Elementary Principals' Newsletter

January 2015

January is here and almost gone!

When was break? Seems like ages ago with all of the changes out of Lansing...


You can't keep up with everything! Make sure that you and your teachers are sharing in the job of keeping up with the information.


One step at a time...

Leadership in Action!

What were your big take aways?


What are you going to use?


What can you teach your teachers to use with parents and students?

School Leadership Resource Roundup

School Leadership: Resource Roundup is a treasure chest of various resources put together by the Edutopia Team. You will want to bookmark this one!

Resources to Share with Your Staff

PLC Activities

Time for a Midwinter Tune-Up?

Use this survey from Solution Tree to help your teams review their collaborative practices and goals.


Leadership Support for Team Development

This chart provides a description of various levels of team development. Use this to gauge where your teams are and use the strategies to help them move forward.

Job-Embedded PD Resources

The Teaching Channel provides a number of relevant topics with video and facilitation resources to use for leadership and staff meetings. Check out 40 Resources and Tools for Deeper Learning.


Considering lab classrooms to enhance your PLCs? Contact Lisa Madden for more information.

What's New?

Science Standards on HOLD

Originally the science standards were to be adopted and approved by the State Board of Education in December. Now, it looks like it will be April before they go back to the State Board. Stay Tuned...

M-Step

Click here to see sample test items.

Direct Link to Grade Level Classroom Activities and Performance Tasks


Additional information on M-Step

Spring of 2015 Testing Schedule


Update from Office of Assessment & Accountability

School Improvement

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Upcoming Professional Development at GISD

Our Winter E-Catalog is Here!

Here's the link to our latest PD offerings through March!

And There's More...

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