Bright Spot Nominations:
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!
Ryan Rohlmeier: Leadership-Mr. Rohlmeier took the time to check in with my son and verify that he had learned the concept being taught. He gave him credit for his verbal correct answer. Thanks for showing the kids that mastery comes in many different forms. You are appreciated for showing the students how to be their very best!
Vicki Turner: Leadership-You are a passionate teacher and strong advocate for students!
Michelle Countryman: Tackle the Challenge-Michelle began her foray into school nursing during a pandemic - which, of course, was not an easy task. As any good nurse would do, Michelle has competently rolled with the punches. Michelle is ALWAYS busy, but has never once complained. She truly loves our students and loves being a nurse. We are lucky to have her on our campus and I am so very grateful for the many ways that she works to care for our students and staff.
Amanda Conner: Tackle the Challenge-Awesome job on the lunch duty EVERY DAY! So glad you could join our team!
SCIS fine arts staff: Tackle the Challenge-Thank you for working so hard to invent ways to teach kids who have never played, sang, or created studio level art before! I am in awe of your drive to get it right for each and every sloan creek kiddo!= Ray
Brennan Fruge: Tackle the Challenge-Brennan, thank you for your conscientious efforts to make all these new systems work for your students. From classroom dividers to duty, you just make it all happen with joy.
Elizabeth Benno: Leadership-You are superwomen! You are so knowledgeable and always willing to help us be our best with technology integration as a tool!
Heather Longfellow: The Marigold -She has jumped right in and has been great with our kids! Thank you for putting them first, and making them feel so loved!
Julie Boardman: Tackle the Challenge-Julie, we appreciate your willingness to take on the task of supporting parents and staff through the implementation of School Dismissal Manager. You are doing a great job!
King Rohlmeier, Queen Nash, and Queen Anderson: Cognitive Demand-Thank you for planning the best history simulation of all time! Kids love and will remember the sugar tax all their lives thanks to your thoughtful planning and implementation! = Ray
Lisa Wyrick: The Marigold -Thank you for making me a better principal each day! We couldn't do it without you!
Mr. Perez and Mr. Phu: Tackle the Challenge-Thank you for putting together all of our dividers over the weekend! Your dedication to our kids and staff does not go unnoticed!
Courtney Claborn: The Marigold -You always have such a positive and enthusiastic attitude!
Lara Underwood: Leadership-Thank you for your positive and encouraging leadership!
Cyndi Anderson: Tackle the Challenge-Cyndi is working so hard and burning the midnight oil with all the planning she is doing for both grade levels. Thanks for all you do to make learning great for our kids.
Julie Howell: Tackle the Challenge-Thank you for your tireless work for our kids! You are amazing!
Suzanne Lovett: Tackle the Challenge-Thank you for everything that you do for these sweet kiddos. I very much appreciate you!
SPED Team: Tackle the Challenge-To every single member of the SPED team, thank you for all of the support! You all are doing an amazing job!
Sheilah McTee: Tackle the Challenge-I'm incredibly grateful for the way that you jump in to every challenge feet first! I appreciate how hard you work to create the best lessons/labs for our kiddos!
Jacki Wolford: The Marigold -Thank you for supporting our SS team! We have needed you for a long time and value your suggestions and questions.
Julie Howell: Leadership-Everyday Julie H. shows up ready to help her kiddo do the absolute best they can- even if they may not want to. Her job is probably feels pretty thankless sometimes, but I hope she knows how vehemently and how often I say "Thank God for Julie Howell."
Waters, Chaney, Villanueva, and Nelson: Tackle the Challenge-You guys rock!! You all go above and beyond to make sure we are set as a team with great plans and materials for class. You all know what is best for our kids and are so helpful in making that happen in math! Love being on a team with you. ----Courtney
J'Aime Balogh: The Marigold -Thank you for always listening and understanding. xoxo, Dayna
Amber and Glenda: Leadership-I am SOOOO thankful for the work you did on schedules so that we have most of our virtual kids in virtual classes and not having all of our classes mixed. I know it must have taken forever, but you have saved many of us stress and struggles. Thank you.
Ms. Lovett: The Marigold -Ms. Lovett has been such a compassionate, efficient and graceful addition to our rooms. I am so thankful for her.
Vicki Turner: Leadership-Thank you, Vicki, for taking me under your wing and showing me the ropes for PST coordinating. You are the best!! <3
Kyle Nelson: The Marigold -Thank you so much for all your support this week! I LOVE getting to teach with you every day! You are amazing and our students are so blessed by you!
Elizabeth Benno: Tackle the Challenge-I hope someone is tracking the number of panicked pleas per day Elizabeth Benno is calmly addressing. She deflates tension with calm solutions that never demean the overwrought teacher. How is she always available? I suspect there are three of her.
Charlie Smith: The Marigold -Your positive attitude is infectious! Covid or not, you always see the opportunities to laugh, grow, and persevere! - Sheilah
Heather Fisher and Ray Winkler: Leadership-Thank you for always being so patient and willing to help!
Ariel Stewart: The Marigold -Ariel has helped me finding certain books (hot air balloons) for one of my kids and switched out computers and helped us figure out many tech issues too. She always is so willing to help me. She has the best attitude and it is clear to see why all the kids and teachers love her!
Chelsea Chadwick and Traci Reagan: The Marigold -Thank you both for being marigolds. I enjoy our planning time, we share, we laugh, and we encourage each other. Ya'll are the best! Love ya, Michelle
Sheila McTee: The Marigold -Sheila is always a bright spot to my day- I wish we crossed paths more but I admire her strength and kindness.
Payton Austin: Tackle the Challenge-Rocking the challenge of online learning all by herself!
Hannah Brewton: Tackle the Challenge-Thank you for working so hard, especially with your 3rd period 6th grade choir class with F2F and virtual kids! You are doing a great job! Dayna McCormick
Mary Winkler: Tackle the Challenge-Thank you so much for working so hard and going out of your way to make videos for a student! The student is loving orchestra, and the mom is very appreciative! Dayna McCormick
Dallena: Leadership-Dallena has done a great job of leading our team this year and helping us navigate this brave new world in SS. Thanks for all your thinking and all you do!
Sunny Bradshaw: Tackle the Challenge-Thanks for fearlessly leading the team this year. I appreciate all your work, your attention to detail, and your compassionate nature!
Cyndi Anderson: Tackle the Challenge-Coming back in to 5th grade, Cyndi has done a fantastic job of pushing our team and making sure that students have a fantastic experience. We are so thankful for you!
Brenda Johnson: Tackle the Challenge-Thank you to Brenda for taking on RTI responsibilities and for caring so much about doing your very best on all you take on!
Marty Ball & Bryce Whitling: The Marigold -I want to thank my band team!! I am grateful to be navigating this crazy year with them! This year is hard enough, but I can't imagine doing it with anyone else! You both are the best—THANK YOU!!!!!!!
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."