Monday, January 16, 2017

Monday Memo Week of 1/17


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
OR- 3rd
Electives- 4th
SE- 5th
WI- 6th
OA- 7th

January 19th
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!

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.
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

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
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
OR- 3rd
Electives- 4th
SE- 5th
WI- 6th
OA- 7th

January 19th HI- 7th

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