S9 Faculty Update

October 17-21

News and Notes

  • Our first Instructional rounds will be October 20. The school Focus of Practice relates to our effort to improve student achievement on ACT assessments. FOP: Are students able to explain understanding of high level concepts by written or verbal response? Classrooms will be visited during 3rd block. A schedule will be provided.
  • We will have a Code Red drill Monday around 9:35.
  • Career Prep student will take a field trip Wednesday, October 26. The lunch schedule will change for that day. I will send it a few days before the trip.
  • We've had some beneficial Data Meetings recently. Those students who scored Close on Aspire should have a positive change after all the efforts you've put in this year.


  • Educate Alabama - Finalize PLPs this week. Review the EA Training Slides for any assistance you may need. Ask questions if you still need help.
  • Online S9 Discipline Form. Delete the link from last year and save this one to your desktop. S9 Discipline Form
  • Use the Plant Manager icon on your desktop to report any maintenance concerns.

S9 Dates to Remember


  • October 18- Report Cards

  • November

    • November 11- Veterans Day- No School
    • November 21-25- Thanksgiving Break


    • December 19- January 3- Winter Break


    • January 4- Students return to school
    • January 16- MLK Day- No School

ACIP Goals for S9

  1. Decrease retention rate from 3.1 to 2.5
  2. Foster an environment to help students increase their Aspire scores from 8th to 10th grade
  3. Decrease the # of discipline referrals throughout the school and specifically reduce the percentage made up of African American students

We plan to achieve these goals through a combination of the following:

  1. Credit recovery , Early Intervention through conferencing with students and parents, providing additional goals and rewards for RTI students and At-Risk students
  2. ACT Tuesday, rewarding student success in assessment growth and grade improvement
  3. Mentors for students, Counselors and Social Worker intervention, Communicating with parents and students before major incidents occur