CHS Cowboy Express (Bi-Weekly)
September 18, 2015
Welcome our new CHS family members!
Grant Submission Window is OPEN!
From Angie Arthur
The Coppell Education Foundation would like to announce that the 2015 Grant submission window is open, as of September 14 and will close on October 14 at 4:30 pm.
All applications must be submitted through this google form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1aOIDV-RnJKysmwO6wWVsEL3uLu8ZjImW5PLPLctppG8/viewform). It can also be accessed through our websitewww.coppellisdef.com, by clicking on grant info and grant application process.
Once an application has been submitted through the google form and the signed policies and procedures form has been sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, a confirmation email will be sent to the applicant and administrator.
We look forward to reading all the creative, transformative ideas that provide learning opportunities for our students beyond the four walls of the classroom.
Meaningful professional learning ignites inspiration and passion
In the upcoming days, each iLead member, on behalf of the iDesign team, will solicit feedback and submit conversation proposals for the upcoming professional learning day. Be thinking about your sources of inspiration and passion that contribute to your professional learning.
Add to your red folders!
From Nurse Dorn:
Click the links below to print 2 generic emergency action plans for you to add to your red folders. These are general guidelines to follow if a student is undiagnosed and is experiencing these symptoms in your classroom. Please remember to keep these folders accessible for your subs.
NUTS & BOLTS
Drug & Alcohol Education Program- For Teens & Parents (PRINT FLYER & hang in your classroom)
From Sharron Thurlkill:Click on the link below for the October CARE/New Directions Program offered by Coppell’s YMCA. As we discussed in our Nuts and Bolts Session, this is a four week, Drug and Alcohol Education Program, for teens and their parents. Remember, a family doesn’t have to live in Coppell to attend. Also, if a family wants to attend but does not have the money, please let me know. The YMCA wants this program to be available to everyone.
Hats in Hallways- Allowed
Update to After School Library Policy:
Previous Policy: All students must be in the library by 4:10. Any student arriving after 4:10 (due to tutoring) must be accompanied by a teacher.
Updated Policy: All students must be in the library by 4:10. Any student arriving after 4:10 (due to tutoring) must be accompanied by a teacher or a teacher must call the library circulation desk (6577) to let the librarians know a student should be arriving from their tutoring soon.
Remember that our purpose is to ensure that all learners are safe here at CHS. Students should not be unsupervised in the building after 4:00. If you have a club or tutoring, please make sure your learners get out of the building following your meeting or tutoring session.
Please Note: September 24th Fire Drill Has Been Cancelled!
Student of the Month- Integrity or Patriotism (September)
Please take a few minutes to nominate student(s) who have shown integrity or patriotism:
Steps to nominate:
- Log into Eduphoria
- Click on Formspace
- Click on Submit New Form (bottom left corner)
- Select General Forms
- Select Cowboy Spotlight of the Month
Level Down Information:
(Please do not share this link with students. This is for your information only at this time)
Coppell Gifted Association (CGA)- Free Membership through 10/16/15
"A Staff is a Team"
A note from head football coach: Mike DeWitt
With the school year in full swing and the first grading period upon us, I wanted to let you know that the football coaching staff is a resource for you. We hold our athletes accountable in everything they do. Each coach checks players’ grades and attendance weekly. Our objectives are to win in life, win in the classroom, and win on the field – in that order. We recognize the importance of working as a team to accomplish a common goal. Nick Saban says, “A staff is a team”. That is true of a campus as well. We are all part of a team called CHS. We want to help you as you invest and teach our kids. Below is a list of coaches and their email. All coaches work with all 300 kids, but I have designated certain coaches for different grade levels which may help you when wondering who to contact for help. Please let us know if you are having academic or discipline issues with a player in your class. Thank you for what you do each and every day!
Mike DeWitt (grades 9-12) email@example.com
Eric De Los Santos (grades 12) firstname.lastname@example.org
Jay Jones (grades 12) email@example.com
Kirk McBride (grades 12) firstname.lastname@example.org
Devin Lemons (grades 11) email@example.com
Steve Fex (grades 11) firstname.lastname@example.org
Braxton Sherrill (grades 11) email@example.com
Scooter Calvert (grades 11) firstname.lastname@example.org
Blake Johnson (grades 10) email@example.com
Otrea Robison (grades 10) firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt Smith (grades 10) email@example.com
Blaine McBride (grades 9) firstname.lastname@example.org
Nate Blackwell (grades 9) email@example.com
Josh McKiddy (grades 9) firstname.lastname@example.org
Karl Pointer (grades 9) email@example.com
From Jamila Thomas:
Now that we are in full swing, you are learning how to identify and support each student’s needs. One of our goals is to help students who have already been identified with dyslexia. We want to provide you with a clear process to improve how to support all students. The resources provided will enable you to gain an insight into the impact of dyslexia on the acquisition of literacy, numeracy and verbal communication skills. It will act as a practical guide to help you develop individual and whole class strategies to accommodate differences in learning successfully. This is resource is a best practices tool as is not mandatory to implement.