Weekly Warrior

Volume 5 Issue 10 January 19th, 2016

Important Dates

Jan 20th-ACT/EOC & AP PLCs in library at 3:30
Jan 21st-Clubs--9:25 - 9:50--Students without a club remain in 1st block. Release from 1st block at 9:20.
Jan 21st-Introduction to CTE courses for 8th grade students for PLCS teachers @Southern Middle
Jan 25th-9 week RTI Reports Due to Department Chairs
Jan 27th-CCR, Credit Recovery, & Gap Closure PLCs in library at 3:30
March 3rd-Clubs--9:25 - 9:50--Students without a club remain in 1st block. Release from 1st block at 9:20.

Summer Kagan training dates have been set:
July 27th & 28th 8:30 - 3:45 for SWHS Teachers

CERT Scores

Our CERT test was completed by our junior students on December 15th. The statewide ACT date is March 1st, so students can work in the program in order to prepare. Students can login to their account at certforschools.com and view their results. The students will use their email as their username and either swhs or warriors as their password (ex. firstname.lastname@stu.pulaski.kyschools.us).

There are still a few students who need to make up the either all or parts of the test. If you have students in class who missed the mock ACT, you can allow them to take sections of the test online while your class is in a computer lab or they can choose to complete the sections at home. The online version of the test will time them on each section. They do not have to complete the entire test in one setting.

The Exam Room tab allows students to go back and look specifically at their responses along with a video explanation of the question and how to answer correctly question by question. Students just need to click on the % in order to begin reviewing the questions. They should use the Feedback column to mark the question with a check (meaning they would get this correct the next time they have a similar question/concept) or an x (meaning they still feel they would get this question wrong). CERT will give students an adjusted feedback score after reviewing the questions. This can help students to realize that it might only take getting 4-5 more questions correct to raise their score. The Study Hall tab allows students to review based on specific topics, and allows them to see which questions related to that topic.

As we approach March 1st, please think about how you would like to incorporate CERT into your classroom. If you would like to monitor their time inside the program or the percentage of the review that has been completed, there are reports inside CERT that can be run as long as you have your students in a group.

Below is a chart that shows the % of junior students that met benchmark on both our August and our December CERT test:

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Self-Assessment Survey

It is time to take our annual self-assessment (SAS) survey for our PBIS program. We use this data to assess the effectiveness of our school's behavior support system and its implementation. These results are summarized and analyzed for annual action planning, internal decision making, staff awareness, and PBIS team validation.

All staff is encouraged to participate in this survey as a way to gain information on our program. We are hoping for 100% staff participation. The survey is completely anonymous, and should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. I, as well as others, will be sending regular reminders to staff to complete the survey as soon as possible. Please have the survey complete by the end of the day on Friday, January 22nd.

All that you have to do is click on the link below; it will take you directly to the survey. If you have any questions about some of the verbiage of the questions or aren't sure if we implement a particular concept, feel free to contact Chelsea Gomez. Several people work diligently to make this program a success, and we would like to hear your feedback. Thank you in advance for your time.


Success With Higher Standards

Southwestern High School will strive to graduate every student college/career ready and prepared for the 21st century.