December 13, 2015
Peace be with each of you this holiday season,
Rigor, Relevance, Relationships
The Week Ahead:
December 15- High School Principal Course Description Guide/ Block Scheduling meeting 1:00 PM; Community Room
December 15- AP/ TOSA meeting
December 16- Extra-curricular meeting for middle school and junior high school principals; Red Room ; 10:00
December 17- Extra-curricular meeting for high school principals; Merts Room 111; 1:30 PM
December 18- Last day of school
December 21-January 1 Winter Break
January 5- Students return
January 11- STAR ( the assessment calendar states- January 5- we have asked this be moved to January 11- more to info to come)
January 11- Report cards go home
January 12- Principals' Meeting- you will conduct Instructional Rounds on this day
January 13- Proof of Residency Window opens
January 14- Principally Speaking, board meeting
January 18- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday- No School
January 20- Digital 1:1 tour ( school TBD)
January 21- Vertical team meetings ( location TBD)
January 25-29 SITE DATA
January 29- LTF training
February 1- ACCESS window opens
February 1-5 National School Counselor Week
February 2- Principals' Meeting
February 9- ACT WORK KEYS for 12th grade
February 12- BUILT IN SNOW DAY- possibly no school
February 15- BUILT IN SNOW DAY- possibly no school
February 17- LIFE PE Waivers due to Secondary Programs
February 25- Graduation Planning meeting with principals and senior counselors
February 27 - i Register for rising 6th through 12th grade- VBS 10:00-2:00
SURVEYS- THANK YOU FOR A JOB WELL DONE ON SURVEY COMPLETIONS!
SELF- MONITORING PLANS- PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE SHARED AND ARE WORKING ON IMPLEMENTING YOUR SELF- MONITORING PLANS. ALSO, WE WILL SHARE HONORS COURSE PARTICIPATION RATES WITH YOU IN JANUARY. THE PURPOSE OF THIS GOAL IS TO BEGIN TO CLOSE THE GAP IN HONORS COURSES.
MIDDLE SCHOOL COURSE DESCRIPTION GUIDE WILL BE COMPLETED THIS WEEK AND WE WILL MEET TO GO THROUGH THIS DOCUMENT EARLY JANUARY. YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE CHANGES DURING OUR MEETING.
WORK KEYS UPDATE:
KEYTRAIN IS THE TEST PREP DOCUMENT FOR WORK KEYS. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT ALL 12TH GRADERS WILL TAKE THIS TEST AND THIS ASSESSMENT IS ONE OF THE CCRS BENCHMARKS. STUDENTS MUST ACHIEVE SILVER TO BENCHMARK. PLEASE ENSURE STUDENTS ARE FAMILIAR WITH KEYTRAIN. PLEASE CONTACT SHELTON COBB IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT KEYTRAIN.
UPCOMING CONFERENCE OPPOTUNITY:
· Turning High Poverty Schools into High Performing Schools – Jan. 21-22 at Marriott Prattville Hotel and Conference Center – Sponsored by AL Regional Inservice Centers.
· ACT UPDATE:
· How to View ACT+Writing Essays
o ACT Essay View is available online at www.act.org/essayview.
o You will be able to view essays by all students who took the ACT Writing Test and reported their scores to your high school.
o Each school is given one registration key that establishes an account for the school. The ACT contact person for your school can provide the account login information to as many individuals at your school as they authorize.
ACT ASPIRE- PLEASE SHARE THE LINK BELOW WITH YOUR TEACHERS. ACT HAS ADDED ADDITIONAL ASPIRE PREP FOR STUDENTS!
· ASPIRE Sandbox, 3rd-10th Grades, Math, Science, English, Writing, Reading
o For students and teachers