Team Bobcat News

MIS Weekly Update

April 4th - April 8th Edition

We hope that each and every one of you have had a wonderful and restful week with your family and friends. We hope you are feeling re-energized and ready for our last 9 1/2 weeks of this school year!
World Without Teachers

Happy Belated Birthday!

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March 27th - Grace Williams

Upcoming Important Dates

Tues. 04/05 - 3rd Quarter Grades Due

Tues. 04/05 - Mandatory Staff Meeting

Tues. 04/05 - Orleans Hanna Assessment for 6th Grade

Tues. 04/05 - After School Reading Tutoring (3:00 - 4:30 p.m.)

Wed. 04/06 - Makeup Orleans Hanna Assessment

Thurs. 04/07 - 7th Grade Registration at MIS for 6th Graders

Thurs. 04/07 - Flex Tech PD - Google Tools

Thurs. 04/07 - After School Math Tutoring (3:00 - 4:30 p.m.)

Thurs. 04/07 - OBX Parent/Chaperone Meeting at 6:00 p.m.

Fri. 04/08 - All Pro Dad @ 7:15 a.m.

Fri. 04/08 - Scheduling Committee Meeting at 7:45 a.m.

Fri. 04/08 - 5th Reading Planning (7:30 - 9:00 a.m.)

Mon. 04/11 - MIS Spring Pictures

Mon. 04/11 - District Teacher Leader Meeting in MIS PD Room (11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

Tues. 04/12 - MIS New Teacher Support @ 3:30 p.m.

Tues. 04/12 - School Board Meeting at Town Hall - 7:00 p.m.

Tues. 04/12 - After School Reading Tutoring (3:00 - 4:30 p.m.)

Thurs. 04/14 - After School Math Tutoring (3:00 - 4:30 p.m.)

Mon. 04/18 - 3rd Quarter Data Meeting w/ Dr. Edwards @ 2:30 p.m. - MMS

Wed. 04/20 - Early Release Day - MANDATORY Diversity Training for MIS Staff

What's Happening?

Important Reminders

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3rd quarter grades

3rd Quarter grades are due to Ms. Lackey by Tuesday, April 4th at 8:00 AM.

Here are the directions for entering your final grades into PowerSchool along with directions for how to set up your fourth quarter gradebook in BBLearn! Here's a google presentation to help with this as well.

PBIS Ticket Update

Please take a moment and review the below video explaining the update to our PBIS tickets for fourth quarter! (Just remember to log into your school account first!)

5th Grade In School Field Trip

The 5th Grade will be participating in an in school field trip this Monday and Tuesday through Camp Flintlock. 4th and 6th grade teachers, please keep this in mind and keep your students away from the 5th grade recess area on Monday and Tuesday!


Just another reminder!

- Angel will be inaccessible after June 10, 2016. This means you have until the end of school to get any data out of Angel you wish to keep. This includes, former courses, content, groups, LOR data, etc. SAVE/EXPORT YOUR DATA NOW.

- Respondus (the conversion tool used to export assessments from Angel to BB) will also be inaccessible after June 10, 2016. SAVE/EXPORT YOUR DATA NOW.

- If you are interested in exporting items from Angel into Google Drive as opposed to Blackboard Learn, we now have some directions. You may want to do this if you have assessments in Angel that you would want to give in Mastery Connect. (MC accepts a Google doc file). This gives you the option to save your assessments into an editable format that you can upload to BBLearn at another time. Using the PC in the library with Respondus, here are the directions! Many thanks to Tracey Waid!

mis family communication survey

Please make sure that you include this link in any emails or newsletters you send out to parents so that we can continue to analyze the feedback! So far we have heard from 266 parents!

Instructional Highlight

Team Bobcat

Our Bobcat team has worked very hard and made lots of adjustments to support the fifth grade teachers and students with science content. Quite a few students passed the recent EOQ due to the team's dedication when working with their groups. Below is a picture of the board in Kari Steffen's room where they brainstormed and added notes to make plans to support the fifth grade science team. Overall, the science scores wouldn't have been the same without them! Way to go Bobcat Team!

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Tech Tool Spotlight

Need some "new" tech tools and ideas to use to refresh your classroom instruction this quarter? Here are some great resources!

MGSD Cool Tools Library

"Explore some of our favorite Cool Tools that can be integrated into student-centered, engaging lessons. For each of the tools, you will get a basic overview, see examples, review classroom applications and explore how to adapt it for use in your content area."

Web 2.0 Tools that Correlate with the Revised Bloom's Taxonomy

Tech Tools Grouped into Categories Based on 21st Century Skills

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