NRES Staff Newsletter
Week of September 6th, 2015
Around the Building
Keys, Fobs, and Front Door
New ODE Subscription Service
Math Curriculum Update
As districts begin the 2015-2016 school year, teachers will want to continue focusing instruction on the Ohio Learning Standards. Instruction should focus on the critical areas and essential content of the grade level or course. Some resources to help guide teachers through this process are:
- Ohio Learning Standards
- K-8 Critical Areas of Focus
- K-8 Critical Areas Progressions
- K-8 Standards Progressions
- University of Arizona Progressions (all grades and high school domains)
- Model Curriculum (updates coming throughout 2015-2016)
If educators are looking for opportunities to familiarize themselves with the AIR testing platform and item types they can explore the Ohio Computer Based Test Portal. The platform currently contains examples for Science and Social Studies. ODE is in the process of developing materials for the new Math and ELA tests and will have these materials published along with more information on the new state tests in the coming months.
AIR Password Reset
Bus Evacuation Drills
Each interval will involve one of these three types of school bus evacuation drills:
- Front door evacuation
- Rear door evacuation
- Split evacuation (front and rear door).
Those students who do no not ride the school bus on a regular basis, walkers / parent drop offs, are to participate in these evacuation drills as they may ride the school bus on extra trips during the school year.
NRES first drill will be this Wednesday, September 9th @ 1:00 p.m. Transportation will have 6-7 buses at the school for the drill. We will call you to the buses for the drill.
Friendly Reminder from Payroll Regarding Subs
All substitute teachers must be approved by the ESC and our Board of Education before they work in your buildings. All substitute aides must be approved by our Board of Education before they work also.
Healthy Families '15
On Tuesday, October 6, 2015 Community Health Foundation will be offering a way to explore possibilities for fun, fitness and good health. This free and interactive family wellness expo has something for everyone!
People of all ages will find activities, resources, recreational ideas, FUN and friends at Healthy Families ’15. Be sure to take advantage of individual Health Screenings and Consultations to discuss specific health concerns. Listen to a presentation from a local health expert about a topic you are curious about. Then, wander the Grand Hall to grab a healthy snack and explore activities and demonstrations in five different zones:
- Man Cave- Information and demonstrations for men and those who care about them.
- Kids’ Clubhouse- Activities for young people and resources for their caregivers.
- Super Seniors- Wellness opportunities for the active over-55 crowd.
- Just For Women- Resources to help women take care of themselves and their families.
- Food and Fitness- Grab a snack and learn about great ways to stay in shape.
Enjoy energizing demonstrations throughout the evening for a truly exciting experience! Take the chance to hear local health experts in our “Talk with a Doc” sessions.
This event is offered by Community Health Foundation and its Sponsors and is FREE to the community. Registration isn’t required to attend Healthy Families ’15, but because seating in the breakout rooms is limited, be sure to reserve your spot for the presentations that capture your interest. Simply visit the CHF website at www.community-health-foundation.org to register. For information about our guest health experts and the activities at Healthy Families ’15, just visit the CHF website or Facebook page. Please visit us often to get the latest updates about the presenters and topics!
To find out how you can participate as a Volunteer, Sponsor or Exhibitor, contact Joan Elder at 937-523-7007 or JElder@mercy.com . Invite your friends, gather your families and stop in at Healthy Families ’15 between 5 pm and 7 pm on October 6th!
This Week's Marshall Memo
This week's quotes and articles come from The Education Gadfly, The New Yorker, Educational Leadership (more next week), Education Week, The New York Times, Tools for Schools, and a McTighe/Wiggins book on unit design.
Here are the headlines:
- Are adolescents hard-wired to be crazy?
- Improving the quality of essential questions
- The power of student-generated questions
- Can multiple-choice questions be instructionally useful?
- Measurement versus assessment: the role of human judgment
- Math anxiety is contagious!
- Fred Jones on establishing classroom routines up front
- Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins on what can go wrong with unit plans
- A Mindset kit
- Question stems at different Bloom's levels
Things to do:
- 3-5 Teachers: Reset AIR Password
- Complete Public School Works Courses-Due at the end of September.
- Schedule Star Fall Screening.
- After Star Fall Screening-Create Student Goals
- Complete Interims to Go Out on Friday, September 18th.
10 Day Forecast
Monday, September 7
- Labor Day, No School
- Ohio State @ Virginia Tech, 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 8
- Kids Hope Starts
- NEAT Meeting, Rob out in the a.m.
- IAT-4th Grade, 11:30 a.m.
- IAT-4th Grade, 2:10 p.m.
Wednesday, September 9
- Girl Scout Talks During Lunch
- Bus Evacuation Drill
Thursday, September 10
- Magazine Turn-in Day
- Girl Scout Informational Meeting @ RHES, 6:00 p.m.
Friday, September 11
- Kindergarten Grandparents Day, 11:45-12:45 p.m.
Monday, September 14
- Pledge-J. Roberts
- Interim Week
- 1st Grade Grandparents Day, 11:00-12:15 p.m.
Tuesday, September 15
- Vision Hearing Screening
- 2nd Grade Grandparents Day, 8:45-10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, September 16
- 2 Hour Delay for Staff Professional Development
- 3rd Grade Grandparents Day, 12:00-1:15 p.m.
- LPDC Meeting, 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 17
- Pledge-B. Roberts
- Constitution Day
- 4th Grade Grandparents Day, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Friday, September 18
- 5th Grade Grandparents Day, 11:15-12:30 p.m.
- Interims Go Out