Ram Report

Small Steps Lead to Big Results

SHOUT-OUTS

Thank you to all teachers who participated in the Rusk Community Scavenger Hunt. I received several positive calls and emails from several of the places you visited. The students also loved your pictures. The winners of the Scavenger Hunt were Ms. Candy Williams, Mr. Garcia, Mr. McConnell, & Ms. Brown. The winners for the Instagram picture with the most likes were Ms. Thornton, Ms. Milne, Mr. Inman & Ms. Glenn. We will deliver your prize on Monday morning.

COMMON ASSESSMENTS DUE TODAY!

Core contents please submit your Common Assessment draft before you leave today. Assigned content administrators will provide feedback or approve your draft by Wednesday the 13th. SPECS are also due to the SPED department before you leave today.


  • ELAR - Hall
  • Math- MM
  • Social Studies - Brisco
  • Science - Martinez

GRADES

PLEASE SUBMIT AT LEAST TWO GRADES INTO GRADESPEED BY TUESDAY JANUARY 12, PARENT CONFERENCE NIGHT!

AGENDAS

Use agendas as a form of daily documentation and communication for students, teachers, and parents. We will do another call-out this afternoon to remind parents to check agendas daily.

CLINIC PASS - Please continue to use the clinic passes. Nurse Henin will write a note on their agenda after each visit.

NEXT WEEK

Monday - MSTAR/ESTAR 3-Week Window Begins

Tuesday - Data Meetings & Parent Conference Night

Wednesday - Tutoring

Thursday - ELAR Achieve 3000 Training

Friday - 2nd Week Common Assessments are due

ELAR PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES

Just a gentle reminder that ELAR teams sign in on a daily basis unless an administrator has approved your absence. As we discussed in our faculty meeting, please adhere to PLC norms. We will be looking at the benefits of embedded PLCs versus half day PLCs when creating the 2016-2017 Master Schedule.

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SCHOOL-WIDE EXPECTATIONS

  • ENGAGING LESSONS
  • BELL TO BELL
  • PRINT RICH CLASSROOMS - ANCHOR CHARTS
  • INTERACTIVE WORD WALL
  • USE OF METACOGNITION STEMS
  • COLD CALL - RANDOMLY CALL ON STUDENTS
  • INTERACTIVE JOURNALS
  • AVID CORNELL NOTES
  • AVID AGENDAS