Ahead of the Curve

Jasper Weekly 4.11.16 to 4.17.16

Serve. Matter. Experience. Together.

We are Family

Friday was an extremely somber day across Plano ISD, especially in the Blue Nation. A member of our Blue Nation family was murdered, leaving our community to respond amid confusion.


Our family did respond. Staff from across the district (including several from Jasper) traveled to be at Shepton and Plano West to support their students and faculty. We sincerely appreciate our staff members dropping everything here at Jasper and going to serve.


Our community turned to Twitter to both celebrate life and grieve together at the same time. #ripjosiah is a trending topic on Twitter, one small evidence of the love shared by the Blue Nation community.


Continue your thoughts and prayers for those affected as life moves forward through difficult circumstances.


Life is precious. Be Blue. Be You.

Upcoming Birthdays

Wednesday, April 13th - Teresa Brown

Thursday, April 14th - Kathy Burroughs

Saturday, April 16th - Renee Harris

Saturday, April 16th - Mevelyn Mendoza

Sunday, April 17th - Jillian Reilly

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Upcoming Weeks at Jasper

4/15-End of 5th Six Weeks

4/29-Jagfest

5/2-Biology EOC

5/3-Algebra 1 EOC

5/5-AP Calculus Exam

5/6-European History AP Exam

5/6-Progress Reports Pulled

5/12-World History AP Exam

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General Announcements and Reminders

1. (NEW) Beyond Measure Screening at Shepton

2. Deadline for 8 Campus Flex Hours (In Exchange for Working on June 6th)

3. TSR II and III

4. 3 Campus PD Hours (In Exchange for Staff Meetings for 15-16)


1. (NEW) Beyond Measure Screening at Shepton


Beyond Measure movie (trailer) viewing at Shepton on Tuesday, April 19th at 5:00 (Shepton and Jasper staff only). This will count as 2 hours of professional development. Click here to register attendance.


2. Deadline for 8 Campus Flex Hours (In Exchange for Working on June 6th)


The deadline for turning in the 8 professional development hours (in exchange for working on June 6th) will be due to your support admin by Monday, May 23 (either with an MLP printout with your 8 hours highlighted or a typed document indicating the PD you attended).


3. TSR II and III


This information is for all staff participating in PDAS this year. Your TSR II and III are due by the end of the school day on Monday, April 18th. Access TSR II and III through Eduphoria. Teachers on PDAS rotation do not need to complete this. If you have received a different timeline from your support admin, please follow their specific timeline request. Please see your support admin if you have any questions.


Summative conferences will be held May 2nd through May 9th. Summative conferences can be waived by the teacher, only. Your support administrator will be communicating with you in the near future in regard to the summative process.


4. 3 Campus PD Hours (In Exchange for Staff Meetings for 15-16)


In exchange for 5 staff meetings this year, we have asked that each staff member complete 3 hours of campus PD from a list of options that has been updated throughout the year based on staff input: http://tinyurl.com/http-tinyurl-PDSchedule


If you have yet to complete your 3 hours, please note that there are online options at the bottom of the PD schedule (http://tinyurl.com/http-tinyurl-PDSchedule) to help satisfy the requirements.


You will need to turn in documentation of these hours (either with an MLP printout with your 3 hours highlighted or a typed document indicating the PD you attended) by Friday, April 29th. Turn in your documentation to your support admin.


Remember, these hours are in addition to the 8 flex hours that you are allowed to use in exchange for not working on Monday, June 6th.


This is for teaching staff only.


Please see your support admin if you have any questions.

Important Bookmarks

Staff Google Folder:

https://goo.gl/u6H26k


Staff Google Classroom:

https://classroom.google.com

Class Code: f3y5rao


Staff Handbook:
http://tinyurl.com/jasper-staff-folder


Jasper Admin Walk-Through Form (use to help plan lessons and self-reflect):

http://tinyurl.com/ode6lbg


Block Lunch Meeting Request:
http://tinyurl.com/Block-Lunch


Social Media Input:
http://tinyurl.com/Jasper-club-social-media


Announcement Request (170 characters):
http://tinyurl.com/announce-request


Incompletes:

http://tinyurl.com/incompleteform


Campus Professional Learning Opportunities:

http://tinyurl.com/http-tinyurl-PDSchedule


May 27th and June 6th Work Days:

http://tinyurl.com/zlsmxwk

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Honor the Past, Be Present, & Forge Ahead of the Curve