Schmitt's Monday Memo
Rocket Weekly News for the Week of January 4th!
MONDAY, JAN 4
No School - Office is open 9a-4p
TUESDAY, JAN 5
No Basketball Game (bye)
Report Cards go home!
We are still selling Cookie Strong t-shirts to benefit the Cook family as Alana continues to receive treatments. Stop by the office to purchase one today!
Growth Mindset- Try these at home!
I hope you had a chance to complete the eLearning survey and return it with your child. If not, please do so as soon as possible. We will have a "practice" eLearning day at Schmitt in mid-January. Please send your questions my way.
PLCs at Schmitt - Has your child been "moving" to different teachers?
We began developing PLCs (Professional Learning Communities) at Schmitt during the second quarter this year. Once a week, classroom teachers meet with administration and coaches and agree on a critical standard to be taught those next five days. The week after, teachers review the data from student work (common assessments) and will move students accordingly during intervention for remediation. For example: Mrs. Denniston may have five students that didn't show mastery on their fraction work, so those students will go to Mrs. Acton during Intervention time for remedial work. This changes weekly and enables other teachers to enrich other students who are ready for more challenging work. This research-based strategy is really paying off for our students so far. We're excited to see how it develops in 2016.