Cardinal Chronicle

Week of May 2, 2016


ISTEP ELA- 32% (Stretch 40%)

ISTEP Math- 29% (Stretch 35%)
- 70%
- 10-17 Absent- 50 students, 18+ Absent- 30 students
OSS- 64 incidents


Workday- 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Supervision Spots by 8:40 am and 3:45 pm

This will be an "A" week for Friday Related Arts Rotations

May 2- Lesson Plans Due on Sharepoint (9:00 am)

May 2- DIBELS Data Trackers due to Wirth, Barnes, Shuey (4:00 pm)

May 2- ISTEP ELA Makeups (as needed)

May 3- ISTEP Science/SS- Grades 4,5,6 (9:30-10:45)

May 3- PLC Content Meetings (K,2,3,6 ELA/1,4,5 Math)

May 4- PLC Content Meetings (K,2,4,6 Math/1,4,5 ELA)

May 6- AXA Financial in the workroom- Rick Beymer (All day)


Please make sure that you are at your duty spots on time each day by 8:40 am. It is critical to the start of our day that we are in place and ready to welcome students in our building. Individual conversations will be had if this is not occurring.

ISTEP Part II testing is least math and ELA!!!! Science and Social Studies will be completed on Tuesday. We will take both sections on the same day. Thank you for your hard work and the effort that I saw out of our students. I only expect to see positive results!!

Short observations will continue this week. I will be focusing on the posting and alignment of I CAN statements, the referencing of these statements throughout the lesson, and how you gradually release content to students. Instruction must be intentional and directly tied to the purpose of the lesson. It is not enough to keep students are engaging them in a rigorous and intentional manner?

I am seeing an increase in our RtI referrals. Please make sure you have the data to support the lack of progress as well as the interventions you have put into place. If you have any questions, Ms. Gluth is at Wendell Phillips on Monday and Thursday, or available by email at Also, you can click on this link for the RtI referral document and resources.

Please read the first article under the PD DIY section below, particularly the "Strategies for Teachers". It was an "ah-ha" moment for me when I read it. So many of our students have experienced some form of trauma (separation from parents, witnessing domestic violence, multiple home transitions, etc.) that impact their mental well-being. This is going to change my perspective and actions towards our students.....and will spark further professional development for the 2016-17 school year so we can better support the "whole" child.


What qualities do your students hold? How are you fostering these in your classrooms?

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