'In the Loop' February 18-21

Weekly Newsletter for Newark Vocational High School

Staff Meeting in Library 3:00 pm 2/18/2014

Steve Olsen of School Improvement Network

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


  • Mid-year reviews will be completed by close of business Tuesday, February 18, 2104
  • All unit plans must be in ATLAS
  • All grades for students are past due
  • Dream catchers assembly is postponed due to weather conditions
  • School is closed Monday, February 17, 2014
  • Staff meeting on Tuesday, February 18, 2014
  • All PLCs will be held in the Principal’s conference room on Wednesday, February 21, 2014
  • Mr. Arumemi and Ms. Orozco have been working to develop Male and Female Leadership clubs for the Freshmen. The clubs will focus on academics, leadership, service and brotherhood/sisterhood. Please see them if you are willing to support these initiatives

Staff of the Month Ms. Gilmore-Connor

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Data Snapshot

Data Dashboard - February 12, 2014

This week's IN THE LOOP offers data on student and teacher performance. The Data Dashboard reports weekly trends on attendance, behavior, interventions, special education and family communication. This tool proves valuable to all school personnel as we move toward preparing our students for college & career.
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Mid-Year Reviews @ Newark Vocational

At the mid-year review, the administrator and teacher should review progress toward student learning and teacher professional development goals and refine strategies and plans where needed in order to meet those goals at the end of the year. The administrator considers evidence gathered through all short and long observations completed to date, evidence of over-time Indicators, and evidence of progress towards student learning goals. Based on this evidence, the administrator assigns a performance level to all Competencies (1-5), focusing on Competencies that are most critical in order for the teacher to meet his/her goals. A performance rating is calculated based on the teacher’s performance on each of the five Competencies, which indicates which rating the teacher is on track to receive at the end of the school year.

Framework for Effective Teaching Update

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Changing Education Paradigms - ADHD, Creativity and the Education System (Sir Ken Robinson)