The FRIDAY Review

January 17, 2020

From Mrs. Lewis...


  • FRIDAY REVIEW READ - Reading Friday Review each week is an expectation.
  • ON YOUR FEET - TEACHERS SHOULD BE UP AND CIRCULATING WHILE DELIVERING INSTRUCTION.
  • THANK YOU - Please know Ms. Francis, Mrs. April Chavis and Ms. Geraldine McNeill will be providing instruction for Mr. Armstrong's class. Ms. McLean will still remain the substitute.
  • Coming soon...All in Learning for our Math teachers. Mr. Casey, Ms. Chevalier and Mrs. Houston are our contacts for this program.
  • Vocab.com - coming soon!
  • USING LEARNING FOCUSED ELEMENTS - Be reminded that your EQ, word wall, and anchor chart should be referenced and used in your instruction. This is an expectation.
  • SMART LUNCH THIS WEEK - Thursday, January 23rd - All students should report. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1PmXZLGvTYelRkO-Oqs8RS2l-DocdSUf1Mu_zQmvpKME/edit?usp=sharing
  • NEW 2020 - W4 Form Q and A https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/faqs-on-the-2020-form-w-4
  • Spread the word - Parents must show their picture ID when checking out their child.
  • CHROMEBOOKS - Teachers....anytime you find a chromebook/charger lying around unexplained (no name or identifying marks) please return to the Media Center so Ms. Harris can scan to find correct owner. She can also make new name tags for any student who has lost/misplaced theirs.
  • FEB 21 - REQUIRED DISTRICT PD - Please do not ask to be off or schedule appts as this is a required district PD day!!!
  • ATTENDANCE LETTERS - Ms. Lynette will be placing 3, 6, and 10 day attendance letters in your boxes. PLEASE ENSURE THESE ARE GIVEN TO STUDENTS IMMEDIATELY. For students with severe attendance issues, these letters serve as documentation for court proceedings.
  • EMPTY CANS - Ms. Harris is in need of 16 oz tin cans for the play. As you are cooking, please save these for her!
  • Dental Forms - Teachers, please turn in all dental forms to the school nurse ASAP.
  • Student Support Smore(January) - https://www.smore.com/fapz5-support-services-411-january-2020
  • March 25th - Save the Date SCS Employee Health Fair, 8 - 11am.
  • Clubs - Clubs will begin on February 13th. They will be held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 2:50pm. More details to come from Mr. Smith.

  • Sunshine Calendar Events - Wed. Wear jeans and your favorite sports shirt.; Friday, Jeans and spirit shirt.

  • Soup Collection (Sharyl Gross) - SHMS Jr. Beta Club will be collecting canned foods until Feb. 2 to support the "Souper Bowl of Caring"! Students and staff who bring in canned foods will be added to the "Hall of Fame" wall in the front lobby! All items donated will be given to those in our community who are in need! Cans will be collected by Jr. Beta students in the school lobby.

  • Awards - Feb. 6th (Invitations will go home with report cards.) Be ready to nominate students for Spartan Awards.

  • DOOR LOCKS - Maintenance workers will be working on key locks on all doors in the building this week. (Classroom and outside doors)

  • CHEERLEADERS - Cheerleaders are to report on the 2nd bell to Mrs. Williams' room for study hall. (Thank you, Mrs. Williams, for volunteering your time.)

  • SNOWBALL DANCE - cANCELLED - New date soon!

  • PARENT CALL - Be sure to call the parent of any student that is written up on the day the referral is submitted. Don't forget to call when a cell phone has been confiscated, as well. Thanks!


REMINDERS FROM LAST WEEK

  • NON-NEGOTIABLES - (teach on your feet unless you are conducting small group instruction, cell phones away while students are in your care, while on duty and/or during professional meetings, Praise in public - reprimand in private, SHMS is a no yell zone, students should be supervised at ALL times, the Friday Review and all emails will be read in a timely manner)

From Mrs. Tippett

Testing

  1. Duty assignments change on Wednesday, January 22. Please be at your designated location on time each morning and afternoon. You are responsible for finding someone to fill in when you are out. Thank you.
  2. Thank you for a great week of testing! We ended with 4 irregularities and 0 misadministrations.
  3. The testing window ended on Friday, January 17. Please do not review the NC Check-Ins.
  4. ALL test administrators and proctors need to turn in their books and folders to me by Friday, January 24.


    Sports

    • 7th, 8th & elective teachers------Please open the athletics spreadsheet below to view game dates & dismissal times for our athletes. You may want to print out a copy so you will know when to send athletes to the gym at the designated time. Please see me or the coach if you have any questions.


    Safety

    • Please ensure that safety procedures and information are included in all substitute plans.

    From ESTELLA JOHNSON


    Due to an Optional Workday, We will have PLCs on Thursday, January 23, 2020.


    During PLCs, we discussed Vocabulary and it's utilization in class. Hopefully, you were able to add tools to your toolbox for vocabulary instruction. When we meet next, please have a Vocabulary Strategy to share. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Xj5lisy75kztweXyvNidtrx_1paw-B51E00F6jdijh4/edit?usp=sharing


    If you have not done so, sign up for http://vocab.com/try/3wrk4wq If you have already done so, click on the link. It'll just update your account. Nothing will change.


    As a school, we have several resources. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RRMUB9v-jrbgkV0ppHJxgWh33oMx8PHQRvFITmrTwAI/edit Please be sure you are utilizing these resources, when planning.


    As discussed at the last PLC, Benchmark and Checkin Data are due on January 28, 2020.


    Many teachers have not used NewsELA. Please be reminded, there is a school expectation that all Core Teachers (except Math) incorporate Passages in their instruction. Teachers should be reviewing text structures in this process. NewsELA was purchased to assist with finding passages. If you have not signed your students up, please do so ASAP. https://newsela.com/join/#/school/67484 Use your @scsnc.org account to sign up.


    Please update your lesson plans in the correct folder. Plans should include 2 HOT questions per learning activity and Extended Passages.


    This month the Instructional Foci are Vocabulary and Higher Order Thinking Questions (HOT). Be reminded it is a focus for Walkthroughs along with rigor (alignment, assignments, writing, and questioning) and engagement (movement, summarizer, writing). The teachers chosen for next week are Bream, Theel and A. Chavis


    Please give feedback concerning SS standards by January 31st - https://sites.google.com/dpi.nc.gov/social-studies/standards/public-review-draft-1


    As always, I am here for anyone who needs me. EJ

    Upcoming Dates

    • January 20 - Holiday (Martin Luther King)

    • January 21 - Teacher Workday

    • January 22- Morning/Afternoon Duty Change

    • January 22 - BB Game at Ellerbee / Wrestling at Sandy Grove
    • January 23 - BB Game at Home
    • January 24 - TLC
    • January 28 - 6th Band Concert 6pm
    • January 29- Report Cards go home (Invitations for Awards Program go Home)
    • January 27- SIT meeting
    • January 31- TLC
    • February 21 - Required District PD Day

    Friday Review information is due to Pam Lewis by Thursdays at 4:00pm at plewis@scotland.k12.nc.us