NMS Faculty Bulletin

ImageKnow our Kids, Meet their Needs, Up the Mountain to T-2-4!

This is our last full week of instruction before the practice STAAR.  I know everyone is working hard to help our kids focus and stay on track for success.  I was in a teacher’s classroom this week and she had this written on her board and was saying it to her students:

This work is important.
You can do it.
I won’t give up on you!

That is an important message and we need to make sure our kids hear it from all!  Thanks!

I sent an email to you all regarding an online class that SBISD has been invited to join.  I am late in getting this information to you –  I did start the class this weekend – and it is awesome.  It is all on character strengths!  The lessons are delivered through very short videos – 3 minutes to 13 minutes long!  I  highly encourage everyone to register and just check out the videos.  Martin Selignman and Angela Duckworth, many researchers in the forefront right now!  There are videos on self-control, PERMA, Grit, they are short, informative and I was motivated by them!  I sent the email last week – I am not sure if the videos will still be available after the course is over!  Hopefully – you can carve our some time to watch some!  You won’t be disappointed!  Week 2 about micro-moments and it is very interesting!

Shout Outs to…..
Tracey for organizing the Girl’s Conference
Minga for helping on Saturday during the Girl’s conference.
Jan and Leah for getting the course selection done for next year
NMS staff for doing a great job during the laptop deployment – I was told you all were the nicest group they presented to!  Snap Snap!

Here is the calendar for the week:
Monday, February 24, 2014
A Day
8:30 Base Camp
8th grade Course Selection  – Papageorge
1:30 ILT
3:35 Math meeting – Saturday School
4:30 Girl’s Track @ SHS
6:15 Character Without Question – NHS

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
B Day
8:00   Right’s Council 1D
Distribute Progress Reports in Period 1
8th grade Course Selection in library – Seelbach
9:00 Val @ mtg Board Room
3:30 Science Team Meeting

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
A Day

7:50 Faculty Meeting – House Bill 5 (HB 5)  please be on time, we have a guest speaker to give information on HB 5 and how it impacts our students – graduation plan, etc….
8:00-1:30  YES Prep Service Day – kids off campus
11:00 Val @ testing training

Thursday, February 27, 2014
B Day
8:00 CSHAC mtg. in clinic
8th grade choose electives – make up day
Print paychecks
3:35 Knights Grade Level Meeting
4:30 Boys Track @ Crump in Alief

Friday, February 28, 2014
A Day
8:00 New Teacher Meeting
9:00 Kid Team Meeting
10:30 10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse Class Play – cafeteria stage
Lunch in couryard for students who purchased ticket

Important dates coming up…..
3-3 Free dress
3-3 UIL Advanced Girls Choir
3-3 8th grade group picture – front porch
3-4 Practice Math STAAR 6th & 7th grade – 8th grade SS Practice STAAR
3-5 Practice Reading STAAR 6th & 7th grade – 8th grade Science Practice STAAR
3-6 Practice Algebra EOC
3-7 Law and Order: Fairy Tale Unit Class Play – cafeteria stage

Have a great week!!

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