Mercury Online Happenings

September 10th-14th 2012

Upcoming Dates to Remember

  • September 10th: All new hires will receive 1st paycheck
  • Friday, September 14th: ADVISORS meeting @ 2pm Eastern in Julie's office
  • Tuesday, September 18th: Online Paragon Night for K-HS Paragon @ 8:30pm Eastern
  • Wednesday, September 19th: Paragon Night for CA and AZ
  • Thursday, September 27th: 1st Parent Education Meeting @ 8:30pm Eastern in Collaborate
  • Tuesday, October 2nd: Staff Meeting @ 7pm Eastern in Stephanie's office
  • **Beginning August 28th, all adjunct teachers must submit invoices to Brenda McCullers on the 14th and 28th of the month**

Staff Spotlight

Kristin Hempel

This week's spotlight is Kristin Hempel. Kristin has worked in elementary, middle, and high schools in both public and private school settings, in a variety of roles including teacher, department chair, coach, administrator, and principal.

Kristin states, "My passion has always been helping students find the learning environment that will allow them to thrive, and I have dedicated myself to helping schools personalize education and help students unlock their thirst for knowledge."

She loves to travel and has spent a good deal of time wandering around the globe. As the mother of both a 9 and a 7 year old boy, she hopes to pass that hunger on to them, and so her family plans international family experiences once every 2 years.

We are so thankful to have Kristin at Mercury in the roles of teacher, Social Studies Department Chair, and as the Program Implementation Specialist for Arizona.

Way to wear multiple hats Kristin- we appreciate you:)

Mercury Sunshine!

Welcome to our 2 newest staff members!

Molly Ward and Fallon Balmes - we are happy to have you in the Mercury family:)

Exciting Development..... Introducing Online Paragon Nights!

We will begin hosting Paragon Nights for our online families this school year. We are very excited about this opportunity.

The first online Paragon night via Collaborate will be September 18th - 8:30 EDT - 5:30 PDT

Targeted Learning Series..... What is it?

Each Tuesday at 11am Eastern, Stephanie Dunbar holds a BRIEF (10-15 minutes) Collaborate session on a "hot topic" pertaining to Mercury. Anyone is invited to attend....... The meetings are held in Stephanie's Collaborate office, which can always be accessed from Desire2Learn.

Join us if you can:)