PANTHERA TIGRIS

Biweekly Newsletter from Stockbridge High

Community Edition, 27 October 2017

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In this issue:

  • A Letter from the Principal
  • Events around the Bridge
  • Personalized Learning in SHS
  • Assistant Principals' Corner
  • Student Services

A Letter from the Principal

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We are pleased to have the opportunity to serve and work with your children.

Dear Parents or Guardians:


Next to the quest for peace, our nation's most important goal is the development of a high-quality educational enterprise that will prepare all youngsters for life in a fast-changing and complex world.


With this thought in mind, the philosophy and the attitude of our stakeholders become rather important. I was reminded of this during a recent visit to a thriving business establishment.


While waiting in line, I noticed an interesting philosophy posted on a wall. It was especially stimulating because the employees obviously subscribed to the message. I believe the philosophy is as appropriate to schools as it is to businesses, and I have chosen to substitute the word student for customer and school for business.


A student is the most important person in any school.

A student is not an interruption of our work—he or she is the purpose of it.

A student is not just a statistic. He or she is a flesh-and-blood human being with feelings and emotions like ourselves.

A student is one who comes to us with needs and/or wants. It is our job to fill them.

A student is deserving of the most courteous and attentive treatment that we can provide.

A student is the lifeblood of this and every other school. Without him or her, we would have to close our doors.


The focus of the future should be on service and excellence. We are pleased, as employees of Stockbridge High School, to have the opportunity to serve and work with your children. The importance of teaching and learning cannot be overstated. It is our privilege and our challenge as educators to strive continually to provide quality education in our classrooms.



Eric Watson, Ed. S.

Principal

Stockbridge High School

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LAST GAME OF THE REGULAR SEASON! GAME 10! TIGER VARSITY VS UNION GROVE!!! SENIOR NIGHT!

Friday, Nov. 3rd, 7:30-9:30pm

1151 Old Conyers Road

Stockbridge, GA

#FOCUSONTHEHUNT

Be an active member of Tiger Nation! Show your support for our Tigers in their season opener. $5 per ticket at the gate. #HUNTMODE

VENUE: Tiger Stadium in Stockbridge High

GROWL OUT TO OUR TIGER VARSITY TEAM FOR THE WIN VS HAMPTON HIGH! FINAL SCORE 35-0!!!!

Events Around the Bridge

End of October and Two Weeks into November

October 30, Monday – November 10, Friday


Monday, Oct 30:

3:30 - PACT training in the Media Center w/ Mrs. Clarington (all teachers)


Tuesday, Oct 31:

Senior Trick or Treat


Wednesday, Nov 01:

Pre-ACT (10th Grade)

EOC Field Test (12th Grade)

MAP (9th Grade)


Thursday, Nov 02:

Write Score (10th Grade)

EOC Field Test (12th Grade)

MAP (9th Grade)


Friday, Nov 03:

Partners Club Breakfast Box Fundraiser

Open Enrollment Ends TODAY

Grade Period Ends

7:30 - Varsity Football vs. Union Grove @ SHS, Senior Night


Saturday, Nov 04:

Title 1 Parent Lunch and Learn

Saturday tutorials


Monday, Nov 06:

Professional Learning – No Students

Grades are to be posted before 4:00 – See Ms. Jackson’s email sent on October 26

Focus Meeting #6 TBD


Tuesday, Nov 07:

Professional Learning – No Students

PD: 7 Strategies for Assessment for Learning *ONLINE

Attend the Professional Learning Session you signed up for – See Mr. Watson’s email sent on October 24


Wednesday, Nov 08:

Grade Verifications

NJROTC Annual Military Inspection

PD: PBL Training Session #4-CTAE, Health, Fine Arts and Selected teachers ONLY

6:00 V. Boys & Girls Basketball Vs. Central Gwinnett (scrimmage) @ CG


Thursday, Nov 09:

5:30 9th Gr Boys Basketball Vs. Arabia Mountain @ AM


Friday, Nov 10:

Partners Club Breakfast Box Fundraiser

Varsity Football – First Round Playoffs - TBD

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Personalized Learning in SHS

https://youtu.be/nKzPO4xNpAg

Becoming a Self-Advocate

The video above showcases our very own SHS student, Paris P. in teaching Mr. Amun's Precalculus class. Students voiced that they needed a bit more review before the exam. Paris stepped up and volunteered to teach the class!


It is in moments like this at Stockbridge High School that we are reminded of the caliber of students we have and the opportunities that we have everyday to make a difference in the lives of others. As a self advocate for her education, the student above showed mastery while helping those in need. Monday's advisory lesson will focus on Becoming a Self-Advocate. We will take the previous "blames" that the students most commonly use and put a stop to these excuses. We will be utilizing the Stockbridge Study Resources Sheet (Teacher created through our staff book studies!) to match up a blame with an available resource to defeat the blame. Since progress report grades are around the corner, this lesson will also segue into the Advisors beginning to start checking on their students' progress in Stockbridge High. That's what family does--a Tiger family at that.

Tiger Tech of the Month: Quizizz

Kahoot tunes annoying you by now? Is it on replay on your mind? Try Quizizz!


Here's the gist of Quizizz:

1. Same as always, create an account.

2. Quizizz will ask for your occupation (to customize your home screen).

3. The screen will change to sample quizzes you could readily use!

4. Assign it and have fun! THAT'S IT!


WHAT:

- Use Quizizz to assign quiz formative assessments to your students.

- Students can take the assessment as many times as they can and it keeps track of their progress.

- Students can compete with each other without having to be logged in together all at the same time.

- Quizizz inserts memes and generates personalized avatars for the students to make it a bit more fun.

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Assistant Principals' Corner

from the Office of Cassandra Jackson

Tentative meeting dates for Book Studies and reading guides


Crucial Conversations (admin)

September 12 - Chapter 3 + 4

October 10 - Chapter 5 + 6

November 14 - Chapter 7 + 8

January 11 - Chapter 9 + 10


Grading Smarter, not Harder (staff)

(two dates for the focus groups)

October 2, 16 - Chapter 2

November 6, 13 - Chapter 3

January 22, 29 - Chapter 4

February 5, 12 - Chapter 5

March 5, 12 - Conclusion

from the Office of Lavonda Clarington

PreACT

November 1


12th Grade EOC Field Test

November 1st and 2nd


MAP Testing

November 1st and 2nd

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Student Services

Stockbridge Study Resources *NEW FILE*

Please click the link below to view our list of resources available for our students! (Includes complete list of Tutoring/Office Hours for core classes)

Counseling Department

Notes from Counseling:
  • Individual Appointments are still being conducted and expected to continue to through December. If an appointment was missed due to absence, hurricane Irma or some other reason, please contact your counselor to reschedule asap.
  • Sign up for REMIND updates from counseling based on graduation year. Sign-up forms are located in the counseling office, in the grade level advisement packets and on the counseling web page.

from C. Melissa Bell, Graduation Coach

  • Credit Recovery currently on 3:30-4:30 Tuesdays + Thursdays
  • Saturday Tutorial Dates: October 14th, 9-11 AM; November 4th, 11-1230 PM, in conjunction with Parent Lunch and Learn (please see Title 1 on our website); December 2, 9-11AM

Infinite Campus Access

This year IC password resets will be handled different regarding parents and students.



1. Martey Brown will primarily be handling the parent/guardian accounts.

2. Grace Johnson will primarily be handling the student accounts.



If a parent or student is having trouble logging on to their IC account, please send Ms. Brown or Ms. Johnson an email.


Martey Brown email: martey.brown@henry.k12.ga.us

Grace Johnson email: grasiela.johnson@henry.k12.ga.us

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WE NEED YOU!

Our football team needs sponsorships and volunteers!

For more information, contact Coach Whit at kevin.whitley@henry.k12.ga.us or 404 966 5208.

Thanks for supporting Tiger Football.
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