SMS Weekly Update 01/19-01/22
“One school, One voice, One family ~ All Together”
Mission, Vision, Core Values & Smart Goals
SMS Vision Statement:
“Sedgefield will be a premier middle school that produces globally competitive leaders.”
SMS Mission Statement:
“Our Sedgefield faculty is committed to providing rigorous and relevant instruction in a safe and personalized learning environment.”
SMS Core Values:INTEGRITY
2015-2016 EOG GOALS
40% 4/5 - ELA
35% 4/5 – MATH
55% 4/5 –SCI.
Monday- No School ( MLK Holiday)
Tuesday- Department Planning Meetings
Wednesday- No General Staff Meeting (Early Release Day)
Thur. & Fri- 1 on 1 Check-ins with facilitators or GLA) individual planning time
Quick Note From Principal Turner
This week is a week of endings and new beginnings. Our first semester ends on Wednesday and the 3rd quarter and 2nd semester begins on Thursday. As we prepare for the transition, we're going back to our basics of emphasizing quiet, orderly and safe class-to-class transitions, data-driven instruction and effective PLCs that support teacher communication, skill development and ultimately student achievement. The consistency of our protocols & procedures and the gradual increase of our expectations for ourselves and our scholars will fuel our progress towards the goals that we have set for this year.
Please review the information that is included below and feel free to contact any of our leadership team members with questions you may have regarding the contents. Also, please do not overlook the attachments that were included in the email that contained this link. These attachments will help you to plan for Wednesday's early release day, Tuesday & Wednesday's ESL parent night and for our teacher workday on January 25th.
Thank you for being amazing leaders and continue to press onward Spartans!!!
Wednesday Early Release Reminder
3rd Quarter starts on Thursday. New schedule distribution and procedures.
Kickboard Kickoff to Support our School Culture
As of this morning, we only have 12 educators who have set up their classes in Kickboard. It is imperative that we have everyone on board in order to provide our scholars with the opportunity to earn positive rewards. If you have not yet done so, please take some time this weekend or during your planning to get your classes set up! We want to hit the ground running when 2nd Semester begins! The flipped PD is available below, and as always, Mr. Johnson and I are ready to help you any way that we can!
Please find the link below for our Kickboard Flipped PD! You may copy and paste the link or type it directly in to your browser.
PD Link: https://app.nearpod.com/#/?pin=DXCWJ
1.) When you click the link, you will be prompted to enter your name. Enter your name, then click send to get started.
2.) It's best to open the PD in one tab and Kickboard in a second tab so you can follow along as you build your groups.
3.) Groups should be built before we return from break!
4.) If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to either Mr. Johnson or me!
No mobile devices in your classroom? No worries! You can enjoy Nearpod from any web browser :) Create, engage, and assess your students in every lesson!
Please Congratulate our December Scholars of the Month & Most Improved Scholars
Scholars of the Month
Arliya Bennerman (6th)
Jhonathan Escobar (6th)
Anjeli Pancholi (7th)
Jessica Suarez (7th)
Ana Zentino (8th)
Nasaiah Rumley (8th)
Most Improved Scholars
Iyana Thompson (6th)
Kevin Morales (6th)
Estephany Hernandez (7th)
Jonathan Bates (7th)
Ana Zentino (8th)
Heaven Little (8th)
Kona Ice Social Committee Fundraiser & Clubs on Friday
Carmel Middle School 3rd Annual Black History Quiz Bowl
January 25th is a Required Teacher Workday
Girls & Boys Basketball This Week
This week our undefeated boys and girls basketball teams and our cheerleaders are back in action. We have one game this week, on Thursday. On Thursday we have an away game at Eastway. Our boys will play first and the start time is 5:00pm. Come out and show your support for our talented scholar athletes this week.