NMS Faculty Bulletin 4-23-2012

Great Things happening this week:

NMS students visiting with a Nanotechnologist!

“What is nanotechnology?”  NMS students know now!

Events this week:
Monday, April 23, 2012
A Day
8:45 Kid Team Meeting
9:15 ILT Meeting
Advisory – 8th grade nominates class favorites

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
B Day
STAAR Testing – 6th and 7th grade Math
11:30 8th grade lunch
Entry opening date for progress grades
no 7th grade Soccer practice

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
A Day
STAAR Testing – 6th and 7th grade Reading
11:30 8th grade lunch
no 7th grade Soccer practice

Thursday, April 26, 2012
B Day
6th/7th grade STAAR Make up Day
8th grade STAAR Science
Regular lunches for 6th and 7th grade
6:00 Family Literacy Night

Friday, April 27, 2012
A Day
6th/7th grade STAAR Make up Day
8th grade STAAR Social Studies
Regular lunches for 6th and 7th grade
5:00  Boys Soccer @ Spring Branch
5:00 Girls Soccer @ NMS

Nuts and Bolts
The big week of testing is finally here!  You all have worked hard and hopefully the students are ready to show everything they have learned this year.  Please be mindful and careful about everything you all talked about during your STAAR Testing Training.  The most important piece is to be an ACTIVE Monitor! Thank you in advance for all of the help during testing.

Remember – the end of the year will be here before you know it!  The movers are coming on May 29 to move boxes to the gyms.  They will be back on June 1 to move furniture and anything else that needs to be stored.  You can get a jump start by packing as soon as you can.  Also – the building will be open on several Saturdays, you can find that info on the Blog under a memo titled, “Construction”.  The more you throw away – the better!

Teach Like A Champion – please be sure you have read chapters 5, 6, and 7 before school is out!  These chapters are a major portion of the Expectations document that the DC’s created. when the students arrive next fall, we want to have thought through all of these techniques and be ready to begin changing the classroom culture at NMS!  I will get the Expectations document on the blog also. 

Campus Improvement Plan
The CIT is working on the campus improvement plan.  When they are done we will bring it to the faculty.  We will have one faculty meeting to look it over and add to it.  Thank you CIT for your work!

Culture and Academic Software – be sure you ask a DC or a CIT member about the software that we looked at on Thursday.  We had a really good demonstration and I think it would be a great purchase for NMS!  We will be looking at this soon!!!

Have a great week! You all have worked hard for this time – Good luck! 

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