SMS Weekly Update 01/04-01/08

“One school, One voice, One family ~ All Together”

Mission, Vision, Core Values & Smart Goals

SMS Vision Statement:

“Sedgefield will be a premier middle school that produces globally competitive leaders.”

SMS Mission Statement:

“Our Sedgefield faculty is committed to providing rigorous and relevant instruction in a safe and personalized learning environment.”

SMS Core Values:







2015-2016 EOG GOALS

40% 4/5 - ELA

35% 4/5 – MATH

55% 4/5 –SCI.

Weekly Meetings

Monday- Data Meetings (during planning periods) 7th: 12:45-1:30

8th: 2:00-2:45

6th: 3:15-4:00

Elec: 11:15-12:00

Tuesday- Department Planning Meetings

Wednesday- General Staff Meeting (7:45-8:30)

Grade Level Meetings (as determined by GLA)

Thur. & Fri- 1 on 1 Check-ins with facilitators or GLA) individual planning time

Quick Note From Principal Turner

Good afternoon SMS Family,

It's 2016 and our march towards excellence and challenging the "status quo" continues at Sedgefield Middle School. We have 3 weeks until the end of the 2nd quarter and the end of the 1st semester. The last day of the 2nd quarter is January 20th. Our 1st semester exams or CIA2 will be held during the week of January 12th-15th. Scholars will be assessed on all of the Common Core & NC Essential Standards they have been taught during the 1st semester.

Please take the time on Monday to reset your classroom culture. Revisit your classroom rules and also revisit our school-wide discipline plan that is located in your staff handbook. This is a great opportunity to discuss individual and class goals for the remainder of the quarter and for the remainder of the year. A powerful way to model this goal setting is to share your professional development goals and your mid-year progress on your goals with your scholars. Let our scholars know why you chose your goals, how you plan to achieve your goals and how you are keeping track of your progress towards accomplishing your goals.

Lastly, remind our scholars that we only have 3 weeks left in the 1st semester. Convey a sense of urgency and purpose with our scholars and press upon the importance of making the most of each day of instruction as we approach the end of the 1st semester.

Thank you for being amazing leaders and continue to press onward Spartans!!!

Welcome to our new team member

Welcome to our new team member Daniel Baldwin. Mr. Baldwin joined our custodial team during the winter break is already doing a great job of keeping our campus clean & beautiful. Also, we are still in the process of selecting a new head custodian to replace Ms. Corley. I'm hoping to have this person selected by January 20th.
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Lesson Plans & Classroom Walk-throughs

Please have updated lesson plans for this week posted in your classroom beginning on Monday morning. Classroom walk-throughs and formal observations will resume as early as Monday morning.
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PDP Mid-Year Review & Updates

Review progress towards established goals and complete signatures in MyTalent for all teachers and licensed support staff (NCEES & CMS) by January 12th.
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Carmel Middle School 3rd Annual Black History Quiz Bowl

SMS has been invited to compete in Carmel Middle School's 3rd Annual Black History Quiz Bowl. The competition will be held on Saturday, February 20th, 2016. If you are interested in coaching or supporting our scholars to prepare for the competition, please contact me.
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School Leadership Team Meeting (Tuesday 1/12)

Tuesday, January 12th we will hold our first school leadership team (SLT) meeting of the new year. The meeting will be held in the media center from 4:45-5:45pm. Please join us as we review our school improvement plan and discuss recommendations to update the school improvement plan.
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Winter Dance Recital (Tuesday January 12th)

Immediately after our school leadership team meeting we will have our Winter Dance Recital beginning at 6:30pm. Come out and support our scholars as they kick off 2016 with a great display of talent and style.
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Girls & Boys Basketball This Week

This week our undefeated boys and girls basketball teams and our " new look" cheerleaders are back in action. There is no game on Monday but on Thursday we have a home game versus White Water Middle. Our girls will play first and the start time is 5:00pm. Come on out and show your support of our talented scholar athletes this week.

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PD Corner

Below is our weekly professional development tip from the Teaching Channel. New to the PD corner is The Marshall Memo. The Marshall Memo is a weekly summary and synopsis of education related articles from our country's top educational magazines, chronicles and journals.