Armstrong High School Weekly Update

Week Of February 1, 2016 to February 5, 2016 (Wk20)

"100 and 80" days to make a difference in the lives of our students"

Monday - February1, 2016


Don't forget your commitment to the 'Armstrong Challenge'


Girls' Basketball hosts Poqouson. JV at 5:30 pm and Varsity at 6:00.



Tuesday February 2, 2016


Girls' Basketball hosts Atlee at 6:00 and 7:30. Boys' Basketball travels to Atlee for 6:00 and 7:30 games.





Wednesday - February 3, 2016


Wildcat Indoor Track competes in an RPS City Meet at the Arthur Ashe Center at 4:00 pm.


Thursday - February 4,, 2016


2 hour Delay


Schedule 4, 6, 8


4th Period - 10:00 a.m. - 11 -10 a.m.


Regular bell schedule to resume --


Don't forget your commitment to the 'Armstrong Challenge'




Friday –February 5,, 2016


Girls' Basketball hosts Henrico and Boys' Basketball travels to Henrico. Start times are 6:00 and 7:30 at both venues.



5-5-5 Call Logs

DC: CPlanning Meeting Agenda


Saturday- February 6, 2016


Armstrong hosts The Conference 26 Wrestling Championship at 10:00 am.

Concerns and Updates

  • Transformation Leadership Meeting - January 28th 3-4:30 p.m. Room 102
  • End of 2nd Nine Weeks - 1st Semester
  • February 3 - 2 hour early release - teacher workday - schedule 1, 5 & 7
  • Report Cards Mailed Home - February 10th
  • February 1-5, 2016 Armstrong's School Counseling Department will hold the Super FAFSA week. The deadline for some colleges' FAFSA submission is February 15th.
  • In spring 2016, the Standards of Learning (SOL) history tests will contain multiple choice and technology-enhanced field test items that assess the current 2008 History & Social Science Standards of Learning. In spring 2017, the SOL history tests will contain multiple choice and technology-enhanced field test items that assess the revised 2015 History & Social Science Standards of Learning. In order to support student preparation for technology-enhanced items (TEI) that may appear on history assessments, sets of practice items have been developed and will be delivered via electronic Practice Assessment Tools (ePAT).
  • Please note that the 2nd Benchmark assessment window will be open from January 20th - February 17th. The extended assessment windows have been planned in order to allow flexibility due to differences in pacing across grades and subject areas, as well as, to accommodate for differences in the availability of technology across the district.
  • Annual Military Inspection - February 18th - Gymnasium
  • Annual Military Inspection - Cadet's Presentation briefing - March 14th
  • March 2nd - SAT DAY -- All 11th grade students - location Gym
  • End of 3rd Interim - March 8th
  • March 10th 2 hour Early Release - Parent Teacher Conference
  • March 11th - No School For students - Parent Teacher Conference
  • Spring Break - March 28th - April 1st
  • Seniors expecting to graduate in Spring 2016 or Summer 2016 may participate in the January 25-29, 2016 Business Writing WorkKeys administration. Additionally, selected sophomores (recommended honors students) and juniors may participate as well.
  • Seniors must take the SAT before January because of the new SAT scheduled for March. Any seniors taking the SAT in March will NOT have scores back until May
  • Graduation - Tuesday, June 14, 2016 -- 7:00 p.m. Armstrong Altria Theater
  • Are your lesson plans updated and outside of your door?
  • Please be mindful of the students that rotate out of your class with or without a pass. All students must be given a pass to exit your classroom. Hall walkers should not be given an exit ticket out of your room.
  • It is imperative that the Faculty and Staff adhere to all due dates and meeting times.
  • Make sure student attendance is taken in every class.
  • Please make sure you are honoring the 30/30 time frame.
  • All teachers are expected to stand at their door during the change of class.
  • Please encourage students to move along quickly. We all must communicate the same message to these young people.
  • Thank you for all of your hard work!
Superintendent's Memo #294-14

Information regarding SOL History Tests

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As always, thank you for all of your hard work and for continuing to Inspire Excellence for all of our students!