Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Welcome to the Fifth Grade!

Students and Parents,

Greetings! My name is Donnie Piercey. I will be a new fifth grade mathematics teacher here at Eminence during the 2014-2015 school year. Prior to this, I taught 4th-5th grade for seven years at Simmons Elementary School in Woodford County. I currently live in Lexington with my amazing wife and two kids.

It hope it goes without saying that I am pumped for this upcoming school year! One of my personal goals is to make math relevant again for all of my students, and I’ll be doing that by giving your child the opportunity to make and create projects as much as possible.

I’m also a believer in implementing technology across the curriculum, and will be using it very heavily this upcoming school year. With that in mind, if you ever want to see what’s going on in my classroom, please visit my website at www.mrpiercey.com (Make sure you spell my last name correctly. It has a hidden “e” at the end of it!) Also, if you haven’t done so already, please type your email address in the box on the top right which says, “Subscribe!”. That way, anytime I make a new post about a topic or assignment, you’ll get it sent directly to your email.

This year will be a great one. Please don’t ever hesitate to contact me whenever you have a question or a concern, either. Email works best (donnie.piercey@eminence.kyschools.us), but sending a note or calling the school is perfectly alright as well. Thanks!

The countdown continues for the first day of school, let's make it a great one!
~Mr Piercey
Google Certified Teacher
Follow Me on Twitter @MrPiercey

Friday, July 4, 2014

The First Day of School!

Let the countdown begin, Eminence...

Can't wait to meet you all in just a few short weeks!

~Mr Piercey
Google Certified Teacher
Follow Me on Twitter @MrPiercey

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Have a Great Summer!

Enjoy your summer break, students.  Remember to get involved next year!

Find a club, sport, or activity at Woodford County Middle School that interests you and become a part of it.  Don't quit, either; stick out your commitments!

Also, I usually leave my departing fifth grade students with a song.  This is for you, Class of 2021: 

"May you always be courageous,
Stand upright and be strong,

May you stay forever young"
~Bob Dylan~

Peace and Blessings,

~Mr Piercey
Google Certified Teacher
Follow Me on Twitter @MrPiercey

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Leaving (Not on a Jet Plane)

Students and Parents:

I know this isn't really new knowledge anymore, but this past week I decided to accept a new job working as a classroom teacher/tech integration specialist for the Eminence Independent School system here in Kentucky. Eminence Independent is doing some amazing and innovative things, and I am very honored to have the opportunity to work there starting next fall.

However, while I'm excited for this new opportunity, I am very sad to be leaving Simmons after working here for the past seven years. Deciding to leave this school was not an easy decision for me to make.  I really don't think I can put to words how much Simmons has meant to me since I began working here.  It changed me for the better, and I will always be a part of the Simmons Family.

Please don't hesitate to shoot me an email (donald.piercey@gmail.com) next year, I want to know what you all are up to!

I will miss you all terribly.

Good thing there’s this thing called “The Internet” so we can all keep in touch, eh?

~Mr Piercey
Twitter: @mrPiercey
Google+: google.com/+donniepiercey
Email: donald.piercey@gmail.com

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Some Last Calendar Reminders

Students and Parents:

Here Ya Go!  Please add these events to your calendars:

May 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 2014 - KPREP Testing
May 26, 2014 - No School/Memorial Day
May 28, 2014 - 4th nine weeks grading period ends
May 29, 2014 - PTA General Meeting 6:00-7:00
May 29, 2014 -  5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. - K/1 Math Night in the Library
May 30, 2014 - 5th Grade to WCMS for musical   1:00-2:00
May 30, 2014 - K-2/Field Day
May 30, 2014 - 4th and 5th grade students walking to WCMS
May 30, 2014 - 5th Grade Celebration   6:00-10:00
June 2, 2014 - 3-5/Field Day
June 3, 2014 - Variety Show Dress Rehearsal for those involved in Variety Show (8-10:30ish)
June 4, 2014 - Variety Show ALL DAY
June 5, 2014 - End of Year Awards
    Grades 4-5     8:00-9:00
Grades 2-3     9:15-10:15
Grades K-1    10:30-11:30
June 5, 2014 - 5th Grade Graduation   1:00
June 8, 2014 - Summer Reading Kick Off Party at Woodford County Library from 3:00 - 5:00

~Mr Piercey
Google Certified Teacher
Follow Me on Twitter @MrPiercey