Weekly Warrior

Volume 9 Issue 1 February 21st, 2017

Important Dates

Feb 21st-Final Exams for 2nd/4th Block Classes
Feb 22nd-Trimester 3 Start Date
Feb 22nd-On the Move Program for Sophomores
Feb 22nd-Pep Rally 5th Block--Listen for announcements to release students
Feb 22nd-PLC/Program Review Documentation
Feb 23rd
-On the Move Program for Sophomores
Feb 23rd-WorkKeys Testing--ALL Computer Labs will be in use for 1st - 3rd Blocks
Feb 24th-WorkKeys Testing for Select Juniors
Feb 24th-Talent Show during 5th Block (rescheduled from 2/17)
Feb 24th-Grades for Trimester 2 Posted by 3:30
March 7th-Oak Hill Elementary Painting Party-Registration due 2/24 Cost $20
March 14th-MAP Testing for 10th Grade through English Classes
March 15th-MAP Testing for 10th Grade through English Classes
March 15th-Dept Meetings
March 16th-MAP Testing for 9th Grade through Math Classes
March 17th-MAP Testing for 9th Grade through Math Classes
March 21st-Statewide ACT given to All Juniors
March 30th-Book Genre Fair
April 19th-Statewide ACT Make-up Day

Kagan Day 5 training is scheduled for August 4th, 2017 with lunch on your own.

February 17th

Students only need to complete iLearn assignments for 2nd and 4th blocks. You will only see these students on Tuesday, as the trimester will change on Wednesday, so your best chance to collect these assignments is on Tuesday. Be flexible and work with other teachers to help collect so that our participation rate will be high enough to count as an instructional day.

Infinite Campus Directions:
  • Only post an assignment for 2nd and 4th block classes.
  • Do NOT enter an iLearn assignment for blocks 1/3/5. Here is how the district wants the assignment titled in Infinite Campus--The name of the lesson is iLearn1 with a date of 2/17/17, and the abbreviation needs to be iL1. Please do not capitalize the I, do not use any spaces between the letters in iLearn1 and enter a grade for the assignment for each student. This should be an accurate grade for the assignment. As long as the student has a grade entered (other than a 0), this will count as participation.

Final Exams and Posting Grades for Trimester 2

Final Exams will be given to 2nd and 4th block classes on Tuesday, February 22nd. Please collect iLearnPulaski assignments from these blocks as well.

Directions for Posting Grades:

When posting your final grades for your classes, please post in this order, 1st - Term Grade, 2nd - Exam Grade, 3rd - Final Grade, so that IC will calculate the grade correctly. If you didn’t add a final exam category at the beginning of the trimester, you will need to do that before you are able to enter final exam grades for students. Instructions are below:

  1. Posting Term Grade; click the Red Post then SAVE.
  2. Posting Exam Grade; Select Exam Grade under "Task" at top. If you have not added a category called or an assignment called "Exam" then you must add one at this point.
    • Adding a Category - Settings, Add, Name it Exam, Weight 1, Save
    • Adding Exam Assignment - Quick add Assignment, fill in name and abbreviation, select all sections that apply. Scroll down to "Grading Tasks", check Exam Grade and fill in # of points.
    • Enter grades in the Assignment Column
    • Click the red Post
    • Click SAVE

3. Posting Final Grade; Select Final Grade under "Task" at top, click red Post, then click SAVE

Youth Mental Health First Aid

It is a requirement in our district that ALL staff must be trained in Youth Mental Health First Aid. The training will be provided on the iLearn days this year, located at Northern Middle and Southern Middle in their libraries. The training runs from 8:00 - 3:30 and will hold up to 36 people. If you haven't attended this training, please email Lori Price with the specific location (NMS or SMS) and the specific iLearn day (Day 1, Day 2, or Day 3, etc.) and carbon Ms. Ellis when you send it.

This is NOT the same training that we will have on our Growth Day during the afternoon. On our February 20th Growth Day, teachers will be trained on Trauma Informed Care (part 2).

Success With Higher Standards

Southwestern High School will strive to graduate every student college/career ready and prepared for the 21st century.