Shepherd Middle School

Principal's Weekly Newsletter October 28-November 1, 2019

SHEPHERD MIDDLE SCHOOL

1401 South Byrd Avenue
Shepherd, TX 7737936-628-3377 Fax #936-628-6749
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SHEPHERD MIDDLE SCHOOL QUOTE OF THE WEEK!

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Sara Bareilles - Brave (Official Video)
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School-wide book study: The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon

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Please join the Positive Passengers Only Bus in spreading all the pirateriffic things transpiring at Shepherd Middle School on the following social media platforms!

Shepherd Middle School Weekly Visibility Walk: Our focus will be Learning Environment Dimension 3.1 Classroom Environment, Routines and Procedures.

The teacher clearly and accurately communicates to support persistence, deeper learning and effective effort.
  • Structured Peer Conversations
  • Flexible Grouping
  • Material Organization
  • Precise Praise
  • Reinforcers
  • Threshold

Shepherd Middle School Weekly Wave Walk: Our Focus Area Will be Champs; activity!

We will be supporting-reinforcing you all in the area of students activities.

Post-It. Please ensure you have your POST-IT posted. Also, please have the POST-IT completed to include warm-ups & closures. We will be observing your awesome lessons and closures!

Post-It Strategy: Teacher, attached is are the non-negotiable instructional expectations for each classroom. The expectation is that the following Post-It items are visible at all times for students, parents, and administrators.

Please ensure we conduct Positive phone calls and any other student concerns weekly.

Please ensure you share your scheduled parent conferences. Building Strong Parent-Teacher Relationships (Our community goal#1). Positive phone calls home will be part of SMS school’s story. Please consider sharing via Twitter #GoodNewsCallOfTheDay as well as tag @PBISRewards in your Tweets. We will be great!

Lesson plans are due every Wednesday prior to the week in which you plan delivery at 6:00 PM.

Please know the deadline was voted unanimously by the team leaders to ensure the instructional leaders will be able to provide feedback in a timely manner prior to the deliverance of the lesson. Thanks for all that you do! There was an email sent Friday, September 13, 2019 noting where to locate the feedback and make changes accordingly.

Please ensure this has been submitted. Data Analysis – Assessment Performance Reflection.

During our data dig analysis, we will devise a strategies to ensure student mastery is achieved. For example, how will you re-teach or intervene with students who scored in the 0-49%, what will you do different, or how will you re-teach, spiral, or intervene with low standards in tutorials?
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Updated Library schedule

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Birthday Shoutout!!

Pirateriffic Teachers Birthday!!

Ben Goffney 11/1


Pirateriffic Students Birthday!!

RANDOLPH, SHAILA 28-Oct

MAYORGA, JOCELYN 29-Oct

PRESTON, THOMAS 29-Oct

GONZALEZ, VICTORIA 30-Oct

PRENTISS, LANN 31-Oct

DAVIS, KEISHUN 1-Nov

HOFFART, FRANK 1-Nov

HOFFART, CHARLIE 1-Nov

Weekly Events for October 28- November 1, 2019

*** Lesson plans are due by 6:00 PM every Wednesday prior to the week in which you will deliver, so instructional leaders will be able to provide meaningful feedback***


***Please do forget to attend your weekly PLCs, and Instructional Binder (handy dandy notebook)***


***Team Leadership Meeting, Monday, September 16, 2019, at 6:45 - 7:15 AM***


***MS Volleyball @Shepherd Middle School, Monday, October 28, 2019, at 4:30 – 8:00 PM***


*** Volleyball Incentive Tournament, October 31, 2019; $5 to play, $1 to spectate, please see Coach Gamez or Coach Corbridge for additional details***


***Red Ribbon Week please see Counselor Kramer ***


*** Thresholds*** Please continue the "threshold" because you as teachers know the value of greeting and checking the pulse of students before the learning starts!

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ENGAGING STUDENTS FROM BELL TO BELL!

The five-minute video will quickly explain entrance tickets, learning studios, and exit tickets that can be used in any classroom setting. Please ensure we are allotting time to complete your lesson as well as complete exit tickets. Please do not forget to use https://classroomscreen.com/ as a resource to ensure bell to bell learning and completion of the information posted within lesson plans and Post-It.


https://www.dsdprofessionaldevelopment.com/blended-learning-blog/engaging-students-from-bell-to-bell
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Vocabulary Words of the Week!

Enhancing vocabulary development is essential for increasing student achievement
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