Monday Talk

May 9, 20016


CONGRATS Meredith Pfeifer.....Meredith was just accepted into ECU Graduate Program for Reading!!!

Shandy Dunlap will begin her Maternity Leave and As soon as our new Highfalls Blessing Joins Us we will send pics!!!!

(Please email me if there is any celebrations or sharing that needs to be added to our Monday Talks…..if I miss anything please let me know……thanks)

Congrats to Our Grade 7 & 8 Band Students

On their recent trip to Carowins the Junior North Moore Band Scored a
Superior Rating at their Band Competition that Day!!!!!
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School Calendar

Please make sure to check our School Calendar daily for changes and updates. Kelly Priest keeps it updated with DIF dates, robotic club, etc. Ms. Laurita oversees the updates with Sports, Testing, etc. District Dates are imported in as well. If your club, etc. needs someting posted please send Ms. Pope an email. Thanks!!!!

Give Five and Read Five Is Upon Us. The SGA and Beta Club will be sponsoring our collection of books again. Dates will be announced this week on when the collections will begin. Last Year we Placed 4th in the State of North Carolina for Books Collected!!!!

Schools with fewer than 400 students

Rank School District School Size Books Collected Books per Student

1 Aberdeen Primary Moore County Schools 319 10589 33.1944

2 Hawk Eye Elementary Hoke County Schools 365 9332 25.5671

3 JW McLauchlin Elementary Hoke County Schools 282 6130 21.7376

4 Highfalls Elementary Moore County Schools 301 5084 16.8903

5 Cornatzer Elementary Davie County Schools 380 4646 12.2263

6 Washington Elementary Cleveland County Schools 358 3500 9.7765

7 Union Elementary Cleveland County Schools 374 3061 8.1845

8 Union Elementary Lincoln County Schools 269 3000 11.1524

9 Bessemer City Primary Gaston County Schools 321 2700 8.4112

10 Stories Creek Elementary Person County Schools 381 2641 6.9318

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Grades K-3 have started their NC State Assessments!!!! Thank You Everyone for Supporting Them During This Time.....Testing Signs are Up and they Are Busy Assessing Away and Are Doing A Great Job!!!!

Also.....During Leadership this Week Progress Monitoring for the Year was Reviewed and As Always Highfalls Teachers Are On Point with Meeting The Needs of Our Students with State Guidelines for Monitored Growth! It was Exciting to See in Print that Highfalls has 100% for At-Risk Students Being Progress Monitored!!!! No Deficits :)

This Week of Events at Highfalls

May 9:

Faculty Meeting 2:45 Media Center....Ms. Laurita will begin Test Training. Please bring a highlighter and writing utensils. In order for the training not to be too lengthy Please Be On Time. If you are coaching and cannot attend Ms. Laurita will do make-up sessions as needed.

Give 5 Read 5 Begins!!!!

May 10:


May 11:

May 12:

May 13: Jeans!!!!!

Next Week of Events at Highfalls

May 16:

Faculty Meeting 2:45 Media Center

May 17:


Art Show 6:00

Grade K Parent Night 6:00

May 18:

May 19:

May 20:

6:00 pm Athletic Banquet Sponsored by PTA in the Cafeteria!!!!!


The Highfalls Robotic Teams attended the ShowCase in Moore County on Friday at Pinecrest HighSchool and did an AWESOME Job!!!! Thank You Kelly Priest for Coaching our Students and We Look Forward to INCREASING this Amazing Learning Opportunity for our Students!!!

EOY Assessment Schedule to Show Our Kids Growing in Grades 3-8

May 26 Thursday: Grade 5 and Grade 8 Science EOG

Grade 4,6,7 Science NC Final Exams

May 27 Friday: Grade 4-8 Social Studies NC Final Exams

May 30 Monday: Memorial Day Holiday (No School)

May 31 Tuesday: No Assessments

June 1 Wednesday: Reading EOG Grades 3-8

June 2 Thursday: Math EOG Grades 3-8

June 3 Friday: Make Up Day: Grade 3 Read to Achieve Review Sessions

June 6 Monday: EOC Math I Grade 8 Math I Block

Re-Test Grade 3 Read to Achieve Reading

June 7 Tuesday: Fun Day

Make-Up Testing

June 8 Wednesday: Make-Up Testing

Achievement Awards Day w/ Give 5 Read 5

Grade 8 Graduation

June 9 Thursday: Last Day of 2015-2016 School Year

Make-Up Testing

Literacy and Math PD dates / topics for the remainder of 2015-2016:


January 20th: MP5 and Visual Representations

February 17th: MP6 and Interacting with Peers

March 16th: MP7 and Understanding Problems

April 6th: MP8 and Organizing

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Floor Buffing!!!!

Ms. Brenda and her awesome team will be buffing the main floors on the following dates. Please be sure to make arrangements to leave at 3:15 on the following days and be mindful of scheduling meetings due to the noise and floor restrictions. If you have any questions please see Ms. Brenda!

February 2

March 1

March 15

April 5

April 19

May 3

May 17

****If it is raining on these dates the floors will be done on the Thursdays of the scheduled week.

Daily Expectations for Soaring to Excellence

PBIS Rubric....Remember Students are not to loose stamps or receive Strikes :)

Bell to Bell Instruction

Alignment to Standards


Student Engagement

Differentiated Instruction

Posted and Aligned "I Can Statements"

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