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T-Bird Times - January 2017 Edition

posted Jan 5, 2017, 12:47 PM by CORY KURKEY
Character Education 

Trait of the Month for January: Have Self-Control 
Self-Control – ability to keep one’s emotions or behavior in check. 
Synonyms 
 self-regulation, restraint, composure. 

Words of the Week for January 
Locate – find in a piece of text 
Organize – to put together in a structured order 
Paraphrase – express the meaning of using different words 
Refer – to mention or allude to 



Principal’s Message 

Welcome back!  I hope all of you had a safe, healthy and happy holiday break and are ready for a fantastic 2nd semester. 

January will continue some of the great programs here at DIS. STEM will be hosting our Sports Science evening for all DIS families.  5th grade Band will be hosting a concert in our gym.  Chorus, Renfro Runners and other groups will also continue their exciting work. 

Soon you’ll be getting some information on the Lady T-Bird basketball program. The season is open to any DIS girl who is interested.  I’m looking forward to seeing them in action.  The Girls on the Run program will also get going soon, providing a fantastic learning opportunity for our students.  Information will also be coming home on that activity.  Both activities are organized by our DIS staff, which is another example of our teachers doing great things for the students outside the classroom. 


It’s great to be a T-Bird! 

Yours in Education, 

Kevin Stirnaman 
Principal – Dorris Intermediate School 
  

  
Upcoming Events and Opportunities 

Monday, January, 16th 
 No School – Martin Luther King Jr. Day 

Thursday, January 19th – DIS 5th grade Band concert in the DIS gym 

Thursday, January 26th – Sports Science STEM night.  6:30 – 8:00 in the DIS gym and cafeteria 
  

  
STEM Challenges  

January 26th   3rd Annual Sports Science Night @ DIS ---  in the DIS cafeteria and gym 6:30-8pm
Come out and participate in our sports science family night. In this school wide challenge learn the science of the perfect spiral, crushing collisions and sports medicine, plus much more....
  

  
Please - No Parking Next Door at Glazy Square 

Many of you used to drop off or pick up students at the Glazy Square donut shop next door. Please help us be a good neighbor and improve student safety by using our circle drive for drop-offs and pick-ups. Their spots should be for customers only. 
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