Meat & Potatoes
December 14th - December 18th
We invite you and your family to join us this Holiday Season to eat, drink and be merry!
Appetizer bar, good friends and good cheer to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year!
Bring a gift to participate in our white elephant gift exchange. Re-gifting is strongly encouraged. The more outrageous the better!
*Food and drink will be available for purchase.
*Gift should not exceed $15
Please RSVP to evite so that we know how many to expect. I hope everyone can join us on the 16th.
Normally, I would come straight to the "few" that are having an issues, but unfortunately, this is happening across the board. I will be running an attendance report periodically throughout the week, and I expect to see an improvement. Be the Best!
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
What will change for Texas and CSISD? First, AYP and the waiver that the state has with the US Department of Education will go away. Texas must still annually assess students in reading and math in grades 3-8 and once in high school, and the state must assess students annually in science at least once the the following grade spans: 3-5, 6-9, 10-12. Districts and schools found to be unsatisfactory in student performance and/or graduation rates must still be identified and will fall into intervention. However, the state (not the federal government) will decide what that intervention looks like under ESSA.
This is great news for students here, in Texas and across the nation. The bill is more than 1,000 pages in length, so we will find out things in the legislation that are not so good. On balance, however, this is a real turning point for returning the power of educating students to the states while still providing meaningful and more appropriate accountability for schools.
December 18th - Electives
Coaches for Cancer
CSHS & AMCHS Girls’ Basketball teams have teamed up for the 2nd year in a row to join the fight against breast cancer. Wilton’s OfficeWorks has donated shirts for us to sale to raise funds to donate to a local organization, Pink Alliance, that assists women during their breast cancer fight.
Mary, the Site Team and myself are busy putting together our Validation Notebook and I would like your input. What do you think is noteworthy about Oakwood that we should include in our notebook? What should we brag about or highlight? In your words, what makes OW special? If you feel like sharing, please send me your answer directly.
Check out this great video on Philosophical Chairs.
Jan 13 Prep visit with Pamela
Feb 16 Mock Validation visit (dress rehearsal)
Mar 10 Validation Day (Not confirmed yet by Validation team. Mar 8 is our backup date)
**There is a folder in the Teacher Scratch Drive named AVID Success Class. It is full of AVID resources for teachers.