CAHS Staff Connection

December 1, 2014

Upcoming PLC Meetings for December

1. Wednesday, December 3rd - Topic is Teachscape - Domain 3

Sign in will be in meeting rooms

  • Social Studies/CTE - Room 538 (Demick)
  • ELA/Foreign Language - Room 116 (Mattern)
  • Math/Science/PE/Fine Arts/CI - Room 307 (Forrest)

2. Wednesday, December 10th

  • Meeting will start in cafeteria/sign in
  • Housekeeping items and then release for PLC work time

3. Wednesday, December 17th

  • Meeting will start in cafeteria/sign in
  • Housekeeping items and then release for PLC work time

Please talk with your PLC administrator if you have questions.

Grades and Posting

Reminder that grades should be posted no later than this Thursday, December 4th by noon. Sue B. sent out information via email.

If you have Grade Book questions, please see Mike Gates, Jennifer Thornton or Karri Forrest, or another helpful teacher. Double check your grades to ensure that they are calculating as cumulative (i.e. you have your Grade Book set up correctly).

Dr. Tunnicliff - Annual Budget Roadshow Presentation

Dr. Tunnicliff will present the Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools annual budget presentation on Wednesday, December 10 in the cafeteria from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Please put this meeting on your calendar and plan to attend this voluntary meeting.

AAYMPI - Positive Phone Calls and Vocabulary

Great Job so far - this is the final push!! We are up to 213 Positive Phone calls home (on the Google Drive). We are at 55.2%! If you have some of your phone calls in Excel, please send what you have to Jeff or I, so we can update the Google Drive. The deadline set for our AA male calls is December 3rd so if you haven't completed your calls, please do so no later than the end of this week. Once this session is complete, we will continue with making positive phone calls to all students.

**Remember to review the list of 1st Session Skill Center students for your 3rd hour students and give them a call as well. I have re-sent the list via email.

WoW Vocabulary Words for December:

We have heard from several teachers, that although they thought these words were commonplace words for students, they were surprised that many students did not know definitions/meanings of these words. The words were taken from Marzano's Words for the Common Core, so it is critical that we work on these not only in advisory, but across the curriculum as well.

Monday, December 1, 2014

  • Recount
  • Hypothesize
  • Infer

Monday December 8, 2014

  • Gauge
  • Initiate
  • Assess

Monday, December 15, 2014

  • Critique
  • Enhance
  • Execute

Shrek Dinner

We will have a family potluck dinner in the cafeteria on Saturday, December 13th, at 5:30 p.m. prior to the Shrek performance at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available at

Plan to bring the family for food and fun with Shrek! Sign up in the main office with Michelle so we know how many are coming. We will supply a main dish and then families can bring sides/desserts/drinks.

Other showtimes are Friday, December 12th at 7:00 and Sunday, December 14th at 3:00.

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Genesee Valley Rotary Student of the Month Nominations

Upcoming Nominations:

Phys. Ed./Health – December

—English & World Language – January

—Science – February

—Math – March

—Social Studies– April

—Open - May

Nominations are DUE by 15th of each month.

Advisory and Interventions

Upcoming 9th/10th Advisory Content Lessons:

  • December 8-12– Science (Physical Science or Biology) **received**
  • December 15-19 - Math (Algebra I /Geometry) **received**
  • January 5-9 - English **Due no later than Dec. 12
  • January 12-16 - Social Studies **Due no later than Dec. 12

The printshop will be closed during break, so we need earlier deadlines to get the materials completed.

Carman Cougars Christmas Party and Toy Drive

Jessyca Mathews is working with the Carman Cougar group. They have made significant contributions to the C-A Education Foundation and are interested in partnering with us.

All are invited to this party - if you are unable to attend, but would like to contribute a toy, Jessyca has volunteered to deliver the donations to the party and will accept the donations in Room 108.

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Winterfest by Men at W.O.R.K.

Please Join Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools in Celebrating the Season of Giving

at our 6th Annual Winterfest!

Saturday, December 6th 2014 from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00p.m.

C/A Middle School Cafeteria

1409 W. Maple Avenue, Flint, MI 48507

Informational flyer will be sent out via email.

C-A Men's Chorale and the UM Men's Glee Club ........ and Winter Concert

Our C-A Men's Chorale made us proud with a standing ovation at Hill Auditorium on November 22nd. Thanks to Faith Yassick and the young men for a beautiful concert.

Please join us for the Winter Concert on December 17th at 7:00 pm in the CAHS Auditorium.

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CAHS Band and Orchestra Winter Concert

Come see our wonderful band and orchestra under the direction of Benjy Jones on December 18 at 7:00pm in the CAHS Auditorium.

ABC 12 - Spirit Cup - February 20th

Student Council is looking for other groups to help coordinate the Spirit Cup effort this year. Please let Angela Middleton and Cindy Gunn know if you are willing to help out with the Food Drive.