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Staff Update - Friday, January 12, 2018

Dates (please check the website for a more complete list)
No School – MLK Day Monday, January 15
School Board Meeting Monday, January 22
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Job Openings

HS Assistant Volleyball Coach

Deadline: Until filled

NHS Sponsor
Deadline: Until filled

High School Principal
Deadline: Friday, February 2, 2018

FCS Teacher – 2nd Semester or 2018-2019 school year
Deadline: Until filled
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100th Day

It's coming!
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Seniority Lists

Any updated information is due next Wednesday by 4:00 pm.
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Technology Workshops

Mrs. Smith would like to offer 3 after school PD sessions over the next month. One that is for a service we already have, one for what we HAVE to do (standardized tests) and one for creativi-ty! Please let me know if you would like to attend so I can prepare accordingly.

Wednesday - January 17th - 3:30 at EP

Discovery Education - Creating Classrooms and Assignments/Multimedia Boards
During the Discovery PD session I held before Christmas, it was discussed that an additional ses-sion would be beneficial that would show how to assign students a multimedia assign-ment/quiz/board which are all options in our subscription-based accounts. Attend to learn how to take full advantage of what Discovery Education has to offer!

Tuesday - January 30th - 3:30 at NW
Edulastic
This site is a perfect way to allow students the opportunity to practice standardized tests to prepare for upcoming spring assessments. This site allows you to sync with Google Classroom to make it very easy to enroll students and assign tasks. This site has a bank of 41,000 free questions that are aligned to common core. It also has questions that allow students to practice for PARCC with drag and drop, passages, multi-part, labeling images, graphing and more.

Tuesday - February 13th - 3:30 at TCHS
Microsoft Sway

Thanks to Mrs. Hoel's suggestion, I will show you how to use Sway It is an online application that allows you to create and share interactive reports, presentations, per-sonal stories, and more.
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"If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way." - Napoleon Hill

 

 

Staff Update - Friday, January 5, 2018

Dates (please check the website for a more complete list)
MTSS – 2:00 pm Dismissal Wednesday, January 10
No School – MLK Day Monday, January 15
School Board Meeting Monday, January 22
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Job Openings

HS Assistant Volleyball Coach
Deadline: Until filled

NHS Sponsor
Deadline: Until filled

HS Assistant Baseball Coach
Deadline: Friday, January 5, 2018

High School Principal
Deadline: Friday, February 2, 2018

FCS Teacher – 2nd Semester or 2018-2019 school year
Deadline: Until filled
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2 Hour Delayed Start

I was a little worried since we haven't use a delayed start in a while, but it went very well.  Everyone from Goulds Bus Service to the students to the staff did great.

As I said in my email Thursday, we were only missing 4 students due to weather. This is a much lower number than I anticipated.

We will continue to give everyone as much notice as possible with any kind of schedule change.
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MTSS

If you haven't read the article in this week's Tuscola Journal, please do so. The article was great and things are moving in the right direction.

Thanks to the building coaches for all of their help in getting the program started.
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"Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right." - Oprah Winfrey

 

Staff Update - Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Dates (please check the website for a more complete list)
School Resumes Wednesday, January 3, 2018
No School – MLK Day Monday, January 15, 2018
School Board Meeting Monday, January 22, 2018
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Job Openings

HS Assistant Volleyball Coach
Deadline: Until filled

NHS Sponsor
Deadline: Until filled

HS Assistant Baseball Coach
Deadline: Friday, January 5, 2018

High School Principal
Deadline: Friday, February 2, 2018

FCS Teacher – 2nd Semester or 2018-2019 school year
Deadline: Until filled
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Jinx - No Snow Days!

This will never happen now that I've jinxed it (I hope).

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"Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone." - Charles M. Shulz

 

 

Staff Update - Friday, December 8, 2017

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

EP and HS Concerts Sunday, December 10 at 2:00 and 4:00 pm
MTSS Early Dismissal Wednesday, December 13 at 2:00 pm
School Board Meeting Monday, December 18* (note date change)
Semester Exams Monday, December 18 and Tuesday, December 19
Students Last Day of 2017 Tuesday, December 19
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Job Openings

HS Assistant Volleyball Coach
Deadline: Friday, December 1, 2017

NHS Sponsor
Deadline: Friday, December 8, 2017

1st Grade Teacher
Deadline: Friday, December 8, 2017
Start date: Mid-January

High School Principal (anticipated)
Deadline: Friday, February 2, 2018
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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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NW Christmas Program

As always, great job by Miss Mullen and the entire staff. Kids looked and sounded great!
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"Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone." - Charles M. Schulz

 

 

 

Staff Update - Friday, December 1, 2017

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

2nd Quarter Mid-term Friday, November 17 (this slipped by me!)

NW Christmas Program Thursday, December 7 at 2:30 and 7:00 pm
EP and HS Concerts Sunday, December 10 at 2:00 and 4:00 pm
MTSS Early Dismissal Wednesday, December 13 at 2:00 pm

School Board Meeting Monday, December 18* (note date change)
Semester Exams Monday, December 18 and Tuesday, December 19
Students Last Day of 2017 Tuesday, December 19
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Job Openings

HS Assistant Volleyball Coach
Deadline: Friday, December 1, 2017

NHS Sponsor
Deadline: Friday, December 8, 2017

1st Grade Teacher (anticipated)
Deadline: Friday, December 8, 2017

High School Principal (anticipated)
Deadline: Friday, February 2, 2018
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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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"We can have no progress without change, whether it be basketball or anything else." - John Wooden

 

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