Thursday, December 7, 2017

Weekly Communication from Central Office - 12/7

Wink’s Weekly Words

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UIL Academic Competition is here, and I would like to thank everyone for their hard work in preparation for the competition.  The MS and ES teachers have done a great job preparing the kids, and I can’t wait to see how well perform.  Regardless of the outcomes, the goal of UIL Academics is to help all kids get one step closer to finding their true purpose in life.

Congratulations to Stacey Raymer and the MS Theatre company for winning 1st place at the UIL One Act Play competition.  This is the 3rd time in a row that we have won this award.

Thank you to all of our HS teachers and staff for preparing and motivation our HS STAAR EOC retesters to do their best this week.  We look forward to seeing the results of their hard work and dedication.

12 Days of Christmas is coming next week too.

Amy’s Announcements

I’ve heard from many of the iMPACT Peer Coaches who had wonderful things to say about their visits with you. THANK YOU for sharing your GOALS and OPENING YOUR DOORS to them. Please make time in your busy December schedules for a follow-up meeting. Their visits have been a great start to kick off regular classroom visits with….

TEACH LIKE A PINEAPPLE IS COMING...the week of December 11th!
It will be an awesome week of LEARNING from one another and PRIZES!
Read complete details HERE -
See your principal to schedule a sub to cover your class!

Reminder: Next Friday the 15th, FA3 is due in Eduphoria.

** Accommodation Resources -
** FA Instructions -

Professional Learning

  • December classes are listed in Eduphoria and HERE  -
    • Make sure you sign up and complete the survey to receive credit.
  • Be looking for more information SOON about a special 'over the holiday' professional learning webinar, hosted by Mr. Wink. **Spoiler... by the end of the break, your EMAIL INBOX could be clean and you'll have a new system for keeping it that way!! :)

Staff Shoutout

A huge thank you to our ES and MS UIL Coordinators, Rene’ Sawatsky and Mary Townsend, for all of their work preparing our students for competition. We’re excited to see the results and growth from last year. Thank you ladies!

Technology Announcements

Eduardo advises that we all need to change our Google password. He’s seeing instances of hackers who are getting craftier by the day! He’s assisted a few staff members with issues related hacking issues and to ‘easy to guess’ passwords.

** I NEED A DEVICE over Christmas - fill out this form by Friday, December 15th -
We may not have enough inventory for all staff to receive a device, so they will be issued, first come-first served.
** Document outlining collection of Chromebooks for repair HERE -

Special Programs Announcements

Business Office Announcements

Please have all deposits in your campus safe by noon on Tuesday, December 19th. If you have any deposits after this time, please bring them directly to Central Office.