Team Green It's Friday, October 14, 2016

October: Begin with the End in Mind

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Habit 2 - Begin with the End in Mind

It's about connecting again with your own uniqueness and then defining the personal, moral, and ethical guidelines within which you can most happily express and fulfill yourself. Begin with the End in Mind means to begin each day, task, or project with a clear vision of your desired direction and destination, and then continue by flexing your proactive muscles to make things happen.

Do you know someone with this attitude? "I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference"? If so, nominate them for “It's on Me” by sending an email to Jason DeMassimo. Please give a brief explanation of why this person is deserving of this award!

Congratulations BLT Members!

For all of you that serve on one of the three Building Leadership Teams - THANK YOU! You are the recipient of this week's TGIF It's on Me! award! You certainly are the model of what
"Beginning with the End in Mind" is all about! While we haven't yet figured out a "proper" thank've all been working so hard on your building academic rubrics that we thought we would use the opportunity in the TGIF to tell you! Our students will truly benefit from your hard work!

Rewarding Student Inventors -CHECK THIS OUT!

The Toshiba/National Science Teachers Association ExploraVision Awards Program encourages kids to create a vision of future technology by combining their imaginations with the tools of science. A teacher will guide his or her group of two to four students as they pick a current technology, research it, envision what it might look like in 20 years and describe the development steps, pros and cons, and obstacles.
Maximum awards: $10,000 savings bond for each team member
Eligibility: K-12 students
Deadline: Feb. 6

Please Join Us for An Unforgettable

and Powerful Performance of…

ECHOES from the GAP

An EdTrust Presentation for ALL Educators

about ALL Students

- Puts front and center the stories of the young people behind the numbers we look at in our districts, buildings and classrooms.

- Hear the stories in their own words of those whose lives are deeply affected by — even determined by — their educational experiences.

- Integrates student voices with existing national data, drawing connections to key issues educators and advocates grapple with as they work to improve schools.

TWO PRESENTATIONS ARE BEING PROVIDED (Doors open at 4 PM; No registration required):

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

4:30 – 5:45 PM

Wooster High School PAC Auditorium

515 Oldman Road, Wooster, OH 44691

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

4:30 – 5:45 PM

Oakwood Middle School Auditorium

2300 Schneider Street NE, Canton, OH 44721

About Presenter Brooke Haycock

A former high school dropout from an urban public school system, playwright-researcher Brooke Haycock has been with The Education Trust, Washington, DC, for more than a decade. Her issue-focused docudramas, based entirely on interviews with students and educators, transform research into performance, exposing the stories behind the data and driving straight to the heart of debate around equity in schools. Brooke is the author of Ed Trust’s Echoes From the Gap series, and her other off-stage writing —focused on student stories and message communication in schools — has appeared in Phi Delta Kappan and is regularly featured in Ed Trust’s blog, The Equity Line. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from The University of California–Santa Barbara and Master’s from Johns Hopkins University.

This presentation is being provided by the Straight A ALL IN Grant,

partnered by State Support Team 9, Stark and Tri-county ESCs and Stark Education Partnership.

If questions, please contact Peg Deibel, ALL IN Grant Program Manager, at


Neal Johnson - Oct. 18
Danica Brunker - Oct. 24
Dave Hagenbaugh - Oct. 28
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A Note About Early Release Time

Per the GLEA contract Article 21 A.3. ..."teacher work time shall include two (2) hours per month of individually directed work time". Please note that this language was agreed upon to be a benefit to teachers to give you time to work on whatever is needed to help you be a better educator and manage your responsibilities. This time could be spent individually in your classroom, meeting as a team, having time with an administrator or other educational expert, watching a webinar, working on unit plans, curriculum maps or even working on SafeSchools training. "Individually directed" means you can work alone, and/or as a team - as long as team members have all agreed in advance to use the time to work together! From time to time the district may offer voluntary training during those times which are completely optional for you, as teachers, to attend. We know that some of you benefit from being part of a team and having the time to learn something new, or ask questions. It is YOUR choice!

Enjoy your 2 hours on Friday, October 21!

Upcoming Events

Oct. 17 - Sacred Concert 7:00pm

Oct. 18 - P/T Conf. Gr 6-12 2:30-8:30pm

Oct. 20 - P/T Conf. Gr. K-5 4-7:00pm
Oct. 21 - Early Release

Oct. 21 - End of 1st Reporting Period

Oct. 28 - Senior Citizen Breakfast 8-9:00am