SECONDARY CONNECTION

Secondary Area

November 2015

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Policy Change - Runaways (see attached)

  • FWCS defines inclement weather as being physically severe weather. Examples could include snow or ice that impedes travel, tornado, flooding, dense fog (visibility below 164 ft or 50 meters), etc.
  • Indiana State University was selected by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (WWF) to be one of five Universities, nationally, to develop a MBA in Education Leadership (see attached)
  • FWCS Competitive Food Guideline - The district must comply with the federal lunch program requirements which include parameters regarding the kind of foods offered at various times during the school day. Please keep the Competitive Food Guidelines posted in your building. All fundraisers, PBIS incentives, rewards, etc. must comply with this guideline. (see below link)

REMINDERS!

  • Lottery applications are due Friday, December 18 to Student Services

Showcase/Technology Fair

Saturday, November 7 from 11-2 @ Northrop


Theme: WeAreFWCS.com

Set up: Friday after 6 p.m. / Saturday begins 7 a.m.

Display: Your booth needs to be staffed from 10:30-2 p.m.

HEY HIGH SCHOOL

  • New graduation requirement proposal for 2022 graduates (see attached)

MIDDLE SCHOOL POTPOURRI

  • SOCAP program meeting for MS principals/counselors on Tuesday, November 3 at 9:30 a.m., Anthis Room 128. Discussion will be SOCAP program for MS students, the new role of MS counselors in the lottery process, a review of the future plans survey completed by 2015 graduates.
  • Predictive Acuity (Science/Social Studies) will not be administered.
  • MS Acuity Readiness Window Adjustment: Readiness C opens Monday, March 14 and closes Wednesday, April 13 (3 more days) - see attached updated assessment calendar
  • Boys/Girls Basketball Try-outs begin 11/2/15 (First games are 12/1/15)
  • Student need the following to be eligible for winter sports: physical, signed concussion agreement, and passing grades on Qtr 1 report card (no "F's")

SCHOLARSHIPS/CONTESTS (see attached)

  • HS - NCAA is offering a grant to school districts/high schools to educate students and families about the initial eligibility rules (see below link)
  • HS - GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program - due 1/7/16
  • HS - Prufrock scholarship opportunity for Gifted, Low-Income - due date 11/3/15
  • HS - Pledge Drive Contest - due 11/15/15
  • HS - Natl Endowment for the Arts/Poetry Foundation - due date 11/30/15
  • HS - Scholarship Update NOTE: Item #4 is also for MS
  • 7th gr/9th gr - Junior Achievement Essay Contest - Runs through 3/21 - 4/22/16

ATTACHMENTS

  • Policy Change - Runaways
  • IN State University - MSA in Education Leadership
  • New graduation requirement proposal for 2022 graduates
  • Prufrock Press scholarship opportunity for Gifted, Low-Income
  • FWCS Assessment Schedule (Grades 6-8) UPDATED
  • 2016 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
  • Pledge Drive Contest
  • Natl Endowment for the Arts/Poetry Foundation
  • Scholarship Update
  • Junior Achievement Essay Contest

DATES TO REMEMBER

November


  • November 2 - Athletic Committee, 8-10 a.m., SS J126

  • November 3 – PF Proposal Due Date for period December 1-18, 2015

  • November 3 – SOCAP program meeting (MS), 9:30 a.m., Anthis Room 128

  • November 3 – Operations (HS) Assistant Principals CANCELLED

  • November 5 – Secondary principals’ meeting, 8-12 p.m., SS J126

  • November 5 – Intern meeting, 1:30-3:30 p.m., SS J126

  • November 6 – Set up for Showcase, 6 p.m. (or 7 a.m. on Saturday)

  • November 7 – Showcase, 11-2 p.m., Northrop

  • November 9 - SRO meeting, 9:30 a.m., SS J126

  • November 9 – Board meeting, 6 p.m., Grile

  • November 10 – Pyramid (HS) Assistant Principals CANCELLED

  • November 11 – FWCS/FWEA Discussion, 4:45 p.m., Grile Board Room

  • November 12 – BSC (1st Quarter) due

  • November 13 – Instructional Coaches meeting, 8-11 a.m., SS J126

  • November 13 - (proposed date) HS Early Winter ECA Training (mandatory), 7:30-9:30, Anthis Computer Lab (Principals, Guidance Coordinators, ECA Assistants) - Back-up date Monday, November 23

  • November 16 – Protected Day

  • November 16 – Learning Forward/Cabinet, 8-3 p.m., Grile Board Room

  • November 16 – Community Mtg & Tour, 5 p.m. Open House / 6 p.m. Mtg, Snider

  • November 17 – Learning Forward (Core/Academy), 8-3 p.m., Grile Board Room

  • November 17 – Tuesday Tours (Elementary 9-11, MS 8-10, HS 9:30-11:30)

  • November 17 – Community Meeting, 2-4 p.m., Northrop

  • November 17 – Community Mtg & Tour, 5 p.m. Tour / 6 p.m. Meeting, Weisser

  • November 18 – FWAPA (South Side Family), 7:30-8:30 a.m., Grile Café

  • November 18 – Superintendent’s Student Advisory, 10-12 p.m., Grile Café

  • November 18 – Community Mtg & Tour, 5 p.m. Tour / 6 p.m. Meeting, Harrison Hill

  • November 19 – Athletic Committee, 8-10 a.m., SS J126

  • November 19 – Learning Forward/Inter-Rater, 8-4 p.m., Grile Tech Lab

  • November 20 – Learning Forward/Coaching, 8-3 p.m., IN Tech/Andorfer

  • November 23 – Guidance Coordinators & MS Counselors’ mtg, 8-10 a.m., SS J126

  • November 23 – Board meeting, 6 p.m., Grile

  • November 24 – 260 Assistant Principals, 8-10 a.m., SS J126

  • November 24 – Tuesday Tours (Elementary 9-11, MS 8-10, HS 9:30-11:30)

  • November 26 & 27 – Thanksgiving (holiday)

December

  • December 1 – PF Proposal Due Date for period January 1-30, 2015

  • December 1 – Tuesday Tours (Elementary 9-11, MS 8-10, HS 9:30-11:30)

  • December 1 – 6th Grade AP, 9th Grade (HS) AP/Counselors CANCELLED

  • December 2 – Leadership (Prin., 260 APs, other notified), 7:30-9:30 a.m., IPFW/Walb

  • December 2 – QIT PL Session, (MS 3:45-4:45 p.m. / HS 5:15-6:15 p.m.), GWC

  • December 3 – Secondary principals’ meeting, 8-12 p.m., SS J126

  • December 3 – Intern meeting, 1:30-3:30 p.m., SS J126

  • December 3-9 – Learning Forward Conference

  • December 7 – Protected Day

  • December 8 – Tuesday Tours (Elementary 9-11, MS 8-10, HS 9:30-11:30)

  • December 11 – Instructional Coaches meeting, 8-11 a.m., SS J126

  • December 15 – Pyramid (HS) Assistant Principals CANCELLED

  • December 16 – District Support Team, 3-4:30 p.m., Grile Board Room

  • December 16 – FWCS/FWEA Discussion, 4:45 p.m., FWEA

  • December 14 – Board meeting, 6 p.m., Grile

  • December 16 – District Support Team, 3-4:30 p.m., Grile Board Room

  • December 17 – End of 1st Semester

  • December 18 – Teacher Work/Make-up Day

  • December 18 – Lottery Applications are due to Student Services

  • December 21-January 1 – Winter Vacation