South East Junior High Update: Week of 10/16/16
Next week is Iowa Assessment testing. You will be receiving the proctor schedule Monday. If you have any questions please let Emily know as soon as possible. If you are new to the building, please check with your mentor or administration if you have questions about how this works.
I hope that you all found a way to enjoy the beautiful fall day today! The weather was fantastic for the Run for the Schools! Congratulations to those of you who were able to participate. The weather looks to stay great for the upcoming days and I am looking forward to an excellent week!
GREAT NEWS FROM OUR LITTLE HAWK BOOSTER CLUB!
Liberty High Staffing Update
Reminders and Updates
- Michelle and Emily will both be out Wednesday-Friday this week at the PLC Conference in Des Moines. Scott Jespersen, the Assistant Principal at City High will be here Wednesday and Thursday morning for support, and Abby Haywood will be here in the afternoons those days. Abby will be here all day Friday. Austin will be available to help with any student issues that come up as well. Please do not hesitate to let the office know if you need anything! Emily and I are available by email and phone. Thanks to everyone for their help this week in making sure students and staff are supported.
- ELL Make Up
For those absent Friday morning, or for those who left during the morning session, you will need to complete Module 2 by end of the workday on October 28th. Please note that there is no scheduled make-up session. Make-up requirements include completing the appropriate grade level Sample Task (see below) using the Task Analysis Tool (found within Module 2) and submitting this along with the Module 2 certificate. Submit both the Module 2 certificate AND completed Task Analysis Tool, stapled together to your principal/office staff.
K-6 staff should use the Task Analysis Tool to complete the Gr 3-5 Sample Task
7-8 staff should use the Task Analysis Tool to complete the Gr 6-8 Sample Task
9-12 staff should use the Task Analysis Tool to complete the Gr 9-12 Sample Task
Here is a link to the instructions: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9yJ4VMaOKtJeEt5TVpTdWhWbnM
SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS who attended the FBA/BIP training on Friday: Please see Jane Fry’s email.
- Please remember to fill out your 5 positive post cards by the end of October. Here is the link so you can see which students have already received postcards. It is okay to send a note for a student who has already received one, but we would like to cover as many students as possible! https://docs.google.com/a/iccsd.k12.ia.us/spreadsheets/d/1cT-SmlHVfnrRZmoipTiZhSlPZoPbBQH7Rwvox_4fIC0/edit?usp=sharing
All schedules are included below! Please let Emily know if you have questions.
Schedule for October 20, 2016 – Magazine assembly
Hall/Locker 8:40– 8:50
1/announ 8:50– 9:21
2 9:25– 9:56
7 12:54– 1:25
8 1:29- 2:00
1st Lunch 10:35–11:05
2nd Lunch 11:10–11:40
3rd Lunch 11:45–12:15
Report to Homeroom after 8th period to pick up magazine packets.
Magazine Fund Raiser Schedule
Thursday 10/20- Kick Off Assembly 2:15-3:00
Friday 10/21- Address and Postcard Turn in (Before school LGR)
Friday 10/21- Magazine sale presentation to 7th graders in homeroom
Monday 10/24- Magazine sale presentation to 8th graders if needed in homeroom
Wednesday 10/26- Magazine Order Turn in (Before school LGR)
Tuesday 11/1- Final Magazine Order Turn in (Before school LGR)
Please do what you can to encourage students to participate in this fundraiser! As stated earlier, our profits have decreased tremendously over the last several years and we rely heavily on this money to support so many of our "extras" that give our students outstanding opportunities. The magazine money supports the SOAR store, science experiments, field trips, classroom supplies, music, art and athletics and so many other odds and ends things. We recognize that the fundraiser has run its course in terms of being a commodity that people are interested in purchasing. I believe this is the last year we are contracted with this organization. I do not know what, if any, fund raiser will take its place next year. It would be great if we could end with a bang!!
This Week and Beyond
Monday, 10/17- 8:15a.m. Teacher meeting in LMC w/ Kingsley Botchway over Implicit Bias
4:30 – 8:00 PM Conferences
Tuesday, 10/18- Michelle and Emily out 12:30-5:00 Admin mtg ESC
Wednesday 10/19- PLC Team gone (Michelle, Emily, Allison B., Kelsi, Allison F., Mary, Elizabeth, Heidi)- Scott Jespersen here AM/Abby Haywood here PM
Thursday 10/20- Magazine Kick off assembly 2:15-3:00 for all students. *Alternate schedule-
Building PD. PLC Team gone- Scott Jespersen here AM/Abby Haywood here PM
Friday, 10/21- 8:50-11:45ish- all 8th graders at Step Afrika! PLC team gone. No LHT- 7th grade homerooms explain magazine sales.
Monday, 10/24 Iowa Assessments periods 6-8
Tuesday 10/25- Iowa Assessments periods 6-8
Wednesday 10/26- Iowa Assessments periods 2, LHT, 3- 1st magazine turn in day
Thursday 10/27- Iowa Assessments periods 1-3
Future dates to be aware of for planning:
Tuesday, November 15- End of 1st Trimester
Wednesday, November 16- No Student Day- Grades due by 4:00p.m.
Tuesday, November 22- 7th grade STEM Fair- @ Kirkwood Regional Center
Wednesday, November 23- No School/No Teachers - trade off for 1st tri conferences
Wednesday, January 25- 4:30 – 8:00 PM Conferences
Friday, April 21- No School/No Teachers - trade off for 2nd and 3rd tri
Wednesday, April 26- 4:30 – 8:00 PM Conferences
In the Middle: A Refugee’s Journey From Congo to Iowa
This is not only an amazing piece of journalism by City High students, but an amazing story of resilience, courage and survival about two Little Hawks- Aimee Nyamadorari and her sister SEJH student Sarah Masoyinyana.
Check out this cool app that Dr. Arnone used in her art elective class! O Snap is a free, easy to use app for time-lapse and stop motion photography! The kids loved it and all couldn't wait to show me their projects. I could see this being a fun option in many classes!