Staff Weekly

Published January 12th

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This Week's Meetings

Monday: Faculty Circle in the Band Room after school, Sped meeting at 3

Tuesday: Erika and Stacie at Principal's Meeting all flipping day (yay!) That was sarcasm.

Wednesday: Erika at MS principals meeting from 9-11, CASE Assessment--altered schedule, SBDM at 5pm

Thursday: Council of Councils meeting at Rush at 6:30, CASE Assessment--altered schedule

Friday: I've got class tonight...leaving at 3pm. Just an FYI.

Upcoming Assessments


CASE Reading: January 15th

CASE Math: January 16th

CERT 8th grade: Last week of January in cores--gonna delay this until February

ACCESS: January 6-February 7


CASE Algebra: February 10-14


  • Online Test Timing Guidance
    • Reading Field Test – 60 minutes (6, 7, 8)
    • Mathematics Field Test – 60 minutes (6, 7, 8)
    • Editing and Mechanics Field Test – 60 minutes (8 only)
    • On-Demand Writing Field Test – 90 minutes (8 only)
    • Note: Field test will include an additional 20 minutes for the Quality of School Climate and Safety Survey.

CERT sometime this month--8th, let's talk about when


CASE Reading: March 3

CASE Algebra: March 4

CASE Math: March 23


Star Reading and Math: April


K-Prep: 5 of the last 14 days of school

CERT 8th grade (possibly): Last 2 days of school

2020 Planning Meetings (1, 2, 5, 7)


January 15/16: Writing a Constructed Response PD --see Stacie's calendar invites

January 21: Unit/Proficiency Scale Planning Session with Stacie

January 23: Unit/Proficiency Scale Planning Session with Stacie

January 28: Advanced Decoding the Prompt Check in Day--in person, bring student samples

January 29: Reading and SS ATM

January 30: Math and Science ATM


February 4: Writing an Extended Response PD (both plans)

February 12: Behavior PLC

February 14: Behavior PLC

February 18: Co-Op Accommodations and Modifications Training--ELA, SS, UA (both plans)

February 19: Co-Op Accommodations and Modifications Training--Science and Math (both plans)

February 25: Unit/Proficiency Scale Planning Session with Stacie

February 27: Constructed Response Check In Day (in person, bring samples)

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Vertical Team PLCs Goals


  1. Monthly, bring and analyze student work that shows evidence of writing that matches the unit expectations. Calibrate thinking on what constitutes a 1, 2, and 3.
  2. Create a school writing plan focusing on one component of the plan each month. Begin with the school writing policy.


  1. Complete CUBES word problems 4 times per week and complete 1 written writing prompt per unit explaining how to correctly solve a math problem with appropriate vocabulary.
  2. At least weekly, use CASE question bank to administer checks to maintain rigor of priority standards/calibrate.


  1. Implementation of 3D instruction as evidenced in lesson plans.
  2. Collaboratively write summative assessments that measure mastery of disciplinary core ideas through the practices and cross-cutting concepts.

Social Studies

  1. Monthly, bring and analyze student work that shows evidence of inquiry practices. Calibrate thinking on what constitutes a 1, 2, and 3. (QFT, DBQ, extended response, because, but, so).

PLC Notes


  • Discussion of the CASE data analysis.
  • Eye-opening to look at writing for another grade.
  • Discussion about science collaborating with the math teachers to emphasize the math for the unit that's also used in science.
  • Need to practice timed writing. Kids are not handling timed writings well.
  • Need to practice giving kids a set amount of space to put their answer in.

Team Leader

  • Work skills report--will do like we did last year though Google Form.
  • Behavior adjustments to make: Full school reward, visiting classrooms to unveil new BF, adjusting points
  • Teams need to identify what they would like the PTSO to purchase for them this year
  • ipads and doc cameras are ordered for those who requested them


  • Based on CASE data, going to begin giving kids CASE questions to dissect and answer weekly and score together.
  • Also looking for other ways to up the rigor into the DOK 2 and 3 levels.