Staff Weekly

Published May 17

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CLUB PHOTOS

May 22nd

They will be circulating after EOC for candids and then we will call clubs

We're hoping for a full school pic in green

What have the admins been doing about behavior?

CLICK HERE to see resolutions and kids we still need to talk with. Bowles is pink. Demetrakis is white.


Most recent incidents are at the bottom.

Budget Survey

We'd love your feedback on next year's budget. CLICK HERE

Final SEL Class

24th: Community Circle (designed by SEL task force)

Professional Development

May 28: At Cooper HS. Professional Learning Communities at Work by Solution Tree. When I know times, I'll let you know. http://www.allthingsplc.info/about

WE ARE PROVIDING DRINKS. SIGN UP HERE: https://signup.com/go/pGwrWWv


May 29: At Ballyshannon. Proficiency Scales and Unit Plans for Mastery Learning. We'll start at 7:30 and end at 2:30.


May 30: Closing Day


Summer: Create Unit 1 with Flex Time


June 10 and 11: Principals, Instructional Coaches, Counselors attend Taking Action: RTI at Work by Solution Tree to roll out RTI 2.0 for Middle Schools next year.


August 12: Opening Day


August 13: Behavior RTI (PBIS) and Model Classrooms

Reporting EOC Data

DO NOT USE THE DATA TO MOVE KIDS DOWN.


Please don't tell kids it's worth a large chunk of their grade. Students have been told this is 75% of their grade, that they can fail the grade if they don't do well. Guys, we don't do that to kids. Please don't tell them that if they do poorly it will change all of their progress for the year. When we each create our own message we confuse the kids and their parents and they lose trust in us as a collective faculty.


There is one message for the EOCs: The purpose of EOCs is to measure student mastery so we as practitioners know how to adjust our instruction for the following year. It can be used as evidence to grant higher levels on the 4 point scale. It cannot be used to move kids down.


If we need to rethink our strategy next year, we will.

FACULTY CIRCLES

No Faculty Circle this week.

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THIS WEEK AT BALLY FOR STAFF

James and I are trying to be in the cafe every day during 5th.

If you need us during that time, that's where you'll find us.


MONDAY


  • Math EOC--altered schedule
  • Talent Show after lunch
  • Inflatables for Color Run kids after lunch and staying until 4pm for staff to play in
  • Mindy recognized in Frankfort as Teacher of the Year finalist
  • PTSO board meeting at 6:30


TUESDAY


  • No school
  • Awards night at 6pm in Bally gym


WEDNESDAY


  • Science EOC--altered schedule


THURSDAY


  • Social Studies EOC--altered schedule
  • 8th grade promotion at 7pm
  • 8th grade promo practice in the gym during 6th and 7th


FRIDAY

  • Last day hooray
  • Normal schedule
  • Bally Bash during UA
  • Movies, locker cleanout, keep the inmates from running the asylum