February 8, 2016
Four More Weeks
With that in mind, this is definitely the time to make sure we are monitoring and holding students to the expectations we set at the beginning of the school year. We have already noticed an elevation in student excitement (if that's what you want to call it!). As a staff, we need to make sure we are keeping track of the students and monitoring them throughout the school day. We need to make sure we are visible throughout the building, so the students are less likely to have an opportunity to make poor choices. Thank you for continuing to be diligent in your work.
Pluckers Gift Card
Come see me for the gift card and congratulations!
End of the Fourth Six Weeks
As always, please make sure you are communicating with parents if there are any concerns regarding grades.
Also, we've noticed that there are some classes that have very few grades in the gradebooks. Please make sure you are updating grades on a regular basis and that what is being entered accurately describes the progress of the students. Grades entered at the end of the six weeks should not dramtically change a student's grade in a negative way.
PISD Education Foundation Drive
Those who donate $25 or more can wear jeans on Mondays and Thursdays. Also, if we hit a certain percentage (100% is always great) of STAFF participation, a pancake breakfast will be in order!
Professional Learning Hours
There are several teachers participating in book studies and PLC's. Please let me know if you have some other ideas as far as ways to meet the 8 hour requirement.
8th grade Academic Conferences start tomorrow and run through March 1st.
The Learning Lab will relocate to the health room (517) during this time.
Soccer Club Sponsors NEEDED!!
Great informational resources for you to apply in the classroom. This is updated weekly with Craig McKinney's latest and greatest ideas.
Rice's Bragging and Reflection Form
There are four "announcements" placed in the classroom which is to be used to brag on yourself, a teacher, or even a student. If you include something about someone, please let them know, so they can see the information. Something to try out as far as giving props and recognition to those who deserve it. The class code is: k37hjt
Sara McCutchen, Feb 4:
#RMSShoutOuts to Drew Morrill, Jan Henderson, and Maggie Jimenez for helping out with arrival and monitoring this morning, as most of the usual suspects were out!!! Thanks so much!
Rebecca sent a list of students who will be out. Here is a link to the schedule in case you are wondering, or want to see the students' work.
A great visual description of what we should be providing students in the classroom.