Anticipating Homecoming Week

Just in case you didn’t know, next week is Homecoming week and we have a few things planned:
  • Themed dress-up days each day
  • Chapel games
  • PSAT testing on Wednesday (Sophomores & Juniors)
  • End of Grading Period/Early Dismissal on Wednesday
  • Report Cards Finalized Thursday
  • The Math Show performance on Thursday
  • Channel 7 Daybreak broadcasting live Friday morning from Mustang Mountain
  • Pep Rally Schedule Friday involving STUCO, our homecoming court, cheer, band, the drumline, and the football team.
  • Football Game and Homecoming Court Presentation

Even though it’s going to be a jam-packed week, Homecoming week isn’t a week of lost instruction— in fact, the events planned only reinforce what we’re striving to teach each and every day in our classrooms.

Homecoming week is a time for our students to collaborate with each other, strengthen friendships, and build community. It’s a time for creativity, risk-taking, and leadership.

We’ll still have daily classes with notes and quizzes and tests and projects— it’s just going to be a little bit different from the previous nine weeks of school.

As we discussed in our PLCs and faculty meeting, next week will be one of the peak moments for the year. What will you do to make it remarkable?

  • Thank you so much for participating in last month’s Positive Parent Contact Challenge! It was a great reminder for us to be positive and to look for ways to encourage students. Here are the final results:
    • 170 total contacts documented (151 different students)
    • 33 teachers documented at least four positive contacts
    • Congratulations to James Wilhite for leading all faculty with 27 documented contacts!
    • Congratulations to the 8th grade teachers for documenting the most contacts!

  • Filming for the new CAC video has gone just as planned this week, Rachel Brackins and Chad Tappe have been working like crazy to make it happen, and I can’t wait to see the final product. A big thanks goes to everyone for being flexible and allowing Patrick Cone to film as he tries to capture a glimpse of what happens day-to-day here on Mustang Mountain.

  • Homecoming week is going to be so much fun thanks to our STUCO and Melissa Leverett. Be sure to thank Melissa for the work she’s put in to make Homecoming week a special week for our school.

  • If you go to the lower parking lot, you may notice several parking spaces with math problems in them. On Wednesday, Angela Kyle’s Pre-Algebra students took advantage of the beautiful weather and worked on graphing inequalities in the parking lot. It was a great lesson and a fun way for kids to work out their math problems. Awesome job!

Upcoming Events
  • Today— The calm before the storm. (Homecoming week is NEXT WEEK!!!)
  • Saturday, October 7— Ignite Youth Rally (auditorium, cafeteria, atrium)
  • Monday, October 9— Homecoming Week Begins
    • Monday— Pajama Day
    • Tuesday— Salad Dressing Day
    • Wednesday— Country vs. Country Club
    • Thursday— Road Trip Day
    • Friday— Purple & Gold
  • Wednesday, October 11— 2:00 Dismissal Day (click here for adjusted schedule)
    • End of Grading Period
      • 2:00 student dismissal
      • 3:30 teacher dismissal
      • Report card grades should be uploaded on RenWeb by noon on Thursday.
    • PSAT Testing (AM)
  • Thursday, October 12— The Math Show (adjusted schedule)
    • 8:00-8:35 1st Period (35 min.)
    • 8:40-9:15 2nd Period (35 min.) *MS Bell at 8:58
    • 9:20-9:55 3rd Period (40 min.) *MS Bell at 9:27
    • 10:00-10:40 4th Period (40 min.)
    • 10:45-11:45 Chapel & The Math Show (60 min.)
    • Regular bell schedule remainder of the day
  • Friday, October 13— Homecoming Friday
    • Click here for adjusted schedule
    • Channel 7 Daybreak— Live from Mustang Mountain (6:00-7:00 AM)
  • Saturday, October 14— CAC Golf Tournament
  • Thursday, October 19— Family Chapel
  • Friday, October 20— Parent-Teacher Conferences (no school)
    • Conference Times 8:00-3:30
    • Be sure to schedule conferences for students with academic and/or behavior concerns
    • Sign-Up Genius is a great way to schedule conferences. If you do, adjust the display settings to read “already filled" (rather than displaying the parent’s name in the sign up list after a spot has been reserved).

Responsibilities for Next Week (Oct. 9-13)
Week B
  • Cafeteria AM— E. Schramm
  • Cafeteria PM— T. Hodges
  • Parking Lot AM— S. Quattlebaum
  • Parking Lot PM— K. Holland
  • HS Lunch— D. Sullivan, I. Thomas, & H. Cruce
  • MS Lunch— J. Wilhite and T. Kaye
  • Chapel— M. Leverett
  • Detention— K. Allison

Remember, it is your responsibility to find a replacement if you are unable to cover your assigned duty. Click here for duty schedule.

Upcoming Meetings
  • Week of October 16-20— Department Meetings

4 Values (in rank order)
  1. Model Christ
  2. Safety & Security
  3. School First
  4. Quality Instruction

Important School Documents & Links

Resources Worth Checking Out For Personal and Professional Growth

Book Recommendation

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About the Book (from Amazon)

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