Cullen Events in March 2019

February is almost over so that means we have just one week left in the quarter. Check out all of the activities that Cullen students are doing in March!

Monday the 4th: The 7th graders will tour Epworth, hear from Principal McClary and a couple of student leaders, meet some super cool teachers, and get a free lunch from Subway. Nice! The students will leave Cullen around 11:40 AM and come back around 1:30 PM.

Tuesday the 5th to Thursday the 14th: NWEA testing will take place so be sure your laptops are charged and chargers are brought to school.

Friday the 8th: Can you believe it? It’s the last day of quarter three!

Saturday the 9th: Drivers, start your engines! The Grand Prix is at Cullen from 8 AM to noon.

Monday the 11th: It’s the first day of quarter four. We’re on the home stretch!

Thursday the 14th: Pastor Beaver from CFC will be giving a chapel presentation during 1st period. All ECS families are welcome to hear how Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life!

Friday the 15th: Report cards will be sent home. Be sure to take those report cards to area businesses for some special treats.

Saturday the 16th: The Cullen band will be performing at the ISSMA Organizational Festival. Band students should arrive at EVSC North Middle School by 10:15 AM.

Monday the 18th to Friday the 22nd (Semester 2 Homeroom Competitions & Spirit Week): The Cullen Games
  • Monday (Hawaiian Shirt Day): Beach Maze
  • Tuesday (Western Day): Sock Slalom Relay
  • Wednesday (Black, Gray &/or White Monochrome Day): Pool Noodle Hockey
  • Thursday (College Day): Spring Fever Dance Party
  • Friday (Blue & Gold Day): Basketball Biathlon

Thursday the 21st: We will attend the 9 AM showing of the Lion King Jr. musical at the East Campus. There will also be a 6:30 PM showing.

March 25-29 is spring break. Woo!


Cullen Events in January 2019

There is much happening in January at Cullen! Check out the info below.

Thursday the 10th: We’ll head to the East Campus during 1st period to watch the geography bee.

Friday the 11th: Students will receive their report cards, NWEA winter scores, Butter Braid forms, and Azzip Give Back Night (Tuesday the 15th) flyers.

January 11th to 28th: The Butter Braid fundraiser will be happening so 5th-7th graders can raise $ for the 8th grade DC trip (October 14-17).

Tuesday the 15th: During the first period (8:10-9:02 AM), Pastor Godshall of Faith Bible Church will teach us how Jesus is the good shepherd (John 10:11). The academic/winter sports assembly will be during the second period (9:06-9:54 AM).

Wednesday the 16th: If your student has a sticker on their report card, you’re invited to the Cullen Honor Roll Breakfast at the FSBC cafeteria from 7:30 to 8 AM.

January 21st to 25th: It’s Spirit Week. Stay tuned for more details after the student leadership team meets this Friday morning (11th).

  • Monochromatic Monday (if we have school)
  • Topper Tuesday (Show off one of your hats.)
  • Wacky Wardrobe Wednesday (Wear some funky clothes, but follow the dress code.)
  • Team Sports Thursday (Let us know who is your favorite team or sport.)
  • Blue & Gold Friday (Eagle pride!)

Wednesday the 23rd: We’ll take the ILEARN Readiness Test (statewide test for AIR assessments).


How Are My Grades Calculated?

Grades: The nine weeks grade a student earns will consist of an attainment grade and a behaviors grade. The attainment grade is 75% of the final grade and includes assessment of specific subject related skills and content (80%), quality of English grammar used (10%), and quality of presentation (10%). Behaviors grades are 25% of the final grade and include elements of the following as relevant to the task:  participation, conduct, organization, working with others, completion of work and carrying out directions.

A variety of assignments will be given to assess the students. Some of the assignments include bookwork, creative writing, individual or group presentations, internet research, maps, projects, quizzes, tests, workbook pages, and worksheets.

On average, the available points are distributed as follows:
Class/Homework: 5-30 points; Quizzes: 30 points; Projects: 50 points; Tests: 100 points

Grades will be calculated by straight percentages; that is all earned points are added up and divided by all possible points available at the end of each quarter.


Standout Students II

The Chapter 3-6 exams have all been graded, and I would like to recognize the top test takers.  In the “blue” class, Minnie ended up with the highest score.  In the “white” class, Joseph once again found himself with the top score.  Interestingly enough, both of these students are the #1 Eagles.  Coincidence?  I think not.

Who has recently shown some Fab Flava’?  We have Tina and Minnie representing the ladies.  As far as the guys are concerned, Jared and Joseph had some super sweet China maps.  Way to go my Jedi apprentices!

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Standout Students

Do you know who Konrad Spindler is?  Does the Taj Mahal mean anything to you?  What about explaining at least three ways in which culture influences a country?  Talk to Joseph & Tom, and they’ll be sure to help you out.  These two guys finished as the Chapter 1-2 Top Test Takers.

Can we say organized?  The following students kept all of their assignments this quarter and earned the 100 Point Bbbbonus:  Christina, Jason, Sophia, Tina & Tom

Future Cartographers?  I don’t know, but the Ancient Mesopotamia maps recently turned in by Jason, Joseph & Tina definitely have Fab Flava’.  What separated their maps from the rest?  Their maps are completely colored and done so in a bright fashion, all the places are spelled correctly and labeled where they should be, and one does not have difficulty reading the map.


Important Dates in October

It’s hard to believe, but the first quarter is drawing to a close.  Only two school weeks are left until the second quarter begins on October 23rd.  I will begin accepting the 100 point Bbbbonus on October 16th.  If you have a test to retake, you will need to take the exam before International Day on October 20th.  Report cards will go out on October 27th, and parent conferences will be on October 30th.