Mustang Weekly

Week of November 17th

Greatness is not born from one success. Greatness is born from persevering through the countless failed attempts that preceded. -Simon Sinek

Learning Design

SEM Update

There is some great information in the latest SEM Update! Please take the time to review what Liz has put together.

Blended Update

To say I was surprised by the response and interest in our Blended Pilot would be an understatement! We ended up with 21 educators submitting their name for consideration! Holy moly!

Thank you all for your interest. As I shared with those that were not selected, participants were included based on 2 criteria (How could we impact the most kids? & How could we use this grant as a tool to support educator's goals?). I hope that we can include you in the future and find other opportunities to support you.

For the blended participants - Our first "get-together" will be this coming Tuesday afternoon @ 3:30 in C201. See you there!

Need Some PBL Inspiration?

Check out the following resources from Region X... Follow the link below. On the righthand side of the page, use the Search According to Standards to select PBL ideas for your grade level/content area.

There are some great unit designs and examples to help inspire your next unit!


Jacob Logan Run

We spend a lot of time here at Austin building a supportive and nurturing school environment for our learners. Our school environment, however, extends beyond the walls of our building. To support our community at large, I'd like to bring your attention to an upcoming event.

Austin Elementary has been approached because several of Jacob's closest friends were Austin students, and we have been offered a "sponsorship." Our Austin Elementary logo will be featured on the run shirts! I encourage you to support this organization and even participate in the run!

The Jacob Logan Run will be held on Saturday, December 20 @ 9:00 (Andy Brown Park).

If you choose to support this organization, I would like to offer the following incentive:

  • $10 donation = jeans the week of January 5th-9th
  • $21 registration = jeans the weeks of January 5th-16th. Note- you can register for the "Virtual Run" and just get the t-shirt. :)

Let's support our community! Information, registration, and donation links may be found below.

Be Thankful...

All of the hearts have been removed from the board outside the lounge... This week, let's take a minute and share a "shout-out" for someone (or something) that we're thankful for!

Morning Announcements

Class - Trueblood

Life Principle - Dependability

Quote - "The most important prayer in the world is two words long - Thank You." - Meister Eckehart

Healthy Tip - Orange juice has lots of vitamin C that is good for you. Orange soda has lots of sugar. It is not a healthy drink choice.

Week At A Glance...


  • 7:30 - New Student Breakfast (invitation only)


  • AM - Cooper @ Admin Meeting
  • 3:30 - Cluster Chat (Optional)
  • 3:30 - Blended "Get-Together" (C201)


  • College Day
  • 3rd-5th Thanksgiving Feast! (3rd & 2nd trade Specials/Lunch)
  • 3:30 - Vertical Teams


  • Happy Birthday Yolanda!
  • Mustang Mutual


  • Before School - Turkey Drive
  • E-Time / Clusters

Looking Ahead...

November 22nd-30th - Sleeping, eating, reading, resting, traveling, shopping, hiking, etc, etc, etc, etc. Enjoy the long break!