Archie R. Cole Middle School

A 2015 National Blue Ribbon School

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February 1, 2016 - February 5, 2016

Musings

  • Kudos to Jody and Brandon for another fun Spirit Week. Shoutout to the Faculty Basketball team... Great effort and school spirit!
  • Shout out to Adam, as well for bringing the Lunar Rocks and all the history associated with the space race to Cole science classes and to the larger Cole community.
  • The background picture in from the 6th Grade Bananagrams competition. Fun idea for the kids, Ashely and Molly.
  • Looking forward to hearing from Phyllis and the kids after their weekend at the International Economic Summit with students from EGHS and China.
  • Nice to see Leach, Karen S. ,Chelsea and Victor spending their Saturday engaged in professional learning at the RIMLE Winter Conference.
  • Some words of gratitude and appreciation from Jenn Armstrong...


My family and I are so very moved by the constant thoughts and prayers extended towards us the past few weeks. The support from the music team in planning for my class load and the many teachers who have covered my classes last minute is so appreciated and I am taken back by the oneness of the team environment you both lead at Cole. The packages, cards, gifts, and encouraging notes have been such a comfort to us and I wanted to send a quick thank you to you all for sending your well wishes to all of us. Thank you to you all for allowing me to be a part of an amazing community and I look forward to things settling down and getting back to work.\


  • Please welcome Camille Jones. She will be teaching mathematics on Eclipse In Melissa's absence.
  • Interesting Edutopia Article; 15 Characteristics of the 21st Century Teacher at this Link


  • Some of you have asked for this information: How to Find and Use PARCC Questions: LINK. ELA Performance Level Descriptors: LINK. Mathematics Performance Level Descriptors: LiNK
  • Have a great week.

This Week at Cole

Monday,2/1

2:10: Faculty Meeting

Tuesday, 2/2

1:00: Data Team

Wednesday, 2/2

1:00: SST

Thursday, 2/3

Friday, 2/4

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Some Impressive Student Artwork