LVJHS Weekly Bulletin 1/29/2016
Dear LVJHS Family,
This has been an incredible week! Our campus administrative team attended training for the new teacher evaluation system that will be used next year. This new system will utilize teacher goal setting and much more coaching than our current evaluation process. Eleanor Roosevelt once stated: "With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts." It is important that all of us continue to grow and refine our focus and skill sets as educators so we can make the biggest possible impact on student learning and achievement. Our new evaluation system gives us new opportunities in this area.
Thank you to ALL of the LVJHS Staff for making sure last week went well, and a special thank you to Mrs. Spencer and Mrs. Hanselka for helping to "hold down the fort" in the absence of our administrative team.
Thank you all for making LVJHS a great place for students!
La Vernia Junior High School
Please check out Lead4ward.com to check out some powerful learning tools. Visit the link below to see some awesome instructional strategies in the STAAR4ward section in the Lead4ward website. Use "learn2lead" in the password area.
Please check out the memory pegs link to learn how to increase student retention through the use of movement and association. This will This was modeled by Mr. Kosub at one of our recent faculty meetings.
Staff Spotlight: Jacqueline Hill
We are proud to announce Mrs. Hill as our spotlight staff member for the week! Mrs. Hill is an exceptional leader on our campus. She genuinely shares guidance, support, and direction to every member on our Team! Her positive disposition and glowing smile is always appreciated by students and staff--contributing to an excellent campus culture! Mrs. Hill is a master teacher that demonstrates deep content knowledge of her subject, and she creates a learning environment that helps every student reach their fullest potential. We are very excited to recognize Mrs. Hill as our staff spotlight teacher of the week!
Fundamental Five Focus...
The idea of using small, group, purposeful talk is rooted in the earliest of educational traditions dating back to the Socratic Method. Allowing students to use the academic vocabulary within small group discussions with their peers about academic topics is essential to getting the deep comprehension that we as educators strive to reach. Only through these academic conversations can students begin to reach other the upper levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy consistently.
Mrs. Glasgow's US History Students Make Maps!
Third Nine Weeks at a Glance
JAN. 19, 2016: Beginning of Semester and Third 9 Week Grading Period
JAN. 21, 2016: SCIENCE FAIR (6TH GRADE)
JAN.21, 2016: LVJHS BB GAME VS CUERO HOME: BOYS AWAY: GIRLS 5:00PM/6:00PM
JAN. 23, 2016: LVJHS BOYS SOCCER VS CONNELL HOME 11:00AM/12:00PM
JAN. 26, 2016: PTO MEETING @ 9:00 AM
JAN. 28, 2016: LVJHS BB VS WIMBERLEY HOME: BOYS AWAY: GIRLS 5:00PM/6:00PM
JAN. 30, 2016: LVJHS BOYS SOCCER VS ROGERS AWAY 11:00AM/12:00PM
FEB. 1, 2016: SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
FEB. 4, 2016: LVJHS BB VS CANYON LAKE HOME: GIRLS AWAY: BOYS 5:00PM/6:00PM
FEB. 6, 2016: SATURDAY SUPPORT SESSION 5
FEB. 8, 2016: LVJHS BB VS GONZALES HOME: BOYS AWAY: GIRLS 5:00PM/6:00PM
FEB. 9, 2016: 6TH GRADE MATH STAAR
FEB. 9, 2016: 8th GRADE MATH BENCHMARK
FEB. 10, 2016: 8TH GRADE READING BENCHMARK
FEB. 10, 2016: Three Week Progress Report Issued
FEB. 13, 2016: LVJHS BOYS SOCCER VS KING HOME 11:00AM/12:00PM
FEB. 20, 2016: LVJHS BOYS SOCCER VS WHEATLEY HOME 11:00AM/12:00PM
FEB. 25, 2016: 8TH GRADE ALGEBRA BENCHMARK
FEB. 27, 2016: SATURDAY SUPPORT SESSION 6
FEB. 29, 2016: 8TH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES BENCHMARK
MAR. 1, 2016: 8TH SCIENCE BENCHMARK
MAR. 2, 2016: Three Week Progress Report Issued
MAR. 4, 2016: LA VERNIA LIVE STOCK SHOW
MAR. 5, 2016: SATURDAY SUPPORT SESSION 7
MAR. 7, 2016: 6TH MATH BENCHMARK
MAR. 7, 2016: 7TH MATH BENCHMARK
MAR. 7-10, 2016: CHEER TRYOUT PRACTICE
MAR. 8, 2016: 6TH READING BENCHMARK
MAR. 8, 2016: 7TH READING BENCHMARK
MAR. 11, 2016: CHEERLEADER TRYOUTS
MAR. 14-18, 2016: SPRING BREAK!
MAR. 25, 2016: EASTER BREAK!