Sunday, January 22, 2017

MM Week of 1-23

MONDAY MEMO WEEK OF 1/23/2017

Hope you had the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend.  It is hard to believe it is the middle of January when the windows are open and the warm sun is shining.

Just to note: your Sunday night calls did not go through tonight as I had scheduled.  I have reset them for tomorrow evening.  Apologies for the delay, techichal difficulties

Morning Announcement and Pledge Schedule this week:
1-23 Mr. Black
1-24 Ms. Martin
1-25 Mr. Jones
1-26 Ms. Hudson
1-27 Ms. Hannel

Innovation hour is this Friday, January 27th

If you are interested in attending the METC conference, please submit your form to Jason Heisel

February 6th at 3:30 Budget meeting with Dr. Roberts

The Webster Rec is looking for someone who is willing to work their morning program we have for our students who need a place to go before school.  Please email me if you are interested in this position.

CONGRATULATIONS JILL HERTLEIN AND FAMILY!
Nathan Lawrence Hertlein
Born Friday, 1/20 at 8:36 am
8lb 11oz
19.5 inches
Mom and baby are doing well!  Love that hair!
IMG_1821.jpgIMG_1846.jpg
Please share your feedback with me!

Hixson Administrator Survey link  Staff:


This week is School Board Recognition Week!  Please take a moment this week with your classes to sign cards or a poster from the class to say thank you for all the Board of Education does for Webster!

January Coat Drive this week:
Hixson is collaborating with two of our outstanding young leaders at WGHS, Jared and Emma to assist them with their charitable work with the Little Bit Foundation:
The Little Bit Foundation is a St. Louis based non profit with a mission to break down the barriers of learning for underprivileged youth in the area. They set up "closets" in schools that hand out essential supplies to students so that they can get the most of their education. They give out hygiene kits, food, clothing, medical care, eyeglasses, school supplies, etc. and most importantly act as a friend and a support unit for these kids that may not have it. They are in 24 schools I they St. Louis area with 40 on the wait list, and they have impacted over 300,000 students in their 15 years. This January we are doing a winter coat, hat, glove, and blanket drive for this Foundation and hope to get as much as we can but also just to spread awareness.  Please consider donating these items needed, Jared and Emma have placed donation boxes in the main lobby at Hixson.  Thank you for your support!

Lead Custodian Position:
An offer was made to a candidate for Herman’s position on Friday afternoon.  This candidate will be recommended to the school board Monday night and I will be able to announce the candidate on Tuesday


My last team meeting of the month was Friday.  I will be sending out notes from the team meetings this month.


ASA
Teachers, please remember to continue to walk your after school activity students out to the main entrance after ASA has ended.  Thank you for keeping up with this, it is having a huge impact on student supervision.

Please remind students they should be off campus by 3:45 on Mondays and Fridays and by 4:15 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
Monday 1/23
845 admin team meeting
1245 teacher meeting
Observations
330 PLC
6-7 School Improvement team meeting

Tuesday, 1/24
7:45 weekly meeting w Mrs. Edwards
100 Weekly meeting with Mr. Heisel
330 Parent meeting

Wednesday, 1/25
930 Jill R.
Observations

Thursday, 1/26
7-8 am meeting at Central
Observations               

Friday, 1/27
Innovation Hour
observations

Monday, January 16, 2017

Monday Memo Week of 1/17

MONDAY MEMO WEEK OF 1/17/2017

Welcome back!  I hope you all enjoyed the bonus 4 day weekend and are thawed out from the ice storm.  Wishing everyone a great four day week.  Words to live by, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. ...

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.”


Morning Announcement and Pledge Schedule this week:
1-17 Ms.Hudson
1-18 Mr. McGinnis
1-19 Mrs. Pettid
1-20 Mr. Black

Team Meetings this week  Click here for January’s Team meeting agenda
January 18th
PH- 1st
AN-2nd
OR- 3rd
Electives- 4th
SE- 5th
WI- 6th
OA- 7th

January 19th
MO-2nd
HI- 7th

Master Scheduling 17-18
The scheduling committee met to review staff feedback on the prototype schedules created by the group.  A final decision on the master schedule for 2017-2018 will be made in the coming weeks after my staffing meeting with HR.  Here is a link to the staff feedback which was discussed.  Please let us know if you have any further feedback for concerns and/or possible solutions regarding the 17-18 master schedule. I will discuss the schedule in team meetings.

Committee Sign Ups
Below are some opportunities to participate in committees this semester. Please see me with any questions. Links to sign up for each opportunity are provided.  Please sign up this week if you are interested!

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT TEAM
I am starting a school improvement team comprised of parents, staff, and students from our Hixson community.  The commitment for this team is 2 evenings this semester, one in January and one in March.  Monday, January 23rd at 6:00 PM and Monday, March 13th at 7:00 PM.
The goals of this team are to increase effective communication, seek feedback to improve our school, and foster collaboration.  If you are interested in participating on Hixson’s School Improvement Team, please add your name here.


8th GRADE CELEBRATION PLANNING TEAM- 8th grade teachers needed!!!!
If you are interested in participating on Hixson’s 8th grade celebration planning team, please add your name here.  

We would like to seek feedback from staff, parents, and students in planning the celebration for our 8th graders in May, 2017.  The commitment for this team is 1 meeting and email communication afterward.  The meeting will be Wednesday, February 15th from 6:00-7:00 pm.
PRINCIPAL-TEACHER ADVISORY TEAM
If you are interested in serving on my advisory team, please add your name here.

The goals of this team are to build trusting relationships, increase effective communication, foster collaboration, and provide opportunities for teacher leadership/voice.

The commitment for this team is one meeting a month in January, February, March, and April. Our first meeting took place on Wednesday, January 11th from 4:10-5:00 pm. Subsequent meetings are as follows: February 22nd from 4:10-5:00 pm, Wednesday, March 29th from 4:10-5:00 pm, and Wednesday, April 19th from 4:10-5:00 pm


ASA
Teachers, please remember to continue to walk your after school activity students out to the main entrance after ASA has ended.  Thank you for keeping up with this, it is having a huge impact on student supervision.

Please remind students they should be off campus by 3:45 on Mondays and Fridays and by 4:15 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
Happy Birthday!  Dr. Vogt 1/15*Jennifer Shaughnessy 1/20* Ashley Porter 1/21
Tuesday 1/17
7:45 weekly meeting w Mrs. Edwards
9-1pm supervising on 8th grade Hidden Figures field trip
1-1:30 weekly meeting with Mr. Heisel
2:30- Mrs. Nahmenson

Wednesday, 1/18
Team meetings all day
7:15 meeting
PH- 1st
AN-2nd
OR- 3rd
Electives- 4th
SE- 5th
WI- 6th
OA- 7th

Thursday, 1/19
8-11:30 DLT meeting at CO   
11:30 Dr. Smith appointment
1:00 admin team interviews for lead custodian  
HI- 7th hour               

Friday, 1/20
7th grade trip to Hidden Figures
2nd hour Monoceros team meeting
Dr. Smith- observations

Team Meetings- January
January 18th
PH- 1st
AN-2nd
OR- 3rd
Electives- 4th
SE- 5th
WI- 6th
OA- 7th

January 19th HI- 7th