NMS Faculty Bulletin Week of 9-3-2012

  • NMS Vision - We all have to have our oars in the water, sitting on the edge and rowing hard!  Our oars are in the water, we are sitting on the edge, and rowing hard!  Let’s make this happen!

NMS Faculty and staff not only survived the first week, but thrived during the first week!  Congratulations to you all!   What an amazing start to the school year!  As we work to change the culture at Northbrook Middle, you all started the year off with the changes in full force!  The kids look scholarly with their shirts tucked in, the halls are so quiet with the kids in grade level areas, I heard lots of teachers focusing on the values and giving kids props when displaying a value!  Way to go NMS teachers and staff!  Yes Prep began on Tuesday with us, and it has gone great!  We will have our bumps along the way, but I know the partnership is going to be a huge success!  I can’t thank you all enough for your patience as the counselors worked to get the schedules completed, and now they are focused on getting the classes leveled!  I know they are close to being done!  We had some big classes and we also had some really small classes!  I am truly excited about this year!  We are the change!  We are preparing our students (all of them) for post secondary education!  T,2,4!

A couple of things to remember:

  • sign up for your 03’s
  • beging thinking about cascading goals for you and for your classes
  • the expectation document created last year, the TLAC techniques, and each teacher video tapes themselves 1 time per semester
  • Advisory teachers – collecting Handbook receipts from students
  • Department planning times after school weekly
  • Email with any questions
  • ICU begins this week

Weekly Calendar
Monday, September 3, 2012
Labor Day – Holiday

Tuesday, September 4, 2012
B Day
Tests are due to managers for first 3 weeks

7:50 DC Meeting
1:30 Office Meeting
3:30 Math Tutorials
3:30 ICU in cafeteria – please follow guidelines from email
3:30 Social studies planning – Lesli’s office
3:30 Math planning – make up from Monday?

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
A Day
7:50 Faculty Meeting
9:30 Counselor’s Meeting
3:30 Science Tutorials
3:30 ELA Planning – Lesli’s office
4:00 KIPP Courage Ribbon Cutting

Thursday, September 6, 2012
B Day
9:30 Val Meeting
3:30 ELA Tutorials
3:30 Science Planning – Lesli’s office
6:00 Open House

Friday, September 7, 2012
A Day
7:50 New Teacher Meeting – new multi-purpose room
8:00 Lead Nurse Meeting
9:00 Kid Team Meeting – conference room
1:30 Leadership Team meeting

Professional Development for September:
Performance Management
Formative Assessment



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