Badger Bulletin

Volume 2, Issue 11

Badger Family,

We will spend the upcoming week together with students who are experiencing a variety of emotions about the upcoming Thanksgiving break. Some of our students have wonderful trips planned, some will have a great meal with their family where they discuss what they are thankful for, some are not looking forward to being home for a week, and some will be thankful for the food that we have all donated so that they can have groceries. What a great time to stop and express gratitude toward a student as well as a colleague who has made a difference for you this school year. We may see changes in behavior due to our upcoming break so please continue to be consistently in the hallway or at your door each passing period. I hope you have a great week here at school and then an amazing week off with your family and friends!

Happy Thanksgiving!
~Elisha

Builder's Club

EWMS Builder's Club kicked off their 2015-2016 community service by volunteering at the Kiwanis of Saginaw Veterans Day Memorial Service. The students greeted veterans, active military, and guests as they handed out buttons, programs, and flags. After the ceremony, they helped serve each guest a BBQ sandwich dinner with all the fixings. We concluded our night with cleaning up. The Builder's Club students were joined by EMSISD Key Clubs from SHS and BHS. Prior to the ceremony, students wrapped boxes of donations for Community Link and the holiday help. It was a day filled with helping others. As one student put it, "This was fun to help those who have given so we can be students today."
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Our Week At A Glance

Sunday (11/15)
  • Happy Birthday, Nyemade Gilmore!
Monday (11/16)
  • GenTX Week begins
  • Board Meeting
  • Grades due in computer by 8:00 am / 3rd 6 weeks begins
Tuesday (11/17)
  • Social Studies GVC's with Ms. Diffie
  • Science District PLC 6th AM & 7th PM

Wednesday (11/18)

  • Edits Due By Noon
  • Because We Care Celebration for Education Foundation / CTHS Cafe / 4:45 - 6:00

Thursday (11/19)

  • Thanksgiving Luncheon/ Front Office Lounge / All 3 Lunches
  • Boys Basketball vs. CMS @ HOME C 4:30, B 5:30, A 6:30
  • Girls Basketball vs. CMS @ CMS C 4:30, B 5:30, A 6:30

  • Elisha / District Meeting / AM

Friday (11/20)

  • Report Cards Sent Home / Advisory
  • Girls Basketball Tournament @ Springtown HS
Saturday (11/21)
  • Happy Birthday, Emily Staples!
  • Girls Basketball Tournament @ Springtown HS
Sunday (11/22)
  • Happy Birthday, Belga Brizuela!

11/23- 11/27- Thanksgiving Break

Veteran's Day Breakfast

Thank you to all the Staff and Students that helped us with our Veteran's Day Breakfast and assembly. We had such a great turn out.
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Important Upcoming Dates

  • 12/3 - Faculty Meeting @ 7:50 or 3:40
  • 12/8 - Instructional Rounds
  • 12/8 - Winter Choir Concert / EWMS / 7:00
  • 12/9 - 8th Graders touring HCTC & Lockheed Presentation
  • 12/9 - Theater students to Boswell periods 1 - 4
  • 12/12 - Dinner Theater
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Badger Business

  • Our instructional rounds that were scheduled on 11/17 will not happen on 11/17 but will instead take place on Tuesday, 12/8. They will take place during your conference period and are voluntary. I look forward to continue learning through this process with you. Please mark your calendar!
  • Thanks again for those who took time to complete the advisory survey. Due to the feedback that we received, we are making some changes. Your voices have been heard. The new Advisory guidelines are attached to this Badger Bulletin email. Please read all 3 pages. A work on work (WOW) pass for advisory has also been included on the email and it prints 4 to a page. It is imperative that all guidelines are followed. If you have any questions, please email me.
  • Please do not forget to sign up to contribute to our upcoming Thanksgiving Luncheon. We are looking forward to eating and giving thanks with you!
  • Please watch the video below when you do not have young children or students in your presence. I hope the video inspires you and makes you laugh. You truly are all miracle workers even if you aren't able to see the miracle!
  • I have enjoyed praising and celebrating students for a variety of reasons. Please continue to send me names and reasons to celebrate kids. This is helping me get to know our students.
  • I am thrilled to see the number of positive post cards that have been written and addressed to be mailed to our students and/or parents. There were many teachers that wrote far more than 10. You may never know the impact you made by writing a postcard but I can tell you that your words are powerful and make a difference.
  • Reminder - the parent conference form is due to your PDAS administrator on 11/20. I enjoyed seeing all of the parents that you all invited to our campus to conference with you. I hope you gained valuable information and insight during the parent conferences.
  • If you choose to participate in our designated spirit days for our upcoming basketball season, you may wear jeans those days.
  • I am so excited about our UIL coaches! We are going to do amazing with UIL. Please make sure you recruit enough competitors to have full teams as well as an alternate should one of your students not be able to compete on the Friday or Saturday. Thank you, Meredith Walling, for coordinating UIL. Please make sure you send Meredith Walling your practice days and times so that she may add it to the information that will be sent home.
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Taylor Mali: Miracle Workers

Shout Outs!

  • Gayatri Pandit & Danny Knowles - Thank you for doing such a great job giving meds to students and documenting them appropriately during the field trip to TCC!
  • BJ Kiser and Priscilla Green - Thank you for your generosity with our students!
  • Christie Warden - Thank you for organizing a nice Veterans Day breakfast as well as assembly for our Veterans and students!
  • Danny Knowles - Thank you for working with Junior Achievement and TCC to provide our students with an amazing learning opportunity in the form of a field trip!
  • Leanne Jackson - Thank you for using humor with your colleagues!
  • Cara Shaffer, Karri Boyd, Carl Lorey, and Kyle Wheatley - Thank you for the beautiful performances at our assembly!
  • Ashley Velasco - Thank your for making sure our Ice Cream Social was set up!
  • Elisha McDonald - Thank you for the Ice Cream Social! The Blue Bell was wonderful!
  • Holly Willis - Thank you for celebrating students and their successes with administration!
  • Daryel Sellers, Bri Perry, and Kellie Dixon - Thank you for presenting at the CAST conference!
  • Katie Groves, Garrett Smith, Leanne Jackson, Heather Crawford, and Kayla Bradford - Thank you for covering classes!
  • Our amazing custodial staff - Thank you for ALL you do! You truly are amazing and help keep Ed Willkie looking fabulous as well as set up, take down, set up, and take down areas so that we can have assemblies!
  • Our coaching staff - Thank you for your flexibility and allowing us to use your gyms which conflicts with your practices!

Very brief article below - Please read

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