SHS STAFF - Week of January 6, 2020


Please have 3rd six weeks and exam grades posted by midnight on Sunday, January 5th. Remember these things...

  • No Incompletes for 3rd Six Weeks, Semester Exams, or Semester Averages. ALL students should have a grade or marked as exempt.
  • Enter a 0 if a student is absent from exams and complete a grade change request after the exam is taken on January 7th.
  • Look closely at grades ending in 9 for the six weeks and semester.
  • DAEP Students - Mr. Brown sent over exams for these students. If you weren't included in that communication then you'll mark the exam as exempt.

Grade verification sheets will be printed the morning of Monday, January 6th. Please look at them carefully, sign, and return by 8:00 am on January 7th.

January 6th & 7th Professional Development

January 6th (9:00-4:00) **PROFESSIONAL DRESS**
  • 9:00 - 11:30 - PD at various locations (see below)
  • 11:30 - 1:00 - Lunch on your own
  • 1:00 -1:30 - Interim Testing Procedures presented by J.Gillum
  • 1:30 - 2:00 - Databases presented by C. Moore
  • 2:00 - 3:00 - Rotations (Coffee Talks, Blended Leaning, Notetaking (Cornell & Interactive Notebooks)
  • 3:00 - 4:00 - Team Bonding Activity

January 7th (9:00-4:00) **JEANS ALLOWED**

  • Teacher Workday
  • Lunch on your own (11:30-1:00)
  • 3:15-3:45 (Safety Find Express (SFE)- NEW Absence Management System presentation in the lecture hall)
  • 4:00 (Exit Ticket - Indian Showcase Form)
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Using Bilingual Dictionaries in Class and on STAAR!

A Word about Bilingual Dictionaries

Indian Walks! - FEBRUARY 5, 2020


SHOW, DON'T TELL - When you tell rather than show, you simply inform your reader of information rather than allowing them to deduce anything. Showing would paint a picture the reader could see in her mind's eye. Please encourage students to show, don't tell!

FEEDBACK - We will do our best to leave a sticky note on each sample displayed at the next Indian Walks.

The next Indian Walks is February 5, 2020.

Nuts and Bolts **Read Carefully**

Watch A Pro - Please turn in the form for the first semester by January 24, 2020. (no exceptions).

Early Release Activities - Please begin emailing Mrs. Flaa and Mrs. Odom by Friday of each week who will need to be released for activities during the following week. We need to get better at providing teachers notice of students needing to be released an/or absent from class.

Pulling students from class for field trips and campus/district activities - We need to begin setting a standard of excellence with our students as far as being able to attend activities when they are not passing their classes. From now on please express this expectation to students and check grades before allowing students to be pulled for these types of activities. If you have any questions, please ask!

Signing out when leaving campus - Please remember to sign out in the front office anytime you leave during the school day. This has always been an expectation and needs to be followed by everyone.

Hall Passes - Students must carry a hall pass when leaving class. A copy can be found in the SHS Faculty Folder on Google Drive.

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Renew Your Classroom Community...Go Over Expectations & Rules for a Successful Semester!

I cannot stress this enough and most veteran teachers will agree, at the beginning of a new semester it is important to set the tone, establish rules, and practice expectations. Yes, I said practice! As silly as it may sound, high school students need to practice what it looks like to answer the phone in your classroom, what it looks and sounds like to work in a small group, what it looks and sounds like to enter and leave the classroom, etc.

Here is a great article on how to renew your classroom community.

Below is Sanger High School's PBIS Presentation to also refresh your memory on our school-wide expectations.

Teacher Brag Board...Share the good!

Click here to access the Teacher Brag Board.

Upcoming Events

January 6

  • Professional Development from 9-4

January 7

  • Teacher Work Day from 9-4
  • Boys Basketball vs Mineral Wells @ Mineral Wells, 4:30pm

January 8

  • Universal Screener Window (English & Math Teachers)

January 9

  • Faculty Meeting @ 7:45am
  • Universal Screener Window (English & Math Teachers)
  • US History Interim Assessment (Given In Class)

January 10

  • Universal Screener Window (English & Math Teachers)
  • US History Interim Assessment (Given In Class)
  • Girls Basketball vs Anna @ Anna, 5:00pm

January 11

  • Powerlifting @ Bowie

January 24

  • Watch a Pro forms due (no exceptions)
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~ @SteeleThoughts

It's a great day to be a Sanger Indian!

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