Hawk Happenings

Staff and Partner Bulletin January 19, 2016

This Week at REA

The Week in the REA Community .

Monday, January 11, 2016 (A Day)

8:30-9:25– Hunter in Orange Pod First Floor’

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 (B Day)

7:55 Staff Meeting -Credit Recovery Room Warm Up JS and DW

8:30-9:25—Hunter in Orange Pod Second Floor

12:00 Mental Health Meeting Conference Room

2:00 Reading with the Principal Blue Pod

4:00 EIP Meeting- Myers leave the building by 3:00

7:00 Boy's Basketball Game vs DePaul Christo Rey AWAY

Wednesday, January 13, 2015 (A Day)

7:45 ILT Meeting - Library

8:45- Listening Session- Credit Recovery Room

8:30-9:25—Hunter in Green Pod Second Floor

Data Meetings

Thursday, January 14, 2015 (A DAY)

8:00 Health Center Meeting

8:30-9:25—Hunter in Blue/Yellow Pod Second Floor

2:30 Weekly HS Meeting-Green, Thomas, White
4:00 LSDMC- Library

Friday, January 15, 2015

Teacher Recommendations due.

No Students
7:00 Varsity Boy's Miami Christian Valley
Staff at Professional Development- Please see emails about locations.

Next Week At REA

Next Week:

Monday: Primary Movie day 1:30

Monday: GAIC Meeting- All Team Members to reflect on year so far

Tuesday: Honor Roll Breakfast

Tuesday: Boy's Basketball Oyler

Wednesday: Data Meetings.

Wednesday: 3:00Primary Honor Roll Assembly

Thursday: Instructional Rounds

Thursday: Parent Conferences

Thursday: Advanced Ed Update

Friday: Team Meetings

Friday: Myers out of building by 1:30 to meet with Dr. Lofton

Friday: Boy's Basketball Hillcrest

2 hour delay today

We will begin with Bell 3 at 11:07 and we will have a B day. Please see email from Anne Allen regarding Instructional Rounds Advisory Walkthrough.

Please hand in your sub folder today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Student Led Conferences

Please be sure to practice in your individual classes this week for the Student Led Conferences. Please be sure on Friday to practice in Advisement and also make sure that you are having students make appointments for their parents. Keep in mind, you can get through a group of parents in one session if you schedule it appropriately. Look for more information in email.

Results of Listening Session

Look for email regarding this some time today. Please make sure that you review this appropriately.

Hawk Breakfast is on Tuesday, January 26th.

Staffing for next school year

Honestly, the administration does not want to see anyone leave, but it is understood when people make decisions about their career for family and other reasons. We are already planning staffing for next school year. If you are thinking of making a change, please let the administration know. Our best bet in getting quality staff is to recruit during the Job Fair. Again, it is not our desire to see anyone leave. Please consider what is best first for your family.
All preferential preparation bells will be eliminated next year. The prep bell for common prep will be rotated each year so that everyone will get an opportunity for a different preparation period. Elementary preparation periods will remain the same. This puts us in line with the CBA. Thanks to everyone who problem solved around this issue. Your Riverview Family appreciates your solutions.

How do we get there from here? Grades 7-12

We are tentatively going to have an academic pep rally on January 26th. This will be an Academic Pep Rally in support of our game with Oyler. The plan is to set up a Google Hangout in the Gym and have questions that we will be giving academic teams and have a healthy competition. Look for details. We are planning a day of activities tentatively. Please plan accordingly.

Leadership Scholars

We are embarking on starting a parent group for our students in Grades 7-12. This is an important Parent Training opportunity for our students. We will be having some information go through advisement and will give teachers ample time to review materials. It will probably happen the week of January 26th. Please see updates in this section and make sure you are keeping current with information that we need to be shared with students. Additionally, please make sure your comments are positive and encouraging regarding to this program. It is a very good program to assist our parents.

Special Thanks

Lead Teachers met to reflect on the year so far. We will review the reflection information in the staff meeting. Great job in sharing ideas. Thank you to the lead teachers for spending the extra time needed to improve our school.

Staffing Change

As we see Suzanne Hall this week, we need to know, that she took a position at the Education Center. We are not sure when she is leaving, but please wish her well.


Please be sure to respect the Visitor’s Parking areas. Those spots are for visitors of the Health Center and the school. Please do not park in those spots. If you need a parking pass, please see Ms. Auciello. There are Riverview Staff parking passes. If you never received one, again, please see Ms. Auciello.

Instructional Rounds

The next Instructional Rounds will be January 28th at 9:15. Lead Teachers received a copy of the Action Steps. Please also note, the are below. This is feedback that is great for all of us to hear about our practice. We are trying to make learning and growing something that we do here. Please use the feedback to improve your instruction. Also, don't forget to celebrate the successes. There were many positive aspects of the Rounds. Some positives that they pointed out are the following:

1. Clear evidence of the Essential Question and utilizing Text-Sets in English Language Arts.

2. Proper usage of technology to match the needs of the course - part of the larger picture in

English Language Arts.

3. There is evidence of mindshift change around Math SpringBoard.

4. Words Walls and Unpacked Embedded Assessments are visible around the school.

5. Social Studies teachers have a strong understanding of their content.

6. There was high usage of technology in the Social Studies classrooms.

7. Science teachers were making a conscious effort to emphasize relationship building and teachers were for the most part on pace.

8. Middle School teachers have clearly embraced Google Classroom, in Science.

9. There is an emergence of formative assessment in Science.

10. Technology usage high across the building.

11. Classroom activities were engaging.

12.Website has a family and community engagement tab.

13. Effective Parent Reminder Board in the cafeteria.

14. Congratulations on your well attended and well planned 10th year anniversary!

15. Best functioning work skills class that has been seen

16. Engagement was high in workskills (utilizing Class Dojo and ST Math).

17. Curriculum and Classroom Management are strengths of Intervention Specialists.

Action steps include the following:

Areas of Focus:

1. In ELA, increase the rigor of the focus questions.

2. In Math, make the shift of utilizing the word wall in the SpringBoard framework.

3. In Social Studies, teachers should continue to build their technology skills, create a sense of urgency around classroom task completion, move projects into level 3 and 4 of Webb's Depth of Knowledge, and continue to emphasize academic vocabulary/word walls.

4. In Science, teachers should refer to the learning object more often (the "why" of what they are learning), use higher order questions, create more opportunities for writing in the content, and increase the percentage of hands on activities.

5. ITM reported that there was little to no usage of teacher devices and that laptops are not connected to the projectors.

6. Staff members need to be aware of who the My tomorrow*ed tech is and the process to reach out if problems arise.

7. Increase of the use of LAN School.

8. Parent Board needs to be updated to have My tomorrow*ed information.

9. Increase the visual appeal of the Parent Center to make it more inviting.

10. Create consistency amongst your study skills model.

11. Continue to encourage effective co-teaching.

The staff and the administration are all being held accountable for these items. We need to work towards improving or continuing these action steps. Thank you.

Four Square

Four Square and evaluation info: The goal is to have all evaluations pinned by Monday or Tuesday. Please look for this. Additionally, we lost track of completing four squares with staff. We will begin this during the first week back. Our goal is to complete all unannounced and CWT’s by March 15th. Please plan accordingly. PLEASE CONSIDER PINNING YOUR EVALUATIONS. Pinning does not mean agreement. You may add comments if you desire. We will be around to talk to staff regarding evaluations. Honest. Thank you.

Professional Development Opportunities

Upcoming Mayerson Classes from the PD Committee:

Differentiation with the new CTES Rubric (1857.6614) – all teachers

11/24/15 and 12/16/15, 4:30 – 6:00 (Jacobs Center)

OR 1/27/16 and 2/24/16 (class number 1857.6615), 4:30 – 6:00 (Jacobs Center)

Co-teaching Roundtable: Interested in learning about co-teaching. Here are some dates to keep in mind:

1/13/16: Specially Designed Instruction, Accommodations, and Modifications

2/10/16: Instruction and Strategies

3/9/16: Instruction and Strategies

4/13/16: Data Collection

5/11/16: Becoming a Co-Teaching Model in Your Building