Weekly News

December 14 - 18, 2015

SMART Start - December 16, 2015 - Eric Jensen Student Achievement Booster - Spaced Learning

Mrs. Gaby will be facilitating and we will meet in the band room at 7:35 am. The staff will gain a greater understanding of spaced learning by experiences, reading and writing. Teachers will transfer their learning by evaluating an unit of study.

Welcome Jack Trammel

We have hired a new custodian and he started this week. Jack Trammel, Syracuse resident, has joined our custodial staff. Welcome!


Have you noticed the new green shirts for the custodians? Nice! Jack's are ordered.

Turn Off - Unplug - CLEAN OUT THE REFRIGERATORS

Teachers & Paras,

The refrigerators were left for the custodians at Thanksgiving break to clean out. Several people told us they didn't have anything in the refrigerators, but the one in the staff lounge was jam packed full. There was a whole crock pot of chili in there. While you are in and out of the staff lounge this next week, grab your containers and salad dressing bottles and let's simplify how much needs to be thrown out on Friday. Thanks!

NWEA Grades 2-8 - January 4 - 29, 2016

It is almost time for the NWEA assessments. Remember there is a new way to assign students to take the tests. All of the training documents are in Google Drive - Joy Goshert and Shawn Johnson are the owners. They are dated Aug. 31 and Sept. 15 if you need a quick refresher. Ryan and Roger will be working with you on the dates each grade level will test. For example; we found it was more efficient to have all second grade take the same test on the same day. More to come on this from Mr. Connor.

Visit from the IDOE - Onsite Monitoring - Lisa Dercach - December 16

Daily Schedule:

8:30 am - she will meet with members of the school improvement team

9:30 am - 11:00 am Classroom Observations w/Principal

11:00 am - 11:30 am Faculty Group Interview - you know who you are

12:30 pm Debrief Meeting with Mrs. Kaiser

Upcoming Events

Monday, December 14

Enjoy the goodies in the staff lounge from Mrs. Kaiser & Mr. Connor

Elem PBIS meeting in the training room 7:35 am

Data Committee meeting in Amy's room 7:35 am

PBIS Blitz Week

PTO Sponsored Awards for Walk-a-Thon - actually they are for a half of a day:


  • Principal for the Day: Ella Beezley
  • Assistant Principal for the day: Brian Lehman
  • Guidance Counselor for the day: Kylie Evans
  • Librarian for a Day: Cameron Zimmerman

Grade 3 Swimming


Grades 5/6 Classroom/Grade level spelling bees - block 6

ACR Re: MK Taylor 2:30 pm

Kaiser/Worrell/Guardian/Voirol meeting 3:30 pm


Tuesday, December 15

Tie Tuesday

Kaiser out 1/2 day in the am

RtI Training Room 7:35 am Re:EB

Kindergarten - Compost Stew Programs 8:30 am

Grades 5-8 Sp Ed girls to Fairfield Cosmotology 7:45 am

Grade 3 Swimming

Re-Eval Conference Re: DW Davis 2:00pm

7 BBB & Cheer Pics 3:15 pm

6 BBB@Bremen 5 pm


Wednesday, December 16

SMART Start Schedule

On Site Monitoring Visit - Lisa Dercach - Training Room closed

Grade 3 Swimming

Chess Club 3:15 pm


Thursday, December 17

Safety Committee 7:35 am Training Room

ACR Re: BK Upchurch/Griepentrog 10 am

Grade 3 Swimming

ACR Re: RL Upchurch/Griepentrog

MS & HS Band Program at WHS 6 pm


Friday, December 18

Staff Christmas Breakfast 7:30 am Library

No Grade 3 Swimming

Elementary Christmas Music Dance/Party - Small Gym 2:30 pm

Ski Club 3:15 pm - midnight

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