Armstrong High School Weekly Update

Week Of March 16, 2015 to March 20, 2015 (Wk27)

"Inspiring Excellence @ 212 Degrees”


  • 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.
  • Don't forget to return to Ms. Blount your daily inspirational thought to be read over the announcements. Feel free to submit multiple thoughts of inspiration!
  • Implementation of the 5-5-5 Parent Call Log has begun – Please see Mrs. Carter if you need additional information


Attendance

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


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 @ 212 Degrees

If you have not done so already, please complete your Lesson Plan(s) Self-Evaluation that was due last week. By Departments, the links are below:




Monday March 16, 2015


Please be informed that Program Planning will continue today with grade 11 students. Grade 11 students will be escorted by their homeroom teachers to the following locations in the auditorium at the end of the homeroom period:

Auditorium Balcony-Right (facing stage)

Staff: Ms. J. Jones. Ms. B. Davis

Homerooms: 103/104/110 Ms. Webb/Mr. Griffin/Ms. Henderson

Auditorium Balcony-Left (facing stage)

Staff: Ms. M. Harris/Ms. S. Williams

Homerooms: 117/203/213 Ms. Cosley/Ms. Bryson/Mr. Threats

Auditorium Lower Level

Staff: Ms. Henson/Ms. Stayton

Homerooms: 216/228/236 Ms. K Anderson/Mrs. D. Williams/Mrs. L. Bond

237/240 Ms. M. Smith/Ms. R. Stayton


Grade 11 students will report to period 2 classes after an announcement is made - dismissing from the auditorium. Make-up sessions will be done individually in the counseling office.


MOCK Writing Test


Tutoring - English


Twilight School - through PLC



Tuesday March 17, 2015


Happy St. Patrick's Day!


MOCK Writing Test


Wildcat Girls' Softball travels to Colonial Heights for a 5:00 pm game.


Wildcat Boys' Tennis travels to Henrico for a 5:00 pm match-up.


Tutoring - Math


Twilight School through - PLC


Extended Day - New Rotation - Make sure there is a sign in sheet - minutes are recorded - all submitted to Ms. Hawkins


March 17th, 18th, and 24th

English History 210

Science Math 115

Fine Arts Foreign Language Media Center

PE and Military CTE 112



Wednesday March 18, 2015


Tutoring - Science


Twilight School through PLC


Extended Day - New Rotation - Make sure there is a sign in sheet - minutes are recorded - all submitted to Ms. Hawkins


March 17th, 18th, and 24th

English History 210

Science Math 115

Fine Arts Foreign Language Media Center

PE and Military CTE 112



Thursday March 19, 2015


Early Writing SOL - Test-takers- select students - Large Conference Room


Men of Distinction - select young men - 7:30 a.m. - ALP Leadership Suite - Room 121


Wildcat Boys' Tennis travels to Lee-Davis for a 5:00 p.m. match-up.


Wildcat Girls' Tennis travels to Hopewell for a 5:00 p.m. match-up.


Faculty Meeting - Room 211 - 2:20 p.m.


Each department/rotation group will be responsible for presenting the information (10 minutes each) on March 19th.

Session 5 - Stakeholder Engagement - Mr. Carvalhaes, Ms. Gallo, Ms. Jordan

Session 6 - Leadership Development - 24 minutes - Admin Team

Session 7 - Organization and Structure - 24 minutes - Admin Team

Session 8 - Sustainability - 24 minutes - Admin Team



Friday March 20, 2015


Early Writing SOL - Test-takers- select students - Large Conference Room


Saturday March 21, 2015


VCU holds its Annual Community Health Fair at Armstrong starting at 8:00 am.


Initial ASCEND meeting - 10:00 a.m. - AKA partnership

Questions, Comments, Concerns? Please let my team know!


As always, thank you for all of your hard work and for continuing to Inspire Excellence for all of our students!
Wk 28: CTE Lesson Plan Self-Eval

Due Monday March 16, 2015 by 2:05 pm

Wk 28: English Lesson Plan Self-Eval

Due Monday March 16, 2015 by 2:05 pm

Wk 28: ExcEd Lesson Plan Self-Eval

Due Monday March 16, 2015 by 2:05 pm

Wk 28: Fine Arts Lesson Plan Self-Eval

Due Monday March 16, 2015 by 2:05 pm

Wk 28: Math Lesson Plan Self-Eval

Due Monday March 16, 2015 by 2:05 pm

Wk 28: Military/PE Lesson Plan Self-Eval

Due Monday March 16, 2015 by 2:05 pm

Wk 28: Science Lesson Plan Self-Eval

Due Monday March 16, 2015 by 2:05 pm

Wk 28: Social Studies Lesson Plan Self-Eval

Due Monday March 16, 2015 by 2:05 pm

In-House AHS Training Video

Need a quick reminder of what you are supposed to be doing for the Self-Evaluations? Click this button to review the training video!

Quick Glance Due Dates for Lesson Plans & Data

Although this document has been sent out on multiple occasions, this button has been added so that you can conveniently link to the document when needed.

Lesson Plan Self-Eval Rubric

Button Linking to our Lesson Plan Self-Evaluation Rubric. Questions, Comments, Concerns? Contact your Department Chair, Cluster Administrator, or Principal for support!

Concerns and Updates


  • Are your lesson plans updated and outside of your door?
  • Lesson Planning Training – please sign up for additional support
  • VAAP teachers/team will meet every Tuesday until VAAP submission
  • Interactive Achievement -SOL practice test- "Simulations” will allow teachers to know what their students retained and what they must reteach. These will be administered AFTER all new content has been taught, but approximately 2-4 weeks prior to SOL testing. The Simulation window is March 30 – May 19 - more info to come---.

  • Technology Enhanced Items Practice - March 18th - 20th
  • Early - Writing SOL Test - select students - March 19th and 20th
  • Writing SOL Test March 24th - 27th
  • The Game Incentive - P.E & Military - see Chief O'Neal for details


New date: March 26, 2015

Time frame: 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. or shorter (Introductions, pass out make-up packets, and answer questions) not 3:00 p.m.


Basketball scrimmage: immediately following briefing- game should be over around 5:30 p.m.


Confirm Count: Please provide a complete list of students that are failing. Each teacher is responsible to contact parents to inform them of their child's academic failures and this incentive before March 26, 2015. This also need a count for the refreshments.


  • The Biometric Health Screening sponsored by Cigna will be held on April 24th from 8:00 am to 12:50 pm for employees who wish to receive a discount in your rate. There is a sign-up sheet on the counter in the main office. Please sign up at your earliest convenience due to limited spacing.

  • ALTRIA THEATER - Monday, June 8, 2015 COMMENCEMENT REHEARSALS
  • Commencement - Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 3:00 p.m. Armstrong
  • 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!

Faculty Weekly Corner

Wayne Rotella - for those who want to know more:


St. Patrick was an Roman aristocratic child who was kidnapped from his family by pagans from Ireland. His family paid the ransom and secured his release some years later. The Bishop in northern England (Britannia at the time) came to him when he was a young priest and asked him to return to the wild lands of Ireland and convert the pagans to Christianity.Patrick agreed and sailed back to the land of his captors. As he began to teach the Bible and the ways of Christians he used the native flora to help them understand the ideology. The clover, which is associated with Ireland and St. Patrick was the plant he used. It is normally and predominantly a three leaf plant. He used the three leaves to explain The Father, The Son, and The Holy Ghost. So in conclusion, GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS and MANIPULATIVES do work.


Thanks again.