Panther Weekly Notes

Week of September 27

Quote for the Week

"A gifted teacher is not only prepared to meet the needs of today's child, but is also prepared to foresee the hopes and dreams in every child's future." ~ Robert John Meehan

A Critical Incident : What To Do in the First 20 Minutes

We have to complete a lock down drill this month. Please make sure that you know where your emergency cards are located and the procedures for your class. Please go over this information with your classes. Please preview this video with your team so that you can discuss the procedures at your next meeting.

The link for the video is

James E. Shepard Magnet Middle School

International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme

Home of the Panthers

Dates to Remember

Monday September 28

Dept. Meetings @ 2:45 p.m. all departments

ELA will meet in rm. 811 with Rhonda Kay

Individual and Societies will meet in room the court room

EC will meet in Guidance Conference Room

Arts Department will meet in Art Room

Health and PE will meet in room 304

Science will meet in room 509

CTE will meet in

Math will meet in room 810

World Languages will meet in room 505

Tuesday September 29

Boys Soccer and Volleyball @ Brogden

Wednesday September 30

Away Football Game at Lucas MS

Thursday October 1

Home Soccer and Volleyball Game vs Neal. Time is 4:00 p.m. Cost $3.00

Friday, October 2

PDP should be completed in NCEES

Upcoming Events

October 5

Visitor "A Day and In the Life at Shepard MS" Taping

October 14

Make up Picture Day

October 23

End of 1st Nine Week

November 7

Magnet Fair 10 a.m to 1 p.m.

Southern HS

Thank You Staff

Thank you so much for your participation in Curriculum Night last week. I know that I do not say it enough but I appreciate all that you do on daily basis!

Things to Think about for the week..... Expectations for your classroom

Teachers should:

· Determine the text structure required by a particular reading and select a graphic organizer that will align with the text structure

· Make sure students see and use the graphic organizer as they read

· Have students use graphic organizer in helping them answer comprehension questions

· Facilitate discussion on how graphic organizers help the students think as they read and answer questions


· Room arrangement encourages engagement and peer collaboration

· Space for small group instruction is clearly available and is used often

· There are many supports for student learning posted and their purpose is quite clear (e.g., artifacts of instruction, examples of high quality student work, anchor charts, Student Learning Maps, Content Boards or Maps, Focus Walls)

· Word Walls are up-to-date and are being used during instruction

· Essential Question and/or objective is posted and evident to students