Wildcat Weekly

April 4th-8th, 2016

MJHS Vision Statement

Our vision for Ronald E. McNair Junior High is for every student to be high school ready with a college and career mindset by purposefully encouraging individual strengths, goals, accountability, exposure and participation in the global community. Each student will develop a desire to be his or her best self by purposefully aiming for academic and social readiness that produces global competitiveness.

Thought of the Week

NEA's Lily Eskelsen García on What Teachers Do

Week At A Glance

4/4/16- ENCORE, Literacy Council Canceled

4/5/16- ENCORE

4/6/16- Dr. Riddile and Learning Lab

4/7/16- Dr. Riddile, PEARLS Interest Meeting after school

4/8/16- Student 1/2 Day- PD- Behavior Queen at JOJ (details coming!)

Big image

Save The Date

4/11/16- Leadership Team

4/12/16- Parent Pow-Wow

4/13/16- Learning Lab

4/14/16- PLC

4/18/16- Progress Reports Go Home, ASPIRE Practice

4/20/16- Learning Lab- MANDATORY TESTING TRAINING!!!!

4/22/16- Snow Day

4/25-4/29- STAR Reading and Math

4/28/16- Algebra I EOC & PLTW Robotics Competition

4/29/16- Final Friday Block Out

We Should Do This! Ours Would Be AMAZING!

Teach Me How to Study

Friendly Reminders

  • Please make sure you turn in your extra Gold Paws at the end of each week to Ms. Lovelace!
  • Sub Tubs- please make sure that your sub tub is up to date and in Mrs. Matthews office!
  • Covering your duty- Please make sure that if you are going to be out for any reason that you get a teammate to cover your duty!
  • Grades- 1 per week- Please make sure that you are putting at least one grade per week into INOW.
  • Do Now- Please make sure that your Do Now is text based, has 3 levels of questions and that it is timed. Do Now- 1st 10 minutes of class.
  • 90 Minutes of instruction- Please make sure that you are planning 90 minutes of Bell to Bell instruction. It is always better to over plan. Ask yourself these questions when planning a lesson...
  • What do I want my students to know and be able to do? How will I know if they have learned it? How will I know if they have not learned it? What am I going to do if they did learn it? What am I going to do if they didn't learn it? What am I going to do if some students finish early? Students should ALWAYS have something to do!!!
  • Class One Offenses- Please make sure that you are calling parents, talking to students, clearly stating your expectations, and documenting what you do to redirect the student. All of this helps immensley if a student needs further assistance from an administrator.
  • Positive PAWS- Please don't forget to sign and make a note on student's green cards. Thank you!
  • Don't forget about the GOLD PAWS!!

Duty This Week- Week 3!!