Redbird Roundup, Vol. 22
Friday, March 8, 2019
Happy Friday Norris Staff!
I'm finishing this up on yet another snow day. Hard to believe we have had such a winter. Let's hope spring is amazing :) A massive shout-out to our custodians who are up here every snow day doing the sidewalks and clearing snow so we can get into the building safely.
I have put pictures from several events below, so please be sure to check out all the amazing highlights. We are going to have an amazing Friday before spring break and a great pep rally! I hope you enjoy your week off and come back refreshed for an amazing 4th quarter!
Have a great weekend!
Mark Your Calendars!
7th and 8th grade NSCAS testing: March 26 and 27
6th grade NSCAS testing: April 16 and 17
Just as our students' attendance is important these days, so is yours. We need you here to help provide a strong testing environment so our students can do their best. And I will have a few surprises for you on these days :)
March 11-15: Spring Break; Building Open 7-3.
Monday, March 18-Grades due, Season 4 Athletics Begin, Make-Up NSCAS Meeting with Carr after school in room 125
Tuesday, March 19-Student Support PD with Jacquie
Wednesday, March 20-Team PD-MTSS-B SAS Survey
Either Monday, March 18, Thursday, March 21 or Friday, March 22-Team Leads should schedule time with Collington to go over testing accommodations
Name: Brianna Greco
How many years have you been teaching? 12.5
What is your favorite thing about Norris Middle School? My favorite thing about Norris Middle School are the students and their ability to make life interesting and that I am never able to repeat the same day twice. Also, the staff because we are all in this together and it takes a very special person to be able to teach middle schoolers and I believe that the staff at Norris are here for the right reasons.
What’s your favorite indoor/outdoor activity? This may sound strange, but I one of my favorite indoor activities is organizing different parts of my house. My favorite outdoor activity is kayaking. Devin suggested we kayak down the hills through the snow.
What chore do you absolutely hate doing? I absolutely hate folding clothes. I don’t mind washing them, it is the folding and putting them away.
When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time? I take a nap or hang out with my mastiff, Ruby.
If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? The first thing I would do, would be to hire a lawyer to help me navigate the path to not spend all the money right away.
What is something you learned in the last week? I learned that for a candle to burn that the wax from the candle is traveling up the wick of the candle into the flame and into the air.
If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning medal for? I could turn packing a car into an Olympic Sport. How much stuff can you fit into a small tight space? How good are you at Tetris? I have mastered this challenge, but I may lose to my mother.
What TV show would you binge watch if you had the time? I would binge watch Big Little Lies (it is on my to do list for Spring Break). I just finished the book and was told that the TV series is very good and that the characters were cast perfectly!
What could you give a 40 minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation? I could give a 40-minute presentation on how to use OneNote.
Sweet or salty? And what food is your favorite in that category? I am a sucker for salty snacks and my favorite salty snack is Kettle Cooked Salt and Vinegar Chips.
Name: Greg “Woody” Gruber
How many years have you been in education? I have worked 39 years fulltime (1980 to present) and 2 years part-time (1972-74)
Favorite Thing about Norris: the people. Staff is great, and the kids keep me laughing.
Favourite quotes: “We must learn to live together as brothers, or perish as fools” -Dr. Martin Luther King
If I won the Lottery: take a day off to pray in gratitude & make lists……
Two Somethings I learned in the last week: Reminded again of the power of Kindness. Patsy Cline born in the Shenandoah Valley, Commonwealth of Virginia.
Olympic Sport: trashbarrel curling—rolling across lunchroom.
TV Show binge watch: all of the Star Trek shows except DS9
Forty minute presentation w/o preparation: Lakota Sundance. Wrote a book on working the Fire there.
Salty. Kettle chips, vinegar with sea salt. Addicted..