Week-At-A-Glance Jan. 11- 15

The Minnie Howard Campus of TC Williams HS

Every student succeeds!

An Educator's Quote for the Week

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Titan-of-the-Week & Minnie Howie Roaming Gnome Award

Titan of the Week:

Mr. Clark Richardson is the Titans of the Week. Thank you for showing your school spirit Mr. Richardson and continuing that spirit into 2016!!!!! :)

The Titan of the Week Premium Parking Spot is yours Mr. Richardson for the week :)

How can you get the Titan of the Week Upper Lot Award? It is easy! Just wear Titan Gear or college wear on Fridays and your name will be entered into a drawing that morning. Each week in Ms Wood's Week-At-Glance the next week's winner will be announced.


Minnie Howie the Roaming Gnome Award

Minnie Howie has been passed from Ms. Gross to Ms. Muse and from Ms. Muse to Ms. Moody!!!!

Ms. Muse stated,

Ms. Moody has been a paraprofessional for over 30 years at Minnie Howard and during that time has assisted teachers in every department. I have especially observed Ms. Moody's overall professionalism and the relationships she has made with students over the years. Whether she is co-teaching , assisting students with testing,homework or other projects. Ms. Moody is a creative, knowledgeable and caring team player who is a great example of our slogan: "We are one and as one we work together"

Congratulations Ms. Moody!! Minnie Howard appreciates all of the years of hard work and support of our students! :)

Brought to you by Titans Succeed / Renaissance Committee in appreciation of all that you do to make this a great place to work and learn.

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Jan. 5-22: Benchmark Assessment

This year, ACPS will be implementing a Benchmark Assessment process designed to help school staffs monitor students’ progress toward SOL proficiency. Benchmark Assessments will be administered in all SOL-tested courses from January 5-22, 2016. Contact your department chair for more information.

Jan. 11-15: Winter Spirit Week 2016

Please help support the Winter Spirit Week 2016 by participating in the following dress up days...

Monday ,January 11:

Mix-‘N-Match Monday Wear your wackiest outfit, mix colors and patterns

Tuesday, January 12:

The Culture Within Wear clothes to represent your culture and heritage; please be appropriate and respectful Wednesday January 13 On

Wednesday, January 13:

Wear Pink!!! Wear all the pink you have, and also, wear a hat for a dollar, the money will go towards Breast Cancer research

Thursday, January 14:

Character Day Dress up as your favorite character from movies, books, or TV Shows

Friday January 15:

FIRED UP FRIDAY Wear your class colors! 9th Black, 10th White, 11th Blue, 12th Red

Pep Rally Friday... 9th grade students will walk to the King Street Campus for the end of week pep rally.

Saturday, January 16:

Winter Formal

**Each day there will be lunch time games for students to play, please see Mr. Schaperjahn to sign-up to support the lunch games.

Thank you!

Jan. 11th: Faculty Mtg.

@ 3:30pm in the MH Media Center

Jan. 12th: Alg. 1 Expedited Retakes

Tuesday, January 12th, there will be students taking the expedite SOL for Alg I.

Sent via email are two list with the students who will be testing (one list is by alpha order and the other is ordered by first block teacher). Please check the lists to see if you have any students taking this test. First block teachers - please send these students to the media center at 8:50 on Tuesday morning (Jan. 12th). Students will miss multiple blocks but will be given a pass to class when they have finished.

Jan. 13th: MH ILT Mtg.

@ 3:30pm in Rm. 120

If you have any ILT agenda items, please email them to the administrative team.

The School Store has Permanent Hours!!!!

The school store will be open Tuesday and Thursday mornings (8:00-8:25) moving forward. We have new items in stock, including Water Bottles (CamelBak) for $15. Additionally there are: Sweatshirts, Quarter Zips, Athletic Shorts, Baseball Tee's, Hats, Bags, Blankets, Athletic Wick T-Shirts and more!

Easy holiday shopping. Students can begin buying Tuesday, so make sure to place your order Tuesday because stock runs out. All orders will be ready by the next open day of the store, payment due upon pickup.

Students Survey Window is Now Open

The student survey window is now open from:

December 14, 2015 through January 15, 2016.

You can find the surveys in English, Spanish and Amharic as well as the survey summary on Blackboard > ACPS Resources >Human Resources > Employee Evaluation Growth and Assessment > Teacher Growth and Assessment System Teachers' Tools > Student Surveys.

Survey can be done on Google Forms, please see Mrs. Hillery's email for details.

Summary of survey is due to your evaluator by January 31, 2016 via TalentEd.

Data Chats for January: Administrative Teacher Mtgs.

Based on our November Data Chats, the Administrative Team will be scheduling follow-up meetings with teachers in each department to better understand and support each department's goal of student growth and achievement. The mtgs. will be the start of our mid-year evaluation process and may go into the month of January.

Please make sure you get all of your 1st quarter data in to the Administrative Team if you have not done so already.

Thank you :)

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Monthly Fire Drills

The monthly fire drills will be random. The team will no longer announce fire drills to ensure we are practicing what needs to happen in the event of a real emergency.

Please remember the following during each drill...
  • Please make sure you instruct all of you classes on the procedures and etiquette for fire drills.

  • Please remember to lead your class out of the room for the fire drill. Once the

    alarm sounds, give quick and concise instructions, name a student to close the door and lead students to the field.

  • Upon re-entry of the building, instruct students to go directly to the class of origin regardless of time and change of periods (attendance should be taken when the entire class has returned to the classroom). In the event of a period change during a drill or an actual emergency, the administrative team will release students via the PA to their next class.

  • Attendance must be taken before, during and after drills and/or emergency situations to ensure all students whereabouts and safety.

We are ONE and as ONE we work together!