Armstrong High School Weekly Update

Week Of June 8, 2015 to June 12, 2015 (Wk38)

"Inspiring Excellence @ 212 Degrees”


  • 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.
  • Don't forget to return to Ms. Blount your daily inspirational thought to be read over the announcements. Feel free to submit multiple thoughts of inspiration!
  • Implementation of the 5-5-5 Parent Call Log has begun – Please see Mrs. Carter if you need additional information


Attendance

Teachers are reminded that Daily Attendance is to be taken in ASPEN within the first 15 minutes of class each period. Using 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.



SOL COMPUTER PREPARATION


All computer systems (including laptops) that are used during SOL testing should be turned on and logged into the RPS network for no less than 3 days and 4 hours each day/every week.

Laptops need to be removed from the carts, powered on and remain opened. A manual restart is needed to ensure the updates have taken place.

Stationary labs need a manual restart a minimum of twice a week. These devices are always powered on and connected to the network; however, the manual restart finalizes the completion of the updates. In order to reach all devices in a timely method, all required updates will be handled in this order.



Your time and effort are always appreciated. Thank you again for your very important part in the testing of the district’s children.


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 @ 212 Degrees "Taming Your SOLs"

Monday - June 8, 2015


All grades on due on Aspen by Friday - June 12, 2015 by 2:00 p.m.


Report Cards will be printed Monday Morning June 15th - all teachers will assist with inserting all pertinent material to go in report card envelopes - Tuesday morning


Term Grads and Underclassmen Expedited Retakes


Read aloud and Small group testing


After School Tutoring - All subjects -- All students who still need coursework assistance and SOL remediation


Graduation Rehearsal Armstrong Auditorium 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.


Seniors Depart Armstrong High School at 10:30 a.m. for 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. practice at Altria Theater


National Honor Society Induction Ceremony - 1:00 p.m. - Auditorium


Tuesday June 9, 2015


Exam 1st & 5th EXAM


Term Grads and Underclassmen Expedited Retakes


Read aloud and Small group testing


After School Tutoring - All subjects -- All students who still need coursework assistance and SOL remediation


Graduation - The Class of 2015 would like to extend an invitation to all faculty and staff members to participate in the processional - 141st Commencement - at the Altria Center. All faculty and staff members who are marching in -- must have on cap and gown or all black. We will begin lining up at 2:30 p.m. in the basement of the Altria Center. Graduation will begin promptly at 3:00 p.m. with the processional.


Wednesday June 10, 2015


Exam 2nd & 6th EXAM


Term Grads and Underclassmen Expedited Retakes - see schedule above


Read aloud and Small group testing


After School Tutoring - All subjects -- All students who still need coursework assistance and SOL remediation


Underclassmen Award Ceremony

When: Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Time: 3 p.m.

Where: AHS Auditorium or Media Center


Thursday June 11, 2015


Homeroom - Locker Cleanout - 7:25 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. see attachment memo


Exam 3rd & 7th EXAM


Term Grads and Underclassmen Expedited Retakes


Read aloud and Small group testing


After School Tutoring - All subjects -- All students who still need coursework assistance and SOL remediation


Friday June 12, 2015


Half a day for students


Staff lunch 11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.


Staff to work on grades 11:45 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.


All grades on Aspen by 2:00 p.m.


Exam 4th & 8th EXAM


4th- 7:25 - 8: 55 a.m.

8th 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


1st lunch 9:45 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.

2nd lunch 10:35 a.m - 11:00 a.m.


All staff to assist with dismissal - outside


Term Grads and Underclassmen Expedited Retakes - see schedule above


Read aloud and Small group testing - see testing manual

Locker Cleanout Memo

Click here for Details

End Of Year Testing Calendar

Testing Calendar for April, May, and June of 2015

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!
Due Dates for Lesson Plans & Data

Although this document has been sent out on multiple occasions, this button has been added so that you can conveniently link to the document when needed.

Lesson Plan Self-Eval Rubric

Button Linking to our Lesson Plan Self-Evaluation Rubric. Questions, Comments, Concerns? Contact your Department Chair, Cluster Administrator, or Principal for support!

ASPEN HOW TO: Access Your Students' SOL Scores

AHS 2014 Quick Glance Document to assist in finding your students' previous SOL scores

Concerns and Updates


  • Are your lesson plans updated and outside of your door?
  • Lesson Planning Training – please sign up for additional support
  • Underclassmen Exam Schedule - June 9 -1st & 5th - June 10th - 2nd & 6th - June 11th -3rd & 7th - June 12th - 4th & 8th
  • Schedule for Friday June 12 - 4th & 8th --- 4th- 7:25 - 8: 55 a.m. - and - 8th 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - 1st lunch 9:45 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. --- 2nd lunch 10:35 a.m - 11:00 a.m.
  • ALTRIA THEATER - Monday, June 8, 2015 COMMENCEMENT REHEARSAL 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • Commencement - Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 3:00 p.m. Armstrong
  • Report Cards will be printed Monday Morning June 15th - all teachers will assist with inserting all pertinent material to go in report card envelopes - Tuesday morning
  • End of year Faculty Meeting Cook-Out - Tuesday - June 16th - 12:00 p.m. - Media Center - lunch will be served at 11:30 p.m.
  • 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!
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