October 5, 2015
Nicole Finley, TOTY
Excellent Collaboration of Digital Tools!
eClass and Gradual Release Implementation!
Professional Learning Day: October 12th
GTES: Formative Assessments
Relay for Life
Grade Level on October 8th
We have the GTES student surveys which are GCPS and Student Health Surveys from the GaDOE. We are required to have 75% participation of our students.
Our parents are completing a GCPS parent survey and a GaDOE school climate survey. Please include this link in your communication with parents: http://apps.gadoe.org/schoolclimate/parents.nsf/Survey.xsp
Parents can complete the RBES survey in the front office or through their parent portal account.
Safe Trick or Treat
Please consider donating a bag of candy to support this event. The grade level offices will have one of the big yellow testing totes labeled for your donations. I will bring the items to CGHS on Tuesday, October 27th.
GCPS online news
Please use the link below to access the Gwinnett Communique! This is an online resource that shares events, happenings, and celebrations across our school district. You can bookmark the link, as information is always being updated.
GCPS Foundation Innovative Learning Grants
The submission period for GCSP Foundation Innovative Learning Grants for local schools and district departments is now open through the end of the October. The application is available online at www.gcps-foundation.org (icon on left side of homepage).
Winners will be recognized on December 8, 2015 at a Foundation gathering hosted by Primerica. A representative must be present to accept the check.
GCPS Foundation Holiday Reception and Grant Presentation
Hosted by Primerica
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Homebased Teachers Needed
If you are interested in providing contract Homebased services to GCPS students after regular school hours, you must attend a training session. Teachers who have provided Homebased instruction in the past must attend a session also. Two sessions will be taught to accommodate most work schedules. Please bring a copy of your current teaching certificate to the training if we do not have a current certificate on file. No other registration is required. This is the last training for this school year. A recommendation from your administrative staff is encouraged. All sessions will be held at Oakland Meadow, 590 Old Snellville Hwy. Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Thursday, October 15, 2015 ___ Session 1 3:00 - 4:30 PM
___ Session 2 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Homebased Dept./Oakland Meadow School
Jackie Okolo, Lead Facilitator
Sue Mitchell, Facilitator
Renee O'Connor, Facilitator
FAX # 678-226-7648
Looking for the following items for our dedication
- FIshing line
- Tree branches
- Silk plants/greenery
- Cake Pedestals
- Cookie platters
- Gold serve ware
- steamer for table cloths
- Cup Cake Tiers
- Clear drink dispensers
Please make sure to label your items for easy return. We would like to begin collecting all these items, so we know what needs to be purchased. You can drop off in the counseling/principal office area. Thank you!
Jordan MS Dedication
Vision Cohort 7: Great Opportunity!!!
The Offices of LA , MA, and SC are partnering to offer professional development that promotes a workshop model classroom and encourages cross curricular reading and writing. Our learning topics this year include the Gradual Release of Responsibility, the craft of reading and writing, and learning through inquiry. Middle and high classes will have a language arts and science literacy focus; Participants with at least 80% attendance will earn two PLUs; participants with 100% attendance will receive copies of all professional and mentor texts used in their grade level class during the Vision sessions.
What: Vision Cohort 7
When: 8:00 - 12:00 on the following Saturdays: Oct. 24, Nov. 14, Dec. 5, Jan. 9, and Jan. 30.
Where: Peachtree Ridge High School
Participants must register in the PD&E tool no later than October 9. Participants should register for the section number appropriate to their grade levels.
6th gr- #21389
7th gr- #21390
8th gr- #21391
9th/10th gr- #21392
Saturday School & Monday Detention
First Quarter Celebration
eSPLOST: November 3, 2015
Box Tops for Education
Revised Professional Learning Calendar
10/6: Parent Meeting for Dance Team @ 5:30 PM in Cafe
10/6 - 10/16: 7:00 AM Boys' Basketball Tryouts, 8:15 AM Honor Chorus Rehearsal, 4:15 PM Girls' Basketball Tryouts
10/8: ELL & SWD Team Meeting @ 8:15 AM, Grade Level meeting during planning, required for everyone (medical training)
10/9: iTalks @ 8:15 AM10/12: Professional Learning Day (agenda will be posted on training page)
10/13- 10/23: Interims Online (see schedule)
10/16: 8th Grade Career Expo
10/19 - 10/23: 8th Grade ITBS Online Testing, Bus Driver Appreciation Week, Teen Read Week
10/21 - 10/23: 6th Grade BizTown Junior Achievement (see schedule)
10/23: iTalks @ 8:15 AM
10/24: Peer Leadership Conference
10/23 - 10/30: Red Ribbon Week (schedule of events on training page)
10/26: 8th Grade Finance Park (see schedule)
10/27 - 10/30: WOW Day Planning (Working on the Work in curriculum teams) need sub plans for your assigned day (LA, MA, SC, SS order of days)
10/29: Grades updated by 8:00 PM
10/30: Progress Reports (12 Weeks) go home (print AM Friday), Honor Chorus Performance (see student list)
Team Recognition Program
Begin thinking about who you would like to recognize in September!
Each month, we will recognize team members who exhibit the pillars of Jordan MS: Community, Leadership, and Excellence! Teams can submit up to three names each month. Please include a brief narrative describing how the team member exemplified community, leadership, or excellence. We will celebrate during our vertical team meetings on Fridays!