SSMS Students and Faculty had such an entertaining time at the Faculty vs. Student basketball game! Our students are our future leaders, and building that bridge between student and teacher is essential. Synergy was in the air, student & teacher collectively, to promote awareness and collect can goods for a good cause. SSMS students donated over 200 cans to the Care Cabin! Great Game Hurricanes!!!
A quote by Rita Pierson states, “We’re educators. We’re born to make a difference.”
The difference Pierson refers to is not only helping students learn, but being a positive force in their lives. In her TED Talk, she calls on teachers to build relationships with their students, no matter how challenging that may be. Pierson shares examples of gestures large and small to bolster students’ self-esteem, down to how she marked a quiz that a student had failed.
“Every child deserves a champion—an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.”
“I gave [my students] a saying to say: ‘I am somebody. I was somebody when I came. I’ll be a better somebody when I leave. I am powerful, and I am strong. I deserve the education that I get here.”
Rita Pierson passed away in 2013, but her memory and philosophies continue to enhance educational practice.
SSMS WILDLY IMPORTANT GOALS 2014-2015
#1 : Create a culture that empowers student leadership by infusing the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens and Leadership opportunities in all classes.
#2: Students will become Leaders of their Learning by setting goals, tracking progress and celebrating leadership roles.
CONGRATULATIONS TO Ms. Orozco for receiving the Dr. Paul J. Hagerty 2015 Teacher Technology Award. Ms. Orozco was selected based on her creative use and infusion of technology into the classroom experience for SSMS students!
A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR CURRICULUM LEADERS, AS THEY LED THE QUALITY POINTS GRADE BOOK PD ON WEDNESDAY! JOB WELL DONE.. DIGESTIBLE BITES OF INFORMATION.. not TOO MUCH or TOO LITTLE…just RIGHT!!! ( Also, Thank you to Milwee MS for sharing their process to support our team #MSteamwork)
May 28th Instructional Professional Development Day 8:00 – 4:00 pm
- 8:00 am – 8:30 am Grab & Go Breakfast ( Sign in at the front desk)
- 8:30 am – 11:45 am
- MPR : Civics, 7th Grade Math, 6th Grade ELA, Hernandez, Cudney, Trenholm, Orozco, Hadley, Ford, Shafie, Schmidt, Rincon – Blended Learning Workshop w/ Beth Pocius, SCPS Coordinator of Digital Learning
- Media Center: 6th/8th SS; 6th/8th Math; 7th/8th ELA; Science; Remaining Electives – Interactive Student Notebook Workshop w/ Ilene Haney, SCPS Curriculum Support & Amy Bingham
- 11:45 am – 1:00 pm Lunch own your own
- 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm Return to groups
END OF YEAR BELL SCHEDULES
There are two tabs on the bottom of the spreadsheet, one for May 18-20 and the other one for the exam schedule
Congratulations to last week’s winner, Pati Jackson!
How can the Leader in Me online be helpful to you? The links contain resources on how other middle school teachers have infused leadership principles into their content areas.
Please follow the directions below to register for a leader in me account below, and we will have another prize next Friday!!!!
Returning Users: Enter your existing information and click on Login •
New Users click on: Register • Click on: Use my Registration Code now! • Fill out the form & enter in the registration code, which is: 633FD0DEND OF YEAR CHECKLISTS CLICK HERE for the End of Year Checklist 2015 This form will need to be printed and completed with signatures by 5/29/15. For additional questions, contact Ms. Maffuz ANNOUNCEMENTS
- CLICK HERE for eCampus (Canvas) “Getting Started” info.
- FDLRS Teaching Students with Disabilities Online Module is available in this short video from DTL at http://www.fl-pda.org. The video link is http://vimeo.com/113935831.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK AND CELEBRATE YOUR GREATNESS!!!