Armstrong High School Weekly Update

Week Of April 11, 2016 to April 15, 2016 (Wk29)

"Membership Has Its Privileges - Building A Strong Foundation”

  • Lesson Plans are non-negotiable – Lesson plans must be submitted weekly using the new RPS format – UBD model – Lesson plans are a clear picture of Teaching and Learning opportunities in your class
  • Reminder to all teachers - please ensure that you are using your Daily Attendance Logs to keep documentation of your back up attendance. More Logs are available at your request.
  • Don't forget to return to Mrs. Murray your daily inspirational thought to be read over the announcements. Feel free to submit multiple thoughts of inspiration!
  • NEW Announcement Form! All announcements must be submitted electronically. Click on the link above. Announcements must be submitted the day before they are expected to be read.
  • Implementation of the 5-5-5 Parent Call Log has begun – Please see Mrs. Carter if you need additional information



Attendance

Attendance will start 1st DAY! Remember to only use the attendance on the home page of ASPEN. Mark students absent who are not present the 1st day. The system will turn them into NO Shows.

Teachers are reminded that Daily Attendance is to be taken in ASPEN within the first 15 minutes of class each period. Usage of the Daily Attendance Logs is not an option, it is mandated per the Code of Virginia - § 22.1-259.


ATTENDANCE INCENTIVE


To ensure we get the most benefit out of this initiative, please keep in mind the following reminders:


  • Tickets are to be handed out only to those students who have arrived to their first period of the day on time.
  • Do not give out tickets for any other reason. This is strictly an attendance incentive, behavior/academic rewards can be done separately at the teacher’s discretion.
  • Do not allow students to leave class to deposit attendance tickets, they should only be deposited during hall passing.
  • Please remind students to write their names on the back of each ticket. (yes, some will still forget, we know..)


Like any system, consistency and continuity are key. It's important that we have 100% compliance on this. If you have a 1st or 2nd period class, please participate fully, anything less will greatly reduce the effectiveness of this program.


If you need more tickets (or never received them in the first place) please let Mr. Carvalhaes know ASAP.


Security Reminders


  • All staff must wear their RPS ID at all times
  • Always lock up all personal items
  • DO NOT give studentsbuilding keys for any reason.
  • DO NOT open doors for staff. Side entrance will be locked by 8 AM each day. After 8 AM only use the front door entrance.
  • Restricted Movement means Restricted Movement! No one is to move when a Restricted Movement Notice has been given. Students nor staff are permitted to be in the hall way. It is for your safety!
  • DO NOT purchase snacks for students out of the vending machines. The Vending Machines in room 118 have been relocated to teacher work room.
  • DO NOT block a door if a students is trying to leave. Dial 501 to alert security.
  • DO NOT encourage students to leave you room. If you need a student removed, alert security.
  • DO NOT deny students entrance into class if they are late.
  • Please place notification on your door if you are relocating your classroom.
  • Follow the 30/30 rule, always!
  • Remember NO lunch starts at the bell!



Strengthening the Craft of Teaching and Learning


English


VDOE English SOL Resources


VDOE EOC Reading Spring 2014 Student Performance Analysis


VDOE EOC Reading Spring 2013 Student Performance Analysis


Text Dependent Questions: Sample Question Starters


Prompts for Text Dependent Questions



Science


VDOE Science Spring 2014 Instructional Guidance based on Student Performance


VDOE Earth Science Spring 2013 Student Performance Analysis with Instr. Guidance


VDOE Biology Spring 2013 Student Performance Analysis with Instructional Guidance


VDOE Chemistry Spring 2013 Student Performance Analysis with Instructional Guidance



Math


VDOE Algebra I Spring 2014 Student Performance Analysis


VDOE Geometry Spring 2014 Student Performance Analysis


VDOE Algebra II Spring 2014 Student Performance Analysis



History


VDOE North America Geographic Regions


VDOE Virginia Geographic Regions with Counties


VDOE Virginia Geographic Regions of Virginia Outline


VDOE CTE Career Clusters

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Got Your Ace Score?

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"100 and 80" days to make a difference in the lives of our students"

Monday - April 11, 2016


Morning - Tutoring Schedule for the Week:


  • Monday -- Math -- Kristin Lee - Algebra I, Michael Wilkens - Algebra II, Greg Palmer - Geometry
  • Tuesday - 11 English - Mrs. Conley
  • Thursday - Science - Earth Science - Mark Zelonski and Ms.Lenkiewicz, Biology- Ms. Kern, Chemistry - Mr. Jaini



After school tutoring Schedule for the Week:


  • Tuesday - Science
  • Wednesday - English/History
  • Thursday - Math



Normal Bell Schedule:

8:00 AM – 9:35 AM 1st Block

9:40 AM -11:10 AM 2nd Block

1:15 AM – 1:10 PM 3rd Block

Lunch A (1st Floor) 11:35 PM – 12:00 PM

Lunch B (2nd Floor) 12:45 PM – 1:10 PM

1:15 PM – 2:45 PM 4th Block

2:45 PM Student Dismissal


SPED MEETINGS -


Case managers listed below have a meeting at the time indicated. By now if you are part of the meeting (general ed teacher or SPED teacher) you should have been contacted to attend the meeting--


IEP (Wilson) 8:45

IEP (Chavis)11:00

IEP (Pleasant)1:15

Elig/IEP (Pleasant) 2:30


Content Specific PD - check with Department Chairs for location - 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.


Boys' Tennis hosts Patrick Henry and Girls' Tennis travels to Patrick Henry for 5:00 pm matches.


Tuesday April 12, 2016



SPED MEETINGS -


Case managers listed below have a meeting at the time indicated. By now if you are part of the meeting (general ed teacher or SPED teacher) you should have been contacted to attend the meeting--


CHILD STUDY

(Hackney)


Elig/IEP (Watkins) 8:30

IEP (Armstrong) 10:00

Elig/IEP (King) 1:30


SPED Departmental Meeting - Cancelled


Wildcat Baseball travels to Thomas Jefferson for a 4:30 pm game.

Wildcat Soccer hosts Thomas Jefferson at 6:00 pm.

Wildcat Softball hosts Thomas Jefferson at 6:00 pm at Westhampton Rec


Church Hill: A Changing Neighborhood is a documentary drama that draws on archival research, oral history interviews with Church Hill residents, and contemporary newspaper sources to highlight the impact of redevelopment on Church Hill residents.

Church Hill: A Changing Neighborhood is written, performed and produced by students from the University of Richmond in collaboration with students from the Armstrong Leadership Program.

The performance will take place on Tuesday, April 12 at 6:00pm at Armstrong High School and will be followed by a panel discussion facilitated by Greta Harris, President and CEO of the Better Housing Coalition, and featuring Engaging Richmond team member Chimere Miles; Armstrong Leadership Program student Lydell Poag; University of Richmond student Melisa Quiroga-Herrera, and Armstrong alum Maurice Sydnor (class of ’65).



Wednesday - April 13, 2016


April 13-15 ARDT TESTING - Algebra I Math Classes


SPED MEETINGS -


Case managers listed below have a meeting at the time indicated. By now if you are part of the meeting (general ed teacher or SPED teacher) you should have been contacted to attend the meeting--


IEP (Wilson) 8:45

IEP (Armstrong) 10:00 w/Hackney

IEP (Wood)11:15 w/Hackney

IEP (Threats) 10:00


@St Joseph’s Villa w/Feggins


Wildcat Track competes in a Collegiate Meet at 4:00 pm.

Boys' Tennis hosts Henrico and Girls' Tennis travels to Henrico for 5:00 pm matches.


Thursday - April 14, 2016


April 13-15 ARDT TESTING - Algebra I Math Classes


End of 3rd Nine Weeks


SPED MEETINGS -


Case managers listed below have a meeting at the time indicated. By now if you are part of the meeting (general ed teacher or SPED teacher) you should have been contacted to attend the meeting--


IEP (Wait)9:45

Elig (Fountain) 10:45

Elig/IEP (Smith) 11:15

IEP (Crawford)1:30


Baseball and Soccer host Varina at 6:00 pm.

Softball hosts Varina at 6:00 pm at the Henderson Sports Complex.


Friday –April 15, 2016


April 13-15 ARDT TESTING - Algebra I Math Classes


2 hour early release - Teacher Work-Day


Periods 1, 3 & 5


7:35 AM – 7:55 AM Breakfast

8:00 AM – 9:25 AM 1st Period

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM 3rd Period

11:05 AM – 12:45 PM 5th Period


12:45 PM Student Dismissal


Lunch A (1st Floor) 11:20 PM – 11:45 PM


1st Floor Instructional Time: 11:05 AM – 11:20 PM, 11:50 PM – 12:45 PM


Lunch B (2nd Floor) 12:20 PM – 12:45 PM


2nd Floor Instructional Time:11:05 AM – 12:20 PM


Teacher Work Day 12:30 PM - 2:45 PM -


teacher lunch is embedded within the normal student/teacher time 11:20 AM - 12:45 PM


SPED MEETINGS -


Case managers listed below have a meeting at the time indicated. By now if you are part of the meeting (general ed teacher or SPED teacher) you should have been contacted to attend the meeting--


IEP(Scott) 11:15

IEP (Wait)1:15

IEP (Wait)2:15



Saturday - April 16, 2016


Wildcat Track competes in the King William Invitational at 8:00 am.

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Concerns and Updates

    Protocol For Leaving the Building During School Hours - 7:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.



    As we move towards our SOL testing season and the weather is getting warmer, it is important that all hands are on deck to support our students during the instructional day. At any given moment, an unexpected request and change to our normal day can occur. The following new protocol is effective March 14th 2016 through the end of the school year.


    • arrival time as indicated during our opening session - 7:45 a.m.
    • all staff members must sign in upon entry into the building (accountability for all staff members present in the building)
    • no longer are you able to leave the building during instructional-contractual hours
    • if an emergency occurs - please contact your cluster administrator
    • when an emergency occurs you will have to sign-out and put your time on the system in increments of 30 minutes
    • all staff members must sign out at the end of each day

      Field Trip Protocol


        • all field trip requests must be submitted 10 business days prior to field trip
        • all monies collected must be receipted and turned in to Mrs. Harden two days prior to field trip
        • Mrs. Harden will write a check to the entity involved
        • List of names must be provided to Administration at least two days prior to field trip for final approval
        • Names must be submitted to all staff members to include Ms. Lillie Murray and Ms. Sandra Dayo prior to departure
        • The last day for field trips will be on Friday, April 8th






        Hall Duty


        • Review the hall duty document and ensure that you are covering the required area as indicated
        • Administrators will review the hall duty assignment document in the upcoming weeks to determine if changes are needed for hallway coverage


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        • Teachers to post grades for homebound & homebase students that no longer show in your grade book please refer to the email sent by Mr. Malcom. Under status you see two bullets, enrolled & withdrawn; when you click on the withdrawn bullet it will show all the student that you no longer see in your grade book. This is where you will place a grade only for homebound & homebase students if Mr. King has provided said grade. Remember after you input a numerical grade for each student click the post grades button. Please feel free to call (ext 508) or stop by my office if you have questions
        • Twilight school will begin on Monday, February 22, 2016 - see Dr. Ward - Coordinator for Twilight School for more details
        • In spring 2016, the Standards of Learning (SOL) history tests will contain multiple choice and technology-enhanced field test items that assess the current 2008 History & Social Science Standards of Learning. In spring 2017, the SOL history tests will contain multiple choice and technology-enhanced field test items that assess the revised 2015 History & Social Science Standards of Learning. In order to support student preparation for technology-enhanced items (TEI) that may appear on history assessments, sets of practice items have been developed and will be delivered via electronic Practice Assessment Tools (ePAT).
        • April 13-15 ARDT TESTING
        • End of 3rd Nine Weeks - April 14th
        • 2 hour early release - April 15th - Teacher Workday
        • All 3rd nine weeks grades posted on ASPEN by April 18th
        • Report cards mailed home April 22
        • Seniors must take the SAT before January because of the new SAT scheduled for March. Any seniors taking the SAT in March will NOT have scores back until May
        • Graduation - Tuesday, June 14, 2016 -- 7:00 p.m. Armstrong Altria Theater
        • Are your lesson plans updated and outside of your door?
        • Please be mindful of the students that rotate out of your class with or without a pass. All students must be given a pass to exit your classroom. Hall walkers should not be given an exit ticket out of your room.
        • It is imperative that the Faculty and Staff adhere to all due dates and meeting times.
        • Make sure student attendance is taken in every class.
        • Please make sure you are honoring the 30/30 time frame.
        • All teachers are expected to stand at their door during the change of class.
        • Please encourage students to move along quickly. We all must communicate the same message to these young people.
        • Thank you for all of your hard work!
        Homebound Student List

        Click to see the most updated list of Homebound students

        List of Paneled Students and Disposition

        Click the box above to see an updated list of homebound students

        Superintendent's Memo #294-14

        Information regarding SOL History Tests

        Daily Announcement Form

        Want to submit a Daily Announcement? Click this button! Requests must be submitted a day in advance.

        Google Docs Blank Lesson Plan Template

        If you are completing your lesson plans in Google Docs, this is the Google Doc to make a copy of and edit. Don't forget to rename the file to reflect your name and subject!

        Microsoft Word Doc Blank Lesson Plan Template

        If you are completing your lesson plans in Microsoft Word, this the the Word Doc to download and edit. Don't forget to rename the file to reflect your name and subject!

        Lesson Plan Guided Notes

        A quick reference for the lesson plan format.

        5-5-5 Parent Call Logs

        Due every Friday to document parent contact. 5 minute calls for 5 students every 5 days.

        Common Planning Meeting Agenda Notes Template

        Due every Friday to Department Chairs to document weekly common planning meetings.

        GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY eBOOK

        Click to access the professional library of resources!

        Archived Weekly Update Links

        Weekly Update Links that have been archived for reference

        Questions, Comments, Concerns? Please email me at your earliest convenience.


        As always, thank you for all of your hard work and for continuing to Inspire Excellence for all of our students!