Skyhawk News

January 4, 2016

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Professional Development Day- January 4

Monday, January 4 is our Professional Development Day. Breakfast will be in the library at 8:15, and our learning time will begin at 8:30. Our morning will be spent with a dual focus. I will be sharing some information regarding ICLE (International Center for Leadership in Education) regarding rigor, relevance, and relationships. The ICLE workshop I attended on December 16th, was powerful, positive and empowering! I look forward to sharing it with you on Monday.

We will finish out the morning talking about our PBS Boot Camp coming up this Friday and sharing our grade level plans. We will review the plan for the day and answer any questions you may have. Make sure your grade level presentations are ready and that you have your pirate-wear ready! AARRGGGHHH!!!

In the afternoon, we will work in vertical teams to look at more math standards and match them to our instruction. I will be around to grades 3-5 once we start working and share the data with you from the CDT tests.

Dress comfortably for the day! We will break for lunch around 11:15 and return at 12:45 to begin work with our vertical teams.

Grading Window

The grade card window closes on Wednesday, January 6, at 7:00 am. Please let Gabe know when you are finished posting grades (special class too). She can start printing grade cards when she knows everything is ready and this gives you more time to look them over for errors while the window is still open.

Required Annual Videos

This is a reminder that staff members are required to annually watch training videos. All training videos must be watched and completion forms submitted by February 1, 2016.

These training videos are required by state law and/or district policy, and you must annually provide confirmation that you have completed each of the training modules.

Staff members in certified positions are required to watch:

  • Confidentiality of Student Information
  • Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation
  • Identifying Signs of Sexual Abuse in School Children
  • Standard Precautions for Avoiding Infections
  • Student Discipline

Staff members in non-certified positions are required to watch:

  • Confidentiality of Student Information
  • Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation
  • Identifying Signs of Sexual Abuse in School Children
  • Standard Precautions for Avoiding Infections

You may watch the videos at your convenience by logging in to your SchoolWires account. (If you experience trouble logging in to SchoolWires please contact Jan Lange at 659-3121). Once you have signed in, you can view the videos by selecting the "District Departments" drop-down menu, then selecting "Human Resources", and then finally the "Staff Training Videos" on the left side of the page. Once you have finished watching all required videos, you will log in to TalentEd Records and submit the completion form that is in your "Needs Attention" task list.

As a reminder, TalentEd Records functions best in Google Chrome. Your user name is your firstname.lastname and your password is what you use to log in to your computer each day.


Please remember to pick up anything you send to the printers and copy machines both in the office and in the workroom. We can't always tell who has run something off.

SRI Testing

Just a reminder that ALL students in grades 1-5 must take the SRI during the district test window which is the first three weeks of the second semester. Everyone should plan to give the SRI sometime between January 5 and January 22, 2016.


  • Weekly entries should be made into Infinite Campus in each subject area.
  • Data Cycle data should be recorded in Google Drive upon beginning/ending each math unit.
  • Be sure to keep your websites up-to-date!
  • Please turn in a copy of your newsletter each week.
  • Please continue to use the clip up charts, tickets and keep 4:1 in mind!

Attendance Award

Congratulations to Mrs. Stockman's class! They won the last weekly attendance award and will house the trophy in their room until January 11th! Way to go!!!

JC Foundation Grants

The Jefferson City Public Schools Foundation will receive grant applications for teaching and school grants for 2016. The deadline to submit these applications is Monday, January 11th at 4:00 pm. You can find the grant applications on the Foundations website under the tab for teachers.

Character Trait For The Month: Hardworking/Motivation

In-District Professional Leave

In-District Professional Leave will not be approved on the following dates due to a large number of substitutes:

Jan. 11, 12, 14, 15

Feb. 8, 9, 10, 11

Mar. 7, 8, 10, 11

April 4, 5, 6, 7

Looking Ahead. . .

January 4

8:30-4:15- Professional Development Day

January 5

Walking Day 2, 3, 4

January 6

Walking Day K, 1, 5

9:00- Administrative Council

2:10- Student Information Meeting- (J.K.) Girard, McDowell, Rost

January 7 - Please turn in your Golden Pencil Paper winning paper!!

Walking Day 2, ,3, 4

8:20 TST (R.H.) Clark and team

January 8

Walking Day K, 1, 5

8:30- Non-Public- (D.S.)- Koch, Ciolli

PBS Boot Camp

During lunch.... Kate and Leah K- Drop by and meet with me regarding TST initial paperwork

January 11

Walking Day 2, 3, 4

Rick, Stephanie and Lorie attend PLC training

10:20- 4th grade collaboration time begins

1:10- 2nd grade collaboration time begins

January 12

Walking Day K, 1, 5

8:10 Staffing (B.C.) - Ciolli and team

9:30- Third Grade Collaboration time begins

10:30- 5th Grade Collaboration time begins

1:30-2:10- TST2 (S.O.) Long and team

6:00- PTO Meeting


Walking Day 2, 3, 4

8:00- FLIGHT Team meeting- office

9:00- Lorie- Meeting at Board Office

1:50- Early Release

January 14

Walking Day K, 1, 5

8:00- Lorie attends Elementary Principals Meeting- Board Office

8:00- PBS Tier 2 meeting- Jessica's room

1:20- Literacy Team Meetings K, 1, 2

January 15

Walking Day 2, 3, 4

8:20- TST1 (H.W.) Koenigsfeld, McDowell, Rost and team

9:45- TST1 (T.B.) Koch, Rost, McDowell, Hagenhoff

10:30- IEP (Q.) Koenigsfeld, Colozza, Rost

10:50- Intruder Drill

12:30- Kindergarten Collaboration Time

2:00- First Grade Collaboration Time

January 18- No School

January 19

Walking Day K, 1, 5

8:00-3:30- Lorie attends second ICLE training workshop

January 20

Walking Day 2, 3, 4

8:30- IEP- (L.C.)- Werdehausen, Rost and ?

9:30- Golden Pencil Celebrations - Office

January 21

Walking Day K, 1, 5

7:30- Staff Appreciation Breakfast- Mary Jo is being recognized!!!!!

9:40- Literacy Team Meetings - 5, 3, 4

January 22

Walking Day 2, 3, 4

8:30- IEP (E.R.) Werdehausen, Rost and ?

9:15- Staffing (D.W.) Koch, Colozza, Rost (Leanne- please cover Kate's class until 9:40.)

PTO Trivia Night!!!! Come out and have some fun for a great cause!!!

January 25

Walking Day K, 1, 5

Lorie, Ashley S., Amy B., Jen M.- Attend Powerful Learning Conference

January 26

Walking Day 2, 3, 4

Lorie, Ashley S., Amy B., Jen M. - Attend Powerful Learning Conference

January 27

Walking Day K, 1, 5

January 28

Walking Day 2, 3, 4

January 29

Walking Day K, 1, 5

8:20- TST (H.S.) Dutcher and team

9:30- STAR Student and Above and Beyond Assembly

5th Grade Teachers Trade with _________ grade specials time today.

1:20- TST2 (K.A.) Dutcher, Werdehausen, Rost

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Cedar Hill's Mission

Cedar Hill students, staff and families are committed to ensuring high levels of learning for all students and providing a positive, safe, and consistent climate that promotes student character.

Our Vision

Cedar Hill is a professional learning community of students, educators, and parents recognized for the excellence of our safe, student-centered environment, the character of our students and staff, and the involvement of parents and community partnerships.

We have an unwavering commitment to engage in meaningful collaboration with peers, parents, and students to: discover and implement the best research-based practices; analyze student data; and make informed decisions about differentiated instruction and student learning.

Students actively engage in hands-on learning, utilize technology on a daily basis, and achieve individually at their highest level as lifelong learners who are prepared for a globally diverse society.