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Week of 12/17 - 12/21/18

Hello Panthers!
Can you believe it? Three school days this week and the first semester is behind us. I feel like I need another month before first semester should be over, but I am not going to request it :) That just means we have to hit the ground running when we return in January! I have talked about anxiety and anxiousness around the holidays. I want to talk about something else that adds to the mix: sugar and caffeine!

Please do not send your student with sugar and caffeine for consumption with friends this week. I am urging my teachers to not have classroom parties because we the highs and lows of sugar and caffeine, we also have unexpected behaviors that we should not have at school. I want to finish off the semester with everyone safe and sound and in great spirits, but we do not need the extra sugar and caffeine to make that happen. Thank you for supporting me in this effort!

Canned Food Drive Almost Done - Keep them coming! Drive ends Tuesday during Advisory!
We will be acceptin…

Week of 12/10-12/14/18

Hello Panthers!
Welcome back crazy weather! I don’t know why I always start with the weather, I guess it is something that we all have in common. That and our lovely middle school students. Not sure if you noticed a tingle of crazy in the air last week, but it seemed to surface around mid-week. I am thinking it probably had something to do with the rain that accompanied it on Thursday and Friday. Bundle up to start the week, it is going to be cold!

Canned Food Drive
Ridgeview is in the midst of a great service project! The canned food drive is off and running as teams compete for the top honor. I am not too thrilled about the top honor, which is throwing a pie in my face, but hey, I am a good sport if nothing else and if it helps a good cause, then I am fully on board. Advisories from across the three grade levels have been placed into teams and have until the end of the week to bring in as many cans as possible. Our goal is to raise over 6800 cans. This equates to around 5 cans per stud…

Week of 12/3 - 12/7/18

Hello Panthers!
I hope you had an incredible weekend! What weird weather we had Friday night with 10 minutes of heavy rain, lightning, wind, and even hail. How do you like these weeks of 30’s to 80’s. I don’t want to speak too soon, but looks like we might have that happen again this week. We truly are fitting the stereotype of Texas weather.

It is officially December! That usually means that we are getting close to the end of the semester. Doesn’t seem that long ago that the semester ended in January. We now end in December before the winter break. So, time to buckle down and get three good weeks of school in!

NASA Participation
This Wednesday, December 5, the Gateway classes will be participating in a video conference with scientists, engineers and astronauts from NASA who are working on the Lunar Orbital Platform - Gateway (LOP-G). We were one of 35 schools across the nation selected to participate in this, so it's a pretty exciting and rare opportunity. We'll get to see what i…