Statesville Road Elementary's Weekly Newsletter

Prinicpal's Point to Ponder

Nowhere to go but UP

So we have finally received our school's EOG scores from the 2012-13 school year. Even though proficiency rates are low, there are still several things to celebrate about our data: We met EXPECTED growth as a school! Our Hispanic subgroup met all AMO targets for reading, math, and science! We met all but one AMO target for math and all but one AMO target for science! Our science proficiency rate increased from last year (which is contrary to the norm for the zone and the district)! ....and we EXCEEDED growth expectations for science! We have a lot to be proud of yet we recognize there is a lot of work still to be done. Remember the main messages from Thursday's staff meeting around DDI, small groups, rigor, and the important role grades K-2 play in our future success. Together we will LIFT from our new baseline and rise to the top because by doing what we know is best, there is nowhere to go but UP! Thanks for all you do!


Last week, the 1st grade team dedicated time to reset, revisit, and review behavioral and procedural expectations for their students: morning procedures, hallway procedures, cafeteria procedures, and classroom procedures. What I noticed as I watched the students practice the expectations is that 100% of the students were compliant because the teachers presented a united front with all teachers giving students the same message. By taking a small amount of time to reset expectations, the 1st grade teachers are going to gain time for instruction. As a school, we need to follow the lead of the 1st grade team and make sure we are giving students the same, consistent message. As a grade level, ask yourselves if it is time to reset, revisit, and review the behavioral and procedural expectations for your students. At the end of the day, this will be time well spent.

Click below for a word from our Superintendent

Supt Message to Teachers

What's Happening This Week?

Kudos / General Reminders and Expectations
  • Kudos to Coach Davis for volunteering to coach our co-ed basketball team. The team meets two days after school each week. For some students, sports is the one thing that keeps them motivated to do well in school. Thanks, Coach Davis, for providing this opportunity for our kids.
  • Kudos to Umberger for being consistently on time and ever present for morning and afternoon duty on the bus lot! Our kids know they can count on you being the first welcoming person they see each morning. Thank you!
  • Kudos to our 1st Quarter Staff Perfect Attendance Winners (They will receive a $20 gift card to Target): Joyner, Flowers, Bowman, Greene, Howze, Norvell, E. Taylor, Agate, Abdel-Hameed, Hall, Nicholas, Davis, Umberger, Reed, and Freeman!!!
  • This is the last week for IB Unit 2 instruction. Has your team discussed how you will introduce IB unit 3 and the summative assessment task during the week of November 18th?
  • First Quarter Awards Assembly: Teachers can pick up award certificates from the work room on Tuesday morning. The award categories are: perfect attendance, A and A/B Honor Roll (3-5), Academic Excellence (K-2), and the Principals Award (teacher's choice for two students in your class). Please organize your awards by student prior to your grade level assembly.
  • Grade Level Chairs: Please make sure that the information regarding DDI assessment calendar and data analysis expectations is shared with any team member that was not present at Thursday's staff meeting.

Monday, November 11, 2013

  • NO SCHOOL (Veteran's Day Holiday)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 (Day 4)

  • 8:00am - 8:30am: Meeting with TAs in the Nest
  • Send the two EOG parent letters home in today's Tuesday Folder

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 (Day 5)

  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm: STAFF Meeting (Flight School)
  • Report Cards go home today

Thursday, November 14, 2013 (Day 1)

  • Stackhouse at Math Facilitator's Meeting (all day)
  • Happy Thursday!

Friday, November 15, 2013 (Day 2)

  • Williams at Intentional Leadership Group Meeting (AM)
  • Muffins for Mom (sponsored by the PTA)
  • 1st Quarter Awards Assemblies (during special area classes in the Multi Purpose Room)
  • Sadler at Textbook Training (PM)