Saturday, August 2, 2014

Welcome Back! Opening Week Memo and Schedule:

It is hard to believe we are headed into August already, can't wait to see you! 

"Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success."         

—Henry Ford

The best and most true description of my July as the principal of HMS can be summed up in the quote above.  We have not even officially started our school year and the amount of dedicated staff and community members coming together to make opening our year a success has been so positively overwhelming!

Let's talk about our opening week!

Monday, August 4th:

  • New teacher orientation, 7:45.  Principal introductions take place at 8:15

  • Dr. S's Schedule:
    • New teacher orientation
    • PBIS meeting at 9:30 with John M. Thomas
    • HMS Admin Team meeting 10:30
    • Possible parent meeting in the afternoon
    • Afternoon painting and opening day prep
    • 5:00 Board-Administrator meeting, then meeting with Dr. Riss

Tuesday, August 5th:

  • HMS New Teacher PD, led by Sherri Evans

  • Dr. S's Schedule:
    • New teacher agenda
    • Lunch and meeting with district administrators at Epworth
    • Possible interview day for office receptionist

Wednesday, August 6th- WGSD District Opening Day, please wear your WGSD district shirts, pick up your shirt at HMS if you have not done so:

  • 8-10 Opening day festivities for all WGSD staff in Roberts Gym at the WGHS
  • 10:15-3:15- Work in classrooms/time to prepare :) 

  • Dr. S's Schedule:
    • opening day agenda
    • possible receptionist interviews
    • painting
    • admin. prep work for opening school/orientation 
    • walkthroughs to greet and help staff

Thursday, August 7th Building Planned Activities 8:00-3:00:

  • 8:00-8:30- settle in, please see Kathy in the office to pick up your HIXSON opening kickoff T-shirt 14-15!  All staff- please wear your Hixson T-shirt on Friday, August 8th, we will take a group picture :)

  • 8:30- Meet in the auditorium: Welcome Back/layout of the day/nuts and bolts messages.  9:30-11:20- all staff rotate through PD sessions
  • 9:30-10:00- PD Rotation #1
  • 10:10-10:40- PD Rotation #2
  • 10:50-11:20- PD Rotation #3
  • 11:30-12:15- Honey-Baked Ham Lunch Provided!  :)
  • 12:15-3:00- Work in classrooms/time to prepare :) 

Room 118
7th Grade
Electives (Self guided discussion around 1:1 in electives and highlight of Google Classrooms)
8th Grade
8th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade
7th Grade

  • Dr. S's Schedule:
    • Building activities schedule
    • admin. prep work for opening school/orientation 
    • walkthroughs to greet and help staff
    • Parent Meeting

Friday, August 8th  Parent and Student Orientation Day for office staff and administrators- PLEASE WEAR YOUR HMS T-SHIRTS!

  • 8:00-11:00:  Report to District level PD, WGHS cafeteria
  • 11:00-12:00: Lunch on your own
  • 12:15-1:15: Differentiated and Tiered Google PD for all teachers
  • 1:15-3:15: Work in classrooms/time to prepare :) 

  • Dr. S's Schedule:
    • Registration
    • walkthroughs to greet and help staff
    • Google PD :)
    • admin. prep work for opening school/orientation

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