SMS Weekly Update April 4- April 8

“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:







2015-2016 EOG GOALS

40% 4/5 - ELA

35% 4/5 – MATH

55% 4/5 –SCI.

Weekly Meetings

Monday- No DDI Meetings so that team members can analyze CIA 3 data and work on

6 week instructional action plans.

Tuesday- Grade Level Department Meetings to collaboratively work on 6 week

instructional action plans.

Wednesday- No General Staff meeting

Grade Level Meetings: PD with TIA Scarpinato

Thur. & Fri- One on One conferences to discuss 6 week action plans

CIA 3 Next Steps Reminder

1. Lesson plans for the week after spring break (April 4-8) will not have to be submitted for review. Please have them posted in your classroom beginning on April 4th. Our classroom walk-throughs will resume on Monday, April 4th.

2. Monday, April 4th: Grade level department teams will meet during planning periods to analyze grade level performance on CIA 3. These meetings will take the place of our Monday data meetings.

Tuesday, April 5th: Grade level department teams will meet during planning periods to collaboratively work on 6 week instructional action plan.

**Thursday, April 7th (6 week instructional plans due to grade level administrators and content facilitators).

3. Thursday, Friday, Monday, 4/7-4/11- Grade level administrators and content facilitators meet one on one with teachers to discuss 6 week plan and to align administrative support.

4. Teachers will be able to choose from 3 options for their instructional action plan.

a. 6-8 week plan that was used for fall CIA 1 (see attached)

b. 6-8 week plan that was used for winter CIA 2 (see attached)

c. Teacher can develop their own instructional action plan that includes the following information / categories ….

1. Major areas of instructional focus (by standard & objective) between April 11-May 20

2. Small Group Instruction vs. Whole Class Instruction (what will you teach in small groups and what data points will be used to create small groups?)

3. Specific remediation strategies / activities that will be implemented for standards not mastered (less than 80% on CIA 3)

4. Specific extension strategies / activities that will be implemented for scholars who are ready to move on.

5. In-class formative assessment schedule between April 11-May 20.

We will not conduct a school-wide mock EOG in April or May. The 6 week instructional plans will take us right up to our end of year testing.

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2 SMS Scholars Earn Medals at The Charlotte Optimist Club 2016 Oratorical Contest

Cierra Brown and Elijah Weaver finished in 3rd place at The Charlotte Optimist Club 2016 Oratorical Contest. All of our contestants did a wonderful job of representing our campus against their peers from Alexander Graham Middle School.
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SMS Scholars Take On Atlanta, GA

Before the break approximately 40 of our scholars went to Atlanta, GA to tour Morehouse & Spelman College, visit CNN headquarters, explore the MLK Jr. memorial, plus much more. A special thanks to Ms. Algood, Mr. Robinson and all of our chaperones who helped to make the trip a huge success.

Character & Exposure Clubs this Friday 4/8/16

Our spring clubs 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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PD Corner

In today's PD Corner we have another great video from The Teaching Channel. This video shows a High School English teacher use a Workshop Model for customized learning. 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!!

Soccer & Baseball Home Game on Wednesday

This week our baseball & soccer teams are back in action. On Monday we host White Water Middle School . Please come out and support our talented scholar-athletes on Wednesday.