Faculty Bulletin 1-3-2012

Here is my first bulletin on the Blog for 2012!  I will not be sending the bulletin attached in an email any longer, so you all will have to check here.  I will send an email when the bulletin is ready!  This is one of my resolutions – so I have made it public, and now have to follow through!  As I was trying out my blog yesterday, you probably just read it, I was commenting on the fact that we have one semester left to reach our vision!  NMS is going to have to take on a no excuses attitude for the remainder of the year!  We can’t have any excuses!  We have to create conditions in our classrooms so that all of our kids leave the room each day, having learned what they were supposed to!  And…we need to know whether they learned it or not!   I read this quote over the holidays, it comes from Cochrane Collegiate Academy:

As educators – we are responsible for learning – not teaching.

The learning is the reason we come here each day.  We have to make it happen.  We must be  a no excuses organization!  The incredible talent at NMS can make this happen.  We may not know all of the answers – but we will try new things, keep tweaking, and make our learning relevant and rigorous!  I can’t wait to be in the classrooms!  I believe that by creating a culture of achievement – (through Knight Camp, SLANT, messages we send to students daily, etc…) and by building relationships with our students,  we can create the culture of achievement we are looking for.  Please do not accept anything less than a student’s best!  I expect you to accept nothing but my best as well!  This is a challenge that I believe we are ready and up for!

NMS will be the highest achieving Title 1 middle school in SBISD.

Monday, January 2, 2012    


Tuesday, January 3, 2012        

Report Card grades due @ 11:00 pm

8:00 NMS Professional Development in upper library

Wednesday, January 4, 2012        

Knight Camp

8:45 Kid Team Meeting

9:15 ILT Meeting

3:30 6 th grade teachers pick testing group in conference room (core teachers and 6th grade Advisory teachers)

3:45 Activtraining – PDLC #1401.18862 – Sound recorder training – make videos of student learning

5:00 & 6:15 Boys BBall @ SFMS, 8th grade B Boys @ SOMS

5:00 & 6:15 Girls BBall @ NMS

Thursday, January 5, 2012    

B Day    

7:50 SS Dept. mtg

3:30 7th grade  LA Data conference
3:30 8th grade picks testing groups in conference room(Core teachers only)

6:00 Family Literacy Night

Basketball B Team Tournament –

Boys @ SBMS 5:00 & 6:15

Girls @ Alief 5:00 & 6:15

Friday, January 6, 2012                                                               

A Day        

8:30 Lesli @ Icoach meeting

9:00 PIQE meeting

1:00 WAIS assembly in Theater

Have a great week!

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