Armstrong High School Weekly Update

Week Of April 20, 2015 to April 24, 2015 (Wk31)

"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.


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

If you have not done so already, please complete your Lesson Plan(s) Self-Evaluation that was due last week. By Departments, the links are below:




Monday April 20, 2015


Please make sure you are entering online attendance in the "attendance tab" and not the "daily attendance" tab in ASPEN


In in preparation for the State of the Division address, Dr. Bedden would like a full listing of student and staff awards/recognition. --- Please email me directly by 3:00 p.m. any recognitions that you are aware of - students or staff members - I have only received 1 recognition


CAP PLC Monday meeting with English, math, history, special education and science teachers


Content/Location

Monday, April 13


Reading/English/Boushall

Data



Math/Boushall

Data



History/Thompson

SLO/Instructional Planning

(Bring 2 hard copies of Lesson Plan for week of 4/20)



Science/Thompson

SLO/Instructional Planning

(Bring 2 hard copies of Lesson Plan for week of 4/20)


CTE Department will meet with Mrs. Carter - 2:15 p.m - Room 114


Wildcat Girls' Tennis hosts Poquoson at 4:30 pm.


Wildcat Softball travels to Collegiate for a 4:30 contest.


Tuesday April 21, 2015


Student Engagement Survey - administered through CTE classes - and select classes with cart on wheels


CTE Audit - select classes


Science Simulation Test


The JROTC Blood Drive will be held in the auditorium at 8:00 a.m.


Wildcat Boys' Tennis hosts Lee-Davis at 5:00 p.m.


Wildcat Baseball, Softball, and Soccer travel to Atlee for 6:00 p.m. games.


Extended Day -in classroom - individual - work in class or with content partner to plan for SOL remediation or 4th nine weeks planning


Wednesday April 22, 2015


SPED Audit - select classes


Science Simulation Test


Extended Day -in classroom - individual - work in class or with content partner to plan for SOL remediation or 4th nine weeks planning


Mandatory New teacher training - Richmond Technical Center - 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.


Thursday April 23, 2015


Leadership Team Meeting - Suite 107 - 7:45 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.


History Simulation Test


Men of Distinction - Select Students - 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.


Boys' Tennis hosts Highland Springs at 5:00 p.m.


Wildcat Soccer hosts Huguenot at 5:30 p.m.


Wildcat Baseball and Softball travel to Huguenot for 6:00 p.m. contests.


Report Cards will be mailed home ----


No extended hour - reporting


Transformation / Alliance Meeting - 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - Room 102


Friday April 24, 2015


The Biometric Health Screening sponsored by Cigna will be held on April 24th from 8:00 am to 12:50 p.m.


History Simulation Test


Oliver Hill Essay Contest - rough draft will be due on Monday - 500 words - help with proofreading and whatever your expertise can offer to make their essays better -the final draft will be due on Wednesday, April 22.


Wildcat Girls' Tennis hosts Lafayette at 4:00 p.m..


Wildcat Soccer hosts Henrico at 6:00 p.m.


Saturday April 25, 2015


Senior Prom - Hilton Garden - 8:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m. - See Mrs. Harris - Ms. Davis-Johnson - Mrs. Stith for additional information

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!
Wk 32: CTE Lesson Plan Self-Eval

Due Monday April 20, 2015 by 2:05 pm

Wk 32: English Lesson Plan Self-Eval

Due Monday April 20, 2015 by 2:05 pm

Wk 32: ExcEd Lesson Plan Self-Eval

Due Monday April 20, 2015 by 2:05 pm

Wk 32: Fine Arts Lesson Plan Self-Eval

Due Monday April 20, 2015 by 2:05 pm

Wk 32: Math Lesson Plan Self-Eval

Due Monday April 20, 2015 by 2:05 pm

Wk 32: Military/PE Lesson Plan Self-Eval

Due Monday April 20, 2015 by 2:05 pm

Wk 32: Science Lesson Plan Self-Eval

Due Monday April 20, 2015 by 2:05 pm

Wk 32: Social Studies Lesson Plan Self-Eval

Due Monday April 20, 2015 by 2:05 pm

In-House AHS Training Video

Need a quick reminder of what you are supposed to be doing for the Self-Evaluations? Click this button to review the training video!

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
  • VAAP teachers/team will meet every Tuesday until VAAP submission
  • Interactive Achievement -SOL practice test- "Simulations” will allow teachers to know what their students retained and what they must reteach. These will be administered AFTER all new content has been taught, but approximately 2-4 weeks prior to SOL testing. The Simulation window is March 30 – May 19 - more info to come---

  • The Biometric Health Screening sponsored by Cigna will be held on April 24th from 8:00 am to 12:50 pm for employees who wish to receive a discount in your rate. There is a sign-up sheet on the counter in the main office. Please sign up at your earliest convenience due to limited spacing.

  • Senior Prom - April 25, 2015 - Hilton Garden Hotel

  • Last day of School for Seniors - June 5, 2015

  • Monthly Faculty Meeting - April 27, 2015 - 2:20 p.m. - Room 211 - date change

  • ALTRIA THEATER - Monday, June 8, 2015 COMMENCEMENT REHEARSALS
  • Commencement - Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 3:00 p.m. Armstrong
  • 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!