Friday Focus



The AdvancEd team was very impressed with Maple Grove last week, and have officially recommended us for accreditation (no surprise) again. Thanks for all of your hard work!

Domain 1 & 3 meetings

As we started last year (and found it very beneficial for both teachers and administrators), we would like to continue offering domain 1 & 3 meetings prior to evidence being due and final evaluation meetings scheduled. If you are interested, your lead evaluator will come and meet you in your room during a prep and you can show/tell us as much as you want us to know in regards to you and domain 1 & 3. :) Please email your lead evaluator to set this up for a date in March if interested.


I came across this neat idea on the Smekens site and thought you might find it useful to ensure quality engagement from every student. Have any of you tried these? How did they work?

If you've never spent any time on this website, it is choked full of good ideas when you are ready to spice things up and draw those students in!

In The Know...

Upcoming Events:

  • 2/2: Leadership Team at 8:15 to discuss SIP due to IDOE
  • 2/3: 8am, Writing Committee Meeting
  • 2/3 ER: Math PLCs (also Ella's Dine to Donate night)
  • 2/5: Science Fair
  • 2/5: United Way Jimmy John's lunch from Dr. Arkanoff
  • 2/5: Father/Daughter dance at 7pm

Happy Birthday to:

Debbie Lloyd today (2/1)!

Melissa Gardner tomorrow (2/2)!

Jennifer Harrington (2/4)

Shaleen Jones (2/5)

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A Big Superstar goes to...

  • Our PTO for their food and hospitality for the AdvancEd team!
  • Each of you for welcoming our visitors.
  • Angela for helping Honey Grove staff with grief strategies and resources to help them through this difficult time.
  • Kathy, Courtneigh, Stacey, Tami, Laura, Dustin, Jenny, Heather, Kathryn, and Angela T. for volunteering for the after-school teacher interview team last week.
  • Tami for volunteering her room and time last Tuesday morning for the staff kiddos.
  • Don't forget, you can nominate a colleague for Superstar recognition in the Friday Focus, or you can share good news so that we can share in your joy as well!