A Note from the Principal's Desk

Week of February 8, 2016

Faculty and Staff Recognition

We have reached 11,127 SLDS views. Our school goal is 15,000. Ms. Jenkins has reached 759 views. We are almost there. We need everyone at 500 each!


Congratulations to the Math Team. Shout out to Coach Pugh and Ms. Martin for helping students prepare.


Great Season Coach KT!


Thanks Ms. Baylor for chaperoning the science fair.


Keep Ms. Lacey King's family in your thoughts and prayers.


We have 88 new Chromebooks! Yay!!! Thanks Ms. Watkins for preparing to get those ready for use.

Week at a Glance

Monday, February 8, 2016

1) Grade Level Meetings

2) Attendance Talks

3) LLRs

4) Enrichment Planning

* Girls BB at Gray Station @ 5:30 p.m.


Tuesday, 2/9/16

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.)

*Progress Reports and SRI reports go home on 2/9/16

*GRESA Literacy Days


Wednesday, 2/10/16

Instructional Meeting to discuss Curriculum Audit (see note below)

*Weather Bug visit Channel 46 (if weather permits)


Thursday, 2/11/16

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.)

*Sweetheart Dance after school 4:15-6:15; $4 admissions


Friday, 2/12/16

Professional Learning Day: No Students

ELA/SS - DBQ Training

ELA Department Meeting 2-3

MA/SC - AMP-IT Up with GATech; Times TBA

STEM Meeting - All MA/SC/Tech teachers; Times TBA

MA Department Meeting; 3-4 p.m.


*We will have a Curriculum Audit for 4 days beginning February 22nd. You will have visitors in your classrooms. Prepare an artifact of the lesson. Look for more information in your box.

Winter Break February 15-19, 2016

BLITZ Prep



February 8 – April 1, 2016

10:30 -11:30

(1st, 2nd, 7th- Blitz, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th)




Group 1 – Students in need of Remediation in Math

Group 2 & Group 3 – Students in need of Remediation in Literacy through Science and Social Studies




6th Grade

Group 1 - Holly/Stigura/Baylor – 50 students

Group 2 – Science and Literacy – Worley/ Goodman/Tolbert

Group 3 – Social Studies and Literacy– Easterling/ Wilson




7th Grade

Group 1 – Math – Gregory/King/Pugh

Group 2 – Science and Literacy – Stinson/MCoy/Johnson

Group 3 – Social Studies and Literacy – Pittman/Jenkins/McCann




8th Grade

Group 1 – HS Math -Martin

Group 2 - Math – Veal/Davis/Langford

Group 3 – Science and Literacy – Bynoe/ McGuffey/Smith

Group 4 – Social Studies and Literacy – Duke Wade/Knight/Calhoun




Additional Support:

Langford

Baylor

Johnson

McCann

Calhoun

Pugh

Smith

Tolbert



Students who are identified as Level 2 will be placed in math for the entire 7 weeks .

All other students will be placed in Science/literacy for 3.5 weeks and SS/literacy for 3.5weeks. Test taking strategies will incorporated into instruction.


We will follow the READ 180/MAth 180 model.

Whole Group: mini lesson 5-7 minutes

Group A: Computer instruction to reinforce mini lesson

Group B: Small group with the teacher

Group C: Individual Practice


Math Software - IXL Math

Science/Literacy - ReadWorks and Newsela

Social Studies/Literacy - ReadWorks, Newsela,Study Island


We will use daily formative assessments to inform the next day. The data will identify who will be in small group.

Students who meet their goal will be rewarded on Fun Days. Students who do not meet their goals will be able to participate half of the Fun Day (still to be determined).

TKES Surveys

I placed the TKES survey questions in your box for your review. We will conduct student surveys the week of March 7, 2016.