Up On the Hill

Anderson-Shiro Secondary: September 28th - October 2

CALLING ALL SUPERHEROES!!!!

As many of you know, our CDL certified coaches have been filling in for our vacant spots on our bus routes. I not only want to thank them for all that they are doing, but I'd like to ask for your help. At this time, I am asking you to please consider getting certified to drive a bus as a sub. driver. If we can add depth to the sub list it would help spread out drive times on the sub list. I am also suggesting that those of you who are sponsors or often take students on trips to consider getting certified; because we are short drivers it will become harder and harder to find drivers for trips that you often take students on.


In the meantime please be aware that Mr. Thompson is currently working on a new duty roster. He has been getting duty's covered for our coaches that are driving, but due to a recent vacancy our coaches are covering more routes. Therefore the amount of coverage for the duty spots has increased. Until Mr. Thompson sends out this updated schedule please fill in where needed.

TO DO's

By this time, most of you have finished meeting with Mr. Thompson, Mrs. Carroll or myself to discuss your PD goals. Please make sure that you continue to work towards these goals throughout the school year. Mid-year conferences will happen in December to discuss your progress towards these goals.


Announced and unannounced formal observations have begun so please make sure that you are familiar with the McREL evaluation rubric so that you know what you are being evaluated on.

LOOKING AHEAD

Homecoming

If you are interested in participating on the homecoming committee please send me an email letting me know. We will begin having meetings soon to plan for our October 16th Homecoming.


Character Counts Trait

Please send any nominations in by Friday, for the month of September Character Counts Trait of Trustworthiness. For the Month of October we will be focusing on Respect. Please point out and nominate students for showing respect for their peers, school, and teachers.


This Months College Theme

Great job on decorating your doors. We had several walk around to choose a winning door. After talking with the committee it was decided to put all of you that participated into a drawing for a gift card. Thank you for participating. I have had several students share what they learned while working on the door with you.


For the month of October, I am asking you to create a mask that represents the school you went to or would like to. I'd like for the masks to be complete by October 23rd. Once masks are completed I will ask Brenda to take a staff picture of us wearing our masks to post on our web page.


Walkthroughs

The informal walk-through form has been completed.

There are 10 focuses on this walk-through tool.


1. FOCUS ON CURRICULUM, 2. FOCUS ON IDENTIFYING RESEARCHED-BASED INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES, 3. FOCUS ON ENGAGEMENT,4. FOCUS ON FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT, 5. FOCUS ON RELATIONSHIPS, 6. FOCUS ON QUESTIONING – Higher Order Thinking Skills,7. FOCUS ON PACING/TRANSITIONS, 8. FOCUS ON CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT/MANAGEMENT, 9. FOCUS ON THE LEARNER/ STUDENT ACTIONS, 10. FOCUS ON DIFFERENTIATION


I will share a copy of the form to you in a separate email so that you are familiar with it.

CLC News

As you work through your SLO's and assessments, Mrs. Carroll, Mr. Thompson and I will give feedback on and approve them.


The collaboration that you are having in CLC is making an impact on you and your students.

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