Monday Minutiae!!

Special Edition!!

Congratulations to our Retirees! Warriors, this Special Edition is dedicated to Linda Hunnicutt & Ron Engleking! Congratulations on your retirement! We wish you the best!!! Enjoy!

Happy Monday!!


This is it! The last week of the end of the first semester! What a whirlwind! There is alot going on, so please make sure that you read this edition to get the gist of what this week looks like for us! This semester has been really great! We appreciate all that you do! On behalf of administration---Have a wonderful, restful and amazing holiday with your loved ones!

Early Release for Students Tuesday-Friday

Students will be let out daily by 1:00. Please help administration clear those hallways so that our peace and quiet can begin immediately. This will allow all of us to get back to work and help close the workshop!

Friday Procedures!!

This week beginning Tuesday….WE will let be having the “It’s 5:00 somewhere” time – This will occur if we are turning in those grades on time daily…We truly hope to have some of these days!! It’s 5:00 somewhere is from Tuesday to Thursday….Admin will make an announcement on these days to let you know!

We are a team!! Therefore, please see the procedures below to get us all out on Friday as early as possible!!

· ALL grades are due by 2:30 p.m

· ALL teachers will need to stay until ALL grades (this means by every teacher, in every department), are turned in to Carola!

· Your final clearance sheet must be turned in to Denise.

· Admin will make an announcement to all, so that we are aware of who is not yet clear.

· We encourage ALL teachers to support one another and to help get those grades and clearances in!!

· Once ALL grades have been received by every teacher in the building, Admin will make an announcement to let everyone go! Let's do all we can to meet this deadline on Friday!!

Festivities for the WEEK!!

Tuesday – Friday – turkey and ham giveaways – listen for your name to be drawn after each exam – we will be giving 2 out per day.

Tuesday – The Little Elf’s Holiday Party (for the staff’s kids/grandkids)…Santa will be coming – 3:15 – 4:30.

Wednesday – Secret Santa Luncheon in L108 (for those participating in Secret Santa) – don’t forget to sign up to bring a dish

Thursday – Staff Breakfast – bagels, sweet rolls and fruit will be provided by the front office – Kay Ellis will be sending out a google docs so staff can sign up to bring a dish to share – in library viewing room

Thursday – End of year staff meeting in the auditorium – time 3:00

Friday – Get the heck out of here ASAP!!!! Check-out starting at 2:30


Mon, Dec 15

Exam Reviews

Tue, Dec 16

All Day PISD Semester Exams

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM Little Elves Party-Library

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Debate and Mock Trail--Pam Ballow-T101

Wed, Dec 17

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Secret Santa Luncheon--after exams-L108

Thu, Dec 18

All Day PISD Semester Exams

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Staff Breakfast-Library Viewing Room

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM HSA--Lunch Series-T101

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Staff Meeting--Auditorium

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Debate and Mock Trail--Pam Ballow-T101

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Girl Scouts-B121

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM LULAC


Fri, Dec 19

All Day PISD Semester Exams

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Check-Out End of Semester

Sat, Dec 20

9:00 AM – 11:30 AM 9th & 10th Girls Basketball vs. Vines--9 & 10:30-@ Vines

9:30 AM – 2:30 PM Boys BAsketball vs. Vines at 10/11:30/1:00

@ Williams

Where's ADMIN?

Week of December 15-19


Monday-Friday: Open


Thursday: 9:30 Off Campus

10:00 SPC Textbooks


Monday : 9:15 CMM

Tuesday: 8:15 Staffing Meeting

1:30 Court

Thursday 1:30--Court


Gary Daily in AVID from 9:45 to 11:00

Monday: 9:15 CMM

Thursday 1:30-4:00 Truancy Court


Tuesday: 10:00 SPC Intake

Wednesday: 2:00 Interviews

Reminder from the Cafeteria!!

Students who have pre-ordered their lunches will be allowed to go into the cafeteria at 1:00 for a Grab-n-Go Lunch. Students will be allowed to either eat in the cafeteria or take it with them.
Big image


Big image

Enjoy your week..... !!



2008-09 Recognized Campus; NCLB meets adequate yearly progress; Exemplar Grantee Award winner from the Texas High School Project as Model for State in Exemplary Writing Improvement; State Humanities Teacher of the Year Award winner – Jana Fry; MLK Art Contest 1st Place award winner; Band UIL straight Division 1 Superior Rating in concert and 1st Division Superior Rating in sightreading; Wind Ensemble 1st Division Superior Rating from all judges in UIL concert and sightreading contest; Band UIL Sweepstakes Award; Choir superior rating at Director's Choice Music Festival; Orchestra Camerata Excellent Rating as well as Philharmonia and Sinfonia Orchestra Superior Rating at American Classics Music Festival; International Science Fair award winner; Williams Cheer Team, 1st Place at the Texas State UCA Competion.

Campus Programs

Pre - AP program; Humanities; AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination); PAL (Peer Assistance and Leadership); LASER (Learn About Science and Engineering Research); Smaller Learning Communities Academic Teaming; Whiz Quiz; National Honor Society; Multi-Cultural club; Student Council; Crimestoppers; Yearbook; Communities in Schools; Destination Graduation; Boys & Girls Club; Dallas Concilio parent involvement; HiTECCC Family Night; PTSA

Parent Involvement Opportunities

PTSA; booster clubs for band, choir, drill team, drama and debate; parents' network; PTSA monthly newsletter; teacher appreciation activities; public relations; fund raising; volunteers in school; and School Based Improvement Committee (SBIC).

Community/Business Partnerships

Boys & Girls Club of Collin County; City of Plano; Collin County Community College; Communities in Schools; Dallas Concilio; and United Way.