Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Week of November 12

The +10 Mindset - #NoExcuseNovember
Mr. Wink's Secondary Student Leader of the
Week is Avry Collinsworth.
Now that November is here, we are focused on No Excuse November. The purpose for No Excuse November is to challenge students, parents, and teachers to crush all the excuses that make us fail to grow in our work and in our learning.  For example the biggest excuses made by most people are "I don't have time" or "I can't do that".  That's simply not true.  We have the time if we make it, and we can do anything we commit to do.

As you visit with your children this week, push them to not allow excuses to prevent them reaching their +10 Goals.  Eliminate excuses like "I'm not a good reader", "I'll never learn math", "I can't write", and "I'm not good at this sport".  These excuses are nothing more than a lie.  They are just frustrations that we can overcome if we push ourselves to continuously get better.

Formative Assessment Week
This past week, your student took one or more 6 week
Congratulations to our BRHS Tiger Football Team.
They clinched a birth in the playoffs in their first year
in 3A competition.
assessments.  The purpose of 6 weeks assessment is two-fold.  First it is to gauge which essential skills your student mastered this past 6 weeks, and second, we want to determine how much growth your child made from the 1st 6 weeks.

In dealing with growth, each student has a +10 goal.  The goal is used to gauge student growth from last year's STAAR test and/or from the 1st six weeks assessment.  When you visit with your child about his/her performance on the 2nd 6 weeks assessment, ask these questions.
Great job to all the FFA kids that competed
last week at the Tarleton LDE Invitational competition!
  • What was your performance on your assessment?
  • How much growth did you make from last 6 weeks?
  • Which skills did you perform the best on and by how much?
  • Which skills do you need to work on for next 6 weeks?
  • What is your goal growth in the 3rd 6 weeks?
  • How can I help you improve your performance?
Great conversations with students about their learning are necessary to motivate them to continue to try harder.  I hope you will take a few minutes to talk to your child about their growth on the 2nd 6 weeks assessment.  It will definitely keep them focused on reaching all of their +10 goals this year.

Upcoming Events

  • Fri, Nov 9 - HS FB at Chisum
  • Thank you parents for helping with the
    Kindergarten Pumpkin Day last week.
  • Fri, Nov 9 - HS GBB (Basketball) at Sam Rayburn
  • Fri, Nov 9 - Veteran’s Day Assembly
  • Mon, Nov 12 - JH GBB (Basketball) vs Howe
  • Mon, Nov 12 - BRISD Board Meeting Closed at 6 p.m. and Open Session at 7 p.m.
  • Tue, Nov 13 - HS GBB (Basketball) vs Community
  • Thu, Nov 15 - JH BBB (Basketball) at Howe
  • Fri, Nov 16 - HS GBB (Basketball) at Gainesville
  • Mon - Fri, Nov 19 - 23 - THANKSGIVING BREAK
  • Mon, Nov 26 - School Resumes
  • Mon, Nov 26 - JH BBB at Bonham
  • Tue, Nov 27 - HS GBB at Ector
  • Thu - Sat, 11/29 - 12/1 - BBB at Farmersville Tournament
  • BRMS Teachers received new teacher chairs
    this past week.
  • Thu - Sat, 11/29 - 12/1 - GBB at Valley View Tournament
  • Sat, Dec 1 - BR Christmas Parade
  • Mon, Dec 3 - EOC English I Retest
  • Mon, Dec 3 - JH Boys BB vs Whitewright
  • Mon, Dec 3 - JH Girls BB at Whitewright
  • Tue, Dec 4 - EOC Algebra 1 Retest
  • Tue, Dec 4 - HS Boys & Girls BB at Farmersville
  • Wed, Dec 5 - EOC English II Retest
  • Thu, Dec 6 - EOC Biology Retest
  • Thu, Dec 6 - UIL Speaking Events for MS at  Bonham
  • Fri, Dec 7 - EOC U.S. History Retest
  • Fri, Dec 7 - UIL Speaking Events for ES at Bells
  • Dec 6 - 8 - Blue Ridge Basketball Tournament Boys & Girls

Thank you to our 8th grade Leadership Class
who packed food boxes for our community.

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