TEAM TALK

1-10-16 "I Touch the Future, I Teach" Christa McAuliffe

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URGENT Action Items

  • Faculty Meeting - There will be a Faculty Mtg on Tuesday at 2:26 p.m. in the Library. The topic will be School Safety. Officer Slothower will be presenting.
  • AP Teachers, from Last Year, are being recognized at the School Board Meeting this Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at West Pottsgrove Elementary School
  • Keystones Start next week - Algebra Keystones begin Tuesday & Wednesday
  • See Clearances Requirements Below - for all volunteers

Winter Keystone Exams

Keystone Winter exams begin in December and go through January. The Keystone Exams are Pennsylvania’s state end of course assessments in Algebra I, Biology and English Literature. Students currently enrolled in one of the related content area courses are required to take the Keystone at the end of the course. For the Winter exam testing window, students who did not score proficient, on a previous exam, will be taking the exam during the Winter testing windows.


Check out our district's webpage for more information on Keystone Exams: http://www.pgsd.org/domain/681


Students will take the Keystone Exams on their laptop computers in a controlled testing environment.


1/12/2016 – Tuesday – Algebra Keystone Exam (2 HOUR DELAY) - Students taking the exam report at regular time; whereas, all other students report on a 2 Hour Delay - Busses will run at both times.


1/13/2016 – Wednesday – Algebra Keystone Exam (2 HOUR DELAY) - Students taking the exam report at regular time; whereas, all other students report on a 2 Hour Delay - Busses will run at both times.

Events This Week

Monday: Department Meeting - 2:23 High School Library

Tuesday: Algebra I Keystone Testing (AM Western Center Students should report at normal time) - 2 hour delay bus schedule for all remaining students

Faculty meeting in the Library.

Wednesday: Booster Club Meeting 7:00 p.m. - High School Library
Algebra I Keystone Testing (ROTC and AM Western Center Students should report at normal time) - 2 hour delay bus schedule for all remaining students

Booster Club Meeting - 7:00 p.m. High School Library

Thursday: Literature Keystone Focus Group - 2:23 High School Library

Friday:

Teachers Needed for AP/Dual Enrollment/STEAM Night

Teachers are needed to showcase their work with AP/Dual Enrollment/STEAM on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the HS Cafeteria. This is a perfect opportunity to market your program and to share a testimonial about the benefits of these important courses.


Please let Mrs. Ludy know if you are able to attend.

Social Studies Hallway CLOSED

The Social Studies hallway is closed due to construction. It will remain closed to all students and staff up and until March 1, 2016. Please work with students as they may be late because of needing to walk all the way around to get to class.

Clearances Needed Now

Volunteers at PGHS - All Volunteers must have clearances in accordances with the guidelines set forth on the district website at http://www.pgsd.org/domain/692 - Volunteers are not permitted to work with students if the clearances are not submitted to Mrs. Ludy and Mr. DeRenzo.

Renovation Update

The Social Studies hallway is closed for all Students/Staff until March 1, 2016.


Click Here to learn more about Renovations


Since we have limited parking in the South Parking Lot, please park in the Tennis Court (West Parking Lot)

SIP (School Improvement Plan) Goal #1 & Goal #2

Goal #1 - Establish a system within the school that fully ensures the consistent implementation of standards-aligned curricula across all classrooms for all students.


Goal #2 - Establish a system within the school that fully ensures the consistent implementation of effective instructional practices across all classrooms.

Listen, Learn, Lead Sessions

Dr. Ziegler will be in the Library during the times below to Listen, Learn, and Lead about how we can make our school better for every student. These meetings are completely VOLUNTARY and Bill has no agenda but to listen and learn.

Listen: He will listen to your ideas on how to improve our school for students.

Learn: He will learn with you a new learning tool that you are interested in trying or exploring.

Lead: He will partner with you in leading something that achieves success for every student.


Dates: Thursday, January 28, 2016 1:30-2:00 p.m. in Library

DiLE Rubric Walkthroughs Begin December 1, 2015

As you may remember, our district designed the DiLE Rubric last year to asses the use of technology in classrooms. Please take some time to review this rubric and let a member of the Principal Team know if you have any questions. To date, everyone, except for three of you, has had a walkthrough with the Danielson Framework. Starting on December 1 and through the end of the second marking period, our walkthrough focus will be placed on the DiLE Rubric.


You can review the DiLE Rubric by going to this website: https://docs.google.com/a/pgsd.org/forms/d/11x0t0XHE386F1Bt8Odm8Dr2Hc77zpXhIxUIhsg4z7G0/viewform


Please don’t hesitate to contact a member of the Principal Team if you have any questions.

Schoology Expectations for Second Semester

Starting in the Second Semester, the following Schoology Expectations are in place: https://docs.google.com/document/d/10BBy4ADxOLUVHfBO7C1ZU1lGZ4l-0Y2Gn4zmT53Zmro/edit

Remind Alerts for Faculty/Staff

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TERM DATES

Term Dates

High School

Semester 1

First Quarter - 9/14/15-11/6/15

Second Quarter - 11/9/15-1/25/16 (exclusive of mid-term exams)

Exam 1 – 1/26-1/28

Semester 2

Third Quarter - 1/29/16-4/8/16

Fourth Quarter - 4/11/16 - 6/10/16 (exclusive of final exams)

Exam 2 - 6/13/16 - 6/15/16

Upcoming Events

1/11/2016 - Monday - Department Meeting

1/12/2016 - Tuesday - Algebra I Keystone Testing (AM Western Center Students should report at normal time) - 2 hour delay bus schedule for all remaining students
Faculty Meeting

1/13/2016 - Wednesday - Algebra I Keystone Testing (ROTC and AM Western Center Students should report at normal time) - 2 hour delay bus schedule for all remaining students
Booster Club Meeting 7:00 p.m. - High School Library

1/14/2016 - Thursday - Literature Keystone Focus Group


1/22/2016 - Friday - Color Day 7:30 a.m. - 2:17 p.m.


1/25/2016 - Monday - 8th Grader Parent Scheduling Night at PGHS Cafeteria 6:30 p.m.


1/26/2016 - Tuesday - Mid-terms dismissal at 11:10 a.m.


1/27/2016 - Wednesday - Mid-terms dismissal at 11:10 a.m.


1/28/2016 - Thursday - Mid-terms dismissal at 11:10 a.m. & End of 2nd marking period


1/29/2016 - Friday - 1st day of the 3rd marking period


2/04/2016 - Thursday - AP/Dual Enrollment/STEAM Night - High School Cafeteria


2/10/206 - Wednesday - Booster Club Meeting - High School Library


2/12/2016 - Friday - Teacher Staff Development Day - No Students


2/15/2016 - Monday - No School - President's Day


2/22/2016 - Monday - PTSA Meeting - High School Library