Norton Weekly Update
Week of February 1st - 5th
If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over? ~John Wooden
Schedule for the Week
Tuesday - 5th Grade Math Simulation
Wednesday - 5th Grade Reading Simulation; Staff Meeting @ 3:15
Thursday - 5th Grade Make-Up Simulations; Kindergarten 100 Days Parade
Staff Spotlight - Whitney Benton
Where did you grow up? I was born and raised in a small town outside of Midland/Odessa--Andrews, TX.
Describe your family. My parents are both retired and still live in West Texas. My mom taught thirty years and my dad was the county judge. I have one brother that lives in Allen and is my favorite pharmacist. I’m married to a mortician/funeral director. By now you have probably picked up on the exciting bunch we are! :) When meeting new couples we try to steer clear from the topic of occupations. This doesn’t make us sound nearly as fun as we think we are.
What university did you attend? Texas A&M for undergraduate and UNT for graduate work.
What is a favorite activity you do? I certainly do not do enough of this, but I do love it when we stop and make time for the things that matter. During the last two Christmas seasons, my kids and I have made flannel blankets to deliver to the local nursing home. If you know my Davis this doesn’t come easy. We deliver blankets and sit with the residents.
If you had $1000 to spend on anything, what would you spend it on? I would spend it on my children’s education. The cost of college keeps me up at night.
What is your favorite reality TV show? Shark Tank
If you were not a teacher, what would you be? I would be a nurse with someone else's gag reflex and a steady stomach.