The Weekly Communicator
MILLIKAN MIDDLE SCHOOL
THE WEEKLY COMMUNICATOR
Be Safe. Be Responsible. Be Respectful.
Happy New Year!
Week 1–January 8 - 12, 2018
“Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.”
- John Wooden
Monday Regular Day Bell Schedule – 3:03 PM Dismissal
1/8/18 Distribute Spring Program Cards in Period 1
Tuesday Professional Development Bell Schedule – 1:33 PM Dismissal (Buses leave @ 1:45 PM)
1/9/18 PD – ELA/Math/PE
Music Concert load in – Burrill Hall (Mr. McGaffey)
Audiometric Testing begins in Nurse’s Office (through February 1)
Wednesday Regular Day Bell Schedule – 3:03 PM Dismissal
1/10/18 Music Concert Practice – Burrill Hall (Mr. McGaffey)
Thursday Regular Day Bell Schedule – 3:03 PM Dismissal
1/11/18 Music Concert – 7:00-9:00 PM in Burrill Hall (Mr. McGaffey/Gass)
Friday Regular Day Bell Schedule – 3:03 PM Dismissal
1/12/18 Music Concert – 7:00-9:00 PM in Burrill Hall (Mr. McGaffey/J. Plevack)
Agenda Planners – start the New Year organized! Use your agenda planner to record homework, assignments, and long term projects.
Be Safe – unless for PE class, walk on campus. Protect and respect personal space.
Be Responsible – be on time, throw trash away, and do your work.
Be Respectful – use positive and polite language, stop and think before speaking or acting, treat others as you wish to be treated. Apologize if you bump into someone.
IDs – please carry your ID with you at all times. First ID is FREE. $5.00 replacement fee, pay at the Student Store. IDs printed in Attendance Office during Homeroom.
Lockers – avoid jams by making sure all straps and strings are in the locker before closing the door. Do not over-stuff your locker. Please do not share your locker or combination with anyone.
Phones – remember to turn your phone off during school hours (unless you have permission from an adult).
Schoology – post responsibly or lose your Schoology group privilege.
Spirit Week – is coming. Listen for upcoming fun activities planned by Leadership.
Announcements – please email announcements you’d like to include in The Weekly Communicator to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Fridays.
Attendance – please submit accurate attendance daily.
Best Practice – providing unconditional positive regard for students: “I will view my students as whole people. My students are more than the sum of their behaviors in my classroom. My students are unique, complex people worthy of love and respect. (page 95 of The Growth Mindset Playbook.)
BIC – please help reduce the number of students wandering the campus during Period 1 by only send ONE student to return the BIC carts after your class has enjoyed breakfast.
Email/Schoology Posts – please check daily (help avoid Faculty Meetings). Thank you.
Field Trips – please alphabetize student names when submitting student lists to the Attendance Office. If multiple periods are participating, please alphabetize within class periods. Please check in with Attendance Office before departing to verify which students participating in the trip.
Parking – to promote campus safety, please move your car to the Magnolia/Sunny slope parking lot so we can close gates at 4:30 pm.
Three-day Weekend – please close and lock doors and windows before you leave on Friday. Throw away all BIC and personal food.
January 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday – School Closed
January 16 Winterfest Rehearsal in Burrill Hall (Ms. Weiss)
January 16-19 Spirit Week (Leadership/Ms. Harris)
January 17 Winterfest Rehearsal in Burrill Hall (Ms. Weiss)
Emergency/Evacuation Drill P6 (Shmaeff/Moten)
PTSA Meeting 6:00 PM in LMC
January 18 Coffee w/Principal & Dashboard Workshop 8:30 AM in LMC
SSC-AGC Meeting 3:20 PM in LMC
Winterfest 7:00 – 9:00 PM in Burrill Hall (Weiss/Moten)
January 19 Winterfest 7:00 – 9:00 PM in Burrill Hall (Weiss/Green)
January 22 ELA Interim Assessments Begin
LDNE Cadre PD
January 23 Faculty Meeting 1:45 – 3:00 PM in LMC
FOMA 6:00 – 8:00 PM in LMC
January 25 Comedy Rocks 7:00 – 10:00 PM (Mr. Frome)
January 26 STEM Movie Night 6:00 – 9:00 PM in Burrill Hall
January 27 CAAM Alumni Winter Film Fest (Ms. Bennett)
January 29 LD Counseling Meeting
January 30 PD – Charter Committees / ILT 2:45 PM in LMC
January 30 – Feb 2 MilliCon in Burrill Hall
February 1 Grade Window #1 Opens (Closes February 9)
February 2 Career Day Periods 1-4