Weekly Warrior

Volume 8 Issue 5 Dec 5th, 2016

Important Dates

Dec 6th-3 Week RTI Reports Due to Department Chair
Dec 6th-10th MAP Testing Through English Classes
Dec 8th-10th MAP Testing Through English Classes
Dec 10th-National ACT date
Dec 12th-Mock ACT Training at 3:15 in Library
Dec 13th-Winter Mock ACT for ALL Juniors
Dec 14th-Club Picture Day-1st & 2nd Blocks
Dec 14th-Christmas Lunch in Room 175
Dec 16th-Last day for Students before Christmas Break
Jan 3rd-First Day Back for Students & Teachers
Jan 4th-Program Review Audit
Jan 5th-Clubs During 1st Block 8:20 - 8:40
Jan 12th-Parent/Teacher Conferences for Trimester 2 from 4-6 pm

Mock ACT on December 13th

On Tuesday, December 13th, all juniors will take a mock ACT using the math/science wing of the school. Watch for an email from Mischa Brainard for a schedule of teachers who will be testing, are displaced, and/or need to cover a testing teacher's class. There will be a short training after school on Monday, December 12th for all ACT proctors in the library.

Many Thanks!

A big THANK YOU to the Class of 2018 for yet another day of hard work and ACT Prep on Friday. Also, our ACT Skills Session Leaders went above and beyond to prepare for this day and you are much appreciated! Thank you for all of the extra time and preparation for our students.

Small Changes Ripple Outward

Positive Thinking brings Positive Results. If you are able, take some time to watch this Ted talk.

The Happy Secret to Better Work
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As mentioned at the beginning of the school year, our monthly Faculty and PLC meetings will not be held during the months of November and December. We will have Department meetings during these months, on the 2nd Wednesday. The dates for those meetings are 11/16 and 12/14 (not the 3rd Wednesday, schedule change due to Christmas break).

Each teacher will bring graded On Demand student writing samples to their December department meeting to discuss, so remember to practice with a prompt in at least 1 class of your choice sometime between now and the December meeting.

Success With Higher Standards

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