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Friday, September 11, 2015
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Wednesdays and CCC

As a reminder, here are the dates for the eight Wednesdays when we have school until 3:15 p.m.


1st Semester

August 12, 2015: CCC at the beginning of the day. Follow 3:15 Bell Schedule.

September 16, 2015: CCC at the end of the day (45 min). Follow 2:30 Bell Schedule.

October 7, 2015: CCC at the beginning of the day. Follow 3:15 Bell Schedule.

October 21, 2015: CCC at the end of the day (45 min). Follow 2:30 Bell Schedule.

December 16, 2015:


2nd Semester

January 6, 2016: CCC at the end of the day (45 min). Follow 2:30 Bell Schedule.

February 10, 2016: CCC at the end of the day (45 min). Follow 2:30 Bell Schedule.

March 16, 2016: CCC at the end of the day (45 min). Follow 2:30 Bell Schedule.



Hub Printing

Just a reminder, please do not send students to the Hub Printing areas (Room 223 and Room 261) to retrieve copies of materials. This is due to confidentiality issues. Also, please be respectful of others by using Private Printing (for large projects) during your Plan Period or before or after school so that you can be there when the printing is completed.

For Your Information...


B.I.G. Meeting Information

The Building Improvement Group (B.I.G.) meets each month to discuss topic and issues that impact the entire Howell Middle community. Teachers, Support Staff, and parents are members of this committee. Feel free to attend any or all of the meetings.


Notes form each meeting will be send out following the monthly meeting. It is important to review those meeting notes as decisions are being made at B.I.G. that will impact the entire staff and our community.


Teachers with Schoology accounts: you have to go in and delete former students or they continue to see your updates. It clutters up their calendar and newsfeed with information they no longer need.


Bus Evacuations

Just an FYI, yearly bus evacuation drills will take place in the morning on Wednesday, October 7th at drop off. This should not impact the school day at all.


Committees List:

Character Committee

Patti Lee

Lindsay Weiss

Carol Jones

Cheryl Sellers

Jessica McConnell

Denise Korba

Lisa Davis

Michelle Richardson

Lynne Finnerty

Angela Flick


Climate Committee

Ted Huff

Cara Gibson

Karen Gniadek

Merrill Koenig

Lynne Finnerty

Jessica McConnell

Katie Durham


PDC Committee

Ted Huff

Deanna Moylan

Caitlin McGinley

Debbie Cobb

Melinda Brock

Jeff Bargielski

Anglia Wittmus


STAT (1 from each content)

Patti Lee

Penney Nieder

Carol Jones

Lynne Finnerty

Sheri Brinkmann

Holly Avis

Caitlin McGinley

David Craig

Angie Flick

Greg Proctor

Karen Adams


Academic Celebrations

Kirsteen James

Alyssa Dell Camera

Patty Sheets

Melinda Brock


Veterans Day Celebration

Kirsteen James

Merrill Koenig

Jeanine Wolf

Roxanne Puzzella

Angie Canul

John Andrews

Jenny Walch

Christy Bear

Tammy Coveney


Faculty Council

Kirsteen James

Ginny Lester

Kasey Brzycki

Melinda Brock

Julie Ptak

Melanie Hiemenz

Tammy Coveney


End of the Year Celebration Team

Patti Lee

Marushka Royse

Alyssa Dell Camera


Social Committee

Kirsteen James

Lindsay Weiss

Merrill Koenig

Lynne Finnerty

Mary Grau


Spelling Bee

Angie Wittmus

Annie Bernaix

Tara Richards


Technology committee

Patti Lee

Jeff Bargielski

Deanna Moylan

Merrill Koenig

Holly Avis

Julie Ragusky

Karen Zuber


Safety

Ted Huff

Patti Lee

Kirsteen James

Officer Ban

Lisa Stearns

Angie Canul

Toni Goeke

Jeff Bargielski

Patty Sheets

Becky Strickland

Sheri Brinkmann

Sue Solomon

Jeanine Wolf

Debbie Simmons

Angie Canul

Dee Moylan

Javier Lozano

Brian Richards

Dr. Pinkham

Doug Casler

John Locke

Randy Roy

Lynn Finnerty

Jessica McConnell

Greg Proctor

Ginny Lester

Penney Nieder

Lindsay Weiss

Brian Fisher

Mark Wuertenberg

Jason Hughes

Kevin Webb

Emma Newkirk

Roger Proctor


BIG

Ted Huff

Kirsteen James

Patti Lee

Annette Sieve

Lisa Stearns

Angie Canul

Merrill Koenig

Caitlin McGinley

Lisa Davis

Cheryl Sellers

Jessica McConnell

Important Information

CUES Reminder...

To keep this at the forefront of our work, here are the CUES the Admin team is monitoring on a weekly basis:

Communication of Information /Open Channels

United Administrative Team

Evidence of Academic Focus

Support& Visibility


CUES Survey

Dr. Lee sent our our Mid-Quarter CUES survey. Please complete this by next Tuesday, September 15th. The survey will close at the end of the school day on the 15th. This information will help us assess our goal progress. Thank you.


A visit with Ted...

Please contact Mrs. Goeke to set up a time to meet with Dr. Huff. This will be short 15 minute chat. Look at your calendar and see what dates and times work best for your schedule. We can meet before school, during plan, during lunch, or after school.

Guiding Questions:

1. How has the start of the year been for you (compared to last year)? Or, for your 1st year at FHMS, how has it started for you?

2. Your thoughts on "all students learning at high levels".

3. What can I do to help you this year? What supports do you need from me?


PTO Items

Have you asked yourself…How can I help PTO/PIT Fund Raise this year? There is a hassle-free way to fund raise, it is through Shoparoo. Follow these simple steps to start the fun.

· Download Shoparoo either through Google play or the App store

· Sign up and pick Francis Howell Middle School PTO

· Go shopping and then:

• Snap pictures of your receipts

• Every Receipt Counts

• Grocery Stores Clothing Stores

• Convenience Stores Hardware Stores

• Super Centers Pet Stores

• Dollar Stores etc….

• Drug Stores

• Earn cash for your school

• Shoparoo makes a donation for every receipt you submit

• Share with your friends

• There’s strength in numbers-the more supporters we have, the more we earn.

If you are competitive, you can compete with friends, colleagues and neighbors.


Evening Supervision

A few of you have asked for the events that you signed up for, so please see the link below and mark your calendars! As you can see, there are a few events that still need your support. A few teachers attend almost every event, so there names are not listed. Thank you for supporting your colleagues.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B73lEleL7DZvRnZQcEtPazNYZWM/view?usp=sharing


Family and Community Engagement (FACE)

We launched our Family and Community Engagement focus with our parent leadership teams this summer. So, PTO and PIT are the new FACE of Francis Howell Middle School. They will work together to further enrich our school community by helping us with funding and providing parent education and engagement opportunities throughout the school year.

Technology

Password Self Service Portal
The Technology Department has recently put together a Password Self Service Portal, that can be used while you are in the district. This portal should help reduce the amount of time our Help desk spends resetting passwords, and should also help you and your students get logged in more quickly in scenarios where passwords are forgotten. For instructions on how to register for the portal, click here

Curriculum

The update School Improvement Plan (SIP) will be sent out on MOoday via regular email. You can review the Achievement Goal, strategies, and action steps. We will review our first quarter progress at the October faculty meeting.

Instruction

Science Priority Standards


IN1A.6A / IN1A.7A / IN1A.8A

Inquiry (IN)

1.Science understanding is developed through the use of science process skills, scientific knowledge, scientific investigation, reasoning, and critical thinking

A

Scope and Sequence

Scientific inquiry includes the ability of students to formulate a testable question and explanation, and to select appropriate investigative methods in order to obtain evidence relevant to the explanation.

6A /7A/8A

Formulate testable questions and hypotheses.


IN1A. 6B / IN1A.7B / IN1A.8B

Inquiry (IN)

1.Science understanding is developed through the use of science process skills, scientific knowledge, scientific investigation, reasoning, and critical thinking

A

Scope and Sequence

Scientific inquiry includes the ability of students to formulate a testable question and explanation, and to select appropriate investigative methods in order to obtain evidence relevant to the explanation.

6B/7B/8B

Identify and describe the importance of the independent variable, dependent variables, control of constants, and multiple trials to the design of a valid experiment.


IN1A. 6C / IN1A.7C / IN1A.8C

Inquiry (IN)

1.Science understanding is developed through the use of science process skills, scientific knowledge, scientific investigation, reasoning, and critical thinking

A

Scope and Sequence

Scientific inquiry includes the ability of students to formulate a testable question and explanation, and to select appropriate investigative methods in order to obtain evidence relevant to the explanation.

6C /7C/8C

Design and conduct a valid experiment .

Assessment

SMART Goals and NEE goal setting.

Make sure you submit your SMART Goals and NEE goal setting summary forms to your evaluating administrator. NEE forms are due by the end of the quarter.

Birthdays

September

Birthdays


1 Stacey Thomas

4 Jason Kull

6 Debbie Cobb

10 Javier Lozano

11 Roger Procter

14 Karen Zuber

15 Sue Solomon

16 Scott Pinkham

17 Merrill Koenig

18 Annie Bernaix

22 Chris Miller



Upcoming Dates

September 11th: Kona Ice during lunches

September 16th: 3:15 Release day, 45 minute CCC at end of day

September 17th: Student Led Conferences, 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Meal provided by FACE.

September 18th: No school, PD District work at building level

September 22nd: Student Led Conferences, 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Meal provided by FACE.

September 30th: Faculty Meeting, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (CITW work)