Relationships The secret in education lies in respecting the student. -Ralph Waldo Emerson “ ”
My Middie Voice Throughout this and future Middie Miles you will see a few excerpts from students. Some spelling and grammar errors were fixed to improve readability. Formatted for printing, there were 99 pages of comments! Our students had a lot to say about pretty much everything. The comments will be denoted by the My Middie Voice sound icon above. The data will be emailed to your principal soon for sharing with the staff.
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On Coolness I think people are very nice and that the teachers help me if needed. They also encourage me and my classmates to be responsible students. This school is a pleasure to be at and I am gonna encourage other people as well. I love this school. Its cool so… Also thank you for the new Chromebooks they are a blast :) ― Sixth Grade Boy “ ”
NWEA MAPs You can run this for your school or your classroom for reading or math!
D Verbs Evaluate Validate Justify Rate Reference Infer Rank Dramatize Argue Conclude Creating Products Broadcasting Composing Digital Storytelling Blog Commenting Reviewing Collaborating Networking Directing Photo/Video Editing Animating Modifying The Rigor and Relevance Framework
On Testing I think my school needs to change some of the ways we do things like the OAA. Nobody really likes taking a 2 and a half hour test and so I just think when it comes we just need to learn what we need to learn and not worry about it until it actually comes and not be pressuring us about it. ― Fifth Grade Girl “ ”
Upcoming PLCs: Elementary GroupLocationFocus Elementary Reading Tutors Grade Level Meetings Learning Lab (4 th floor Administration Building) Middletown High School Reflection on planning, instruction, and RIMPs. Please bring schedules and a sample of your lesson plans.
Upcoming PLCs: MMS, HV, Central GroupLocationFocus Math 6-8 PLC Highview In Buildings Christina Sherman – PARCC Item & Task Prototype Analysis
Relationships Without positive personal relationships, schools become warehouses for students rather than learning centers. -Education.com “ ”
Upcoming PLCs: MHS GroupLocationFocus TeachersMiddletown High SchoolDepartment Meetings Lisa Campbell (Text Complexity)
Good Reads Improving Students' Relationships with Teachers to Provide Essential Supports for Learning Improving Students' Relationships with Teachers to Provide Essential Supports for Learning Empowering Relationships Are the Point! Empowering Relationships Are the Point!
On Awesomeness I think that my school is awesome. They help me learn and stay focused. My teachers respect me and so do my principals. And they are my role models. And they keep bullying away. And I am glad we go on field trips because they are fun. I am glad my principal is my principal. ―Fourth Grade Girl “ ”
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On Bullying Remember—you’re the ones who can stop it. Your call. ― Eighth Grade Girl “ ”
Wellness & Benefits Benefits and Wellness Fair in the Middletown High School on November 5 th ! 11:30 a.m. Butler Health Plan “Changes to our health and dental plans.” 12:15 p.m. STRS “Recent changes to the retirement plan.” Annuity Vendors Voluntary Insurance Vendors Local Banks
Community Activities Get your Middie Pride on! November 4th (the day before election) 2:30pm - 4:30 pm MHS Media Center Follow-up Phone Calls Remind people to vote! Please bring cell phones that can be plugged into computer set-ups. Please contact Mark Kerns at firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com if you have questions. We need upgrades to run our computers!
Happy Birthday next Week to: Barbara Florence Jennifer Haker Melissa Brooks Deborah Birch Connie Lyons Brian Lampart Jessica Logsdon Catherine Hodson Karen Kennedy Brandie Goens Gail Hawes Leslie Hicks Christy Howard Lori Cornell