Februrary 5, 2016
Volume 3, Number 23
What's happening, WMS?
Starfish of the week...
From Carly Everingham to Angela Lortie for being so willing to help in a wide variety of areas.
From Dylan Ringler to Lori Dixon for providing great material for me to use in the classroom and helped make my student teaching experience very enjoyable.
Upcoming Schedule Change for Students Going to SES B-Ball Show for Fundraiser Reward
Students attending will be leaving at 1:00 and returning at 2:20.
ISTEP NEWS/Testing Schedule
We are looking to set up a schedule where students will be testing in their testing content area (math, LA, Sci-6th, SS-7th). We have flexibility to do this option this year with our new testing company.
Very useful site to work with your students in class.
ISTEP Grade 3-8
UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
February 6-WMS Planetarium Presentation 7:00 pm
February 8-8th grade Schedule Meeting at WHS 6:30 pm
February 10-Intruder Drill 1:10 pm
February 9-School Board Meeting 5:30 pm
February 12-Fundraiser Basketball Show at SES from 1:00 pm-2:20 pm
February 12-Faculty Meeting 7:40 Lecture Room
February 15-President's Day! No School!
February 16-Fire Drill 2:15 pm
February 19-End of Trimester 2
February 22-Weather Make-Up Day! So far NO SCHOOL!
February 23-Teacher Work Day, No students! GRADES DUE 3:30 pm
February 24-IDOE Observation
Part 1 (Applied Skills)-Feb. 29 to March 11
Part 2 (Online Assessment)-April 18-May 6
February WMS STAFF BIRTHDAYS!
February 11 Darlene Brazel
February 16 Frank Bumgardner
February 28 Sandra Pierce
SMART START Wednesday's
All Smart Starts will start promptly at 7:40 am every Wednesday morning.
February 10-Creating WMS Vision-"Who We Want to Be"
February 17-Vision/Grade level Work
Homeroom Writing Prompt
Be sure to use the RATS Model (Emphasize the R and the A).
Upcoming Weekly Prompts: For the next 4 weeks!!!
2016 New Year's Resolutions"Think" Abouts
1-18 2-Name 2 things you do well and will continue to do.-DONE
1-25 0-Name something you want to stop doing.-DONE
2-1 1-Name one person you want to improve your relationship with.-DONE
2-8 6-Name six things you will do this year to step outside your comfort zone.
From the Desk of .sJ
Computer Shut Down
Yup, it’s true….as of the writing of this entry we have two, 4-day weeks coming up! Presidents Day and another Snow Make Up day that was not used are on the horizon for planned days offs. When those days get closer, the ‘Extended Break Shutdown’ procedures for our devices will be a part of my entry. And, as a school, we do awesome at our Extended Break Shutdowns, but now it’s time for WMS to show how awesome we are!! Its time…..for darkness. Lets focus on the day to day items for energy conservation that lead to energy savings, and what we can do as individuals on a daily basis. For example:
Power down your equipment in your classroom. Not talking unplugging, but power down your computer, monitor (all the way, not just power saving/energy star mode), Smart Boards,
Power down SPEAKERS attached to your computers. WMS is often ‘dinged’ on this aspect so let’s talk if you would like a powerstrip for your smaller items so they may all be turned off with one switch,
Shut down computer labs at the end of the day. Power down towers and monitors (all they way, not just power saving/energy star mode). This is an area of growth for WMS.
School Safety #9
Please discuss what you would do during team meeting and work together on what would be a good plan for you and your students. This is not an opportunity to talk about "what-if's" or complaints, it is a serious reflection of "what you would do" if presented with the scenario:
The bell has just rung for period 3 to end (10:50 am). Students exit your classroom bounding with excitement for the remainder of the day. You walk out into the hallway for passing period supervision with a smile on your face because the class period had just gone so well. At 10:52 am, the fire alarm goes off. What do you do?
Remember to log discussion of School Safety responses in your team meeting minutes.
Have a great weekend,
Wawasee Middle School
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