Monday Talk

January 11, 2015


**Ms. Dot has some upcoming medical tests....remember her as she prepares for them.

**Congratulations Ms. Mebane for being awarded two Orchestra Instruments with Donors Choose!!!!!

(Please email me if there is any celebrations or sharing that needs to be added to our Monday Talks…..if I miss anything please let me know……thanks)


Ms. Jenna Carter is Expecting!!!!!
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This Week of Events at Highfalls

January 11

Vertical PLCs at 2:45 pm

BasketBall Game Away @ Crains Creek MS 4:00 pm

BOE Meeting 6:30 pm:

***Lynn Dunn and Susan Paschal will be recognized for renewing their National Board


***Board Appreciation Month: Thank You Dawn Priest and her Art Students for making

pottery appreciation gifts and thank you notes from Highfalls School!!!!

January 12: Robotics Club 2:00-2:30

January 13

D. Pope at Leadership

PLC with Kelley Priest

January 14

Basket-Ball Game Home....vs Westmoore

Next Weeks Events at Highfalls

January 18: Holiday No School

January 19: PLCs during Planning Periods

Floor Buffing

PBIS Team Meeting: Rescheduled Time TBA

Robotics Club 2:00-2:30

January 20: End of Grading Period

PBIS Reward #4

Dr. Bob Visits!!!! 2 Classroom Visits and Lunch in Cafeteria

January 21: BasketBall Game Home vs. West Pine

January 22: Teacher Workday: Optional

What's Next in a School Year?????

Literacy and Math PD dates / topics for the remainder of 2015-2016:


January 6th: Questioning (About the text, Within the text and Beyond the Text)

February 3rd: Inferring

March 2nd: Summarizing and Synthesizing


January 20th: MP5 and Visual Representations

February 17th: MP6 and Interacting with Peers

March 16th: MP7 and Understanding Problems

April 6th: MP8 and Organizing

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Floor Buffing!!!!

Ms. Brenda and her awesome team will be buffing the main floors on the following dates. Please be sure to make arrangements to leave at 3:15 on the following days and be mindful of scheduling meetings due to the noise and floor restrictions. If you have any questions please see Ms. Brenda!

January 19

February 2

February 16

March 1

March 15

April 5

April 19

May 3

May 17

****If it is raining on these dates the floors will be done on the Thursdays of the scheduled week.

Daily Expectations for Soaring to Excellence

PBIS Rubric....Remember Students are not to loose stamps or receive Strikes :)

Bell to Bell Instruction

Alignment to Standards


Student Engagement

Differentiated Instruction

Posted and Aligned "I Can Statements"

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