Mr. Ebeling's Updates
The Big Freeze Edition
Again, welcome back and enjoy some nuggets of information below. As always, my door is open (unless it is closed). Please come to me with any questions, cares or concerns.
The New Golden Apple Award Process
This year's nominated teachers:
Chad Vanden Hoogen
Erin Van Enkevort
Principal get's list of nominated teachers. Using supplied rubric, Principal makes a decision on one teacher or team to move forward in the process. Principal sends name to Damian and the Cabinet to review and give their okay. Principal notifies nominees. These names will be printed in the Press Gazzette mid January. Application is filled out with teacher or team and turned in by January 28th for blind review by the Partners of Education (Chamber of Commerce).
Feb 5: 40 teachers of distinction announced and top 12
Feb 24: Final 6 selected
March: Surprise school visits
April 20th: Golden Apple Event
As always, we have so many great things going on in our school that it is hard to pinpoint just one, but after reviewing the scoring rubric, I am excited to move the KINDERGARTEN TEAM forward in the Golden Apple process. This team continues to cooperatively work together, stretch expectations for their students and selves, and effectively implement personalized learning aspects that have made a more engaging, student-centered, and rigorous learning experience for students. I am excited to move this team forward in the process and know that our school will rally around them to support their efforts, as this award would be on behalf of ALL OF THE AWESOMENESS HAPPENING AT BAY HARBOR!!!
Sailor Behavior Expecations
Here's some need to knows:
- SAILOR PRIDE TICKETS: All staff should give out SAILOR PRIDE cards to students showing exemplary leadership
- Staff should put their name on the card as well as the student's for a chance to win
- Student receives a clip up and should bring the card to the office for a Monday morning drawing.
- GOLDEN TICKETS: These should be given out (verbally or with a ticket) to all classes showing awesome behaviors in any situation (not just hallway or coatroom). Use the provided clip up chart to track. When you hit 5, send a student down with the appropriate certificate to notify the office.
- Continue to teach, model, re-teach, and reinforce positive behaviors
The goal is to keep talking about and celebrating POSITIVE BEHAVIORS at Bay Harbor and to make things fun and exciting for the students!
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Twitter...Let's do this!
Never tweeted before?
If you would like to participate, but have never used Twitter before, a set of complete and easy-to-follow instructions on setting up an account and getting started are available here. Twitter has it's own lingo and etiquette, but don't let it scare you. This blogpost covers the basics, or check out this post by an educator - 5 Tips for Teachers Getting Started on Twitter.
Please be sure to let me know you are on twitter by shooting out a tweet and tagging @EbelingHssd. This is the best and quickest PD and sharing of great news tool I have come across.
Substitute Teacher Information
*Please also be sure to put your absence into the sub system as soon as possible so that more time is given to find a sub.
As a reminder, they have grant money and really want to support enriching types of activities that will benefit the learning and engage the students.
Friday, January 22nd Schedule and February 22nd
Friday, January 22 is an OPTIONAL teacher workday. In other words, teachers can work but are not required to work. The afternoon is listed as “Inservice”. The inservice is simply to allow teachers time to complete their 4 hours of required inservice time that they are obligated to each year (but is still not recorded like it had been in the past).
February 22nd is a non-contract day so teachers are NOT required to work.
If you have any questions let me know.
Conferences will begin on Thursday, February 11th after school.