Shepherd Middle School

Principal's Weekly Newsletter September 16-20, 2019


1401 South Byrd Avenue
Shepherd, TX 7737936-628-3377 Fax #936-628-6749
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Matthew West - Never Ever Give Up (Audio)

School-wide book study: The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon

Kudos to our awesome scholars for their willingness to receive training from our splendid high school students🚌🚌🚌

Thank you Col. McDonald and SFC Stephenson for collectively working with us to ensure the training went forth.

Please join the Positive Passengers Only Bus in spreading all the pirateriffic things transpiring at Shepherd Middle School on the following social media platforms!

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Shepherd Middle School Weekly Visibility Walk: Our focus will be Planning Dimension 2.1: Achieving Expectations,

The teacher supports all learners in their pursuit of high levels of academic and social-emotional success.

Accomplished category; T-TESS; The Teacher: Provides opportunities for students to establish high academic and social-emotional expectations for themselves.

Shepherd Middle School Weekly Wave Walk: Our Focus Area Will be Champs; activity!

We will be supporting-reinforcing you all in the area of students activities.
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Post-It. Please ensure you have your POST-IT posted. Also, please have the POST-IT completed to include warm-ups & closures. We will be observing your awesome lessons and closures!

Post-It Strategy: Teacher, attached is are the non-negotiable instructional expectations for each classroom. The expectation is that the following Post-It items are visible at all times for students, parents, and administrators.

Shepherd Middle School Parent Contact Log. Please ensure we conduct Positive phone calls and any other student concerns.

Please ensure you share your scheduled parent conferences. Building Strong Parent-Teacher Relationships (Our community goal#1). Positive phone calls home will be part of SMS school’s story. Please consider sharing via Twitter #GoodNewsCallOfTheDay as well as tag @PBISRewards in your Tweets. We will be great!

3 Research-Backed Strategies for School Turnarounds.

Please at your leisure read the article noted below and note your perspective at the next scheduled PLCs.

Please ensure this has been submitted. Data Analysis – Assessment Performance Reflection are due September 11, 2019.

During our data dig analysis, we will devise a strategies to ensure student mastery is achieved. For example, how will you re-teach or intervene with students who scored in the 0-49%, what will you do different, or how will you re-teach, spiral, or intervene with low standards in tutorials?
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Updated Library schedule

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Lesson plans are due every Wednesday prior to the week in which you plan delivery at 6:00 PM.

Please know the deadline was voted unanimously by the team leaders to ensure the instructional leaders will be able to provide feedback in a timely manner prior to the deliverance of the lesson. Thanks for all that you do! There was an email sent Friday, September 13, 2019 noting where to locate the feedback and make changes accordingly.
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Piraterrific Teachers Birthday!!

Piraterrific Students Birthday!!

Weekly Events for September 16-20, 2019

*** Lesson plans are due by 6:00 PM every Wednesday prior to the week in which you will deliver, so instructional leaders will be able to provide meaningful feedback***

***Please do forget to attend your weekly PLCs, and teacher binder (handy dandy notebook)***

***Team Leadership Meeting, Monday, September 16, 2019, at 6:45 - 7:15 AM***

***MS Volleyball @Liberty, Monday, September 16, 2019 at 5:00 – 8:00 PM***

***SISD Board Meeting, Monday, September 16⋅6:30 – 8:00 PM***

***1st Meeting-New Teacher Academy, Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at 4:00– 5:00 PM***

*** Thresholds*** Please continue the "threshold" because you as teachers know the value of greeting and checking the pulse of students before the learning starts!

Netflix dashboard for each of the subjects that make up Humanities. Just sharing.

Mr Newbold @Newbold_History "So my first display is up and I’m so happy with it! In trying to promote students to extend their learning, I have created my own Netflix dashboard for each of the subjects that make up Humanities. Each with their own little description to match student interests!"

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