GRIFFIN TIMES

Once a Griffin, Always a Griffin!

THE GRIFFIN WAY

GRIFFINS....

G reet everyone with respect.

R espond to adversity with GRIT!

I mmerse themselves in learning.

F ocus on being calm and cool!

F ollow their shot to the trash can!

I Pads are used as educational tools.

N ever ever give up!


W ill be College and Career Ready.

A cknowledge positive behaviors (4:1 Challenge)

Y earn to learn beyond the bell!

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Monday, March 16

College Awareness Month!

Last week to purchase Scholastic Books!

US History Performance Tasks

Parent English Class 9:15am- 11:15am in Rm 403

Scholastic Book Fair @Library

Tuesday, March 17

World Culture Performance Tasks

Parent English Class 9:15am-11:15am in Rm 604

Scholastic Book Fair @Library

Food Distribution 4-6pm @NCM

Wednesday, March 18

College Awareness Wednesday – Wear your College T-Shirt!

“College Making it Happen” Raffle! @Lunch

“College Making it Happen” Parent Night! 6pm @Cafeteria & 701

Parent English Class 9:15am- 11:15am in Rm 403

Ready Step Mtg. 10am-12pm @Dist. Office (CARREON)

Admin. Mtg 1pm

Tech Café (Canvas w/Damico) 3:30-4:30pm Rm 403

Scholastic Book Fair @Library

Thursday, March 19

Non-Uniform Day (for attending College Making it Happen!)

Principal’s Mtg. 8-12pm

Top 80 AR Ice Cream!

Math Performance Tasks

College Door Contest Judging @Adv - Counselors

Scholastic Book Fair @Library

Poetry Slam during lunch @Library

Friday, March 20

Extended Lunch Schedule – Basketball Game!

“College Making it Happen” Attendance Pizza Party! 7th-9th @Adv

College Door Winner – Ice Cream Party!

Non-Uniform Day (for winning AR Advisory!)

Math 8 & Integrated Math Performance Tasks

Raffle @Lunch

Callibration &Planning Seminar Rm or 507 – Science Teachers

Calendar Mtg. 9am @ Conference Rm

Counselor Dept. Mtg. 9:30am

Saturday, March 21

Saturday GAP 8-12pm @ Cafeteria

Robotics class w/Adan 8-12pm @ Cafeteria

Girls’ softball game 8am @SOM


UP COMING EVENT

MARCH – College Awareness Month! Women’s History, National Poetry Month! Spring Break March 23-April 3 School resumes April-6! La Liga Premier each Sunday until Jul-27, MAGKAISA @SUHI 8am-12pm April 18th

PERFORMANCE TASKS

March 12 - Integrated Math 2 & 3

March 16 - US History

March 17 - World Cultures

March 19 - Integrated Math 7/2/3 and Gen Sci 2, INT Math 2&3

March 20 - Integrated Math 8 and Integrated Math 1,2,3

April 6 - World Geography and World History / ELA

April 13 - ELA

April 16 - Biology

April 20 - May 1 - SBAC testing in ELA and Math

April 24 - Math Pull out for Calibration and Scoring


SBAC - More info to come. Mr. Muro

NUTRITION BREAK SUPERVISION Please be at your assigned area

Area / Teacher

Vending Machines ..............

ASB lines.................................

9th Grade Carts..................Arellano

Cafe Windows.....................Howard

Inside Cafeteria.....................Lynn

N. Cafeteria Line...................Gupta

9th grade lawn.....................McCarty

Weekly Tutoring

MONDAY.................SOCIAL SCIENCE

TUESDAY..................SCIENCE / ELD

WEDNESDAY............ENGLISH / ELD

THURSDAY...............MATH

FRIDAY.....................ANY DEPARTMENT

NO API FOR THE 2014-15 SCHOOL YEAR

California State Board of Education Approves Suspension of

State’s Accountability Measurement System

SACRAMENTO— State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today announced that the State Board of Education voted unanimously to suspend the Academic Performance Index (API) for the 2014-15 school year as the state develops a more comprehensive accountability system based on multiple measures rather than a single index.


“One of my top priorities is developing an accountability system that meets California’s needs by looking at a broad range of measures defining student and school success, rather than relying on just one test,” said Torlakson. “This will give us a complete picture rather than a narrow view.”


The board acted on Torlakson’s recommendation as well as that of the Public Schools Accountability Act Advisory Committee that called for the development of a new accountability system to rate school performance. The new system would be designed to focus on multiple indicators, such as graduation data and student preparedness for college and career, and not only on test scores.


The advisory committee also reported that because the transition to such a system will be a long-term process, the earliest an accountability report could be produced is fall of 2016.


For more information on the suspension of the API, please access Item 6 on the State Board of Education agenda.

COLLEGE AWARENESS WEDNESDAY

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