InTheLoop @Lumberton BCS
Week of September 14, 2015
"We provide students with the abilities and skills to cultivate independence, build character and empower them to reach their highest potential.”
Jermaine Kamau, Principal
This week's Teaching Tool
OUR VISION & MISSION IN ACTION!
Stay tuned for things you need to know to plan your days.
1. TONIGHT IS BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT! Don't forget to contact guardians!
2. Check the posting below for Bulletin Board assignments and due dates.
3. Stop by Miss O'Brien's room for Google Doc Training with Mr. Kamau every Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm. Learn Google Docs and Earn Professional Development hours!
4. Smitty's Café is open! See below for the menu!
5.Harvest Fest meeting for all those who wish to participate will be held on September 22 in Miss O'Brien's room at 2pm.
6. CTE TEACHERS ONLY- REMINDER: We administer our SGO's this WEDNESDAY (SEPT. 16)! For further details, see "Tech Tips with Miss O'Brien".
7. NJ Safe Schools Training is back. See below for information on due dates, and accessing your account.
8. The BIGGEST LOSER has begun! See below (under Health Watch) for details.
NJ SAFE SCHOOLS MANDATORY TRAINING
This year we will continue the mandatory professional development trainings through the online portal called NJ Safe Schools.
The link to access the online portal is as follows: http://bcsssd.nj.safeschools.com
The username for each staff member is their district email address.
The expectation is that these trainings will be completed by each staff member prior to October 31, 2015. Mid-year hires are expected to complete the mandatory trainings within 60 days of their start date.
At the conclusion of each course, there will be a short multiple choice quiz. After successfully completing the quiz with a score of 80% or greater, the staff member will be able to print out a certificate of completion, which they can print and upload into the Genesis Employee Portal.
Tech Tips with Miss O'Brien: This Week: CTE SGO's
CTE Teachers are administering our SGO's on September 16th (this Wednesday). Our schedule has been modified both to avoid conflicting with other subject area SGO's, as well as to cut down on student attrition during the process. Therefore, the CTE teacher SGO calendar is as follows:
Pre-Test Assessment: September 16
Mid-Test Assessment: October 14th
Post-Test Assessment: November 13th
Don't forget to upload your information to Genesis, and type in your information under the SGO sections (it is already open for this year, and working well- I checked!)
Also note: for students who, for whatever reason, are not present for your November 13th post-test, you may use the mid-test assessment scores. This shorter forum is to our benefit, as students frequently switch their shops during the year. This way, you will still have students from your original sample to assess.
If anyone has questions or concerns, I will be happy to assist!
CARPE DIEM EVERYONE!
Ms. Mangus would like everyone to know that students who are currently employed and wish to be added to our SLE program should contact her right away!
The follow students were very successful in gaining employment over the summer. Ms. Mangus will be working with their parents, employers and send districts in an effort to move them on to the SLE program.
Spanish Factoid of the Week with Ms. Sanders
Spanish Factoid of the Week!
This week kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month! Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.
The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively.
There are many opportunities that each of us have to acknowledge the contributions of the over 54 million Hispanic people in our country. I challenge each of you to identify those who contributed to your field of study and share it with out our students!!
Culinary Arts Corner
Smitty's Café will open TOMORROW (September 15)!
Soups – cream of baked potato
Salad – chicken Caesar salad
Tuesday- chicken Caesar wrap with chips and a pickle
Wednesday – lasagna roll ups with garlic bread, beef or vegetarian
Thursday - grilled chicken panini with homemade potato salad and a pickle
Friday – tuna hoagie with chips and a pickle
Dessert of the week – black forest cake
Bulletin Board Assignments 2015-2016
*ALL BULLETIN BOARDS ARE TO BE CHANGED EVERY TWO MONTHS, DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF EACH MONTH*
CORE LOBBY (Current Events)
Supervised by: Ms. Jeitner
Volunteers from the Senior Class
GYM ENTRANCE (Across from Restrooms)
Sept-Oct: Glover & Ruff
Nov-Dec: Newton & Martin
Nov-Dec: Snow & Austin
Jan-Feb: Moreland & Moses
March-April: Bonne-Annee & Charry
May-June: Cadmus & Blumenfield
Attendance - Books - Conduct
Our foci are Rigor - Relevance - Relationships
Challenge and expect more
Your students need to feel like their brains hurt when leaving your class. Sort of like when you work muscles in the gym and you become sore. Make the work rigorous!
Why should the students be interested in this lesson/activity or project? Make connections that are relevant to their lives.
This is being done well @Lumberton. We know that this piece is critical to reaching the diverse and unique population of students we serve.
Challenge and expect more
Health Watch with Nurse Rowe
Dear Faculty and Staff,
Please let me know if there is anything I can do to promote good health for you, your students and your own families. I am available to check your blood pressure on a regular basis. I can assist you in providing supplemental material for your class health lesson plans. I can provide you with many reliable websites to look up health and medical information.
My lunch period is 12:25-1:00. I am grateful for your past attempts to hold all non-emergency visits during this time period. If you are in doubt about a child’s condition I am available by radio.
Staff should be vaccinated against Hepatitis B. Please see the nurse if you have not been immunized and are considering receiving the series.
Please fill out, print and return the employee health record below. This information is optional. It will be kept in my confidential health file. In cases where you become unconscious, or unable to speak, you may benefit from the time saved if the nurse has fast access to this up-to-date medical information.
Best wishes for a healthy school year! You provide a necessary service to needy adolescents- TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF! By being positive role models- you teach our students the importance of wellness daily through your actions, not just your words.
Roseanne Rowe RN
Summative assessment, or assessment of learning, can take many forms. Here are some possible types of summative assessment that can be used in the language classroom:
- Performance Task: students are asked to complete a task that will test a specific set of skills and/or abilities and determine what the students knows and are capable of doing. A rubric, checklist, or other form of scoring guide should accompany this type of assessment.
- Written Product: students are asked to write an original selection. There are many written forms that teachers can use to get students to write. In addition, students may be asked to write about a previous activity such as a field trip or guest speaker. Students may also be asked to create a piece of persuasive writing or a reflection about their learning experience. A rubric, checklist, or other form of scoring guide should accompany this type of assessment.
- Oral Product: students are asked to prepare an oral piece of work; this can take the shape of any of the oral forms outlined in the Proving It stage of B-SLIM. A rubric, checklist, or other form of scoring guide should accompany this type of assessment.
- Test: the students are asked to write a test at the end of a section, chapter, unit, theme, etc. to demonstrate what they know.
- Standardized Test: students are asked to write a test that is standardized in terms of content of the test and conditions under which the test is written. In Canada, there are provincial standardized tests administered at many grade levels, such as Grade 3, 6, 9, 12.
Principal's Message from Mr. Kamau