Wildcat Weekly

Week of August 28- UPDATED BC OF GAME CHANGE 8/30

THE BIG 4: Targets for 2017-2018

  • Instructional Technology- New ITLT(Instructional Technology Leadership Team) has been established to better serve teachers with relevant PD opportunities and prepare for our launch of the 1:1 Chromebook roll-out.


  • Personalized Learning - slated as a 1:1 school in 2018


  • Progress Monitoring- New benchmark tool TE-21 to be used by the district, graduation rate monitoring, individualized student monitoring for progression


  • Making Connections- Link Crew beginning this year with the 10th-12th graders mentoring our 9th graders and Wildcat Connections is our weekly advisory session to help build relationships.

USA DAY IS NOW THURSDAY BC THE GAME WAS MOVED!!!

OPEN HOUSE- Monday, August 28, 6:30

Students should copy schedules for parents during 4th period on Monday, August 28. They are responsible for giving the schedule to their parent. They may also text or email the schedule. It is simply a reminder to give their parents a schedule.

TEXTBOOKS NEWS-------MEDIA CENTER CLOSED MONDAY

  • Textbook rooms will be open the first 20 minutes of each class period for students to check out books.
  • Please show students the book they need before they come to the textbook room.
  • Students need to wear their IDs to checkout a textbook.


The media center will be closed on Monday.​

Connections Plan and Suggestions

Plan


  • Finish Up Google Classroom Tasks
  • Student Survey (Survey will be posted to the classroom and emailed on Tuesday)
  • Video for Students

Suggestions


  • Take your total number of students and divide by four (Ex. 24/4=6) This means you would have 6 kids in each group. Make 24 cards of 4 different colors and have students draw a color to determine their groups. Show students their groups and explain that you will begin Sept. 6 with individual meetings tracking progress.


WHAT DO I DO WITH THE GROUPS?


  • Your reds are your week ones. You will have checked up on their progress prior to connections and you will meet with those six one on one to show you are keeping up with academics and attendance and offer suggestions.
  • Your blues will be week two.
  • Your greens will be week three.
  • Your purples will be week four.


By the end of September, you will have checked up on each student and met with them to show you care. The meetings don't have to be lengthy and other students can work on outside assignments if you wish.

FOR 9th GRADE CONNECTIONS TEACHERS ONLY!!

On Wednesday during Connections time, please show the videos located on the staff drive. There are six of them. They will be under the title SGA Freshman Election Videos.


Then, share the following link with your students. You can simply display it on your promethean board and students will have to type it in. They will have to be logged into their individual google account and will only be able to vote one time!


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf0n0pLiy4EOwkrwVmCz4GxgXtsYzVRQLPX_hYc_Tlg93-eVA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Google Forms - create and analyze surveys, for free.

docs.google.com

Create a new survey on your own or with others at the same time. Choose from a variety of survey types and analyze results in Google Forms. Free from Google.

STUDENT SURVEY FOR WEDNESDAY'S CONNECTIONS CLASS

You will need to copy and paste this as an announcement to your classroom for the students to access the survey.


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScGcMRAxxJyPHTRtfRYg4XPcEJZJBpBJrPszUo9SWUcopqZgA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Benchmarks for SLO Goals

EOC COURSES will use the TE-21 System and the windows for testing are as follows:


Benchmarks are given at the end of each nine weeks. The dates for the benchmarks are below.
Benchmark 1 — October 23—November 3
Benchmark 2 — January 10—January 24
Benchmark 3 — March 12—March 30 (Mimics the State Assessment)


If you ARE NOT an EOC class, you should give your benchmarks within the week for true "Beginning of the Year" data. Benchmarks are given to ALL classes and not just the SLO goal class.

Important Dates This Week:

  • August 28- Gradebook Set-Up During Planning in room C132. No training 5th period.
  • August 28- Senior Meetings 5th-7th (Seniors with no English report during 4th period)
  • August 29- Senior Meetings 1st -4th (Seniors with no English report during 4th period- 4th Period senior students report during A-lunch)
  • August 29- ITLT Meeting 4:00 in the MC
  • August 30- Safety Drill 1st Period
  • August 30- Wildcat Connections Day
  • CHANGE DUE TO DRILLS August 31- Class Meetings 8:55 10th Grade and 9:45 11th Grade
  • September 1- PEP RALLY POSTPONED BC GAME WAS MOVED
  • September 1- REGULAR SCHEDULE

Coming Soon:

September 5- 1st Bucket Session during planning (No session 5th period)- C109


CATapult Introduction PD Slides- This is the PP used during your PD last week,


https://docs.google.com/a/greenvilleschools.us/presentation/d/1wLPlREYPbiPRUFZ5r6Nf7LucT1gcTidO83tMrl45Emg/edit?usp=sharing


CATapult Calendar Preview-


https://docs.google.com/a/greenvilleschools.us/document/d/1zpCJXHM4o0T7OFYDLlY7p7YdA0EW73j39kp_HNd4XG4/edit?usp=sharing



September 6- Department Chair Meeting at 7:45 in C109

Woodmont High School

Mission

Woodmont International Baccalaureate High School is a comprehensive high school which strives to promote a climate of respect, knowledge, and caring while creating active, productive, lifelong learners who understand the multicultural world in which we live.

Beliefs

"Woodmont High is committed to providing educational experiences that prepare its students to be productive citizens of the 21st Century. Our school motto-Scientia est Potentia (Knowledge is Power)-serves as a constant reminder of our mission to prepare students for the challenges of adulthood."