Weekly Warrior

Volume 9 Issue 3 March 6th, 2017

Important Dates

March 6th-ACT Pre-registration in 11th English Classes
March 7th-ACT Pre-registration in 11th English Classes
March 8th-ACT Pre-registration in 11th English Classes
March 8th-Faculty Meeting in Library for TELL Survey @3:30
March 14th-MAP Testing for 10th Grade through English Classes
March 15th-MAP Testing for 10th Grade through English Classes
March 15th-Dept Meetings
March 16th-MAP Testing for 9th Grade through Math Classes
March 17th-MAP Testing for 9th Grade through Math Classes
March 17th-3 Week RTI Reports due to Department Chairs
March 21st-Statewide ACT given to All Juniors
March 23rd-9th/10th Marc Mero Presentation @ ESBC
March 25th-Military Ball
March 27th-Science Field Test-Given to All Juniors
March 29th-Heart Chase during 4th/5th Block
March 30th-Book Genre Fair
April 19th-Statewide ACT Make-up Day

Kagan Day 5 training is scheduled for August 4th, 2017 with lunch on your own.
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ACT Testing Groups (Homerooms for 9th, 10th, 12th) on March 13th

On Monday, March 13th, ALL 11th grade students will report to their ACT testing groups from 9:05 - 9:45. ACT testing teachers will meet with students one final time before the test to cover the schedule for the day of the ACT (March 21st) and to help students be aware of how to approach a multiple choice test. An email will be sent to teachers that explains what to cover during this time.

All other students in grades 9, 10, and 12 will report to their homerooms during this time, and homeroom teachers will cover several items that would benefit them as they begin to think about their schedule for next year. A separate email will be sent to these teachers so that they know what to cover with their homerooms.

The schedule for the morning will be:

1st Block: 8:15 - 9:00
ACT Testing Groups/Homerooms (9th, 10th, 12th): 9:05 - 9:45
2nd Block: 9:50 - 10:40

If you have an 11th grade homeroom, but aren't an ACT testing teacher, you will be covering the homeroom of someone who does. If you are a math/science teacher that doesn't give the ACT, you will be relocated to a different classroom, but will be able to return for 2nd block.
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Upcoming Book Genre Fair--March 30th

The Book Genre Fair is our annual Literacy project--please work with 1 class of your choice from this term (some of you have already done this with a T2 class) and incorporate reading, writing, research, or discussion into the study of your designated genre. Each department will be responsible for at least 1 display or interactive booth showcasing what our students have learned on March 30th.

We intend to have seniors tour the fair during 1st block, juniors visit during 2nd, and 9th/10th visit the fair through 4th block. This will leave 3rd block open for visitors from Oak Hill Elementary and 5th block for clean up.

Kudos to....

SWHS JROTC Academic Team

For advancing to the Championship event of the 2017 Army JROTC Academic Bowl Championship and get the chance to compete in person in Washington D.C. this June. Awesome job!
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Youth Mental Health First Aid

It is a requirement in our district that ALL staff must be trained in Youth Mental Health First Aid. The training will be provided on the iLearn days this year, located at Northern Middle and Southern Middle in their libraries. The training runs from 8:00 - 3:30 and will hold up to 36 people. If you haven't attended this training, please email Lori Price with the specific location (NMS or SMS) and the specific iLearn day (Day 1, Day 2, or Day 3, etc.) and carbon Ms. Ellis when you send it.

This is NOT the same training that we will have on our Growth Day during the afternoon. On our February 20th Growth Day, teachers will be trained on Trauma Informed Care (part 2).

Success With Higher Standards

Southwestern High School will strive to graduate every student college/career ready and prepared for the 21st century.