Armstrong High School Weekly Update

Week Of March 14, 2016 to March 18, 2016 (Wk26)

"Membership Has Its Privileges - Building A Strong Foundation”

  • Lesson Plans are non-negotiable – Lesson plans must be submitted weekly using the new RPS format – UBD model – Lesson plans are a clear picture of Teaching and Learning opportunities in your class
  • Reminder to all teachers - please ensure that you are using your Daily Attendance Logs to keep documentation of your back up attendance. More Logs are available at your request.
  • Don't forget to return to Mrs. Murray your daily inspirational thought to be read over the announcements. Feel free to submit multiple thoughts of inspiration!
  • NEW Announcement Form! All announcements must be submitted electronically. Click on the link above. Announcements must be submitted the day before they are expected to be read.
  • Implementation of the 5-5-5 Parent Call Log has begun – Please see Mrs. Carter if you need additional information



Attendance

Attendance will start 1st DAY! Remember to only use the attendance on the home page of ASPEN. Mark students absent who are not present the 1st day. The system will turn them into NO Shows.

Teachers are reminded that Daily Attendance is to be taken in ASPEN within the first 15 minutes of class each period. Usage of the Daily Attendance Logs is not an option, it is mandated per the Code of Virginia - § 22.1-259.


ATTENDANCE INCENTIVE


To ensure we get the most benefit out of this initiative, please keep in mind the following reminders:


  • Tickets are to be handed out only to those students who have arrived to their first period of the day on time.
  • Do not give out tickets for any other reason. This is strictly an attendance incentive, behavior/academic rewards can be done separately at the teacher’s discretion.
  • Do not allow students to leave class to deposit attendance tickets, they should only be deposited during hall passing.
  • Please remind students to write their names on the back of each ticket. (yes, some will still forget, we know..)


Like any system, consistency and continuity are key. It's important that we have 100% compliance on this. If you have a 1st or 2nd period class, please participate fully, anything less will greatly reduce the effectiveness of this program.


If you need more tickets (or never received them in the first place) please let Mr. Carvalhaes know ASAP.


Security Reminders


  • All staff must wear their RPS ID at all times
  • Always lock up all personal items
  • DO NOT give studentsbuilding keys for any reason.
  • DO NOT open doors for staff. Side entrance will be locked by 8 AM each day. After 8 AM only use the front door entrance.
  • Restricted Movement means Restricted Movement! No one is to move when a Restricted Movement Notice has been given. Students nor staff are permitted to be in the hall way. It is for your safety!
  • DO NOT purchase snacks for students out of the vending machines. The Vending Machines in room 118 have been relocated to teacher work room.
  • DO NOT block a door if a students is trying to leave. Dial 501 to alert security.
  • DO NOT encourage students to leave you room. If you need a student removed, alert security.
  • DO NOT deny students entrance into class if they are late.
  • Please place notification on your door if you are relocating your classroom.
  • Follow the 30/30 rule, always!
  • Remember NO lunch starts at the bell!



Strengthening the Craft of Teaching and Learning


English


VDOE English SOL Resources


VDOE EOC Reading Spring 2014 Student Performance Analysis


VDOE EOC Reading Spring 2013 Student Performance Analysis


Text Dependent Questions: Sample Question Starters


Prompts for Text Dependent Questions



Science


VDOE Science Spring 2014 Instructional Guidance based on Student Performance


VDOE Earth Science Spring 2013 Student Performance Analysis with Instr. Guidance


VDOE Biology Spring 2013 Student Performance Analysis with Instructional Guidance


VDOE Chemistry Spring 2013 Student Performance Analysis with Instructional Guidance



Math


VDOE Algebra I Spring 2014 Student Performance Analysis


VDOE Geometry Spring 2014 Student Performance Analysis


VDOE Algebra II Spring 2014 Student Performance Analysis



History


VDOE North America Geographic Regions


VDOE Virginia Geographic Regions with Counties


VDOE Virginia Geographic Regions of Virginia Outline


VDOE CTE Career Clusters

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Got Your Ace Score?

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"100 and 80" days to make a difference in the lives of our students"

Monday - March 14, 2016


Homeroom - Students will receive their interims.


The JROTC military department will be evaluated under the JROTC Program for Accreditation (JPA) on from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. inside the JROTC military room, 301. This is part 2 of the process


Morning - Tutoring Schedule for the Week:


  • Monday -- Math -- Kristin Lee - Algebra I, Michael Wilkens - Algebra II, Greg Palmer - Geometry
  • Tuesday - 11 English - Mrs. Conley
  • Thursday - Science - Earth Science - Mark Zelonski and Ms.Lenkiewicz, Biology- Ms. Kern, Chemistry - Mr. Jaini



After school tutoring Schedule for the Week:


  • Tuesday - Science
  • Wednesday - English/History
  • Thursday - Math



Normal Bell Schedule:

8:00 AM – 9:35 AM 1st Block

9:40 AM -11:10 AM 2nd Block

11:15 AM – 1:10 PM 3rd Block

Lunch A (1st Floor) 11:35 PM – 12:00 PM

Lunch B (2nd Floor) 12:45 PM – 1:10 PM

1:15 PM – 2:45 PM 4th Block

2:45 PM Student Dismissal


Extended through March 17, 2016 - Currently our percentage is 38% -Mr. Rew will assist throughout the day by bringing carts around to your classes today - Wednesday - and Friday


Reminder - select classes - will allow students to take the Student Engagement Survey -

Students will gain access to the survey using their student identification number. We estimate it will take approximately 10 minutes for students to complete the survey.


link to survey


http://survey.k12insight.com/survey.aspx?k=SsQSRSYsTYsTVTXTVUQXsQsP&lang=0&Dir=FST&Data


Boys' Tennis hosts Atlee at and Girls' Tennis travels to Atlee. Start time is 5:00 pm at both venues.


SPED MEETINGS -


Case managers listed below have a meeting at the time indicated. By now if you are part of the meeting (general ed teacher or SPED teacher) you should have been contacted to attend the meeting.


Elig (BH) 8:45

Elig/IEP (Crawford) 9:45

IEP (Wilson) 11:15

Elig/IEP (King) 1:30


Professional Development - 3:05 - 4:30 p.m. -check with your Department Chair

Content Specific


Tuesday February March 15, 2016


Senior Class Meeting - seniors are to remain in the Auditorium once the bell rings


Street Law Session during 7th period - select students will be invited - Mr. Scott will email the staff with names


Extended ----

Reminder - select classes - will allow students to take the Student Engagement Survey -

Students will gain access to the survey using their student identification number. We estimate it will take approximately 10 minutes for students to complete the survey.


link to survey


http://survey.k12insight.com/survey.aspx?k=SsQSRSYsTYsTVTXTVUQXsQsP&lang=0&Dir=FST&Data


Case Managers listed below have a meeting at the time indicated. By now if you are part of the meeting (general ed teacher or SPED teacher) you should have been contacted to attend the meeting.


IEP (Ajala) 8:30

Elig(Child Study (Jones) 11:00

FBA/BIP (King) 1:30

Elig/IEP (Wood) 2:15


Wildcat Track competes in a Charles City HS Meet at 3:30.


Wednesday - March 16, 2016


Extended ----

Reminder - select classes - will allow students to take the Student Engagement Survey -

Students will gain access to the survey using their student identification number. We estimate it will take approximately 10 minutes for students to complete the survey.


link to survey


http://survey.k12insight.com/survey.aspx?k=SsQSRSYsTYsTVTXTVUQXsQsP&lang=0&Dir=FST&Data


Case Managers listed below have a meeting at the time indicated. By now if you are part of the meeting (general ed teacher or SPED teacher) you should have been contacted to attend the meeting.


IEP (Watkins) 8:30

IEP (Wood) 9:30

IEP (Scott) 11:15

IEP (King) 1:15

IEP (King) 2:15


New Teacher Session - 3:30 - 4:30 pm - Clark Springs Elementary School


Girls' Tennis hosts Patrick Henry at 5:00 and Boys' Tennis travels to Patrick Henry for 5:00 matches.


Thursday - March 17, 2016


Leadership Team Meeting - 8:30 a.m. - Room 102


Case Managers listed below have a meeting at the time indicated. By now if you are part of the meeting (general ed teacher or SPED teacher) you should have been contacted to attend the meeting.


Possible Reeval. (CW) 9:30

Elig/IEP (Cheatham)10:30

Elig/IEP (Watkins) 11:30

IEP (Threatts) 1:30



Lunch for RPEC trained students to recognize their efforts in creating a more "peaceful" campus (10 Freshman Academy & 10 Leadership) hoping to include 1 administrator and the training facilitator


15 minute faculty Meeting -- Room 211 -- 3:00 p.m.


Girls' Tennis hosts Hopewell at 5:00 and Boys' Tennis travels to Hopewell for 5:00 matches.


Wildcat Baseball and Softball travel to Charles City for 6:00 games.


Friday –March 18, 2016


AHS National Honor Society Induction - March 18 @8:30 am in the Auditorium


Scholar and Honor Roll Recognition -


Case Managers listed below have a meeting at the time indicated. By now if you are part of the meeting (general ed teacher or SPED teacher) you should have been contacted to attend the meeting.


IEP (Crawford) 9:45

IEP (Wood) 10:45

IEP (Wood) 11:30

IEP (Chavis) 1:30


Saturday -March 19, 2016


Wildcat Track competes in the New Kent Invitational at 8:00 am.

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Concerns and Updates

  • Twilight school will begin on Monday, February 22, 2016 - see Dr. Ward - Coordinator for Twilight School for more details
  • In spring 2016, the Standards of Learning (SOL) history tests will contain multiple choice and technology-enhanced field test items that assess the current 2008 History & Social Science Standards of Learning. In spring 2017, the SOL history tests will contain multiple choice and technology-enhanced field test items that assess the revised 2015 History & Social Science Standards of Learning. In order to support student preparation for technology-enhanced items (TEI) that may appear on history assessments, sets of practice items have been developed and will be delivered via electronic Practice Assessment Tools (ePAT).
  • March 23-25 SCIENCE MAP TESTING
  • April 4-8 ENGLISH MAP TESTING
  • April 13-15 ARDT TESTING
  • Annual Military Inspection - Cadet's Presentation briefing - March 14th
  • AHS National Honor Society Induction - March 18 @8:30 am in the Media Center
  • VCU will be hosting their annual wellness block party on Saturday March 19
  • Spring Break - March 28th - April 1st
  • Seniors must take the SAT before January because of the new SAT scheduled for March. Any seniors taking the SAT in March will NOT have scores back until May
  • Graduation - Tuesday, June 14, 2016 -- 7:00 p.m. Armstrong Altria Theater
  • Are your lesson plans updated and outside of your door?
  • Please be mindful of the students that rotate out of your class with or without a pass. All students must be given a pass to exit your classroom. Hall walkers should not be given an exit ticket out of your room.
  • It is imperative that the Faculty and Staff adhere to all due dates and meeting times.
  • Make sure student attendance is taken in every class.
  • Please make sure you are honoring the 30/30 time frame.
  • All teachers are expected to stand at their door during the change of class.
  • Please encourage students to move along quickly. We all must communicate the same message to these young people.
  • Thank you for all of your hard work!
Homebound Student List

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List of Paneled Students and Disposition

Click the box above to see an updated list of homebound students

Superintendent's Memo #294-14

Information regarding SOL History Tests

Daily Announcement Form

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Google Docs Blank Lesson Plan Template

If you are completing your lesson plans in Google Docs, this is the Google Doc to make a copy of and edit. Don't forget to rename the file to reflect your name and subject!

Microsoft Word Doc Blank Lesson Plan Template

If you are completing your lesson plans in Microsoft Word, this the the Word Doc to download and edit. Don't forget to rename the file to reflect your name and subject!

Lesson Plan Guided Notes

A quick reference for the lesson plan format.

5-5-5 Parent Call Logs

Due every Friday to document parent contact. 5 minute calls for 5 students every 5 days.

Common Planning Meeting Agenda Notes Template

Due every Friday to Department Chairs to document weekly common planning meetings.

GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY eBOOK

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Archived Weekly Update Links

Weekly Update Links that have been archived for reference

Questions, Comments, Concerns? Please email me at your earliest convenience.


As always, thank you for all of your hard work and for continuing to Inspire Excellence for all of our students!