Friday "ROAR"

Killian STEAM Leaders- Friday, October 16, 2015

Our School Culture

Learning (Continuous Learning)

Leadership (Shared Leadership)

Collaboration (Schoolwide Collaboration)

Consistency (Cooperative Consistency)

Upcoming Birthdays!

Alexis Carwise

Kimberly Greene- Oct. 19

Kimm Mack- Oct. 19

Pamela George- Oct. 22

Happy Birthday!

A Closer Look

Guidance Rotation Week

Monday, October 19

Full Faculty Meeting (PBL)

Tuesday, October 20

4th Grade ALERT Field Study

Cookie Dough Pick-Up

5th Grade Washington, DC Parent Information Night 6:00-7:00 pm

Wednesday, October 21

SLO's Due

Thursday, October 22

Teacher Work- Day/ District PD

Friday, October 23

Student/Teacher Holiday

Here's what's happening the following week

PE Rotation Week

Monday, Octbober 26

Team Leaders/ Leadership team meeting.

2nd Grade Testing

Tuesday, October 27

KIT Meetings

Wednesday, October 28

End of 1st Nine Weeks

2nd Grade Testing

School Health Council Meeting

Thursday, October 29

Techie Thursday

2nd Grade Testing

Friday, October 30

Student Showcase Display updated

2nd Grade Testing

Daily Schedule for Next Week

We will operate on a 1 hour delay next week. Students can arrive at school as early as 7:30 but the instructional day will officially begin at 9:00 am. Students who arrive prior to 9:00 will go to their homeroom classrooms and begin their day. Breakfast should be provided for those students in the classroom. Teachers, please use the additional time to work with students individually or in small group for enrichment. This time could be used to complete any additional assessments if applicable.

Please be reminded that teachers and staff members are expected to report to work at regular time. We will resume our regular related arts schedule next week.

Our 21st Century Program will resume regular schedule next week as well.

A Time to Restore

Many families suffered losses of property and precious belongings as a result of the flood. Many of us were so fortunate and did not suffer any loss. If you are one of the fortunate, please join us in supporting others by providing one non-perishable food item next week. Our goal is to have no less than 700 items to share with Harvest Hope Food Bank. Our students' families have been requested to join us in this effort.

Thank you for your support of this effort.

Leader in Me Overview

This week:Quick Start Guide Week 8

Next Week and for the rest of October: Habit 1 Be Proactive

November: Habit 2 Begin with the End in Mind

During Week 8, students will need to set new monthly personal and academic goals. Although you may choose a different time frame, any less than one month is too short to change behavior and any more than one month may be too long for younger students. You now have a classroom of students who have learned the life skills they will refer to throughout their lives. Rather than specific “school behavior,” the 7 Habits transfer to real-world situations.Ask students for real-world connections they experience or witness.


• Continue to establish routines.

Ask, “How can we Sharpen the Saw at school?”

• Model and reinforce one specific way to Sharpen the Saw, i.e. “Leaders sharpen their heart at school by doing random acts of kindness.”


• Student greeter continues lead role in greeting students and visitors. Continue to model appropriate greetings.

• Revise or create new monthly personal and academic goals and share with

Accountability Partners.

• Post progress on class goals on scoreboard.

• Celebrate learning Habit 7!

• Read the Habit 7 story from The 7 Habits of Happy Kids.

• Rotate classroom leadership role assignments

. • Enlist the help of students to add examples or pictures of sharpening the saw to your 7 Habits bulletin board.


Killian family, please keep Mrs. Price in your prayers. She lost her father, Terry Milo Norris Sr., suddenly this afternoon (Friday). She quickly made her way to Charleston to be with her family today.

Please also keep Nurse Hanzlik and her family in your prayers. She lost her father-in-law, Ed Hanzlik, on Tuesday. She has traveled to Pennsylvania to be with her family this week.

In your quiet time, please think about our Killian family in their time of bereavement.


Congratulations to the following teachers for being awarded grants to help fund creative and innovative experiences for their students!

Mrs. Knotts-Holiday- Sparkleberry County Fair Grant

Mrs. Vermillion- DonorsChoose/ SONIC Drive-In

Fourth Grade Team- Sparkleberry County Fair Grant

Mrs. Marine- Sparkleberry County Fair Grant

Coach Ana Byrd has begun a program, K-Fit Kids, in which she will work one on one with students who have a BMI greater than 25. Students will use exercise equipment to promote cardiovascular health. Thank you Coach Byrd for seeing a need and meeting the need to ensure we do all we can to promote healthy living to our students!

When you see these teachers in the hallway, give them a THUMBS UP for a job well done!

Teacher Power Zone

Thank you teachers for your hard work and collaboration during Monday's faculty meeting. Your professionalism and input was outstanding. As a follow-up from our discussion, we have provided additional information and support in reference to a teacher's power zone. Please click here to gain more information about the Teacher's Power Zone! We hope this provides more clarity on this area of the Classroom Mosaic.

Points to Remember

- Professional Development opportunities for Thursday, October 22 for the District Professional Development Day have been posted in PD Express. Sign up for your sessions soon as spaces will fill up quickly. Here is the link to access PD Express for your convenience!

- Kudos to our very own Mrs. Kimm Mack for stepping out of her box and presenting a session! Way to go Mrs. Mack! Mrs. Raley will also be presenting on Thursday! Good luck ladies, we know you will represent Killian in a marvelous way!

- Cookie Dough fundraiser items will need to be picked up by parents on Tuesday, Oct. 20th between 2:30-6:30 p.m.

-Grades due by Monday, Nov. 2 at noon Report cards will go home on Friday, Nov. 6th.

-Recess Clean-Up In an effort to beautify the grounds behind our school, please ask students to throw all trash into the trash can by the bus loading entrance.

- It is important that all ALERT students are released to go with their ALERT teacher on time. Please assist Mrs. Ross and Mr. Anthony with this to ensure they have adequate time with their students.

Quote of the Week

"You can't start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one."

- Anonymous

Positive Behavior Tips

The Morning Meeting: The Secret to Binding your class together.

-Made up of 4 sequential components and can last up to 30 min. each day

-The components overlap but each component has its own purposes and structure.

-The components provide opportunities for students to practice the skills of greeting, listening and responding, group problem solving, and noticing and anticipating.

The four components:

  1. Greeting: Children greet each other by name, often including handshaking, clapping, singing and other activities.

  2. Sharing: Students share some news of interest to the class and respond to each other, articulating their thoughts, feelings, and ideas in a positive manner.

  3. Group Activity: The whole class does a short activity together, building class cohesion through active participation.

  4. News and Announcements: Students develop language skills and learn about the events in the day ahead by reading and discussing a daily message posted for them.

(The Morning Meeting Book by Roxann Kriete)

Kudos to the following teachers who were observed having an outstanding Morning Meeting!

Ms. Lundy

Mrs. Price

Ms. Foster

Mrs. Navis

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Techie of the Week!

My Techie of the Week goes to MR. ANDERSON!!!! Mr. Anderson is working on quite a few things. We have completed voicethreads in his class, and he is currently preparing for the next one. I can’t wait to see his student writing samples that his students will read aloud on their class voicethread that they create. He also was successful in recording his Skype Session for students in ALASKA! This works great when there is a time difference so great. Next up google hangouts with classes down the hall as a formative assessment, right Mr. Anderson?