Cardinal News

March 20th - March 26th


At East Central Junior High we are committed to preparing students academically and socially to be self-sufficient, contributing members of the community with plans for a successful future.

Good evening,

Hopefully everyone has had an enjoyable Spring Break and your March Madness bracket looks better than the one I completed. While watching some of the basketball games this past weekend I found it interesting how many teams jumped out to big first half leads only to see those leads dwindle in the second half of the game. It didn't matter how great the teams played in the first half of the game if they didn't finish as strong as they started it. The same is true for our last push through the school year. We have truly done an amazing job of defining our culture and we will continue to improve along the way, but it means very little if we don't finish the year strong. We have a great opportunity this week with parent conferences to communicate with our students and parents about what needs to be done in order to finish the year strong. Finally, as is the case with any break, this is a great time to reflect and reset our expectations for the last nine weeks of the school year. I look forward to seeing the fruition of our hard work this school year and I am honored to serve as your principal.

A few things to focus/refocus our attention on this week:

  • Report time to the gyms is 7:55 each morning.
  • We should be actively monitoring students in the gyms.
  • Seek opportunities to praise student behavior.
  • We have two drills this week.
  • Parent Conferences are Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00-7:30
  • 20 Days until OCCT Testing begins (April 18th)

Morning Duty Assignments

Foyer- Leister/Hirshburg

Cafeteria - Hill/Goralczyk

Gym - Knoy/Waddell

Snack/Machine - Leland/Luneau

Michele Clancy

  1. What is your favorite movie? Star Wars.
  2. What do you do to relax? I draw, paint, sculpt, design jewelry, read, write, travel, learn and hang out with my friends. I have amazing friends.
  3. Who inspires you? Winston Churchill, both politician and artist. I would love to follow in his footsteps.
  4. If I could travel anywhere it would be...Everywhere and anywhere. On a serious note, if it were safe I would want to go to Morocco, Egypt, the Holy Lands.
  5. My favorite music/artist is...Pre-modern times Caravaggio. Modern times either Dale Chihuly or Jack Vettriano.
  6. Who would you like to interview next? Paul Clancy

Week At a Glance

Sunday, March 20th, 7am to Saturday, March 26th, 9am

12121 East 21st Street

Tulsa, OK

Monday, March 21st-

  1. POD Meetings - 3:30 (Prep/Calling for Parent Conferences)

Tuesday, March 22nd -

  1. Lang. Arts and Social Studies PLC's in Library
  2. Detention/Tutoring - 3:30-4:30
  3. Parent Conferences - 4:00-7:30

Wednesday, March 23rd -

  1. Reading, Science and Math PLC's in Library.
  2. Tornado Drill @ 9:30

Thursday, March 24th -

  1. Detention/Tutoring - 3:30-4:30
  2. Band Rehearsal - 5th Period (see email from Mrs. Ahrend).
  3. Fire Drill @ 3:15
  4. Parent Conferences - 4:00-7:30

Friday, March 25th -

  1. TPS Band Concert

Saturday, March 26th -

  1. Saturday Detention 8-11
  2. Math Boot camp - 8-11
  3. Lesson Plans Due

Upcoming Events

3/30 - Lock Down Drill @ 10:40

4/1 - Early Release Day - 1:20 Dismissal/meeting in RTI, 1st, 2nd, 3rd periods

4/1 - 8th Grade Any Given Child Pre-concert 10:30-11:15

4/18 - OCCT Testing Begins - Language Arts