MST Weekly White Tiger
Week of October 2, 2017
October Staff Birthdays! Happy Birthday to you!
5th - Amanda McLeroy
8th - Sloan Thompson
16th - Jessica Skinner
22nd - Helena Lopez
23rd - Olivia Latz
Who's on Duty This Week?
Gym - 6th grade
Important Reminders for This Week
Monday, 10/2 - October BOY ISIP testing begins; Progress notices go home to all students tomorrow!; Tutoring
Tuesday, 10/3 - Progress notices go home to all students; Leave when your kids leave
Wednesday, 10/4 - 504 Certificates due to Megan; Boy Scout Troop visits classrooms at end of the day; Helena out at REV all day
Thursday, 10/5 - Emily at AP Academy in morning; Helena at Council of PTA meeting from 9:15-11:00; RtI Staff Development in library from 3:20-4:30
Friday, 10/6 - No school for kids; Districtwide day for staff; Mrs. Price returns!
MST RtI Professional Development
This is a required training, so please mark your calendars. Do not make appointment on this day. (Paraprofessionals do not need to be in attendance.)
Flu Shots at MST !
Guidelines for Assessment and Reporting for Elementary
Please remember that as students are taking unit assessments and informal assessments in class, you should be monitoring students as they work. This is a good time to take anecdotal notes on student accommodations for later conversations in determining their effectiveness. This will equip you with even more testing data about your students when making decisions for accommodations, 504 meetings, and STAAR accommodations!
- Stated learning objective (essential question, TEKS)
- Student know and understand statement (aligned with TEKS and district scope and sequence)
- Varied Assessment Techniques - Aligned to the level of the TEKS
Student Centered Learning Environment
- Teacher leads a mutually respectful and collaborative class of actively engaged students
- Environment promotes learning (classroom management techniques/evidence of behavior management plan)
- Student talk
- Evidence of voice and choice
- Products of learning indicate students are meeting learner outcomes
- Evidence of flexible/small group instruction based on student need
- Materials and resources aligned to stated objective
- Students and teacher use probing questions to clarify and extend learning
- Instructional strategies are varied and aligned to rigor of TEKS (Higher order thinking)
- Variety of communication opportunities for students (listening, speaking, writing)
- Technology implementation aligns with learner outcomes
Remember that we may not see all of this in one classroom walkthrough, and that is okay! You will have more than one walkthrough this year for multiple forms of data and feedback.
RISD Dyslexia Program Curriculum Night
NEW - MST Employees of the Month!
The employees of the month will receive two jeans passes, recognition in the MST parent newsletter AND a reserved parking space of their choosing for the whole month! (See picture with signage) The first two employees were nominated by ILT, but for the remainder of the year, you all will nominate who you think they should be.
And our first two employees of the month are......
MRS. MCCLENDON AND MRS. MILLS!!
Woot Woot! Please help me in congratulating these two staff members! :)