The Spartan Standard
Creating Coherent Systems That Promote Learning For All
Our Mission: Why We Do The Right Thing
- Academic rigor across the curriculum fostering lifelong intellectual curiousity
- A climate of respect, fairness, equality, and security promoting individual confidence and responsibility
- A culture of collaboration between school, family, and community
- A proactive network of student support
- Exciting, unprecedented opportunities for student involvement
- Creative and artistic expression
- State of the Art Technology
Mary Rose's Schedule
Monday, December 8:
PERSONAL NECESSITY Leave
Tuesday, December 9:
8:30 Teacher Observation
10:00 Teacher Pre-Observation Conference
12:00 AVID Site Team Mtg. @ Rm. 1807
2:50 School Site Council @ New Library
3:00 Girls Basketball @ Gym
6:00 ELAC Mtg. @ Learning Lab
6:30 Boys Basketball vs. High Tech High (on call)
7:00 CVH/CVM Winter Concert @ PAC
Wednesday, December 10:
8:34 Teacher Observation
10:00 Classroom Walkthroughs @ ORH
12:45 Teacher Post-Observation Conference
1:30 Teacher Pre-Observation Conference
2:50 Faculty Mtg. @ Learning Lab
6:30 Boys Basketball vs. Calvary Christian (on call)
7:00 Winter Band Concert @ PAC
Thursday, December 11:
8:30 Teacher Post-Observation Conference
9:00 Principal Mtg. @ PDC
12:00 Metro Directors Mtg. @ PDC
5:30 Girls Basketball vs. Westview (on call)
7:00 Spartan Choir Christmas Concert @ PAC
Friday, December 12:
7:45 Calendar Mtg. @ Learning Lab
12:00 Doctor's Appointment
3:00 Staff Party & White Elephant Gift Exchange @ La Bella's
5:00 Filipino School @ ODM
Saturday, December 13:
8:00 Saturday School
10:00 CTFLC Mtg.
7:00 VMA Celebration of Christmas @ PAC
WEEK TWENTY: FINAL EXAMS WEEK
Monday, December 15: Period 0, 1, 4 Finals; Minimum Day for Students
1:15WASC Leadership Mtg. @ Learning Lab
Tuesday, December 16: Period 0, 2, 5, 7 Finals; Minimum Day for Students
Wednesday, December 17: Period 3, 6, 7 Finals; Minimum Day for Students
7:00 Powderpuff Game vs. HHS @ Stadium
Thursday, December 18: Extended Lunch
11:55 Holiday Staff Potluck @ Learning Lab
7:00 House of Guitars Concert
Friday, December 19: End of Semester I; Report Card Distribution Period 4; Minimum Day for Students; Special Assembly Schedule
7:45 Calendar Mtg. @ Learning Lab
8:34 Winter Wonderland Assembly
For the first time in many years, our three choirs performed on one night during the Annual District Choir Concert, "Holiday Sing". Lucas Dominguez directs the Spartan Choir while Tony Atienza directs the Silhouettes and Main Attraction. Barbara Schroeder serves as the accompanist for all choirs. Castle Park High School hosted the District concert this year. Our choirs performed superbly and impressed the audience. Kudos to Lucas, Barbara, and Tony!
The Spartan Concert Choir was the first of our choirs to perform. They sang "The Bells of Christmas" and "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!".
Our all-female choir, Silhouettes, took to the stage and performed "The Christmas Song" and "I'll Be Home For Christmas."
Main Attraction, our Show Choir, was our last choir to perform. They sang "Ring The Bells" and the very energizing "Carol of the Trans-Syberian Bells".
From The Scroogette
- Final Exams must be administered during designated Finals Days. I want to reiterate that no students should be getting free time or studying for other finals on these days. There is not enough time!
- Final Exam and End of Semester Minimum Days are for students, not staff. During these days, all staff are expected to stay their normal duty day (7:20-2:45--you will need to adjust if you have Period 0 or 7 as part of your duty day). Classified Staff and Administrators are expected to do the same. Exams can be graded, grades can be entered and finalized, classrooms can be organized in preparation for second semester, PLC or department meetings can be held to plan for the next semester or take care of department business--just a few examples of what can be accomplished during this time with no students.
- Thursday and Friday are instructional days. No parties, celebrations, or food of any kind in the classrooms. There is a lot to cover, review, and reteach. A preview of the second semester can be given to students if review is finished.
There, I've said it. Bah, humbug!
Communication Makes A Difference
District Mariachi Concert
As we walk through, we will look for the following:
- DLT in the correct format
- How are you embedding our initiatives as you prepare students for Final Exams?
- For Monday: How is Intervention time being used to support or enrich students?
Faculty Meeting Agenda
Our Faculty Meeting will be on Wednesday, December 10, starting at 2:50 PM. We will be meeting at the Learning Lab. The agenda will be as follows:
- Scott Tanner will be briefly surveying the staff.
- WASC Update by Debbie Nevin and Mary Rose Peralta
- Proposed Innovative Schedule Certificated Staff Discussion Part II to be structured and facilitated by Debbie Nevin. It has been requested that administrators not be present to allow for more candor in the discussion. I will honor the request.
Winter Wonderland Assembly
Period 0: 6:59 - 7:24 (25)
Period 1: 7:30 - 7:55 (25)
Period 2: 8:01 - 8:26 (25)
Assembly: 8:32 - 9:56 (84)
Nut. Brk.: 9:56 - 10:06 (10)
Period 3: 10:12 - 10:37 (25)
Period 4: 10:43 - 11:08 (25)
Lunch: 11:14 - 11:44 (30)
Period 5: 11:50 - 12:15 (25)
Period 6: 12:21 - 12:46 (25)
Period 7: 12:52 - 1:17 (25)
DiAnne Cabe will be sending out E-mail with information and directions about this event.
For The Common Good
- STAFF PARTY and WHITE ELEPHANT GIFT EXCHANGE: Our Staff Party will be on December 12 starting at 3:00 PM at La Bella's on 3rd Ave. This year, for those interested, we will have a White Elephant Gift Exchange (maximum $10.00 value) just for the fun of it. Truly, find something at home that you think will be somebody's treasure. (We still have to be appropriate, okay?). Cost is $10.00 per person. This will include pizza, appetizer, and drinks. Money can be given to Araceli Guzman in the Main Office or DiAnne Cabe in the ASB. Come and join in the excuse to get together and talk about stuff other than work!
- STAFF HOLIDAY POTLUCK: Our in-school traditional Staff Holiday Potluck will be on Thursday, December 18. The administrators will provide the ham, rolls, and all paper goods. DiAnne Cabe will be E-mailing all staff the link to the google document that will allow all to sign up for what to bring. Come one, come all! Grades will be finished and we will almost be done with the first semester. Last social of 2014! Don't miss it! Here is the link for sign-ups: https://docs.google.com/document/d/10775TXcRRzofcrObmQzRqbdzGE4oD8DeFBFnDiTMEaE/edit?invite=CKvQhsML&pli=1
- SEMESTER GRADES: Grades will be due on Thursday, December 18 at 12:00 Noon. The deadline needs to be earlier because Friday will be minimum day. We need to make sure that there will be enough time for IT to print all grades so we can distribute during Period 4. Please plan accordingly. Thank you for your cooperation.
- BEFORE YOU LEAVE for WINTER BREAK: Yes, you will need to empty your refrigerator and unplug all your mini-appliances and computer. Araceli Guzman will place the checklist in the you mailbox that will guide you to help our school save energy. Please put away important papers, store valuable equipment under lock and key, and take home personal items that you cannot secure. Thank you for your assistance!