Tiger Tales

SHS Faculty and Staff Weekly News and Information Bulletin

December 15 , 2014.........Edition # 18

Included in this weekly bulletin is a comprehensive listing of events, meetings and FYI’s. If anyone needs to disseminate information to the entire faculty, please send your information to Ms. Dean by 12:00 p.m. Friday.


This publication, in total, is for faculty and staff member’s use only. Please read carefully and govern yourselves accordingly. All information in the bulletin is deemed important and faculty and staff members should be cognizant of deadlines, meetings and events.

Quote of the Week

May you have the gladness of Christmas which is hope;
The spirit of Christmas which is peace;
The heart of Christmas which is love.


~Ada V. Hendricks


Two Weeks in Advance:

Monday, December 15:


10:55 am .................Full Lock Down Drill & Fire Drill

12:00 pm .................US History EOC Team Meeting

2:01 pm ....................Algebra EOC Team Meeting



Tuesday, December 16:


Planning Periods.....New Hire HELP! Session

9:00 am ...................Biology EOC Team Meeting

10:35 am .................English 1 EOC Team Meeting

4:00 pm ...................Triple A and GE Tutoring


Wednesday, December 17:


4:00 pm ..................Faculty Meeting - Holiday Social


Thursday, December 18:


4th Period ..............Sam Wyche Assemby

All Lunch Shifts......PTSA Luncheon

4:00 pm ...................Triple A and GE Tutoring



Friday, December 19:

In the near future:

December Highlights:


Dec 22-Jan 2 .................Holiday/Winter Break


January Highlights:


Jan 7 .............................Character Education Session

Jan 7..............................Freshman Academy Meeting

Jan 8 .............................Tiger of the Month Luncheon

Jan 12-15 ......................Midterm Exams

Jan 15 ...........................2nd Quarter Ends

Jan 16 ...........................Exchange Day #2

Jan 19 ...........................MLK observed

Jan 20 ...........................Grades & Scoresheet Reports due (9:00 am)

Jan 23........................... Freshman Academy Awards Assemby

Jan23 ............................Contact Logs due

.......................................Grade Distribution & Midterm Exam Post Analysis due

Jan 29............................Herff-Jones: Junior Ring assemby & Senior Supply meeting


For all Regularly Scheduled Meetings & P.D. refer to the 2014-15 P.D. Brochure



2014-15 FIRST SEMESTER EXAM SCHEDULE:

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Happy Birthday

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Happy Birthday to these Tiger Teachers and Staff:


Dec 15 ..........................................Christine Williams (Nurse)

Dec 18 ..........................................Will Jones (Assistant Principal)

Dec 19 ..........................................Josh Hollar (Math Teacher)

Dec 23 ..........................................Kristen Crawford (PE Teacher)

Dec 29 ..........................................Billy Beasley (PE Teacher)

Dec 29..........................................Dexter Reaves (Intervention Specialist)

Dec 29 .........................................Brandi Richardson (English Teacher)

Dec 30 .........................................Keiauna Jackson (English Teacher)

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Freshman Academy Updates

Upcoming Academy Events!


December 18 - Sam Wyche Assembly – 4th period


January

  • 7 - Character Education Session – Test taking skills
  • 7 - Freshman Academy Teacher Meeting (3:55)
  • 8 - Tigers of the Month Luncheon


ACADEMY Reading Initiative:


The Academy Reading initiative has started! Please talk to students about what they have been reading during 4th period.


Triple A Tutoring:


Triple A tutoring will continue every Tuesday and Thursday beginning at 4 p.m. Please let your students know they may attend tutoring each Tuesday and Thursday (bus transportation and snacks are provided).


Tuesdays: Math, English, and Social Studies/Science help will be offered


Thursdays: Math, English, and Assessment Make-up/Retake help will be offered



Make-Up: If you have an excused absence on a day when an assessment was given, you will have the opportunity to Make-Up that assessment in AAA tutoring each Thursday.


· You MUST sign up by Wednesday if planning to Make-Up assessment on a given Thursday.



Retake: In English 1, Algebra 1, and Earth Science, you may retake quizzes as well as one test per quarter based on the following stipulations:


· You MUST sign up and attend the Tuesday tutoring session before the Thursday retake session and you MUST receive help in the subject that you wish to retake the assessment in. Your teacher in the Tuesday session MUST observe you participating and putting forth a reasonable effort.


· You MUST have all assignments completed in this class.


· You MUST sign up by Wednesday to retake the assessment.

Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, Grade Reporting

Teacher Support Website

Kathleen Stables, CRT


HELP! Session: Student Surveys & PAS-T Binders

Tuesday, December 16th

Planning Periods

Ms. Stables Office

Bring - PAS-T Binder



HELP! Session: Grade Reporting (2Q, Midterm Exam grades, Semester or Final Grades)

Tuesday, January 13th

Planning Periods

Ms. Stables Office

Bring - Laptop


Grades & Scoresheet Report Deadlines for the 2014-15 school year printable pdf

Grade Reporting Directions Grade Reporting Website & Calendar

Faculty Facts

From Mr. Hollar .....Tacky Sweater 5k & 1 Mile Fun Run

Any teacher or staff member interested in participating in the Tacky Sweater 5K Run sponsored by the SHS Cross Country team should contact Mr. Hollar. The race will be held on Saturday, December 13.



From Ms. Browning... Media Center News

1. SHS Book Club has chosen The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Album to read for December.

2. See Ms. Browning if you are interested in moving towards a “paperless” classroom.

3. Interested in putting more technology into your classroom? See Ms. Browning to get started!

4. The library is cleaning out. We have discarded lots of books and VHS tapes. Stop by the library to see what’s left.

Athletic Announcements

Be sure to come out and support Southside Tigers!

2014-15 Winter Sports

Sponsor a Student for the Holidays!

Teachers and Faculty,


Many of our high school students are unaccompanied youth and attempt to support themselves in any way they can.


These students, like all students, have a desire to have a very Merry Christmas; however, because of circumstances they cannot control, often times they find themselves going without the basic necessities such as socks, underwear, sweaters, and coats. Often, gifts during the holiday season remarkably foster their self-esteem.


Please consider sponsoring a student for the holiday. We will provide you with a list of needs and wants from the student and clothing sizes. Contact Ms. Guiliano if you or people you know are interested in providing Christmas gifts for a student. Thank you for all that you do in and out of the classroom.


Sincerely,


Bethany Guiliano & Dexter Reaves


SHARE WITH STUDENTS

BYOD Reminder Please remind your students that BYOD personal devices are not to be used when the teacher is absent; Personal devices will be confiscated: if they use it, they could lose it!


Seat Time Recovery Remind students that they are allowed to miss five (5) days in semester courses and ten (10) days in year-long courses. Any absences over these allowances must be medically excused. In order for students to be eligible to attend Seat Time Recovery, they must have passing grades. If students do not make up time for the unexcused absences, they will receive an FA (failure due to absence) instead of passing grades.

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Information included may be confidential; therefore, all Tiger Tales news bulletins are considered exclusively for Southside High School faculty and staff.


Any news and information, reminders, or dates and deadlines for upcoming events for dissemination to the general faculty and staff should be emailed to Ms. Rebekah Dean no later than 12:00 p.m. on Friday rdean@greenville.k12.sc.us. Any documents to be included should be in a PDF format.


Links to all archived 2014-15 Tiger Tales will be found on the staff drive.