PRIDE OF THE TRIBE
Week of November 11, 2019
Teacher Brag Board!
"I don't know if you recall that I told you that assigning an Academic Detention when students don't submit assignments is very effective, but I can't find a way to make it administratively easy so that I can consistently and easily keep it up.
I tried a new strategy yesterday. It took a bit of time, but I used School Status to individually contact every parent whose child has a missing assignment. I have already heard back from 60% of them! I have asked them if their child can come before school to complete the missing work. Hopefully, this will get the work done. Also, hopefully, the students will be more diligent to turn in assignments to avoid me contacting their parents.
I keep trying things! We'll see if this pays off." ~ Andrea Jones. (Math)
Give her idea a try!
Nuts and Bolts
Failure Forms - Due Wednesday, November 13th.
Block Scheduling: We appreciate all the feedback received from teachers, students, and parents about block scheduling. After reviewing the data we have decided to hold off on implementing a new schedule for the 2020-2021 school year. Future talks about scheduling options will continue in order to provide students with the most effective learning opportunities.
Watch A Pro - Be sure to complete one observation before the end of the semester and turn the form into your appraiser.
Power Zone - Are you in the Power Zone at least 70% of each class period? Be intentional in all you do!
Indian Walks is scheduled for December 9th.
- CTE/Elective Department Meeting @ 7:45 am
- Girls Basketball vs Van Alstyne @ Van Alstyne, 5:00 pm
- Math/Science Department Meeting @ 7:45 am
- Volleyball Playoffs vs Celina @ Memorial HS, Frisco, 7:00 pm
- English/SS Department Meeting @ 7:45 am
- Failure Forms Due
- Senior Graduation Orders During Lunches
- SISD Board Meeting @ 6:00 PM
- Girls Basketball vs Nevada Community @ SHS, 5:00 PM
- Bass Fishing Tournament @ Lake Ray Hubbard
November 22nd - All Staff Can Leave At 2:00 PM!
I LEAVE YOU WITH THIS...
"It is appropriate and needed for teachers to raise concerns, identify challenges, and challenge the status quo. (That’s one way schools improve.) The way it is expressed will have a huge impact on whether it is productive and whether it contributes to a stronger culture." ~@SteeleThoughts