Friday, September 8, 2017

Weekly Communication from Central Office - 9/8

Wink’s Weekly Words

Week 3 is in the books and Week 4 is coming up.  That means that the First 20 days are almost done.  That means that what kids have done everyday is now habit.  Do your students have productive habits?  Have they created habits of avoidance?  Do they instinctive jump into a new task give a groan once it is announced?  How well did you do at establishing your vision for excellence in the 1st 20 days?

As you go through next week, see what habits have formed with individual students especially those who struggle and evaluate where your lesson planning can meet struggling students head-on.  Assess your routines and procedures and determine where students need higher expectations or even accountability from you.  The 2nd 20 days can accelerate growth if we are brave enough and critical enough to find the opportunities for growth (aka weaknesses)

Homecoming is Here
Please join me celebrating Homecoming by “Painting the Town Green and White”.  You are invited to join me in decorating your door, your school, your home, your community Green and White.  We want to show the world how much we love BRISD.  I hope you will join me.

Mr. Wink’s Weekly Blog to the community.

Curriculum Announcements

  • MAP - Thanks for all of your cooperation in administering this assessment, which will give us good beginning of year data. A BIG THANKS for the MAP Coordinators for their leadership and organization - Ashley Elder, Mary Townsend and Stacey Raymer
  • Student Accounts on Programs - Thanks for your patience as we finish the process of creating all of the student accounts for different programs. It’s a very labor intensive process to get all it done. It takes all school districts WEEKS to get this accomplished, so we’re actually right on track.
  • This blog will continue to have MORE AND MORE information posted on it. Please use it as the first place you look for documents, dates, training resources, etc. It’s a work in progress - I’ll work on it as time allows...please provide feedback to me when you can’t find on it what you need. THANKS!
  • September Professional Learning has been posted here and in Eduphoria -
    • As a reminder, here's a link to the BRISD Staff Development Plan, outlining levels of PD that can obtained this year -
    • We're also doing another Twitter Chat on September 25th.
    • After you attend a class, TO RECEIVE CREDIT, you have to do the survey. This will enable you to print a certificate in Eduphoria.

Technology Announcements

  • Reminder - Technology requests should always be placed in Eduphoria so Eduardo can prioritize his work based on when requests are received.
    • Please refrain from emailing him - we all know email gets crazy!
    • Also, please don't expect him to fix things as you see him - unless it's a true emergency. If you do have an technology emergency, let your principal know and he can contact Amy or Eduardo for immediate attention, if possible.
    • Thanks for your understanding as we manage the ever-growing technology tasks!

Upcoming Events (next 3 weeks)

  • Fri, Sep 8 - End of 1st 3 Week Grading Period
    • Formative Assessments Due
  • Sun, Sep 10 - PAINT THE TOWN GREEN for Homecoming Week
  • Fri, Sep 8 - HS VB vs Tom Bean HOME
  • Fri, Sep 8 - HS FB at Whitewright
  • Fri, Sep 8 - End of 1st 3 Week Grading Period
  • Sun, Sep 10 - PAINT THE TOWN GREEN for Homecoming Week
  • Mon, Sep 11 - JH VB at Dodd City
  • Tue, Sep 12 - HS VB at Dodd City
  • Thu, Sep 14 - JH FB at Honey Grove
  • Fri, Sep 15 - Homecoming & Parade at 1:30 p.m.
  • Fri, Sep 15 - Homecoming Game vs. Honey Grove at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sat, Sep 16 - BRHS Homecoming Dance ($10 in advance / $12 at the door) from 8 pm to 12 pm at ES Cafeteria. (HS students only. Outside guests must be approved by HS principal)
  • Sat, Sep 16 - Cross Country at Princeton
  • Sat, Sep 16 - HS VB vs Wolfe City AWAY
  • Mon, Sep 18 - BRISD Board Meeting at 6 p.m.
  • Mon, Sep 18 - JH VB vs Wolfe City HOME
  • Tue, Sep 19 - HS VB vs Trenton HOME
  • Thu, Sep 21 - JH FB vs Quinlan Boles HOME
  • Fri, Sep 22 - HS VB vs Savoy AWAY
  • Fri, Sep 22 - HS FB vs Quinlan Boles AWAY
  • Sat, Sep 23 - JH VB Tournament at Blue Ridge
  • Sat, Sep 23 - Cross Country Meet at Trenton 8 a.m.