SECONDARY CONNECTION

Secondary Area

DECEMBER 2015

DID YOU KNOW?

  • The Isaac Knapp Dental Society is interested in providing a $25 prize for student science projects (K-12) (see attached)
  • SAMtastic Tip: TimeTrack has come to the Apple store and there is no charge for SAM teams. You can download TimeTrack to your iPad or smartphone and have easy access to your TimeTrack and any other TimeTrack calendars you’ve been given access to. The new TimeTrack app allows you instant and constant access to your calendar. You can add, delete and edit events, see day/week/month/year views, search for prior events and add NoteTrack notes. You can even dictate NoteTrack notes by clicking the microphone button (very cool). To see your charts, graphs and other data you will still need to use a desktop or laptop…these features will come to smartphones next year. To download, go the Apple store, search for TimeTrack and look for the SAM app in blue and orange.

REMINDERS!

  • Lottery applications are due Friday, December 18 to Student Services

A friendly reminder that Friday, December 18 is a work day!

Work day for Administrators, Teachers, Secretaries, Administrative Assistants, Case Managers, Nurses, etc. (similar to Parent Conferences)

Enjoy Winter Break!

Monday, December 21 - January 1 (District will be closed on 12/24, 12/25, 12/31, and 1/1)

HEY HIGH SCHOOL

  • Congressman Stutzman invites HS students to participate in the Congressional App Challenge and Guidelines (see attached)

MIDDLE SCHOOL POTPOURRI

  • In regards to practicing on weekends, the MSAC Principals have agreed that the following will be in place for the 2015-16 seasons:

    1. “Open Gyms” may be held on Saturday’s pending Principal approval.

      1. Open gyms must be advertised as open to ALL students

      2. Open gyms may NOT be used as team practices

      3. A school Administrator must be on the premises during the open gym

      4. Please direct questions about individual schools to the MSAC Commissioner


    Additional Info:

    • IF FWCS is closed for inclement weather there will be NO practices or games held

    • “Holiday” Practices will follow the writing in the MSAC Handbook:


    RULE 8 – CONTEST

    SECTION 6

    There shall be no interscholastic athletic contests played or practices or clinics held on Sunday. Calling one or more team members together on Sunday for the purpose of studying scouting reports or viewing films of games shall be considered a violation. Any vacation or holiday practice permitted is strictly optional. There shall be no cuts or penalty for players who cannot attend these optional practices. All practices must be approved by the building principal. Any questions or exceptions will be granted only by the Executive Director of Student Services Division/FWCS Athletic Commission-Commissioner.

Instructional Resources

Marshall Memo (see attachment)

SCHOLARSHIPS/CONTESTS (see attachments/Links)

TECHNOLOGY TIDBITS

FWCS district introduces the MS 365 platform


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ATTACHMENTS

  • Isaac Knapp Dental Society Science Opportunity
  • Congressman Stutzman - Congressional App Challenge
  • Marshall Memo
  • Scholarship Update
  • JA 7th/9th Essay Contest

DATES TO REMEMBER

December

  • December 3-9 – Learning Forward Conference

  • December 7 – Protected Day

  • December 8 – Tuesday Tours (Elementary 9-11, MS 8-10, HS 9:30-11:30)

  • December 10 – Secondary principals’ meeting, 8-12 p.m., SS J126

  • December 11 – Instructional Coaches meeting, HS 8-11, MS 12-3 p.m., SS J126 - CHANGE

  • December 14 – Athletic Committee, 8-11 a.m., SS J126

  • December 14 – Board meeting, 6 p.m., Grile

  • December 15 – Pyramid (HS) Assistant Principals CANCELLED

  • December 16 – District Support Team, 3-4:30 p.m., Grile Board Room

  • December 16 – FWCS/FWEA Discussion, 4:45 p.m., FWEA

  • December 17 – End of 1st Semester

  • December 18 – Teacher Work/Make-up Day

  • December 18 – Lottery Applications are due to Student Services

  • December 18 – Focus Feedback observation and conference due date

  • December 21-January 1 – Winter Vacation (District closed: 12/24, 12/25, 12/31, 1/1)

January (2016)

  • January 5 – Grades due by 8 a.m.

  • January 5 – PF Proposal Due Date for period February 1-29, 2015

  • January 5 – 260 Assistant Principals, 8-10 a.m., SS J126

  • January 6 – FWAPA (Snider family), 7:30-8:30 a.m., Grile cafe

  • January 7 – Secondary principals’ meeting, 8-12 p.m., SS J126

  • January 7 – Intern meeting, 1:30-3:30 p.m., SS J126

  • January 8 – Instructional Coaches meeting, 8-11 a.m., SS J126

  • January 11 – Learning Forward (Core/Academy), IN Tech Andorfer

  • January 11 – Board meeting, 6 p.m., Grile

  • January 12 – Learning Forward (Core/Academy), IN Tech Andorfer

  • January 12 – Run Pre-lottery lists

  • January 13 & 14 – Parent Teacher Conferences

  • January 15 – Release Day P/T Conference

  • January 18 – MLK Jr. Day (holiday) – District closed!

  • January 19 – Operations (HS) Assistant Principals, 8-10 a.m., SS J126

  • January 20 – Leadership (Principals), 7:30-9:30 a.m., IPFW/Walb

  • January 20 – Lottery Day!

  • January 20-24 – SAM Conference

  • January 20 – FWCS/FWEA Discussion, 4:45 p.m., Grile Board Room

  • January 25 – Protected Day

  • January 25 – Lottery award letter, print/mail

  • January 25 – Board meeting, 6 p.m., Grile

  • January 26 – Pyramid (HS) Assistant Principals, 8-10 a.m., SS J126

  • January 27 – BSC (2nd Quarter) due

  • January 27 – Learning Forward/Lead Coaches, TBD

  • January 27 – Superintendent’s Student Advisory, 10-12 p.m., Grile Cafe

  • January 27 – District Support Team, 3-4:30 p.m., Grile Board Room

  • January 28 – Guidance Coordinators & MS Counselors’ meeting, 8-10 a.m., SS J126

  • January 28 – Learning Forward/Coaching, TBD

  • January 28 – QIT PL Session, GWC (moved to 2/24/16)

  • January 29 – Learning Forward/Inter-Rater, TBD