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Friday, December 4, 2015
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Teacher and Support Staff of the Year Nominations

We know that this has been a hectic week. We are going to extend the "online" nomination process through Sunday evening (11:59 pm). Hand written nominations are still due today.


Support Staff Nomination Online Form

http://goo.gl/forms/ax5CHqretZ


Certified Staff Nomination Online Form

http://goo.gl/forms/ASm675XOnA


Master Schedule

Here is the Master Schedule. It is also available via the online version.

Color Coded Version

https://drive.google.com/a/g.fhsdschools.org/file/d/0B8R3Bwu9z8-JYlhfdlMzS3lIZlk/view?usp=sharing


Black and White Version

https://drive.google.com/a/g.fhsdschools.org/file/d/0B8R3Bwu9z8-JX084dE1TY2p5T1k/view?usp=sharing


The District Professional Development Committee is seeking input from certified staff members as we begin to develop plans for the 2016-2017 district-planned professional development days. Input will also be solicited from building principals, content leaders, teacher leaders, and student data. The DPDC will review survey results, by level, when developing the final PD Plans for 2016-2017.

The survey will be available until Friday, December 11.

K-12 Library Media Specialists Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/16-17PDInput_LMS

K-8 Gifted Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/16-17PDInput_Gifted

K-12 Counselors/ESC Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/16-17PDInput_CounselorsESC

(Library Media Specialists, K-8 Gifted teachers and Counselors do not need to respond to level surveys below.)

Secondary Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/16-17PDInput_Secondary


CUES Survey Results

2nd Quarter

Administrative Team communicates information and has open channels for communication

Percentage SA/A

Qtr 1: 97.78% (44)

Qtr 2: 98.25% (56)

Percentage D/SD

Qtr1: 2.22% (1)

Qtr2: 1.75% (1)


The Administrative Team has a united front

Percentage SA/A

Qtr 1: 90.09% (41)

Qtr 2: 96.49% (55)

Percentage D/SD

Qtr 1: 9.09% (9)

Qtr2: 3.51% (2)


There is evidence of Academic Focus at FHMS.

Percentage SA/A

100% (45)

100% (57)


The Administrative Team is supportive and visible.

Percentage SA/A

Qtr 1: 95.56% (43)

Qtr: 94.65%(53)

Percentage D/SD

Qtr 1: 4.44% (2)

Qtr 2: 5.36% (3)


Building Climate Survey

The building climate survey will be sent the week of December 14th. Although this is a District-wide survey, please remember the questions are based upon the FHMS climate.

The link will be sent to you by Central office but remember it is a building climate survey.

Important Information

Teaching the Character Connection Class (CCC):

Just a reminder... Our CCCs are designed for relationship building, community service, and service-learning. CCCs should not be used as a Study Hall time. Having said that, it should be understood that during times when teachers are evaluating goals with students, the other students in the class can be working on school assignments. Just remember the focus of the Character Connection Class is to build those relationships with our students.


December 8th Plan Time Meetings

We will meet on Tuesday, December 8th as a follow up to the November 18th RtI PD. Also, we will discuss ideas for for a prototype Master Schedule. We will look at 1. RtI schedule with Intervention time and 2. Master Schedule designed with opportunities for Differentiation in the classroom setting.


Superintendent Search Update

If you'd like to learn more about the Superintendent Search process or provide input, there are two more open forum events you can attend.

Evening Open Forum nights:

DATE:

December 07- FHN (TBD)

TIME: 6:30 – 7:15

For Your Information...

Teaching Bell to Bell

Classroom instruction should e taking place using the "Bell to Bell" practice. Students are not to "pack up" and line up at the door at the end of class. If there is time at the end of class (2-3 minute), the students can remain seated and read until the class period ends. If you have questions, please see and administrator.


Entering Grades in Infinite Campus

Remember to enter grades in to Infinite Campus in a timely manner.

Technology

Tech Fest '16 will be held on Tuesday, January 5, 2016. There will be a Sodexo Boxed Lunch option available.

Curriculum

Math is continuing to work on and finalize their math series selection for the 2016-2017 school year.

Instruction

CITW Walkthroughs

Dr. Buckman will be here on Monday (Dec 7) from 8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. to conduct CITW walkthroughs. She last visited us in January 2015. At that time her walkthrough data noted we were at 60% with our QFIC Objectives (above last year's goal of 50%). For Monday's visit we will visit as many classes as possible.

Assessment

Academic Blackout Dates

Our next window of Blackout Dates will be December 14-18. If you have questions about these dates please see Dr. Huff, Mrs. James, or Dr. Lee.

Birthdays

December Birthdays

2 Admir Muhic

3 Debbie Simmons

7 Lisa Davis

10 Debbie Melchor

15 Keely Abeln

23 Laurie Fontanini

Upcoming Dates

December 1-4: Teacher /Support Staff Nominations

December 2: RPDC Mini PLC visits

December 4: Breakfast Club (MOCR) 7:30 a.m.

December 7-11: Teacher/Support Staff voting takes place

December 7: Choir Concert (Dardenne Presbyterian Church)7 :00 p.m.

December 7: CITW Walkthroughs with Dr. Buckman

December 8: Plan Time MeetingsRtI &Master Schedule (MOCR)

December 10: 7th/8th Grade Band Concert

December 11: RtI Staff Survey/ PD Survey (Learning Commons) 7:50 a.m.