Tiger Tales

SHS Faculty and Staff Weekly News and Information Bulletin

December 14, 2015 ..... Edition No. 17

Please be cognizant of information, dates and deadlines, changes and updates to regularly scheduled meetings, and reminders included in the bulletin.


Information included may be confidential; therefore, all Tiger Tales news bulletins are considered exclusively for Southside High School faculty and staff.

Quote of the Week

7 ways to stay motivated over the holiday season

1. Get out and spend time with happy people.

2. Don’t stress with your expectations.

3. Get out and visit the Holiday scenery.

4. Watch joyful Holiday TV shows or movies.

5. Don’t overspend or overindulge.

6. Visit your house of worship.

7. Attend and enjoy Holiday events.

Holiday Social - Dec 16th


Wear your Christmas sweater, bring your favorite dish!


Where: Media Center


When: 4:00 pm


Why: to share good cheer!


for more information see the Holiday Social attachment ....

PTSA Luncheon - Dec 17th

The PTSA will sponsor a Holiday Luncheon on Thursday, December 17, during both lunch shifts in the media center.

This week's events:


Monday, December 14 .... MYP Evaluation Team Visit Begins


9:00 am .................Weekly Lesson Plans uploaded to Staff Drive




Tuesday, December 15 ....MYP Evaluation Team Visit Continues


3:55-5:00 pm .........G.E./SHS Tutoring

4:00 pm ..................Triple A Tutoring

6:00 pm ..................Varsity Basketball @ Emerald High School

7:00 pm ................. Fine Arts Winter Concert




Wednesday, December 16 ...... MYP Evaluation Team Visit Concludes



4:00 pm .................Faculty Meeting - Holiday Social




Thursday, December 17


11:35 am ................PTSA Holiday Luncheon

3:55-5:00 pm .........G.E./SHS Tutoring

4:00 pm ..................Triple A Tutoring (tentatively)

6:00 pm ..................Varsity Basketball @ Travelers Rest High School

6:30 pm ................. Drama Club Production




Friday, December 18


6 & 7 period ...........AFJROTC Recycling

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Drama Club Presents .....

The SHS Players will present Michael Druce's And Then There Was One on Thursday, December 17, at 6:30 p.m., and the cost of admission is $5.


If you would like to offer students extra credit to attend, I will stamp their tickets at the end of the play with a particular character impression.


We invite you to our production, and we ask that you please encourage your students to come and see the play as well. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Blount.

In the near future:

December 21 - January 1 .... Winter Break HAPPY HOLIDAYS!


January


4 ..................... school resumes!

11-14 ..............Midterm/Final Exam Week Schedule

14 ...................2nd Quarter/1st Semester ENDS

15 ...................Exchange Day

18 ...................MLK Day - no classes

19 ...................Grades and Scoresheet Reports due (9:00 am)

19 ...................3rd Quarter Begins

26 ...................PD #4


The Exam Schedule is posted to the school website

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Happy Birthday to YOU!

Happy Birthday to these Tiger Teachers and Staff.



December


15 .............Christine Williams (Nurse)

18 .............William Jones (Assistant Principal)

18 .............Jennifer McCurley (Special Ed Teacher)

23 .............Kristen Crawford (PE Teacher)

29 .............Billy Beasley (PE Teacher)

29 .............Brandi Richardson (English Teacher)

30 .............Keiauna Jackson (English Teacher)


January


4 ...............Oliver Wong (Social Studies Teacher)

5 ...............Erickson Bynum (English Teacher)

9 ...............Natalie Goglia (Test Coordinator)

11 .............Sylania Anderson (FANS Operator)

13 .............Brian Smith (Math Teacher)

23 .............Carlos Brooks (Principal)

23 .............Stacy Fuentes (Science Teacher)

26 .............Cedric Miller (Guidance Counselor)

31 .............John Ballenger (Social Studies Teacher)

31 .............John Butler (Athletic Director)

From the desk of

Carlos Brooks, Principal


Holiday Social/Faculty Meeting


A Faculty Meeting and Holiday Social will be held on Wednesday, December 16. Each staff member is asked to bring a dish to share. Prizes will be awarded for the best dish. The Holiday Social sign-up sheet is located in the teacher mailroom beside the teacher sign-in computer.


Winter Break


Please be reminded that a doctor’s note is needed for absences prior to or after major holidays (Winter Break—Friday, December 18, and Monday, January 4, 2016).

Student Hall Access

Please make sure you sign your student’s agenda prior to letting him/her leave your classroom before the tardy bell or during instructional time. Student hall access should be limited to restroom or nurse visits. Student who do not have a signed agenda will be escorted back to you class.

No Hall Pass List ........... and they better not pout!


The students listed on Santa's Naughty List should not be released from class unless it is an emergency. Please refer the students to their administrators if they have questions

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Congratulations to Ms. Laura Shoun!


Ms. Shoun does an excellent job providing bell-to-bell instruction in five different classes. She cares deeply about her students and helps them be successful. Ms. Shoun is always very professional and has a great attitude!


Congratulations to Ms. Laura Shoun for being November Star Teacher of the Month!

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Holiday Greetings!

Thank you to all for your dedication and care for our students. Your influence makes a difference in their lives every day. Happy holidays.

.... Mr. Ludley




Upcoming Academy Events!


January


6 - Tigers of the Month Luncheon

6 - Academy Teachers Meeting (3:55)

8 - No Zero Day

TBA - Ice cream incentives for growth on benchmarks


Academic Intervention Conferences

Over the next two weeks, we will be holding academic intervention conferences for our at-risk 9th graders. Some of the conferences will be occurring simultaneously and you may be asked to take time to share with the parents in each meeting. Thank you in advance for your help. Your support will be invaluable.


Triple A Tutoring:

Triple A tutoring will continue every Tuesday and Thursday beginning at 4 p.m. Please let your students know they may attend tutoring each Tuesday and Thursday (bus transportation and snacks are provided).


.....Tuesdays: Math, English, and Social Studies/Science help will be offered

.....Thursdays: Math, English, and Assessment Make-up/Retake help will be offered


Make-Up:

If you have an excused absence on a day when an assessment was given, you will have the opportunity to Make-Up that assessment in AAA tutoring each Thursday.

  • You MUST sign up by Wednesday if planning to Make-Up assessment on a given Thursday.


Retake:

In English 1, Algebra 1, and Earth Science, you may retake quizzes as well as one test per quarter based on the following stipulations:


  • You MUST sign up and attend the Tuesday tutoring session before the Thursday retake session and you MUST receive help in the subject that you wish to retake the assessment in. Your teacher in the Tuesday session MUST observe you participating and putting forth a reasonable effort.

  • You MUST have all assignments completed in this class.

  • You MUST sign up by Wednesday to retake the assessment.


Communication Resources:

Check out our Freshman Websitehttps://sites.google.com/a/greenvilleschools.us/jludley/

and Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/SHSFreshmanAcademy) for updates, celebrations, and program information.

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Kathleen Stables, CRT


PAS-T Student Surveys


Student Survey Tally Sheet and Student Survey Summary are to be completed during 2nd Quarter and placed in your PAS-T Portfolio. Student surveys are to be given to 2 classes, survey responses are to be anonymous. Electronic forms are on the Staff Drive - PAS-T folder - PAS-T Forms and Templates folder.


Lesson Plans


Daily lesson plans should be visible (displayed on the dry erase board or Promethean Board) daily. Plan should include:

    • Daily Essential Question

    • Objective

    • Agenda and

    • Assessment


Weekly Lesson Plans are to be posted to the staff drive each Monday by 9:00 am



Grade-Reporting


Next Reporting Due Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2016


  • 2nd Quarter Grades
  • Midterm Exam Grades (or semester-only Final Exam Grades)
  • 1st Semester Grades (or Final Grades for semester-only classes)
  • Scoresheet Reports


Midterm Exam Week: January 11-14

2nd Quarter ENDS Thursday, January 14


Power Teacher How-to-Videos & PDFs links:

https://sites.google.com/a/greenvilleschools.us/powerteacher/how-to

https://sites.google.com/a/greenvilleschools.us/curriculum-resource/grade-reporting



2015-16 Grades & Scoresheet Report Deadlines:

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$25,000

Nominate a Teacher for TNTP’s $25,000 Fishman Prize! - Applications and nominations are now open for TNTP's Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice for teachers in high-poverty public schools. Four winners a year receive $25,000 each and spend a summer meeting with education leaders across the country and reflecting and writing about their teaching practices. Finalists receive $1,000 and national recognition. Start your application or nominate a teacher at www.tntp.org/ fishmanprize. The final deadline is January 5, 2016

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Athletic Announcements

The Southside Athletics Schedule can be found on the Staff Drive. Check out all sports!



Did you know that even snowmen go to the gym to exercise? .....

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Southside Support Scoop

Business Office

Please do not slide paperwork under Ms. Webb's or Ms. Seear's door. All information/paperwork for Ms. Webb or Ms. Seear should be placed in their mailboxes with the exception of money. All money and receipts books need to be turned in to Ms. Seear by 1 p.m. each day. Everyone is reminded to turn in invoice slips for any package you have ordered to Ms. Webb so the vendor can be paid.


Plant Engineer Office




Health Room

Please call the Nurse prior to sending a student to her office to make sure she is available.


Intervention Specialists

Please call the Intervention Specialists prior to sending a student to their office to make sure they are available.

ISS (In-School Suspension)

Please refrain from sending students to ISS if you have not contacted Mr. Simmons, ISS Coordinator. Any student sent directly to ISS by a teacher will be returned to class by an administrator. Guidelines for removing a student from class are as follow:


      • Call Mr. Simmons

      • Complete the Incident Management Referral online

      • Contact the parent/legal guardian sometime during the day