Knight Notes

April 3, 2017

HAPPY MONDAY!


Good morning---


I hope you had a wonderful weekend! The weather is certainly starting to really become nice.


We are progressing into 4th quarter. There is a lot going on with various events and a very full testing schedule. Thanks you so much for all of your patience and help. All of our work together helps everything to happen smoothly and to help our students be successful.


Have a wonderful week!


--Andy

Celebrations

  • FHN HOSA had 12 medalists and 17 national qualifiers at the HOSA state championship.
  • FHN Mock Trial Team placed third at the State Competition.

TESTING WINDOW

4/10- 4/13 ELA, Alg 2, and Gov

4/19-ACT

4/24-4/27 Alg 1 and Bio

TESTING TRAINING

EOC Examiner Training

4/5 at 1:35 in Room 113
All EOC teachers must attend

ACT Proctor/Jr Homeroom Training
4/6 at 2:30 in Room 229 OR 4/7 at 6:50 in Room 229

ATTENDANCE

Knights @ 90: FHN currently has 87.35% of students at or above 90% attendance.

We know the school year is winding down, but our efforts to educate the staff and build a more supportive environment never stop. Here are a few takeaways from a recent article on attendance called “Best Practices for Improving Attendance in Secondary Schools”:


*Students emphasized the need to be respected by adults, to have teachers who hold high expectations for them, and to provide them with the tools they needed to achieve success.

*Teachers in these environments know students well, have higher expectations for students, help to foster critical judgement in their students, and engage in a variety of strategies to motivate their students.

*students who are disengaged in classes, particularly at the secondary level, are at risk of truant behavior.


The Attendance Committee held a meeting on 3/30:


Discussion Items:

Read/Reviewed the article “Best Practices for Improving Attendance in Secondary Schools”

Reflected on committee’s current productivity and effectiveness

Can/Should Attendance Committee get involved in Home Visits?

CLIMATE

Climate committee met twice last week. The goal was to develop a way to share the results of our third quarter survey in a productive manner. We will be utilizing most of the faculty meeting on Wednesday to go through that process. We will not be looking at all of the comments, but you are welcome to do so at any time. Just send Erin Steep an email and you can set up a time to view all of the comments and data.

April 12 - Coffee and Donuts in the LC, 6:45 am

BEHAVIOR

The next Behavior Team meeting will be on 4/10 at 2:30 in room 5/8.
Please review this short article on teacher encouragement and its impact on students.
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teacherbeat/2017/03/post_3.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

TECHNOLOGY

The next technology committee will be on 4/12 at 2:30 in the main office conference room.

STAFF COMMITMENTS--TO BE REVISED

2016-2017 Staff Commitments to the Learning Environment

In order to improve the climate/environment at FHN, the staff commits to:


  1. building positive relationships with students and staff members.
  2. listening to the concerns of others and by helping to problem solve those issues.
  3. helping students to see the relationship between effort and success.
  4. being open-minded to new ideas.
  5. addressing any inappropriate behavior immediately to help set an expectation of appropriate hallway and classroom behavior.
  6. giving clear and consistent expectations for device use and by enforcing them.
  7. counting tardies consistently.

PLOT

Monday, April 3rd, 2:30-3:30pm

College and Career Room

D.C. Meeting

Tuesday, April 4th, 1:30-2:30pm

College and Career Room

PLC Leader Training

Tuesday, April 4th, 2:30-3:30pm

Learning Commons

Faculty Meeting

Wednesday, April 5th, 2:30-3:30pm

Commons

College Signing Day and College Night

Tuesday, April 11th, 6pm

Large Gym