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October 13. 2015

Upcoming Dates and Events

Madras Calendar


Please bookmark this link on your computer, tablet, and/or phone until we can get everyone subscribed to our school's Google calendar. It will give you the most current information as we receive it, including any changes.

Eagles' Odds and Ends & Continued Reminders

  • AdvancEd Survey: We'll have several staff surveys to complete this school year. (The first survey is not for our CCRPI or TKES/LKES. It's for our district's accreditation.) Please complete this by Friday, October 23rd. SURVEY LINK
  • Advisement: No Advisement this week. Next week is Homeroom Advisement.
  • Principal's Advisory Council: Team leaders, please send me your team's 3 names for the advisory council if you haven't already. You can add them to the Google Doc Form emailed to you.
  • Insurance Password: Don't forget to login to the Health Insurance Web Site and create a new password this week https://myshbpga.adp.com/shbp/. Open Enrollment for Madras is at the end of the month. District info site: http://www.houze.org/index.php/cowetaboe
  • Fire Drill: On Wednesday, October 14th, we are required to conduct a statewide fire drill.
  • PBIS: We had a PBIS team meeting Wednesday, but it will need to be rescheduled due to the playoff game. Mrs. Sears will email the new date.
  • Duties: Check your weekly supervision duties, and let an administrator know if you have questions. Dr. Betts will send directions regarding the Wednesday playoff game. We really appreciate all of those who volunteered to help. Honeybaked sandwiches will be provided to staff members working the game.
  • TKES Formative Assessments: We are now conducting TKES formative assessments. Remember that you will not sign off on anything else in the future without your primary evaluator's assistance - even if you receive an automated email from the DOE. Please wait to sign off on anything unless you're with your assigned administrator.

PE REQUIRED WEBINAR

Required for all PE/HEALTH teachers


Webinar 1 is a brief update for this school year. The webinar revisits the assessment and assessment procedures. The district asks that all physical education teachers administering the FitnessGram assessment attend webinar 1 (General Fitness Assessment Information for 2015-2016 School Year) and enter their school and system name.

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6370133134939946242


Webinar 2 is an overview of the assessment in greater detail about FitnessGram assessment and is intended for those who need a refresher and for all new PE/Health teachers.


Fitness Assessment 101

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/511771354608361218

Weekly Supervision

Connections Lunch Rotation (Week of 10/13)

Randolph, Cason, Strickland, Goodgman


Late Bus Supervision (Week of 9/14) (If applicable)

*Randolph, Wagner, Walton, Holland, Hathcock


Football Game on 10/14 (Dr. Betts will email specific duties.)

  • Mitchell
  • Randolph
  • Clarke
  • Meza
  • Ballard
  • Rembert
  • Sandlin
  • Clarke
  • Anstey
  • Caswell

A Look Ahead ....

Monday, October 12

  • Holiday; Schools Closed

Tuesday, October 13

  • GAE representative in front office conference room (10-1)
  • Middle School Nine Week SGA Preassessment Window
  • All State Chorus Rehearsal, 7:40-8:20 am
  • PBIS Coaches's Meeting, 3:30 (Sears)
  • District Math Meeting, ECMS, 4:00
  • Chess Club, 3:30-4:30
  • All State Chorus Rehearsal, 3:30-4:30 pm
  • CCSS Board Meeting
  • CCSS Professional Learning at Werz (Google Docs), 4-6 pm
  • Boys' and Girls Soccer Tryouts, 3:30-5:15

Wednesday, October 14

  • Middle School Nine Week SGA Preassessment Window
  • Madras PBIS Team Meeting, 3:45
  • Football: Semifinals, 5 p.m. (H) Madras vs Lee
  • Posting Window Closes, 10 a.m.
  • Drama Club, 3:30-4:45
  • Principals' Meeting, 9:00 a.m.
  • Insurance Packets Arrive
  • CCSS Professional Learning at Werz (Google and Chrome extensions), 4-6 pm
Thursday, October 15
  • Middle School Nine Week SGA Preassessment Window
  • Insurance Packets Arrive
  • Deadline for Submitting Jr. Beta Conference Fees
  • CHEESECAKE FUNDRAISER- ALL MUSIC PROGRAMS
  • District ESOL Meeting
  • Boys' and Girls Soccer Tryouts, 3:30-5:15
  • School Improvement Team Meeting, 3:45 (rescheduled from last Weds. due to football)

Friday, October 16

  • Middle School Nine Week SGA Preassessment Window
  • CHEESECAKE FUNDRAISER- ALL MUSIC PROGRAMS
  • Superintendents Advisory Council, MMS, 2:30
  • Northgate High School Homecoming
  • Newnan High Homecoming
  • Boss's Day
  • TMX Rehearsal, 3:30-5:30
  • Boys' and Girls Soccer Tryouts, 3:30-5:15

Saturday, October 17

Sunday, October 18

  • Jennifer McRae's Birthday

Monday, October 19

  • Middle School Nine Week SGA Preassessment Window
  • CHEESECAKE FUNDRAISER- ALL MUSIC PROGRAMS
  • School Bus Driver Appreciation Day
  • Homeroom Advisement, Team Awards
  • Report Cards Issued
  • Art Club Meeting, 3:30-4:30
  • School Bus Safety Week
  • CCSS Professional Learning at Werz (Google Classroom), 4-6 pm

Tuesday, October 20

  • Middle School Nine Week SGA Preassessment Window
  • CHEESECAKE FUNDRAISER- ALL MUSIC PROGRAMS
  • Junior Beta club Meeting, 3:30-4:15
  • All State Chorus Rehearsal, 3:30-4:30 pm
  • All State Chorus Rehearsal, 7:40-8:20 am
  • Football Championship, 6 p.m.
  • District Middle School Math Meeting, ECMS, 4 pm

Wednesday, October 21

  • Grade Level Meetings
  • Middle School Nine Week SGA Preassessment Window
  • CHEESECAKE FUNDRAISER- ALL MUSIC PROGRAMS
  • School Improvement Team Meeting, 3:45
  • Boy Scouts Representative to visit classrooms

Thursday, October 22

  • Middle School Nine Week SGA Preassessment Window
  • CHEESECAKE FUNDRAISER- ALL MUSIC PROGRAMS
  • Read for the Record
  • Soccer Coaches Meeting, AMS 5:30 p.m.
  • MS/HS Curriculum AP meeting, 12 p.m.
  • Krissy Reese's Birthday
  • Boy Scouts at MMS, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 23
  • CHEESECAKE FUNDRAISER- ALL MUSIC PROGRAMS
  • SGA Pre-Assessments End Date

Saturday, October 24

  • ACT at East Coweta HS, Newnan HS, and Northgate HS

Sunday, October 25

Monday, October 26

  • CHEESECAKE FUNDRAISER- ALL MUSIC PROGRAMS
  • Homeroom Advisement: Red Ribbon Week
  • Red Ribbon Week Begins

Tuesday, October 27

  • CHEESECAKE FUNDRAISER- ALL MUSIC PROGRAMS
  • All State Chorus Rehearsal, 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Chess Club, 3:30-4:30
  • Soccer vs. SRMS Girls (H); Boys (A), 4:30 p.m.
  • All State Chorus Rehearsal, 7:40-8:20 am

Wednesday, October 28

  • CHEESECAKE FUNDRAISER- ALL MUSIC PROGRAMS
  • Band Field Trip
  • PBIS Training, Part 4, Werz
  • Open Enrollment (insurance)

Thursday, October 29

  • CHEESECAKE FUNDRAISER- ALL MUSIC PROGRAMS
  • Open Enrollment (insurance)
  • 7th Grade Vision Screening
  • Soccer vs. ECMS Girls (A); Boys (H), 4:30 p.m.
  • PBIS Training, Part 5, Werz

Friday, October 30

  • CHEESECAKE FUNDRAISER- ALL MUSIC PROGRAMS
  • Melissa Handley's birthday
  • VFW Writing Competition Deadline
  • Newnan vs. ECHS Football Game

Coweta County Benefits Informational Site

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Remember Our Goal: Connect with Five Students Daily

Connect with 5 students (include staff too) who add value by being in your life. Let them know how they make a positive difference in this world. Get to know their stories. Any random act of kindness goes a long way and makes an immediate impact. Kindness is contagious. By modeling this daily, we will begin to see a culture shift with our students. Exiting year to be an EAGLE. Together we're going to do great things!


“Wherever there is a human in need, there is an opportunity for kindness and to make a difference.”


—Kevin Heath (CEO More4kids)

Upcoming Birthdays

  • 10/18 Jennifer McRae
  • 10/22 Krissy Reese
  • 10/30 Melissa Handley
  • 11/11 Georgette Cooper
  • 11/12 Greg Hamilton
  • 11/17 Melissa Warr
  • 11/30 Maria Meza
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Upcoming Coweta County Course Offerings

Upcoming West Georgia RESA Course Offerings

10/13/2015 Getting to Know GPB Digital Resources

8:30 AM in Grantville Credits: 0 PLUs Tuition: $15 Non-RESA Fee: $15 Max. Size: 40

Subject(s): Courses - School Improvement


10/27/2015 Designing a Game Plan to Meet the CCRPI Challenge

8:30 AM in Grantville Credits: 0 PLUs Tuition: $50 Non-RESA Fee: $75 Max. Size: 50

Subject(s): Courses - School Improvement


10/28/2015 Designing a Game Plan to Meet the CCRPI Challenge

8:30 AM in Grantville Credits: 0 PLUs Tuition: $50 Non-RESA Fee: $75 Max. Size: 50

Subject(s): Courses - School Improvement


10/29/2015 Designing a Game Plan to Meet the CCRPI Challenge

8:30 AM in Grantville Credits: 0 PLUs Tuition: $50 Non-RESA Fee: $75 Max. Size: 50

Subject(s): Courses - School Improvement


11/12/2015 TKES 1, 3, and 8: Implementing Document-based Questions for Rigor

3:30 PM in GrantvilleCredits: 0 PLUsTuition: $0 Max. Size: 20

Subject(s): Courses - School Improvement


11/16/2015 Picture-Perfect Science Train the Trainer Workshop

8:30 AM in Grantville Credits: 0 PLUs Tuition: $844 Non-RESA Fee: $844 Max. Size: 50

Subject(s): Courses - STEM / Courses - Science / Courses - School Improvement


11/16/2015 Picture-Perfect Science Workshop

8:30 AM in Grantville Credits: 0 PLUs Tuition: $329 Non-RESA Fee: $329 Max. Size: 50

Subject(s): Courses - STEM / Courses - Science / Courses - School Improvement


11/19/2015 Media Specialist Job-Alike Consortium

8:30 AM in Grantville Credits: *1/2 PLU Tuition: $15 Non-RESA Fee: $30 Max. Size: 40

Subject(s): Courses - Job-Alike / Courses - School Improvement


1/5/2016 TKES 1, 4, 5: Assessment in Teaching Gifted

12:00 AM in See Course Description Credits: 5 PLUs Tuition: $275 Non-RESA Fee: $375 Max. Size: 30

Subject(s): Courses - School Improvement / Courses - Endorsement - Gifted


1/11/2016 TKES 1: Exceptional Children (HB-671) - Online Course

12:00 AM in See Course Description Credits: 5 PLUsTuition: $340 Non-RESA Fee: $440 Max. Size: 50

Subject(s): Courses - Online / Courses - School Improvement


1/21/2016 Counselor Workshop

8:30 AM in Grantville Credits: *1/2 PLU Tuition: $0 Max. Size: 40

Subject(s): Courses - Job-Alike / Courses - School Improvement


1/21/2016 Media Specialist Job-Alike Consortium

8:30 AM in GrantvilleCredits: *1/2 PLUTuition: $0 Max. Size: 40

Subject(s): Courses - Job-Alike / Courses - School Improvement


1/25/2016 TKES 1, 3, 8: "A Flurry of Technology” Conference- Elementary School

8:00 AM in Grantville Credits: 1 PLU Tuition: $125 Non-RESA Fee: $175 Max. Size: 60

Subject(s): Courses - STEM / Courses - School Improvement / Courses - Technology


1/27/2016 TKES 1, 3, 8: "A Flurry of Technology” Conference- Middle/High School

8:00 AM in Grantville Credits: 1 PLU Tuition: $125 Non-RESA Fee: $175 Max. Size: 60

Subject(s): Courses - STEM / Courses - School Improvement / Courses - Technology


2/5/2016 2016 Intervention Conference- Middle/High School Teachers (Grades 6-12)

8:30 AM in Grantville Credits: 1 PLU Tuition: $50 Non-RESA Fee: $75 Max. Size: 125

Subject(s): Courses - School Improvement


3/1/2016 TKES 7: Love and Logic for Teachers

12:00 AM in See Course Description Credits: 3 PLUs Tuition: $200 Non-RESA Fee: $250 Max. Size: 30

Subject(s): Courses - Online / Courses - School Improvement


3/3/2016 STEM Conference DAY REGISTRATION (Option #1: No Lodging)

8:00 AM in Peachtree City Credits: 1 PLU Tuition: $159 Non-RESA Fee: $179 Max. Size: 450

Subject(s): Courses - STEM / Courses - Science / Courses - Math / Courses - School Improvement / Courses - Technology


3/3/2016 STEM Conference FULL REGISTRATION (Option #2: Includes Lodging)

8:00 AM in Peachtree City Credits: 1 PLU Tuition: $397 Non-RESA Fee: $417 Max. Size: 100

Subject(s): Courses - STEM / Courses - Science / Courses - Math / Courses - School Improvement / Courses - Technology


3/21/2016 TKES 1, 2: Curriculum and Program Development for Gifted

12:00 AM in See Course Description Credits: 5 PLUs Tuition: $275 Non-RESA Fee: $375 Max. Size: 30

Subject(s): Courses - School Improvement / Courses - Endorsement - Gifted


3/28/2016 TKES 1: Exceptional Children (HB-671) - Online Course

12:00 AM in See Course Description Credits: 5 PLUs Tuition: $340 Non-RESA Fee: $440 Max. Size: 50

Subject(s): Courses - Online / Courses - School Improvement


3/31/2016 Media Specialist Job-Alike Consortium

8:30 AM in Grantville Credits: *1/2 PLU Tuition: $15 Non-RESA Fee: $30 Max. Size: 40

Subject(s): Courses - Job-Alike / Courses - School Improvement

CCSS Required Technology Ethics Video for Staff

Click the link below to view the video. This must be completed by Friday, 8/21,

TKES 2015-2016 Handbook

This is the most updated version of the Teacher Keys Evaluation Handbook.

CCSS Continuous Improvement Process: AdvancEd Timeline

This short video will give staff an overview of the AdvancEd timeline (formerly SACS). Our district will be visited by the team at the end of January/beginning of February.
Coweta County School System's Continuous Improvement Process
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