Meat & Potatoes

October 19th - October 23rd

We have a new Wildcat!!!

Just today, Emily and her husband learned that they have been chosen by a birth family. They are heading to Dallas tomorrow to pick up Graham Henry Raschke. Graham is a perfectly healthy little boy who was born on October 4th. He was 8 pounds and 20 inches. Emily has promised to share a picture when she has one.

Be the One!

As I sat and listened to Dr. Saenz on Monday, I couldn't help but think of some of our students that are living through their own struggles, day in and day out. From the beginning, I was very impressed by Dr. Saenz's story. Despite everything that he didn't have, everything that happened in his life and every statistic that says HE would most likely fail, he made it! He is, without question, a SUCCESS!


Coming back to our students. I want so desperately for those that are living through similar struggles to find a way. Undoubtedly, it will be hard, and we all know the odds are stacked against them. But Dr. Saenz is proof that it is not impossible. One of the things that stood out to me were the two letters that his teachers wrote him. At a difficult time, these letters sparked something inside of him, giving him strength to start a new journey that ultimately led him to where he is today.


As educators, we never know how our words might affect a student, but isn't it amazing to know that they could have a HUGE impact? Our words have an incredible amount of power to trigger change for the better. Keep caring about students, keep going above and beyond, and hopefully, someday, one of our Wildcats will be a SUCCESS despite the odds. Be the ONE to help make it happen!

Up & Coming Events

Boxtop Collections - All week

PTO Meeting - Tuesday

5th Grade Chemistry Road Show - Tuesday

Brenham AVID Team Visit - Wednesday

SELT Team Leader Meeting - Thursday

AVID Field Trip - Friday

No Faculty Meeting

We will not have a faculty meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of this month. Please note...no faculty meeting on Tuesday, October 20th.

Backpacks & Bags

As a reminder, our policy is that no backpacks or bags are permitted in the hallway during the school day.

Food Days

Our designated food days have been set as the day before the Christmas Holidays and the Friday before Valentine's Day.

Did you know?

The State of Texas has adopted a new evaluation system for teachers and administrators that will be implemented next year. Click here for a quick overview of T-TESS and T-PESS.

State Assessment Update

Click here for an update on the changes that have been made to our state assessment.

AVID

On Wednesday of this week, Bryan Bryant, his AVID Team and a group of administrators from Brenham will be coming to campus to observe AVID School Wide.

Celebrity Spelling Bee

On October 26th, the Celebrity Spelling Bee will be held at the Consol Auditorium in support of the food pantry. The event will begin at 6:30 and tickets are available now in the front office for $5.

Food for Thought

For those that attended PRIDE Awards, here is a follow up article on Charlotte Brown.


Check out this great article on having a Growth Mindset

Rocco's Corner

The "Spotted" google doc that I mentioned at the last Faculty meeting has been shared out to the entire staff. I also created a new folder in the OW TIF folder called SELT/PBIS. The "Spotted" doc is filed there, more positive student culture/school-wide resources to come in the SELT/PBIS folder as we progress through the year.

Duty Assignments

All duty assignments have been updated and posted in the Admin Folder within the OWTIF. Be sure to know your duty station and to be on time at 7:45! Click here for the AM/PM Duty Roster and here for the Lunch Duty Roster.

Birthdays

Adrienne Watson - October 19th

Jennifer McKenzie - October 23rd