DID YOU KNOW?
- Education Event in Fort Wayne at The Summit
February 22nd, 6:30 – 9:00pm, Most Likely to Succeed
A special screening of the highly acclaimed education documentary film, Most Likely to Succeed. This film debuted at the 2015 Sundance Festival and has been garnering national attention ever since. The Summit has been approved as one of the national campaign stops where the film is being accompanied by its Executive Producer, Ted Dintersmith. Following the film’s screening, those in attendance will have an opportunity to participate in an expert panel discussion featuring the film’s Executive Producer, Ted Dintersmith; Dr. Philip Downs, Superintendent of Southwest Allen County Schools, and Dr. Vince Bertram, CEO/President, Project Lead the Way and a current member of the Indiana State Board of Education. This is a free, but ticketed event.
Free tickets can be obtained by registering at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/film-screening-most-likely-to-succeed-tickets-20017884030.
Help support teens experiencing mental health challenges through art.
February is Black History Month
Honor Flight Letters from Students
From: Nellie Keltner [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, January 22, 2016 7:56 AM
Subject: Honor Flight Request for Veteran Thank You letters from students
Once again we are requesting letters from area students for the Veterans on the Spring flights to Washington, DC. The flights are April 27th and May 25th.
Would you help us and forward the attached to your contacts and let them know that we are so grateful for everyone’s participation. We have received many letters from your students on past flights.
We have found that on previous flights many Veterans have asked if the letters would have the school name and address on it somewhere, because they would like to respond to questions that some of the students ask.
The Veterans are so excited when they receive these letters on their flight back to Fort Wayne. The large envelope which contains their mail is presented to them on the plane.
Many months later, the Veterans are still reading them and enjoying the messages from students.
Thank you for your help in honoring our Veterans.
Physicians Health Plan of Northern Indiana firstname.lastname@example.org
The Free Books Deadline is February 14th
The final deadline for Free Books For Read Across America Day is February 14th, 2016.
The Literacy Empowerment Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, invites your school or other literacy project to apply for FREE books for Read Across America Day. During the past year, LEF has distributed over 3,000,000 books to schools all across the country for Read Across America Day and other literacy projects.
These books are free. Educators only pay shipping and handling. Resources are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Orders must be received by February 14th, 2016.
Free Books for Read Across America Day: Order Form at http://www.lefbooks.org
February 24 - Bring completed SIP to Leadership (cover sheet, Principle 4 & CNA Title I only)
March 1 - SIP due date to IDOE
March 16 - Grades due by 8 a.m.
March 16 - QIT PL Session
March 24 - Distribution of report cards
April 15 - BSC (3rd Quarter) due
HEY HIGH SCHOOL
MIDDLE SCHOOL POTPOURRI
Samples to help the 7th grade Social Studies teachers and students prepare for the second round of ISTEP. The below are two PARCC practice tests that are used in Colorado. Jim Dettmer stated it would be okay to use those as practice resources, but everyone has to understand that the ISTEP test might not look exactly like these resources.
Open in Foxfire
MS Academic Super Bowl Scrimmage
Spring Sport Try-Outs:
- March 1-3 Boys/Girls Soccer
- March 7-10 Boys/Girls Track
Pro Football Mini Camp (PFMC) - 2016 camp will take place at Wayne on May 14-15
This year, coaches clinic will be split and it will not be held the Friday before camp. The clinic will be mid-late April (more details later)
- Registration for the camp will be online ine registration (just like last year)
- Promotional flyers will be provided soon
- Marshall Memo 619, 620, 621, 622, 632 (see attachment)
SCHOLARSHIPS/CONTESTS (see attachments/Links)
- HS - FWCS grant/scholarship website http://fwcs.k12.in.us/academic_services/grant_scholar.php
- MS & HS - Hoosier Heroines Essay Contest - due 2/22/16
- HS - Hispanic Scholarship (HLCNI) - due March 15
- 7th gr/9th gr - Junior Achievement Essay Contest - Runs through 3/21 - 4/22/16 (see attached)
- HS - Indiana APWA Scholarship - due 4/15/16
- HS - Natl Black Nurses Association Scholarship Program - due 4/15/16 www.nbna.org
- HS - Hispanic Forgivable Loan (HLCNI) - due May 1
- HS - The Rover College School - due 5-31-16 www.rover.com/blog/rover-college-scholarship/
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Parent Workshops
This is also an opportunity for 21st Century Scholars to Complete Affirmations
Items for parents to bring to workshop:
- Social Security Number
- 2015 Income Information
- Parent/Guardian and Student Income Tax Return Information
- February 16, 8-8 p.m. @ North Side
- February 17, 12-7 p.m. @ Wayne
- February 22, 1:30-7 p.m. @ Snider
- February 23, 12-7 p.m. @ South Side
- March 1, 7:30-7:30 p.m. @ Career Academy at Anthis Room 113
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 10, 2016
Have you heard the buzzword MS365 or people talking about the new Microsoft suite of tools we have access to? Microsoft had a slow start at getting into education market but is now taking it by storm. There are so many tools available to help you communicate and collaborate in the classroom or office. The best part is the professional learning that is available to you online. Microsoft didn’t hold back on training content. Sign in with your 365 account and pick from several courses that you want to explore.
Access the site at https://education.microsoft.com/
Click on the sign in tab
- Helping mental illness through art
- Matt Savage
- Honor Flight letters
- Marshall Memo
- Hispanic Scholarship and Forgivable Loan Program
DATES TO REMEMBER
February 9 – 6th Grade AP, 9th Grade (HS) AP/Counselors’ meeting CANCELLED
February 11 - FWEA Discussion, 3:30 p.m., FWEA
February 11 – Secondary principals’ meeting, 8-12 p.m., SS J126
February 12 – Instructional Coaches meeting, 8-11 a.m., SS J126 CANCELLED
February 15 – Protected Day
February 17 – FWAPA (Northrop family), 7:30-8:30 a.m., Grile cafe
February 17 – SRO meeting, 9:30 a.m., SS J126
February 19 – Lottery sibling appeal due
February 22 – Board meeting, 6 p.m., Grile
February 23 – Pyramid (HS) Assistant Principals CANCELLED
February 23 – PTA Founder’s Day @ NSHS
February 24 – Leadership (Principals, 260 APs, other notified), 7:30-9:30 a.m., Andorfer
February 24 – QIT PL Session, (MS 3:45-4:45 p.m. / HS 5:15-6:15 p.m.), GWC
February 25 – Guidance Coordinators & MS Counselors’ meeting, 8-10 a.m., SS J126
February 25 – Learning Forward/Coaching, 8-3 p.m., IN Tech Andorfer
February 26 – Learning Forward/Inter-Rater, 8-4 p.m., Grile Tech Lab
February 29 – Learning Forward/Cabinet, 8-3 p.m., Grile Board Room
March 1 – PF Proposal Due Date for period April 1-30, 2015
March 1 – SIP due date to IDOE
March 1 – Learning Forward (Core/Academy), TBD
March 2 – District Support Team, 3-4:30 p.m., Grile Board Room
March 3 – Secondary principals’ meeting, 8-12 p.m., SS J126
March 8 – 260 Assistant Principals CANCELLED
March 9 - FWEA Discussion, 4:45 p.m., Grile Board Room
March 10 – Intern meeting, 8-10 a.m.., SS J126
March 10 – End of 3rd Quarter
March 11 – Reserve Make-up Day
March 14 – Learning Forward/Lead Coaches, TBD
March 14 – Board meeting, 6 p.m., Grile
March 15 – Operations (HS) Assistant Principals, 8-10 a.m., SS J126
March 15 – Learning Forward/Coaching, TBD
March 16 – Grades due by 8 a.m.
March 16 – Learning Forward/Inter-Rater, TBD
March 16 – Superintendent’s Student Advisory, 10-12 p.m., Grile Board Room
March 16 - QIT PL Session, (MS 3:45-4:45 p.m. / HS 5:15-6:15 p.m.), Mirror Ctr Parkview Medical Ctr
March 18 – Instructional Coaches meeting, 8-11 a.m., SS J126
March 21 – Protected Day
March 21 – Learning Forward/Cabinet, TBD
March 22 – Learning Forward (Core/Academy), TBD
March 23 – Leadership (Principals, 260 APs, other notified), 7:30-9:30 a.m., Andorfer
March 24 – Secondary principals’ meeting, 10:30-2:30 p.m. (after Leadership), SS J126
March 24 – Distribution of Report Cards
March 25 – Good Friday (holiday)
March 28 – Board meeting, 6 p.m., Grile
March 29 – Pyramid (HS) Assistant Principals, 8-10 a.m., SS J126
March 31 – Guidance Coordinators & MS Counselors’ meeting, 8-10 a.m., SS J126
March 31 – Graduation Review, 4-5 p.m., Area Office