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A Newsletter for Employees of the Mexico59 March 9, 2016

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Considering Retirement?

In order to be paid for your sick leave (maximum 100 days); anyone wishing to retire must have their notice into the Superintendent's Office by one of the following days, per Board Policies GCPC and GDPC:


Certified Staff: March 1, 2016

Support Staff: March 20, 2016 (for those retiring on the last day of school).


Those retiring on any other day then the last day of school will need to give 60 days notice in order to receive payment for sick leave.

April 4 to May 11 will be online testing and End of Course Exams

Remember back to last year, when online testing was going on and some internet access got shut down to allow for this? This might be an "AHA" moment for this year to plan your lessons without (or minimal) use of internet. TESTING WILL BE CONDUCTED APRIL 4-MAY 11.


Loud and disruptive activities are also asked to be kept to a minimum.

Employee Health Screening

Friday, March 18th, 9am-2pm

2101 Lakeview Road

Mexico, MO

ALL EMPLOYEES and RETIREES COVERED UNDER MEXICO SCHOOLS

ANTHEM HEALTH INSURANCE:


Health Screening event is coming soon!

Date: Friday, March 18, 2016

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location: Central Office Board Room

Eligible: Mexico School employees and retirees with Anthem Health coverage through Mexico Schools (sorry, spouses and dependents are not eligible, even if covered on your plan)

Sign up online: https://maximwellness.bioiq.com , Click on "Sign-up Now!", Choose "No, this is my first time." (logging in this way will work even if you participated last year). Complete registration entering Invitation Code "Mexico2016" when prompted.

This health screening is open to all employees and retired employees who have Anthem Health Insurance coverage through the Mexico School District. Sorry, spouses and dependents are not eligible. Please see attachments for more information or email Ondie Clark, Payroll Coordinator at oclark@mexico.k12.mo.us. Take 15 minutes to know your numbers!


Click here for more information/registration step-by-step.

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Resignation of Certified Staff - Policy GCPB and memo

The above link is to the policy pertaining to Resignation of Certified Staff. All certified staff received a memo on this last month. https://docs.google.com/a/mexico.k12.mo.us/document/d/1GnMqiOKjVF0C0OUblXaUyQxoD3luH_RH9SrS-F8Aydk/edit?usp=sharing

Transfers Request Process

Teachers -- it is nearly hiring season again. There is no longer a March 1st deadline to request a transfer to another building. Instead, all openings will be handled on a case-by-case basis.


Process: (Transfer requests are now done on TalentEd. No paperwork needs to be sent to the principal)


A. If an opening becomes available in your own building that you are interested in, you just need to talk to your principal about the process.


B. If an opening becomes available in a different building, then you need to fill out an internal application in TalentEd so that principal and Central Office know you have an interest.


There are no guarantees on transfer requests. Every situation is different and we will try to do what is best for kids in the long run.


Please contact Bethany Collins if you have questions on filling out an internal application. x2401.

Administrative Policies regarding social media

This link below will take you to the Administrative Policies on Social Media Participation. These policies affect everyone employed by Mexico59. The forms can also be found in the Document Center.


If you would like a Facebook page of your own, for your classroom/need, please fill out the form, have your building administrator sign it, and return to Jo Ann Diffenderfer.

MHS Wrestlers to compete at Nationals

Best wishes to MHS Wrestlers as they prepare for two different national competitions.


Flonationals (March 23-25th) Indiana, PA: Brit Wilson 160 pounds


NHSCA Natonals (March 31- April 3) Virginia Beach, VA:

Dylan Patton Sophomore 113

Dillon Nichols Freshman 132

Jordan Jones Senior 132

Kellen Ekern Sophomore 152

Brit Wilson Junior 160

Jaylen Lee Senior 182

Terrese Aaron Sophomore 285

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Mexico School District 59 Position Openings

2015-2016

CERTIFIED

Part-Time Evening welding

Speech Pathologist/Speech Language Pathology Assistant(4)


SUPPORT STAFF

Accounts Payable Clerk

Summer Paint Crew

Bus Drivers & Substitute Bus Drivers

Substitute Food Service Workers

Substitute Nurses

Substitute Teachers


2016-2017 School Year

CERTIFIED

Mathematics Teacher - MHS

Spanish - MHS

English - MHS

Science - MMS

Early Childhood Teacher- ECC


SUPPORT STAFF

Food Service Worker

MSTA Ambassador of Higher Education Application

Click the link above to apply to be an MSTA Ambassador of Higher Education

2016-2017 Academic Calendar

Click the link above to see the 2016-2017 Academic Calendar.

Instructional Resources

Gina Gilman, Sue Nixon, Elaine Hansett and Casey Echelmeier compiled this information for everyone to use. Click the above link to connect to their site.

K-5 Math Help

Click the above link to get to the short article about ConnectEd and Everyday Math resources. Information is also on each Elementary School's page on the link called "Classroom Pages"

Instructional Technology Blog

Click here for Casey Echelmeier's blog postings.

Mexico Chamber of Commerce Newsletter - March

Here is a link to the current Mexico Chamber of Commerce Newsletter for your information.

MHS Growl is now online

There are several featured pages on the Growl website. Be sure to check it out each week. They publish a new edition each Friday.

Bulldog Bytes

Bulldog Bytes will be available in your in box each Wednesday (with some exceptions around Thanksgiving, Christmas, & Summer break). Send items to be published to jdiffenderfer@mexico.k12.mo.us. These items can be wedding photos, birth announcements/photos, fund raisers for sports and civic clubs, and other district wide communication needs.