Mr. Schumaker's 2023 kickoff message

Posted by Jason Cooper on 8/25/2023 11:00:00 AM

Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory. 

-George S. Patton
Each week, you will receive a Principal's Corner from me. It will contain a positive message, scheduling information, CEL 5D+ Tips, Dad Jokes, and a Reflective Question. This is how I ensure we are updated on our information, connected on important dates and action items, have a little fun, and have a weekly dose of Professional Learning.
-Thank you, staff, for two days of great professional learning.
-Thank you, Sarah and Ronni, for all your hard work preparing the office for the new school year.
-Thank you, Tye, Antoine, and Jason, for all the extra summer work. The grounds, building, and rooms looked great and ready for students.
-Sheila and crew, you prepared some great lunches last week for our PD. You all rock! 

Thank you, Wishram, for 101 Students! We are excited!
WEEK in Review:
Monday- New Staff Orientation 
Tuesday- First Staff Day Back, Open House
Wednesday- 1st Day of School Kindergarten is on a half-day
Thursday- Normal Day with early release for Kindergarten
Friday- Normal Day with early release for Kindergarten 
1. There is still time to join our Wishram Fantasy Football League. The draft is next Thursday, August 29. Click the link to join:
2. Tuesday is our Flex Day. We start at 11:00 and end at 7:00. Please take a look at your Welcome Back Staff Letter for the schedule. Open House is from 6 to 7. The Community Dinner runs from 6:00 to 6:25, and after 6:25 to 7:00, we will follow the schedule for a typical day with 5-minute class periods. Please have a class syllabus ready for parents.
3. Teachers- I will need a curriculum/materials list of all items you use in your instructional practice within the classroom by September 22. The purpose of this is to establish a Curriculum Adoption Cycle for the district. (Title, Publisher, Copy Year Date, and the date you started using it in your classroom).
4. I will also need a copy of your class syllabus for each class you teach.
A really good resource for this is at: . These are important to have and are kept on file. Colleges, the state auditor, and parents will ask to see these. I will collect these by Sept. 15th. Please feel free to either give me a paper copy or an electronic version.
5. The First Staff meeting is Sept 5th. - Every Tuesday from 2:50 to 3:20.
6. Welcome Cheyne, Matt, Cassandra, and Aidan to our learning community. We are happy to have you here!
CEL to Ponder:
P1    Purpose – Standards: Connection to standards, broader purpose, and transferable skill
The lesson is based on grade level standards, and the learning target(s) align with the standard. The lesson is frequently linked to a broader purpose or a transferable skill.
Just to remind you, in CEL 5D+ - All of Criterion One won't be Proficient without a Learning Target on the Board. The target needs to be communicated and reinforced throughout the lesson.
A Little Humor:
-"I'm afraid of the calendar. Its days are numbered."

-"My wife said I should do lunges to stay in shape. That would be a big step forward."

-"Why do fathers take an extra pair of socks when they go golfing?" "In case they get a hole in one!"

-"Singing in the shower is fun until you get soap in your mouth. Then it's a soap opera."

Chuck Norris - If you spell Chuck Norris in Scrabble, you win. Forever.
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Chris Schumaker
Wishram Schools