Armstrong High School Weekly Update

Week Of September 8, 2015 to September 11, 2015 (Wk1)

"Membership Has Its Privileges - Building A Strong Foundation”


  • Lesson Plans are non-negotiable – Lesson plans must be submitted weekly using the new RPS format – UBD model – Lesson plans are a clear picture of Teaching and Learning opportunities in your class
  • Reminder to all teachers - please ensure that you are using your Daily Attendance Logs to keep documentation of your back up attendance. More Logs are available at your request.
  • Don't forget to return to Mrs. Murray your daily inspirational thought to be read over the announcements. Feel free to submit multiple thoughts of inspiration!
  • NEW Announcement Form! All announcements must be submitted electronically. Click on the link above. Announcements must be submitted the day before they are expected to be read.
  • Implementation of the 5-5-5 Parent Call Log has begun – Please see Mrs. Carter if you need additional information


Attendance

Attendance will start 1st DAY! Remember to only use the attendance on the home page of ASPEN. Mark students absent who are not present the 1st day. The system will turn them into NO Shows.

Teachers are reminded that Daily Attendance is to be taken in ASPEN within the first 15 minutes of class each period. Usage of the Daily Attendance Logs is not an option, it is mandated per the Code of Virginia - § 22.1-259.


ATTENDANCE INCENTIVE


To ensure we get the most benefit out of this initiative, please keep in mind the following reminders:


  • Tickets are to be handed out only to those students who have arrived to their first period of the day on time.
  • Do not give out tickets for any other reason. This is strictly an attendance incentive, behavior/academic rewards can be done separately at the teacher’s discretion.
  • Do not allow students to leave class to deposit attendance tickets, they should only be deposited during hall passing.
  • Please remind students to write their names on the back of each ticket. (yes, some will still forget, we know..)


Like any system, consistency and continuity are key. It's important that we have 100% compliance on this. If you have a 1st or 2nd period class, please participate fully, anything less will greatly reduce the effectiveness of this program.


If you need more tickets (or never received them in the first place) please let Mr. Carvalhaes know ASAP.


Security Reminders


  • All staff must wear their RPS ID at all times
  • Always lock up all personal items
  • DO NOT give studentsbuilding keys for any reason.
  • DO NOT open doors for staff. Side entrance will be locked by 8 AM each day. After 8 AM only use the front door entrance.
  • Restricted Movement means Restricted Movement! No one is to move when a Restricted Movement Notice has been given. Students nor staff are permitted to be in the hall way. It is for your safety!
  • DO NOT purchase snacks for students out of the vending machines. The Vending Machines in room 118 have been relocated to teacher work room.
  • DO NOT block a door if a students is trying to leave. Dial 501 to alert security.
  • DO NOT encourage students to leave you room. If you need a student removed, alert security.
  • DO NOT deny students entrance into class if they are late.
  • Please place notification on your door if you are relocating your classroom.
  • Follow the 30/30 rule, always!
  • Remember NO lunch starts at the bell!



Strengthening the Craft of Teaching and Learning


English


VDOE English SOL Resources


VDOE EOC Reading Spring 2014 Student Performance Analysis


VDOE EOC Reading Spring 2013 Student Performance Analysis


Text Dependent Questions: Sample Question Starters


Prompts for Text Dependent Questions



Science


VDOE Science Spring 2014 Instructional Guidance based on Student Performance


VDOE Earth Science Spring 2013 Student Performance Analysis with Instr. Guidance


VDOE Biology Spring 2013 Student Performance Analysis with Instructional Guidance


VDOE Chemistry Spring 2013 Student Performance Analysis with Instructional Guidance



Math


VDOE Algebra I Spring 2014 Student Performance Analysis


VDOE Geometry Spring 2014 Student Performance Analysis


VDOE Algebra II Spring 2014 Student Performance Analysis



History


VDOE North America Geographic Regions


VDOE Virginia Geographic Regions with Counties


VDOE Virginia Geographic Regions of Virginia Outline


VDOE CTE Career Clusters

"100 and 80" days to make a difference in the lives of our students"

Monday - September 7, 2015


No School


Tuesday September 8, 2015


7:35a - 7:55a : Breakfast


8:00a - 8:35a : Homeroom


8:40a - 10:10a : 2nd Period - 01(EVEN)


10:15a - 11:25a : 4th Period - 02(EVEN)



  • listen for an announcement for RTC (Richmond Technical Center) to release students for lunch and departure



11:30a - 1:20p : 6th Period - 03(EVEN)


LUNCH A - 1st Floor 11:50a-12:20p

LUNCH B - 2nd Floor 12:50p-1:20p


1:25p - 2:45p : 8th Period - 04(EVEN)


2:45p -- Student Dismissal


All staff to assist with dismissal - outside


3:00pm - Faculty Temperature Check - Location: Room 211


Wildcat Volleyball hosts Huguenot. Boys play at 6:00 p.m.and Girls play at 7:00 p.m.


Wednesday September 9, 2015


7:35a - 7:55a : Breakfast


8:00a - 8:35a : Homeroom - Grade 9 assembly - Homeroom teachers will escort 9th grade students to the auditorium - listen for an announcement


8:40a - 10:10a : 1st Period - 01(ODD)


10:15a - 11:25a : 3rd Period - 02(ODD)


  • listen for the announcement for RTC (Richmond Technical Center) to release students for lunch and departure

11:30a - 1:20p : 5th Period - 03(ODD)


LUNCH A - 1st Floor 11:50a-12:20p

LUNCH B - 2nd Floor 12:50p-1:20p


1:25p - 2:45p :7th Period - 04(ODD)


2:45p -- Student Dismissal


All staff to assist with dismissal - outside


Wildcat Cross Country runs in the Collegiate Invitational at 5:00 p.m.


Thursday September 10, 2015


Grade 10 assembly - Homeroom teachers will escort students to the auditorium - listen for an announcement


7:35a - 7:55a : Breakfast


8:00a - 8:35a : Homeroom


8:40a - 10:10a : 2nd Period - 01(EVEN)


10:15a - 11:25a : 4th Period - 02(EVEN)


  • listen for an announcement for RTC (Richmond Technical Center) to release students for lunch and departure


11:30a - 1:20p : 6th Period - 03(EVEN)


LUNCH A - 1st Floor 11:50a-12:20p

LUNCH B - 2nd Floor 12:50p-1:20p


1:25p - 2:45p : 8th Period - 04(EVEN)


2:45p -- Student Dismissal


All staff to assist with dismissal - outside


3:00pm - Faculty Temperature Check - Location: Room 211


Wildcat Volleyball hosts Huguenot. Boys play at 6:00 p.m.and Girls play at 7:00 p.m.


All staff to assist with dismissal - outside


Wildcat Volleyball hosts Hanover. Boys start at 6:00 p.m.and Girls play at 7:00 p.m.



Friday September 11, 2015


Grade 11 & 12 assembly - Homeroom teachers will escort students to the auditorium - listen for an announcement


7:35a - 7:55a : Breakfast


8:00a - 8:35a : Homeroom


8:40a - 10:10a : 1st Period - 01(ODD)


10:15a - 11:25a : 3rd Period - 02(ODD)


  • listen for the announcement for RTC (Richmond Technical Center) to release students for lunch and departure

11:30a - 1:20p : 5th Period - 03(ODD)


LUNCH A - 1st Floor 11:50a-12:20p

LUNCH B - 2nd Floor 12:50p-1:20p


1:25p - 2:45p :7th Period - 04(ODD)


2:45p -- Student Dismissal


All staff to assist with dismissal - outside


Saturday - September 12, 2015


Wildcat Varsity Football game vs. John Marshall High School - 1:00 p.m. - @ JM


Wildcat Cross Country runs at the Newport News Invitational at 11:30 a.m.

Questions, Comments, Concerns? Please email me at your earliest convenience.


As always, thank you for all of your hard work and for continuing to Inspire Excellence for all of our students!

Concerns and Updates


  • Are your lesson plans updated and outside of your door?
  • Lesson Planning Training – please sign up for additional support
  • Please be mindful of the students that rotate out of your class with or without a pass. All students must be given a pass to exit your classroom. Hall walkers should not be given an exit ticket out of your room.
  • It is imperative that the Faculty and Staff adhere to all due dates and meeting times.
  • Make sure student attendance is taken in every class.
  • Please make sure you are honoring the 30/30 time frame.
  • All teachers are expected to stand at their door during the change of class.
  • Please encourage students to move along quickly. We all must communicate the same message to these young people.
  • Thank you for all of your hard work!
September/October Quick Glance Due Dates

Google Document showing Sept/Oct Due Dates. **Note - you must be logged into your @richmond.k12.va.us account to have view privileges**

AHS Faculty Week1 ToDo List

A list formatted with reminders of the first week's due items.

Daily Announcement Form

Want to submit a Daily Announcement? Click this button! Requests must be submitted a day in advance.

Google Docs Blank Lesson Plan Template

If you are completing your lesson plans in Google Docs, this is the Google Doc to make a copy of and edit. Don't forget to rename the file to reflect your name and subject!

Microsoft Word Doc Blank Lesson Plan Template

If you are completing your lesson plans in Microsoft Word, this the the Word Doc to download and edit. Don't forget to rename the file to reflect your name and subject!

Lesson Plan Guided Notes

A quick reference for the lesson plan format.

5-5-5 Parent Call Logs

Due every Friday to document parent contact. 5 minute calls for 5 students every 5 days.

Common Planning Meeting Agenda Notes Template

Due every Friday to document weekly common planning meetings.

ASPEN HOW TO: Access Your Students' SOL Scores

AHS Quick Glance Document to assist in finding your students' previous SOL scores. Use this to ascertain their background knowledge to better assist them to succeed!

Article: Building Capacity

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