Hello...it's me... I saw the video of the teacher dance! So fun! The kids looked like they had a great time.
I learned a bunch in Texas and was reminded of the important reasons why I do the work that I do. Our attitudes and the culture of learning that we create as educators makes all of the difference in the levels of achievement in our students. Every student should be held to high standards for learning. They will only succeed as far as you expect them to, so set the bar high!
Me and Levar Burton... Reading Rainbow!
Culturally Responsive Teaching
Did You Know? Please Read.
We will spend a bit of time at the staff meeting on February 9th discussing this.
Learning Teams Tuesday 3:15pm
Meet in the library for the first 10 minutes for a message from Toni! Please let me know where your team will be meeting afterward if you are not staying in the library. I would like to stop by to support your progress. Thank you.
Smarter Balanced Testing Grades 3-8
At their December Business Meeting, the School Board approved the following updates to the Strategic Plan language:
District Goal: WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.
WE Expect Excellence
WE Teach students knowledge and skills for our evolving world.
WE seek, support, and recognize world-class employees.
WE engage students with a variety of relevant and challenging learning experiences.
WE create learning environments that promote student achievement.
WE Embrace Equity
WE build honest, safe, and inclusive relationships with our diverse students and their families.
WE provide needed support so that every student succeeds.
WE work and learn in terms to understand student needs and improve learning outcomes.
- WE partner with our community to educate and serve students.
ELPA21 Kindergarten and Grade 1
Receipt of Paper Testing Materials
All Kindergarten and 1st Grade English Learners participating in ELPA21 are required to complete a paper writing section of the assessment. The ELPA21 paper-pencil writing forms will be delivered to STCs by the end of January.
Grade 2 and Grade 4
The Testing material is in your boxes!
Synergy Open Lab—Middle School
The purpose of these help sessions is to provide an open lab setting with several Synergy trainers from your building and
Teaching & Learning staff to answer questions and troubleshoot issues/concerns that have come up so far in use of the
Standards-based grade book. These are optional sessions, and will be paid at sub rate.
* January 19 from 4-5:30pm at Cedar Park Middle School
* March 8 from 4-5:30pm at Mt. View Middle School Room
* April 21 from 4-5:30pm at Stoller Middle School Room TBD
* June 1 from 4-5:30pm at Highland Park Middle School