T.C. Williams Newsletter

Week of September 28

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A message from Dr. Dingle

Titan Family. Tempus Fugit! It is hard to believe we are already three weeks into this school. Thank you for helping make the beginning of our school year so smooth. I will continue to encourage you to be outside your doors greeting students as they enter your rooms. I am also looking to see all staff members wearing their ID tags somewhere on their bodies. I want to thank you for making TCW such an awesome place to be. Keep up the great work.

Where's Dingle?

10/2 - (11:32 - 1:41) Lunch Duty

10/5 (All Day) Rolling Faculty Meetings

10/6 (1:00-2:30) INPS Training- Core Principles and Instructional Practices (King Street)

10/7 (8:00) Principal's Chat, King Street Main Office Conference Room

10/8-9 INPS School Visit, New York

Teacher Spotlight

This week we are recognizing Ms. Tia Moore and the entire PE department for engaging their students in a healthy lifestyle. During her opening lesson on bicycling, students learned the A-B-C bike check that is important before any ride. Check the air in both tires, check each brake separately, and make sure the chain is on correctly. Students were also taught the importance of wearing a helmet and how to ensure your helmet is on correctly. Students then practiced their starts, stops, passing techniques and the proper distance between riders as they rode around campus. Next trip is out into the neighborhoods.

Instructional Spotlight

Looking for strategies to engage your students? Check out the video on Engaging Students Through Direct Instruction that we used during our summer ILT meeting.

Professional Learning

Our next professional learning time will be the morning of October 12, 2015 from 8:30am - 11:30am followed by a potluck lunch. If you have not done so already, please provide us feedback so that we can better serve your professional needs by completing this online form.

Educational Pin of the Month

Upcoming Dates to Remember

Wednesday, Sep. 30th, 12am

3330 King Street

Alexandria, VA

Week of 9/28 - 10/2: Dept/PLC Time

9/30: ILT 3:45pm at MH

9/30: Dress for Success Wednesday

10/5: Rolling Faculty Meetings

10/7: Interims Grades due at 6pm

These dates and more can be found on the TC Dates and Meetings Zimbra calendar.

TC Instructional Leadership Team

Wednesday, Sep. 30th, 3:45-5pm

3801 West Braddock Road

Alexandria, VA

This session will focus on the department chair observations from a coaching and a peer observation perspective.