weekly school News
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1. Hoops for Heart Rescheduled: We have rescheduled our Hoops for Heart Event to Wednesday, February 27 from 2:15-3:30pm.
2. School Safety: A critical ingredient in the safe school recipe is the classroom response to an incident at school. Weather events, fire, accidents, intruders and other threats to student safety are scenarios that are planned and trained for by students, teachers, staff and administration.
Standard Response Protocol: Our school is expanding the safety program to include the Standard Response Protocol - Extended (SRPx). The SRPx is based on these five actions: Lockout, Lockdown, Evacuate, Shelter and Hold.
Please take a moment to review these actions. Staff has recently been trained on these actions. Students will be trained and the school will drill these actions over the course of the school year. More information can be found at: http://iloveuguys.org
3. ILEARN Information from the Indiana Department of Education:
How is Indiana considering building a system of assessments? Watch this 3-minute video to find out more about how Indiana assessments work together.
How is Indiana integrating technology with assessment? Watch this 3-minute video to find out more about Assessing with Technology.
4. Cougar Cuisine Information (click here) (Updated Flyer): Cougar Cuisine will take place tomorrow from 12:00 to 2:00pm during the home basketball game vs Greenwood.
5. AskRose Homework Help: Trained Rose-Hulman tutors provide free help to students in math and science. This support is available Sunday-Thursday, 7pm to 10pm (877-Ask-Rose).
6. Library News: Did you know we have eBooks available for MIS students? We received them through the Greenfield-Central School Foundation and want to spread the word. Below is a tutorial you can watch on how to gain access. The eBooks can be read on iPads or Chromebooks. Students can download the books for offline access as well. Should you have questions regarding this, please contact Ms. Lucy Gellert, GC Director of Library Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
7. Camp Invention: The 2019 camp will be July 15-19th at J.B. Stephens Elementary from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The cost per child is $230. The camp is for children entering grade K-6. If you have questions or need more information, please contact Ms. Amanda Bradford at email@example.com.
8. Breakfast & 2 Hour Delays: In the event of a 2 hour delay this year, breakfast will not be served on these days. This is due to the fact that upon student arrival our lunch staff will already be in the process of prepping lunch.
9. Safe School Alert: SafeSchools Alert is our district's tip reporting service. If you have information about a threat to our safety, do your part and report it. Please remember, you can remain anonymous. Should you have a need to report an issue, please click on the link below for details on how to do so.
10. #thankfulThursday: As mentioned earlier this year, we had a large group of staff members who met on several occasions over the summer to discuss our old "Behavior Card." The goal was to find a way to make this a more positive communication tool for our parents and students. This card was created as a scaled feedback tool to provide you with, not only the traditional information you have always received, but also a glimpse into the positive choices and leadership that your child is displaying throughout his/her day.
Knowing this, the office staff is requesting your help again. We would like to share with our staff regular, positive feedback from a variety of sources. Please take a few moments and use the link below to provide some encouragement to those folks that are making a major difference in your child's future. These comments can be anonymous, or you can provide your name. The office staff will use the provided comments every Thursday for our #thankfulThursday movement. The attached form can be completed, as little or often as you like, throughout the entire school year. We appreciate your continued support in growing the culture of gratitude that already exists at MIS!!
A couple of comments that have been shared:
"Thank you Mrs. Hacker for making physical education learning fun , especially around the holidays! My daughter was so excited to enjoy the festival stations you provided for the kids to enjoy and have so much fun with! You are setting the bar in health and fitness. Thank you also for challenging families to try some fun activities at home. We appreciate you!"
"I am Thankful for and want to send a huge shout out to Mrs. Beuoy who has 'struck a note' in our daughter with the introduction and instruction to playing guitar. You have provided a learning experience that has energized our daughter who now can’t get enough of it! Thank you and keep up the great work!"
11. School Dismissal Manager: Should you still need to sign up for School Dismissal Manager, please click the link below.
12. Volunteer Forms: Click on the link. Once you are on the page, click on the red apply button in the upper right hand corner to complete the process.
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February 6th: 6th Grade Discovery Concert
February 12th: Yearbook Activity Pictures
February 27th: Hoops for Heart - 2:15-3:30pm
February 27th: Parent Preview Night for Human Growth and Development Presentations - Grades 5/6 @GIS - 6:30-8:00pm
February 28th: K-Kids Meeting - 7:00am
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