The Warrior Way
Week of February 1st
I have been looking closely at our Evaluate scores over the past week and I am encouraged with the growth we are showing. I appreciate your focus and willingness to adapt and be flexible in order to meet the needs of our students. Everyday that you spend with your students is important and I see the value you place on providing high quality instruction on a daily basis. I am confident that together we are going to continue to see growth in all of our students.
I know I've talked to many staff members about my school visit last week and the motivation and encouragement it has given me. The school I visited was the lowest performing school in their district just 8 years ago. They were considered the "black sheep" because of those scores and some of the struggles they had within the building. They had and still have the highest free and reduced rate in their district. Their transient rate was and still is extremely high and they have a very high ELL population. Eight years ago they decided collectively that they were going to change their story and the issues that had helped them to earn the "black sheep" label were not going to hold them back. That school is now the highest performing school in their district and in the top 5 of the entire state. I have faith in our staff and the steps we are taking to improve each day. We will continue to set our plan and map out the keys to success for our building. I could not be more excited to be on this journey with each of you!!
Proud to be a Warrior,
Weekly meetings and Walk-thrus
Following the walk thrus we will take a few minutes to debrief and think about how you could incorporate ideas into your own classroom.
5th will observe 4th
4th will observe 3rd
3rd will observe 5th
Please be sure to turn in your attendance by 8:00 each day. This greatly assists us in getting calls out to families in a timely manner.
Thank you for all you continue to do to make Winfield Intermediate a great place to be!
Looking forward to a great week!
Monday February 1st: 5th grade MRI collaboration
Dr. Steffes available for U of I guidance(U of I due in one month:)
PTO meeting-6:00 Intermediate Library
Tuesday February 2nd: 10:30-12:00-Jeff meeting with Ms. Baker
Tier 2 meeting
Wednesday February 3rd: Early release no Sparcl
1:00-2:00- Cyberbullying-Tina Meir Foundation-Intermediate Library
2:00-3:15- Curriculum/Evaluate work with teams
Thursday February 4th: MRI coaching day-schedule TBA
Tier 1 meeting
Friday February 5th: 4th grade curriculum day:)