SMS Weekly Update Feb.15 - Feb.19

“One school, One voice, One family ~ All Together”

Mission, Vision, Core Values & Smart Goals



SMS Vision Statement:

“Sedgefield will be a premier middle school that produces globally competitive leaders.”


SMS Mission Statement:

“Our Sedgefield faculty is committed to providing rigorous and relevant instruction in a safe and personalized learning environment.”


SMS Core Values:

INTEGRITY
SAFETY

EDUCATION

ACCOUNTABILITY

LEADERSHIP

GRIT

RESPONSIBILITY


2015-2016 EOG GOALS

40% 4/5 - ELA

35% 4/5 – MATH

55% 4/5 –SCI.


Weekly Meetings

Monday- Data Meetings 7th: 12:45-1:30, 8th: 2:00-2:45, 6th: 3:15-4:00,

Electives: 11:00-11:45

Tuesday- Department Planning Meetings

Wednesday- Monthly Vertical Department Meetings 7:45-8:30

Grade Level Meetings: TBD by Grade Level Chair or Grade Level

Administrator

Thur. & Fri- Individual planning time

Updates for the Upcoming Week

ACCESS Testing Continues This Week.

ACCESS testing will continue this week for our ESL scholars. I would like to thank Mr. Bloom, our ESL team and our TAs for doing such a tremendous job of supporting a successful first week of ACCESS testing.
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Spring Clubs will continue this week.

Our spring club session will continue this Friday. The purpose of character and exposure club time is to reinforce school-wide character expectations, provide opportunities for academic support and to allow our scholars to build trusting relationships with caring adults in our building. Friday we will be on our modified club schedule and each grade level is expected to add a structured tutorial / academic remediation component to their grade level club options.
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Celebrating Black History in February

During the month of February we will celebrate Black History Month. In addition to highlighting contributions of African-Americans to our country during our announcements, I encourage us to use our curriculum as a platform to inform our scholars of the advancements that African-Americans have made in the various fields of study that align to what we are currently teaching our scholars. If you would like assistance with resources or if you have questions or concerns regarding this topic please don't hesitate to contact me.
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Scholar of the Month & Most Improved Scholar Recognition Lunch

Please select and submit our January Scholars of the Month and our Most Improved Scholars to your Grade Level Chair by Wednesday of this week. Our January winners will attend their award luncheon on February 25th.

PD Corner

In today's PD Corner we have a great video fits into last week's PD on Text Complexity. This video from The Teaching Channel discusses the importance of Identifying Texts Worth Reading. Also included in the PD corner is The Marshall Memo. The Marshall Memo is a weekly summary and synopsis of education related articles from our country's top educational magazines, chronicles and journals. I hope you enjoy & find the information useful!!

BOYS & GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAMS EARN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Congratulations to our girls & boys basketball teams. Both teams earned the 2015-2016 conference championships for their division. Our boys finished the season 12-2 and our girls completed the season 14-0. Congratulations to our players, coaches, parents and our Athletic Director for an amazing season!!!