Solution Tree Model School

Solution Tree Model School

Monday, October 15, 2018

Week of October 15th - October 19th

WEEKLY MESSAGE and LEARNING
"Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers,
the believers and the thinkers, but most of all, surround
yourself with those that see the greatness within you, 
even when you don't see it yourself."  --Edmund Lee


"Surround yourself with people who will leap out
of the dugout should you ever charge the mound."  --Baseballism
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Monday, October 15th...Welcome Back from Fall Break!! REACH Fine Arts
and CCA Priority Day, and Show Choir Concert (6PM/Gym)
Tuesday, October 16th...REACH Math Priority Day, and Band Concert (6PM/Gym)
Wednesday, October 17th...School Community Council Meeting (9:30AM), DSU Student Observations, NetSmartz Assembly (REACH/1:25PM), and School Leadership Team Meeting (2:15PM)
Thursday, October 18th...DSU Student Observations, and REACH Language Arts Priority Day
Friday, October 19th...REACH Social Studies Priority Day and School-Wide
Reading, and CTE Childcare Day (Janis)
November 29th & November 30th...1st Trimester Student Celebration Party. 
We will be celebrating Academic Achievement. All students with a 3.75 GPA 
(or higher), and no outstanding school fees or library fines will be eligible at 
NO COST to the student!
7th Grade Imagine Math Winners!


STUDENT, FACULTY, AND STAFF SPOTLIGHT
Congratulations to our weekly "T-Rex" Students! BE EXCELLENT!


Congratulations to the Fossil Ridge "Get Your Brain On' Students!



HAVE A GREAT WEEK!
BE EXCELLENT :)


Monday, September 24, 2018

Week of September 24th - 28th

WEEKLY MESSAGE AND LEARNING















"Grit: The Power of Perseverance"  Angela Duckworth. TED Talk. 6 minutes
"Growth vs. Fixed Mindset" YouTube. 5 minutes


MARK YOU CALENDAR
Monday, September 24th...PLC Early Out Day (School Ends @ 11:45AM)
Tuesday, September 25th...Happy Birthday Mrs. Lund-Fuller! REACH Math
Priority Day













Wednesday, September 26th...REACH Science Priority Day and 
Parent-Teacher Conferences (4PM-7PM)
Thursday, September 27th...Happy Birthday Mrs. Sherratt, 
REACH Language Arts Priority Day and Parent-Teacher Conference (4PM-7PM)
Friday, September 28th...REACH Social
Studies Priority and School-Wide Reading








STUDENT, FACULTY, AND STAFF SPOTLIGHT
Congratulations Fossil Ridge Intermediate Faculty, Students, and Staff
on being named a 2018 Solution Tree "Model PLC School". As a result
Fossil Ridge is a nominee for the 2019 DuFour Award from Solution Tree.
The winner of the annual DuFour Award receives a $25,000 grant for their
school! This is the 12th consecutive year Fossil Ridge has earned this honor. 
Congratulations to our weekly "Plinko Kids" and Mrs Bosen...examples of
RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY, RESILIENCE, KINDNESS and SAFTEY!

This week's "T-Rex" Students and Mrs. Eckman being EXCELLENT!





Monday, September 10, 2018

Week of September 10th - September 14th

WEEKLY MESSAGE AND LEARNING
"Stop being afraid of what could go wrong, and start
being excited about what could go right!"  -Unknown

"I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my basketball career. I've 
lost almost 300 games. Twenty-Six times I was trusted to take 
the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over
again in my life, and that is why I succeed."  -Michael Jordan























"Developing a Growth Mindset" (Carol Dweck. YouTube.)
"Labels Limit Learning" (James Nottingham. YouTube)

MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Tuesday, September 11th...Patriot's Day, Team Reflections, and 
REACH Math Priority Day
Wednesday, September 12th...Team Reflections and REACH Science Priority Day
Thursday, September 13th...Happy Birthday Mrs. Powers! Team Reflections and
Language Arts Priority Day
Friday, September 14th...REACH Social Studies Priority Day and School-Wide Reading
September 26th & September 27th...Parent Teacher Conferences (4PM-7PM)









STUDENT, FACULTY, and STAFF SPOTLIGHT
Congratulations to our "T-Rex Students" of the Week...BE EXCELLENT!

"Come on Down, You're the Next Contestant on "Plinko Kids!"

Weekly "Get Your Brain On" Students...
Thanks for being Responsible, Respectful, Resilient, Safe, and Kind!


HAVE A GREAT WEEK!
BE EXCELLENT :)



Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Week of September 3rd - September 7th

WEEKLY MESSAGE and LEARNING
"Success is often measured by comparison to others, EXCELLENCE
on the other hand, is all about being the best we can be and
maximizing our unique gifts, talents, and abilities to perform at
our highest potential."  --Jon Gordon


**Parents...please see the following attachment for information on the 
procedure for "Drop-Off" and "Pick-Up" at the Main Entrance of Fossil Ridge. Keep in mind, the back of the school is reserved for buses. Thank You!
Fossil Ridge Parking Lot Procedure

MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Monday, September 3rd...Labor Day Holiday NO SCHOOL 
Tuesday, September 4th...REACH Math Priority Day
Wednesday, September 5th...REACH Science Priority Day, FRIS Team Data Day, Faculty Meeting/Book Study
Thursday, September 6th...REACH Language Arts Priority Day
Friday, September 7th...REACH Social Studies Priority and School-Wide Reading Day
September 10th - September 14th...Team Reflection Week "Success Criteria"
"Cardboard Art" in Ms. Gubler's Art Class

STUDENT, FACULTY, STAFF SPOTLIGHT
Congratulations to this week's "Plinko Players"...BE EXCELLENT!

Holy Cow! Look at the big smiles, must be "T-Rex" Day with Students and Mrs Graft

We've always got our "Brains On" at Fossil Ridge Intermediate!

HAVE A GREAT WEEK FOSSIL RIDGE!
BE EXCELLENT!



Monday, August 27, 2018

Week of August 27th - August 31st...ITS A GREAT MONDAY TO BE A T-REX!

WEEKLY MESSAGE
We are off to a great start at Fossil Ridge! The first two weeks have seen numerous successes and celebrations of teaching and learning...our new 6th graders have even figured out where all their classes are! :) We have worked hard to ensure that school-wide expectations, classroom expectations, and learning expectations have been clearly communicated with each one of our 920 students. One of our school-wide goals/challenges this year is to find the "Hidden Gems" among us at Fossil Ridge, to seek out the stories of our kids, and to ensure that ALL 920 feel important and loved. Learning begins with relationships. Relationships are critically important at Fossil Ridge, and are at the heart of everything we do...because that's How We Do Things at Fossil Ridge Intermediate!

"Every Kid Deserves a Champion"-Rita Pierson (YouTube 8min)




MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Monday, August 27th...PLC Early Out Day (school ends at 11:45AM)
Tuesday, August 28th...REACH Math Priority Day
Wednesday, August 29th...Picture Day (Science Classes), School Community Council Meeting (9:30AM), and REACH Science Priority Day
Thursday, August 30th...REACH Language Arts Priority Day
Friday, August 31st...REACH Social Studies & PE Priority Day and School-Wide Reading
Monday, September 3rd...NO SCHOOL (Labor Day Holiday)


   Weekly "T-REX" Students with Fabulous Social Studies Team

SHARING, LEARNING, CELEBRATION OF SUCCESS
                 Weekly "Get Your Brain On" Students


               Weekly "PLINKO" Students with Mr. Howell

"How Collaborative Teams Improve Instruction" Solution Tree 

Richard DuFour: "Groups vs Teams" (YouTube 3 minutes)


Ms. Trammell teaching Gratitude with a Read-Aloud!

HAVE A GREAT WEEK
BE EXCELLENT!!








Monday, August 20, 2018

WELCOME BACK!! August 20th-August 24th, 2018

WEEKLY MESSAGE
Welcome Back to School... “It’s a Great Day to be a T-Rex!”  At Fossil Ridge Intermediate School we are passionately committed to the fundamental purpose and benefits of the Professional Learning Community Framework.  We believe our everyday focus should rely on our PURPOSE (core beliefs and commitments), PASSION (relentless desire), and INTENTIONAL EXCELLENCE (continued growth and reflection)!
Our shared Purpose at Fossil Ridge is doing “whatever it takes” to Ensure High Levels of Learning for ALL Students, no matter their background, special circumstances or abilities. As a result, we have worked diligently to align our Purpose, Beliefs, and Daily Practices to meet the unique needs of all our students. This process, dedicated teachers, and hard work has created a culture of collaboration and teamwork, which defines the “way we do things” at Fossil Ridge Intermediate.  Due to this well established culture our students and teacher teams have soared.  We have seen an increase in our end of level test results (SAGE) in each of the last six years.  The teacher teams at Fossil Ridge are responding to the “Big 4” questions of a high functioning team and school through ongoing collaboration to answer and reflect on the following:
  • What do we want our students to learn?  
  • How will we know if students learned it?
  • How will we respond when students don’t learn it?
  • And what will we provide to those students that have learned the necessary concepts and skills?
At Fossil Ridge Intermediate School, we look forward to an EXCELLENT year, highlighted by positive relationships, a laser-like focus on learning, high expectations for success, measurable growth, and celebrations of achievement. Lets make it a GREAT YEAR TO BE A T-REX!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Monday, August 20th...REACH: Safety, Cell Phones and Technology
Tuesday, August 21st...REACH: Planners and REACH Expectations
Wednesday, August 22nd...REACH Science Priority Day and Leadership Team Meeting (2:10PM)
Thursday, August 23rd...REACH Language Arts Priority Day
Friday, August 24th...REACH Social Studies & PE Priority Day and School-Wide Reading
Monday, August 27th...PLC Collaboration Early Out Day (School Ends @ 11:45AM)
Wednesday, August 28th...School Pictures
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SHARING, LEARNING, AND MOTIVATION
"Do What You Can" (YouTube...1min)

HAVE A GREAT WEEK
BE EXCELLENT!!

Monday, January 29, 2018

January 29th - February 2nd, 2018

HELLO FOSSIL RIDGE
ITS A GREAT WEEK TO BE A T-REX

WEEKLY MESSAGE
What is it that drives you? What is it that gets you out of
bed each morning?  What is your purpose? WHY DO YOU
DO WHAT YOU DO?  At the heart of everything we do we
will find the "why of the work."  That thing that drives us
toward EXCELLENCE.  That sense of purpose that continually
moves us forward through difficult and frustrating times.  That 
commitment that pushes us toward greatness in all that we do.
So, what is your "WHY"...What gives you a sense of "PURPOSE?"
Please take a few short minutes to watch the following clips...
Kevin Carroll's "Red Rubber Ball" and "Amazing Grace" before
and after the "why." Enjoy!

"The Red Rubber Ball" -Kevin Carroll

"Amazing Grace: What's Your Why?"


STUDENT, FACULTY AND STAFF SPOTLIGHT
Happy Birthday Mrs. Wiese...January 28th
Happy Birthday Mrs. Drake...February 1st
Mulan opened on Friday, January 26th and 27th to big crowds.  Congratulations to 
the Cast, Crew, Mrs. Bosen, and Mrs. Sheeran for an EXCELLENT show.  Tickets
are still available for this week's performances on Friday, February 2nd and
Saturday, February 3rd.  If you haven't seen the show yet, you are in for a treat!!

Congratulations to this week's "Plinko" students, our "T-Rex" students,
and Mrs. Stevens for being EXCELLENT!!

Mrs. Snow's Science 6 Students testing out their home-made insulators :)


MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Monday, January 29th...PLC Early Out Day (School Ends @11:45AM)
Wednesday, January 31st...Mulan Matinee Performance for Elementary
Friday, February 1st...Mulan Performance @7PM/FRIS Theater
Saturday, February 2nd...Mulan Performance @7PM/FRIS Theater
Wednesday, February 14th...2nd Trimester Celebration Party
Monday, February 19th...NO SCHOOL (President's Day)


HAVE A GREAT WEEK FOSSIL RIDGE
BE EXCELLENT!