Armstrong High School Weekly Update

Week Of September 28, 2015 to October 3, 2015 (Wk4)

"Membership Has Its Privileges - Building A Strong Foundation”


  • 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. More Logs are available at your request.
  • Don't forget to return to Mrs. Murray your daily inspirational thought to be read over the announcements. Feel free to submit multiple thoughts of inspiration!
  • NEW Announcement Form! All announcements must be submitted electronically. Click on the link above. Announcements must be submitted the day before they are expected to be read.
  • Implementation of the 5-5-5 Parent Call Log has begun – Please see Mrs. Carter if you need additional information


Attendance

Attendance will start 1st DAY! Remember to only use the attendance on the home page of ASPEN. Mark students absent who are not present the 1st day. The system will turn them into NO Shows.

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


ATTENDANCE INCENTIVE


To ensure we get the most benefit out of this initiative, please keep in mind the following reminders:


  • Tickets are to be handed out only to those students who have arrived to their first period of the day on time.
  • Do not give out tickets for any other reason. This is strictly an attendance incentive, behavior/academic rewards can be done separately at the teacher’s discretion.
  • Do not allow students to leave class to deposit attendance tickets, they should only be deposited during hall passing.
  • Please remind students to write their names on the back of each ticket. (yes, some will still forget, we know..)


Like any system, consistency and continuity are key. It's important that we have 100% compliance on this. If you have a 1st or 2nd period class, please participate fully, anything less will greatly reduce the effectiveness of this program.


If you need more tickets (or never received them in the first place) please let Mr. Carvalhaes know ASAP.


Security Reminders


  • All staff must wear their RPS ID at all times
  • Always lock up all personal items
  • DO NOT give studentsbuilding keys for any reason.
  • DO NOT open doors for staff. Side entrance will be locked by 8 AM each day. After 8 AM only use the front door entrance.
  • Restricted Movement means Restricted Movement! No one is to move when a Restricted Movement Notice has been given. Students nor staff are permitted to be in the hall way. It is for your safety!
  • DO NOT purchase snacks for students out of the vending machines. The Vending Machines in room 118 have been relocated to teacher work room.
  • DO NOT block a door if a students is trying to leave. Dial 501 to alert security.
  • DO NOT encourage students to leave you room. If you need a student removed, alert security.
  • DO NOT deny students entrance into class if they are late.
  • Please place notification on your door if you are relocating your classroom.
  • Follow the 30/30 rule, always!
  • Remember NO lunch starts at the bell!



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"

Monday - September 28, 2015


University of Richmond Law Students visit select Armstrong classes - Coordinated by Mr. Sturm - History Department Chair - arrival time 7:45 a.m.


Podium will visit select English and Art classes during end of 2nd/beginning of 4th period. 2-3 minutes max.


7:35 AM – 7:55 AM Breakfast

8:00 AM – 9:20 AM 1st Block (1st or 2nd Period)

9:25 AM -10:45 AM 2nd Block (3rd or 4th Period)

10:50 AM – 11:25 AM Enrichment (See Enrichment Schedule)

11:30 AM – 1:20 PM 3rd Block (5th or 6th Period)


Lunch A (1st Floor) 11:50 AM – 12:20 PM

1st Floor Instructional Time: 11:30 AM – 11:50 PM, 12:25 PM – 1:20 PM

Lunch B (2nd Floor) 12:50 PM – 1:20 PM

2nd Floor Instructional Time: 11:30 AM – 12:50 PM


1:25 PM – 2:45 PM 4th Block (7th or 8th Period)

2:45 PM Student Dismissal


Enrichment Even Day Block

2nd Period

4th Period

4th Period Enrichment

6th Period

8th Period


4:30 PM Teacher Dismissal (MONDAY’S ONLY)

3:00 PM Teacher Dismissal (Tuesdays – Friday)


Weekly 90 Minute Professional Development - Media Center- 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. -



Tuesday September 29, 2015


Leadership Team Meeting - 8:30 a.m. Suite 107


September Scheduled Lock Down Drill - 3rd period ---


GroundworkRVA Interest Meeting at 11am in Room 121. Teachers, check your mailboxes for individual passes for attendees.


Enrichment Odd Day

1st Period

3rd Period

5th Period Enrichment -

5th Period

7th Period


7:35 AM – 7:55 AM Breakfast

8:00 AM – 9:20 AM 1st Block (1st or 2nd Period)

9:25 AM -10:45 AM 2nd Block (3rd or 4th Period)

10:50 AM – 11:25 AM Enrichment (See Enrichment Schedule)

11:30 AM – 1:20 PM 3rd Block (5th or 6th Period)


Lunch A (1st Floor) 11:50 AM – 12:20 PM

1st Floor Instructional Time: 11:30 AM – 11:50 PM, 12:25 PM – 1:20 PM

Lunch B (2nd Floor) 12:50 PM – 1:20 PM

2nd Floor Instructional Time: 11:30 AM – 12:50 PM


1:25 PM – 2:45 PM 4th Block (7th or 8th Period)

2:45 PM Student Dismissal


SACS Committee Meeting - 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Media Center


Wildcat Volleyball travels to Henrico - Boys play at 6:00 p.m. and Girls play at 7:00 p.m.


Wednesday September 30, 2015

Enrichment Even Day Block

2nd Period

4th Period

6th Period Enrichment

6th Period

8th Period



7:35 AM – 7:55 AM Breakfast

8:00 AM – 9:20 AM 1st Block (1st or 2nd Period)

9:25 AM -10:45 AM 2nd Block (3rd or 4th Period)

10:50 AM – 11:25 AM Enrichment (See Enrichment Schedule)

11:30 AM – 1:20 PM 3rd Block (5th or 6th Period)


Lunch A (1st Floor) 11:50 AM – 12:20 PM

1st Floor Instructional Time: 11:30 AM – 11:50 PM, 12:25 PM – 1:20 PM

Lunch B (2nd Floor) 12:50 PM – 1:20 PM

2nd Floor Instructional Time: 11:30 AM – 12:50 PM


1:25 PM – 2:45 PM 4th Block (7th or 8th Period)

2:45 PM Student Dismissal


Richmond Public Schools alum Willie Lanier will be visiting Huguenot High School on Wednesday, September 30, from noon – 1:00 p.m. His visit is part of the Heart of a Hall of Famer series sponsored by the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


Armstrong students will be located in the Media Center - Media Center will be closed from 11:00 a.m - 1:30 p.m. - select students will be in attendance

The session outline will be as follows:

5-minutes: Introduction of program

5-minutes: Opening remarks from Lanier

50-minutes: Q and A with student audience

This will be a live video conference where students will have an opportunity to ask questions related to Mr. Lanier’s experiences both on and off the field, and learn more about how those collective encounters have led to his success -


Rescheduled - New Teacher Training - Boushall Middle School - September 23, 2015 - 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Armstrong Cross Country hosts the Conference City Meet at Dorey Park at 4:30 p.m. Wildcat Volleyball plays Petersburg - Boys at 6:00 p.m. and Girls at 7:00 p.m.. Location is TBA.


Thursday October 1, 2015


Enrichment Odd Day

1st Period

3rd Period

7th Period Enrichment -

5th Period

7th Period


7:35 AM – 7:55 AM Breakfast

8:00 AM – 9:20 AM 1st Block (1st or 2nd Period)

9:25 AM -10:45 AM 2nd Block (3rd or 4th Period)

10:50 AM – 11:25 AM Enrichment (See Enrichment Schedule)

11:30 AM – 1:20 PM 3rd Block (5th or 6th Period)


Lunch A (1st Floor) 11:50 AM – 12:20 PM

1st Floor Instructional Time: 11:30 AM – 11:50 PM, 12:25 PM – 1:20 PM

Lunch B (2nd Floor) 12:50 PM – 1:20 PM

2nd Floor Instructional Time: 11:30 AM – 12:50 PM


1:25 PM – 2:45 PM 4th Block (7th or 8th Period)

2:45 PM Student Dismissal


Senior Class Officers election during lunch - See Ms. Davis-Johnson, Ms. Powell, or Mr. Threatts for more information


Back to School Night 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Wildcat Volleyball travels to Lee-Davis - Boys start at 6:00 p.m. and Girls start at 7:00 p.m.

Transformation Team Meeting - 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Armstrong Leadership Room


Friday October 2, 2015


Enrichment Even Day Block

2nd Period

4th Period

8th Period Enrichment

6th Period

8th Period



7:35 AM – 7:55 AM Breakfast

8:00 AM – 9:20 AM 1st Block (1st or 2nd Period)

9:25 AM -10:45 AM 2nd Block (3rd or 4th Period)

10:50 AM – 11:25 AM Enrichment (See Enrichment Schedule)

11:30 AM – 1:20 PM 3rd Block (5th or 6th Period)


Lunch A (1st Floor) 11:50 AM – 12:20 PM

1st Floor Instructional Time: 11:30 AM – 11:50 PM, 12:25 PM – 1:20 PM

Lunch B (2nd Floor) 12:50 PM – 1:20 PM

2nd Floor Instructional Time: 11:30 AM – 12:50 PM


1:25 PM – 2:45 PM 4th Block (7th or 8th Period)

2:45 PM Student Dismissal


Senior Class Officers election during lunch - See Ms. Davis-Johnson, Ms. Powell, or Mr. Threatts for more information


Due:

5-5-5 Call Logs

DC: Common Planning Meeting Agenda

DATA: Unit Assessment #1


Saturday - October 3, 2015


Wildcat Cross Country runs in the Patrick Henry Invitational at 9:00 a.m.

Questions, Comments, Concerns? Please email me at your earliest convenience.


As always, thank you for all of your hard work and for continuing to Inspire Excellence for all of our students!

Concerns and Updates


  • Senior Portraits by our very own Mr. Hockaday and the Yearbook student staff members - Armstrong Auditorium - select times 1st, 2nd, and 6th period
  • Make contact will all parents on your class rosters - inviting them to Back to School Night - to this end all parents should hear from multiple teachers prior to Thursday
  • NWEA MAP assessments for 9 English and Algebra I Classes - during the diagnostic assessment window, from Sept. 18 - Oct 16 - schedule forthcoming
  • Enrichment Period begins the week of September 21st - begin planning for the 45 minute enrichment
  • Back to School Night Rescheduled for Thursday, October 1st - 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • The first SAT date is October 3, 2015. Seniors must take the SAT before January because of the new SAT scheduled for March. Any seniors taking the SAT in March will NOT have scores back until May
  • The 2015 Infinite Scholars Fair is October 3, 2015 from 10:00 am- 2:00 pm.
  • International Walk to School Day is scheduled for October 7, 2015
  • SMART Goals are due by October 9, 2015 to Admin Team.
  • Senior Class Breakfast - October 10th - Holy Rosary - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Armstrong l has been selected to participate in the 2015-16 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) - select classes - October 13th - 1st period - additional information fortcoming
  • Senior Class Installation - October 15th - Armstrong High School -
  • JROTC Blood Drive - Auditorium - October 21, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m
  • October 19 - 23, 2015 - Fall SOL End of Course Writing Assessment - Re-testers and Term Grad
  • November 3, 2015 - City-Wide Professional Development
  • 2nd Attempt for Term Grads -Fall SOL End of Course Writing Assessment - November 16 - 24, 2015
  • The JROTC Military Department will host its annual Veterans Day program- November 10, 2015
  • Are your lesson plans updated and outside of your door?
  • 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!
September/October Quick Glance Due Dates

Google Doc with September & October Due Dates

Daily Announcement Form

Want to submit a Daily Announcement? Click this button! Requests must be submitted a day in advance.

Google Docs Blank Lesson Plan Template

If you are completing your lesson plans in Google Docs, this is the Google Doc to make a copy of and edit. Don't forget to rename the file to reflect your name and subject!

Google Drive Overview

Important information to remember when using Google Drive

Microsoft Word Doc Blank Lesson Plan Template

If you are completing your lesson plans in Microsoft Word, this the the Word Doc to download and edit. Don't forget to rename the file to reflect your name and subject!

Lesson Plan Guided Notes

A quick reference for the lesson plan format.

5-5-5 Parent Call Logs

Due every Friday to document parent contact. 5 minute calls for 5 students every 5 days.

Common Planning Meeting Agenda Notes Template

Due every Friday to Department Chairs to document weekly common planning meetings.

ASPEN HOW TO: Access Students' SOL Scores

AHS Quick Glance Document to assist in finding your students' previous SOL scores. Use this to ascertain their background knowledge to better assist them to succeed!

GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY eBOOK

Click to access the professional library of resources!

Article: Building Capacity

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Article: School to Prison Pipeline

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