A Note from the Principal's Desk

Week of September 28, 2015

Staff Recognition

Thanks Coach Stinson for your work as Athletic Director. You ensure that our student athletes and coaches have what they need to be successful! #2185PRIDE


Kudos to Ms. Richter, Mr. Epps, Ms. Pitts and Ms. Watkins for getting student IDs out.

Week at A Glance



9/28/15

1. Grade Level Meetings during planning

Attendance Talks - Who's been absent? Make calls after 2 absences.

2. Literacy Planning for Enrichment


Leadership Team Meeting after school



9/29/15

Social Studies & Science PLC

1) Data Teams Process

2) Identify students who score at mastery, near mastery, and remediation.

3) Lesson Planning- Modify/ Adjust Curriculum/Instructional Strategies, and Create Assessments for students needing enrichment, extension and remediation.


*Mastery Connect Video Shoot

*Softball v. Pike at Home


9/30/15


*2:15 - 3:00 Mastery Connect Video Shoot

*Early Release Day

*Away Football against Pike

*Softball @ Rehoboth


10/1/15

Math & ELA PLC

1) Data Teams Process

2) Identify students who score at mastery, near mastery, and remediation.

3) Lesson Planning- Modify/ Adjust Curriculum/Instructional Strategies, and Create Assessments for students needing enrichment, extension and remediation.



10/2/15

RTI Meetings during planning

GSCS Honor Chorus

Early Release Schedule

Schedule for Early Release Day (September 30, 2015)

1st period8:30-9:10

2nd period9:10-9:50

3rd period9:50-10:30

4th period10:30-11:30

5th period11:30-12:15

6th period12:15-1:00

7th period1:00-2:00

Lunch Schedule

6th Grade10:30-10:50

7th Grade11:10-11:30*Will eat lunch w/Connections teacher

8th Grade10:50-11:10

Re Teaching

Re-teaching is an essential part of instruction that promotes student learning and motivation. Teachers should continuously monitor the progress of students to make sure the concepts and skills are mastered. When teachers identify students who have not understood the concepts presented, either by formal or informal assessments, they should then select re-teaching activities that present the content in a new or different way.


When re-teaching is needed, teachers should:

1) deconstruct the standard by breaking it down into progressive learning targets

2) understand exactly where the student currently is on that progression

3) know what steps are needed next for that student to continue toward meeting the grade level standards

4) clearly communicate the learning targets in student-friendly terms with the student

5) encourage the student to set goals for themselves as they are learning to develop self-efficacy.


After re-teaching occurs, re-assessment opportunities should be offered for the student to demonstrate their learning and understanding. Re-assessments may be different from the original assessments to provide students different ways to demonstrate their understanding (i.e., oral explanations, graphic organizers, pictures, etc).

Reteach and Enrich: How to Make Time for Every Student

End of the Grading Period is October 5, 2015

Review your grades and make sure they reflect student learning vs. compliance.

Make contact with parents if students are not making adequate progress.