Sunday, June 1, 2014

June 2nd-6th

Countdown to EOG

As you know, this is a very important week for our students. This is the week of EOGs and Extend 2 tests in ELA and Math.

  • June 2nd-Extend 2 (ELA)
  • June 3rd-Extend 2 Math and 5th Grade EOG Science
  • June 4-EOG Reading
  • June 5-EOG Math
  • June 6-EOG Makeups
Thank you in advance for all you have done to prepare our students. Please remember that all cell phones, beeping watches, computers, etc. should be OFF. The same applies for our students if they have them in backpacks.

Star 3 Teacher Leaders Represent Diggs-Latham!

Congratulations to Jennifer Hart,Suzanne Asbury, Alisha Taylor, Andrea Slusher, Amanda Gordon and Sidonna Brown.  They represented us very well at the final District Star 3 Meeting. They have done extensive and important work in their roles as Star 3 Leaders.  I challenge you all to think about our School Improvement Plan and come up with new or enhanced Star 3 Leader Positions. Congratulate your colleagues for a job well done:)

The Schorer Family at the District Spring PTA Meeting!

Thank you to the classes that have made thank you notes for the books donated to us by the children of the Home Church.  I will deliver any cards or pictures your class might have time to make before the last day of school.  We are so fortunate to have this family working for our school.

Fifth Graders Are Rewarded for Hard Work!

Who is that in the chicken suit? Could it be Mrs. Slusher? I believe it is.  5th graders were treated to dancing and pizza for completing the Reading Olmpiad!  I am very proud of them. Way to motivate your team Mrs. Slusher. A student challenged her to wear a chicken suit if they made their goal.  Cluck....Cluck!!!!

Kindergarten Screening..Great Success!Thank you to Barbie and all of our Faculty, Staff and volunteers who made this such a  GREAT success. 

I appreciate you all and everything you do to help our students succeed.  I know this is a very busy and important time as we strategically close down another great year. Please try to keep the students on track and engaged.


Many of you have asked to have the building open one Saturday.  The Friends of Diggs-Latham will be here this Saturday for an end of the year celebration with their families. I have agreed to come and open the building for them and those of you who want to come in.  Just let me know if you plan on being here. This could be an opportunity for you to earn makeup hours for those of you who need them.

Happy Birthday June Babies!              

  • June 10th-Maeretha Hopson
  • June 18th- Leslie Batten and Linda Wright
  • June 21-Krystal Simmons
  • June 24 Elena Guevara
  • June 28-Christine Barger

Thank You May Lunch Committee! The food was awesome. We appreciate the committees hard work all year planning this well deserved and delicious meals.

The Friends of Diggs Latham would like to show their appreciation for all your hard work and will hold an Ice Cream Social for you on June 11th at 3:10. Room 200. How Sweet. Thank you so much Quilla and Friends:)

End of Year Social

I have reserved the Meadowlands Clubhouse for our End of the Year Get Together. The hours will be 3:30-5:30.  It takes about 15 minutes to drive to the clubhouse from school. You would take New #40E to the Clemmonsville Rd. Thomasville 109 exit. I will send more details out later.We will get the cost information out to you this week.  Right now we have about 30 people signed up. We will have a great time socializing and celebrating a wonderful year with wonderful people.  IF you have not signed up and want to, please do so by the close of work today, so I can make arrangements with Little Richards. I will ask what options they have for people who do not eat pork. Let me know if you fall into that category so we can be sure to accomodate you:)  We will also be saying good-bye to Ali Sechrist, Skye Dorsett and Allison Murray-Nikkel.  We will miss all of them dearly. They are and always will be a part of our Diggs-Latham family.  

T-SHIRTs-Remember Monday is the last day to order your t-shirt. $10.00  I would like for as many of us as possible to have them so we can wear them to the 50th Year Celebration. 

Thank you Arts Team  and 3/4/5 Teachers and Staff for the GREAT Spring Concert. The students were EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!

Please read my comment for you at the end of the blog:)


  1. We are coming to the close of yet another successful year. I want to let you know that I am inspired by the hard work you do everyday, by your smiles when you are overwhelmed and by the way you encourage and support each other everyday. You are positive, bright, dedicated, kind and courageous. You don't let anything stop you. You have been so creative in your delivery of lessons and have stepped up as both teacher and community leaders. You are the BEST and I am truly fortunate that you call Diggs-Latham your home. Thank you for supporting me through the hard decisions I have had to make as of late. I appreciate the kind and supportive emails and cards. It makes all those long hours worthwhile. We are a great TEAM and we are unstoppable. Looking forward to another year of possibilities. Believing in you.......Donna

  2. It is already starting out to be a full and productive week. It is hard to believe we have just 9 student days left...

    1. This year has been a successful one and you are right, it seems like we were just having our faculty picture taken in August!

  3. "Time flies when you're having fun"...... thanks to the amazing DLES staff for making it a great year.

  4. I feel so blessed to have been a part of Diggs
    Latham this year and will miss all of you next year. I keep asking if anyone is planning to have a baby next year and so far no one has said, "Yes."

  5. I am so sad to be leaving you all, although for a good purpose. THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone for welcoming me into Diggs-Latham and making me feel like part of the family so quickly!! This has been the best year of my teaching career and alot of that is thanks to my colleagues and now, friends. I will miss you all!