The Principal's Office

Oak Park Middle School: September 19, 2016

Our Vision as an Oak Park Staff

We are focusing on relationships, communication and content literacy strategies.

Mission Statement

Where students are empowered to be the leaders of tomorrow.

School Creed

I am an Oak Park student.

I am empowered to be a leader of tomorrow.

I am knowledgeable. I am kind. I am courageous.

I am responsible for what I say and do.

Today and every day, I will do the very best I can.

Customer Service

Give 'em the pickle!

Teamwork - Make each other look good. Everything you do ends up in front of the customer.

~Bob Farrell

Wisdom of Geese (Motivational)

Instruction

Lesson Plans

As I walked the building this past week I noticed many " I can" statements posted in the front of the room in plain sight. Thank you!!! Please continue to write/project your "I can" statements on the board as a best practice.
Students should be able to tell anybody in the room what they are doing in your classroom.
Keep learning objectives in student-friendly language.
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Strategic Planning Tool:

Strategic Lesson Planning Checklist

Basic Components


1-Outcome

The outcome (sometimes more than one) is written in terms the students can understand. It is an outcome the students can accomplish in that one class period. (Narrow: COS Standard to COS Objective to your Outcome for the day.)


2-Practices

The lesson plan should ALWAYS include two practices: “chunking” and student discussion. Text, lectures, labs, films, etc., should be “chunked” or divided into smaller amounts of material.


3-Strategies

Plan before, during, and after strategies. These should be selected based on purpose. All three help students achieve the daily outcome.


4-Explicit Instruction

I DO/We DO/Y’all DO/You DO

All four parts of explicit instruction do not have to be completed during one class period. The goal is a gradual release to students. The I DO is a model. The WE DO is led by the teacher. The YA’LL DO is allowing students to work with other students while the teacher offers assistance. The YOU DO is independent practice (this is the opportunity for teachers to offer intervention to students who need more We DO).


5- ALWAYS EMBED TWIRL INTO THE LESSON


T

Active Engagement

Talking - Students are talking


W

Active Engagement

Writing


I

Active Engagement

Investigating


R

Active Engagement

Reading


L

Active Engagement

Listening - Students listening to students, not teacher.

Focus of the Week

4-Explicit Instruction

I DO/We DO/Y’all DO/You DO

All four parts of explicit instruction do not have to be completed during one class period. The goal is a gradual release to students. The I DO is a model. The WE DO is led by the teacher. The YA’LL DO is allowing students to work with other students while the teacher offers assistance. The YOU DO is independent practice (this is the opportunity for teachers to offer intervention to students who need more We DO).


"The goal is a gradual release to students."

Events

Upcoming Meetings


  • 9/19/16 - Dauphin Island Parent Meeting @ 5 PM in the IMC
  • 9/20/16 - State of the Schools Address @ FBC (Black out of the building from 7:30 AM-8:30 AM)
  • 9/20/16 - Half Day for students (12:15): Periods 0,1,2,3, and 4
  • 9/20/16 - Professional Development: SPED @ CGES, Assigned teachers to CRMS, all other teachers will work on the ACIP @OPMS
  • 9/21/16 - FAWN Trip (6th Grade)
  • 9/21/16 - WINS Tobacco Survey during 2nd period for selected classes
  • 9/21/16 - District Data Meeting (Black out of the building from 1-3 PM)
  • 9/23/16 - City Saver Cards through DCSF (Pep Rally from 2:00 - 2:30) Details coming

9/20/16 Detailed Schedule


Early Dismissal Schedule for Tuesday, September 20th (8:30 - 12:15)

8:30-8:50 AM ~ 0 Period ~ 2o min (Advisory/Breakfast)

8:53-9:28 AM ~ 1st Period ~ 35 min

9:31-10:06 AM ~ 2nd Period ~ 35 min

10:09-10:44 ~ 3rd Period ~ 35 min

10:47-12:15 ~ 4th Period ~ 88 min (Lunch)

Early Dismissal Lunch Schedule

*Designated teacher order, designated lines, designated tables will remain the same. Times have been adjusted for the early dismissal, but 4th period will still run the normal 88 minute time period

10:22-10:47 Mrs Harpe’s Class / ISS (During 3rd Period)

4th Period Early Dismissal Lunch

10:47-11:12 ~ Halcomb, Polhemus, Taylor, Lazenby, O’Hare, Kuhlman

10:55-11:20 ~ Jones, Lindsey, Letson, Millwood, Belovsky

11:03-11:28 ~ Delinger, Whitehead

11:15-11:40 ~ Wise, Edmonds, Montgomery, Burgreen

11:24-11:49 ~ Dean, Prance, Anderson, Heathington, Kimbrell

11:38-12:03 ~ Irvin, Owens, Stephenson

11:48-12:15 ~ Cosby, Thomas, Coggins, Daniel, EXCEL

*Bus transportation from OP will be provided beginning @ 12:15