11-16-2015 Teachers are the Molder of Dreams - Guy Doud
Kudos to Steve Burdan for Leading the Veterans Day Breakfast
URGENT Action Items
- Keystone Certification Training: Complete by Nov 24 at 8:00 p.m. and give certificate to Mr. Daney. http://www.pstattraining.net/
- SWBIS Surveys: Please complete the two surveys below by Dec 4th - see information below regarding these surveys - Team Talk talks about SWPBIS further down: https://www.pbisassessment.org/Anon/Kfe204sY200 https://www.pbisassessment.org/Anon/Kfe204oY200
Events This Week
PTSA Meeting 7:30 p.m. - High School Library
School Board Meeting 7:30 p.m. - Ringing Rocks Elementary
Tuesday: Leadership Meeting 2:25 p.m. - High School Library
Wednesday: The Fabulous Fable Factory Performance 7:00 p.m. - High School Auditorium $3.00 Admission
Thursday: Keystone Focus Group 2:25 p.m. - High School Library
AP Focus Group 2:20 p.m. - High School Library
Mandatory Athletic Meeting 6:30 p.m. - High School Auditorium
Italy Info Meeting for Parents and Students 6:30 p.m. - High School LGI across from Cafeteria
Saturday: Fall Ball 6:00 p.m. - Spring Ford Country Club
Listen, Learn, Lead Sessions
Listen: He will listen to your ideas on how to improve our school for students.
Learn: He will learn with you a new learning tool that you are interested in trying or exploring.
Lead: He will partner with you in leading something that achieves success for every student.
Dates: Monday, November 16, 2015 - 2:45 - 3:15 p.m. in the Library
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. in the Library
DiLE Rubric Walkthroughs Begin December 1, 2015
As you may remember, our district designed the DiLE Rubric last year to asses the use of technology in classrooms. Please take some time to review this rubric and let a member of the Principal Team know if you have any questions. To date, everyone, except for three of you, has had a walkthrough with the Danielson Framework. Starting on December 1 and through the end of the second marking period, our walkthrough focus will be placed on the DiLE Rubric.
You can review the DiLE Rubric by going to this website: https://docs.google.com/a/pgsd.org/forms/d/11x0t0XHE386F1Bt8Odm8Dr2Hc77zpXhIxUIhsg4z7G0/viewform
Please don’t hesitate to contact a member of the Principal Team if you have any questions.
Surveys To Complete for SWPBIS (School Wide Positive Behavior Intervention System)
PBIS Assessment is a web-based application designed to assist in high-fidelity, sustained implementation of school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (SWPBIS). A major feature of SWPBIS is the commitment to ongoing assessment of implementation. PBIS Assessment provides surveys for teams to take as they examine their level of SWPBIS adoption and guides them through the process for improving implementation to benefit students, families, and the overall school culture.
Please complete each of the two surveys independently, following the links provided:
The School Safety Survey (SSS) is a multiple-response survey taken staff to help teams determine risk and protective factors for the school. The SSS summary identifies what training and support may be needed related to school safety and violence prevention in the school.
This is the link for the Safety Survey:
The Self-Assessment Survey (SAS) is an annual, multiple-response survey to help teams identify the staff perception of implementation status and improvement priority for school-wide, classroom, non-classroom, and individual student systems.
This is the Link for the Self-Assessment Survey:
The SWPBIS Team consists of the following teachers/staff members:
- Mark Shuster
- Lisa Childs
- Jim Swiggard
- Antonio Montes
- Steve Burdan
- Todd Van Horn
- James Dargan
- Eric Daney
- Bill Ziegler
Winter Keystone Exams
Check out our district's webpage for more information on Keystone Exams: http://www.pgsd.org/domain/681
Students will take the Keystone Exams on their laptop computers in a controlled testing environment.
12/8/2015 - Tuesday - Literature Keystone Exam (NO 2 Hour Delay)
12/9/2015 - Wednesday - Literature Keystone Exam (NO 2 Hour Delay)
12/15/2015 - Tuesday - Biology Keystone Exam (NO 2 Hour Delay)
12/16/2015 - Wednesday - Biology Keystone Exam (NO 2 Hour Delay)
1/12/2016 – Tuesday – Algebra Keystone Exam (2 HOUR DELAY) - Students taking the exam report at regular time; whereas, all other students report on a 2 Hour Delay - Busses will run at both times.
1/13/2016 – Wednesday – Algebra Keystone Exam (2 HOUR DELAY) - Students taking the exam report at regular time; whereas, all other students report on a 2 Hour Delay - Busses will run at both times.
Schoology Expectations for Second Semester
If you haven't done so already please share your comments/questions around the Schoology Expectations for the Second Semester. Deadline to share is Wednesday, November 18, 2015. Go to https://docs.google.com/document/d/10BBy4ADxOLUVHfBO7C1ZU1lGZ4l-0Y2Gn4zmT53Zmro/edit
Since we have limited parking in the South Parking Lot, please park in the Tennis Court (West Parking Lot)
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Patrick replaces Brian Cooper as our Technician at PGHS.
Terry replaces Shakeema Elam as Michael Kilgore's 1-1
A para-educator for Special Education
Willkommen to Lisa Merritt, German Teacher
First Quarter - 9/14/15-11/6/15
Second Quarter - 11/9/15-1/25/16 (exclusive of mid-term exams)
Exam 1 – 1/26-1/28
Third Quarter - 1/29/16-4/8/16
Fourth Quarter - 4/11/16 - 6/10/16 (exclusive of final exams)
Exam 2 - 6/13/16 - 6/15/16
11/16/2015 - Monday - PTSA Meeting 7:30 p.m.
11/16/2015 - Monday- School Board Meeting 7:30 p.m.
11/18/2015 - Wednesday - The Fabulous Fable Factory Performance 7:00 p.m.
11/19/2015 - Thursday- Mandatory Athletic Meeting 6:30 p.m.
11/19/12015 - Thursday- Italy Info Meeting for Parents and Students 6:30 p.m.
11/21/2015 - Saturday - Fall Ball 6:00 p.m. - Spring Ford Country Club
11/23/2015 - Monday - Parent/Teacher Conferences 12:00-8:00 p.m.
11/24/2015 - Tuesday - Parent/Teacher Conferences 12:00-8:00 p.m.
11/25/2015 - Wednesday - No School Thanksgiving Break
11/26/2015 - Thursday - No School Thanksgiving Break
11/27/2015 - Friday - No School Thanksgiving Break
11/30/2015 - Monday - 1 HOUR PLC - Keystone Proctoring Meeting (All Teachers)
Financial Aid Night presented by Penn State 6:30 p.m.
12/1/2015 - Tuesday - School Board Meeting 7:30 p.m.
12/2/2015 - Wednesday - Orchestra Winter Concert 7:30 p.m.
12/8/2015 - Tuesday - Keystone Literature Exam (NO 2 Hour Delay)
12/9/2015 - Wednesday - Keystone Literature Exam (NO 2 Hour Delay) & Booster Club Meeting 7:30 p.m.
12/15/2015 - Tuesday - Biology Keystone Exam (NO 2 Hour Delay)
12/16/2015 - Wednesday - Biology Keystone Exam (NO 2 Hour Delay) & HS Winter Band Concert 7:30 p.m.
12/21/2015 - Monday - PTSA Meeting 7:30 p.m.
12/22/2015 - Tuesday - HS Choir Winter Concert 7:30 p.m.