Wildcat Weekly

Week of January 16

THE BIG 4: Targets for 2017-2018

  • Instructional Technology
  • Personalized Learning
  • Progress Monitoring
  • Making Connections
CATapult January PD Calendar

Registration links now available

CONNECTIONS THIS WEEK

Important Dates This Week:

DPT MEETINGS WEEK

See Mr. Smith's emails about textbook distribution in semester classes

1/17- Connections Class and Class Meetings (Mr. Imperati will send information about meetings

1/17- REFRESH

1/17- Vision Meeting will be rescheduled to accommodate more participants

1/18- Fire Drill 1st Period

1/19- Morning Activity Schedule for Spirit Week Pep Rally- AMERICA DAY

1/19- All teacher recommendations due to McRae

Connections Plans

9th, 11th, and 12th- Mr. Imperati will be sending information about class meetings.


10th Grade Connections Classes- PSAT Interpretation

Return scores and show the following videos:



https://youtu.be/5i-bOhSzyig


https://youtu.be/AlveV0131Cw



PSAT information from Ms. Caldewell (Thank you):



A few bullet points:

The test is made for juniors to take during fall of their junior year in order to prepare for the SAT that they are supposed to take in the spring of junior year. Our county chooses to give the Junior PSAT to the sophomores.


Also, because of this, please let the kids know that they are being compared to JUNIORS nationwide as far as any percentiles on their score sheet.


Lastly, there is a lot of algebra 2 on the PSAT and most sophomores have not had that class yet so.....again, tell them not to worry!


The MOST IMPORTANT thing for them to know is that on the front of their score report, there is a website and a personal access code for them to go in and look at their test scores in MORE detail.


Let them know that the answers are on the back of the form and they are getting back the actual book they used on test day so they can even look back at the questions comparing to their answers.


PLEASE tell them not to over worry about these scores as no one sees them except them...and us.


We will be doing IGP's with sophomores in February so if they have specific questions, please have them ask their counselor at their IGP.


YOU MIGHT NOTICE THAT SOME OF THEIR NAMES ARE WRONG ON THEIR SCORE REPORT---MIS BUBBLED OR ADDED LETTERS....I AM IN TOUCH WITH THE COLLEGEBOARD TO CORRECT THIS!

Grades

Q2 Final Grades are due January 18th by 4:00!


It is imperative that you follow the directions carefully to finalize your grades!

Grade verification checklists from previous years or that are accessed on the staff drive are no longer the correct process! Please follow the directions on this e-mail to finalize your grades.


If you need assistance with this process let Mrs. Finlay know.


Step 1: Grade Prep Checklist

Use this checklist to ensure that your Q1 Report Card grades have been prepared properly. This form is for teacher use only. Do NOT submit this form to your IC.

Grade Prep Checklist


Step 2: Electronic Verification Form

Please use the link below to submit your grade verifications. Please note you DO NOT need to submit a paper copy to me. I highly recommend printing a paper copy or save an electronic copy for your own records.

Grade Verification Form


Step 3: Finalize Q2, S1, and E1 Grades in PowerTeacher

Click the link below to officially finalize your grades in PowerTeacher.

Finalize Q2 Grades in PowerTeacher Directions

Important Dates Next Week:

1/19-1/26- SPIRIT WEEK- See Spirit Week Calendar

1/26- Academy Meeting

1/26- Pep Rally

Spirit Week News for Teachers


Teacher Sponsorship Forms will be in Mailboxes by Thursday, January 4th!

$25 to dress down Friday, 1/19 - Friday, 1/26

$35 w/ T-Shirt included

*cash or check to Mrs. Soules or Ms. Semrau

Spirit Week Events you and your family or friends may be interested in! Please feel free to spread the word on Social Media


    Shortfield's Breakfast - Saturday, January 20


    Shortfield's in Simpsonville
    8:30-10:30 am
    $5.00 per ticket
    Scrambled eggs, Pancakes, Bacon, Toast, Coffee, OJ, Drink
    Purchase tickets from Mrs. Soules, Ms. Semrau or an SGA student

    Worship Night - Sunday, January 21
    WHS Auditorium
    6:00 -7:30pm
    $2 to enter!


    Bingo Night - Monday, January 22
    WHS Commons
    5:30 -7:30pm
    $1.00 per Bingo Card or $4.00 for 5 cards


    Skate Night - Monday, January 22
    Golden Skate
    6 -8
    $5


      Paint Night - Thursday, January 25
      • WHS Commons
      • 6:30-8:30 pm
      $30 per ticket



        Limited to 50 seats
          Check the Spirit Week website to see what we'll be painting! https://www.greenville.k12.sc.us/wdmonth/main2.asp?titleid=spiritweek
            Purchase tickets online at Woodmont High Spirit Week Paint Night or from Mrs. Soules or Ms. Semrau.

            DRESS DAYS FOR SPIRIT WEEK (Jan 19-Jan 26)

            1/19- America Day

            1/22- Meme Day

            1/23- Neon 80s Day

            1/24- Mathlete vs Athlete

            1/25- Farmer vc Alien

            1/26- Blue Out of Spirit Week T-Shirt

            Woodmont High School

            Mission

            Woodmont International Baccalaureate High School is a comprehensive high school which strives to promote a climate of respect, knowledge, and caring while creating active, productive, lifelong learners who understand the multicultural world in which we live.

            Beliefs

            "Woodmont High is committed to providing educational experiences that prepare its students to be productive citizens of the 21st Century. Our school motto-Scientia est Potentia (Knowledge is Power)-serves as a constant reminder of our mission to prepare students for the challenges of adulthood."