Armstrong High School Weekly Update

Week Of March 23, 2015 to March 27, 2015 (Wk28)

"Inspiring Excellence @ 212 Degrees”


  • Lesson Plans are non-negotiable – Lesson plans must be submitted weekly using the new RPS format – UBD model – Lesson plans are a clear picture of Teaching and Learning opportunities in your class
  • Reminder to all teachers - please ensure that you are using your Daily Attendance Logs to keep documentation of your back up attendance.
  • Don't forget to return to Ms. Blount your daily inspirational thought to be read over the announcements. Feel free to submit multiple thoughts of inspiration!
  • Implementation of the 5-5-5 Parent Call Log has begun – Please see Mrs. Carter if you need additional information


Attendance

Teachers are reminded that Daily Attendance is to be taken in ASPEN within the first 15 minutes of class each period. Using the Daily Attendance Logs is not an option, it is mandated per the Code of Virginia - § 22.1-259.


Strengthening the Craft of Teaching and Learning


English


VDOE English SOL Resources


VDOE EOC Reading Spring 2014 Student Performance Analysis


VDOE EOC Reading Spring 2013 Student Performance Analysis


Text Dependent Questions: Sample Question Starters


Prompts for Text Dependent Questions



Science


VDOE Science Spring 2014 Instructional Guidance based on Student Performance


VDOE Earth Science Spring 2013 Student Performance Analysis with Instr. Guidance


VDOE Biology Spring 2013 Student Performance Analysis with Instructional Guidance


VDOE Chemistry Spring 2013 Student Performance Analysis with Instructional Guidance



Math


VDOE Algebra I Spring 2014 Student Performance Analysis


VDOE Geometry Spring 2014 Student Performance Analysis


VDOE Algebra II Spring 2014 Student Performance Analysis



History


VDOE North America Geographic Regions


VDOE Virginia Geographic Regions with Counties


VDOE Virginia Geographic Regions of Virginia Outline


VDOE CTE Career Clusters

"100 and 80" days to make a difference in the lives of our students @ 212 Degrees

If you have not done so already, please complete your Lesson Plan(s) Self-Evaluation that was due last week. By Departments, the links are below:




Monday March 23, 2015


MAP Assessment - select Math and English Classes


Leadership Team Meeting - Suite 107 - 7:45 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.


Daily Attendance Count - 10:00 a.m. - there will be a different color form daily - an announcement will be made as a reminder.


Social Studies and Science teachers WILL meet at Thompson Middle School for the next 2 Mondays. On the first day we will review writing SLOs, aligning the instructional strategies and frame with work of PLCs


English and Math teachers will meet at Boushall Middle School. The team will support the analysis of benchmark data to INFORM instruction, thereby treating results in a formative manner.


Wildcat Softball travels to Charles City HS for a 5:00 game.


Tuesday March 24, 2015


MAP Assessment - select Math and English Classes


Writing SOL Test - large conference room, 110A, and Media Center - 8:00 a.m. - juniors


Daily Attendance Count - 10:00 a.m. - there will be a different color form daily - an announcement will be made as a reminder.


Senior Parent Meeting at Armstrong High School - 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.


Extended Day - Make sure there is a sign in sheet and that minutes are recorded - all submitted to Ms. Hawkins


English and History 210

Science and Math 115

Fine Arts and Foreign Language Media Center

PE, Military, and CTE 112


Wildcat Baseball travels to Amelia HS for a 5:00 double-header.

Wildcat Boys' Tennis travels to Highland Springs for a 5:00 match-up.



Wednesday March 25, 2015


MAP Assessment - select Math and English Classes


Writing SOL Test - large conference room, 110A, and Media Center - 8:00 a.m. - juniors


ASVAB test 8:00 a.m. - listen out for announcement with student names and location


Daily Attendance Count - 10:00 a.m. - there will be a different color form daily - an announcement will be made as a reminder.


No Extended DY After School Session



Thursday March 26, 2015


MAP Assessment - select Math and English Classes


Writing SOL Test - large conference room, 110A, and Media Center - 8:00 a.m. - Make-up Session


Daily Attendance Count - 10:00 a.m. - there will be a different color form daily - an announcement will be made as a reminder.


Extended Hour After School Session to begin in Room 211 - Presentation - Elements 6 and 8 prior to PLC meetings


Wildcat Outdoor Track competes in the Charles City Invitational at 3:00 pm.


Wildcat Girls' Tennis hosts Poquoson at 4:30 pm.


Wildcat Boys' Tennis travels to Varina for a 5:00 match-up.


Wildcat Baseball, Soccer, and Softball travel to Petersburg for 6:00 contests.


The Honorable Shonda Harris-Muhammed hosts Chat and Chew at Armstrong at 6:00 pm. - 8:45 p.m. - Bridging the Gap Between Athletics and GPA


Friday March 27, 2015


MAP Assessment - select Math and English Classes


Writing SOL Test - large conference room, 110A, and Media Center - 8:00 a.m. - Make-up Session


Daily Attendance Count - 10:00 a.m. - there will be a different color form daily - an announcement will be made as a reminder.


Saturday March 28, 2015


Special SAST Meeting 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Wildcat Outdoor Track competes in the Manchester Invitational at Manchester HS at 8:00 am.

Questions, Comments, Concerns? Please email me at your earliest convenience.


As always, thank you for all of your hard work and for continuing to Inspire Excellence for all of our students!
Wk 29: CTE Lesson Plan Self-Eval

Due Monday March 23, 2015 by 2:05 pm

Wk 29: English Lesson Plan Self-Eval

Due Monday March 23, 2015 by 2:05 pm

Wk 29: ExcEd Lesson Plan Self-Eval

Due Monday March 23, 2015 by 2:05 pm

Wk 29: Fine Arts Lesson Plan Self-Eval

Due Monday March 23, 2015 by 2:05 pm

Wk 29: Math Lesson Plan Self-Eval

Due Monday March 23, 2015 by 2:05 pm

Wk 29: Military/PE Lesson Plan Self-Eval

Due Monday March 23, 2015 by 2:05 pm

Wk 29: Science Lesson Plan Self-Eval

Due Monday March 23, 2015 by 2:05 pm

Wk 29: Social Studies Lesson Plan Self-Eval

Due Monday March 23, 2015 by 2:05 pm

In-House AHS Training Video

Need a quick reminder of what you are supposed to be doing for the Self-Evaluations? Click this button to review the training video!

Due Dates for Lesson Plans & Data

Although this document has been sent out on multiple occasions, this button has been added so that you can conveniently link to the document when needed.

Lesson Plan Self-Eval Rubric

Button Linking to our Lesson Plan Self-Evaluation Rubric. Questions, Comments, Concerns? Contact your Department Chair, Cluster Administrator, or Principal for support!

ASPEN HOW TO: Access Your Students' SOL Scores

AHS 2014 Quick Glance Document to assist in finding your students' previous SOL scores

Concerns and Updates


  • Are your lesson plans updated and outside of your door?
  • Lesson Planning Training – please sign up for additional support
  • VAAP teachers/team will meet every Tuesday until VAAP submission
  • Interactive Achievement -SOL practice test- "Simulations” will allow teachers to know what their students retained and what they must reteach. These will be administered AFTER all new content has been taught, but approximately 2-4 weeks prior to SOL testing. The Simulation window is March 30 – May 19 - more info to come---

  • Writing SOL Test March 24th - 27th
  • The Game Incentive - P.E & Military - see Chief O'Neal for details

New date: March 26, 2015
Time frame: 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. or shorter (Introductions, pass out make-up packets, and answer questions) not 3:00 p.m.
Basketball scrimmage: immediately following briefing- game should be over around 5:30 p.m.

Confirm Count: Please provide a complete list of students that are failing. Each teacher is responsible to contact parents to inform them of their child's academic failures and this incentive before March 26, 2015. This also need a count for the refreshments.


  • College Fair - April 3, 2015

  • Half a Day for Students - April 3, 2015

  • Spring Break - April 6 - 10, 2015 - Enjoy!

  • The Biometric Health Screening sponsored by Cigna will be held on April 24th from 8:00 am to 12:50 pm for employees who wish to receive a discount in your rate. There is a sign-up sheet on the counter in the main office. Please sign up at your earliest convenience due to limited spacing.

  • Senior Prom - April 25, 2015 - Hilton Garden Hotel

  • Tentative SOL Super Saturday dates - May 2 & May 9, 2015

  • Last day of School for Seniors - June 5, 2015

  • ALTRIA THEATER - Monday, June 8, 2015 COMMENCEMENT REHEARSALS
  • Commencement - Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 3:00 p.m. Armstrong
  • Please be mindful of the students that rotate out of your class with or without a pass. All students must be given a pass to exit your classroom. Hall walkers should not be given an exit ticket out of your room.
  • It is imperative that the Faculty and Staff adhere to all due dates and meeting times.
  • Make sure student attendance is taken in every class.
  • Please make sure you are honoring the 30/30 time frame.
  • All teachers are expected to stand at their door during the change of class.
  • Please encourage students to move along quickly. We all must communicate the same message to these young people.
  • Thank you for all of your hard work!

Faculty Weekly Corner

Email me @ ahawkins.richmond.k12.va us no later than the Saturday prior to the upcoming week. -- if you would like to be represented in the "Faculty's Corner" for the upcoming week -