Paxton Faculty Newsletter

Week of September 4, 2018

At Paxton, we do everything with PRIDE, PASSION & PURPOSE in EPIC proportions!

Let's make it P.O.P!

Mission:

Paxton School enables student achievement with a dynamic faculty devoted to high academic standards and commitment to continuous improvement and success.

It’s H.A.M.R. Time!

High Expectations + Accountability + Motivation = Results

In the Spotlight

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Florida Farm Bureau Speech Competition

Pictured left to right are Andrew Taylor (judge), Gary Kelly (FHS- 3rd place), Sarah Thompson (PHS-1st place), Anne Sophie Grobe (SWHS- 2nd place), and Michele Carter (judge)

https://youtu.be/u086rr7SRso

Differentiated Accountability: We are proudly educating 798 future leaders.

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Using Learning Targets to Support Student Self-Assessment

Every student should be able to answer the following questions for today's lesson: "What am I learning [the learning target]? How will I know when I've learned it [the success criteria]"? And every teacher should be able to answer the parallel set of questions: "What is important for my students to learn and be able to do in this lesson? How will" I know whether they've learned it?"(Moss & Brookhart. pp. 82-83).


Reference

Moss, Connie M., and Susan M. Brookhart. Learning Targets: Helping Students Aim for Understanding in Today's Lesson. ASCD, 2012.

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Professional Development Updates

Please refer to the September PD Calendar below. This calendar includes all trainings available in the district. If there is a training you are interested in attending and you have not been contacted by me , please let me know.
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Important Information

  • Mandatory Reporting: Please make sure to contact administration in the event you have to make a report.
  • Communication: In an effort to keep you informed, we are using several different forms of communication such as e-mail, Weekly Faculty Newsletter, Morning Show, & Microsoft Outlook calendar invitations. It is important that you pay attention to each of these items so you will not miss important information.
  • Classlink: If you do not have a link to classlink on your computer or Cleartouch board, please refer to the e-mail Mrs. Stewart sent on August 30th.
  • Baseline Edge: We do not have access to Baseline Edge at this time. I will let you know as soon as it is available to access.
  • Deliberate Practice: Goal #1 - As a result of incorporating daily learning targets in my classroom, students will increase their ______ performance from ____ to ____.
  • School-wide Reading Initiative: It is expected that ALL 4th Period teachers present this initiative to students as an opportunity for growth and participate with the exception of those classes that are exempt such as Advanced Placement classes.
  • Dress Code: Please remember that shorts for both boys and girls must be at the knee. I would ask that ALL 1st period teachers monitor the dress code.
  • Cell Phone Usage in the Classroom: It is imperative ALL teachers adhere to the following classroom procedures regarding cell phone usage in the classroom. All cell phones are to be off and out of sight in the classroom. This includes listening to music with earphones. Classroom Disciplinary Procedures regarding cell phones: Record the infraction on the Behavior Tracking Form in the Student Planner and take the phone up. The phone should be sent to the office and parents will be contacted. It is imperative we all have the same expectations regarding cell phone usage in the classroom.
  • Attendance: Attendance should be taken each day. Secondary teachers need to take attendance each period in an effort to monitor students throughout the day.
  • Safety:
  1. During a fire drill, do not exit the classroom without administrative authorization. Once administrative authorization has been given, switch all lights off, keep doors unlocked, take your class roster with you, and exit the building.
  2. ALL classroom doors MUST be locked at all times.
  • Field Trips & Transportation: Transportation is in need of bus drivers and do not have enough to fill their current routes. In an effort to assist transportation, please be mindful of field trip times and adjust the leaving and returning times so it will not interfere with daily routes.
  • Passes: If you give verbal permission for students to go to the bathroom before the tardy bell, please ask them to take a pass.
  • Substitutes: Please use only the CURRENT and APPROVED Substitute List if you choose to obtain your own substitutes.
  • Passwords: Please do NOT give out your passwords to anyone.
  • Absences: Any time you are going to be out, please contact Ms. Cain, Ms. Neale, or Mr. Jackson.

Calendar Additions:


NOTE: If there are any changes or additions, please contact the front office.

WCSD Health Screening

Tuesday, Sep. 4th, 8am

Auditorium

The following grades will be screened:

Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, and 6th grades

September Faculty Meeting

Tuesday, Sep. 4th, 3pm

Media Center

Elementary Dance

Friday, Sep. 7th, 2:45-4:45pm

Anderson Gym

Please make sure all students have their permission forms turned in.