Weekly Newsletter- Dr. Jason D. Streeter, Principal

Issue #4

Wildcats Hard at Work!

Ms. Watkins' class: Students were learning the steps to the scientific process. They used a variety of materials (oil, water, sugar, and salt) to apply their knowledge of the academic vocabulary: Dense, resources, evaporate, moisture, shallow, and of course the scientific method. Students created hypotheses, tested their experiment, observed the results, and collected data.
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Lights, Camera, Action!

Dr. Streeter and his Wildcat companions present "news you can use" on the daily JWLA live broadcast. What a way to start our day!

Special thanks to the JWLA live broadcast producer Ms. Nickerson. The Wildcat background is a great addition.

JWLA Broadcast Live Stream

Wildcat of the Week (Staff) - Joseph Napier

Special thanks goes to Mr. Joseph Napier for his support and willingness to lend a hand wherever needed with a smile. In fact, Mr. Napier can be seen during 6th-8th grade lunch period conferencing with groups of students around making good choices, JWLA expectations and setting personal goals. Mr. Napier's infectious positive energy brings a sense of calm, respect and rapport to students and staff alike. Thank you Mr. Napier for truly exhibiting the Power of One.


Week in Review

Star Assessment Procedures/ Roles of Instructional Tutors has been replaced on Google Drive. Click Here

Teachers began developing student learning objectives.

Student Learning Objectives are due September 23. The form is provided here.

  • Complete one for Reading and Math
  • Encore teachers complete one for content area, using grade the level assigned for chosen class.
  • Please refer to student growth guide 7-21.

The Weeks Ahead/Upcoming Dates


Show Them The Wildcat Way!

  • Please display student work and artifacts in the halls and classrooms.
Let's create a print rich and inviting school environment.

General Information

STAR Assessment

  • Teachers should continue analyzing data.
  • Teachers in Grades K-8 should continue debriefing reports for math and reading
  • Teachers should continue reviewing tutorials in Renaissance University (refer to the suggested learning plan sent on 9/14/16).

After School Tutoring Program (Tues & Thurs)

  • Permission slips are due to district office Tuesday, September 20, 2016.
  • Bus lists are due Wednesdays, September 21, 2016.
  • After School I-Ready and Tutor Meetings: September 26th at JWLA / September 27th at BOLA
  • After school program starts Tuesday October 11, 2016

Curriculum Maps

  • 1 st Qtr. Scope and Sequences will be completed by Monday, September 19, 2016.
  • 6th - 8th curriculum maps (entire year) will completed by September 30, 2016.
  • K -5th curriculum maps (entire year) will be completed by Monday, October 31, 2016.
  • All maps are shared in google docs with the appropriate teachers and principals.

Arrival and Dismissal:

    • Prompt arrival to your 7:35 morning duty is essential to the success of our student arrival process. Please read the morning duty schedule to identify your role and responsibility to ensure The Jesse C. White Learning Academy is a safe and successful school.

    • Please arrive promptly at 7:45 to pick up your students from the designated areas.

    • ALL Staff members are expected to use the Raptor System to sign in and to sign out.

Homework Guidelines:

    • Please review homework guidelines.

    • All Teachers must input (2) grades, per subject weekly into Power-School.

Progress Reports / Report Cards:
    • Review the Progress Report and Report Card Distribution Memo.

Instructional Mandates:
    • Please review this document in your Common Plan Time meetings this week. Add how your grade level plans to meet the requirements. Click here


Lesson Plans:


Common Plan Time Meetings

    • Share Minutes and Agendas to your shared folders. Please submit agendas prior to meeting and submit minutes immediately after meeting.

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With Something To Think About...

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Teacher Chris Emdin Finding Ways to Make Math Fun | Office Depot