Staff Weekly Update
For the Week of January 18th, 2016
DOE Resource: Hoosier Family of Readers
Direct from the DOE:
Through the Hoosier Family of Readers initiative, students and their families across the state will have unlimited access to reading material on myON, giving families an opportunity to share rich literacy experiences together regardless of their socioeconomic status or whether or not there is a proficient reader in the home.
- More than 4,000 digital books ranging from illustrated and picture books to chapter books, graphic novels, literary non-fiction, photo and informational texts spanning multiple eras and cultures.
- The collection includes 70% nonfiction, 10% Spanish or dual language and 20% Hi-Lo titles, and is continually growing.
- A wide range of titles and topics provides varying levels of text complexity and support close reading in a range of genres and content areas, including history/social studies, science and technical works.
- Books are available online anytime, anywhere students have access to an Internet connection, 24x7,
- There’s NO LIMIT to the number of students who can read the same book at the same time on myON.
- Students can download up to 20 titles for offline reading using free mobile apps for iPad and Android tablets.
Directions for How to Log In
The ISTEP+ "EXPERIENCE" Through Pearson
Accessing EXPERIENCE via a Standard Desktop or Laptop Browser:
To access the EXPERIENCE TestNav 8 forms using a desktop or laptop and FireFox, Internet Explorer 11, or Safari browser (the Chrome browser is not compatible), simply click on the following link or enter the URL into your browser's address bar: download.pearsonaccessnext.com/IN/in-practice-tests-links.html(link is external).
Please note that mobile device browsers are not officially supported for use with TestNav 8.
Good Food for Thought Regarding ISTEP+
Important Reminders from ESC & Jeff Wade!
With the COLD Temperatures arriving this week we need to plan accordingly regarding our assigned rooms & spaces to avoid any emergency situations, as much as possible. For this week & until you see a follow-up email please plan the following within your daily activities.
- #1 – During the school day, remember to keep your classroom doors shut during Instruction periods, this will help keep the room heat inside your room. Hallways are normally kept at lower temperatures than Instructional spaces.
- #2 – IF you have Window Blinds & open them during the day to allow Sunshine in, PLEASE remember to close them before you leave at the end of the day to help keep the cold out during the Night.
- #3 – When you leave at the end of the day to travel home (safely) please remember to leave your Classroom or Office Door open to assist in keeping your space at a safe Temperature overnight.
- #4 – IF you have a Sink along an Exterior Wall, open your Cabinet Doors under the Sink to prevent a “cold & freeze proof” space.
- #5 – IF you find any area where it feels colder than normal, please remember to report this so it can be checked into so it doesn’t become an emergency later.
Welcome, Alexa Hutson!
I grew up in Crawfordsville, IN up until I started at Purdue. My family now lives in Brownsburg. I am the oldest of five siblings, one sister and three brothers. I enjoy dancing, reading, and traveling. I am so excited to be working at Stonegate! I hope to have a great semester here and learn a lot from you and the students
Retention Information - Friday 1/22 is the DEADLINE DATE!
- Please click here to fill out the 15-16 SGE Retention List.
- Please email Connie, Martha, and Lisa (yes - all three of us!)
- Please let us know you have filled this Google form out
The deadline to have this form filled out is Friday, January 22nd, 2016 by 6:00PM.