The Patriot Periodical
Volume 26, 9.16.16
Book Fair & Grand Friends
Be sure to check out the teacher flyer that I posted in our google classroom. It has details about the fair and grand friends night!!!
UbD ~ Time with me!
UbD Planning for Module 2
Join teachers across WCPS to collaboratively engage in the Understanding by Design approach to planning for Module 2 of the WCPS PreK-Grade 12 Essential Curriculum.
Location: BOE Auditorium on 820 Commonwealth AveKindergarten: Thursday, October 6, 2016
Grade 1: Thursday, October 6, 2016
Grade 2: Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Grade 3: Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Grade 4: Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Grade 5: Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Registration closes on September 27th with a limit of 25 Teachers per grade level
Teach Like a Pirate
Student of the Month - Herald Mail
FROM THE HERALD MAIL
Herald-Mail Media is going to start publishing a weekly feature, focusing each week on a different Washington County student who has done something remarkable. We're not talking about straight As, which is an admirable achievement, nor does the achievement need to be school-based. But we're hoping you can help us spread the word because I'm sure teachers will know students they want to nominate for this new feature that will begin this fall.
Our sports department already writes features about stellar athletes, so we don't want to focus on a student's athletic achievements.
Here are some examples for these types of features:
-- A freshman who beats out upperclassman to be first chair for the school orchestra or band.
-- A youth who organizes a community fundraiser.
-- A youth who wins a rare honor or award. This student might be among a few in the state or county to receive such an honor or won an academic or career-tech competition.
-- An Eagle Scout or Girl Scout Gold Awardee who did a project to benefit his or her community.
-- A student who came up with a brilliant idea that led to a change at school or a special project.
-- A student who mentors or tutors other classmates.
I'm sure there are plenty of examples we're not thinking of right now.
This feature would replace the student of the month and would be open to youths beyond just WCPS students. We are thinking about third-graders to 12th-graders because a reporter would interview the student, including an on-camera interview.
Can you please help us spread the word to teachers and other WCPS personnel who can send nominations to both myself at firstname.lastname@example.org and to Managing Editor Terry Headlee at email@example.com. The nominations should include a description of what the youth has done to be worthy of the feature and contact information. We also would like to interview the person making the nomination since they often have the best insight as to what makes the student so special.
The stories, highlighting the positive achievements of students, will run in the newspaper, on our website and Facebook page, and will be placed in a prominent position for readers.
Our diversity workshops for this year have been scheduled!
Workshop #1 is scheduled for November 16th @ 2:30
Workshop #2 is scheduled for February 15th @ 2:30
- Attendance is STRONGLY encouraged. A message from HR: We know that life events will occur and some teachers and paras may have to miss this training. Please know that diversity and inclusion training is a priority for the Board of Education and the Superintendent, and we encourage you to let us know about staff that have to miss a session; we will reach out to them to see if they can attend a session at a neighboring school or one of the open sessions offered to all WCPS employees.
- Teachers and paras will be paid for their time through additional pay sheets.
All meetings are at 6:30 in the media center
Sept. 15th - this date was miscommunicated by PTA. I believe it is now next Thursday :)