Twin Oaks Tribune
Twin Oaks Middle School
Volume 6, Issue 11
November's PBIS Celebration
Hispanic Family Focus Groups
Secondary E-STEM Committee Convenes
"An interdisciplinary approach to instruction and learning focused on inquiry and real world problem-solving in the 21st Century, applying hands-on science, technology, engineering, and mathematical practices with projects and field experiences related to the environment."
I actually received the following email just this week from a parent regarding one great example of E-STEM learning that has been extremely engaging for our students, specifically our relationship with the U of M Raptor Center for our 7th graders. Here is what the parent had to say:
"Although the event has long since occurred, wanted you to know how much Dalton enjoyed the Raptor Center presentation. It was so up close and personal and informative; it sounded great from all that he shared with me.
So, just wanted to pass this along and say thank you to you and your staff for bringing this presentation into the school."
6th Grade Band's Showcase their Talents
"Good Morning Mr. Melody,
WOW, what a beautiful band concert last night! I was blown away by the entire night. I am sure the majority of the children are first time instrument players and they all played so well after only 3 months. This shows true dedication from both the students and you Mr. Melody! THANK YOU for being such a wonderful instructor , teacher, and mentor to our children, you are a true blessing and that concert was amazing!"
Strong representation at the MMSA Annual Conference
Quote of the Week (A favorite PLC Quote of mine)
The purpose of our school is to see to it that all our students learn at high levels, and
the future of our students depends on our success. We must work collaboratively to
achieve that purpose, because it is impossible to accomplish if we work in isolation.
And we must continually access our effectiveness in achieving our purpose on the
basis of results-tangible evidence that our students are acquiring the knowledge,
skills, and dispositions we feel are essential to their future success."
– On Common Ground, 2005
The Week Ahead
- Parent Advisory, 8:30 AM
- School Board Study Session, 6:00 PM
- 7th grade Girl's Choir Concert, 6:45 PM
- 6th grade Choir Concert, 8:00 PM
- HO/TO 6-8 Math Data Retreat, 2:15 PM
- Laker Pride Day
- Learning Teams, 2:15 PM
- Team Conferences, 3-7 PM
- Sunshine Committee, December Birthday Celebrations, 7 AM