Bearcat Brief

March 24, 2017

Notes from Niki

I'm sorry I have missed a couple of weeks of this. I've had it mostly ready to go and not remembered to send it at the right times.

Can you believe we only have 7 Mondays left in the school year? Easter Break, MAP testing, and the end of the year will be here before you know it, but we have much to accomplish in that time.


  • Next Wednesday will be the training for GLA testing. I am planning on having the testing and non-testing schedule to share with you then. I did a lot of tallying and note-taking trying to get all class hours evened out, but am certainly willing to adjust if there are errors or holes. It will be an "all hands on deck" time of the year to get everyone tested with as little disruption as possible.
  • On April 6, the Behavior Committee members will be traveling to some area middle schools to look at how they have implemented Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (SW-PBIS). If we like what we see, we will be sharing more about it at the next faculty meeting.
  • Don't forget to make your plan to vote on April 4. I certainly have no objections to using your plan time to do that. If you need to make special arrangements, let me know.

Student Showcase

I am so impressed by the quality and variety of things that will be on display during the student showcase. I don't know if I really shared the origins of this event- I didn't just think we needed something else to do.

In the fall, the parent advisory group asked that we have something where students could be the stars. They thought of a talent show, concert, and art show. In refining this idea with some teachers, we thought that being able to show off a little bit of everything- including all academics- would be perfect. I'm really excited about how this event is shaping up and hope you can help promote it with students and get some families to this building in a very non-threatening way. Thank you for all you have done to this point.

Professional Reading/ Resources:

http://inservice.ascd.org/15-resources-on-sparking-student-creativity/

Upcoming Events

March

March 27- Kid's First Meeting, 3:30

March 28- HMS Student Showcase, 5:30- 7:00

March 29- Fire Drill at 1:10 p.m.

March 29- GLA training, 3:12 in the library

March 31- Choir Recruitment for current 7th grade students- 2:20

March 31- Student of the Month Assembly, 2:45

March 31- Last day to submit to parent newsletter

April

April 4- Election Day- get out and exercise your civic responsibility

April 4- 7/8 Grade Track Meet @Union, 4:15

April 5- Paraprofessional Appreciation Day

April 6- Behavior Committee out for PBIS site visits

April 7- 5th Grade PLC, 9:15

April 7- HMS Relays @home (I'm sure we still need volunteers if you are available)

April 10- 14- National Library Week

April 10- 7/8 Grade Track Meet@ Pacific, 4:15

April 10- Board of Education Meeting***(change of date b/c of Spring Break)

April 13-17- Easter Break- enjoy!

April 13- 7/8 Grade Track @Owensville MS Relays 4:00

April 18- GLA Testing begins