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South Central Jr-Sr High School Weekly Update 11/16/15

The Next Two Weeks in PLCs

Once again, we will be splitting up our tasks in PLCs for the next two weeks. English, math and special ed teachers will be discussing ISTEP results and how to prepare kids for this year's ISTEP. Specific information about these meetings was sent out to you in an email this morning. Please read the email carefully and be sure to bring all requested documents. We will meet in H8 at 7:40.

Other teachers will continue to prepare final exams for submission. You will be required to submit first semester final exams prior to administering the exams. This year, I am asking each teacher to submit exams and approval checklists electronically. You can do this either by sharing the documents as Google Docs, or by emailing your exams as attachments. The assessment approval checklist is the same document you used when you submitted your year-end final exam for your focus class for the evaluation process. This document will be uploaded to the PLC calendar for you to download and complete.

You will need to submit the final exam and assessment approval checklist for each class that you teach, not just your focus class. We must go through this process because final exams account for 20% of students' semester grades, and as such, it is essential that we are creating valid assessments that fairly measure our students' mastery of content standards. This process also helps me to support you, if a parent ever questions a student's final grade.

Final exams and assessment approval checklists will be due December 1.

This Week's Commitee Meetings

This week, the following committees are meeting:

  • Technology, Wednesday 3pm (Deb Kammrath, Curt Masson, Jarad Miller)
  • Safety, Thursday 3pm (Emma Walter, Kyle McCallum, Dan Siford)

If you have concerns that should be discussed through these committees, please seek out one of the committee members and share it with them so that they can bring it up at the meeting!

Don't Forget!!!

AFLAC representatives are here today and Thursday. ALL South Central employees must sign up to see them. Please sign up in the corporation office!


This newsletter covers important info for this week and next week, as I will be out of the building next week Monday and Tuesday for the Indiana Principal's Conference. Please see Mr. Scott if you need any assistance those days.

Something to Make you SMILE!!! :)

Congratulations to Riley Popplewell for signing to play basketball for D-1 University of South Carolina Upstate!!!!

Have A Suggestion?

Do you ever come up with an idea, but you're not sure if it's any good? Have you had an idea about a way something could be improved, but you're not sure how to suggest it? I have created an online ANONYMOUS suggestion box for anyone to use to make a suggestion, offer an idea, or voice a concern.

Use this link to submit your idea:

Please note that all suggestions will be read and considered, but circumstances may prevent implementation of some ideas.