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Comet Express Monday Morning Music http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=fXOfB5m6e28&safety_mode=true&pers ist_safety_mode=1&safe=active Keeping in mind that many songs are inspired by books and/or contain literary references, this week’s song of the week is Katy Perry’s “Fireworks.” Perry told Billboard magazine that the inspiration for the song came from an unlikely source. “My boyfriend showed me a paragraph out of Jack Kerouac's book On The Road, about people that are buzzing and fizzing and full of life and never say a commonplace thing. They shoot acrossthe sky like a firework and make people go, 'Ahhh.' I guessthat making people go 'ahhh' is kind of like my motto." Important Dates ***OSHA Visit will happen this month.*** 1/23 Kerri Lamb PD, District BT-2 meeting, BB Tournament at Eastern Randolph High School 1/24 ExCELLTraining for 8th and 7th grade, BB Tournament continues, Parent Technology Meeting with Marty Williams in the Media Center at 6:00. 1/25 Report Card Pick Up at McDonalds, Admin Meeting at PDC,Human RaceBreakfast, Dr. Frost will visit NAMS 1/26-CASE21 Item Bank Training-A separate email will be sent with additional information. District BT-1 meeting, SMARTSafterschool 1/27-8th grade Field Trip to the Civil Rights Museum in Greensboro, BB Tournament Semi-Finals 1/30-Admin PD, District wide AVID meeting 1/31-District Science Fair at SAMS,Leadership Team 2/2-All County Band at Providence Grove High School SMARTSProgram afterschool 2/3-All District Band, Sound to Seafor PAGEstudents

Celebrations and Hot Tamales Hot Tamales to April and Jay for leading the charge in in preparing us for the upcoming OSHAinspection. More importantly, Hot Tamales for their ongoing efforts to ensure that we have a safe campus for students and staff every day! NAMShas a grand reputation for leading the district in the area of OSHA. Hot Tamales to Jordi for organizing a great Spelling Bee. Hot Tamales to the Alison Yungeberg for being our Teacher of the Week. Fernando Fernandez recognized Alison for making learning fun and planning cool lessons!

1.16.12 Learning Links and Stuff to think about Improved Education for ELLStudents http://tinyurl.com/7gm5l58

HomelessStudent Semi-Finalist in National Science Fair http://tinyurl.com/6rcalg8

Classroom Cultures Free of Racism http://tinyurl.com/7qmbdgl

Advantagesand Disadvantagesof Online Learning http://tinyurl.com/7bch4nq

What’s next for school technology? http://tinyurl.com/7ujmlp8

Keeping Us on the Same Page OSHA Visit- Jay and April have completed their preOSHA walkthroughs. Overall, our school is in good shape. The main thing that we all need to focus on is “housekeeping” issues. Let’s all keep working together to ensure that we have a safe and clean campus. This will always take a team effort. Peer Observations -Peer Observations, post-conferences, an completion of the McRel online forms should be completed by February 17th. Pleasesee Candaceor April if you have questions or need assistance. Distribution Lists-Pleasework to keep your email distribution lists up to date. Lost and Found -Pleaseremind students to collect any of their Belongings that may be in the lost and found items stored in The media center. Welcomes-Welcome to Sheila Brewer, our new AIG teacher, Betsy Hammond, the District’s Science Lead Teacher. NAMS Picture of the Week


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Spelling Bee C-h-a-m-p-Kayla Phelps!

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