The Panther's Claw

August 26, 2022

A Note From Ms. Dean

First Edition of the 2022-23 School Year

Good Afternoon Parents,

To those of you who are new to the claw--Welcome! Did you know that a group of panthers is called a "claw?" If you didn't then you learned something new today!

I want to start off by again telling you thank you for the support you have given in making the start to this school year amazing! We have set high expectations for our students and teachers and they are stepping up to the challenge!

This week a lot of time was spent on teachers creating good systems in classrooms so instruction runs smoothly moving forward. Myself and Mr. Gibbs walked the Social Studies classes and we were very impressed with what we saw.

Next week we will be taking the Renaissance test in math and ELA and beginning our technology roll-out. We will also be handing out ID's. So, be looking for a Remind regarding next weeks events on Sunday. I know you have gotten A LOT of information from me and I respect that your time is important so my goal is to send out a monthly newsletter and then send out weekly Reminds on Sunday evening or Monday morning.

**Remember, all district information or any legal information that might be sent out from the school will be sent out via SchoolMessenger, not Remind. Please go onto HISD Connect and make sure your information is updated and correct. The computer will only pull from information in Connect.



Introducing the Leadership Team via the Brand they created

Not branded--Ms. Johnson, Counselor. We will get her next round when I introduce the Tech Team

Schedule Change Requests---See Below

Forms are Due by Monday 8/29

Disclaimer--We do our best to honor all schedule change requests; however, we will not overload classes which are already full or drop core centent area courses. Per HISD, all schedule changes should be made by next Friday 9/2.

Upcoming Important Dates for the end of August and September

Monday, Aug. 29--Renaissance Testing begins for ELA and Math classes

Thursday, Sept. 1--Parent Information Meeting--Claw Patrol via Zoom 6:00--6:15

Monday, Sept. 5--Holiday (No School)

Friday, Sept. 9, Progress Reports

Wednesday, Sept. 14--6th grade Open House, Parent Informational Meeting @ 5:00, Open House @ 6:00

Thursday, Sept. 15--7/8th grade Open House, Parent Informational Meeting @ 5:30, Open House @ 6:00 (This was a typo on the flyer--correct date is 9/15)

Friday, Sept. 16--Pep Rally Schedule--Phoenix House is Outside

Thursday, Sept. 22--Coffee with the Principal (time TBD)---Subject: School Safety

Monday-Wednesday, Sept. 26-28--School Photos. Details and Schedule to follow via Remind

Friday, Sept. 30--End of Grading Cycle

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