Admiral Weekly News

January 18- 22, 2016

Administrative Team Thank You's And Kudos

  • Kudos to all SOL tested CLT's for your participation and hardwork during our VDOE Visit.
  • Thank you to the School Counseling Department for hosting a great Welcome Wednesday for prospective parents as well as the Academic Advisement/Electives Fair.
  • Thank you to all of the teachers who participated in the Academic Advisement/Elective Fair.
  • Thank you to the Science Department for you hard work and diligence in making the Science Fair a success.
  • Thank you to Ms. Maxwell, Ms. Strown, Dr. Holmes and Ms. Riser for coordinating judges and the background details for the Science Fair.

Important News You Can Use!

Weekly News - January 18-22, 2016

Monday – January 18, 2016
  • No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Tuesday – January 19, 2016
  • Homeroom - Admiral Pride Lesson
  • Benchmark Assessments - 6th Grade Math - 8:30am-10:27am
  • AVID Site Team Meeting - 3:30pm
  • FCH Admin Presentation at Polk Elementary - 7:00pm

Wednesday – January 20, 2016

  • Homeroom - Admiral Pride Organizational Chart and/or Team Activities and/or Announcements
  • Benchmark Assessments - 6th Grade Language Arts - 8:30am-10:27am
  • Science Walkthroughs with Mr. Mann - 1:30pm-3:15pm
  • Refining DEP's PD with Ms. Riser - 3:30pm-5:30pm

Thursday - January 21, 2016

  • Homeroom - College and Career Readiness Lessons
  • AVID/College Pride Day
  • Benchmark Assessments -8th Grade Civics - 11:56am - 1:34pm
  • TELL Survey Staff Meeting with Ms. Ireland - Location - TBA

Friday - January 22, 2016

  • Homeroom - Admiral Pride Organizational Chart and/or Team Activities and/or Announcements
  • Admiral Pride Day
  • Admin. Team Meeting - 9:00am-11:00am
  • Benchmark Assessments - 8th Grade Math - 11:56am - 1:34pm


  • Please ensure that you are providing class assignments when students are assigned to ISS.
  • Please ensure that your doors are closed and locked when leaving your classroom.
  • Ms. Scott and Mr. Brannon will be sending a staff survey to seek your input regarding bell schedule options for the 2016-2017 school year.
  • TELL Survey - The TELL Survey will be administered this year. Ms. Ireland will meet with staff this week to provide more details about the TELL survey and to provide log-ins. The TELL survey ask questions about the allocation of time; facilities; resources; student learning; community engagement; empowerment; school leadership; professional development; and mentoring. The survey is completely voluntary, confidential, and anonymous. It represents a valuable opportunity for teachers to provide feedback and input to the district that will be used to help our school.
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Happy Birthday!

  • Denee Scott - 1/4
  • Erin Whatley - 1/6
  • Melody Macowiak - 1/6
  • Alison Walter - 1/7
  • Maryanne Peightel - 1/8
  • Bill Dwyer - 1/11
  • Nikkia Griffin - 1/14
  • Jen Schober - 1/23

Upcoming Events

AVID Site Team Meeting/International Academy Meeting

Tuesday, Jan. 19th, 3:30pm


School Improvement Team Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 21st, 3:30pm

4646 Seminary Road

Alexandria, VA

Agenda: SOL Intervention Plan expectations

FCH School Leadership Meeting

Tuesday, Jan. 26th, 12am


  • Period 1 - 7th Grade Team Leads
  • Period 3 - 6th Grade Team Leads
  • Period 6 - 8th Grade Team Leads
  • 3:30pm - Department Chairs/Sped Leads

Tuesday, Jan. 26th, 3:30-4:30pm

4646 Seminary Road

Alexandria, VA

Just wanted to remind you about a PD opportunity for core content-area teachers. It is titled "Unpacking Non-Fiction Texts Using the Critical Reading Process". It will be an opportunity to add a useful strategy to your instructional toolkit in addition to helping you meet the expectation to incorporate texts and text-dependent strategies in all subjects. The use of technology provides additional relevance in anticipation of Chromebooks and will serve to enhance the content as well.

If you are interested, you may sign up on PLMS using the course code 14077. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, January 26 from 3:30-4:30 in the library. Give yourself a post-benchmark testing treat----register and join us!

Staff Pizza Party

Wednesday, Jan. 27th, 11am-1pm

4646 Seminary Road

Alexandria, VA

During Lunch in Grade Level Offices

Yearbook Candid/Club Pictures

Wednesday, Jan. 27th, 8:30-10:30am

4646 Seminary Road

Alexandria, VA

PBIS Site Team Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 28th, 3:30pm


AVID Strategies PD - WICOR

Wednesday, Feb. 3rd, 3:30pm to Wednesday, March 2nd, 5:30pm

1005 Mount Vernon Avenue

Alexandria, VA

A PD will be offered by Jodie Peters (AVID District Director) on WICOR. Teachers will learn .....

National History Day

Thursday, Feb. 4th, 8:30am-3:15pm

4646 Seminary Road

Alexandria, VA