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New Union Elementary Second Cup Seminars
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Friday, January 04, 2019
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Second Cup Seminars are four one-hour sessions that parents and community members may attend to learn more about curriculum, instruction, and school safety at New Union Elementary. 

Second Cup Seminars will be held monthly beginning in January and ending in April, 2019. All sessions begin at 8:00 in the NUES library:

Tuesday, January 15 

Tuesday, February 12

Tuesday, March 12

Tuesday, April 9

Coffee and light breakfast items will be served. 

Three ways to register for Second Cup Seminars

  1. Email: Send your name and the name of the session you will be attending to Principal Jill Potts:

  1. Phone: Contact the office at (932) 723-5187

  1. Google Document: follow this link to complete a registration form:


Tuesday, January 15

Topic: Introduction to Standards-Based Education

Presenter: Principal Jill Potts

Tennessee has revised K-12 literacy, math, science, and social studies standards in the last five years to increase the rigor and alignment with what students need to graduate college- and career-ready. The new standards demand higher expectations for students and instructional shifts for teachers. In this session Principal Potts will share the standards and explain how they are used to plan instruction and assess students’ mastery levels in all content areas.

Tuesday, February 12

Topic: Looking at Literacy: Higher Expectations, Increased Rigor

Presenter: Principal Jill Potts

Teams of Tennessee educators developed a set of learning outcomes that embrace the 21st century literacy skills necessary to succeed in college and/or careers. These expectations support three instructional shifts in English Language Arts:

Regular practice with complex text and its academic vocabulary

Reading and writing grounded in evidence from literary and informational text

Building knowledge through content rich literary and informational text

Principal Potts will share with participants the ways in which NUES teachers are navigating these instructional shifts and the impact they will have on students’ reading and writing skills.

Tuesday, March 12

Topic: STEM at New Union Elementary School

Presenter: Justin Kanjanabout

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. STEM is important because it pervades every part of our lives. Science is everywhere in the world around us. Technology is continuously expanding into every aspect of our lives. Engineering is the basic designs of roads and bridges, but also tackles the challenges of changing global weather and environmentally-friendly changes to our home. Mathematics is in every occupation; every activity we do in our lives.

In this session fourth-grade teacher and NUES STEM Coordinator Justin Kanjabout will share how our school is building a STEM program to provide students with opportunities to explore STEM-related concepts so they develop a passion for it and possibly begin a journey toward a career in the STEM field.


Tuesday, April 9

Topic: School Safety at New Union Elementary School

Presenter: School Resource Officer David Grosch and Principal Jill Potts

Ensuring a safe environment is a top priority for our school and we plan our procedures and routines to minimize dangers to our students’ safety and well-being. This means we also plan and prepare for emergencies and crises. In this session, SRO Deputy David Grosch and Principal Jill Potts will share our school’s plans for lock-downs, off-site and on-site evacuations, take cover, and other emergency drills. Participants will learn what they can do at home to help prepare their students for emergencies that may occur at school. 

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