WJH Tiger Den

Weekly Newsletter 11/29-12-3/2021

Welcome to Campus!

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Systems are designed to exactly what they were built to do.

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I can't stress enough how important it is to put systems and procedures in place for your classroom and be consistent. CHAMP Expectations daily and for each transition.

Wharton Jr. High Amazing Team!

Welcome To Our Wonderful Campus. Go Tigers!!!

WJHS a Place where our scholars enjoy coming to learn

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Servant Leadership is being instilled in the minds of our scholars. Scholars helping scholars!

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Counselor Gaines recognizing scholars for being Servant Leaders!!!

Theme: "We Are ALL In"

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WJHS are so proud of these amazing scholars!!! Student Council Presidential Candidates

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Special Thanks to WJHS PTO parent volunteers!!! They came to campus and made copies and provided support!!! All Stakeholders matter at WJHS!

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Mission Statement: Our Purpose/What

At Wharton Junior High we will motivate our scholars to achieve their maximum potentials, and purpose in life.

Vision Statement: Where are we going!

At Wharton Junior High we believe in high academic success, respect for self and others, and empowering the next generation of leaders.

TIGERS Matrix: What Our Scholars Live By!

T- Trustworthy

I- Independent Learners

G- Growth Mindset

E- Educationally Engaged

R- Respectful

S- Servant Leaders

Brown's Educational Must Haves:

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CHAMPS! Classroom Management Expectations.

Every classroom needs to be CHAMP prior to starting the lesson and for every transition. For example: Scholars enter room, prior to starting warm-up give CHAMPS expectation. As they transition from warm-up to direct instruction tell them what the CHAMPS expectations are. When they transition to Group or Independent Work, review what the CHAMPS expectation are. Redirect when they are not following the expectations.

Professional Learning Communities Schedule

Everyone is expected to attend their scheduled PLC meetings. Be on time and come prepared. The way we grow is through collaboration, planning and implementation.
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WJHS Instructional Playbook. These strategies are to be practiced in the classroom daily. We will have focused walk-throughs that look for these strategies from the playbook. Make sure you are running the plays to get a touchdown!

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This weeks focus should be: Data Walls

* Have Data Walls posted for CBA 1, 2, and 3. Work on data tracking charts for all scholars.

This week we will focus on classroom management. We can't effectively instruct if our classrooms are not conducive to learning. We must get our classrooms structured and have routines and procedures. I'm entering too many classes, where scholars are blurting out at teachers and there is not redirection, scholars are out of seats. You must CHAMP your classroom for every activity. If you need to spend a day reteaching behaviors, please do so.

Fundamental 5- Are the basic practices of quality instruction. Are you implementing the Fundamental 5 in your planning and instruction?

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Our Upcoming Events: November 29 - 12-3/2021:

Monday- Planning PLC's, please bring your YAG from TEKS Resource, Blue prints for CBA's and VAD from TEKS Resource/ Come prepared to plan, remember Differentiation assignment / A-TEAM Meeting/ WJHS Girls BB A&B Teams 7&8 vs. Royal away @ 5:00

Tuesday- ELAR Literacy Walks/Focused activities during advisory/ PLC w/ Instructional Coach, planning

Wednesday- Wednesday Admin PD PLC's-Contact HB4545 Parents for Accelerated Learning Plans / Jeans with a college shirt/ Faculty Meeting (Virtually)

Thursday- PLC- Data Talks from CBA 4/ WJHS Boys BB 7&8 vs Royal @ Home @ 5:00

Friday- TGIF!!! Log your 5 parent contacts by end of the week/ Wear Jeans with Spirit shirts/ PBIS Review/ 2 weeks left to Christmas Break!!!

December Monthly Reminders

T-TESS Evaluations

Early Dismissal Procedures

Grades for the 9 weeks ( at minimum: 3 Majors and 9 Non-Major)

RTI: Continue to monitor student growth, did they meet progress for end-of-semester expectations

HB4545 scholars. Are we logging their hours for required intervention for STAAR

Important Information:

* Remember to incorporate the Fundamental 5 into your daily planning and lesson presentation.

* Post and Review Learning Targets (We will statements) and Success Criteria (I will statements).

* Know and use the campus selected strategies from Instructional Playbook

* CHAMP your classroom and at each transition

* Make your 5 parent contacts a week. Hopefully more positive than negative.

* Be at duty station at 7:30- actively monitoring/ On time is before time

* Stand at doors during passing or exchange periods

* No Junior High scholars should be on High school side without a teacher escort.

* Take attendance every period.

* Scholars should not leave your classroom without signing out and without a pass.

* Post tutorial schedules outside of classroom in color. Admin will do checks this week.

Mask are not required but certainly encouraged for the safety of ALL! We are ALL In at WJHS!

Protect yourself and others from the Delta variant.

WJHS we are working for the success of ALL scholars and staff. We have a Great Team at WJHS. We are very resilient.

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Highlights from WJHS !! Week in Review

WJHS Weekly Highlights

Championing a scholar!!! Every Child needs a champion...

This week we are highlighting and tipping our hat off to Mrs. Susan Faas. Mrs. Faas does a lot to make WJHS an amazing experience for her scholars in her class and for others as well. Mrs. Faas is a tutor, makes frequent parent contacts and often advocates for our scholars. Mrs. Faas has stepped up and taken on an ELA class that needed a teacher. Mrs. Faas is the energy behind our FRED movement. Thank you Mrs. Faas for all you do for WJHS, it is greatly appreciated.

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JIgsaw Strategy: Great Differentiation

The Jigsaw Method
Blended Learning: Making it Work in Your Classroom
Differentiating Instruction: It's Not as Hard as You Think
Principal Kafele says, "You can't teach them if you don't know them!"
The Fundamental 5: The Power Zone
Anchor Charts: Management in the Active Classroom
Frequent, Small-Group, Purposeful Talk
Fundamental 5: Framing the Lesson
Teaching Procedures, Routines, and Rules During the First Week of School in Fourth Grade
Start With 'Why' - TED Talk from Simon Sinek
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CHAMPS - Classroom management program for teachers