Madras Messenger

3/21/16

Upcoming Dates and Events

Madras Calendar


Please bookmark this link on your computer, tablet, and/or phone until we can get everyone subscribed to our school's Google calendar. It will give you the most current information as we receive it, including any changes.

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PBIS Information

Follow the PBIS link below for a comprehensive page of Positive Behavior Support information including things you'll need to review before our school's walk-through this Thursday, 3/24. Thanks to PBIS Team member, Laura Farmer for putting together these resources for us.

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Milestones Resources

Below are the links shared with you in previous staff meetings or Messengers. They have been originally linked on your staff agendas, but will be left on the Messenger for your convenience.


Eagles' Odds, Ends, and Reminders

  • Advisement:The remaining Advisements before Milestones will be used for extended learning time. (March 21, 28, April 11) Like last year, teams can decide how to best use this time based on their students' needs (such as flex grouping, reviewing, working on close reading skills, etc.) If you need a non-homeroom teacher to assist, please let Dr. Eskut know. You'll just need to provide directions and materials.
  • Electronic Announcements: We are now using electronic announcements. Please bookmark this link and type in your announcements before the morning or afternoon announcements. We'll be reading them straight from the form each day.
  • Wednesday Meetings: Please remember to reserve Wednesdays for possible staff/grade level meetings.
  • Computer Lab Key: If you are going to be in the computer lab on the main hallway, please pick up a key from Krissy in the front office before you begin your day and return it when you leave the computer lab. Make sure to lock it before you leave. If we have a Code Yellow or Code Red which would require you to lock down the room, you will have a way to make sure the class is secure. Let Mrs. Johnson know if you have questions.
  • Code Yellow/Red Practice: Please make sure to consistently practice Code Drills with students (including, red, yellow, blue, fire, tornado). Our goal is to review and practice with students monthly between drills.
  • Late Bus Supervision: If you are responsible for coordinating late bus supervision during your assigned week, please plan ahead and make sure everyone on your supervision team knows the day he/she is responsible for and choose a location for students. Most days we will not need anyone for a late bus, but we do have occasional times when there is no driver and students are on a second load. The front office will call the coordinator as soon as the school is contacted about the late bus, and will alert the leader. Please let Johanna or Krissy know where the students should report. Teachers can tag team or take individual days. Again, most days it's not needed.
  • TKES Walk-Throughs: Remember, you will not need to sign off on any TKES walkthroughs until an admin gives you the go-ahead. The observation will be shared, but you will not sign-off on walk-throughs yet. Let us know if you have questions.

Weekly Supervision

Connections Lunch Rotation (Week of 3/21)

Lowery, K Walker, Walton


Late Bus Supervision (Week of 3/21) (If applicable)

Rosser, Haselwood, Barnes, Meza, Dennis, Anstey (Rosser Coordinates)

A Look Ahead ...

Monday, 3/21

  • 6th Grade Team Leader Meeting, 9:10 (front office conference room)
  • Art Club, 3:30-4:30
  • Advisement: Extended Learning Time on Team
  • Science Department Meeting, 3:45 (front conference room)

Tuesday, 3/22

  • Sixth Grade Orientation, 7 p.m.
  • REACH Coordinator Meeting, 3:30-4:30 (Lewis, Eskut)
  • Junior Beta Club Meeting, 3:30-4:30
  • Counselors' Meeting, 9:00 -10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, 3/23
  • Principals' Meeting, 8:30 at Werz
  • Tentative Grade Level Meetings
  • Diversity Awareness Training, 3:45
  • Posting Window Closes at 10:00 a.m.
  • Jackie Sewell's Birthday
  • Spring Book Fair
Thursday, 3/24
  • Principals' Meeting, 8:30 at Werz
  • PBIS Walk-Through at Madras
  • Spring Book Fair
  • Coding Club, 3:30-4:30
  • Julie Gamblin's Birthday
  • Typing Skills/Keyboarding Class, 7:30-8:00 AM, Computer Lab
  • MS/HS Principals' Meeting, 12 p.m.
  • Track Meet at ECMS, 4:30
Friday, 3/25
  • Spring Book Fair
  • School Council Meeting, 9:00 a.m.
  • TMX Rehearsal, 3:30-5:30

Saturday , 3/26

  • Martha Akin's Birthday

Sunday, 3/27

  • Carrie Chafin's Birthday

Monday, 3/28

  • Report Cards Issued
  • Advisement: Extended Learning Time (ELT)
  • Spring Book Fair
Tuesday, 3/29
  • Spring Book Fair
  • LGPE Chorus Evaluations
  • Running Club, 3:30-4:30
  • Track Meet at ECMS (Field), 4:30
Wednesday, 3/30
  • Spring Book Fair

  • Track Meet at ECMS (Running), 4:30

  • Tentative Grade Level Meetings

  • School Improvement Team Meeting, 3:45

Thursday, 3/31

  • Spring Book Fair
  • Coding Club, 3:30-4:30
  • TMX Rehearsal, 3:30-5:30
  • Typing Skills/Keyboarding Class, 7:30-8:00 AM, Computer Lab
  • Chess Club, 3:30-4:30
Friday, 4/1
  • Dual Enrollment Parent Letter Deadline
  • STEM Certification deadline
  • Debra Grasso's Birthday

April 4-8 Spring Break

Remember Our Goal: Connect with Five Students Daily

Connect with 5 students (include staff too) who add value by being in your life. Let them know how they make a positive difference in this world. Get to know their stories. Any random act of kindness goes a long way and makes an immediate impact. Kindness is contagious. By modeling this daily, we will begin to see a culture shift with our students. Exiting year to be an EAGLE. Together we're going to do great things!


“Wherever there is a human in need, there is an opportunity for kindness and to make a difference.”


—Kevin Heath (CEO More4kids)

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  • Jackie Sewell - 3/23
  • Julie Gamblin - 3/24
  • Martha Akins - 3/26
  • Carrie Chafin - 3/27
  • Debra Grasso - 4/1
  • Erin Randolph - 4/8
  • David Whittington - 4/8
  • Kevin Walker - 4/9
  • Tim Lowery - 4/11
  • Anissa Andrews - 4/14
  • Audrey Mallet - 4/20
  • Mattie Blackmon - 4/22
  • Donna Eskut - 4/26
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Upcoming Coweta County Course Offerings (March)

Upcoming West Georgia RESA Course Offerings

3/21/2016 TKES 1, 2: Curriculum and Program Development for Gifted

12:00 AM in See Course Description Credits: 5 PLUs Tuition: $275 Non-RESA Fee: $375 Max. Size: 30

Subject(s): Courses - School Improvement / Courses - Endorsement - Gifted


3/22/2016 TKES 1, 2: Curriculum and Program Development for Gifted

12:00 AM in Senoia Credits: 5 PLUs Tuition: $275 Non-RESA Fee: $375

Max. Size: 20

Subject(s): Courses - School Improvement / Courses - Endorsement - Gifted


3/22/2016 TKES 1, 2: Curriculum and Program Development for Gifted

12:00 AM in Carrollton Credits: 5 PLUs Tuition: $275 Non-RESA Fee: $375 Max. Size: 20

Subject(s): Courses - School Improvement / Courses - Endorsement - Gifted


3/22/2016 Going Digital in the Elementary Social Studies Classroom

8:30 AM in Grantville Credits: 0 PLUs Tuition: $15 Non-RESA Fee: $15 Max. Size: 40

Subject(s): Courses - School Improvement / Courses - Technology


3/24/2016 West Georgia RESA/GDOE Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Advisory Council

10:30 AM in Grantville Credits: 0 PLUs Tuition: $0 Max. Size: 25

Subject(s): Courses - School Improvement


3/24/2016 A Day With The PSC

1:00 PM in Grantville Credits: 0 PLUs Tuition: $0 Max. Size: 60

Subject(s): Courses - School Improvement


3/28/2016 TKES 1: Exceptional Children (HB-671) - Online Course

12:00 AM in See Course Description Credits: 5 PLUs Tuition: $340 Non-RESA Fee: $440 Max. Size: 50

Subject(s): Courses - Online / Courses - School Improvement


3/31/2016 Media Specialist Job-Alike Consortium

8:30 AM in Grantville Credits: *1/2 PLU Tuition: $15 Non-RESA Fee: $30

Max. Size: 40

Subject(s): Courses - Job-Alike / Courses - School Improvement


4/12/2016 TKES & LKES Regional Feedback Session

9:00 AM in Grantville Credits: 0 PLUs Tuition: $0 Max. Size: 50

Subject(s): Courses - School Improvement


4/14/2016 TKES 1, 3: Methods & Materials for Teaching Gifted

12:00 AM in Carrollton Credits: 5 PLUs Tuition: $275 Non-RESA Fee: $375 Max. Size: 25

Subject(s): Courses - School Improvement / Courses - Endorsement - Gifted


5/5/2016 PSC Workshop for Principals- Update on Professional Learning Units

8:30 AM in Grantville Credits: 0 PLUs Tuition: $0 Max. Size: 50

Subject(s): Courses - School Improvement


5/5/2016 PSC Workshop for Principals- Update on Professional Learning Units

12:30 PM in Grantville Credits: 0 PLUs Tuition: $0 Max. Size: 50

Subject(s): Courses - School Improvement


6/3/2016 Makerspace Camp for Teachers

8:30 AM in Grantville Credits: 0 PLUs Tuition: $65 Non-RESA Fee: $90 Max. Size: 60

Subject(s): Courses - STEM / Courses - School Improvement


6/6/2016 TKES 1, 3, 4, 7, 8: Essentials of Effective Teaching

8:30 AM in Grantville Credits: 7 PLUs Tuition: $1,000 Non-RESA Fee: $1,000 Max. Size: 30

Subject(s): Courses - School Improvement


6/13/2016 TKES 1, 8: Characteristics of the Gifted Student

8:30 AM in Grantville Credits: 5 PLUs Tuition: $275 Non-RESA Fee: $375 Max. Size: 25

Subject(s): Courses - School Improvement / Courses - Endorsement - Gifted


6/15/2016 TKES Training & Credentialing

8:30 AM in Grantville Credits: 0 PLUs Tuition: $0 Max. Size: 25

Subject(s): Courses - Evaluation Training / Courses - School Improvement


6/17/2016 LKES Training & Credentialing

8:30 AM in Grantville Credits: 0 PLUs Tuition: $0 Max. Size: 25

Subject(s): Courses - Evaluation Training / Courses - School Improvement


6/20/2016 Andy Plemmons: Summer Camp for Media Specialists

8:30 AM in Grantville Credits: 0 PLUs Tuition: $65 Non-RESA Fee: $85 Max. Size: 50


6/21/2016 Elementary STEM Camp For Teachers: STEMulate Your Classroom

8:30 AM in Grantville Credits: 0 PLUS Tuition: $100 Non-RESA Fee: $150 Max. Size: 60

Subject(s): Courses - STEM / Courses - Science / Courses - Math / Courses - School Improvement / Courses - Technology


7/6/2016 TKES 1, 4, 5: Assessment in Teaching Gifted

12:00 AM in Carrollton Credits: 5 PLUs Tuition: $275 Non-RESA Fee: $375 Max. Size: 25

Subject(s): Courses - School Improvement / Courses - Endorsement - Gifted


7/20/2016 TKES 1, 3: Picture-Perfect Science Workshop

8:30 AM in Grantville Credits: 0 PLUs Tuition: $329 Non-RESA Fee: $329 Max. Size: 25

Subject(s): Courses - STEM / Courses - Science / Courses - School Improvement


7/25/2016 GPB 8th Grade Georgia History Digital Textbook Training

8:30 AM in Grantville Credits: 0 PLUs Tuition: $15 Non-RESA Fee: $15 Max. Size: 40

Subject(s): Courses - School Improvement


3/25/2016 TKES 1, 2: Curriculum and Program Development for Gifted

12:00 AM in Carrollton Credits: 5 PLUs Tuition: $275 Non-RESA Fee: $375 Max. Size: 25

Subject(s): Courses - School Improvement / Courses - Endorsement - Gifted


9/15/2016 Instructional Technology Conference (TKES 1, 3, 8:)

8:00 AM in Columbus Credits: 1 PLU Tuition: $99 Non-RESA Fee: $129 Max. Size: 500

Subject(s): Courses - STEM / Courses - School Improvement / Courses - Technology



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Professional Learning Opportunities