Wildcat Weekly

Week of October 30

THE BIG 4: Targets for 2017-2018

  • Instructional Technology
  • Personalized Learning
  • Progress Monitoring
  • Making Connections

And the 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year Nominees are .........

Mr. Bachman, Mr. Rollins, Ms. Semrau, and Mrs. Taylor!!!! Voting will take place at the Oct. 31 7:45 Faculty Meeting.

Did you attend a student event in October? 1 pt

Complete the form to earn your 1 CAT pt for attending a student event in October. We have many athletic events, play productions, and a book club meeting this month to assist you with this point.

CATapult (PD) November Calendar

Registration links are ready to sign up!!!

Halloween- FBLA

FBLA is sponsoring an activity for students to dress in full costumes (no masks and paint must not cover entire face) for $2 on Tuesday. They must be in dress code.

Important Dates This Week:

10/31- 7:45 Faculty Meeting

10/31- Reflections Deadline

11/1- Connections Day

11/1- Grades Deadline

11/1-11/2- Seat Time Recovery Table set up during all three lunches

11/3- Large Admin Meeting 9:00

11/3- Sex Ed begins and runs through Nov. 28

11/5- Daylight Savings Time Ends

Coming Soon:

11/6- Report Cards and SAT/ACT Letters go home in 4th period

11/8- Department Chair Meeting 7:45

11/8- Buy-Out During Connections

11/8-9- Seat Time Recovery Table set up during all three lunches

11/10- ITLT 9:40 C109

11/10- Morning Activity Schedule for Veteran's Day event

11/10- Fine Arts Reps here from 1-2 in guidance conference room

Grades Due November 1

Q1 Final Grades are due November 1st by 4:00!


We heard your concerns and adjusted our process to eliminate the printing requirements.



It is imperative that you follow the directions carefully to finalize your grades!

Grade verification checklists from previous years or that are accessed on the staff drive are no longer the correct process! Please follow the directions on this e-mail to finalize your grades.


If you need assistance with this process Mrs. Finlay and/or Mrs. Taylor will be available in C109 all day on October 31st.


Step 1: Grade Prep Checklist

Use this checklist to ensure that your Q1 Report Card grades have been prepared properly. This form is for teacher use only. Do NOT submit this form to your IC.

Grade Prep Checklist


Step 2: Electronic Verification Form

**This is new!** Please use the link below to submit your grade verifications. Please note you DO NOT need to submit a paper copy to us, although we highly recommend printing a paper copy or save an electronic copy for your own records.

Grade Verification Form


Step 3: Finalize Q1 Grades in PowerTeacher

**This is also new! Follow these directions carefully** Click the link below for directions on how to officially finalize your grades in PowerTeacher.

Finalize Q1 Grades in PowerTeacher Directions


Once you finalize your grades DO NOT ENTER ANY MORE GRADES UNTIL YOU GET THE ALL-CLEAR FROM GUIDANCE!


Sorry to be shouty and use all caps but it's really important that the instructions are followed carefully. Let us know how we can help! Also, if you don't understand the cartoon you should go watch The Lego Movie. Happy Tuesday!


Kellyn and Jena

Connections is Back this Week!!!

Connections Schedule- Wednesday, November 1

This schedule will be used until Thanksgiving break for Connections. According to student and teacher feedback, a reduction in time was preferred for each session. Beginning Nov. 29, we will have the 30 minutes Connections classes.

Connections Information to Share

All Levels:


Report cards go home on Monday in 4th period


There will be a buy-out on November 8 during Connections. Students must bring money to attend faculty/student basketball game. All money goes to support Veterans.


Third year students will be taking the ACT OR SAT next semester at the state's expense. A letter will be sent home with report cards for students to SELECT the test and get a signature from their parents. There are three options and ALL require a parent signature


1. I will take the SAT

2. I will take the ACT

3. I will not take either test


Information will be included in the letter to assist them with making an informed decision. This is an opportunity to take one of the tests required to attend a four year college.


Connections sessions on November 1, 8 and 15 will be one hour. Beginning November 29, the time will be reduced to 30 minutes. This is in response to teacher and student feedback about the program.


PE Students- Sex Ed begins November 3 and will last through November 28.

Woodmont High School

Mission

Woodmont International Baccalaureate High School is a comprehensive high school which strives to promote a climate of respect, knowledge, and caring while creating active, productive, lifelong learners who understand the multicultural world in which we live.

Beliefs

"Woodmont High is committed to providing educational experiences that prepare its students to be productive citizens of the 21st Century. Our school motto-Scientia est Potentia (Knowledge is Power)-serves as a constant reminder of our mission to prepare students for the challenges of adulthood."