Friday Focus

Weekly Administrative Newsletter for R-BB Leadership Team

Week of January 19-23, 2015

Our Corporation Goals

1. All students will demonstrate growth in literacy (90%).

2. All students will demonstrate growth in mathematical skills (90%).

3. All faculty and staff will engage in a collaborative culture for improved student learning (PLC).

Quarter Objectives

1. Building leadership teams will continue to refine their PLC practices to support professional development and student learning.

2. Building SIP teams will implement and monitor their Improvement Plans in support of the Corporation Goals through evidence-based practices.

3. Grade-level content areas and courses will continue to develop or refine their essential standards for student mastery and create unit plans to cover the essential standards.

4. Teams will begin developing common assessments to inform student mastery toward common learning targets, including content/course End of Year performance assessments.

Focus for This Week

This week, I would like for us to review the 21 Responsibilities of a Principal that have a Positive Influence on what Teachers Do (From Marzano, Water, and McNulty, 2005) and comment on at least three of the responsibilities as personal professional practice goals. As we continue to develop our administrative PLC, we need to know how to support one another, especially when many of us may have the same professional practice goals.

Week at a Glance: January 19-23, 2015

Monday, January 19, 2015:
  • Martin Luther King's Birthday - No School

Tuesday, January 20, 2015:

  • Acuity ELA/Math Readiness Assessments (Grades 3-8)
  • EHS English 10 and Algebra I Curriculum Work Day (8:00-2:30pm)
  • Tech Integration Committee Meetings w/ Amanda Gibboney (Secondary @ 2:45-3:45pm; Elementary @ 3:45-4:45pm) at EHS C115a
  • School Board of Trustees Regular Meeting @ 7:30pm, SSC Board Room

Wednesday, January 21, 2015:

  • Acuity ELA/Math Readiness Assessments (Grades 3-8)
  • WIDA ACCESS Assessment Window Opens

Thursday, January 22, 2015:

  • Acuity ELA/Math Readiness Assessments (Grades 3-8)
  • Instructional Roundtable Meeting @ 9:00-10:30am, SSC Board Room
  • New Teacher Roundtable @ 4:00-5:00pm, SSC Board Room

Friday, January 23, 2015:

  • Weekly Tech Meeting w/ Five-Star @ 3:00-4:00pm, RBB Five-Star Office

Looking Ahead...


  • WIDA ACCESS (ELL Students): January 21st through February 27th
*Committee Meetings:
  • Curriculum Work Make-up Days: January 26 (KDG), January 27 (Grade 1), January 28 (Grade 2)

Technology Integration