Armstrong High School Weekly Update

Week Of May 4, 2015 to May 8, 2015 (Wk33)

"Inspiring Excellence @ 212 Degrees”


  • Lesson Plans are non-negotiable – Lesson plans must be submitted weekly using the new RPS format – UBD model – Lesson plans are a clear picture of Teaching and Learning opportunities in your class
  • Reminder to all teachers - please ensure that you are using your Daily Attendance Logs to keep documentation of your back up attendance.
  • Don't forget to return to Ms. Blount your daily inspirational thought to be read over the announcements. Feel free to submit multiple thoughts of inspiration!
  • Implementation of the 5-5-5 Parent Call Log has begun – Please see Mrs. Carter if you need additional information


Attendance

Teachers are reminded that Daily Attendance is to be taken in ASPEN within the first 15 minutes of class each period. Using the Daily Attendance Logs is not an option, it is mandated per the Code of Virginia - § 22.1-259.


SOL COMPUTER PREPARATION


All computer systems (including laptops) that are used during SOL testing should be turned on and logged into the RPS network for no less than 3 days and 4 hours each day/every week.

Laptops need to be removed from the carts, powered on and remain opened. A manual restart is needed to ensure the updates have taken place.

Stationary labs need a manual restart a minimum of twice a week. These devices are always powered on and connected to the network; however, the manual restart finalizes the completion of the updates. In order to reach all devices in a timely method, all required updates will be handled in this order.



Your time and effort are always appreciated. Thank you again for your very important part in the testing of the district’s children.


Strengthening the Craft of Teaching and Learning


English


VDOE English SOL Resources


VDOE EOC Reading Spring 2014 Student Performance Analysis


VDOE EOC Reading Spring 2013 Student Performance Analysis


Text Dependent Questions: Sample Question Starters


Prompts for Text Dependent Questions



Science


VDOE Science Spring 2014 Instructional Guidance based on Student Performance


VDOE Earth Science Spring 2013 Student Performance Analysis with Instr. Guidance


VDOE Biology Spring 2013 Student Performance Analysis with Instructional Guidance


VDOE Chemistry Spring 2013 Student Performance Analysis with Instructional Guidance



Math


VDOE Algebra I Spring 2014 Student Performance Analysis


VDOE Geometry Spring 2014 Student Performance Analysis


VDOE Algebra II Spring 2014 Student Performance Analysis



History


VDOE North America Geographic Regions


VDOE Virginia Geographic Regions with Counties


VDOE Virginia Geographic Regions of Virginia Outline


VDOE CTE Career Clusters

"Happy Teacher Appreciation Week" and "School Nutrition Employee Week"

Monday May 4, 2015


Teacher - Food and Nutrition - "YOU ARE SO SWEET DAY" -- KRISPY KREME DONUTS ---


AP Chemistry - 7:30 a.m. - Media Center


Senior SOL Tests


Student Engagement Survey - administered through CTE classes - and select classes with cart on wheel


Please make sure you are entering online attendance in the "attendance tab" and not the "daily attendance" tab in ASPE


Wildcat Boys' Tennis travels to Atlee and Wildcat Girls' travels to Hanover for 5:00 p.m. matches.


Wildcat Baseball and Softball travel to John Marshall for 5:30 p.m. games.



Tuesday May 5, 2015


AP Calculus - 7:30 a.m. - Media Center


Senior SOL Tests


Student Engagement Survey - administered through CTE classes - and select classes with cart on wheels


Extended Day -in classroom - individual - work in class or with content partner to plan for SOL remediation or 4th nine weeks planning


Wildcat Boys' Tennis travels to Glen Allen for a 5:00 p.m. match-up.


Wildcat Baseball and Softball travel to Varina for 6:00 p.m. games.


Wildcat Soccer travels to Varina for a 7:00 match p.m.


Wednesday May 6, 2015


National Bike to School Day!


AP Literature - 7:30 a.m. - Media Center


Senior SOL Tests


Teacher - Food and Nutrition -- "Pamper Day" ---- Faculty Lounge Upstairs -- Enjoy a Relaxing Mini Massage - 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


Student Engagement Survey - administered through CTE classes - and select classes with cart on wheel


Wildcat Girls' Tennis hosts Lafayette at 4:00 p.m.


Wildcat Outdoor Track Team competes at J.R. Tucker at 4:30 p.m.


Faculty Neighborhood Walk --- Bring your Tennis Shoes --- Ice Cream Truck will meet us at school at 3:15 p.m. --- Old fashion Kid Style Ice Cream Order -- Goal is 100 % participation -- Walking Music Provided by our Very Own Mr. Hockaday --- Please wear you 212 Degrees Shirt


Thursday May 7, 2015


Teacher - Food and Nutrition Staff ---" Breakfast" - Mail Room --- 7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.


Men of Distinction select young men - 7:30 a.m.


Student Engagement Survey - administered through CTE classes - and select classes with cart on wheel


Senior SOL Tests


JROTC Awards Ceremony is held in the auditorium at 2:30 p.m.


Wildcat Tennis hosts Atlee at 5:00 p,m.


Wildcat Soccer hosts Hanover at 5:30 p.m.


Wildcat Baseball travels to Hanover for a 6:00 p.m. game.


Friday May 8, 2015


AP US History - 7:30 a.m. - Media Center


AP Art Submission


Senior SOL Tests


Student Engagement Survey - administered through CTE classes - and select classes with cart on wheel


Wildcat Soccer hosts Thomas Jefferson at 5:00 p.m.


Wildcat Baseball and Softball travel to Highland Springs for double headers starting at 5:00.p.m.


Saturday May 9, 2015

End Of Year Testing Calendar

Testing Calendar for April, May, and June of 2015

Questions, Comments, Concerns? Please email me at your earliest convenience.


As always, thank you for all of your hard work and for continuing to Inspire Excellence for all of our students!
Due Dates for Lesson Plans & Data

Although this document has been sent out on multiple occasions, this button has been added so that you can conveniently link to the document when needed.

Lesson Plan Self-Eval Rubric

Button Linking to our Lesson Plan Self-Evaluation Rubric. Questions, Comments, Concerns? Contact your Department Chair, Cluster Administrator, or Principal for support!

ASPEN HOW TO: Access Your Students' SOL Scores

AHS 2014 Quick Glance Document to assist in finding your students' previous SOL scores

Concerns and Updates


  • Are your lesson plans updated and outside of your door?
  • Lesson Planning Training – please sign up for additional support
  • May 16th ( My Feelings Are a Work of Art ) Peter Paul Development 11am-3 pm Recognizing Children's Mental Awareness Day
  • Last day of School for Seniors - June 5, 2015

  • ALTRIA THEATER - Monday, June 8, 2015 COMMENCEMENT REHEARSALS

  • Commencement - Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 3:00 p.m. Armstrong
  • Please be mindful of the students that rotate out of your class with or without a pass. All students must be given a pass to exit your classroom. Hall walkers should not be given an exit ticket out of your room.
  • It is imperative that the Faculty and Staff adhere to all due dates and meeting times.
  • Make sure student attendance is taken in every class.
  • Please make sure you are honoring the 30/30 time frame.
  • All teachers are expected to stand at their door during the change of class.
  • Please encourage students to move along quickly. We all must communicate the same message to these young people.
  • Thank you for all of your hard work!
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