Staff Weekly

Published January 20th

Happy Birthday this week to Beth Gartman (our OT).

tutorial this week

Tuesday: Core 1 Constructed Response Practice

Wednesday: Core 2 Constructed Response Practice

Thursday: Core 3 Constructed Response Practice

Friday: Core 4 Constructed Response Practice

we need to get our red sheet data together. stac will give you more info on that.

This Week's Meetings

Tuesday: Erika and Stacie at Marysville, OH for school visits re: Competency Based Instruction (next step in SBL), Assessment Training after school--this is a required faculty meeting

Wednesday: SBDM at 5pm, Unit Planning, Team Leader

Thursday: Unit Planning

**I messed up. We were supposed to have NO 15-minute meetings this month because Tia needed an hour to train you all on testing. So...there will be no Faculty Circle again for the next 4 weeks. The next faculty circle will be February 24.**

2020 Planning Meetings (1, 2, 5, 7)


January 21: Unit/Proficiency Scale Planning Session with Stacie

January 23: Unit/Proficiency Scale Planning Session with Stacie

January 28: Advanced Decoding the Prompt Check in Day--in person, bring student samples

January 29: Reading and SS ATM

January 30: Math and Science ATM


February 4: Writing an Extended Response PD (both plans)

February 12: Behavior PLC

February 14: Behavior PLC

February 18: Co-Op Accommodations and Modifications Training--ELA, SS, UA (both plans)

February 19: Co-Op Accommodations and Modifications Training--Science and Math (both plans)

February 25: Unit/Proficiency Scale Planning Session with Stacie

February 27: Constructed Response Check In Day (in person, bring samples)

Vertical Team PLCs Goals


  1. Monthly, bring and analyze student work that shows evidence of writing that matches the unit expectations. Calibrate thinking on what constitutes a 1, 2, and 3.
  2. Create a school writing plan focusing on one component of the plan each month. Begin with the school writing policy.


  1. Complete CUBES word problems 4 times per week and complete 1 written writing prompt per unit explaining how to correctly solve a math problem with appropriate vocabulary.
  2. At least weekly, use CASE question bank to administer checks to maintain rigor of priority standards/calibrate.


  1. Implementation of 3D instruction as evidenced in lesson plans.
  2. Collaboratively write summative assessments that measure mastery of disciplinary core ideas through the practices and cross-cutting concepts.

Social Studies

  1. Monthly, bring and analyze student work that shows evidence of inquiry practices. Calibrate thinking on what constitutes a 1, 2, and 3. (QFT, DBQ, extended response, because, but, so).

PLC Notes


  • Discussion of the CASE data analysis.
  • Eye-opening to look at writing for another grade.
  • Discussion about science collaborating with the math teachers to emphasize the math for the unit that's also used in science.
  • Need to practice timed writing. Kids are not handling timed writings well.
  • Need to practice giving kids a set amount of space to put their answer in.

Team Leader

  • Work skills report--will do like we did last year though Google Form.
  • Behavior adjustments to make: Full school reward, visiting classrooms to unveil new BF, adjusting points
  • Teams need to identify what they would like the PTSO to purchase for them this year
  • ipads and doc cameras are ordered for those who requested them


  • Based on CASE data, going to begin giving kids CASE questions to dissect and answer weekly and score together.
  • Also looking for other ways to up the rigor into the DOK 2 and 3 levels.