Developing Lifelong Learners Who Grow, Lead and Inspire
January 17, 2016
Closing the Gaps: Yes, Gaps with an "S"
- Achievement Gap
- Opportunity Gap
- High Expectations
- Working toward Excellence
These words are at the center of providing ALL children what they morally deserve in an educational setting and in life. They are such a part of our everyday work at Southside!
....I do not want to attempt to summarize the article written by our new Kentucky Commissioner of Education. I am hoping you will make the time to read it yourself. (below)
Welcome Lora Griffin to Southside Staff
ACCESS testing will take place this week for our students who are English Language Learners. Paula Strong, Christina Coleman and Santina Plottner will be administering. (Schedule document in link below)
All 1st – 5th grade testing will happen in room 209. Thanks to third grade for use of your team MacBooks.
Room 209 will be closed this week until noon every day.
Kindergarten ACCESS will occur individually this week – Mrs. Plottner will be testing all kindergarteners. Calendar invite was sent to all kindergarten teachers.
Teacher Leaders and Math Resources
In the photo above, each post it represents a standard related to fluency K-5 (left to right). It is clear the focus on fluency and number sense in primary grades is essential before the algorithm is introduced.
FREE Math Intervention Guide
Maddie Meyer's fifth graders share the culmination of their Project Based Unit with classmates.
MLCHS Student to Watch
What a great celebration of a young student with a vision!
LivingWell Health Plan
If you elected a LivingWell health plan for 2016,
don’t forget to take your Vitality Check or
online Health Assessment by May 1.
1. Get started
You’ll need your HumanaVitality ID card.
You will find your HumanaVitality Member ID number on this ID card. Use this when you get your Vitality Check, or if you have forgotten your password when you take your online Health Assessment.
2. Take your pick or do both:
Get a Vitality Check (biometric screening).
The biometric screening consists of a finger prick to measure your cholesterol and blood glucose, a blood pressure check, and height, weight, and waist circumference measurements. The screening is provided at no cost to you* and is offered at a number of convenient locations. Find locations here. Fast for at least nine hours prior to your appointment, and bring your HumanaVitality ID card and a photo ID.
Take your online Health Assessment.
Visit LivingWell.ky.gov. Click "HumanaVitality Login" to log in. Hover over "Get Healthy," click "Health Assessment" and answer the questions to receive your Vitality Age.
(Or complete your Health Assessment on the HumanaVitality mobile app.)
3. Proof of completion
Log in to HumanaVitality, hover over “Get Healthy,” click “Achievement Dashboard.” Your Health Assessment should appear on the Achievement Dashboard within 24 hours. Vitality Checks may take 4-6 weeks to appear following your screening date. Click “Download as PDF” to save a document that can serve as verification.
If you have your Vitality Check done at your primary care physician, you must submit proof to HumanaVitality. Find the form here.
4. Get points
HumanaVitality rewards you.
HumanaVitality rewards you for completing your promise. Receive 2,000 Vitality Points just for completing the Vitality Check, and up to an additional 2,000 Vitality Points for results in healthy ranges. Earn even more points by completing the online assessment.
*Physicians office co-pay may apply.
Visit LivingWell.ky.gov for all your wellness benefits.
Questions? Visit community.humanavitality.com or call 855-478-1623.
MAP TESTING MAP TESTING SHOULD BE COMPLETED. If someone in your classroom has still not completed MAP, contact Mrs. Plottner immediately.
This Week at Southside
Monday, January 18
No School: MLK Holiday
THIS WEEK: January 19-22 ACCESS Testing (Strong, Coleman, Plottner will administer)
No guidance classes this week due to ACCESS Testing
Tuesday, January 19
Robyn OUT at CO
Beth OUT at CO-AM Only
Sarah Gregory OUT
- Bindu Sunil at Southside for Math Coaching/CoTeaching
- K-2nd Priority Standards work at Central Office (Boardroom), beginning at 8 am. (Teachers representing SSE will be out of building)
- Hardesty, Hill, Dierson—I-Tteam Mtgs during planning
- Staff Meeting 2:45 RttT Survey/PR Committee Meetings (Library) Bring your new journal!
Wednesday, January 20
- Leadership Shelby Visits Southside 10-11:00 (2nd grade classrooms)
- Morrison, Roberts, Valerio—I-Team Mtgs during planning
- LOCK DOWN DRILL
- ABRI Team Meeting (3:00-Conference)
Thursday, January 21
Robyn OUT at CO
- 3rd-5th Priority Standards work at Central Office (Boardroom), beginning at 8 am. (Teachers representing SSE will be out of building)
- Data Teams during planning (Math) Bring scored formative/create template prior
- Student Lighthouse Team meets after school
Friday, January 22
Susie OUT @ CO for Lead and Learn
- Taylor Hill & Kara Clark observe in a self-paced 3rd grade math classroom at Heritage
January 26 Micro Clinic Begins after Staff Meeting
January 28 New Teacher Session (Meredith's Room)
February 3 Leader in Me On-Site Coaching Visit with Emily Reed
February 4 ABRI Coding Day
February 5 Father/Daughter Dance
February 8-February 18 Engineering Week(s)FLEX PD Feb 12/NO SCHOOL Feb. 15
February 11 Potential Date for Valentine's Day Parties
February 12 District PD Date (Flex for those who have met hours)
February 15 NO SCHOOL Presidents' Day
February 17 ABRI Team Meeting (3:00-Conference Room)
February 18 Engineering Showcase (6-7:00)
February 19 Author Study Spotlight (Morning Meeting)
February 23 School Visit (Dr. Neihof and Lisa Smith)
February 24 Wellness Committee 3:00 (Conference Room)