The Warrior Way

Week of February 8th

Proud to Be A Warrior!!!

Look for this message in the Lincoln County Journal in the upcoming weeks. Thank you Casey B. and Brianna! Winfield Intermediate is a great place to work!


Being a warrior is not a job to take lightly. It requires an immense amount of work and in return an immense amount of reward.


The truly great thing about this district is the children in which we serve. In the past years we have increased the rigor of our instruction to meet the requirement of the Common Core Standards. Our students have been right behind us putting in the effort needed to meet and exceed the demands. Our students have become goal setters who are out to achieve their best. In addition, to the academic efforts put in by our students, they also treat both peers and staff with respect. They follow the expectations in order to make our school a great place to learn.


Not only are the students one of the many reasons Winfield is the best place to work, but the staff are amazing people as well. The staff members at Winfield are always willing to help students, teachers, and parents without hesitation. Staff members spend many hours inside and outside of school to make sure that they are providing the best education for students when they walk through our doors. They are continuously looking at data and learning the best instructional practices to apply in the classroom to meet the needs of students. Staff members are always there for each other and are continuously collaborating, sharing ideas, and providing necessary support to all students. When given a challenge, the Winfield staff pull together to overcome that challenge and are willing to do what it takes to achieve. That’s what makes Winfield a great place for any staff member to work!


Casey and Brianna



Proud to be a Warrior,


Jeff

Weekly meetings and Walk-thrus

Below is a picture of what I would like to start seeing in our weekly grade level meetings. I know this has been a changing format as we work through what will best support you in meeting the needs of our students. I know that due to different reasons each grade level is not at the same spot in this process. However, I would like to start our collegial walk-thrus. We will have a half sheet form that will have two stars and a question. The two stars are observations of either interactions with students, work that was being completed, a chart on the wall, anything that you see as a positive in the classroom. The question is your chance to ask the teacher about something great you see that you would like more information about. There is absolutely nothing evaluative or judgmental in this process. There are great things happening in all of our classrooms and I believe we need the opportunity to share with each other. We will rotate each month who you are seeing and my hope is in the future we may make adjustments to our schedule so we can see multiple content areas.


Following the walk thrus we will take a few minutes to debrief and think about how you could incorporate ideas into your own classroom.


This week:

Evaluate review

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If you have not already done so please follow the "your center" link below to add your thoughts to the group. I have a plan for using your ideas for our building.

Jobs for the Week!


Morning Announcements:Molitor

Lunch count North:Hunter

Lunch count South: Eise


If it is your week for morning announcements please send 4 to 5 students to the office by 7:40 each day to assist with announcements.

Below is a link to a calendar of classroom jobs for the year. Please let me know if there any other classroom responsibilities that I should add. We may find the the need to add more throughout the year as well.

WOW!!!

Above 96% for the week. Outstanding! A few teachers close to that mythical mark set by Mrs. Petty of 100% for the week.


Please be sure to turn in your attendance by 8:00 each day. This greatly assists us in getting calls out to families in a timely manner.


Thank you for all you continue to do to make Winfield Intermediate a great place to be!

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Looking forward to a great week!

Monday February 8th: Newspaper club

Dr.Steffes available for U of I help


Tuesday February 9th: Jeff out am-Admin meeting

MRI coaching day

Bell Choir

Math club

Leadership team meeting


Wednesday February 10th: Gaming Club begins

Read, Right, Run at Primary



Thursday February 11th: Tier 3 meeting

Math Club

Choir


Friday February 12th: Valentine exchange

Jump Rope money due

Father Daughter Dance 7-9-Middle School

The Journey!

This is one I try to look at fairly regularly both personally and professionally. There is always room for growth but it is worthwhile to remind ourselves of the growth we have already made.
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