November 13, 2015
Staff Thanksgiving Celebration
Awards Ceremonies Today
EVAAS data for Individual Teachers
The 2014-15 individual teacher Value-Added reports will not be made available to teachers until the evening of November 19th. School users with a Value-Added report will receive an email once the reports are available on the web. Also, the evaluation dashboards (standard six and eight) are not part of this release and will not be available until a later date. ASW information will also be available at this same time. You will receive a direct email from SAS/EVAAS with this information.
United Way Campaign
Positive Principal Phone Calls
We have the opportunity to attend a free screening of the movie, Paper Tigers. This is a documentary that chronicles a Washington based high school's efforts to support its student population, the wide majority of whom experienced toxic stress and adverse childhood experiences. The film is a powerful testament to the need for positive school climate and the ability of schools to respond to students' needs through a trauma-informed perspective. Following the movie, there will be an expert panel discussing adverse childhood experiences and how our local schools and community resources can effectively respond. Entry is free and the first 100 attendees will receive free popcorn and a drink. There will also be several door prizes throughout the evening. This will be December 7th at 6pm at the Gem Theatre. This has been opened to all CCS employees.
If you have borrowed a kidney tables with 6 chairs, will you please let Mr. Lord know? Apparently, last year, 3 kidney tables and chairs were purchased for administrative use, and they have since disappeared. We would like to use them in our math lab.
Also, the May 3 CCS teacher workday has moved to March 15th. Therefore, May 3 is now a regular school day.
PRISM Awards - deadline December 7th
This award provides up to $3,000 for one year to cover the cost of equipment, materials, and supplies. An additional $1,500 may be requested for professional development related to the implementation of new equipment or use of materials in the classroom. Awards are made to teaching professionals that hold a professional educator's license to teach in a North Carolina K-12 public school.
CMS Calendar Reminders
November 17: SIT meeting at 7:30
November 19: Staff Thanksgiving breakfast celebration at 7:45am in the media center
November 24: Grade level meetings
November 25-27: Thanksgiving holiday
December 1: school leadership team meeting 7:30am
December 2: progress reports
December 3: student expo
December 8: faculty meeting at 7:30am
December 9: Cabarrus Arts Council Poetry Performance 7th grade 12:45pm
December 10: Band/chamber groups concert at 7pm
December 15: grade level meetings
December 15: chorus concert
December 17: Band concert 7pm
Big 3 Goals for 15-16 School Year
- Student learning
- PLC alignment
- powerful instructional strategies we haven’t tried before
- Capture the hearts of students and staff
- Structures for student success (MTSS, Behavior, Discipline procedures, Facilities, Communication internally and externally, CULTURE)