Staff Weekly

Published August 11, 2019

Putting Our Money Where our Mouth Is

Our commitments: Focused Instructional Plan

Our vision: We aim to inspire and empower ALL students to achieve mastery of their learning and take ownership of their future through rigorous academic and social emotional instruction in preparation for college, career, and life.

Our values: Grit, Collaboration, Positivity, Trust

Our goals:

1. To be recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School.

2. To be recognized by the state as the highest performing middle school in Kentucky.

3. 100% of our students proficient in Literacy and Numeracy.

4. Every student meets mastery of every priority standard every year.

5. To be recognized as a SEL model school.

The agendas below have changed since originally published due to two ARC meetings that were called by district office.

August 12th: Opening Day/Behavior Flip Training/Unit 1 Overview


Focus: Mandatory Opening Day Info and Unit 1 Proficiency Scale and Unit Presentations


7:30-9:30 Time on your own to complete Opening Day tasks. Opening Day tasks can be found on the Bally Staff Site, 19.20 Opening Day page.

9:30 Speed Dating Activity

10:00 Mandatory Opening Day Information (Evaluation, Emergency Plan, Q and A about 1st 13 days of Tutorial, Day 1 tasks, We Are Bally Night)

10:45 Jill, Heather, Alicia, Sarah Information

11:15-12:30 Lunch on your own (We have ordered pizza if you want to stay at school. BYOdrink)

12:30-1:45 Behavior Flip Training

1:45-2:45 Teams present their Unit 1's for full staff. Review of our commitments made in the Focused Instructional Plan, Discussion of this year's walkthrough instrument, Discussion of The Writing Revolution work during the 19.20 school year.

**Paras may choose to attend from 9:30-11:00 and may clock in and be paid. Do not attend full day.

August 13th: PBIS/Behavior RTI Training Day


Focus: Behavior and its impact on achievement


7:30-11:00 New Teacher SEL Training and e-hallpass Training; Returning Teachers Unit Planning With Proficiency Scales, ARCs for restorative unit at 8am and 9:30am.

11:00-11:45 Lunch provided by the PTSO--Sugarfire BBQ

11:45-2:45 PBIS/Behavior RTI Training

**Paras attend all day.

August 14th: First Day!!

We are adding a goal this year.

1. Get 'em in.

2. Get 'em fed.

3. Day 1's

4. Get 'em home.

Team Pics Tuesday

Lifetouch will be at school Tuesday at 9:30am to take team photos. We'd like to take:

  • 6th grade
  • 7th grade
  • 8th grade
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Math
  • ELA
  • Unified Arts
  • Special Education
  • Team Leaders
  • Office Staff
  • Custodial Staff
  • Paraeducators
  • Nursing Staff
  • Admin Team
  • Cafeteria Staff

Are we missing anyone?