Weekly Warrior

Volume 8 Issue 13 February 13th, 2017

Important Dates

Feb 15th-EOC Testing for T2 during 1st & 2nd Block
Feb 15th-Dept Meetings
Feb 16th-Final Exams for 1st, 3rd, & 5th Block
Feb 17th-Final Exams for 2nd & 4th
Feb 17th-Talent Show 5th Block
Feb 20th-Growth Day
Feb 22nd-WorkKeys Testing--ALL Computer Labs will be in use for 1st - 3rd Blocks
Feb 22nd-PLC/Program Review Documentation
Feb 24th-Grades for Trimester 2 Posted by 3:30
March 8th-Faculty Meeting
March 14th-MAP Testing for 10th Grade through English Classes
March 15th-MAP Testing for 10th Grade through English Classes
March 15th-Dept Meetings
March 16th-MAP Testing for 9th Grade through Math Classes
March 17th-MAP Testing for 9th Grade through Math Classes
March 21st-Statewide ACT given to All Juniors
March 22nd-PLC/Program Review Documentation
March 30th-Book Genre Fair
April 19th-Statewide ACT Make-up Day

Kagan Day 5 training is scheduled for August 4th, 2017 with lunch on your own.

February 15th-EOC Testing

Please note on the calendar that on February 15th, T2 students will be EOC Testing if they are currently in Biology B, Honors Algebra 2B, or US History B. Please make sure that you take this into account when getting all other classes ready for their final exams. Final Exam Review will need to occur on Monday, February 13th and Tuesday, February 14th to ensure that those who are pulled from your class on Wednesday, February 15th will be prepared for your final exams.

Final Exams and Posting Grades for Trimester 2

Final Exams will be given to your 1st/3rd/5th block classes on Thursday, February 16th. On Friday, February 17th, students will take final exams for their 2nd/4th block classes. Grades for Trimester 2 should be posted by 3:30 on Friday, February 24th.

Directions for Posting Grades:

When posting your final grades for your classes, please post in this order, 1st - Term Grade, 2nd - Exam Grade, 3rd - Final Grade, so that IC will calculate the grade correctly. If you didn’t add a final exam category at the beginning of the trimester, you will need to do that before you are able to enter final exam grades for students. Instructions are below:

  1. Posting Term Grade; click the Red Post then SAVE.
  2. Posting Exam Grade; Select Exam Grade under "Task" at top. If you have not added a category called or an assignment called "Exam" then you must add one at this point.
    • Adding a Category - Settings, Add, Name it Exam, Weight 1, Save
    • Adding Exam Assignment - Quick add Assignment, fill in name and abbreviation, select all sections that apply. Scroll down to "Grading Tasks", check Exam Grade and fill in # of points.
    • Enter grades in the Assignment Column
    • Click the red Post
    • Click SAVE

3. Posting Final Grade; Select Final Grade under "Task" at top, click red Post, then click SAVE

Youth Mental Health First Aid

It is a requirement in our district that ALL staff must be trained in Youth Mental Health First Aid. The training will be provided on the iLearn days this year, located at Northern Middle and Southern Middle in their libraries. The training runs from 8:00 - 3:30 and will hold up to 36 people. If you haven't attended this training, please email Lori Price with the specific location (NMS or SMS) and the specific iLearn day (Day 1, Day 2, or Day 3, etc.) and carbon Ms. Ellis when you send it.

This is NOT the same training that we will have on our Growth Day during the afternoon. On our February 20th Growth Day, teachers will be trained on Trauma Informed Care (part 2).

Success With Higher Standards

Southwestern High School will strive to graduate every student college/career ready and prepared for the 21st century.