A Note from the Principal's Desk

Week of April 8, 2016

Faculty and Staff Recognition

Thanks Dr. Gardner for coordinating a great test administration. Thanks to Ms. Douglas, Ms. Pitts and Ms. Watkins and also to all of you for keeping us off the news!

We have 14, 888 SLDS views! We need 1 more teacher to push us over the hump.


It is important that we do not stray away from our school wide discipline plan, hallway monitoring or engaged instructional time. Send a strong message to students that school is not over. Students have Spring Fever and are very excited about the end of the school year. Administration will continue to support your classroom management efforts. We need for you to stay firm. Remember that movies are not allowed unless they are approved and written into your lesson plans.

Week at a Glance

GA Milestones Testing April 5-13, 2016

Monday, April 11, 2016 - SC GMAS; Grade Level Meetings; Students go to their BLITZ group 7th period until after Spring Break. Then they will go to the class on their schedule. 8th Grade will be regrouped for GMAS remediation/retakes.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - SS GMAS: PLCs meet

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - Make Up Testing; 8th Grade Data Review and plan for Remediation to prepare students for retake.

Thursday, April 14, 2016; PLCs meet

Friday, April 15, 2016; 8th Grade Data Review and plan for Remediation to prepare students for retake.

***6th Grade DC trip April 25 - 29, 2016

Spring Break April 18-22, 2016

Grade Repair

In lieu of the final Grade Repair Program, we will allow students Amnesty Assignments in class May 9-20. Students must complete any Amnesty Assignments that you provide by May 20th to replace low or failing grades. Each department should discuss the criteria.

Instructional Meetings for the Remainder of the year

Go to classroom.google.com to join the Google Classroom. Once you access the class, you will see a plus(+) sign in the upper right hand corner. Click the sign and choose to join a class. The class code for the Ninja Academy is ctbid6.

Once you enter the code, you will be enrolled in the class. YOu will NOT have to type in the code again. You will notice that there is a test and video tutorials for each belt. The videos are there to help familiarize you with the particular app. Once you are ready to take the test, just click on the link for the Google Form and take the test. There is also a link to the leaderboard. Just like last year, you can take the tests as many times as needed.

We will begin Wednesday after Spring Break.