Weekly Warrior

Volume 3 Issue 2 March 16, 2015

Important Dates

March 17th-ACT Make Up Testing
March 18th-Grade 9 & 12 & Credit Recovery PLCs
March 19th-WorkKeys testing for preparatory seniors
March 19th-25th-Student Voice Survey testing window
March 27th, 30th, & 31st-MAP Testing for 9th grade
April 3rd-Appalachian Fair
May 1st-PD Hours Completed
May 1st-2015 LivingWell Promise-- If you chose one of the LivingWell plans for 2015, complete a Vitality Check (biometric screening) or online Health Assessment by May 1.

July 27 & 28, 2015--Summer Kagan PD dates have been set for SWHS. Please keep this in mind as you plan your summer!

Remind 101

If you haven't signed up for Remind 101 texts and need instructions, please use the following directions:
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Upcoming--Student Voice Survey-Beginning March 19th

  • The majority of teachers will be completing the Student Voice Survey with their selected classes on March 19th & 20th. All available computer labs will be in use, so if you have previously scheduled a lab for that day please reschedule or make other plans.
  • Please double check the schedule you have been sent. Make sure you are on the schedule and that the time accommodates your lunch if you are taking your 3rd block.

What activities have you done for the World Language Program Review this year?

This week's focus:

Demonstrator 3. Instructional Strategies

All teacher implement instructional strategies that provide quality experiences, a variety of activities and access for all students.


c) World language is regularly and intentionally integrated into the curriculum. Most students are provided opportunities to develop global competencies through engagement, inquiry, and reflection.

Some examples of classroom activities that would fit this standard are:

Assignments pertaining to global issues that also involve 21st Century Skills of some type, even including when teachers ask students to bring their phones to use for research. 21st Century Skills focus on 4 Cs: Critical thinking, Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity. Any projects/assignments concerning world issues such as immigration, world hunger, climate change, Ebola, global financial crises, poverty, US Foreign Policy, conservation, Fair Trade, population growth, etc.

This seems to be an area that many classes could contribute evidence to easily--not just World Language Classes. If you have anything that fits in this area that you can document, please include your evidence and remember to save it using the standard format

WL CI Dem 3c-firstinitiallastname14-15.

Success With Higher Standards

Southwestern High School will strive to graduate every student college/career ready and prepared for the 21st century.