Thursday, April 24, 2014

E-News 4.28.2014

This was a long video... sorry!














Dates to Remember
  • April 29 - Principal's Meeting @ Scott Elementary
  • April 30 - Team Leader Mtg
  • May 2 - Staff Appreciation, High School @ 10:00am 
  • May 5-9 - Spring Book Fair & Teacher Appreciation
  • May 6 - Digital Fluency Conference @ Region 10
  • May 9 - GT Expo/Choir to Sandy Lake
  • May 12 - Staff Meeting
  • May 13 - Spring Choir Program @ 7:00pm
  • May 14 - 3rd Grade Field Trip
  • May 15 - All Pro Dad's/Mrs. Conoly Retirement Party
  • May 16 - 4th Grade Austin Field Trip
  • May 22 - 4th Grade Visit to Herndon
  • May 23 - Field Day
  • May 26 - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day Holiday
  • July 30-31 - PLC Institute in Royse City ISD
  • August 6-7 - Revolutionizing Learning in RCISD

Thursday, April 17, 2014

April's Teacher of the Month

Congratulations to our Teacher of the Month

Jill Pendleton, PE


Monday, April 14, 2014

PBIS News

Next year, our campus will be involved in a program called Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). This program is a three year process that focuses on promoting positive behavior with our students and helping them be successful.

The program focuses on common areas during the first year... hallways, cafeteria, gym, restrooms, playground, etc. The second year is focused on classroom behavior while the third year is focused on specific students.

Herndon Intermediate and Ruth Cherry Intermediate are two campuses in the district that use this program. Herndon uses to phrase Herndon "Heroes" and Ruth Cherry is Bulldog "Pride". Each word is an acronym that stands for a character trait or quality ... (H.E.R.O.E.S. = Honest, Encouraging, Respectful, Optimistic, Excellent, Success). This theme becomes a part of the culture and identity of the campus. 

Below is a video created by two of our fantastic Scott teachers who can explain this further:




Friday, April 4, 2014

Global Collaboration in the Classroom

Here's another professional development video I would recommend watching in pieces... but I believe it would be worth your time if your interested in connecting with other classrooms (I'm watching this and working on the school calendar).

Matt Gomez is a Kindergarten teacher in Plano ISD and someone I've known for a few year. This video is about what he does with his Kindergarten students to help them learn using Twitter. He talks about integrating sight words, language skills, word choice, temperature, weather, graphing, geography, and cultural differences into his daily lessons using Twitter has a digital learning tool. Take the time to watch some of his suggestions.


E-News 4.04.2013




Shownotes

Dates to Remember
  • April 9 - GT Field Trip
  • April 10 - Kindergarten Roundup @ 5:30pm-7:00pm 
  • April 14 - Staff Meeting @ 3:30pm
  • April 15 - PTO Kindergarten Program @ 7:00pm
  • April 17 - All Pro Dads
  • April 18 - Yes... we have school! (Bad Weather Day Makeup)
  • April 22 - STAAR Math Grades 3 & 4 (No Visitors - Communicate with parents)
  • April 23 - STAAR Reading Grades 3 & 4 (No Visitors - Communicate with parents)
  • April 23 - 2nd & 3rd Grades Field Trips
  • April 30 - Team Leader Mtg
  • May 2 - Staff Appreciation, High School @ 10:00am 
  • May 5-9 - Spring Book Fair & Teacher Appreciation
  • May 15 - Mrs. Conoly Retirement Party
  • July 30-31 - PLC Institute in Royse City ISD
  • August 6-7 - Revolutionizing Learning in RCISD

E-News 3.27.2014

Teacher & Support Staff of the Year

It's that time to cast your vote for Teacher of the Year and Support Staff of the Year! The criteria for Teacher of the Year are as follows:
  • Have at least TWO years of experience with the District.
  • Be a dedicated, knowledgeable and skilled teacher.
  • Have a concern for students and the capability to inspire students of all backgrounds.
  • Have the respect and admiration of students, parents, and colleagues.
  • Play an active and useful role in the community as well as in the school and,
  • Be poised, articulate and possess the energy to withstand a taxing schedule.
  • Once a teacher is voted as campus teacher of the year, the candidate is ineligible for nomination for THREE years.
Please click here to cast your vote for Teacher of the Year!

Also, the individual for Campus Support Staff of the Year should:
  1. Must have completed TWO years at Royse City ISD.
  2. Have good rapport with staff and students.
  3. Have good attendance and dependability
  4. Take Pride in their job and good attitude
  5. Be Neat in their appearance
  6. Go above and beyond their duties
  7. Follow campus/district policies
Click here to cast your vote for Support Staff of the Year!

Family Learning Event
Our 3rd & 4th Grade teachers will be hosted at Family Learning Event next week. Students will be engaged in games and activities based on their grade level's Readiness TEKS. This event will help reinforce the skills students need before their state assessment in a few weeks. Doors will open at 6:00pm.

Kindergarten Roundup
Our district will be hosting the Kindergarten Roundup for students entering Head Start, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten next school year. This will be on Thursday, April 10th @ 5:30pm-7:00pm. Be sure to let parents know the date and times for this event.

Misc Reminders
  • Curriculum Website - Be sure to check out the resources there!
  • Google+ Community - This is our Scott Staff community board. Be sure to post great things happening in your grade levels and share resources.
  • Bad Weather Makeup Days - April 18th & June 6th - Communicate with parents
  • Unit Assessment Revision - Julia will be encouraging teachers to help revising the unit assessment this summer. The dates are June 9-13 (ELAR, Science, SS) and July 14 or July 28-29 (Math - New TEKS). Stay tune for more information.
  • Summer School - Angela Morals will be the principal for Summer School again... see the draft calendar here ... Summer School Dates
Dates to Remember
  • April 1 & 2 - STAAR Writing Grade 4 (No Visitors - Communicate with parents)
  • April 3 - Family Learning Event @ 6:00pm
  • April 9 - GT Field Trip
  • April 10 - Kindergarten Roundup
  • April 14 - Staff Meeting @ 3:30pm
  • April 15 - PTO Kindergarten Program @ 7:00pm
  • April 17 - All Pro Dads
  • April 18 - Yes... we have school!
  • April 22 - STAAR Math Grades 3 & 4 (No Visitors - Communicate with parents)
  • April 23 - STAAR Reading Grades 3 & 4 (No Visitors - Communicate with parents)
  • April 23 - 2nd & 3rd Grades Field Trips
  • May 2 - Staff Appreciation, High School @ 10:00am 
  • May 5-9 - Spring Book Fair & Teacher Appreciation
  • May 15 - Mrs. Conoly Retirement Party
  • July 30-31 - PLC Institute in Royse City ISD
  • August 6-7 - Revolutionizing Learning in RCISD