History/ Social Science Communiqué

Volume 2, Issue 9, April 30, 2015

Updates/ Announcements

Semester 2 Performance Task Anchor Papers:

  • Anchors for all H/SS Sem 2 PTs are posted on the CPD Canvas page, under "Tested." You may also find them on the R & E Canvas page.
  • H/SS Site Curriculum Specialists should be working with PLCs to calibrate and score the PTs using the district-provided rubric. This provides a baseline for equity across the district.


Updated Instructional Guides:

  • Please see the CPD Canvas page, for updated Instructional Guides for all H/SS courses (even Econ and Govt!)! Use these when planning for 2015-16.


Final Exams:

  • The final exam testing window is from May 18th-June 4th.
  • District final exams will be provided for WC-7, USH-8, WH-10, and USH-11. One class set of hard-copies will be made for you. Students will bubble in their answers on Data Director scantrons for Questions #1-29 and will write a short response for Question #30.
  • If you believe your students should have access to a Spanish version of this exam, please let your testing coordinator know so he/she may order the appropriate number of exams from Research and Evaluation.
  • WG-9, Econ, and Govt PLCs should work together to create a site final for their students. Expect district finals for these courses next school year.

H/SS "Shout-Outs!"

Upcoming Dates to Remember

HSS DL/Bilingual Teacher meeting: May 11th, 4pm, Parent Center

HSS Fundamentals Pullout: May 11th

9th grade Social Science Teacher Training: May 19th and 20th at the PDC

SDCOE Leadership in History/Social Science Conference: May 26th

Teacher Q & A

Who do I contact if I have a suggestion, comment, or question for the H/SS Communiqué?

Kelly Leon- kelly.leon@sweetwaterschools.org

History/Social Science Contacts

Middle School Curriculum Specialist:

Olga Loya-Estrada


High School Curriculum Specialist:

Kelly León


Lead Curriculum Specialist (all subjects):

Katrine Czajkowski


Special Services H/SS Specialist

Shiela Fernandez


English Learners:

Rebecca Robinson