In the LOOP vol. 15
Thank you for taking the time to read the LOOP
GUEST SHOUT OUTS
WELCOME BACK LEEANN PRESTEL! We are so excited to have you back at Guest!
PLEASE continue to keep our colleagues in your thoughts and prayers as they continue to endure some difficult times. Remember to lean on each other for support.
Who would you like to recognize? Send me your Shout-outs to share!
20th Leadership Meeting - Michelle @ ESC 7:30 - 10:30 AM & Kindergarten Orientation Meeting 10:30 - 12:00ish
21st Advisory Team Meeting 7:30 - 8:30 am
21st 5th grade to Walled Lake Central for Concert 10:00 - 10:40
22nd Spirit Wear - Go Wildcats! Anything w/ Guest Logos, Math Pentathlon, etc. to show your spirit.
22nd Pizza Orders Due
22nd 4th and 5th grade Champ Luncheons
22nd Bingo Night - Bingo for toys and books 6:30 -8:00
25th Grades Submitted in Skyward by the start of the school day
25th Art Adventures Celebration 8:15 - 8:45 am in Media Center
27th Report Cards Posted and Available Online by the End of the school day
27th Michelle out all day for Teacher Evaluation Meeting @ ESC
29th Spirit Wear - Go Wildcats! Anything w/ Guest Logos, Math Pentathlon, etc. to show your spirit.
29th Michelle out all day at Oakland Schools
ONLINE 6 HOUR TRAINING & PD WITH LES
All administrators received an email from personnel stating the online was ready to launch, and then it was realized some portions were not completed. Principals are being trained on January 28th from 1:00 - 3:00. Once I have all the details, I will get them to you. Here is what was sent and then rescinded. I only share with you because it contains information that is somewhat helpful and gives you an idea of what is on the horizon. I took out the old launch date and portal information.
Walled Lake is proud to partner with the MI-place professional learning portal. MI-place is an innovative, online environment where educators can participate in synchronous and asynchronous professional learning opportunities. Called a "collaboratorium," teachers and administrators in Walled Lake will have access to a uniquely designed formative assessment module that aligns well with the work we have been engaged in through iCouncil, staff meetings, school improvement work, and instructional initiatives that encompass all grade levels and content areas. This 6-hour formative assessment module is designed by literacy consultants at Oakland Schools.
Les emailed me today, January 19th, to say he feels we should postpone Formative Assessment PD until teachers have an opportunity to watch a couple modules. So, on January 26th, he will not be joining us (I was going to suggest this anyway), however, we will still be meeting for two hours. The Advisory Team will be helping to set the agenda. Stay tuned.
MESSAGES FROM MICHELLE
PLEASE REVIEW - THANK YOU!
- PIZZA ME PROJECTS: The plan is to put the pizza circles all around the school connected by student hands. Please keep them safe until further notice
- Google Passwords: Guest Student List (Excel Format) is in a folder called “student logins” on the GUEShared Drive. Whenever there is an update to the Guest Student List, Bryan Koval will update the student logins folder. By doing this, it will give teachers access to the student list.
Please ensure students are not marked tardy before 9:05. We are discovering some inconsistencies which can become problematic when one sibling receives a letter from the office regarding excessive tardiness, and the other sibling(s) do not because Skyward does not indicate as many tardies. We will try to catch as many as possible in the office.
A couple years ago, I sent out communication indicating a time to mark students tardy; please note it may be different than what I am requesting now, I feel with the new semester and improved office procedures, this would be a good time to become more consistent. Additionally, we begin school earlier, so I need to make the adjustment.
Technically, students should be marked tardy after the second bell which is 8:55. My rationale not to mark students tardy after the second bell, but instead after 9:05 include the following:
· Sometimes buses are late
· Breakfast might be running late due to more students purchasing that day
· Weather impacts arrivals
· It gives students completing safety positions an opportunity to get into their rooms
· Some student receive interventions include them reporting to another classroom to “check-in”
It is my opinion that by giving a few extra minutes helps our students and classroom teachers calmly settle in to begin the day. As you already know, staff should not be walking in the door with students. Everyone has been very responsible in calling school, texting me, etc. if they are going to be late due to unforeseen circumstances and/or bad driving conditions…Thank you! Please continue to communicate.
THIS SHOULD NOT BE COMMUNICATED TO OUR COMMUNITY… Their job is to get their student(s) to school on time which is by 8:55. I have had several conversations with those families that habitually arrive late. Heather and Sherry are keeping a very close eye on our frequent flyers as well. Please let me know if you have any questions and/or concerns –
New Board Member Officers
WALLED LAKE CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Walled Lake, Michigan
2015-16 (As of 1-1-16)
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Mrs. Denise Bither, Trustee
Mrs. Peggy Casagrande, Secretary
Mr. Greg Janicki, Treasurer
Mrs. Kathy Lyall, Trustee
Mr. Marc A. Siegler, President
Mr. Christopher Titus, Vice President
Ms. Nancy van Leuwen, Trustee
TEACHER EVALUATION UPDATES - STUDENT GROWTH MEASURES FOR MATH
For grades 1-5, teachers could have two options:
1.) Use ONE unit progress check of their choice to administer both as a pre and posttest; OR
2.) Use the preview math boxes found in the final lesson(s) of the previous units to administer as a pre and post.
There are 9 tasks found on the beginning of the year assessments. Teachers can choose 1 task to collect data on to show growth.
1. I can learn anything, because I was born to learn.
2. I can train my brain through practice.
3. I can choose my thoughts when things are hard.
4. I know failure is an important part of my success.
5. I take ownership of my mistakes and learn from them.
6. I do not let setbacks keep me from accomplishing goals.
7. I believe that I can do hard things.
8. I take charge of my own learning.
9. I encourage others to have a growth mindset.
10. I celebrate my own growth and progress.