Week of 12/18 – 12/20

Key Dates

Date Event
Monday, 12/18 Candy Gram Deliveries – 5th Period

Choir Concert @ 7:00 PM – Student Center

Tuesday, 12/19 Holiday Assembly – 8:45 – Student Center

Bill Oman (Director of Sec. Education) Building Visit – 1:30 – 2:30

Wednesday, 12/20 Early Release

ILT Shareout – After School in Media Center


Holiday Assembly – Assembly Schedule

On Tuesday, 12/19, the Holiday Assembly will be held from 8:45 – 9:45 in the Student Center.  The schedule for the day will be adjusted using our new Assembly Schedule.  Details for the day are below:



Week in Review

On Monday and Tuesday, Illustrative Math – the new EPS Math Curriculum – sent a trainer to spend time modeling in-class lessons and debriefing with PLCs.

On Wednesday, hoopsters took to the court as basketball season began!  This year, a majority of the boys and girls basketball seasons will run separately.


On Thursday, Residency Lab teachers hosted studio classrooms where teachers observed student learning in action, took risks, and reflected on their own instructional practice.  An awesome day of learning ensued!!!!


On Friday, 7th grade Humanities hosted their 2nd annual CoffeeHouse Reading, where students, parents, and other guests nestled alongside some hot cocoa, coffee, cider, and cookies, as students read copies of their recently published realistic fiction pieces.  Parents provided feedback to students while students read their pieces in an authentic setting.  A great turnout and awesome display of student voice!  Thanks to all those who helped with this event!


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Candy Grams

On Monday, during 5th period, we will be bringing Candy Grams down to each 5th period classroom.  This is connected to a Parent Group fundraiser.  The candy grams will come in a plastic bin with the name of each recipient on a tag.  Please return the bins to the front office!  Thank you!


Wednesday 12/20 ER

On Wednesday, we will be holding our ILT shareout.  During this time, teams will be prepared to share their progress thus far.  Teams will need access to their Action Plans and/or any other materials they may want before presenting.  We will form groups where we share our progress thus far and record any wonderings/notices in a Google Doc, similar to last year.


Mindset and Bullying

Maria Rose shared a great article last week about how a growth mindset can reduce bullying.  We have talked about mindset for years now and it’s certainly part of our students’ vernacular, as well.  Thanks, Maria, for the article!

Reduce Bullying by Cultivating Growth Mindsets


Here’s to a great week – you can do this!!!!!  🙂




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