Weekly Update #22

February 16-19, 2016

Shout Outs

Thanks schedule committee: It is a thankless job 2 try 2 make major changes in the face of resistance. Thanks 4 working to 2 make LQ better.2 days ago by Amy

Ana Garza - mthank you so much for helping mew with BOXES for my moving needs. You are so thoughtful!!!!3 days ago by liz

Thanks to Mr. Schmidt and his lively helpers Brianna and Destiny for our PSA tour for the Successful 9th graders. Impressive



Now that you are re-energized with todaysmeet - please keep posting to recognize your colleagues.

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Word of the Week - Perspective

REMINDER: Each week we give six students a backpack with a gift certificate in it when they can tell us the word, what it means and use it correctly in a sentence.


Please post the word of the week green paper in your classroom.

Last Weeks' winners were:Ramesh Aguirre, Dominique Czarny, Ashley Garcia, Jessica Garcia, Kayley Serrano, Sienna Sutton.

Please take a minute to recognize these students if you have them in your class

Information and Updates

Welcome back! I hope you all had a restful 4 day weekend.


I placed the visual of the improved Rigor/Relevance Framework. As you plan this spring's work for students, remember we want to provide opportunities for students to work in Quadrant D. The picture is at the bottom of this update.

Here is a short explaination of the quadrants.


• Quadrant A—Acquisition
Students learn new information and are expected to be able to recall learning.
Thinking: Knowledge, comprehension
Application: Knowledge and application within a single discipline
Examples: 6 x 6 = 36; John Steinbeck wrote The Grapes of Wrath

• Quadrant B—Application
Students learn new information and are expected to be able to apply their learning in real-world situations.
Thinking: Knowledge, comprehension
Application: Apply across disciplines, apply to predictable and/or unpredictable situations
Examples: How to make change from a purchase; Edit a paper using appropriate grammar

• Quadrant C—Assimilation
Students extend their knowledge to higher-levels, and may apply within the context of the classroom, but not in the real world.
Thinking: Analysis, Synthesis, Evaluation
Application: Knowledge and application within a single discipline
Examples: Evaluation of political systems; conducting predetermined science experiments

• Quadrant D—Adaptation
Students apply their higher-level thinking skills to real world situations.
Thinking: Analysis, Synthesis, Evaluation
Application: Apply across disciplines, apply to predictable and/or unpredictable situations
Examples: Solving climate change; designing a software application



Week's Happenings

Monday - No School

Tuesday -

Wednesday - Dr Novak, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services Site Visit 10:45 a.m.

Cultural Awareness Forum @ lunch - Main Gym

PTO Meeting 6:30 p.m. Staff Lounge

Thursday - Breakfast with the principal 7:00 a.m. Student Cafeteria

IB Parent Meeting 6:30 p.m. Staff Lounge

Professional Development Time - Staff Meeting

There is a schedule conflict for Tuesday morning. We have an all day training scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m. for the math department which has been scheduled for months. In order to facilitate everyone attending the staff meeting, we will hold a shortened staff meeting. You can use the additional time to work in your classroom or collaborate with your PLC.

The meeting will begin at 7:30 a.m. and end at 7:45 a.m.

The agenda for the meeting is:

Fire Alarms - mandatory evacuation

Bell Schedule Committee Process

Athletic Arena (Varsity Sports)

We are into playoffs for our winter sports. There are no events currently scheduled.

Please look at the calendar on the website for updates.

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