From The Principal's Desk

News for the week of November 12th

Quote of the Week

"As a teacher I feel I have a moral obligation to help the children in my classroom grow toward becoming full human beings and to feel successful. Teaching cognitive skills is not enough"


-Jean Medick


Word from the Wise:

"If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn" - Ignacio Estrad


Do not place yourself in a situation where you must apologize to parents, administration, or central office personnel for your mistakes.


Happy Birthday!

Mr. Randy St.Clair (Nov. 21)


PTO/Title 1 Meeting

Tuesday, Nov 13th, 6pm

3101 North Memorial Drive

Greenville, NC

Weekly Events

11/12 No School (Veteran's Holiday)

11/13 Mr. Harris' K-12 Principal's Meeting (8am-Noon)

11/13 PTO/Title 1 Parent Meeting

11/14 Teacher of the Year ballots placed in teacher's boxes

11/15 Mr. Harris' 6-8 Principal's Meeting (8:30am-Noon)

11/15 Teacher of the Year Ballots due by 4:00pm

11/16 Teacher of the Year Announced

11/16 PAL Dance

11/19 SIT Meeting (3:45pm-5:30)

11/20 SIP Presentation( 3:00pm-5:00pm)

11/21-11/23 No School (Happy Thanksgiving Break)


Updates

  • Observations are on-going.
  • Mondays and Fridays during EXCEL of each week, Wellcome will be dedicating this time to independent or AR Reading.
  • 8th grade Career Day has been rescheduled for November 29, 2012
  • tinyurl.com/pcscore K-12 Curriculum Support Site
  • New formative assessment plans developed by NC teachers aligned to the Common Core State
Standards and the NC Essential Standards have been created to support the formative assessment principles outlined in NC FALCON. After logging into NC FALCON, the plans can be found under the heading “Formative Assessment Plans.”


Formative Assessment (FA) Plans are available for the following content and program areas (at various grade levels/subjects):

Arts Education

Career and Technical Education

English as a Second Language

English Language Arts

Healthful Living

Mathematics

Science

Social Studies

World Languages

Pre-Kindergarten

  • Measures of Student Learning (MSLs) are now officially referred to as the Common Exams
  • Test specs for the Common Exams are now posted at:
http://www.ncpublicschools.org/educatoreffect/measures/specifications/.
  • EOGs will be completely on line starting the 2014/2015 school year

Reminders

  • As a Reminder the Teacher Day begins at 8:00am. Teachers should remain on campus until 3:45pm unless meetings are scheduled.
  • Supervision is a must….please do not leave your students unsupervised at anytime.
  • Attendance is due no later than 9am daily.
  • Do not allow students to leave class without their planners. Students without planners will be sent back to class.
  • Do not forget to log parent contact
  • Please be sure to contact parents of students who are failing your class prior to progress reports and report cards.



Lesson Plans are due on Mondays by 8:00am. They should be emailed to administration and posted on Commons. They should be submitted as follow:

Math: Mr. M. Harris

ELA: Mr. R. St. Clair

Science: Mrs. K. Harris

Social Studies: Mrs. K. Harris

EC: Mr. M. Harris

Encore: Mr. R. St. Clair


Lastly...

Start each day over as new, leaving the previous day problems and stress behind!

Remember to treat each student as if they were your own.

Remember be consistent with your rules and expectations.


Planning Periods Schedule

Mondays: Grade Level Meeting

Tuesdays: Meet with IC

Wednesday: IEP/Parent Meeting

Thursday: Content Specific PLC

Friday: Individual Planning


Remind your students daily that he/she “Can Be More!”