Lori Esser: The Marigold -Mrs. Esser is always kind and helpful. She goes above and beyond in everything she does.
Mr. Scanlon: Tackle the Challenge- Thank you for your patience and kindness as you helped during class, and thank you even more for your grace and understanding as I realized I was having technology issues after trying multiple times. I appreciate your support during virtual learning!
Students: Tackle the Challenge- Thank you for your grace and patience as we worked through the hyperlinks not allowing access and needing permission.
Megan Schmidt: Tackle the Challenge- Megan stepped up to be a mentor to new students. She has been kind and including while we have been out of school. She has told me about Sloan Creek and invited me over to play when I don't have a lot of friends here yet.
Cora Craver: Leadership- Cora is new to Sloan Creek and new to the Metroplex swim team. When they told her that she would have to practice at 5 am before school she said ok. She wakes up at 4:40 every morning for practice and is always on time to class with a smile on her face.
Lyla Ternan: The Marigold - Lyla is always ready, willing and excited to learn. While she misses her friends and being at school, Lyla approached virtual learning with a smile on her face! We are thankful every day for her sweet spirit and helpfulness! xoxo mama & daddy
Lisa Wrick: Tackle the Challenge- You are so busy and you take care of so much. Thank you for all you do and taking care of anything that comes at you! You are a testament that anything can be done!
Fine Arts Teachers: Tackle the Challenge-: They are the definition of making it work!! Balancing students at all campuses at all times of the day. Thank you for your dedication to doing what is best for kiddos!
Julie Boardman: Tackle the Challenge- You are constantly actively seeking out new ways you can help us improve how we do things. THANK YOU!
Dustin McKinley: Tackle the Challenge- Dustin is always johnny on the spot. He's the most helpful campus tech we've had at Sloan Creek in the time I've been here. He always tries to help resolve issues and follows up appropriately. Dustin, we appreciate your positive attitude and your willingness to always tackle the challenge.
Tiffany McGuire: The Marigold - She has such a positive attitude and is very welcoming and helpful to new faculty members.
Ariel Stewart: Tackle the Challenge- Thank you for everything you have done this far during this crazy time! You are AMAZING
SCIS Parents: The Marigold -SCIS Parents- thank you for all your support over the first and second week of learning. You have provided us with grace, kindness, and love. We are loving getting to know you kids and are excited about the school year. Our goal is not just to survive through this strange time in education, but to thrive through it. Your feedback and positive outlook on a less than optimal situation has made all the difference! - Mr. Winkler
Heather Fisher: Leadership- .You have an never ending supply of "we've got this". Thanks for leading with such a positive spirit!
J'aime Balough, Jessica Peeples, Lori Esser: The Marigold - Thank you so much for reaching out to me over the weekend. I could feel the love even through the text. Love my SCIS family!
Heather Fisher: Leadership- Thank you for being the very best and giving each student exactly what they need!
Lisa Wyrick: Tackle the Challenge- Thank you for always being there for students, staff, and parents when we need you! You are a gift to the SCIS family!
Julie Boardman: The Marigold -Julie, thank you so much for always going above and beyond in what you do. You are always so positive and eager to help anyone. You also think the best of everyone and that rubs off on those of us around you. We're glad to have you as part of the team!
Amber Smith: Leadership- You lead with positivity and efficiency. Proud to work with you!
Ray Winkler: Leadership- Thanks for being all over the need of the campus. You filter the extraneous to keep us focused on the main things.
Lisa, Wyrick Julie Boardman, Donna Silliman, and Lori Esser: Tackle the Challenge- The three of you are the unsung heroes of SCIS! You all work behind the scenes to make each day great in the front office. Thank you for making every touchpoint a joy. You guys are world class customer service personified.
Ariel Stewart -Leadership- Thank you for your unending positive outlook with all the technology you have gotten into the hands of parents and kids this week. No matter how busy you are, you stopped what you were doing to take time to get kids set up for success at home. Thank you so much for all you do to help us every day!
Lisa Wyrick: Cognitive Demand- You are a huge help and needed person!
Lori Esser: Tackle the Challenge-You've been learning a whole new way to approach attendance and deciphering all the potential gray areas in order to teach this to staff in a way that is easier to understand and seemingly less of a burden as possible. Not only that, but you are also completing all of your other responsibilities with powerschool, withdrawls, enrollments, etc., etc. This year has been challenging for everyone, but you seem to be taking it in stride. Thank you so much for all the things you do that are so vitally important!
Glenda Martin: Tackle the Challenge- You came in and jumped right in, we are so lucky to have you.
Julie Boardman: The Marigold - You have been so helpful and a joy.
Elizabeth Benno: Tackle the Challenge- You have been instrumental, knowledgeable, helpful!
Ariel Stewart: Tackle the Challenge-Ariel invited students into the library virtually and promised them same-day pickup of up to six books even though the check out system crashed from the enthusiastic response. Be sure to look at the library website to see how inviting the 2-dimensional bookshelves are to peruse.
Ariel Stewart: The Marigold - Announcements are always a bright spot in our day! Thank you for all the work you do to make them fun and engaging!
Vicki Turner: Leadership- .Vicki, thank you so much for all of your support, guidance and patience throughout the last couple of weeks! I absolutely love getting to work with you and learn from you everyday! Thank you for pushing me to be better and trusting me with our students! Love you!
Dayna McCormick: The Marigold -Dayna!! You are seriously my hero and I could not do this without you! Thank you for helping me get started with Resource and show me the ropes! The way you work with students and find the best resources to support them, is amazing! You don't back down from a challenge and you tend to carry those around you through them! You are loved and appreciated!!|
Cyndi Anderson: Cognitive Demand- *Those who push our thinking in new ways.You are phenomenal with technology. Loved asynchronous with Ed Puzzle this week and so did the kids! Thank you Cyndi!!
Julie Boardman: The Marigold - Thank you for always being so positive and wearing a smile! You helped me with color copies, command strips and keeping myself organized. Thank you- Sunny
Lori Esser: The Marigold - can't imagine what it is like on your end with attendance, but you are always patient, forgiving and positive when I have questions or mess up. Thank you for what you do! I appreciate you! - Sunny
Heather Longfellow: Tackle the Challenge- Heather - I think we all know this, but I want to make sure someone actually tells you: you are so vital to our campus! It takes a special person and a big heart to work with the important group of students you have. It is obvious that you are working so hard to make sure your students are cared for and that they have the best learning experience. We appreciate you!
Julie Boardman: The Marigold -I am so grateful for Julie. She is a constant supporter of me, and goes above and beyond to encourage and motivate me to do my best work as a mom and teacher. Julie, your kindness means the world. Thank you for brightening my days!
Lori Esser: Tackle the Challenge- Lori does a phenomenal job. I admire her attention to detail and clear communication. It is such a blessing to work with you, Lori!
Suzanne Lovett: Leadership-Suzanne, thank you for all of your attention to detail, your effective communication, and the kindness you display during our Zoom meetings in 6th grade science. The students and I are so lucky to have you! - Sheilah McTee
Aimee Wisdom: Tackle the Challenge-Aimee has done a wonderful job of taking care of our blurb for our website each week. Thank you so much Aimee!
Erin McClintick: Tackle the Challenge-Erin does a wonderful job communicating with our team her unique ideas to help with our planning. She is up for the challenge to try new things with well thought out plans.
Kelsey Drummond: Tackle the Challenge-Kelsey does a wonderful job introducing new ideas to our team. She is always willing to make the ideas work and show our team how to work them!
Tammy Cooper: Tackle the Challenge-Tammy does a wonderful job keeping our planning organized! She makes sure we have what we need and always finds great ideas for us to use with our students.
Kara Favara: Tackle the Challenge-Kara has hit the floor running during this virtual learning time! She is not only able to help me with technology, she can talk through any student to fix a problem! Thank you for all your hard work to meet the needs of our kids!
Nina Hopkins: Tackle the Challenge-Mrs. Hopkins, is doing a tremendous job guiding her virtual classes. She is encouraging them to ask questions and is answering each one with patience and compassion. This level of engagement is what our young learners need to thrive.-The Salazars
Mary Winkler: Leadership-Mary was born to be a leader. She is consistently on top of her responsibilities and it shows - her students are phenomenal musicians by the time they leave SCIS. She is able to communicate with kindness and compassion and helps newer staff learn the ropes of what it truly means to be a "Lovejoy" teacher. Thank you, Mary! -the orchestra team
Lori Esser: Tackle the Challenge-Thank you so much for all of your help these past couple of weeks helping me get my students in the correct spots. You are so talented at your job, and you always put a smile on my face! Thank you for being YOU!
Donna Silliman: Tackle the Challenge-Thank you for doing such an amazing job at scheduling. I can't even imagine doing your job, but you are always happy and willing to help. You are greatly appreciated!
Kara Favara: Leadership-Thank you, Kara, for leading the tours for our sweet students last week. I have heard so many compliments from parents about how helpful the tour was, and how excited their child is to come to SCIS after meeting you. Not only did you help out your teaching peers TREMENDOUSLY, but you also brightened the lives of kids at the same time. We appreciate you so much!
Heather Fisher: Leadership-Our fearless leader...we don't know what we would do without your grace, poise, organization skills, your tireless dedication, your "can-do" attitude, and your ability to always lift others up! We are beyond grateful to have you lead the SPED team!
Dayna McCormick: Cognitive Demand-You are always coming up with better and more efficient ideas to organize information and help our students be the best they can be. Your out of the box thinking and your drive to help kids be successful is amazing to witness every day!
Kyle Nelson: The Marigold-It is such a blessing to get to see you work with students every day. Your talent and love for your students is inspirational!
Ray Winkler: Leadership-Ray's leadership helps us feel more confident about being prepared and positive about unchartered waters! Thank you for your leadership!
Lara Underwood: Cognitive Demand-Thank you for pushing us to be creative in our thinking about new school procedures! School can still be a positive and fun experience at Sloan Creek!
Lindsey Goeders:(WSMS Teacher)- Tackle the Challenge-She is a new teacher who is trying very hard and she is not ready to give up despite the challenges. Manon Bradshaw
Kathy Stone (WSMS Counselor) Tackle the Challenge-You have worried about each every student to made sure these kiddos get the best schedule possible in these trying times. You have worked tirelessly days and nights all while making time for those around you. You deserve to be recognized. Thank you for all your hard work.
Bright Spot Nomination:
Each week we will host a spot in this weekly newsletter where you can nominate anyone in our SCIS family for a "Bright Spot" award. We will print your "shout out" about your own child, your neighbors, and/or your child's teachers right here! Nominate anyone in the SCIS community who deserves a pat on the back! You can choose to sign you name, or it can be a anonymous positive note!
Bright Spot Nomination Categories:
- Tackle the Challenge- *Those who took on a challenge and thrived through it.
The Marigold - *Marigolds make everyone around them better.
- Cognitive Demand- *Those who push our thinking in new ways.
- Leadership- *Those who show us how to be our very best."