Wm. Adams Middle School
Faculty and Staff Newsletter • Nov. 16, 2015
Morning Duty This Week: 7:30 - 7:45
Margaret Nygard - Station 1: Outside main entrance
Destiny Pena - Station 2: Corridor to the gym
Melissa Prochazka - Station 3: West entrance
Francisco Rios - Station 4: 100 wing between 112 and 114 (monitor from 112 to 116)
Mary Allen Rios - Station 5: 200 wing between 207 and 209 (monitor from 207 to 216)
Ruben Rodriguez - Station 6: Outside Library by tables
Richard Franco - Station 7: 300 wing between 303 and 306 (monitor from 303 to 301)
Denise Garcia - Station 8: 300 wing between 312 and 314 (monitor from 312 to 316)
Sandra Garcia - Station 9: 400 wing between 404 and 406 (monitor from 406 to 401)
Sarita Garcia - Station 10: 400 wing between 409 and 414 (monitor from 407 to 416)
Kristen Hall- Station 11: Outside 400 wing by east entry
Danielle Kirts- Station 12: Bus Stop
When You are Out...
Additionally, talk to your students about what you expect of them while you are out. What are the consequences for their misbehavior?
Also, please remember that students should not be leaving class during the first 15 minutes of instruction or the last 15 minutes of instruction. They need to be present for the initial direct instruction and the lesson closing.
Have you thought about project based learning (PBL)?
What about trying a different approach to teaching? Is the flipped classroom for you?
Grades, Timelines, and Report Cards
If you are giving an assignment that will take time to grade, such as a major project or a lengthy writing, please try not to wait until the end of the six weeks to assign it. It is very unfair for students not to know how they are doing in class, or to believe they are doing well because they were passing at the 3-week mark, and then, because several grades have not been entered, find themselves failing when grades are due.
It reads: "For safety purposes, the district permits students to possess personal mobile telephones; however, these devices must remain turned off during the instructional day, including during all testing, unless they are being used for approved instructional purposes...the use of mobile telephones or any device capable of capturing images is strictly prohibited in locker rooms or restroom areas while at school or at a school-related or school-sponsored event."
It is permissible for you to ask students to take their phones out of their pocket or backpack, turn it off, show you that it is off, and then return it to its original location. At no time are students to be on the phone or even displaying the phone during the school day, unless they have obtained permission from their teacher to do so.