RES Staff Update
January 22-26, 2018
Staff Dress for This Week
Tuesday-Team Shirt Tuesday with jeans or professional dress
Friday-College shirts with jeans
LA Vertical Team Meeting (Changes)
Measuring Growth for Our Students
If you did not record the events from last week's RES Staff Update, please look back over that to make the changes to your calendar. These are additional changes that you'll need to make on your calendar. Thank you for keeping up with these important dates.
January 23-Grades due & Technology Audit (Please read the email that was sent on Friday by Sally Hall--very important!)
January 30- Report cards go home (rescheduled from Jan. 26)
January 31- Our staff picture will be at 8:00 that morning (same day as group pictures). You'll receive the group picture schedule this week. Please look over this the day you receive it to make sure there are no conflicts. Sometimes the time you receive is not ideal; however, we all must be flexible to make it work. With even more classes this year, it will be even more difficult to fit everyone in at a time they prefer. Thank you in advance for your flexibility.
March 1- E-track (rescheduled from January 17)
Upcoming Lip Sync Battles
Schedule for Lip Sync Battles (in the cafeteria) on Friday, February 2nd
2:00 4th & 5th
2:30 2nd & 3rd
3:00 PK, Kindergarten & 1st
Thank you to Jamie Smith (Beth Smith's husband) for including us in her 50th birthday celebration by bringing in Gigi's cupcakes!
Revised Schedule for Grades and Report Cards
All that attended the Saturday EdCamp were granted a "surprise" of a #winner t-shirt. Although they gave up 4 1/2 hours of their Saturday morning to focus on many technology-related topics, I'm sure they'll agree with me that the morning went quickly. It was an awesome experience to participate in this unique PD format where the topics for the courses were generated right there at the conference. We were all able to have casual conversations with other educators about common interests. The topics were determined by not only what people had an interest in discussing, but also by what topics people felt proficient in sharing. I attended topics on: genius hour, google tips & tricks, educational leadership book chats, and tools for great PD. If you are interested in learning more, there is a twitter page (@edcampcyfair) that has a link to a website where you'll find the schedule. If you look at the schedule, you can click on the topics, and you will be able to read the notes that were shared and recorded. The district is definitely planning to hold an edcamp again next year, and I'm sure it will be a great success. There were over 400 participants who attended from a variety of districts. Congrats to: Amanda Norwood, Jane Balsam, and John Edmun for earning their #winner shirt for being attendees this year!
Updated: Our first week of E-track will kick off on Wednesday. Your rosters will be ready for you on Tuesday. Thank you all for working swiftly to make this happen. Please take time to take pictures of your students engaged in your class. You may save them on the staff drive. I'll create a folder just for these pictures, and this will allow me to share them in our next Rocket Register. I will be unable to go around to take pictures. When you do save them, please name them with your last name or the subject of your course. Thank you so much!
Each grade level should work together to create their adjusted schedules to allow for all subjects to be taught on these days. Kindergarten and 1st grade should decide on their rotation schedule.
E-track dates are:
Wednesday, January 24
Wednesday, January 31
Wednesday, February 7
Tuesday, February 13
Thursday, March 1 (rescheduled from January 17)
All sessions will take place from 3:00 to 3:45.
The School Improvement and Accountability Department will be launching the PBIS Effective Behavior (EBS) Survey on Tuesday, January 16th. The EBS Survey window will close on Friday, January 26th.
This survey is so important to our campus' growth with PBIS. I encourage all of you to complete the survey. We are aiming for 100% participation, and if we can do this, everyone will earn a day of "comfy dress" (athletic wear or jeans).
The results from our EBS Survey are instrumental in our continued refinement of the implementation of the PBIS process on our campus.
Professional Development Opportunities
Happy Go Teach Conference
Multiple Quantum Learning opportunities on Saturdays at Cy-Woods HS beginning February 10
Speaker Amy Cuddy @ The Woodlands United Methodist Church on Saturday, February 10 (8am to noon- 4 hours of PD)
Upcoming Twitter Challenge
The week of January 29-February 2, we'll continue with our daily tweet challenge. During this week, you will earn a ticket for every tweet (up to 2 per day). The "tickets" will actually be stickers for our Super Bowl squares. The Super Bowl squares have been a tradition at Robison. Instead of the t-shirt, you'll be competing for a square on one of our Super Bowl boards. Prizes for the winners will be given out for each quarter. This is the same concept that you have played with other Super Bowl squares, except the prizes are not monetary. Prizes will include: Sonic Drink (1st quarter), Week of Jeans (halftime), Lunch on Robison (3rd quarter), and Sonic drink+week of jeans+lunch on Robison (final score). We will have as many boards as we need.
Get ready to tweet!