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Principal's Corner May 27-31
WPSD
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

"A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers,
and woods, but it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that
principle."
-George William Curtis

Let remember our hero this Memorial Day!

Kudos:
-Thank you Pretrina for your hard work on scheduling, testings, and enrolling.
-Thank you, Shane and Leo, for all your help last week.-Thank you, John, Mike, and Tim for all your efforts last week.
-Thank you, Selina-for having Open House and Staff Day Back menus already worked out for next school year!

Week in Review:
Monday- No School-Go to Packwood-Park at your local ASB Lot.
Tuesday- GEARUP Tutoring, 6th Grade Orientation, State Testing, Leadership, office meeting
Wednesday- Senior Tea, GEARUP Tutoring, State Testing
Thursday- GEARUP Tutoring, Sports Physicals, Senior Trip, Business Teacher Interviews, State Testing, Staff Meeting, Admin Meeting
Friday- Service & Support, Early Release-Principal Directed, Senior Trip

1. Tuesday and Wednesday is State ELA testing for 7 and 8
2. Thursday is 11 WCAS Science Testing
3. Seniors will be gone Thursday and Friday
4. Senior Tea is Wednesday at 6 in the Rear Gym
5. 6th Grade Orientation is from 1:30 to 2:30 on Tuesday

6. Math Teacher Interviews have been moved to Thursday, June 6th.
June 6th is 3:30 and 4:30 

7. Business Teacher interviews have been scheduled for Thursday, May 30th and Wednesday, June 5th.
May 30th is 2:15, 3:15, 4:15, and 5:15. I will supply Pizza
June 5th is 3:15 and 4:15  The Interview Team can review Applications on Tuesday. They will be available in the conference room.

8. Leadership Meeting Tuesday, May 28th at 7:30.
9. Optional Staff Meeting on Thursday, May 30th at 7:30-Review Cell Phones and Core/Flex ideas.

10. The Rear Gym is closed till June 15. 

11. Thursday is sports physicals for girls
12. Friday is sports physicals for boys

13. Very Important-We have been missing IEP meetings. We need to make sure we make IEP
meetings. The law states that teachers need to attend. If you cannot
make it, let Polly know. There is a procedure for excusing you if
needed.

14. Don will be here working for me on Thursday and Friday for discipline. I will be in the building.
15. Bella will be here on Friday.
16. CTE Teachers and Joe will be working on and training on a new Print Machine on Thursday.

CEL 5D+ for Review:
SE5 -Student Engagement – Engagement Strategies: Expectation, support, and opportunity for participation and meaning making

The
teacher sets an expectation and provides support for a variety of
engagement strategies and structures that facilitate participation and
meaning-making by students. All students have the opportunity to engage
in quality talk. Routines are often student-led.
 
Let's Laugh:
Q. What lies at the bottom of the ocean and twitches?
-A. A nervous wreck.

-Q. How much money does a pirate pay for corn?
A. A buccaneer.

-Don’t interrupt someone working intently on a puzzle. Chances are, you’ll hear some crosswords.
-Chuck Norris ordered a Big Mac at Burger King and got one.

Reflection:
Mouse Trap-
A
mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his
wife open a package. “What food might this contain?” the mouse wondered.
He was devastated to discover it was a mousetrap.

Retreating to
the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the warning: “There is a mousetrap in
the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!”

The chicken
clucked and scratched, raised her head and said, “Mr. Mouse, I can tell
this is a grave concern to you, but it is of no consequence to me. I
cannot be bothered by it.”

The mouse turned to the pig and told
him, “There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the
house!” The pig sympathized, but said, “I am so very sorry, Mr. Mouse,
but there is nothing I can do about it but pray. Be assured you are in
my prayers.”

The mouse turned to the cow and said, “There is a
mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!” The cow
said, “Wow, Mr. Mouse. I’m sorry for you, but it’s no skin off my nose.”

So, the mouse returned to the house, head down and dejected, to face the farmer’s mousetrap alone.

That
very night a sound was heard throughout the house – like the sound of a
mousetrap catching its prey. The farmer’s wife rushed to see what was
caught. In the darkness, she did not see it was a venomous snake whose
tail the trap had caught. The snake bit the farmer’s wife. The farmer
rushed her to the hospital and she returned home with a fever.

Everyone
knows you treat a fever with fresh chicken soup, so the farmer took his
hatchet to the farmyard for the soup’s main ingredient. But his wife’s
sickness continued, so friends and neighbors came to sit with her around
the clock. To feed them, the farmer butchered the pig. The farmer’s
wife did not get well; she died. So many people came for her funeral,
the farmer had the cow slaughtered to provide enough meat for all of
them.

The mouse looked upon it all from his crack in the wall
with great sadness. So, the next time you hear someone is facing a
problem and think it doesn’t concern you, remember, when one of us is
threatened, we are all at risk. We are all involved in this journey
called life. We must keep an eye out for one another and make an extra
effort to encourage one another. Each of us is a vital thread in another
person’s tapestry.