Armstrong High School Weekly Update

Week Of April 27, 2015 to May 1, 2015 (Wk32)

"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.


SOL COMPUTER PREPARATION


All computer systems (including laptops) that are used during SOL testing should be turned on and logged into the RPS network for no less than 3 days and 4 hours each day/every week.

Laptops need to be removed from the carts, powered on and remain opened. A manual restart is needed to ensure the updates have taken place.

Stationary labs need a manual restart a minimum of twice a week. These devices are always powered on and connected to the network; however, the manual restart finalizes the completion of the updates. In order to reach all devices in a timely method, all required updates will be handled in this order.



Your time and effort are always appreciated. Thank you again for your very important part in the testing of the district’s children.


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

Monday April 27, 2015


Math Simulation Test


Student Engagement Survey - administered through CTE classes - and select classes with cart on wheel


Please make sure you are entering online attendance in the "attendance tab" and not the "daily attendance" tab in ASPEN


Faculty Meeting - 2:15 p.m. - Room 211


Wildcat Girls' Tennis hosts Thomas Jefferson at 5:00 p.m.


Wildcat Boys' Tennis travels to Thomas Jefferson to play at 5:00 p.m.


Wildcat Baseball and Softball travel to John Marshall for 5:30 p.m.


Tuesday April 28, 2015


Math Simulation Test


Student Engagement Survey - administered through CTE classes - and select classes with cart on wheels


Wildcat Boys' Tennis hosts Varina at 5:00 p.m.


Wildcat Girls' Tennis is at Varina at 5:00 p.m.


Wildcat Soccer hosts Lee-Davis at 6:00 p.m.


Science Simulation Test


Extended Day -in classroom - individual - work in class or with content partner to plan for SOL remediation or 4th nine weeks planning


Superintendent’s State of the Division address at Virginia Union University’s Claude G. Perkins Living and Learning Center - 6:00 PM - Montana Magruder will represent Armstrong High School


Wednesday April 29, 2015


English Simulation Test


Student Engagement Survey - administered through CTE classes - and select classes with cart on wheel


Extended Day -in classroom - individual - work in class or with content partner to plan for SOL remediation or 4th nine weeks planning


Transformation rescheduled meeting --- 2:15 p.m.


Thursday April 30, 2015


English Simulation Test


Student Engagement Survey - administered through CTE classes - and select classes with cart on wheel


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


Wildcats Boys' Tennis hosts Hanover at 5:00 p.m.


Friday May 1, 2015


Student Engagement Survey - administered through CTE classes - and select classes with cart on wheel


Wildcat Soccer hosts Thomas Jefferson at 5:00 p.m.


Wildcat Baseball and Softball travel to Highland Springs for double headers starting at 5:00.p.m.


History Simulation Test



Saturday May 2, 2015


Wildcat Track competes in the West Point High School Invitational at 8:00 a.m

End Of Year Testing Calendar

Testing Calendar for April, May, and June of 2015

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!
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---

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

  • Monthly Faculty Meeting - April 27, 2015 - 2:20 p.m. - Room 211 - date change

  • 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!
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