Sunday, January 8, 2012
This week was a short one. Teachers returned Wednesday and the kids came back to school on Thursday. It's a new year, and so it begins. I met with Anne Witherspoon on the advertisement/video we are creating to have played on Cub News, our campus's televised school announcements. I also spoke with one of our 7th grade Cub News reporters about what the "Attendance Race" is all about and what I want him to say on next week's announcements. I met with Rhonda White, the art teacher, who is working with some 8th graders on making a huge "Guitar Hero" monitor. We will be using this monitor during the 5th and 6th six weeks to show our students which grade level is in the lead and who is closer to winning the attendance race, and winning the party. Deborah Blansit, our attendance clerk has given me both our district and campus data for the first two six week periods. We are still waiting for the data from the third six weeks to be sent to us from central office. I tried to get in touch with Natalie Dennington, the AP at our campus that is responsible for student attendance, but wasn't able to meet up with her. I am going to have to speak with Natalie on Monday. The goal is to have the teacher's make the announcement to all of the students this Wednesday. In addition, Cub News will report about the attendance race and the parties students can win, as well as air the attendance race commercial on Friday of next week. That's all for now. I'll keep you posted.