MS Principals' Newsletter

February 2016

Great Leaders Grow

In the book, Great Leaders Grow by Ken Blanchard and Mark Miller, they talk about the necessity for continuous growth. The leaders ability to grow determines their ability to lead. How are you growing? Grab a book or an article you want to know more about. Periodically share your take aways with your staff or colleague. We should all be lead learners.

"Great leaders don't think less of themselves; they just think of themselves less." -Blanchard

Spring 2016-Testing Schedule Update

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Custody Refresher Handouts

We will post the Custody Refresher Handouts on Blackboard for your reference.

Quick Facts to Know about Spring Assessment Changes:

1. ELA M-STEP Performance Tasks only for grades 5 and 8

2. Removal of classroom activities in both ELA and Math

3. There is no longer a grade 11 ELA and Math M-STEP, MDE will use the SAT for 11th grade ELA and Math accountability

School Improvement Key Dates to Remember:


School System Review (SSR) OR Interim Self-Assessment or Self Assessment

DUE March 18

School Improvement Plan (SIP)

DUE September 1


District System Review (DSR) OR District Interim Self Assessment or Self Assessment

DUE April 22

Assessment Links and Updates


MDE Link to all Things M-STEP


Update from Office of Assessment & Accountability

Overview of Khan Academy

Professional Learning at GISD

February/March 2016

Program Evaluation Update

February 24 at 9:00-11:30 or 1:00-3:30 AND March 9 1:00-3:30

Click HERE to go to the catalog

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