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After School Chat with Dr. Sloan

Dr. Sloan and members of the Executive Cabinet will be here on Monday, January 25, 2016 for our After School Chat. We will meet in the Learning Commons at 3:30 p.m. Please join us if you are available. There will be a Q& A session following Dr. Sloan's District Update.

2nd Quarter Goal Setting Data

Report cards will be in your mailboxes by Tuesday, January 12th. Please use these for goal monitoring and goal setting with your students before sending them home. Goal summaries will be due Monday, January 25th; Mrs. James only needs your quarterly goal summary sheet, not the individual student forms.

District 5 Questions 15-16

Question 1. I take pride in working at my school

Qtr 1 SA/A: 98.15% D/SDA 1.75%

Qtr 2 SA/A: 100%

Question 2. Our staff holds high expectations for student learning

Qtr 1: SA/A: 100%100%

Qtr 2 SA/A: 100%100%

Question 3. There are open channels of communication at our school

Qtr 1: SA/A 88.46% D/SDA: 11.54%

Qtr 1: SA/A: 100%

Question 4. There are opportunities for shared decision making

Qtr 1 SA/A: 78.85% D/SDA: 21.15%

Qtr 2: SA/A 94.65% D/SDA: 5.35%

Q5. Our school has clear direction on how to improve student learning

Qtr 1 SA/A: 88.46% D/SDA: 11.54%

Qtr 2 SA/A: 89.75% D/SDA: 10.25%

Important Information

Faculty Meeting: January 13th

During this month's faculty meeting we will continue our work with our School Improvement Plan (SIP) data analysis. We will use the first portion of the meeting for each of the four goal areas to meet and discuss the data. Then we will meet in the Learning Commons to provide summaries for each of the goal areas.

American Heart Association and Jeans Day!

Don't miss out! Purchase your American Heart Association t-shirt by Wednesday, January 13th. The cost is $10.00. We will wear them on Friday, February 5, 2016. In addition, if you purchase a t-shirt you will get a second "jeans" day that week on Thursday, February 4th.

Character Education visitors on Friday, January 22, 2016

Amy Branson, Principal of Parkway South Middle School will bring a team of 15 staff members to visit and tour Howell Middle on January 22nd. If you do not want a CCC visitor or do not want a visitor during 1st hour, please let me know by Tuesday, January 12, 2016. After Tuesday, Dr. Huff will create the schedule of CCC and class visits for the upcoming site visit.

For Your Information...

Tickets to SLU Billikens womens' basketball game

St. Louis University has given us tickets for their January 16th woman's basketball game against Dayton University. If you would like complimentary tickets, see Dr. Huff.

Send in your BIG agenda items

The next BIG meeting is Monday, January 11th. If you have an item of interest that you would like BIG to discuss, please add it to the agenda. Simply send ideas to Dr. Huff by Friday afternoon.


Thanks to the following FHMS Staff for presenting at this year's Tech Fest:

Holly Avis, Jeff Bargielski, Ted Huff, Merrill, Koenig, Deanna Moylan, Julie Ragusky, Michelle Richardson, and Angie Wittmus.

Staff Google E-Mail Accounts

Last fall, e-mail was added to staff and student district Google accounts. However, your Microsoft Outlook account is your primary account for district communication. Please continue to use your Microsoft Outlook account for communication with colleagues, students and parents.

With increased student use of Google accounts, especially for sharing files with teachers, some students have become confused about the format of teacher e-mail accounts. Students might accidentally send e-mails to teachers’ Google accounts.

Please remind students of your official FHSD e-mail address, and encourage them to contact you using their official FHSD e-mail address. Also direct your students to any classroom resources where they can locate your e-mail address (Syllabus, Schoology page, etc). If you need any help checking your Google e-mail, or having it forwarded it to your primary e-mail account, please contact Jeff Bargielski.


The Math Department is piloting the GoMath series during 3rd quarter.


CITW Professional Development Trainers

We have an opportunity to expand our CITW trainers from one to two beginning with the 2016-2017 school year. Anyone interested in joining this team please contact Dr. Huff. Applications will be available in early January (due 22nd). This additional building CITW traineer will be selected by February 5th.


GATES Testing

GATES testing is taking place today and Friday through the English Language Arts classes.

2nd Quarter Priority Standards Data

2nd quarter Priority Standards assessment data is due by Friday, January 29th. If you can turn this data in earlier than the 29th that would be greatly appreciated.


January Birthdays

09 Greg Proctor

10 Patti Lee

11 Doug Casler

18 Cara Gibson

20 Lisa Stearns

21 Jenny Walch

25 Karen Gnade

25 Annette Sieve

31 Karen Adams

Upcoming Dates

January 11: BIG meeting at 3:35 p.m. in room 171.

January 11: Spirit Team Extravaganza (Bryan Middle School) 5:00 p.m.

January 13: Faculty Meeting 3:30 p.m. Quarter 2 SIP work

January 13: 5th Grade Parent Curriculum Night/ Band Instrument

January 14: 6th / 7th Grade Parent Curriculum Night

January 15: Spelling Bee (café)

January 21: 6th Grade Band and Choir Concert

January 22: Character Education Visit – Parkway South Middle School

January 25: Coffee Talk with Ted 7:45 a.m.January 28th Tech Café

January 25: After School Chat with Dr. Sloan and Exec Cabinet 3:30 pm Learning Commons