Weekly Warrior

Volume 6 Issue 10 May 9th, 2016

Important Dates

May 9th-AP Biology and AP Music Theory at 8:00 am

May 10th-AP Government at 8:00 am

May 10th-Senior Meeting in the auditorium at 9:00 am

May 11th-AP English Language at 8:00 am

May 11th-English 2 EOC all day in computer labs

May 11th-Senior Final Exams deadline

May 12th-Algebra 2 and Biology EOC at 8:35 in new wing

May 12th-SBDM

May 12th-Yearbook signing in Cafeteria (invitation only)

May 12th-American Heart Association High School Heart Chase

May 13th-Senior Grades Posted in Infinite Campus and copies of final exam due to evaluating principals

May 13th-US History EOC all day in computer labs

May 15th-Hall of Fame Banquet at 2:00 pm at First & Farmers Bank (downtown branch)

May 16th-Senior Awards day 9:00 am auditorium

May 16th-Faculty-Student Basketball Game

May 16th-Faculty Meeting at 3:30

May 17th-Election Day, No School

May 18th-2nd & 4th Block Final Exams

May 18th-Class of 2016 Baccalaureate at Beacon Hill Baptist Church 6:00 pm

May 19th-1st, 3rd, & 5th Block Final Exams

May 19th-Senior Cap and Gown Picture (9:00 am) and Graduation Rehearsal with lunch to follow

May 20th-Closing Day for Teachers

May 20th-Class of 2016 Graduation 7:00 pm in Gym with Project Graduation to follow (11:00 pm - 6:00 am)

May 23rd-Makeup Growth Day for SWHS

May 23rd-Growth Day--(Feb 15th makeup)

Summer Kagan training dates have been set, please mark your calendars and register in CIITS using the links below. Please sign in to CIITS first for the link to take you directly to the page where you can register:

July 27th & 28th, 2016-8:30 - 3:45 for SWHS Teachers--lunch on your own

· Log into CIITS and click this link for Day 3 registration https://ciits.kyschools.us/PulaskiCounty/PDPlanner/activity/ActivityDetail.aspx?referrer=~/pdplanner/activity/MaterialsSearch.aspx&frompage=MaterialsSearch&ActivityID=8114

· Log into CIITS and click this link for Day 4 registration https://ciits.kyschools.us/PulaskiCounty/PDPlanner/activity/ActivityDetail.aspx?referrer=~/pdplanner/activity/MaterialsSearch.aspx&frompage=MaterialsSearch&ActivityID=8115

Standardized Testing from a Growth Mindset Perspective

With high stakes testing, some students believe that the test tells them how smart they are. Students sometimes come away from standardized testing thinking they are defined by these tests--that the test tells them if they are a smart person or not. It would be helpful to have a conversation with students from a Growth Mindset perspective. These tests are not a measure of students' potential, but what they have learned so far.

Talking to Students About Testing
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Success With Higher Standards

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