Bessie Coleman Middle School News

May 18, 2015

Quote for the Week

Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.

Marie Curie

Absent From Work

Discretionary personal leave will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis and will be subject to the following limitations:

* The two days before or after a school holiday.
* Days scheduled for end-of-semester or end-of-year exams.
* Days scheduled for state testing.
* Professional or staff development days.
* During the first or last 15 instructional days of the school year.
* Discretionary leave cannot be used for more than three consecutive day without prior approval.
* A maximum of 10% of campus employees in each job category will be permitted to take discretionary personal leave at the same time.

Let's Keep It Real!!

The year is quickly coming to a close. The student are just as tired of you as you are of them. Keep Pushing! Teaching should still be going on from bell to bell until June 5th. When we get relaxed the student will take advantage of the situation. When behavior issues rise, address them and then follow the guidelines:

Step 1: Teacher/Student Conference

Step 2: Parent/Teacher Conference

Step 3: Assign and alternate discipline activity----Detention, etc..

Step 4: Complete Referral ( you, the teacher, must communicate with the parent that a referral is being written)

We want to exhaust all steps prior to writing a referral. Give the parent an opportunity to correct the issue. All of the aforementioned steps should be documented in Skyward.

End of the Day Check-Out Procedure

Norma will have the check out procedures available for pick-up on Tuesday, May 26th. Every teacher must complete all step of the check out procedure. ALL TEACHERS/FACULTY/and STAFF will meet with me individually as your last stop to summer freedom!

Room Assignments

My goal is to have your room assignments for next year completed my May 29

Book Study 2015-2016

At the conclusion of the school year, staff will receive "The Energy Bus" by John Gordon. Each Department will be responsible for presenting specific chapter of the book.

During the school year we will study "Training Camp" by John Gordon.

CHISD Academic Summit- July 30, 2015

CHISD will have several sessions offered on July 30 for all employees across all departments. Be on the look -Out for more information.