Tiger Tales

SHS Faculty and Staff Weekly News and Information Bulletin

Quote of the Week

May 11, 2015................Edition #34

Included in this weekly bulletin is a comprehensive listing of events, meetings and FYI’s. If anyone needs to disseminate information to the entire faculty, please send your information to Kathy Stables by 12:00 p.m. Friday.


This publication, in total, is for faculty and staff member’s use only. Please read carefully and govern yourselves accordingly. All information in the bulletin is deemed important and faculty and staff members should be cognizant of deadlines, meetings and events.

Quote of the Day

You are a piece of the puzzle of someone else's life. You may never know where you fit, but others will fill the holes in their lives with pieces of you.

~Bonnie Arbon

Happy Birthday!

May Birthdays:


May 10 ...................Dawn Davis (Guidance Clerk)

May 12 ...................Effie Williams (Special Ed Teacher)

May 15 ...................Lindsey Shilling (Fine Arts Teacher)

May 21 ...................Sharon Harrison (Aide)

May 23 ...................Alesha Pickens (FANS Manager)

May 28 ..................Carolyn Mills (Front Office Receptionist)


And here's to the faculty & staff that never get recognized during the summer: Happy Birthday!


June Birthdays:


June 2 ....................John Pachter (Math Teacher)

June 13 .................Valerie Boughner (Special Ed Teacher)

June 18..................Julius Prince (Social Studies Teacher)

June 25 .................Jennifer Browning (Media Specialist)

June 25 .................Sandra Rosteck (Math Teacher)


July Birthdays:


July 2 ....................Rosa Sullivan (Clerk)

July 4 ....................Bethany Guiliano (Guidance Counselor)

July 6 ....................Donna Burton (Fans Manager)

July 6 ....................Josh Tillman (Fine Arts Teacher)

July 15 .................Toni Warren (Intervention Specialist)

July 16 .................Jamie Blount (English Teacher)

July 29 .................Kathleen Stables (CRT)

July 31 .................Laura Shoun (Science Teacher)

Happy Birthday To You, have a GREAT Birthday

Two Weeks in Advance:

Monday, May 11:


Periods 1,3,4......EOC Test Administration Training (O.R. 1st, 3rd, 4th-1st lunch)

3rd Period..........Tardy Party

2:01 pm .............Alg EOC Team Meeting



Tuesday, May 12:



9:00 am ............ACT Make-Up Testing (Room 101) *information below

10:30 am ...........English EOC Team Meeting

3:00 pm .............Biology EOC Team Meeting

4:00 pm .............Triple A and GE Tutoring

6:00 pm .............SHS Art Exhibit (Media Center)


Wednesday, May 13:


9:00 am .............Workkeys Make-Up Testing (Room 101) *Information below

4:00 pm .............Department Meetings

............................AFJROTC Awards Program



Thursday, May 14:


9:15 am ..............Fire Drill

4:00 pm .............Triple A and GE Tutoring

............................Athletic Banquet (see SHS Athletics section below)



Friday, May 15:


..............................EOC Classes to Computer Labs for EOC Tutorial & Pre-Test



Sunday, May 17 ...IB Celebration




Monday, May 18: .......... Senior Exams & EOC Exams


8:45 - 11:22 pm ..........1st Period Exam

11:27 - 1:01 pm ..........4th Period (regular lunch schedule)

1:06 - 3:45 pm ............5th Period Exam

......................................GCS Summer Institute (PD & Tech) Registration Opens ( more info below)



Tuesday, May 19:.......... Senior Exams & EOC Exams


8:45 -11:22 pm ............... 2nd Period Exam

11:27 - 1:01pm.................4th Period (regular lunch schedule)

1:06 - 3:45 pm .................6th Period Exam

4:00 pm ............................Faculty Council Meeting

4:00 pm ...........................Triple A and GE Tutoring



Wednesday, May 20:... Senior Exams & EOC Exams


8:45 -11:22 pm ................ 3rd Period Exam

11:27 - 1:01 pm .... ...........4th Period (regular lunch schedule)

1:06 - 3:45 pm ..................7th Period Exam

4:00 pm .............................Faculty Meeting



Thursday, May 21:........ Senior Exams & EOC Exams


8:45 -11:22 pm ............... 4th Period Exam

11:27 - 1:01pm ................Resume Regular Schedule

1:01 pm ............................Senior Graduation Practice (Auditorium)

4:00 pm ............................Triple A and GE Tutoring


Friday, May 22: Senior Day

In the near future:

May & June Highlights:


Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day) is a school holiday. All District offices and schools will be closed. Staff members are reminded that a doctor’s note is needed for absences that occur before or after major holidays.



May 26 ...........................Senior Grades & Scoresheet Reports due 9:00 am to Ms. Stables

May 27 ...........................Freshman Academy Goal's Party

May 28-June 2 ...............Final Exams

May 29 ...........................Band Awards Program

June 4 .............................4th Quarter Ends

June 4 .............................Graduation Ceremony

June 5 ............................Underclassmen Final Grades & Scoresheet Report due 9:00 am


For all Regularly Scheduled Meetings & P.D. refer to the 2014-15 P.D. Brochure

MAKE-UP TESTING

ACT & Workkeys Make-Up Testing will be held in Room 101.

Tickets will be placed in mail boxes each morning.

Send students immediately after announcements.



May 12 .......................................ACT make-up testing (9:00 am)

May 13 .......................................Workkeys make-up testing (9:00 am)

Star Teacher & Star Staff

Congratulations to Mrs. Goglia for being the April Star Teacher of the Month!

“Mrs. Goglia deserves to be the star teacher of the month because she went out of her way to support the Gilstrap family to raise money for the family’s medical expenses. The organization for the walk-a-thon took a lot of time and effort. Mrs. Goglia was a huge blessing to the Gilstrap family and because of her efforts the whole faculty had a way to support the family as well.”


Congratulations to Victor Miller for being the Support Staff Employee of the 3rd Quarter!

“Victor Miller is a valuable asset to Southside. He is always willing to go above and beyond setting up for after school events whether it is for sports, clubs, open house, or special occasions. In addition, he keeps the halls shiny and clean. Mr. Miller works hard and deserves to be recognized.”

“Mr. Miller is always available to help the athletic department. Coaches seek his help whenever problems occur and Victor is quick to assist.”

From the desk of

Freshman Academy Updates

Upcoming Academy Events!


May

11 – 15 - EOC Blitz Week – Tutoring sessions M, T, W, Th in PM and every day in AM

13 - Character Education Session (4th period)

15 - Tiger of the Month field trip to Greenview CDC

20 - Tigers of the Year Celebration


EOC Blitz Week:


What is EOC Blitz week?


  • 9 Tutoring Sessions


  • Exciting Algebra and English 1 Review Sessions!


  • Drawing for Prizes/coupons at every session (Zaxby’s, Wendy’s, Tony’s Pizza, and more!)


  • Drawing for Big Ticket Items at the end of the week (Academy Sports, Longhorn…)


  • Extra Credit Points!


  • Snacks from Trader Joe’s in the afternoon and Dunkin’ Donuts in the morning sessions


Blitz Week Schedule – mornings:


Monday, May 11th – Friday, May 15th: morning tutoring sessions of Algebra or English, your choice

Start time will be 7:45

You will not be able to go upstairs after 8:00



Blitz Week Schedule – afternoons:


Monday, 5/11 You Choose Algebra or English


Tuesday, 5/12

Last names (A – K) - go to your English teacher

Last names (L – Z) - go to your Algebra teacher


Wednesday, 5/13 (switch)

Last names (A – K) - go to your Algebra teacher

Last names (L – Z) - go to your English teacher


Thursday, 5/14

You Choose (Students in Algebra A must go to English)

End of the Year Information

AP/IB Exams:.

AP/IB Exams will start on Monday, May 4, and conclude on Wednesday, May 27. Students do not have to report to school the day they have an AP/IB exam. Classroom teachers should mark students as present in PowerTeacher. Mr. Austin will make corrections as needed


EOC/Senior Exams:

EOC and Senior Exams will take place the week of May 18-21. Seniors who have taken or taking AP/IB exams do not have to report to school during the allocated senior exam time(s). Traditional seniors who have not taken AP/IB exams must sit for their exam(s). If on campus, seniors are to follow the complete exam schedule or submit an early dismissal request as normal policy outlines. Senior absences should only be recorded for those students who miss an exam. Underclassmen are not eligible to take exams during Senior Exam week. Preparations should be made in advance if you have mixed classes.


Underclassmen Exams:

Underclassmen Exams will start Thursday, May 28, and conclude Tuesday, June 2. Teachers are to follow the textbook return schedule and exam study review period as outlined in the exam schedule. Students are not to be released from class after exams are completed. Early dismissals will not be honored during the actual exam. All underclassmen must sit for their exam.


Due to the compulsory attendance law, underclassmen who have taken an AP/IB exam should plan to attend during exam week unless they are not over in days (ten allotted absences for a yearlong course). Attendance should be kept in PowerTeacher for underclassmen.


Locker Cleanout:

  • Senior Locker Cleanout will take place after 4th period exam on Thursday, May 21, from 10:50-11:22 a.m.

  • Underclassmen Locker Cleanout will take place on Wednesday, May 27, during 7th period. Further details will be forthcoming.


Textbook Return: Schedule is forthcoming


Graduation:

Graduation will be held on Thursday, June 4, at 10 a.m. at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. All teachers are expected to attend. Ticket takers and security detail members are needed. Contact Mr. Griffin or Mr. Ludley if you are interested in assisting. Teachers and Staff members who will sit on the floor during gradation should see Ms. Ransome to obtain a robe.


Teacher Check-Out

A copy of the 2015 end-of-the-year Southside High School checkout form and the District’s Summer Energy checklist are attached to this edition of Tiger Tales. Teachers may begin acquiring signatures on Monday, May 18. Please review the form in its entirety and make sure all signatures are obtained prior to final checkout with Mr. Brooks. All staff members are advised that June 9, is the last official teacher workday. Final checkout is based on student grade verifications. Everyone should plan accordingly.

Final Grades Video

Year End Grades 2014 2015

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2014-15 Final Grade Reporting Checklist

Print, complete, sign, and attach the checklist to your Scoresheet Reports. A printable pdf is attached to the Tiger Tales email or available on the Staff Drive - Grade Reporting folder

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Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, Grade Reporting

Teacher Support Website

Kathleen Stables, CRT


Grade Reporting:

  • Seniors (Only) Final Grades and Scoresheet Report sdeadline 9:00 am Tues. 5/26
  • Underclassmen Final Grades and Scoresheet Reports deadline 9:00 am Fri. 6/05


** If you print a Scoresheet that includes both seniors and underclassmen, please HIGHLIGHT the SENIORS




Grades & Scoresheet Report Deadlines for the 2014-15 school year printable pdf

Grade Reporting Grade Reporting Website & Calendar

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Click Here to Watch the Video

Preview of SHS upcoming Year-End events.

Faculty Facts

Final Exams Schedules

A copy of the Senior and EOC Exam schedules have been uploaded to the school’s website. Please review the exam schedules with your students in the coming weeks as we approach testing season.

Athletic Announcements

Be sure to come out and support Southside Tigers!

2014-15 Sports


The Athletic Banquet will be held Thursday, May 14th. Any teacher who would like to attend and show support may attend. Contact John Butler for more information.

Payroll and Bookeeping

Payroll

Approved absences that exceed the employee’s personal leave balance usually result in dock pay for the hours that exceed the personal leave balance. Please review your online pay stubs every pay day, and notify your supervisor immediately of any discrepancies.


Bookkeeping

Please be advised that students and guardians can no longer write a check to pay for monetary trascations effective March 27, 2015. All monetary transactions with the school (fees and dues) are to paid with cash or a money order starting Friday, March 27, 2015.


Teachers need to turn student debt in to Christie Seear

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For Greenville County School employees:

Are you looking to earn some technology points this summer? If so, we have several opportunities during the month of June specifically designed for you. We have a variety of 4 and 8 hour classes that will be held at MT Anderson from June 10 – 30. This is a perfect opportunity to learn new technology skills and earn those needed technology points. Classes include:

  • Google Apps for Education

  • ClassFlow

  • Promethean Board for Substitute Teachers

  • Edmodo

  • Windows 8.1

  • The One iPad Classroom

  • Word 2013

  • Excel 2013

  • Office Mix

  • Blogger

  • Promethean ActivInspire


If you are interested in attending one of these classes, they are currently available on the GCSD portal. Since space is very limited, please only sign up for a class you are 100% sure you can attend.


A variety of technology courses will also be offered for GCSD employees during Summer Academy, July 13-23, at Wade Hampton High School. Participant registration for Summer Academy will open in May.


If you are looking for a conference experience where you can be introduced to many new ideas, attend a variety of sessions, and collaborate with colleagues, then the Upstate Technology Conference may be for you. Participant registration opens at 5:30 A.M. on May 18th.


For more information about UTC and Summer Academy, click here.

We have a variety of learning opportunities available for you this summer. We hope that you will be able to choose the right professional development based on your unique goals and needs.

The South Carolina Induction Symposium

The South Carolina Induction Symposium is sponsored by CERRA and Newberry College RETAIN Center of Excellence. The event is designed to provide opportunities for beginning teachers to gather ideas and resources, network, and develop as a teacher leader. This year's symposium will be held July 8-9 at Meadow Glen Middle School in Lexington, SC.


This symposium will feature keynotes from Cindi Rigsbee (2009 NC Teacher of the Year & National Teacher of the Year Finalist) and Molly Spearman (SC Superintendent of Education).


There will be a wide variety of breakout sessions designed specifically for beginning teachers. Please share this information with your early career teachers and encourage them to attend.


Early bird registration is only $20 and will end on May 31st. District Coordinators may register groups of 10 or more teachers at the group rate of $15 per person. Group rates expire after May 31st. Please contact Jenna Hallman at hallmanj@cerra.org or Todd Scholl at schollt@cerra.org for group rate promotional codes.


Registration can be found here.


We are also looking for presenters to lead dynamic sessions for our attendees. If you are interested in presenting, please submit a proposal here .

SHARE WITH STUDENTS

BYOD Reminder Please remind your students that BYOD personal devices are not to be used when the teacher is absent; Personal devices will be confiscated: if they use it, they could lose it!


Seat Time Recovery Remind students that they are allowed to miss five (5) days in semester courses and ten (10) days in year-long courses. Any absences over these allowances must be medically excused. In order for students to be eligible to attend Seat Time Recovery, they must have passing grades. If students do not make up time for the unexcused absences, they will receive an FA (failure due to absence) instead of passing grades.