Spartan Scoop #28

April 3, 2016

Thought for the Week:

A focus on the work of Stephen Covey:

Each week for the remainder of the year we will take a moment to focus on the 7 Habits of Stephen Covey. These are always beneficial and help us within our work environment and personal life.

Habit 1: Be Proactive

Being proactive is more than just taking action. In this first habit Stephen Covey tells us we are responsible for our reactions to people or events. We are Response-able and have Response-ability because we have the ability to consciously choose how we respond to any situation.

Building Items:

Summatives will be taking place from this point out. Once Dave or I ask to set up this meeting we need you to get these set up with Dee or Melissa quickly. Thank you!

Floating Work Day Form is due May 1 to Dave.

PD Log is due to Dave May 1.

No Lunch Charges are allowed for staff members. Please remember this and take into consideration each day--

MAP Testing Begins this Week for 3rd and 4th Grade students. You each have your packet from our meeting on Friday.

** MAP Tubs-- make sure you have these with you when you go to take the test. Jessica will have each tub filled with all items you will need. Make sure that you check in with the nurse if you have a student with a health need that could take place during testing.

** Administrators/Directors available at each site for assistance: NP- Angie; SP- Dave; MHS- Ken.

** Cell Phones- take these if you travel for communication. These may not be out during testing for any reason.

**Small Groups- these will be announced and be dismissed to the School Square for all Proctors to go to meet and pick up the students they will asses. Please be prompt if you are proctoring a group. We will do a dry run of these students on Monday. This will be announced on the Morning Announcements.

** Headphones and Partitions- Should all be in place and ready to go at each site; Take an extra set or two of headphones with you in your tub.

Calendar Items:

Monday, 4/4/16: 8 am CLT -- meet in Teams; 5th grade awards- 2:50 to 3:10; PTO Meeting 5:30 to 6:30 Please make sure grade level reps attend! MAP Small group test run announced today in the morning-- simulation only.

Tuesday, 4/5/16: 7:45 BLT meeting in Library; 3rd Grade Students Advisory Announcements @ 8:30 ; PBS Lesson Building Wide at 9:20; RTI TEAM meeting at 3:45; MAP Testing Begins at GBE! If you need coverage in order to leave to vote today, Please let me know.

Don't Forget: Don't Sweat the MAP test-- wear Sweats today!

Wednesdy, 4/6/16: Spring DRA Window Opens; 7:45 Sped Staffing Meeting: 8:45 Student Advisory Committee meeting; 11:30 Reading Counts Lunch with Principals; 4:00- Valentine Insurance will be at GBE at 4;00 for the Voluntary Open Enrollment Informational Building Meetings. These meetings should last around 30 minutes depending on questions. We will announce the location at announcements.

Thursday, 4/7/16: 7:45 GBE PBS Team meeting: Stretch and Flex Day; 8:30 4th Grade Student Advisory Announcements; 4:00 to 5:30 Shine 2 meeting.

Friday, 4/8/16: Donation for Denim Day-- $$ to Relay for Life; 8:30 5th Grade Student Advisory Announcements.

Vision Items:

CLT- Teams meet @ 8 a.m.

Teams meet together and update your Data Wall Data; Finalize your final CWG/SLO Testing Dates and send those to Angie; Note the upcoming DRA Windows plan accordingly to have these data points in; Go over the shared Star Testing Schedule that has been adjusted. (Shared in Google Docs.); Send in Renick Spelling Bee winners to Angie.

Staff Birthdays:


Sara McDowell-6th

Randy Harris-21st

Dana Ross - 28th

Lollipop Moments:

Thank you to everyone for all of your hard work on the upcoming MAP Testing schedules and Information. I greatly appreciate all of the assistance!!

A big Thank You to Amber Land for jumping in on Thursday and assisting in the Art room while Mr. Heimann was out! What a team player!!

District Information:

No Tax Increase Bond Issue in April: Remember we as district employees

can ONLY educate while on contracted time and we can not use district

resources to promote the Bond Issue. Please do not use your school email to

encourage people to vote for the Bond issue. The main pieces of this issue

to communicate are:

 This is a NO TAX INCREASE $9.5 Million Bond Issue

 This issue will address safety and security. Every building except

the HS will have the main entrance addressed for security reasons.

 NP and EP will be handicap accessible through the main entrance

 NP and SP will have additional classrooms build to alleviate the need

for the trailers

 The Performing Arts area of the HS will be renovated. This will

include the Band and Choir rooms.