Staff Weekly

Published February 3, 2020

This Week's Meetings

Monday: faculty circle, monthly sped meeting after school, Parent Article Series at 6pm

Tuesday: Bowles and Kegley at principal meeting (yes, I think it feels like I have them all the time too), KIC team before school, admin team at 7:35 if possible, science vertical team after school

Wednesday: Team leader after school

Thursday: Office staff meeting at 10:45

Friday: Bowles leaving at dismissal--I have class this weekend, Bowles out in AM for CASE data meeting with MS principals, district visiting Bally to create a video about our Google Sites

Faculty Meetings (Circles and Vertical)

February 24th: Circles resume and are focused on SEL preview for upcoming week

February: Vertical Meetings at scheduled times

March: Vertical Meetings ALL ON ONE DAY--purpose is SBG school calibration (March 12)

April: Vertical Meetings ALL ON ONE DAY--purpose is scheduling/room assignments (April 16)

MAY: Vertical Meetings at scheduled times

2020 Planning Meetings (1, 2, 5, 7)


February 5: Writing an Extended Response PD (both plans) Implement in the cores the week of the 10-14.

February 12: Behavior PLC

February 18: Extended Response SWOT

February 19: Unit Planning (everyone attends)

February 20: Unit Planning (everyone attends)

February 25: Unit Planning (everyone attends)

February 27: Unit Planning (everyone attends)


March 3: Calibrate a 1

March 4: Calibrate a 2

March 5: Calibrate a 3

March 10, 11, 12: Fine-tuning SBG

March 17: Behavior PLC

March 18, 19: Unit Planning (everyone attends)

March 24, 26: Unit Planning (everyone attends)


April 1: Behavior PLC

April 2, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 30: Unit Planning (everyone attends)


Hold for anything K-Prep or end of year related

Vertical Team PLCs Goals


  1. Monthly, bring and analyze student work that shows evidence of writing that matches the unit expectations. Calibrate thinking on what constitutes a 1, 2, and 3.
  2. Create a school writing plan focusing on one component of the plan each month. Begin with the school writing policy.


  1. Complete CUBES word problems 4 times per week and complete 1 written writing prompt per unit explaining how to correctly solve a math problem with appropriate vocabulary.
  2. At least weekly, use CASE question bank to administer checks to maintain rigor of priority standards/calibrate.


  1. Implementation of 3D instruction as evidenced in lesson plans.
  2. Collaboratively write summative assessments that measure mastery of disciplinary core ideas through the practices and cross-cutting concepts.

Social Studies

  1. Monthly, bring and analyze student work that shows evidence of inquiry practices. Calibrate thinking on what constitutes a 1, 2, and 3. (QFT, DBQ, extended response, because, but, so).

PLC Notes


  • Discussion of the CASE data analysis.
  • Eye-opening to look at writing for another grade.
  • Discussion about science collaborating with the math teachers to emphasize the math for the unit that's also used in science.
  • Need to practice timed writing. Kids are not handling timed writings well.
  • Need to practice giving kids a set amount of space to put their answer in.

Team Leader

  • Work skills report--will do like we did last year though Google Form.
  • Behavior adjustments to make: Full school reward, visiting classrooms to unveil new BF, adjusting points
  • Teams need to identify what they would like the PTSO to purchase for them this year
  • ipads and doc cameras are ordered for those who requested them


  • Based on CASE data, going to begin giving kids CASE questions to dissect and answer weekly and score together.
  • Also looking for other ways to up the rigor into the DOK 2 and 3 levels.