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!
Ariel, Leslie, and Dustin: Tackle the Challenge-Ariel, Leslie, and Dustin - all of you have worked tirelessly to make sure kids have technology, troubleshooting so many different kinds of issues, all in the name of taking care of kids and each of you do this joyfully. On top of that, providing an opportunity to get books in the students hands and being flexible to parents schedules when needed. Whew! Not only are you tackling each challenge, but you provide leadership by example and each of you are truly appreciated. Thank you!
Donna Silliman: The Marigold -Donna, thank you for being genuine. You are kind and always lift others up around you. You take time to listen or help in any way and often set aside your own busy to help others. You truly make others better just by being you. Thank you!
Michelle C: Tackle the Challenge-You jumped in and are getting a handle on so many things! You are rolling with the learning curve that comes with being in a new position. You are greatly appreciated!
Leticia (Lety) Salazar: The Marigold -Lety brings positivity, enthusiasm, and selflessness to her volunteer work at SCIS. She contributes her time, dedication, and warmth to the school, administrators, and the kids! This school is better because of parents like Lety!
Stephanie Sullivan: Cognitive Demand-Thank you Mrs Sullivan for inspiring our students. Your genuine connection and ability to bring out the best work from students is amazing. Thank you for all that you do everyday.
Katelyn Wall: The Marigold -Katelyn is always so outgoing! Once I went to her house to hang out and we had a BLAST!!! I always like being around her because she is SO OUTGOING AND CHEERFUL! She makes our school a better place! -Zach Griner
Michelle Steeb: The Marigold -Thank you for taking care of one of our families in a time of need- You are loved and appreciated at SCIS!- Ray
Lisa Wyrick: Tackle the Challenge-Always willing to help figure out a solution to my questions or problems.
Lori Esser: The Marigold -Lori always has an encouraging word and wants to help in any way she can.
Donna and Lori: The Marigold -Thank you both for showering me with your kindness. Operation Save Sam was a success!!!
Julie Boardman: Tackle the Challenge-Goes above and beyond to help figure out a solution to my questions or problems.
Ariel Stewart: Tackle the Challenge-Ariel - you have done such a great job in making sure our students are set up for success. You tirelessly ready technology for them, even when some folks want it on their schedule and not ours. You have been an innovator in creating announcements and allowing for library book checkout. You have definitely tackled the challenge of this time of at home learning!
Ryan Rohlmeier: Leadership-Thank you for your leadership in getting the school ready to open. You are always willing to lead with your example. Thank you for jumping in to get things rolling!
Lisa Wyrick: Leadership-Thank you taking the lead in getting the building looking great and ready for kids this week! - Ray
Amber Smith: Cognitive Demand-Amber sees the big plan and is creative in implementing new ideas and thinking outside the box.
#TEAMSLOAN: Tackle the Challenge-Thank you for all the hoops you are jumping through to make this year second to none. You are all amazing!!!
Julie: The Marigold -You make each day brighter
Heather Longfellow: Tackle the Challenge-Thank you for investing yourself in learning your kids and new parents. It is hard to be the new teacher and you are doing amazing in making the transition smooth! - Ray
Tiffany Mcguire: Leadership-You have been so helpful and encouraging
Ariel Stewart: Leadership-You lead with a constant example of a positive and " all in" attitude. Thank you for jumping in and always being willing to go the extra mile to help families, students, and staff.
Heather Fisher: The Marigold -You are amazing! Your role is very demanding, yet you always make time for others. You are a constant source of uplifting words and have a genuine heart for your students, staff, and parents you work with. SCIS is fortunate to have you on campus striving everyday to serve. Thank you!
Dayna Mccormick: Leadership-Dayna has always done her very best to support me. She goes beyond her position to find answers I'm unable to get. Thank you Dayna for always making me feel valued, understood and heard. You are not only a leader but a Marigold!! Love you, friend!!
Michelle Countryman: Tackle the Challenge-Michelle has tackled the job as our new school nurse with enthusiasm during a challenging time!
Ryan Rohlmeier: Leadership-Thank you for your skillful leadership of our operations committee. It has made all the difference in getting our campus up and running correctly! - Ray
Donna Silliman and Julie Boardman: Tackle the Challenge-Thank you for all your painstaking work to put our staff pictures together for the year! They look amazing! You are so appreciated! -Ray
Ann Casey: The Marigold - I got this really kind email about Ann and wanted to pass it on. So kind! - Ray
Ann, Thank you for the short video update. I thought that was very well done, informative and encouraging. As parents we know this is not easy or fun for you guys.
Although we’re not fans of the remote learning or learn from home, we’ve had many conversations with other parents (in other districts) and we hear almost no positive feedback, mostly frustration and disappointment. I’m happy to say I don’t hear that from the Lovejoy community and I don’t see that, or feel that from the Lovejoy teachers or parents that I’ve talked to. You all appear well equipped and it’s clear that there has been extra training and preparation coming into this school year.
We are very much looking forward to “in school learning” but just wanted to extend our gratitude and appreciation for all your efforts so far this year.
We are truly blessed to have school leaders and teachers like you in our kids lives.
Elizabeth Benno: Leadership-Elizabeth is quick to answer inquiries, resourceful in finding solutions, placid in the face of panic, empathetic to teachers' exhaustion, a positive force that no pandemic can topple.
Payton Austin: Tackle the Challenge-Payton is managing two different classes and sets of people all at one time starting next week, and she is tackling it head on! Everytime a new direction comes or things have to change, she has been on top of it ready to create the best learning environment for all!
Kelsey Drummond: Tackle the Challenge-Kelsey tackles every challenge with a positive attitude! I especially appreciate her tackling the unique challenge of monitoring my students as they learn remotely, while also teaching her virtual kiddos! Everything is communicated, discussed, and organized with an "it's all going to be fine!" perspective, and I know this is the key to making that true! Love you, Kelsey!!!"
5th ELAR Team: The Marigold -Our team is a family, a tribe, and a sisterhood! This helps us get through each year with love, support, and grace, but THIS year it is the absolute main thing that keeps me going. I appreciate each and every one of you for your strengths, your quirks, your honesty, and your empathy. Knowing we are truly all in this TOGETHER lifts my heart up everyday! Love, The one with the bunnies...
Glen, Brenda, Courtney, Kathy and Stephanie: Tackle the Challenge-Thank you to my amazing team for helping each other through online planning and teaching. I am blessed to be able to work with each of you. We are a well oiled machine together and bring out the best in each other. Thank you for all you have done and are doing each day!
Ariel Stewart: Tackle the Challenge-Ariel will jump through hoops to help you. Thanks for being there for all of us, especially me, during our Walk day. Cyndi
Jennifer: Leadership-Jennifer, you are always looking for great ways to engage our students, thank you for your leadership in planning and your outside the box thinking.
Payton: Leadership-Payton, you are an amazing teacher and I love your passion to bring out the best in all of us. Thank You!
J'Amie: The Marigold -J'Amie, You always have the right words not only during planning, but also outside of the school environment. I am thankful for you words of wisdom.
Ann Casey: Leadership-Ann, thank you for always bringing up great questions and thinking during planning.
Ray, Lara, Amber, Glenda, Lisa, Julie, Lori, and Donna: Tackle the Challenge-Walk the Creek was a success. Thank you for all the time you put into planning, preparing and helping everyone be completely prepared for this event. It went very well! 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."