Skyhawk News

February 8, 2016

Mission

Cedar Hill students, staff and families are committed to ensuring high levels of learning for all students and providing a positive, safe, and consistent climate that promotes student character.


Our Vision


Cedar Hill is a professional learning community of students, educators, and parents recognized for the excellence of our safe, student-centered environment, the character of our students and staff, and the involvement of parents and community partnerships.


We have an unwavering commitment to engage in meaningful collaboration with peers, parents, and students to: discover and implement the best research-based practices; analyze student data; and make informed decisions about differentiated instruction and student learning.


Students actively engage in hands-on learning, utilize technology on a daily basis, and achieve individually at their highest level as lifelong learners who are prepared for a globally diverse society.

LUNCH BUNCH!!!!! Great Behavior!!!

Teacher Support Teams

Let's make an effort to have all new TST's started by February 19th. If there is a new student or an extreme circumstance that requires us to start a new one after that date, that is fine! The last day to refer a student for Special Education testing this year will be February 19th.

Summer School

Summer School administrators will be responsible for hiring summer school staff for ALL buildings. Summer School applications will be available through Talent Ed from February 24-April 1. Interested staff will need to apply through Talent Ed during this time frame.


The following summer school postings will be available on February 24: Grades 9-12 certified staff Grades 6-8 certified staff Grades PreK-5 certified staff Special Education certified staff K-12 (including OT, PT, APE, and SLPs) ECSE certified staff Paraprofessionals Clerks Library Media Specialists


Summer School Salaries: Certified staff $3000 Clerks (who remain until routes clear)

$2000 Paraprofessionals: $1540


First round summer staff hiring will be determined based on enrollment on April 15th. If needed, additional hiring will be based on enrollment data for May 4.


The dates for summer school are:

Tuesday, May 31, 2016- Thursday, June 23, 2016.


Summer school will be in session a total of 16 days this summer.

Week 1: Tuesday, May 31- Friday, June 2, 2016

Week 2: Monday, June 6-Thursday, June 9, 2016

Week 3: Monday June 13-Thursday, June 16, 2016

Week 4: Monday, June 20- Thursday June 23, 2016


The length of the school day is 8 hours for students (7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) and for school staff, the working day is 7:05 am-3:50 p.m. STAFF will need to attend ALL required meetings.


*TEACHERS WILL NEED TO TURN IN A COPY OF THEIR CERTIFICATE WITH THE APPLICATION IN ORDER TO BE HIRED FOR THE POSITION. YOU CAN ACCESS THIS INFORMATION FROM THE DESE WEBSITE BY GOING TO: https://k12apps.dese.mo.gov/WebLogin/login.aspx

Next go to page of Office of Educator Quality and choose Educator Certification System-Request Educator Access. Print off your info and attach it to your application.

KELLY SERVICES: 1-866-535-5998

CHARACTER TRAIT OF THE MONTH: HONESTY

ATTENDANCE WINNER FEB. 1-5. . . . . . . . MRS. BEARDEN'S FIFTH GRADE CLASS!!!......... (3 WEEKS IN A ROW!)

Attendance matters! Please focus and stress this in your classrooms. If you have individual student concerns, come see me! This takes a TEAM effort!!! Please begin using the pie chart that Jennifer McBaine and Casey Dickey created to emphasize, recognize and reward great daily attendance in your classroom!!!!

Upcoming. . .

Feb. Feb. 8

Casey- ELA- ICLE Work

Walking Day K, 1, 5

8:00- 10 Lorie attends ICLE - Elementary ELA Work Day

4:00-8:00 Student-Led Conferences


Feb. 9

Walking Day 2, 3, 4

8:20- Lorie meets with 3rd grade team- office

10:00- Lorie attends meeting at the Board Office

2:10- TST1 (S.S.) - Girard and team

6:00- PTO Meeting


Feb. 10

Walking Day K, 1, 5

8:00- FLIGHT- Each team leader brings artifacts collected to this point.

Submit names of 5-7 students per grade level for PLC visit interview.

9:00- Lorie attends ICLE Math with Jennifer McBaine and Shelley Kleene

1:30- Earthquake Drill -- NOTE CHANGE IN TIME


Feb. 11

Walking Day 2, 3, 4

Dental Screenings

8:00- Elementary Principals Meeting- Board Office

8:10- PBS Tier 2 Meeting- Jessica Long's Room

3:00- Valentine's Day Parties


Feb. 12 and Feb. 15- No School


Feb. 16- Walking Day 2, 3, 4

8:00- Learning Center- Library

12:30- Fine Arts Recruitment Afternoon- Note change in lunch schedule. (TBD)

1:20- Literacy Team Meeting K, 1, 2

5-8- Culver's Night- Sign Up to Work (A sign up will be up after PTO meeting occurs.)


Feb. 17- Walking Day K, 1, 5

8:00-3:30- Lorie attends ICLE workshop at Dix Road


Feb. 18- Walking Day 2, 3, 4

7:50- PBS Tier 1 Meeting- Terri's Room

9:40- Literacy Team Meetings 5, 4, 3


Feb. 19- Walking Day K, 1, 5

AM: River Region Credit Union Store

Probationary Teachers- Self-Evaluation/PGP Update/Artifacts Due

8:30- IEP (L.C.) Girard, Werdehausen, Rost

10:30- Staffing (H.F.) Goodin, McDowell, Rost, Werdehausen, Colozza

2:15- TST2 (J.K.) Girard and team

Major Saver Limo Ride and Pizza!- 30 Students- WOW!!

Lots of Learning Going On At Cedar Hill!!!!

Reminders

Copies of Mid-Terms to me by Thursday!


Probationary Teachers: Summative materials are due Feb. 19.

Tenured On-Cycle + Tenured Not On-Cycle- All summative materials due March 2


• FLIGHT team leaders- 5-7 Names from your grade level of students for PLC site interview

Each grade level team needs to collect artifacts needed for site visit. Bring to meeting this

week.


  • •Weekly entries should be made into Infinite Campus in each subject area.

  • •Be sure to keep your websites up-to-date!

  • •I would like copies of all classroom newsletters.

  • •Please continue to use tickets and classroom behavior charts to recognize outstanding behavior! 4:1