ECHS Staff Newsletter

Week of February 15, 2016

"If you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world."

Neil Gaiman

Our Mission

We believe that through teaching and learning, we have the opportunity to impact and positively change the lives of our students. We believe that all students are capable of defining and experiencing success, ultimately building confidence in themselves while instilling a spirit of generosity, drive, passion, and focus. We work in collaboration with San Jacinto College to help at-risk students attain college credit with the aspiration of earning an Associate’s Degree and Distinguished High School diploma in four years.

Our Learning This Week

This week we will host an SISD team from all levels as we conduct our Site Visit for Instructional Rounds. I am excited about our work thus far and am looking forward to what is captured and shared tomorrow. Remember that Instructional Rounds is a cycle of continuous learning and our goal is to make our instruction more effective. In addtion to our work regarding student discourse, feedback, and time, we will also be examining student responses when provided with feedback. Our hope is that this will move us toward examining how our feedback is received by students and will drive our future work. One of our goals for this week is to also begin posting your learning targets. Remember that we still will continue to refine and discuss effective learning targets, but I would like for us to start sharing these with students.

Upcoming Events & Reminders

Upcoming Events

  • Curriculum Audit Visit, February 16, 2016 (10:30A-12:00A)
  • SISD Instructional Rounds Site Visit, February 17, 2016 (7:30A-4:00P)
  • No SJC Classes, February 18, 2016 (All Day) Juniors will be taking a Mock US History exam in the moring.
  • TSI Testing, San Jacinto College, February 19 & 26, 2016 (we will send out rosters)

Reminders

  • Be sure to upload your lesson plans through Google Drive. Please see Mrs. Scull if you need any assistance.
  • We will have Saturday School this week from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Please send student rosters to Mr. Hernandez by Friday, February 19, 2016.

My Schedule This Week

Tuesday: On Campus/ Off Campus (PM- Ney)

Wednesday: On Campus (Instrutional Rounds)

Thursday: On Campus

Friday: Off Campus (AM-Ney)/On Campus