20.February.2017- [V1.11]


02/01 – LaSheka Nicholson

02/13 – Bryan Shaw

02/27 – Erik Ranstrom

02/28 – Keishya Dickerson

NEW! Got someone you’d like to Shout Out – Please click here to nominate them and tell us why?http://tinyurl.com/SHOUTOUT-NEMS 

In This Issue

  • Wednesday PD @ A Glance

  • Game Day Ready

  • Half-Time

  • Beyond Practice – PD Opportunities

  • IC Schedule

  • Just for Fun 

PD @ A Glance 

All Academies will meet by grade levels on Wed, 2/22 – Please be on the lookout for an email from the facilitators. A short pre-read about the Titan Tracker and Sweep Policies has been added below. You will want to read these prior to the meeting and bring any clarifying questions you might have.

Up next!

Differentiated PD Sessions – March 1stSign Up Required! Pick only one session. 

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All teachers will need to read session descriptions and sign up on or before close of business Tues, Feb 21st.  Go to My Learning Plan & search NEMS in the district catalog to find the session that is right for you. You can also click the title below.

Check out our PD Playlist of options for Wed., March 1st!

Upcoming PD Meetings: 


*Non-PD Day Staff Hours – 8:05 AM- 4:35 PM based on the language in our contract.

Power Planning on Non-PD Days: Some of the suggested activities to do during this time are, but not limited to, creating lesson plans, entering grades, working in your classroom, or updating student data. 

Download The NEMS 2nd Semester PD Calendar Here https://goo.gl/mzeXIS

Download The District School Calendar Here: https://goo.gl/s896Fu

Game Day Ready 

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6 Steps for Turning Around Middle School Classroom Behavior

Have a few kids that are still giving you the blues? Cheer Up because these are the kids that are rarely absent. Can’t beat em, well better figure out a way to get them on your side! See what this 7th grade ELA teacher has tried to get things back to normal!

Half-Time:  A little repetition is good for the brain- some reminders of teacher actions needed.





  • March 1st –
    • PD Sign Up Needed By Close of Business Tues, 02.21
  • Achievement Series Qtr. 3 Testing Window Opens:
    • Science- March 1st-10th 
    • Math 7/8 -March 6th 
    • Social Studies: March 6th – March 10th
    • ELA:
      • Inform Post-test: 3/6 – 3/24
      • Writing Portfolio Update (Inform): 3/24

Beyond Practice-PD Opportunities 

ELL – E2L2 3 Day PD over Spring Break @ $25/hour!

Get paid to learn ! No Brainer – Contact Stephanie Easley via email to register!

Click Here For More Details: E2L2 Flyer 

My Learning Plan Opportunities:If interested, find details and register at www.mylearningplan.com

  • 2/28/17  Secondary ELA MAP, EOC and ACT Booster
  • 3/28/17  Multi-genre Reading and Writing

Off-Site Opportunities: FREE Professional Development Opportunity for CEU Credits!

02-20-17 – Inspired to Teach – Now & in the Future 

IC Schedule

Remember that I am here for instructional support. Schedule an observation with me if there is a great lesson you want me to witness, a challenging class you would like feedback about, or a new idea you want to try and need someone to help with! My observations carry NO evaluative weight and this is a great growth opportunity for us both.

I highly encourage you to fill out this quick request so that we can book our time together!“

Coaching & Collaboration Form.” http://tinyurl.com/CollabForm2

Just For Fun! 

Does this sound/look familiar to parent teacher conference night? Click title to see gif.

Boss Says You Can Leave Early



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