RECOVERING FROM THE SNOW

Recovery from time off due to snow days begins this week.  There’s a lot of catching up to do over the next few weeks as we move towards a scheduled week off in February.  With all the time off, students should be energized and ready to work hard.

END OF GRADE TEST PUSH BEGINS

While it may seem as if spring is far in the future, it will actually be here quicker than you think.  With that, you may have noticed that things are getting more serious in class as we begin the push towards end of grade tests.  Reading and writing initiatives are underway across the curriculum and an emphasis on study skills and test taking strategies is in process.  Teachers are available for tutoring by appointment to help with curriculum and testing skills and Saturday tutoring will resume on January 27.  Make the most of these opportunities for additional support.

3RD QUARTER IS HERE–HAVE YOU MADE YOUR HALFTIME ADJUSTMENTS

The University of Georgia Bulldogs are playing for the College Football National Championship on Monday, January 8th, because their coaches were able to make significant halftime adjustments during their last game.  Whether you had a successful first half of the school year or a challenging one, it’s time to make your halftime adjustments in preparation for a strong finish to this school year and upcoming end of grade tests this spring.  Read, study and get extra help from teachers, but make those changes and achieve success.

WELCOME BACK AND HAPPY NEW YEAR

We begin the second half of the school year with a short week and a chance to refocus our energies as we move towards upcoming Georgia Milestones and other end of grade assessments.  It may be cold outside, but the heat on learning is rising here at Floyd.  Welcome back and happy new year to all.

FINAL EXAMS

On Tuesday and Wednesday, students will take final exams covering all material from the beginning of the school year through this past Friday.

Once the exams are done, the December break begins and students do not return to school until Thursday, January 4th.

DECEMBER CRUNCH TIME

Restlessness is in the air as we count down to the December break and the end of the first half of the school year.  While rigor and relevance are a daily part of instruction, it seems as if the pace of things picks up as we approach the end of a quarter; this is even more so as the half way point of the school year is traditionally a milestone.  Students should concentrate on finishing the quarter strong.  Now is the time to make up missed assignments and complete current ones so that grades are good.

THREE WEEKS TO GO IN QUARTER 2

As we return from the Thanksgiving break, our focus shifts towards a strong finish to the second quarter of the school year.  Students should stay on top of their assignments and make every effort to complete any that are missing, as well as keeping up to date on current tasks.  Three weeks is a short time and grades are sure to follow.

PBIS SOCCER GAME THIS WEEK

We move towards the Thanksgiving break and finish this week with the PBIS Golden Goal Soccer Tournament.  Four teams of students and teachers will compete on Friday afternoon in a single elimination tournament to crown this year’s champion.  Each player on the winning team will receive a brand new Adidas soccer ball.  Games begin at 2:30 on Friday and end at 4:00 prior to dismissal.  Staff, students and families are all invited and encouraged to attend.

Halfway Through Quarter Two and It’s Time for Progress Reports

We reach the halfway point of the second quarter of the school year this week.  Progress reports go home on Wednesday.  The remaining four-and-a-half weeks of the quarter will go by quickly, with Thanksgiving break coming up and winter break not too far after that.  Now is the time to ask for help if you are struggling in any class.  Check with your teachers about tutoring and set a goal to pass each class.  All it takes is ownership in your education and a little hard work.  Success will follow.