Mission Maximize!

LVJHS Weekly Bulletin 9/25/2015

Dear LVJHS Family,

We must continually grow! Ralph Marston once said: "Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude." So what does this mean to us? Quite simply, we must focus on constant improvement. This week our campus leadership team worked with Lead4ward representatives to learn about how to build a framework for improving our instructional practices. We have a lot of things to celebrate on our campus. There are many areas where are students are achieving at high levels. Nonetheless, we must constantly challenge ourselves to reach new goals and face new challenges, such as the increasing passing rigor for STAAR Assessments. As a campus we are focusing on improving our instructional practices for the purpose of improving our students performance. Our campus and district will continue to implement and utilize Lead4ward tools and data processes in the days ahead to better meet the needs of our students.

Please check out Lead4ward.com to check out some powerful learning tools. Visit the link below to see some awesome instructional strategies. These are available in STAAR4ward in the Lead4ward website. You may check out STAAR4ward Resources in Lead4ward by using "learn2lead" in the password area.

Thank you all for making LVJHS a great place for students!

Anthony Kosub


La Vernia Junior High School

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Staff Spotlight: Rudolf Berlanga

We are proud to announce our spotlight Junior High team member for the week is Mr. Burlanga! He joins our school family this year with experience, commitment, and an over pouring amount of creativity. Mr. Burlanga, Jr. High Art Teacher, does a wonderful job working with his students in an effort to bring out their creative and innovative qualities. He is a wonderful asset to our team and we joyfully celebrate his professional accomplishments. Great job!

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Fundamental Five Focus...

Effective Small Group Purposeful Talk requires deliberate planning, execution, and reflection by the teacher, but it is a powerful instructional tool that can have huge impacts on student understanding and retention. Design your lessons to incorporate SGPT about the learning every 10-15 minutes. SGPT should last between 30 seconds and 3 minutes, include two to four students, be based on seed questions, and be focused by the teacher's presence in the Power Zone.

First Nine Weeks at a Glance

o August 24, 2015: First Day of School

o September 3, 2015: LVJHS Volleyball vs Yoakum (8th grade @ HOME)

o September 7, 2015: Labor Day - Holiday

o September 10, 2015: PEP RALLY * LVJHS Football vs La Grange (8th grade @ HOME)

o September 14, 2015: LVJHS Volleyball vs Cuero (7th/8th grade @ HOME)

o September 14, 2015: Progress Report grades due by 8:00AM

o September 15, 2015: Student Staff Pictures (English Classes)

o September 15, 2015: LVJHS OPEN HOUSE

o September 16, 2015: Sem 1 Cycle 1 (3wk) Progress Reports will be Issued

o September 17, 2015: LVJHS Football vs Somerset (8th grade @ HOME)

o September 29, 2015: PTO Meeting @ 9:00AM

o October 1, 2015: Pep Rally * LVJHS Football vs Navarro (7th grade @ HOME)

o October 5, 2015: Progress Report grades due by 8:00AM; Aim for Success Parent

Preview at HS Cafeteria 6-7 PM

o October 6, 2015: Aim for Success Student Program

o October 7, 2015: Progress Reports will be Issued

o October 12, 2015: Columbus Day – H Holiday

o October 15, 2015: LVJHS Football vs Cuero (7th/8th grade @ HOME)

o October 23, 2015: End of 1st 9 Weeks

o Ooctober 23, 2015: Grades are Due for 1st 9 wk Report Card by 4:30PM

o October 26, 22015: LVJHS Volleyball vs Mountain Valley (7th/8th grade @ HOME)

o October 29, 2015: LVJHS Football vs Pleasanton (7/8th grade @ HOME)

o October 30, 2015: Early Release/Staff Development

LVJHS Staff: What an awesome group of people!

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