MPS Professional Day

Puterbaugh Middle School

Moving Ahead and Finishing Strong!

On Monday, January 4th, McAlester Public School’s faculty will participate in district-wide, site based professional learning. At each level--Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary, teacher teams and leaders will be in collaboration to share best practices, analyze assessment data, focus on rigorous instruction, celebrate student successes and focus on shoring up the gaps so that our students will finish the year strong. With this goal in mind, our sites have created agendas that fit the needs of teachers in each grade level/subject area.


We are looking forward to this day in our district. January is a perfect time for refocusing our efforts and for refining our practices related to teaching and learning. Here's to a holiday that brings you much happiness. May the peace and joy of Christmas be with you today and throughout the new year. Looking forward to seeing you when we return from break.


Be merry!

Stephanie and Janice


“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars and to change the world.” --Harriet Tubman

Professional Day--Puterbaugh MS in Collaboration!

Monday, Jan. 4th 2016 at 8:15am

1100 East South Avenue

McAlester, OK

8:15-8:30 am Registration/Donuts/Coffee


8:30-9:30 am Achieving Rigor Through Reading, Writing and Collaboration


9:30-11:00 am Subject Area Team Planning

  • Curriculum Maps--Review, edit, align to district template--Final version of maps due to admin on or before 2/15

  • Benchmark Data--Review 1st semester assessment data, plan and prepare for 3rd quarter assessments


11:00-12:30 Lunch on Your Own


12:30-2:00 Subject Area Team Planning Con’t


Note: All Activities are Held at Puterbaugh Middle School