Paxton Faculty Newsletter

Week of September 10, 2018

At Paxton, we do everything with PRIDE, PASSION & PURPOSE in EPIC proportions!

Let's make it P.O.P!


Paxton School enables student achievement with a dynamic faculty devoted to high academic standards and commitment to continuous improvement and success.

It’s H.A.M.R. Time!

High Expectations + Accountability + Motivation = Results

In the Spotlight

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Paxton Cross Country Team volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House

Pictured - Back Row (L to R): Brianna Wright, Holden Mitchell, Jacob Morgan, Caylor Dixon, Maddie Varnum, Philip Anderson, Landon Stanley, Zach Wilson, Emily Wilson, and Ragan Butts. Front Row (L to R): Gracie Geoghagan, Lyndsey Wright, Eugene Hall, Nick Johnson, Blaine Johnston, Lawson Geoghagan, Tristan Petty.

Differentiated Accountability: We are proudly educating 796 future leaders.

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Instructional Focus

  • The first instructional round of our targeted feedback cycles has begun. This consists of a 10-15 minute pre-meeting, a 15-20 minute observation focusing on the "look fors" you and I establish, and a post-meeting to analyze the results. The intent of instructional rounds is for professional development. It is NOT evaluative.
  • Administrative walk-throughs are focusing on Daily Learning Targets, Student Engagement, & Intentional Questioning.

Success Criteria

Two very important questions for students:

  1. What are you learning today?
  2. How will you know you have learned it?

Professional Development Updates

Please refer to the September PD Calendar below. This calendar includes all trainings available in the district. If there is a training you are interested in attending and you have not been contacted by me , please let me know.
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Important Information

  • PTO Cookie Dough Sales: Pre-K-5, if you did not get any Cookie Dough order forms, please contact the front office.
  • Communication: In an effort to keep you informed, we are using several different forms of communication such as e-mail, Weekly Faculty Newsletter, Morning Show, & Microsoft Outlook calendar invitations. It is important that you pay attention to each of these items so you will not miss important information.
  • Baseline Edge: We do not have access to Baseline Edge at this time. I will let you know as soon as it is available to access.
  • Deliberate Practice: Goal #1 - As a result of incorporating daily learning targets in my classroom, students will increase their ______ performance from ____ to ____.
  • Cell Phone Usage in the Classroom: It is imperative ALL teachers adhere to the following classroom procedures regarding cell phone usage in the classroom. All cell phones are to be off and out of sight in the classroom. This includes listening to music with earphones. Classroom Disciplinary Procedures regarding cell phones: Record the infraction on the Behavior Tracking Form in the Student Planner and take the phone up. The phone should be sent to the office and parents will be contacted. It is imperative we all have the same expectations regarding cell phone usage in the classroom.
  • Attendance: Attendance should be taken each day. Secondary teachers need to take attendance each period in an effort to monitor students throughout the day.
  • Safety:
  1. Review ALICE Lockdown procedures. We will be having a schoolwide lockdown drill soon.
  2. ALL classroom doors MUST be locked at all times.
  • Passes: If you give verbal permission for students to go to the bathroom before the tardy bell, please ask them to take a pass.
  • Substitutes: Please use only the CURRENT and APPROVED Substitute List if you choose to obtain your own substitutes.
  • Passwords: Please do NOT give out your passwords to anyone.
  • Absences: Any time you are going to be out, please contact Ms. Cain, Ms. Neale, or Mr. Jackson.

Calendar Additions:

NOTE: If there are any changes or additions, please contact the front office.

Math Coach - Katie Moore

Tuesday, Sep. 11th, 7:45am-3pm


Writing Retakes for Grades 11 & 12

Tuesday, Sep. 11th, 7:45am

Computer Lab

Students will report to homeroom for attendance and will be called to the computer lab.

4th Grade Biophilia

Thursday, Sep. 13th, 8am to Friday, Sep. 14th, 3pm

4956 Florida 20

Freeport, FL

Students will be gone during the school day on 9/13 and 9/14 from 8-3:00.

English PLC

Friday, Sep. 14th, 10:30pm

Office Conference Room

4th Pd. Please leave plans for those covering your classes during your PLC time.

College Night

Wednesday, Sep. 12th, 5-9:30pm

Northwest Florida State College, Niceville, FL, USA

Niceville, FL