Week of January 17
Words of Wisdom
“We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives...not looking for flaws, but for potential.”
― Ellen Goodman
Word Walls in Every Room.
- Teachers should be here by 7:10 a.m.
- Everyone must sign in daily.
- Students should not be in the halls without a pass. Teachers should be using their agenda books.
- Grades should be updated weekly.
- Lesson Plans should be on your desk daily.
- Parent phone calls should be made weekly about behavior and academics.
- Students should not be left unattended for any reason.
PLC and PLC Expectations
Mondays will be ELA and Social Studies during 1st planning periods in the PLC office
Tuesdays will Science and Math in the PLC Office.
The focus will be on student data, standards and pre and post assessments.
Norms will be established for each PLC
Everyone will participate
Everyone will be on time.
Dates To Remember
January 18th Martin Luther King Holiday ( No School)
January 19th Teacher Workday ( No school for students)
Leave forms should have been turned in last week as requested.
ELA Deadline for submitting names of Spelling Bee winners and runner-ups.
January 21 Away Basketball vs Rogers Herr MS at 4:00 p.m.
January 26 Home Basketball vs Githens MS at 4:00 p.m.
January 27th Early Release (All teachers will be here for planning)
January 28th Away Basketball vs. Lucas MS at 4:00 p.m.
January 29th Last Day to apply for a Magnet School at 5:00 p.m.
February 1 & 2 Basketball Championship TBA
February 5 School-Wide Spelling Bee (Winner, runner-Up, and participants will be awarded)
February 6 Evening of Entertainment DPAC
February 15th Teacher Workday (Inclement Weather Date)
Saturday, March 19th-Duke Regional Spelling Bee
Congratulations to the following students for participating in the Evening of Entertainment on Feb. 6, 2016.
Shepard Social Committee News
The Shepard Social Committee has put together these dates for staff gatherings. We would like all staff to participate if possible. There will be incentives for teams who have the most people present at each event. We are also asking all to donate a one time contribution of $15 to fund some of our celebrations and events (birthdays, parties, etc). Please see Ms. Wiggins for details on payments.
Please mark your calendars. Come out and have some much needed fun!
Dates for Outings
·Dave and Busters
Teacher appreciation week
Teachers and staff vote on each other for funny awards
·End of Year Celebration
The secondary retention policy that aligns with retention and promotion standards is Policy 3240 (http://www.dpsnc.net/about-dps/district-policies/523/3240-personal-education-plans)
· This policy aligns with the retention and promotion policy
· Students at risk of academic failure based on grades, observations, state assessments, and other factors that impact student performance that teachers and administrators consider appropriate should get a PEP.
· A PEP shall be developed or updated for any student at risk of academic failure who is not performing at grade level.
· A PEP should be developed by no later than the end of the first quarter or after a teacher has had up to nine weeks of instructional time with a student.
· Any student in grades K-11 who is not promoted shall be provided with a personal education plan (PEP) for the following school year.