Sloan Creek Intermediate School

The Leopard-February 11th

Are you ready to TACKLE the CHALLENGE?

3 Focuses for High Reliability

Bright Spots

Eva Logan: Tackle the Challenge Bright Spot The challenge has been students running in the halls. She's gives them a warning, but the repeat offenders have to wait it out and have a chat. They find they aren't going anywhere fast. I've seen a difference in the hallway this week and I think it is all thanks to Eva. She is tough, but fair!

Kelly George: Tackle the Challenge Bright Spot Thank you Ms. George for organizing school visits to WSMS, working on 5th grade scheduling, special guest programs, all while attending to the huge number individual student needs we have this year!! We'd like to say you're AMAZING and HAPPY SCHOOL COUNSELOR'S WEEK to our fabulous counselor!

Donna Lusby: Technology Integration Bright Spot We (6ELAR) asked her to search for a creative way to write our Cinderella stories. She found a program called storyboard. She took time to play with the program so that she knew problems that might arise. She knew the program strengths and weaknesses. She spent several days training us so that we would be able to use the program successfully. Then, to top it all off, the kids LOVED creating their stories in the program, and the final product was amazing- win-win!

Janet Tillman: Grow Each Child Bright Spot and Tackle the Challenge Bright Spot Whenever we go into the library, she is always helping a child and really building relationships. She also works tirelessly to fix, correct, investigate each computer problem. She never complains, never makes you feel bad for asking, never gives up until the problem is fixed. She wants the devices to work as much as I do so that the students can be successful.

Marci Peschke: Grow Each Child Bright Spot and Tackle the Challenge Bright Spot: I approached her with a concern for a student who I noticed frequently switching novels during SSR time. He was never completing an entire book. He always seemed distracted, and when we conferenced, he often was confused about the story line. He is one of my 'tracking kids.' I asked Marci if she could spend some time helping him get the perfect book. Together they picked 2 books. One of the 2 was written by Marci. She then met with him one on one and conferenced with him about the novel. He has now finished 2 books in a one month period. The other day, I reminded him that he was supposed to get on the computer in my room for his extra ISTATION time, and he slammed his book down and said, "Can't I just read? I am in a good part?"


If you know a staff member who should be considered for a Bright Spot in Technology Integration, Flexibility, Student Engagement, Tackling the Challenge or Cognitive Demand, Communication, Formative Assessment, or Grow Each Child send Ms. Peschke their name, the category, and why you are nominating them.

Nuts and Bolts


(See SCIS master academic calendar here)

Do you have duty this week?

See SCIS duty schedule here)


Friday, Feb 12th

PEROT OVERNIGHT 4:00 depart all 6th grade teachers will attend.

Teacher v Staff BB game



A Team 8:30-10

6th Math short Assessment

F Simonsen B-Day
Principal Coffee 7:45- 8:30

Kelly meet 5th grade to review registration choices outside of SS classes


Monday, Feb 15th

5th SS exam

PTA Valentine Luncheon

Grades DUE by 7:45 am

Tuesday, Feb 16th

5th science Unit 4 EXAM

6GT LAVA 3.3

Progress Reports Home

Wednesday, Feb 17th

WSMS visit 6th grade ELAR classroom -registration presentation

LISD Board Mtg 7:00pm

Staff Meeting-Meet with grade levels about kids.

6th Grade in library with Ray

5th Grade in Eva Logan's room with Lara

Thursday, Feb 18th

Group Photo Day-

***Schedule Here***

Staff pictures at 7:30 a.m. in the gym. All staff should be in gym ready to take the picture by 7:30 a.m. Dress will be the black 2015-2016 staff t-shirts and black pants.

Friday, Feb 19th

Spring Photo Day

***Schedule Here***

A Team 8:30-10

6th Math short Assessment

6th GT math Unit 6 Test


Monday, Feb 22nd

Book Fair starts 7am-4pm

Health & Wellness 3:15-4:15

SCIS Orchestr Winter Concert 6:30 LHS

Tuesday, Feb 23rd

5th math unit 8

Legacy Leaders- 6:00-7:30 p.m.

6GT ELAR exam

Band to Myerson-optional

Wednesday, Feb 24th

Early Release - Students

Reflect and Learn Rotations

LUNCH by PTA!! 11:45-12:30

Professional Learning in the band hall 12:30-3:30

Continuing our focus on learning targets and (in)formative assessment

You will have some time to plan with your teams- bring your resources to plan.

Thursday, Feb 25th

Groovy Guest Lunch Library!

6th Grade PJ Hoover Author visit


Band ensemble in class

Friday, Feb 26th

A Team 8:30-10


6th math major Exam


Sub Coverage

See current totals for who is covering classes. If you are covering someone's class, you are welcome to update this sheet. If Lara, Ray, or Shelley ask you to cover, we will update it from now on.

SCIS Master Academic Calendar

Click here to check to see when summative assessments are being planned. Please only 1 summative assessment per grade level per day. All summative assessments should be on this calendar and your personal google calendar on your website please

Lesson Planning

Share your team created lesson plans here each Friday

Digital Suggestion Box

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