A Note from the Principal's Desk

Week of January 4, 2016

Happy 2016!

January 4, 2016 Professional Learning Day Agenda

8:15 – 9:15 Breakfast (provided)


9:15 – 10:00 (Grading, Homework, Instructional Framework, Discipline)

10:00-10:45 (Grading, Homework, Instructional Framework, Discipline)

10:45 – 11:15 (Grading, Homework, Instructional Framework, Discipline)

11:15- 12:00 (Grading, Homework, Instructional Framework, Discipline)


12:15 – 12:45 Lunch on your Own


1:00 Math/ELA Department Meeting

2:00 SC/SS Department Meeting

3:00 Special Education/Connections Department Meeting


Verify your grades before leaving today. Mark Incompletes for students you recommend for Grade Repair and provide an email of names to Dr. Gardner.

Formative Evaluations and Mid Year Conferences

As you know, we will be concluding formatives and mid year conferences. Lesson plans should be posted and also your PLC forms should be up to date. You will be asked to provide this documentation during the mid year conference. Your administrator will be scheduling a time to meet with you.

Week at A Glance



Tuesday, 1/5/16

1) Data Teams Process - Science & Social Studies PLC. Make sure to update PLC forms.

2) Identify students who score at mastery, near mastery, and remediation.

3) Lesson Planning- Modify/ Adjust Curriculum/Instructional Strategies, and Create Assessments for students needing enrichment, extension and remediation.

(Use SLDS for resources.)



*Home BB v Greenville


Wednesday, 1/6/16

Young Gents Meeting 9:30-11:00

Report Cards issued during 7th period

No Instructional Meeting



Thursday, 1/7/16

1) Data Teams Process - Math & ELA PLC Make sure to update PLC form.

2) Identify students who score at mastery, near mastery, and remediation.

3) Lesson Planning- Modify/ Adjust Curriculum/Instructional Strategies, and Create Assessments for students needing enrichment, extension and remediation. (Use SLDS for resources.)



BB Home v Upson


Friday, 1/8/16

RTI meeting during planning

Mid Year Performance Review

It is time to review our students' performance to date and determine what is needed to meet our department goals for the GMAS. Your department chair will be sharing some information with you soon.

AMP Teachers

Hello AMP Teachers,


We will be holding a AMP Professional Development Workshop on new Math and Science modules on January 9th. This workshop will also introduce our previous modules to our new AMP teachers. We would love for you to come to learn about the new modules which you can implement this spring and assist in the mentoring of new AMP teachers in your school as they review the previous modules. You may have received some information about this workshop from your building administrator, but please review the details below and use the link to RSVP directly to CEISMC staff.


AMP-IT-UP Math and Science Teacher Professional Development Day


When: Saturday, January 9th – 9:00am- 3:00pm *Lunch will be provided


Where: Cowan Road Middle School - 1185 Cowan Rd, Griffin, GA 30223


What to bring: Laptop computer, pacing guide for spring semester


RSVP: Tuesday, December 8th using this link: https://ampitup.gatech.edu/modulerequestform-teacher


Stipend: $100 for attending the full day


Be prepared to take home module material kits. (They will be packed in medium-large plastic bins)