PGHS TEAM TALK

March 16, 2015

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Tweeting About Caesar - 1-1 Bring Learning to Life

Stage is Named to Honor Kelly This Friday

Be sure to come out this Friday for the stage naming ceremony to honor Mr. Todd Kelly. Mr. Kelly started his teaching and musical directing back in the 1980's at PGHS. He has since done numerous shows with his actors moving onto careers in theater and even Broadway. The ceremony begins at 7:00 p.m. followed by the Sound of Music performed by our students.
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Important Dates/Events

MUSICAL WEEK - The Sound of Music

Monday, March 16
- Department Meetings (Daniel Vorhis will be meeting with the Math Department in Mrs. Artim's Room)
PTSA Meeting 7:30 p.m. in Library

Tuesday, March 17 - Happy St. Patrick's Day
Leadership Team Meeting at 2:20 p.m. in the Library

Thursday, March 19 - Student Play Preview at 8:30 a.m. during Period 2
Biology PLC in the Library 2:20 p.m.
Spring Musical (The Sound of Music) at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 20 - Todd Kelly Stage Dedication 7:00 p.m. before the Musical
Spring Musical (The Sound of Music) at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 21 - Spring Musical (The Sound of Music) at 7:30 p.m.

Monday, March 23 - March Madness College Week Starts at PGHS
PLC - DI Supervision Work for those on the DI Plan
All Others - Meet with Chris Hyde in the Library for PD

Tuesday, March 24 - Listen, Learn, & Lead at 2:20 p.m. in the Library

March Madness Brings College Week to PGHS

For college week, we will be decorating the school with college banners/posters and encouraging all faculty/staff to wear college gear. You may dress down each day if you wear college gear. We will be sending out questions that every teacher is asked to discuss at the start of class. Some of the questions are below and Thursday & Friday's will come out next week.

Montco Monday - MCCC will be here and we are encouraging everyone to highlight MCCC as a good choice for students
Question: What college did you attend and why?

Tuesday: College T-Shirt/Sweatshirt Day - I wanted to make it TEMPLE Tuesday but that got voted down :)
Question: What major did you select in college and share why?

Wednesday: College Hat Day - Students may wear any hat but we are encouraging college hat day
Question: What was the greatest obstacle you had to overcome in college and how did you overcome it?

Thursday: College T-Shirt/Sweatshirt Day

Friday: College Basketball Day - Cheer on your favorite March Madness Team

Listen, Learn, & Lead

It was great to connect and learn together with the teachers that attended the Listen, Learn, and Lead sessions this past week. I will be holding the next Listen, Learn, & Lead session on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

Next Session: Tuesday, March 23, 2015 2:25-2:55 p.m.
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REMINDER - Tech Integration Unit Design is Due April 10th

Tech Integration Unit Design Expectations

Teachers are to take an existing unit of study from a current course (a new unit can be created but is not required) that lends itself to leveraging the new technology and knowledge acquired through professional development and modify an instructional process or student work product used for assessment of learning (it can be a new performance task). The modified unit should be uploaded to Google Drive, per Dr. Ziegler’s instructions, with the modifications highlighted. The unit should be accompanied by a written explanation of how it augments, modifies or redefines the student learning. Teachers should refer to the SAMR model examples for additional details on the website (http://www.pgsd.org/Page/4060). Teachers are also encouraged to consult our instructional coaches for support.


This measure for determining the 15 percent (locally defined) portion of the teachers’ overall performance rating is consistent with the expectation set as far back as last April for the first year of the DiLE initiative. It is also consistent with and well supported by the professional development resources in place.


Special Education teachers and/or related services will either be working on best practices with IEP writing, resiliency development, and some work with AEDY changes and the Apex application process

Mark Your Calendars

March 31 - End of Third Marking Period &

Wednesday, April 1 - NO SCHOOL - Staff Development Day

Thursday, April 2 - NO SCHOOL - Spring Break

Friday, April 3 - NO SCHOOL - Spring Break

Monday, April 6 - NO SCHOOL - Spring Break

Wednesday, April 8 - Booster Club Meeting at 7:00 p.m. Library

April 10 - Digital Unit Design is Due - Submitted via Google Docs and shared with each member of the Principal team

Thursday, April 16
- Sophomore Class Parent meeting for Rings 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Monday, April 20 - PTSA Meeting 7:30 p.m. in the Library

Tuesday, April 23 - Rachel's Challenge Assembly - 2 Assemblies during the day - times will be determined later - Parent Night at 7:00 p.m.


Saturday, April 25 - PROM!!!! 6:00 p.m. in King of Prussia
POST-PROM hosted by PTSA starting at 11:00 p.m. in the HS