Bearcat Brief

August 11, 2017

Notes from Niki

Welcome Back! It is good to see everybody coming in the building. It was getting pretty desperate around here with only Peabody and Larry to entertain us and classic rock to fill the silence in the halls. For those of you who weren't able to make it, I shared a few pictures from our retreat above. I think it's fair to say we had a good time.

I know there were several times last year when I presented something at a faculty meeting and wanted immediate feedback. My goal is to not do that this year, but rather to share an agenda ahead of time with relevant information included for you to review so that we can have a productive discussion. Those agendas will be shared in this newsletter via Google. Be sure to see the first agenda below and review the pertinent details, particularly the PBIS philosophy: we will be looking for feedback soon.

I have a bit of homework for you- I am preparing a video for the first day of school, and I would like you to answer the questions: (1)who is your hero? (2)why? or (1) What is a hero to you? You can either video your own answer or I will get it on video Tuesday.

First Faculty Meeting Agenda

Here's the agenda. I will add some details on Monday, but this is the gist.

Phone System Installation

Susan has shared an instructions sheet, a tutorial video, and a list of extensions with everyone. Please view these so there is no confusion with the phones. Kevin and Angie will be offering additional Phone Training in the Middle School Library at 3:30 on August 23.

Professional Reading/ Resources:

Upcoming Events


August 14- Breakfast, Vendor Fair, and Opening Meeting, starting at 7:30

August 14- Middle School Open House, 5:00- 7:00

August 15- Staff Meeting, noon (lunch provided)

August 16- First Day of School with Students

August 16- Band Rental Night, 6:00 in the Cafeteria

August 18- Bearcat Memorial Induction Ceremony, 5:00

August 18- Football vs. Montgomery County, 7:00

August 21- Total Eclipse

August 23- Phone Training, 3:30 in the MS Library

August 24- Fire Drill, 9:00

August 28- NWEA Window Opens (3 week window)

August 28- PBIS Leaders and Administrators Jump Start Event

August 29- PBIS Team Training Day