYONE can login into EVAAS (please do not wait until the day of to let me know of an issue). You will also need your classroom roster and computer. This is IMPORTANT since Verification will determine the responsibility you have for each of your students' learning. Please be on time so that we can complete the process in one session.
- There are two additional games we need help with! Soccer at Home vs. Rockingham on Tuesday, April 24 and BB/SB at Home vs. West Hoke on Wednesday, April 25. If you are able to work, please sign up on the Teacher's Lounge door. We appreciate you!
- We need help getting proctors...Do you know of anyone that could help? Churches? Businesses? Family? Please see Mr. Dunham.
- EC Smore: https://www.smore.com/xgp8n
If you are not on salary installments, you will be seeing double deductions in April and May for health, dental and vision and in your last paycheck in May. If want to be on installments next year, please fill out form on the SCS website by July 31. https://www.scotland.k12.nc.us/Page/395
Middle School Registration Schedule
Mr. Odom's church (Springfield Church of God) is having a BBQ Plate Sale on Thursday, April 26, 2018. On the menu will be BBQ, Slaw, Roll, Beans and a Dessert for $8.00. Must have 6 or more names for a delivery. Please see the sign up sheet located in the front office. Thank you in advance!
Middle School Registration Schedule
Rising 7th and 8th Grade registration window opens on Monday April 16th and will close Friday April 20th. Registration materials have been delivered to you in order to be given to your students. Please send them home no later than Monday morning (4/16). If you have students or parents that require assistance, please send them my way!
If you have collected all of the registration forms from students before Friday, please send them in to me with a homeroom roster attached. Please do not send them in one at a time as I have three grade levels of registration going on at once.
Sports physicals - June 2
Summer school dates - June 11 - 15
Curriculum Review Week - June 18-22
June 25-28 - CTE Camp - rising middle school and rising 6th through 9th graders, focus is STEAM careers
Facilitator Week - July 16-18
July 16 - 26 - Passport STEM through Burroughs Wellcome Grant (Monday through Thursday)
Summer Feeding - July 9 - 31 - sites to be determined (Harvest Ministries and CNS)
Leadership Retreat - July 30, July 31, August 1
BT Orientation - August 13-17
August 22, Wednesday, 2 - 7 p.m., for middle schools, Shaw & 9th graders
August 23, Thursday, 2 - 7 p.m., for 10th - 12th graders (SHS)
August 23, Thursday, 4 - 7 p.m. for elementary
Just as a heads up, Spring Pictures and Sports Pictures will be help on Wed. April 25.
- Shout out to the teachers who participated in the SCS Art Showcase this year: Jamie Bream, Arlene Grady, Ruth Ann Harris, TIffany Spencer, and Andrew Wedlock.
- Shout out to Niquetta Dockery for receiving TA of the Year at Shaw Academy.
- Shout out to Melony Gore and Amanda Chevalier for making sure club pictures were taken by the Yearbook staff on Friday.
- Shout out to Tina Snell for helping get 8th graders registered for high school this week.
- Shout out to PTO for providing so much for us this year including: meals during PDs and teacher workdays, PBIS rewards system (including lanyards and badges), gift cards for perfect attendance and Wacky Wednesdays, and TLC equipment
- Shout out to Estella Johnson, Sharyl Gross for participating in this week's staff meeting
- Shout out to Marsharika Quick, Judy Callahan, and Niquetta Dockery for preparing our students for the Autistic Talent Show this week.
- Shout out to our Battle of the Books team for placing 4th out of 10 teams in the regional competition.
- April discipline referral goal is 38- (10 for each grade level and 8 for electives).
- Our next Wacky Wednesday raffle will be Wednesday, April 18 and the prize will be 2 movie tickets and refreshments. Teachers can purchase raffle tickets for students. 1 can = 1 raffle ticket Students can purchase as many tickets as they like.
- TLC will be on Friday, April 20 and will cost 20 scan. As always, make sure to purchase TLC for students under "Events" from PBIS Rewards.
- SCAN with FIDELITY so that students are earning something for their positive behavior (students should earn at least 5 scans a day)!
- Make sure to use the PBIS end of the year Luau on Friday, May 18 as an incentive. Only students with NO ISS/OSS/Shaw (from April 9-May 10) and who earn 76 scans will be invited to attend. The Voice finalist will perform for the last time at the Luau. The finalists are: Danasia Lodge, Roxie Ray, and Shynise Stevens.
- Congratulations to our Spring Hill Middle Robotics Team! They earned the following Awards’ at this weekends’ Robotics Showcase at Scotland High School: the Coopertition Award (displayed cooperation throughout the Showcase working together); The Engineering Award (They design and build with success) and the The Overall Judges’ Award for the entire County! A big shout out to Mrs. Gross for overseeing the Robotics team!
- If you missed the Evening of the Arts at Scotland High School this past Thursday! A big shout out to our choral and art students and our Annie drama students. They did a great job representing our school. Kudos to Mrs. Spencer, Mr. Wedlock, Mrs. Harris and Ms. Grady for leading and guiding these students.
Just as a heads up, Spring Pictures and Sports Pictures will be help on Wed. April 25.
- ATTENTION: Please do not send school-wide emails without administrator approval. This includes game changes, plate sales, general announcements, etc.
- WEEKLY ASSESSMENTS DUE: Beginning this week, all tested subjects EOG/EOC/NC Final exams, need to prepare a 5 – 7 question EOG type assessment each week. Results by student, including the standard, should be submitted to Mrs. Lewis by the Monday of the following week. (First assessment Due Monday, April 16th)
- REPORT CARDS - In reviewing student report cards, there are class after class that doesn't have a comment. Please know that comments are an expectation to provide parents feedback, good or bad.
- Prom tickets will go on sale this week during 8th grade lunch ($10) to those students meeting prom requirements. Please know that any student that is eligible NOW and purchases a ticket that then becomes ineligible between now and prom due to fees and/or discipline, their ticket will be void for prom entrance.
- Please welcome Mrs. Rachelle Baldwin who will be helping with Math Tutoring to our family. Mrs. Baldwin taught at Spring Hill for many years and is returning in preparation for EOGs.
- Please announce to students: Fighting or any negative disruption to a "fun" assembly will result in those students NOT participating in "fun" assemblies for the remainder of the semester. Please know Tristan Durden and Bryan Williams (7th Graders) are ineligible to attend fun assemblies for the remainder of the year.
- Registration Week (Rising 7th and 8th graders)- April 16-20 - Registration Forms - due April 20; Registration Parent Nights (Rising 6th graders). Course Guides are presented to parents and students for review -April 26, 5:30pm
- Please know that parent phone calls should not still be coming in about Powerschool not being updated. It is a district and school expectation that Powerschool is updated weekly. Also, be sure that you are making phone calls to keep parents updated about their child’s grades and returning work so that students have timely feedback.
- April 26 – Mark your calendars – We will host an EOG Parent Fair beginning at 6:30.
- Staff Mark your Calendars (Required) - TECHCON 2018 will be on May 11 from 1p-4p This will be a half day PD specifically designed to share user DTL strategies for end-of-year review.
- Rising 6th graders visit middle schools, April 24
- See Something Say Something PSA - Google video: https://photos.app.goo.gl/LPjPr76vZrnddimp2; See Something Say Something PSA - YouTube: https://youtu.be/Gqi3LX7tJWY
- CTE Newsletter: See our students in action! https://www.smore.com/qapg4
- If students communicate suicidal or homicidal intentions to you, your FIRST point of contact should be an administrator IMMEDIATELY.
- Teachers, mark your calendars! We will need you for remediating and re-testing at the end of the year. Please make plans to be available to help out. We usually see HUGE gains in proficiency with strategic planning!!! (After EOGs and on the work days for retesting)
- The proposed EOY Testing Dates (Any feedback should be sent to Mrs. Lewis by Wed., March 13th)- Science 8 EOG: Friday, 5/25; Middle School NCFEs (Social Studies or Science): Tuesday, 5/29; 6-8 Reading EOG: Wednesday, 5/30; 6-8 Math EOG/MS Math I: Thursday, 5/31; Middle School NCFEs (Social Studies or Science): Friday, 6/1
Staff, we are headed into the home stretch. It is important that we tighten up on discipline and hold the fort down. Spring and the end of year is coming.
Make sure to notify administration or Mrs. Fehlman when you suspect child abuse or neglect. See the agreement between SCS and DSS here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/11pVs4aMBIqUxqPBjfVgXJZtMOg9LaEzHGrc-ICsha-E/edit
IT is an expectation that planning takes place each week and that all teachers are present and all time. Even if you are 2 weeks ahead, planning should take place each week for the entire time.
Are you calling parents??? Make sure you are calling parents regarding attendance concerns (and document such). When we go to court, it helps when we can show ALL the contacts that have been made from the school (not just from PowerSchool letters and Social Worker contacts) (From Cabinet)]
Saturday, April 14: SCS Robotics Showcase at SHS
Monday, April 16: BB/SB @ Hamlet
Tuesday, April 17 - SIT Meeting
Tuesday, April 17: Track Meet vs. Hoke
Wednesday, April 18: Wacky Wednesday (Movie Pack)
Thursday, April 19: BB/SB/Soccer Home vs. Anson
Friday, April 20: Clubs
Friday, April 20: TLC (20 scans)
Friday, April 20-21: 8th Grade Band to Williamsburg, VA
Sunday, April 22-Tuesday, April 24: TSA State Competition, Greensboro, NC
April 22-28: Administrative Professionals Week
Monday, April 23: BB/SB @ Ellerbe
Tuesday, April 24: Soccer Home vs. Rockingham
Tuesday, April 24: Rising 6th Graders Visit Spring Hill
Wednesday, April 25: Administrative Professionals Day
Thursday, April 26: Parent Picnic Night/Rising 6th Grade Registration Parent Night
Friday, April 27: TLC (20 scans)
Friday, April 27: Clubs
Saturday, April 28: 7th Grade Band to Carowinds