Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Clever Middle School - Homework Connection

Happy Wednesday!

Attached is a link to something new that will be used during this 2017 - 2018 school year. Please take a moment to click on the link below to visit the Clever Middle School - Homework Connection document. This document already has links to every 6th, 7th, and 8th grade teacher with a list of their class activities, homework assignments, etc... The 5th grade teachers will have their links updated very soon - but you are already in the right place for Mrs Goolsby! My link will direct you to a new page on my blog, titled "Homework Connection", where you will find our Homeroom Learning Menus as well as links to resources that you can use for homework problems or extra practice on content related skills. If you have older children in middle school, please bookmark the Clever Middle School link below because this will be used throughout the entire year, as well as in the future.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask me! Thank you!
Mrs Goolsby

Monday, September 4, 2017

Let's Stay Connected!

Let's Stay Connected!

Please take a moment to check your email, as well as Class Dojo classroom stories, for our homeroom's learning menu for the week! This will serve as a helpful communication tool for parents, students, and teachers. Please review the learning menu with students to help best prepare them for the learning that will take place during the week. Thanks!

My email:
Class Dojo: 
My prep time (I can return emails or phone calls):     2:30 - 3:10 pm Monday - Thursday

Thursday, August 24, 2017

First Annual Community Pep Rally

Please check out the link to our community's first annual pep rally. This is sponsored by Clever EleMiddle Student Senate, and will take place on Thursday, August 31st at Clever High School. Please see the attached link to visit the flyer with information - if you have any questions please do not hesitate to let me know!

Community Pep Rally

Monday, August 21, 2017

2017 - 2018 School Year Info

Welcome to our classroom's blog!

Thank you for taking time to check out our classroom's blog and becoming familiar with our forms of communication. Our goal is to update the blog twice weekly, but may fall back to once daily. Important updates and information will be found here, as well as our classroom's Class Dojo page, iRemind text messages, and via email. If you are having trouble receiving information from any of these sources, please let me know and I will help you!

This school year is fast approaching, and I am getting very excited for the new challenges / successes that will surely happen. Our homeroom will face challenges together and individually, but one thing will be certain - we are in this together and we can rely on one another. Open communication will be key for that to be successful, so I encourage you to contact me with any questions or concerns. Below is a list of important dates, links, or contact information that will be useful to you and your family this upcoming school year.


Clever R-V District Page - this will provide multiple links to information about the entire district

Clever R-V District Calendar - this is a layout of the dates we have school and we do not have school

Clever EleMiddle 5-8 Page - this will provide important information about the Middle School office (5-8) 

Clever Middle School Blog - this is the Middle School office's blog and you will find key information regarding your child and the school

Class Connections:

Remind Sign Up Link - this link should take you to a page with instructions on how to sign up for text message reminders that our classroom will use throughout the school year.
Class Dojo Parent Sign Up Link - this link should take you to the sign up page for parents on Your child will receive a personalized code that you will need to connect with our classroom, but more importantly with your child. When you sign up, you will need a valid email address and the personalized code. You can download the Class Dojo app - to be honest, our classroom will be using this throughout the day and prizes can be won or purchased via Class Dojo points!

My Contact Info:

Thank you again for taking time to check out our classroom's blog! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. I look forward to working with you and your child throughout the upcoming 2017 - 2018 school year!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Clever Connection - Week of 8/21 - 8/25

This week at Clever R-V, we have some very exciting things happening! Please take a look at the following list of events and activities for our school district:

    • Monday August, 21st: Solar Eclipse viewing (permission slips due)
    • Wednesday August 30th: 1st Grade Check of Quarter
    • Monday September 4th: Labor Day NO SCHOOL

Please be sure to connect with our school district on Facebook, Twitter, and check out our district website at

Parents - please check your emails & Class Dojo (classroom stories) for our homeroom's weekly update and learning menu. Some information was sent attached as a PDF, but if you did not receive either email, then please let me know. Have a great rest of your weekend!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Back to School Transition - I Know It's Hard!

Can you believe that we are facing down another school year already?! The summer of 2017 treated me and my family very well - hope it treated you the same! As we are getting ready to go back to school and transition our lifestyles (to an extent), it's important to take time with your child to help prepare them for the upcoming school year. If you have time, check out this article published on PBS Parents about easing your family back into the school year routine Back to School Transition Article.

Here is the 2017 - 2018 school year calendar for Clever R-V District Calendar 17-18.

Laura Goolsby
5th Grade Teacher
Student Senate Sponsor