Welcome to the 2016-17 School Year! It is always great to start a new year and look forward to spending time with staff and students creating memorable moments academically and socially through all the activities that RMS provides for our students. We started opening day with an all school assembly to introduce staff, and kick off our theme for the year. After that we met as grade levels to introduce our new classroom behavior expectations. We discussed not running the school of “willy nilly”, the students thought those words were hilarious. They were understanding the streamlining of our processes here and that it will be better for all involved. We have transitioned from the 1950’s style triplicate discipline forms to an online google doc, and SWISS data tracking system. As this does not excite many people, it is a great improvement in how we do business for staff, students, office staff, and parents. In coordination with our new system, I have asked the students to focus on doing two things this year.
#1: Do your work.
If we do those two things, we will be able to accomplish much and enjoy our time here together at RMS.
Our theme is, “What is your WHY?” Why are we at school? What do we want to accomplish this year? What is your purpose? I have posed this question to our staff and students. Take the opportunity to make each day here the best it can for yourself and for others around you. Our PRIDE speakers will be speaking on this topic for the upcoming year.
MAP/NWEA Testing begins for all grades.
6:45 am RMS Staff Meeting
7:30 PRIDE Assembly
7:00 am Sly/IEP
8:00 am-2:30 PLC Leadership Meeting @ RMS
9:00 am Lynch Admin RET meeting
4:00 pm Girls BBall Home vs. Hart
Technology, Links and more:
Great Lakes Energy Classroom Grant Opportunity
MAISD Weekly Newsflash Classroom Grants, PD, and videos.
George Couros Blog: “If we create a culture where every teacher believes they need to improve, not because they are not good enough but because they can be even better, there is no limit to what we can achieve. -Dylan Wiliam
George Corous: 10 Easy ways to Create an Amazing #schoolCulture as a Principal This Year
The Energy Bus Website: All things from the Energy Bus! Check it out.