Bearcat Brief

January 20, 2017

Notes from Niki

Have you created your Discovery Education account yet? If you haven't what are you waiting for? Not only are there tons of resources on there for your students, but high quality resources for you. This is a time of year when it is easy to get into a rut. Get on there and try something new. here are a few things to check out.


1. Spotlight on Strategies: (to get there login, click on Streaming plus, click on Professional Learning, Click on Strategies and Resources, Click on Explore under Spotlight on Strategies)

  • ideas for assessment
  • ways to elicit higher order thinking
  • vocabulary development
  • once you click on a strategy there is a 1 page PDF explaining it

2. Take a Virtual Field Trip: (to get there login, click on Streaming plus, click on Professional Learning, Click on Strategies and Resources, Click on Explore under Virtual Field Trip Archives)

  • Explore NASA
  • Take a tour of Auschwitz
  • Find our how eggs get from farm to table


These are just a couple of things. There is also a vast professional development library with webinars and articles to read, a puzzle maker, homework help for students, curated collections aligned with current events, and more.

Professional Reading/ Resources:

Altered Schedules

We have a couple of special events coming up. Here are the schedules for those days:


February 1, 2017- Eddie Slowikowski


Advisory- 8:00- 8:10

1st Period- 8:10- 8:48

2nd Period- 8:52- 9:30

3rd Period- 9:34- 10:12

4th Period- 10:16- 10:53

5th Period- 10:57- 11:35

Team 1- Lunch 11:35- 12:00 BCT 12:03- 12: 28

Team 2- BCT 11:38- 12:03 Lunch 12:03- 12:28

6th Period- 12:32- 1:02

7th Period- 1:06- 1:36


February 9, 2017- Imaginary Theater


1st Period- 8:00- 8:30

Imaginary Theater- 8:35- 9:35

2nd Period- 9:40- 10:17

3rd Period- 10:21- 10:58

4th Period- 11:02- 11:39

After 4th Period we will be back on the regular bell schedule.


Upcoming Events

January

January 23- Middle School Principals' Meeting in Washington

January 23- 27- 7th Grade Boys Basketball @ Sullivan Tournament; 8th Grade Boys Basketball @ St. Clair Tournament

January 23-28- Hermann Invitational Tournament (some games hosted at HMS)

January 27- Student of the Month Assembly, 2:40

January 30-31- Niki out for Powerful Learning Conference

January 30- 7/8 Grade Boys Basketball @ Sullivan, 5:30

February 1- Eddie Slowikowski Keynote @HHS, 1:45

February 3- Last day to submit for Parent Newsletter

February 6- 10- National School Counselor's Week

February 8- Early DIsmissal

February 9- Imaginary Theater, 8:30

February 10- National "Love Your Bus Driver" Day

February 11- Blue and White Night