CPS Teachers Make A Difference

Week Ending November 20, 2015

Dear faculty,
Getting ready for our Academic Review on December 16th. This is always a difficult time for the students as they must come through and perform their best for their parents. Remarkably, they always pull through and they feel very accomplished afterwards.

Love all the ideas for the Academic Review. I know it will be very special. I realize that having students pulled from your class for rehearsal can be rough at times. However, please keep your classes structured with lessons for those in the class. Feel free to take them to walk around the track or outside if need be for part of your class. Please make sure there is no down time and your class remains structured as they will be out of sync by the production and further having independent time tends to unravel them even further.

The majority of our students are earning good grades. A few are earning below a 'B' and this needs to brought to the attention of the parents prior to November 30th, for those who have not already done so. Please let the parents know why the poor grades are being earned and what action we can put in place to increase performance. Please CC me. If the student is doing poorly because of behavior issues, please do not go into detail in the email and request a meeting at the school to discuss the behavior so we can all move forward.

Upcoming Events

*Monday, November 23 - Friday, November 27, 2015 Thanksgiving Vacation
*Monday, November 30, 2015 - Progress Reports due by 3:20PM.
*Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - Student Awareness Day at the Broward Convention Center for 9th-12th
*Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - Academic Review from 6 - 8PM. Please note change of date.
*Thursday, December 17, 2015 - Professional Development Day from 9-1. Students will have off this day.

Thank you! Thank you!

Thank you to Rachel and Joyce for putting together another well thought our reflection activity with our high school students.

Thank you to Tracey for continuing to edit Catching Them in the Act and for developing creative and high level performances with all of the students.

Thank you to Nora for always being a great resource for researching lessons on all topics.

Thank you to Tyler for bringing in your 'toys' this week for the students to be able to draw from a 3D model.

Thank you to Traci for continuing to perform 3 jobs at once. I promise this will end soon.

Thank you to Veronika for having the students create the cells of the plant out of clay.

Thank you to Andrea for always pitching in with a smile.

Thank you to Sandy for your balanced and objective view points.
Brain Gym/Kinesiology for Dyslexic, ADD, ADHD Kids