Redbird Roundup, Vol 14
Friday, November 30, 2018
Happy Friday Norris Staff!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and a few days off. It is great to be back and I am excited for our these weeks before our next break!
We had a busy week back with athletic contests continuing, and our boys basketball and girls swimming teams competing well. Wednesday was a busy day this week too as we hosted an Inter-Rater Reliability training for principals and assistant principals, as well as the High School Recruitment Fair for our 8th graders.
There are lots of activities next week so please check the calendar below. Some PD dates have been changed, so please be mindful of that. We are also fortunate to have Dr. Elliot Merenbloom here with us Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning as we continue to work on our new schedule. Mrs. Denning and the Scheduling Committee have put a ton of thought and work into this, and we are hoping to make our time with Dr. Merenbloom beneficial.
Have a great weekend!
December 3-December 7
Monday, December 3: Dr. Merenbloom here in PM; Faculty Workshop after school (sign-up posted, Math teachers will have separate meeting after Testing Practices Presentation)
Tuesday, December 4: Make-up Meeting for Coaches and Sponsors at 7 a.m. in room 129; Dr. Merenbloom here in AM; Boys Basketball at McMillan
Wednesday, December 5: Girls Swim at Morton vs. Davis and McMillan
Thursday, December 6: Team PD During the Day (Learning Continuum) Schedule to come; Boys Basketball at Hale
Friday, December 7: No RASA due to their staff training
Name: Samantha Borjon
How many years have you been teaching?
What is your favorite thing about Norris Middle School?
The staff! We are awesome!
What is one of your favorite quotes? “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard” or “Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.” – Mark Twain
What’s your favorite indoor/outdoor activity? Indoor is baking and outdoor is going for a walk.
What chore do you absolutely hate doing? LAUNDRY! No problem washing it, but hate to put it away!
If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Take my family to watch a Boston Redsox game and sit on top of the green monster.
What could you give a 40 minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation? Percussion instruments
Sweet or salty? And what food is your favorite in that category? Depends on my mood because I love both! Sweet would have to be any desserts and salty is chips!
Incorporating Technology/Varied Learning Strategies
Norris Staff and Students Seen and Heard
The Lion King
La Cosecha Dual Language Conference
South Omaha Optimist Luncheon
Congrats Ms. Boyer!
Dual Language Celebration
It is an amazing drop in the bucket to be recognized for the hard work you do. Here are two ways you can recognize a colleague for being amazing.
Alice Buffett Outstanding Teacher Nomination: https://buffettoutstandingteachers.org/nominate
CHI's Top Teachers Change Lives: https://www.chihealth.com/TopTeachers