Wildcat Weekly

Week of November 27

THE BIG 4: Targets for 2017-2018

  • Instructional Technology
  • Personalized Learning
  • Progress Monitoring
  • Making Connections

MONDAY!!!!!---INFORMATION FOR NOVEMBER 27

Teachers this announcement is to help you with your planning. This is an upcoming event we would like to make you aware of:

On the Monday after Thanksgiving break, November 27th, we will be hosting Chad Crews. He is a magician/master storyteller. He will be performing his show "Authors of Mystery and Horror" four times for us that day in the auditorium. Each show will last for 45 minutes. We are going to try to provide the show to all of our students. The shows will be 1st period with the Freshman, 3rd period with the Seniors, 5th period with the Juniors, and 7th period with the Sophomores. Teachers will bring their classes to the auditorium to experience the show. Teachers with mixed classes will bring their entire class if the majority of the students in their class are that grade. If teachers want to learn more about the show they can visit this link: http://www.chadcrewsprograms.com/p/blog-page_17.html If anyone has questions, they can email or speak to the media specialists. It should be a great performance that hopefully inspires our students to read.

December Calendar

Last week of November and December Calendar

Draft January Calendar

This will be finalized this week.

Draft Exam Schedule

This will be finalized this week. Please share any feedback you may have with the ICs or admin. We will be meeting to finalize this Friday.

CATapult (PD) November Calendar

Registration links are ready to sign up!!!

Want a PD in PJ Point?

This is the link to the EverFi SparkPage (Thanks Mrs. Brown!!)- Watch the videos and register. Send proof of registration to CWilliamson. Use with your Connections class and carry them through a module to get 3pts!!!! Invite us to see!!

DECEMBER AND JANUARY COMBINED CATapult

December and January are impacted by holidays and exams so we wanted to update you on points for the two months. Please note:



  • You will get two points for attending the required Bucket sessions on December 5 and January 9.
  • There will also be a required PD for the Eleot (District observation tool) in December. This will be offered during planning and before school one day in December. This is 3 of the required 4 pts.
  • We are combining the months for badging, so you can choose to get your 4th point in December or January. If you choose to badge, you can get your 2 additional points whenever you want in the two months.
  • So, you DO NOT have to get ten points in December and January. It's a combo deal :) for badgers.
  • CALENDAR WILL BE POSTED THIS WEEK

Important Dates This Week:

This is a PLC week

11/27- 4:00 Novel Bunch- PD credit and CATapult pts for those who read the book

11/29- 7:45 Make-Up PD for those that missed the mandatory Environment PD during planning on Nov.9

11/29- Connections Schedule (1 hour)

11/29- Progress Reports

11/29- Decorate the Door Contest Begins with Connections

12/1- Large Admin Meeting 9:00

Important Dates Next Week:

12/5- Mandatory Bucket Session During Planning

12/6- 7:45 Department Chair Meeting

12/7- Bus Evacuation at 9:30

12/8- Instructional Technology Leadership Team 2nd Period C109

Connections Schedule- Wednesday, November 29

Our final decision for Connections after additional feedback is for Connections to happen as scheduled which will be every other week as it fits each month's events. Dates will be posted on calendars in advance.

Connections on Wednesday, November 29

What to Do in Connections

1. Hand out Honor Roll certificates to the students. They will be placed in your boxes on Tuesday afternoon. This is a big deal. Please make these students feel special and honor their hard work.

2. Share the upcoming dress up days with students so they can prepare:

Dec 18- Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

Dec 19- North Pole Day

Dec 20 (1/2 day)- Holiday PJ Day

3. Meet with students about their grades.

4. Optional- Make plans for the decorating the door contest.

Connections Decorate your Door Contest (Optional)

YOU MAY WANT TO START YOUR PLANNING IN CONNECTIONS!!! Decorating can begin when we return from our Thanksgiving break!!!


It's that time of year again and we will be entering the DOOR DECORATING season!! This year, our theme is "Celebrating the Holidays and Making Connections" and each Connections class (if you choose to participate) will design, create, and decorate the classroom door. You may extend beyond the actual door though the door must be included in the design. Please consider participating in the contest. The winning teacher and class will be rewarded.


Doors are judged based on three elements:

Celebrating the Holidays and Making Connections Theme

Creativity

Neatness


Doors must be decorated by Friday, December 8. They will be judged and the winner announced on Tuesday, December 12. Pictures will be taken and forms sent for voting.


Even if you don't want to be part of the contest, you could wrap your door. Just an idea :)

Reminders from Last Week

PAPER PASSES ARE REQUIRED

Teachers have been given paper passes. These must be used for ANY students in the hall. Admin will be escorting kids without passes back to teachers not following procedures.

Passes must have:

Student's name

Time

Date

Where the student is going

Teacher's LEGIBLE signature

BUS CHANGE

The commons has become hectic at the end of the day. As a result, we will begin to announce the bus routes that have arrived at the end of 7th period. This will begin on Monday, November 20.

Security

Remind students to SAY NO TO THE DOORS. Everyone must enter through the front doors after school begins. Students caught letting people in the building should be referred to an administrator immediately. They will receive ISS the first time and be assigned OSS if any additional incidents happen.

Woodmont High School

Mission

Woodmont International Baccalaureate High School is a comprehensive high school which strives to promote a climate of respect, knowledge, and caring while creating active, productive, lifelong learners who understand the multicultural world in which we live.

Beliefs

"Woodmont High is committed to providing educational experiences that prepare its students to be productive citizens of the 21st Century. Our school motto-Scientia est Potentia (Knowledge is Power)-serves as a constant reminder of our mission to prepare students for the challenges of adulthood."