BCMS Staff and Faculty News

October 31

NO EXCUSES....NO ALIBIS

“A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be.”

-Rosalynn Carter


It is not about talent...It is about effort!

-Eric Thompson

Employee of the Month- October 2016

Please help me congratulate Robert Gillums as the teacher of the month for October!!

Progress Report/Report Card

It is good practice to avoid giving 69, 79, 89, etc....

SPED Students- Have you followed the current IEP? If not you need to review, research, ask question...


Assessments/ grading practices should accurately reflect and effectively support learning . O's or failing grades to me is a easy way out!!!


It may take some time, but what if we developed a campus that did not allow students to make a zero or a failing grade!!?? A true campus that exhibits the mantra, " Failure is Not an Option!!"

Tutoring ( November through May), intervention, etc....

Tutoring is beginning on November 1, 2016. We are paying teachers $25 per hour to tutor testing grades ( 6-8 ELA, 6-8 Math, English I, Algebra I, 8th Grade Science and 8th Grade SS). It is the expectation of the campus administrator that you communicate with the students and parents about tutoring and bus transportation. Non tested grade level need to determine how they will be offering assistance to your students before, during, or after the instructional day. I need this information no later than November 4.

Break Through Coach

Faculty and Staff:


The Administrative Staff at BCMS is committed to educating and empowering every student to excel academically and socially. In order for this to come to fruition, we are committed to having district administrators in classroom. I am committing 2-3 FULL days per week to be in classrooms to improve teaching and learning. In particular, my office days for meetings, paperwork, etc., will be Monday and Friday of each week ( Some weeks will change)


As a result of being in class so often, we may not always be immediately available to you; however your communication important to us. If you need to discuss to matters with me, please contact the , Secretary- norma.espinoza@chisd.net . She will find the appropriate time for us to talk or will direct you to the correct department/administrator.


Thank you for your ongoing support of Bessie Coleman Middle School. Your hard work and dedication does not go unnoticed. The implementation of these practices will enhance our ability to strengthen student learning and support the teacher directly in the classroom.

Walk Through Focus of the Week ( October 31)

Administrators Choice!

Science Collaborative Team Walk -Through ( Thursday, Nov. 3)

Learning walks with the administrative staff during your conference time.

Staff Shout -Outs

Thanks to all who made the Pep Rally a success!!!


A major shout out to all of the staff that have been supporting your students at games and other activities. If possible please come out and support the teams this week!


Good Job and preparing your students for the unit assessments. We are performing and improving each day. Remember, the scores in April and May are the money makers!

Attendance Incentive

3rd period classes that meet an average of 97% attendance each 3 weeks will receive a certificate on your door.


3rd period classes with the highest 3 weeks attendance per grade level will have a banner hung next to your door!


Classes with the highest 9 weeks attendance will have a 9 week banner hung next to your door and your 3rd period class will have free dress for a week.


More details to follow.....

Parking

Please do not park in the visitor park spaces, cafeteria area, or the employee of the month space (Unless you are the employee of the month). We have plenty of parking available for staff around the building.

Reminders

  • Please adjust your time device to mirror the bells in the building ( The accurate time is in the main office on the intercom phone).
  • Lesson Plans are due Every Monday for the Following week. Every teacher should have 2 weeks worth of plans in the system ( No Exception)
  • Morning Duty- Please be signed in and at your duty station by 7:00 AM. You are to be actively monitor and be checking for compliance issues ( ID's/Dress code/etc)
  • Afternoon Duty-Be vigilant and active with students.....Get them out of the building as quick as possible
  • When you are going to be out please make sure that your responsibilities are covered: ARD, Duty, Tutorials, ETC....
  • In the event that you are out for sickness, etc...Make sure to communicate that to me via text and to Mrs. Nealy. You are responsible for submitting your absence in AESOP in a timely manner.
  • Grades should be updated Weekly....Do not get behind...

Employees Dress Code

If a staff member fails to adhere to the standard of dress, they may be sent home and charged with a personal leave.


Unacceptable attire for females
  • Articles of clothing that are ripped, torn or transparent, or that contain holes that expose undergarments and/or skin.
  • Low-cut blouses, tops or sweaters with plunging neck-lines. The display of cleavage is unacceptable.
  • Shirts, blouses or dresses that do not cover the back, waist or midriff. This includes, but is not limited to, crop tops, tube tops, halters and spaghetti straps less than two inches in width.
  • Strapless dresses and tops without jackets.
  • Shirts, blouses and dresses that have excessive cut outs revealing undergarments.
  • Pant type clothing that do not reach below the knee such as skorts and capris. Capris must be midcalf or below.
  • Shorts, cut-offs, blue jeans, sweat pants or wind pants.*
  • Sleeveless T-shirts and /or T-shirts that display vulgarities, obscenities, offensive or suggestive prints regarding drugs, alcohol or sex.
  • Clothing that is excessively tight fitting.
  • Beach shoes, flip-flops, Crocs or slippers (typically flip-flops is footwear in which there is a band between the big toe and the other toes).
  • Head coverings worn indoors except for religious reasons.
  • Denim wear


Unacceptable attire for males
  • Articles of clothing that are ripped, torn, transparent or that contain holes to expose undergarments and/or skin.
  • Shorts, cut-offs, blue jeans, sweat pants or wind pants.*
  • Sagging pants.
  • Collar shirts
  • Sleeveless T-shirts and /or T-shirts that display vulgarities, obscenities, offensive or suggestive prints regarding drugs, alcohol or sex.
  • Beach shoes, flip-flops, Crocs or slippers.
  • Head coverings worn indoor except for religious reasons.
  • Denim wear.

Parent Contact, Week at a Glance, Submitting PD

Please return all calls and emails to parents within 24 hours. If a parents CC's an administrator on the email, please reply to all.


Week at a Glance/Calendar needs to be updated weekly, preferably at the same time you complete lesson plans.


When you submit a request for PD, you will have 48 hours to attach the appropriate documentation ( Certificate, etc.) before it will be deleted....

Important Dates and Deadlines

November 1- Faculty Meeting ( Brian Ward will be presenting information on Data Digging)

November 4-Staff Development ( No School for Students)

November 21-November 25 ( Thanksgiving Break)


Do not schedule conferences, doctor appointments, etc...on the aforementioned days at the specific time....