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Staff Update - Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Dates (please check the website for a more complete list)
No School – Thanksgiving Wednesday – Friday, November 22-24
School Board Meeting Monday, November 27
NW Christmas Program Thursday, December 7 at 2:30 and 7:00 pm
MTSS Early Dismissal Wednesday, December 13 at 2:00 pm
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Job Openings
HS Assistant Volleyball Coach
Deadline: Friday, December 1, 2017
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Technology Workshops – From Mrs. Smith

PD sessions run from 3:30-4:00. Please let me know if you plan to attend so I have the appropri-ate number of materials ready for you. Also, if you have any suggestions for topics, don't hesi-tate to throw them my way. I would be happy to customize something specific for you. Lastly, if you can't attend a certain time or date, but want to learn about the topic being presented, let me know and we can work something out!

12-11 North Ward 3:30 -Computer Lab - Google Slides - Beyond the Slideshow
This session will show you how to use Google Slides for interactive learning as well as some al-ternative ways for students to show you what they know. It isn't just a slideshow platform, even though that's how we initially use it!
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"Thanksgiving, man.  Not a good to be my pants." - Kevin James

 

Staff Update - Thursday, November 16, 2017

Dates (please check the website for a more complete list)

No School – Thanksgiving Wednesday – Friday, November 22-24
School Board Meeting Monday, November 27
NW Christmas Program Thursday, December 7 at 2:30 and 7:00 pm
MTSS Early Dismissal Wednesday, December 13 at 2:00 pm
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Job Openings

None at this time
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Veteran's Day Program

Thank you to everyone who helped make it another great event including: Mr. Allen, Mrs. McCumber, Mrs. Fowler, Miss Pirtle, Miss Bowen, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Hornaday, and Mrs. Craddock.
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Sick/Personal Day Forms

Please make sure they are completed and given to your principal in a timely fashion. It throws our system off when we receive those weeks after you were gone.
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Technology Workshops – From Mrs. Smith

PD sessions run from 3:30-4:00. Please let me know if you plan to attend so I have the appropri-ate number of materials ready for you. Also, if you have any suggestions for topics, don't hesi-tate to throw them my way. I would be happy to customize something specific for you. Lastly, if you can't attend a certain time or date, but want to learn about the topic being presented, let me know and we can work something out!

11-20 TCHS 3:30 - Upstairs Computer Lab - Discovery Education
Maybe you are a new user or have noticed Discovery looks slightly different than the last time you used it. Attend this session to learn how to use your Discovery Education Account to its full-est! From building a library to assigning student work, it will all be covered.

12-11 North Ward 3:30 -Computer Lab - Google Slides - Beyond the Slideshow
This session will show you how to use Google Slides for interactive learning as well as some al-ternative ways for students to show you what they know. It isn't just a slideshow platform, even though that's how we initially use it!
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"It's harder to be a minimalist with kids, but it's so much more important." - The Minimalists

 

 

Staff Update - Friday, November 10, 2017

Dates (please check the website for a more complete list)

Veterans Day Program (HS) Friday, November 10
No School – Thanksgiving Wednesday – Friday, November 22-24
School Board Meeting Monday, November 27
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Job Openings

None at this time
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Memorial Trees

This is the time of year when we purchase trees. If you know of anyone who is interested in purchasing a tree in someone's name, please let me know in the next couple of weeks. We are looking planting them in November.
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Sick/Personal Day Forms

Please make sure they are completed and given to your principal in a timely fashion. It throws our system off when we receive those weeks after you were gone.
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Technology Workshops – From Mrs. Smith

Now that XC is over, I am ready to being scheduling some PD sessions that will run from 3:30-4:00. Please let me know if you plan to attend so I have the appropriate number of materials ready for you. Also, if you have any suggestions for topics, don't hesitate to throw them my way. I would be happy to customize something specific for you. Lastly, if you can't attend a certain time or date, but want to learn about the topic being presented, let me know and we can work something out!

11-20 TCHS 3:30 - Upstairs Computer Lab - Discovery Education
Maybe you are a new user or have noticed Discovery looks slightly different than the last time you used it. Attend this session to learn how to use your Discovery Education Account to its full-est! From building a library to assigning student work, it will all be covered.

12-11 North Ward 3:30 -Computer Lab - Google Slides - Beyond the Slideshow
This session will show you how to use Google Slides for interactive learning as well as some al-ternative ways for students to show you what they know. It isn't just a slideshow platform, even though that's how we initially use it!
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"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." - John F. Kennedy

Staff Update - Friday, November 3, 2017

Dates (please check the website for a more complete list)
GCN Trainings Friday, October 27 at 4:00 pm (I haven't checked yet!)
MTSS Early Dismissal Wednesday, October 8 at 2:00 pm
Veterans Day Program (HS) Friday, November 10
No School – Thanksgiving Wednesday – Friday, November 22-24
School Board Meeting Monday, November 27
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Job Openings

None at this time!
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Memorial Trees

This is the time of year when we purchase trees. If you know of anyone who is interested in purchasing a tree in someone's name, please let me know in the next couple of weeks. We are looking planting them in November.
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FREE Flu Shots

Wednesday, November 8 to finish up. Thank you for participating!
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Parent/Teacher Conferences

Thank you for all of your help and keep up the good work!
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Technology Workshops – From Mrs. Smith

Now that XC is over, I am ready to being scheduling some PD sessions that will run from 3:30-4:00. Please let me know if you plan to attend so I have the appropriate number of materials ready for you. Also, if you have any suggestions for topics, don't hesitate to throw them my way. I would be happy to customize something specific for you. Lastly, if you can't attend a certain time or date, but want to learn about the topic being presented, let me know and we can work something out!

11-7 East Prairie 3:30 - Board Room - Chromebook Tips and Tricks
Do you have a Chromebook or use one at school quite a bit? Attend this to learn some things about the device to make you a "power user".

11-20 TCHS 3:30 - Upstairs Computer Lab - Discovery Education
Maybe you are a new user or have noticed Discovery looks slightly different than the last time you used it. Attend this session to learn how to use your Discovery Education Account to its full-est! From building a library to assigning student work, it will all be covered.

12-11 North Ward 3:30 -Computer Lab - Google Slides - Beyond the Slideshow
This session will show you how to use Google Slides for interactive learning as well as some al-ternative ways for students to show you what they know. It isn't just a slideshow platform, even though that's how we initially use it!
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Great Job Tony and Scott!

New EP Gym flag. #Merica
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Last But Not Least

Turn your clocks back 1 hour this weekend!
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"Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?" - George Carlin

 

Staff Update - Friday, October 20, 2017

Dates (please check the website for a more complete list)

Grades LIVE 4:00 pm on Friday, October 20
School Board Meeting Monday, October 23
Parent Conferences Thursday, October 26
GCN Trainings Friday, October 27 at 4:00 pm
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Job Openings

One on One Aide/w Crossing Guard Duties at TCHS Begins Monday, October 30, 2017
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Memorial Trees

This is the time of year when we purchase trees. If you know of anyone who is interested in purchasing a tree in someone's name, please let me know in the next couple of weeks. We are looking planting them in November.
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FREE Flu Shots – Information from Nurse Lemay

The sign-ups are officially out. At NW, they are on the window outside my office. At EP, they will be on the wall in the copy room after the Staff Meeting today. I will pass the sign-up around today. At the HS, they are on the counter in the office.

Sandy from Shopko will be coming on November 10 (date to be announced) to give flu shots. If you signed up, I will be putting a piece of paper in your mailbox that needs filled out and returned to me, along with a copy of your insurance card. I will fax these to Shopko as soon as I get them back so that they can start running the claims. Thank you.
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GCN Trainings for 2017-2018 (Tick Tock)

This year's list is below. We all have until Friday, October 27 at midnight.  www.gcntraining.com
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Parent/Teacher Conferences

Reach out to as many parents/families as needed. Nothing changes by accident!
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Congratulations to Coach Romine AND His Players

If everything goes well tonight, they will have gone 3 years and not lost in the regular season. 27-0. Winning isn't the only goal, but it is a byproduct of hard work, discipline, and teamwork.

Congratulations to the players, coaches, parents, athletic director, secretaries, principal, cheerleaders, band, dance team, stat and video people, and numerous others who have been part of this amazing run.

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Paper cut:  A tree's final moment of revenge.

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