Wildcat Weekly

March 4, 2019

Happy Birthday through Spring Break!

LUTHYE, STEVE

4-Mar

MARTINEZ-MENDOZA, ADRIANA

4-Mar

JAMES, GIOVANNA

5-Mar

MCCRARY, JAMES

6-Mar

BAMBACK, LINDA

7-Mar

FILIPSKI, LINDA

8-Mar

RADER, CHRISTY

9-Mar

RHODEN, BARRY

10-Mar

BARKER, KATHERINE

11-Mar

JACOB, MADI

11-Mar

MAY, KIM

11-Mar

BANOWSKY, JOHN

12-Mar

CAMBRA, STEF

12-Mar

GOODWIN, KYLE

12-Mar

SELLERS, TERESA

13-Mar

GULAM, SABAHAT

15-Mar

MORBITT, JENNIFER

15-Mar

Faculty Meeting

We will have a Faculty Meeting in C111 during the two lunches Wednesday, March 6. Please plan to attend. Thanks.

Leadership Meeting

The Leadership team will meet this Thursday, 7th period, B264.

Congratulations to Rodney Belcher

Following the girls' basketball state championship last spring, Rodney was selected Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Coach of the Year.


Last Friday he was back at that state tournament to be recognized for that award AND for being named NATIONAL COACH of the YEAR! See picture below.


Congratulations, Rodney.

Big picture

From the Registrar

TEACHERS:

The 3rd 9 week grading period will end Friday, March 8th – right before Spring Break.

Your grades will not be picked up until Wednesday MARCH 20th

Report cards will be in 2nd period teachers’ mailboxes on Friday the 22nd.

Two items of note:

a. Incompletes from the first semester should be cleared by now. I have sent emails to all teachers with outstanding “I” grades. If you have not responded please do so now. If you aren’t sure, please contact me and I’ll check the status.

b. The Final Class rank and GPA for Seniors will be run at the beginning of April so please encourage any seniors with Incompletes from 3rd 9 weeks (or before) to complete their work asap.

TEAMS Absence Reporting Update

Please take a moment to look at changes when entering an absence in TEAMS:


· You must request a sub….it is no longer the default choice.

· You may only edit future dates, and no dates already approved may be edited.

TEAMS UPDATE WHEN ENTERING AN ABSENCE:

TEAMS received an update on Friday. Employees entering absences through the Employee Service Center (ESC) will see a different user interface (calendar is gone). Please ensure your employees are aware, when inputting an absence through ESC, of the different feel and that they need to actively choose whether or not they need a sub. For more details, please see the information at the following TEAMS support link: http://support.teams.solutions/enhancements/Default.htm#2.11/Finance_MoreInfo/ESC_MyAbsenceReporting.htm

Thank you,

Shauna


There is a calendar showing work days that is accessible through much clicking in TEAMS in the Employee Service Center.

Here’s how you get to this calendar:

· Log in to your Employee Service Center

· Click on ‘my pay information’ on the left-hand side of the screen

· Highlight the most recent assignment year by clicking on its row

· Click ‘agree’ in the popup box

· After the popup box disappears, click on the blue text (should be your assigned role category, e.g.. ‘paraprof10mo’) beside the ‘calendar name’ text

· A calendar will pop up. You can’t input anything into this calendar, but you can at least see your working days/non-working days.

Reminders

Please be in your doorway between classes and doing a quick walk in your area during your conference period.


Please remember to have students turn in their phones before taking a bathroom pass.


Thank you.

Important Dates

2/28 -- Plano's Got Talent

2/28-3/1 -- Orchestra UIL Contest

3/1-3 -- Spanish Competition: Pan American Student Forum, San Antonio

3/2 -- Jazz Invitational

3/4-7 -- TELPAS Reading and Listening

3/6-10 -- State Academic Decathlon, San Antonio

3/7 -- Orchestra Spring Trip to Orlando

3/8 -- End of 3rd grading period

3/15-16 -- Robotics hosts First in Texas competition in our gym

3/22-23 -- Robotics to Greenville District Competition

3/22-23 -- Texas French Symposium @ PESH

4/3 -- Dance Class Showcase, 7 p.m., theatre

4/4-7 -- Band Spring Trip to Corpus

4/6-9 -- Choir Spring Trip to New Orleans

4/26-27 -- State VASE, San Marcos

Professional Learning

I. Campus and Personal Trade Hours: Do you have your hours???


Time to take a pulse check! Wondering how many hours you have logged as campus and personal trade hours? Just email Coryn and she’ll tell you!



II. There are still opportunities to sign up for Wellness PD. Here is the form to sign. We have adjusted the form so that you can sign up for multiple activities/dates at once. Hope you'll participate in these great activities designed to encourage a little self care!


III. Here are the dates when we will have campus pdh. These will also be in the lecture hall from 7:45-8:30, 3:30-4:15, and 4:30-5:15 each day.


3/21/19 Grading Tips sharing/Coryn

4/25/19 TBD

5/16/19 Collaborative teaming (progress assessment and planning)/Ashley Helms (afternoon times in C111)

These DO count toward your flex/trade hours.


IV. Campus Restorative Team

The SEL / Restorative Practices team has been working to put together several sessions of Professional Development for you to attend.

Most of the sessions are available to earn PD credit towards your required number of hours.

Our first session is this coming Thursday (2/21). We are offering a variety of times for the session throughout the day.

Click the link below to register for the date, time, and room you are interested in. You may sign up for one each month or just select the one(s) that interest you.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfJ9bq3XyUiivIJ0UF6spqCUXVtO44jRiynxHlZPeH4wUuFnw/viewform

We look forward to sharing these strands with you this spring semester.


IV. Our district Social Emotional Learning/Restorative Practices training sessions are now open for enrollment in MyLearning Plan. Please share with your staff members as you see fit.


March 20 --4:00-6:00- -Respect/Relationship Agreements-Bird Center-Building A

April 17 --3:30-5:30- Adult SEL Competence and Wellness- Bird Center-Building A

*****************SPORTS**********************

SOCCER

  • LADY WILDCATS vs Highland Park at Clark East, Tue. Mar. 5th. JV plays at 5:45pm and Varsity plays at 7:30pm.


  • WILDCATS vs Jesuit at Jesuit High, Tue. Mar. 5th. JV plays at 5:45pm and Varsity plays at 7:30pm.

SOFTBALL

  • JV & VARSITY LADY WILDCATS vs. Allen, Tue. Mar. 5th, at Allen. JV plays at 5:00pm and Varsity plays at 7:00pm.


  • JV & VARSITY LADY WILDCATS vs. Plano West, Fri. Mar. 8th, at PSHS. JV plays at 5:00pm and Varsity plays at 7:00pm.


  • JV & VARSITY LADY WILDCATS vs. McKinney, Tue. Mar. 12th, at PSHS. JV plays at 5:00pm and Varsity plays at 7:00pm.


  • JV & VARSITY LADY WILDCATS vs. Plano East, Wed. Mar. 13th, at Plano East. JV plays at 5:00pm and Varsity plays at 7:00pm.


BASEBALL

  • VARSITY WILDCATS at Frisco Tournament, Thu. Mar. 7th thru Sat. Mar. 9th.

Thu. Mar. 7th vs. Braswell at Lebanon Trail High School at 9:00am.

Thu. Mar. 7th vs. Midway at Lone Star High School at 3:00pm

Fri. Mar. 8th vs. Lebanon Trail at Dr. Pepper Ballpark at 12:00pm.

Fri. Mar. 8th vs. Independence at Dr. Pepper Ballpark at 3:00pm.

Sat. Mar. 9th vs. Newman Smith at Lone Star High School at 12:00pm.

Sat. Mar. 9th vs. Little Elm at Lone Star High School at 3:00pm.


  • JV WILDCATS vs McKinney North (DH), Fri. Mar. 8th at PSHS. Time is 4:30pm and 7:00pm.


  • VARSITY WILDCATS vs. Allen, Tue. Mar. 12th at Allen. Time is 7:30pm.


  • JV WILDCATS vs. Allen, Tue. Mar. 12th at Allen. Time is 4:30pm.


  • VARSITY WILDCATS vs. Allen, Fri. Mar. 15th at PSHS. Time is 7:30pm.


  • JV WILDCATS vs. Allen, Fri. Mar. 15th at PSHS. Time is 4:30pm.

TRACK

  • WILDCATS at Dan Christie Relays, Fri. Mar. 8th at Prosper High School in Prosper.


  • WILDCATS (800m and up only) at Texas Distance Festival, Sat. Mar. 16th at Dawson Middle School in Southlake.

GOLF

  • VARSITY BOYS at Prosper Tournament - Gentle Creek, Mon. Mar. 4th in Prosper.


  • JV GIRLS and BOYS at Watters Creek JV Tournament, Wed.Mar. 6th in Plano.

LACROSSE

  • WILDCATS vs. Texoma, Tue. Mar. 5th at PSHS. Time is 7:45pm.