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Monday, July 25, 2005

Barnes and Noble Discount

Barnes & Noble is offering a 20% discount to educators. You can present a copy of the your pay stub to receive an "Educator Discount Card" at any Barnes & Noble. From there on out, you present that card and your driver's license to receive your discount. The card is good for a year, but can then be renewed for the next school year.

Monday, July 11, 2005

Welcome Back!


I hope that you had a great summer. Summer gives us a chance to rest, to recharge, and to rekindle our passion for educating young people. Listed below is the schedule for August 11-12. Please check back every week or so from now until the beginning of school in case there are changes.



August 11

Morning

2nd & 3rd Grade Teachers—You will start your day at Salter where you will receive training on “Passport,” the intervention component of Voyager. The training will begin promptly at 8:00 and will run until 11:00.

Instructional Assistants—You will start your day in the library at Graham. We will go over things you will need to know about building your daily schedule. We will start promptly at 8:00.

Those going through PEPE full evaluation—We will meet in the library at 8:20. We will go over the process, show you where you can find samples of all forms and go over the timeline for the evaluation process

8:45—Faulty Meeting (for everyone except 2nd & 3rd grade teachers)

Following the faculty meeting, you are free to work in rooms and take lunch on your own.

Afternoon

4th & 5th Grade Teachers—After lunch, you will report to Salter for training on Passport. The training will begin at 12:00 and will run until 3:00.

6th Grade Teachers—You will have follow-up training on using the Palm handhelds in the classroom. Training will be in Mrs. Killough’s room at Graham.

All others—You have this time to follow-up on training you have received and be available to greet parents who want to drop off supplies. (**Note—we usually do this on the afternoon of the second day. That will be different this year.)

August 12

Morning

Everyone will meet at THS. Our featured speaker will be Dr. Steve Edwards. Mr. Messer, Mr. Campbell, Mr. Douthitt, and I heard Dr. Edwards speak in February, and found him to be an excellent and very practical speaker.

Afternoon

Teachers and instructional assistants will return to THS. Dr. Walker from the Alabama State Department of Education will address us on changes in special education practices and how they will impact us.