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H3!: HAPPY HOLIDAYS HURRICANES!

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Sleigh bells ring, are you listening,
Down PROACTIVE LANE, snow is glistening
A beautiful sight,
Our LIGHTHOUSE BEAM will show bright
While walking in our HURRICANE-land.

Gone away is the blue bird,
Here to stay is the new bird
We BEGAN WITH THE END IN MIND,
So everything will be fine
While walking in our HURRICANE-land.

PUT FIRST THINGS FIRST and THINK WIN- WIN always,
SEEK FIRST TO UNDERSTAND THEN TO BE UNDERSTOOD!
Using the 7 HABITS during the Holidays,
Will help to make all your dreams come true…

While wrapping gifts  by the fire,
We’ll SYNERGIZE down to the wire
But then we’ll SHARPEN THE SAW,
Singing FA-LA-LA-LA-LA
While walking in our HURRICANE-land!

We send the best holiday wishes to our SSMS Hurricane Team. We wish you all many enjoyable fun-filled moments and adventures during the holidays.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS, HURRICANES!

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Hurricane Holiday Celebration…hosted by the SSMS Hospitality Committee

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WILDLY IMPORTANT GOALS FOR 15-16

Goal 1:  Each Quarter, 70% of SSMS students will pass the ELA exam with a “C” or above

Goal 2:  SSMS will reduce the number of students who miss five or more days of school during the year by 50%

Goal 3:  SSMS will reduce the number of referrals which result in ISS and OSS by 10%

BEGINNING WITH THE END IN MIND!

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LEADER IN ME UPDATES
Leading Through Service!

Upcoming Dates: Leadership Symposium; January 19-21

Leadership Symposium School Tours:  January 20th

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PBS STORMS! Please view the PBS and AIP weekly update links below. There are changes noted in the PBS Update due to Mr. Motley being out.

No PBS update this week

No AIP update this week.
 
Continue to STORM, Hurricanes!
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TEACHER SHOUT OUTS!!!
 
 
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 2015 – 2016 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CORNER
 
PD Carousel – 1st Cycle Flyer
 
CLICK HERE sign up for your PD Carousel…tailored to meet your needs 
 
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GROWTH MINDSET!
 
eCampus Leadership Lessons
 
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
  • The Secondary Grading Window for Semester 1 will open for grade input by 11:00 PM on December 15, 2015.  The grading window will remain open throughout the winter break.  All grades must be entered by Noon on Tuesday, January 5, 2016.

Enjoy your Families & Sharpen the Saw Hurricanes !

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Posted by on 12/18/2015 in LEAD21- SERIES1

 

LIGHTHOUSE 1-6-2!!!!!

lighthouse-logo-162Hello Hurricanes,

I wanted to take this opportunity to share some of the wonderful accolades we have received.  We will share more at the Christmas Breakfast on Friday. Thanks again for this colossal Team Effort of demonstrating excellence and leadership!…

“Congratulations to you and your entire staff!!! Please pass along my praise to all.  You make us proud!!! Thank you for your leadership,” ~Dr. Tina Calderone, School Board Chairman

“It is wonderful for Dr. Coleman, the school and the Casselberry community J!!!!!  Very proud and excited for South Seminole Middle School and the hard work and dedication with this leadership program. Thank you Mia and your administration/teachers for working so hard and making great choices for our students.  We are blessed to have you!” ~ Mayor Charlene Glancy

“So very proud of this amazing learning community! Well deserved😀🎉 “~ Betsy Wierda, Covey Consultant

“We are so excited and proud of all that you, your team, and your children are doing and continue to do!  You are the mentors, the leaders and the role model of The Leader in Me in our middle schools.  Thank you for your partnership, vision and passion to empower student owned learning and achievement. Looking forward to celebrating with you all at the symposium. Congratulations!!!” ~ June Kletzel, Covey Consultant

“Congratulations! This is fantastic!!! Well done everyone. You guys make us so proud to be a part of this city.” ~ Andy Searles, Adult Lighthouse & Community Leader

 This is the latest and GREATEST from South Seminole Middle School.  We can all be proud to have this school of our community.  It is truly one-of-a-kind in that it is the only grade 6 through 8 school that has a Lighthouse designation in the world.  Congratulations to Mia and her awesome crew!” ~ Bill Hufford, Adult Lighthouse & Community Leader

“I just wanted to congratulate you all on becoming a Lighthouse School! What an honor, especially being the first 6-8 school world wide! We have embraced the Leader In Me here at Highlands and I absolutely love teaching these life long habits to my students! Come visit us anytime and we would love to maybe visit you all soon one day too! ”  ~Karin Kraftchick

Continue to STORM, Hurricanes!

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WILDLY IMPORTANT GOALS FOR 15-16

Goal 1:  Each Quarter, 70% of SSMS students will pass the ELA exam with a “C” or above

Goal 2:  SSMS will reduce the number of students who miss five or more days of school during the year by 50%

Goal 3:  SSMS will reduce the number of referrals which result in ISS and OSS by 10%

BEGINNING WITH THE END IN MIND!

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LEADER IN ME UPDATES
Leading Through Service!

CLICK HERE for SSMS Community Outreach-FIT-Care Cabin

Thanks to Global Leadership, Lighthouse, Harry Potter Club, Spanish Club and SGA for supporting the Sheriff’s Christmas Village  to help provide a brighter holiday for children in foster care, as well as those who have faced abuse or neglect.

CLICK HERE for more information about the Sheriff Office “Christmas Village” Toy Drive

Upcoming Dates: Leadership Symposium; January 19-21

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PBS STORMS! Please view the PBS and AIP weekly update links below. There are changes noted in the PBS Update due to Mr. Motley being out.

Click here for the 12-11-15 PBS updates

No AIP update this week.
 
Continue to STORM, Hurricanes!
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TEACHER SHOUT OUTS!!!
Way to Lead BETA Ms. Hernandez, Mr. DeJesus-Colon & Ms. Downey
 
Congratulations to Ms. Hunziker for being recognized as January Teacher of the Month-Greater Sanford Reg. Chamber of Commerce
 
A huge SHOUT OUT to Chief Jackson and the Hurricane Cadets for a phenomenal show of Leadership in the Sanford Parade!
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 2015 – 2016 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CORNER
 
PD Carousel – 1st Cycle Flyer
 
CLICK HERE sign up for your PD Carousel…tailored to meet your needs 
 
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GROWTH MINDSET!
 
eCampus Leadership Lessons
 
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
  • Reminder:  Culturally Relevant Training on December 17th at 2:30 pm in the Media Center
  • Reminder:  Math, Sci & ELA CRT PLC training on December 16th at 2:30 pm in Media Center
  • The Secondary Grading Window for Semester 1 will open for grade input by 11:00 PM on December 15, 2015.  The grading window will remain open throughout the winter break.  All grades must be entered by Noon on Tuesday, January 5, 2016.

Sharpen the Saw Hurricanes !

 
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Posted by on 12/13/2015 in LEAD21- SERIES1

 

SYNERGIZING IN CYBERSPACE!

 

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Ms. Ford has started an after-school Minecraft club! Students are doing an epic build of South Seminole Middle School. Here are some pictures of the build so far. It’s going to be amazing.  Building Learning Communities in Cyberspace. … Students participating regularly in an online  course cannot help but improve their ability to use technology with confidence. … How do
we know when a student is engaged with the subject matter? When it is relevant to them.  Teaching in the cyberspace classroom requires moving beyond old models of pedagogy into new practices that are more facilitative. It involves much more than simply taking old models of pedagogy and transferring them to a different medium. Unlike the face-to-face classroom, in online distance education, attention needs to be paid to the development of a sense of community within the group of participants in order for the learning process to be successful. The transition to the cyberspace classroom can be successfully achieved if attention is paid to several key areas. These include: ensuring access to and familiarity with the technology in use; establishing guidelines and procedures which are relatively loose and free-flowing, and generated with significant input from participants; striving to achieve maximum participation and “buy-in” from the participants; promoting collaborative learning; and creating a double or triple loop in the learning process to enable participants to reflect on their learning process. All of these practices significantly contribute to the development of an online learning community, a powerful tool for enhancing the learning experience.

Continue to STORM, Hurricanes!

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WILDLY IMPORTANT GOALS FOR 15-16

Goal 1:  Each Quarter, 70% of SSMS students will pass the ELA exam with a “C” or above

Goal 2:  SSMS will reduce the number of students who miss five or more days of school during the year by 50%

Goal 3:  SSMS will reduce the number of referrals which result in ISS and OSS by 10%

BEGINNING WITH THE END IN MIND!

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LEADER IN ME UPDATES
Leading Through Service!

CLICK HERE for SSMS Community Outreach-FIT-Care Cabin

Thanks to Global Leadership, Lighthouse, Harry Potter Club, Spanish Club and SGA for supporting the Sheriff’s Christmas Village  to help provide a brighter holiday for children in foster care, as well as those who have faced abuse or neglect.

CLICK HERE for more information about the Sheriff Office “Christmas Village” Toy Drive

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PBS STORMS! Please view the PBS and AIP weekly update links below. There are changes noted in the PBS Update due to Mr. Motley being out.

No PBS update this week.

No AIP update this week.
 
Continue to STORM, Hurricanes!
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TEACHER SHOUT OUTS!!!
 
 
 A special Thank you to all our staff, parents and student panels for showing our SSMS LEADS for our formal review.
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 2015 – 2016 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CORNER
 
PD Carousel – 1st Cycle Flyer
 
CLICK HERE sign up for your PD Carousel…tailored to meet your needs 
 
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GROWTH MINDSET!
 
eCampus Leadership Lessons
 
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
 
  • The Secondary Grading Window for Semester 1 will open for grade input by 11:00 PM on December 15, 2015.  The grading window will remain open throughout the winter break.  All grades must be entered by Noon on Tuesday, January 5, 2016.

Sharpen the Saw Hurricanes !

 

 

 
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Posted by on 12/06/2015 in LEAD21- SERIES1