Week of May 2, 2016- Teacher Appreciation Week
My message this week is one of extreme gratitude. I want to take this moment to tell you that although this week is designated as Teacher Appreciation Week, I appreciate you each and every day. As teachers you have one of the toughest professions. You are molding our future while being pulled in many different directions. I may not always see or even recognize everything you do for our school and our students, but know this, You are making a difference! Without you Longfellow teachers, our students would not be able to accomplish what so many have so far. The great thing about teaching is that your influence can never be erased. Take time this week to enjoy the small tokens of appreciation that we have planned for you. Most importantly take time to enjoy making a difference in the lives of our students! Make it a great week of teaching and learning!
Key Action #1
Promote a college and career going culture
Key Action #2
Provide differentiated professional development, individual support plans and effective feedback and coaching.
Key Action #3
Increase the advanced levels through data driven rigorous instruction and progress monitoring.
Our vision is to create a nationally recognized academy of 21st century learners equipped with the necessary academic and social skills to make a positive impact in an evolving global society.
MissionOur mission is to empower Henry W. Longfellow learners to excel in an evolving society through a challenging academic and collaborative environment that includes specialized courses, leadership development, enhancement of critical thinking skills, and career exploration.
Commitment Statements by Department
As ELAR educators we commit to:
Reading complex text;
Incorporating strategies that prompt critical thinking;
Student generated questioning;
Having students reference quotes in writing;
Giving students multiple opportunities to respond to text orally and written; and
Effective annotation strategies according to genres.
As MATH educators, we commit to:
effective facilitation in a student-centered classroom;
more student-led discussions;
Bloom’s Taxonomy and higher order questioning;
students creating math problems;
the discussion of essential questions;
multiple representations of both problems and solutions, multiple response strategies, and student voice; and
connect to interdisciplinary courses (real-life application).
As SCIENCE educators, we commit to:
providing a safe space where students can make mistakes, ask questions, challenge existing ideas, develop new ideas, and critique explanations and solutions; and
giving students opportunities to learn in different ways including student-driven instruction, labs, exploration, research, modeling activities, and connecting learning to pre-existing knowledge.
As SOCIAL STUDIES educators, we commit to:
an environment of collaboration, challenge, and relevancy through passionate instruction;
fostering discussion; and engaging students with meaningful dialogue candidly relating to real-world experiences.
Varsity Band Receives a 2nd Division Rating at Sandy Lake
STAAR Pep Rally
Important Dates to Remember
FSAC @ 7:30
STAAR Testing Meeting@ 3:45
SBDM@ 5:00 PMMay 4
Algebra 1 EOC
Last Day of Tutoring
Week of May 9
STAAR Math,Reading, Science, Social Studies
TEI Roster Verification Window
SLO's completed and entered into Schoolnet