Monday Minutiae!!

Special Edition!!

Congratulations to our Retirees! Warriors, this Special Edition is dedicated to Barbara Bennie & Tom Quigley! Congratulations on your retirement! We wish you the best!!! Enjoy!

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Happy Monday!!


This is it! It is absolutely unbelievable that this is the last week before we hit the ground running for holiday break!! There is alot going on, so please make sure that you read this edition to get the gist of what this week looks like for us! We recognize all of the amazing efforts you put forth every day!! Your efforts do not go unnoticed!! We appreciate all that you o! On behalf of administration---Have a wonderful, restful and amazing holiday with your loved ones!

Early Release for Students Tuesday-Friday

Students will be let out daily by 1:00. Please help administration clear those hallways so that our peace and quiet can begin immediately. This will allow all of us to get back to work and help close the workshop!

Friday Procedures!!

This week beginning Tuesday….WE will let be having the “It’s 5:00 somewhere” time – This will occur if we are turning in those grades on time daily…We truly hope to have some of these days!! It’s 5:00 somewhere is from Tuesday to Thursday….Admin will make an announcement on these days to let you know!

We are a team!! Therefore, please see the procedures below to get us all out on Friday as early as possible!!

· ALL grades are due by 3:00 p.m (Please go back to Carola's e-mail dated: 12/9 for specifics on grades.

· ALL teachers will need to stay until ALL grades (this means by every teacher, in every department), are turned in to Carola!

· Don't forget that you need to go into your Google Doc to begin filling out the sheet for Failures. I will still need you to come down on sign off on your failure list. Please stop by at any time (earliest Thursday), to sign off with me.

· Admin will make an announcement to all, so that we are aware of who is not yet clear.

· We encourage ALL teachers to support one another and to help get those grades and clearances in!!

· Once ALL grades have been received by every teacher in the building, Admin will make an announcement to let everyone go! Let's do all we can to meet this deadline on Friday!!

Festivities for the WEEK!!

Tuesday – Friday – turkey and ham giveaways – listen for your name to be drawn after each exam – we will be giving 2 out per day.

Tuesday – The Little Elf’s Holiday Party (for the staff’s kids/grandkids)…Santa will be coming – 3:15 – 4:30.

Wednesday – Secret Santa Luncheon in L108 (for those participating in Secret Santa) – don’t forget to sign up to bring a dish!!!

Thursday – Staff Luncheon, provided by your Admin Team!! Please enjoy your meal beginning immediately at 1:10. This will be in the cafeteria!

Friday – Get the heck out of here ASAP!!!! Check-out starting at 2:30

Dress Up Days!! I Can't Wait to see What you Come up With!!

Tuesday December 15th – Since the Little Elves party is in the afternoon, let’s all dress like SANTA’S HELPERS! Wear green (Elf) or red (Santa) / actual outfits encouraged

Wednesday December 16th - We are all going to light up with joy when we discover our Secret Santa at the SS Luncheon, so wear something that Lights up and/ or sparkles

Thursday December 17th – UGLY SWEATER!! We will vote at the Staff Luncheon, winners will be announced at the Staff meeting!

Categories for the contest: Most Creative, Most Festive, Most Ugly

WINNERS GET 1 month of JEANS WEAR in January!!

Friday December 18th - Don’t sweat it, we are almost done! Wear SWEATS to celebrate-Let's keep them nice please!


Tue, Dec 15

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM-MAP testing window

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM-Semester Exams

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM-Little Elves Party

Wed, Dec 16

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM-MAP testing window

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM-Semester Exams

1:20 PM – 2:50 PM-Secret Santa Luncheon--starts as soon after exams as everyone can gather--don't be late!

Thu, Dec 17

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM-MAP testing window

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM-Semester Exams

1:10-2:30-P.M.-Staff Meeting/Luncheon in the Cafeteria!!

5:45 PM – 8:45 PM-Winterguard--Band

Fri, Dec 18

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM-MAP testing window

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM-Semester Exams

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM-End of Grading Period

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM-10th Boys BB at Vines at 5pm

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM=10th Girls BB vs. Vines at Williams at 5pm

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM-9th Boys BB at Vines at 630/800

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM-9th Girls BB vs. Vines at Williams at 630/8

Reminder from the Cafeteria!!

Students who have pre-ordered their lunches will be allowed to go into the cafeteria at 1:00 for a Grab-n-Go Lunch. Students will be allowed to either eat in the cafeteria or take it with them.
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Enjoy your week..... !!



2008-09 Recognized Campus; NCLB meets adequate yearly progress; Exemplar Grantee Award winner from the Texas High School Project as Model for State in Exemplary Writing Improvement; State Humanities Teacher of the Year Award winner – Jana Fry; MLK Art Contest 1st Place award winner; Band UIL straight Division 1 Superior Rating in concert and 1st Division Superior Rating in sightreading; Wind Ensemble 1st Division Superior Rating from all judges in UIL concert and sightreading contest; Band UIL Sweepstakes Award; Choir superior rating at Director's Choice Music Festival; Orchestra Camerata Excellent Rating as well as Philharmonia and Sinfonia Orchestra Superior Rating at American Classics Music Festival; International Science Fair award winner; Williams Cheer Team, 1st Place at the Texas State UCA Competion.

Campus Programs

Pre - AP program; Humanities; AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination); PAL (Peer Assistance and Leadership); LASER (Learn About Science and Engineering Research); Smaller Learning Communities Academic Teaming; Whiz Quiz; National Honor Society; Multi-Cultural club; Student Council; Crimestoppers; Yearbook; Communities in Schools; Destination Graduation; Boys & Girls Club; Dallas Concilio parent involvement; HiTECCC Family Night; PTSA

Parent Involvement Opportunities

PTSA; booster clubs for band, choir, drill team, drama and debate; parents' network; PTSA monthly newsletter; teacher appreciation activities; public relations; fund raising; volunteers in school; and School Based Improvement Committee (SBIC).

Community/Business Partnerships

Boys & Girls Club of Collin County; City of Plano; Collin County Community College; Communities in Schools; Dallas Concilio; and United Way.