Faculty Focus

Richlands Primary School January 11-15, 2016

Benchmarking Window Opens

As we all know, the benchmarking window for TRC opens tomorrow. Mrs. Agrue and I know to expect to see assessment occurring in the classroom as we come in for observations. Please take special note of students not making adequate progress from the beginning of the year assessment.


Please do not forget the importance of progress monitoring in between benchmarking windows. Progress monitoring plays a vital role in determining student needs and areas of growth. Numerous studies have shown the importance progress monitoring plays in student success.



"Research has demonstrated that when teachers use student progress monitoring, students learn more, teacher decision making improves, and students become more aware of their own performance. A significant body of research conducted over the past 30 years has shown this method to be a reliable and valid predictor of subsequent performance on a variety of outcome measures, and thus useful for a wide range of instructional decisions (Deno, 2003; Fuchs, Deno, & Mirkin, 1984; Good & Jefferson, 1998)."


You may read the entire article at:


http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/feb05/vol62/num05/How-Student-Progress-Monitoring-Improves-Instruction.aspx dgdgdsg


Please ensure that you are adequately progress monitoring your students. A review of mClass shows that our school is not up-to-date with progress monitoring, especially on our red and yellow students.

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Mark Your Calendars!

January 12 - Chick-fil-A Spirit Night

January 12 - 14 Joines to Raleigh for DLP

January 13 - SLT Meeting - Media Center 3:30

January 14 - 2nd/3rd Grade PLC

January 15 - Grading Period Ends

January 15 - Thank Your Mentor Day

January 18 - MLK Holiday - No School

January 19 - Teacher Workday - Not locked-in

January 19 - CiCi's Pizza Night

January 20 - Locked-In Teacher Workday

January 27 - Report Cards Go Home

January 27 - Peer Observation Training - Media Center - 3:30

January 29 - All Day Principals Meeting - Joines

February 3-4 - Joines to Raleigh for AdvancED Re-acreditation Visit

February 9 - Joines AM Principal's meeting

February 9 - Chick-fil-A Spirit Night

February 10 - SLT Meeting Media Center 3:35

February 11 - 2nd/3rd Grade PLC RES Media Center 4:00

February 14 - Valentine's Day

February 15 - Teacher Workday

February 16 - Space Station Conversation 1:25-2:35 Multipurpose Room

February 16 - CiCi's Pizza Night

February 17 - BT Meeting Media Center 3:35

February 23 - Interim Reports Go Home

February 23 - HWY 55 Character Ed. Trip

February 24 - Early Release

February 24 Jump Rope for Heart Multipurpose Room 9:00

February 26 Class Picture Day

February 29 Joines AM Principal's Meeting

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CUBS Care!

Birthday Wishes to the following Staff Members!


January 10 - Renee Trip

January 11 - Denise Collins

January 12 - Alice Jones

January 14 - Ashley Brinkley

January 17 - Nick Ford

January 17 - Bonnie Henderson

January 18 - Holly Beasley

January 18 - Kelly Hendry

January 28 - Martha Howard

February 2 - Jonathan Wisniewski

February 3 - Alysia Baysden

February 7 - Mary Frazelle

February 12 - Betty Jones

February 14 - Dawn Kinsey

February 17 - Joy Lewis

February 20 - Julie Ervin

February 21 - Michelle Huffman

February 28 - Vee Lumley


Supporting our RPS Family!

eleot Scoreboard

The Effective Learning Environments Observation Tool (eleot) focuses on seven key learning environments that promote effective learning and student success:

  • equitable learning

  • high expectations

  • supportive learning

  • active learning

  • progress monitoring and feedback

  • well-managed learning

  • digital learning


The observer is focusing on student behaviors. Observations range from 10 - 15 minutes in length (20 min. maximum).

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