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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)


Student Announcements


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.





Faculty Reminders


Announcements – please email announcements you’d like to include in The Weekly Communicator to 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.

Looking Ahead


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