Staff Call

January 22, 2016

Only you can prevent dryer fires

A family lost their house this week due to a dryer fire. Please clean them or have them professionally done at least one a year.

So you want to be in pictures...

I hope you are well. At LAVCA, our interest in our students extends beyond their grades, and our greatest reward is helping them reach their full potential. We are proud of this school spirit and believe it is a great hallmark of LAVCA. So proud in fact, we are looking to include real success stories in upcoming commercials for all K12 schools.

Now, this is where the fun, and your story, comes in. Concept Farm, the advertising agency that is developing the campaign, is asking you to please take a selfie-style video answering a few questions so you can be considered for these commercials. They are looking for real K12ers, NOT ACTORS, so act as natural as possible and don’t worry if you make mistakes, you can even joke around. You can watch last year’s commercials here.

The directions for shooting and submitting the video are below. The questions Concept Farm would like answered are at the end of this emails. Your video should be short, no more than 3 minutes. This means you should be able to email the file directly to Your submitted videos will only be used for consideration to include you in the final campaign. If you are chosen, your testimonial will be filmed and could appear in our new commercials.

The campaign is scheduled to hit the air in April. Filming will take place in late February or early March. All submissions must be posted by 8AM ET on Wednesday, January 27.

How to change Pepper into the virtual classroom

Pepper (Rapid Fire) can be used as a review over the microphone and chat. Think about this strategy as a class starter, between the guided practice, or wrap up. Have a series of slides with questions (about 10 no more than 15) that you run through with the students.
Teach Like a Champion - Pepper

Parent Advisory Meetings

January 27, 2016 – Lafayette 9a.m.-11a.m. : Progressive Baptist Church

February 2, 2016 – Monroe 5p.m.-7p.m. : Swartz First Baptist Church

February 3, 2016 – Shreveport 9a.m.-11a.m. : Louisiana Tech Shreveport Center

February 15, 2016 -Baton Rouge 5p.m.-7p.m. : Third Floor in the office

Action Items

Complete Self Report for Instructional Coaches- Jan 31

Download Schedule to Share point- Jan 25,Feb 22,March 28,April 25

Professional Development in Baton Rouge- Feb 19- BLACKOUT DAY

Virtual Professional Development-March 11- BLACKOUT DAY

Please click link to answer your grade band survey

K-5 Article

Middle School Article

High School Article