Bearcat Brief

April 25, 2019

Notes from Niki


  • There will not be a Student of the Month Assembly on Friday, April 26. We will postpone until May 3. Science testing is taking a while- our kids have been working really hard and there is a lot of reading on there. I don't think shortening the afternoon classes would be prudent at this time. Hopefully, with the 90-minute session on Monday and a 5-day week, we can get it in next Friday. I will be out of the building- I'm not sure for how long, unfortunately.
  • If students are not finished with their science GLA at the end of their science class on Friday, they will be funneled to the library to finish with Crystal. Please do not send students to the library. STEM class will be in Kim's room tomorrow. If you are missing an 8th grader in class, check if they are coming from Phil's class.
  • The document below is our groups for ELA MAP testing on Monday. Let me know if there need to be any changes. Please share with students during 7th hour where they will be on Monday- we will also post them a few places on Monday morning so students can double check. We will go to testing rooms for advisory and then ask you to email Gigi with any absences from your testing roster. I think that will save the disruption of going to 1st hour and then having to almost immediately transition.

GLA Testing

April 29- Altered Schedule for ELA Session 1 (Students will be strategically divided into groups and assigned to a teacher and location; those lists are attached, please share with your 7th hour students)

  • Advisory- 7:59-8:09
  • ELA Session 1- 8:10-9:40
  • 1st Hour- 9:44-10:24
  • 2nd Hour- 10:28- 11:08
  • A Lunch- 11:12- 11:32, A 4th Hour- 11:36- 12:22
  • B 4th Hour- 11:12- 11:57, B Lunch- 12:01-12:22
  • 6th Grade Lunch 11:36- 11:57
  • 3rd Hour- 12:26- 1:04
  • 5th Hour- 1:08- 1:46
  • 6th Hour- 1:50- 2:28
  • 7th Hour- 2:32- 3:15

April 30- May 3- Remaining ELA sessions in class periods and make-up sessions as necessary

May 6-10- Math sessions during class times and make-up sessions as necessary

Professional Reading/ Resources:

Upcoming Events


April 26- Megan Lewis- Principal of the Day

April 27- 7/8 Track @ Pacific Relays, 10:00 a.m.

April 30- PLC Team Training in Jefferson City

April 30- Trash Bag Pickup

April 30- STEM Open House, 3:30- 5:30

April 30- 5th and 6th grade Kid Flix Performance, 6:30


May 1- Lunch and Learn from Grand Canyon University

May 3- Special Olympics

May 3- Student of the Month Assembly- Pie the Teacher, 2:45

May 6-10- Staff Appreciation Week

May 6- 5th and 6th Grade PLC meetings

May 6- MS Honor Society Induction, 5:30

May 6- Band Concert, 7:00

May 7- MS Faculty Meeting

May 7- Choir Concert, 6:30

May 8- 7th and 8th- Grade PLC meeting, 7:20

May 9- Board of Education Meeting, 6:00

May 10- 8th Grade Promotion, 6:00

May 10- Families In Action Dance, 7:30-10:00

May 10- Honor Society Lock-In, 10:00

May 14- 8th-Grade Field Trip

May 15- Reading Counts Incentive Trip

May 16- HHS Graduation

May 21- Grade-Level Awards (6th-Grade: 1st Hour; 5th-Grade: 2nd Hour; 7th and 8th Grade: TBD)

May 21- Student of the Month Assembly

May 22- Last Day of School, Incentive Day