Dare to be Different!
Blog: A Blur
-Everyone was so flexible on eclipse day. Good thing we have 7 years to plan for the next one.....
-The Genius Hour projects I reviewed were nothing short of unbelievable. Our teachers are awesome!
-At my District Tech Meeting yesterday, Mark commented on how far along our building is in terms of Canvas implementation!
-We had a record turnout at All Pro Dads this morning!
-The emails coming from our committees are outstanding. The student and teacher experience here at East will benefit because of it!
That is only a small portion of this week.......this is a pretty awesome place when you sit back and reflect. Pat yourself on the back.....you deserve it!
Reminder! First Period Tardies
The Instructional/Technology audit is required by the IDOE as part of the Innovation Planning Grant. It is designed to achieve an outside perspective on the implementation and integration of technology into the classroom. It answers questions such as ‘How are teachers utilizing technology in the classroom?’, ‘What is the vision of technology integration in the district?’, ‘Is the vision communicated and shared with all stakeholders?’, ‘Is the integration of technology happening at a surface or deep level?’ These and other questions help the audit team to make recommendations related to professional learning for staff. The audit identifies strengths and challenges of the technology integration. The strengths can then be celebrated and the challenges addressed through a comprehensive Professional Learning Plan.
The auditors are Duke Lines and Laurie Ferry from CIESC. Some buildings may have both of them or just one of them.
Solar Eclipse 2017
FIRST FRIDAY REMINDER!!!!
Goal and Growth information will need to be entered into PIVOT by September 1. Information on goal and growth plans can be found in the Teacher Evaluation Handbook on pages 11-14. Our building goals remain 90% ISTEP and less than 10% D-F rate.
Still stuck? You can schedule me to come to your room during PREP on any day to assist. Just click on the Calendly link below and pick a meeting time. After you submit we will both be sent Outlook invites.
0 D/F - 827
1 D/F - 223
2 D/F - 116
3 D/F - 59
4 D/F - 32
D/F rate - 35%
It is early and many of us only have one assessment in the grade book, but we need to persistent with our students and parents about getting work in. Simply capturing our single D/F students would put our D/F rate at 17%. We got this!
Here is the link to next week: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1UFYeuwpWlLaOmkNIai_B0wLdGh2JTi2f7padP3MCJ9I/edit?usp=sharing
All 6th Grade
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Counselor Sign Up Process
Counselor Request Forms are now 100% electronic. Students can sign up to speak with a counselor from any device that has internet access. Chromebooks are set up in the office for students to make a request. Teachers: you can save this link on your computer or ipad, and students can sign up directly from your room! As always, if a student is in crisis they will be seen by a counselor immediately.
Child Abuse & Duty to Report
An individual who has reason to believe that a child is a victim of abuse or neglect shall make a report to DCS or local law enforcement immediately. This applies to every staff member in the building. Please review the Child Abuse & Duty to Report information by clicking here.
High Ability Identification Process
The high ability identification process is outlined here. This process applies to current 6th and 7th grade students; with placement decisions for the 18-19 school year. Recommendations can be made from now until January 12th. If you have questions, please see Kyle or Sarah.
21st Century Scholars at Parent Teacher Conferences
There will be a representative from 21st Century Scholars with us on the evening of Parent Teacher Conferences, from 2:30pm-5:30pm. This is a great opportunity for parents of our 7th and 8th graders to get signed up for the program! As you contact parents about conferences, please let them know about this wonderful opportunity in Computer Lab 605! Here is a list of items parents will need to get enrolled in 21st Century Scholars.