CSHS Weekly Bulletin

January 11-16, 2016

Use Tech Tools to Keep Them on Their Toes

Sometimes we fall into patterns of calling on certain students or focusing only on one part of the classroom for interaction. When I first started teaching, we used popsicle sticks in a jar to randomly select students for participation, but now there are some excellent online resources to help teachers ensure students stay on their toes during class and to help make sure we are including all students in class discussion. If you would like to incorporate a randomizing student selection tool, there are several available on the CSISD Tech Tools site.

What other tech tools are you using in your classroom? Whether it is for classroom management, student interaction, formative assessment, or just to liven things up, I'd love to hear how you are integrating technology into your classrooms in meaningful ways. If you have a tool you'd be interested in sharing either in the bulletin or in a faculty meeting, please let me know.

Have an excellent week!


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Attention Advocate Teachers

​Transcripts will be in your boxes Monday morning for all students (9 -12) graders. If you no longer have a student in your 4th period that you have a transcript for - please bring that to the office immediately - so that student can receive their copy. These are confidential.

Please send a student or pick up your registration materials to give to 9 - 11 graders in the counseling office before advocate.

You will receive:

1. Green course description guide

2. CARDSTOCK Course Request/4 year plan

BLUE for 11th graders

BUFF for 9 - 10 graders

3. Course Cheat Sheet

4. Course Planning Sheet

If you need additional copies of any materials, send a student to Ms. Popp in the counseling office to pick up what you need.

Each student should receive one of each of the 4 listed above. Please make sure that the students receive the correct color: Juniors - blue and the Fresh/Soph - buff. The 11th graders are on a different graduation plan than the 9th and 10th graders.

Core classes and foreign language will have stickers to place on the students' request forms. Make sure that your students know which courses need your signatures - especially CATE/Athletics/Fine Arts.

Completed course requests and 4 year plans (CARDSTOCK) are due to the student's social studies teacher by Friday, January 15. Counselors will be in the cafeteria each day next week Monday - Thursday to answer questions about the plans. They should not sign up to see us regarding registration, but see us at lunch or before or after school.

If a student does not have a social studies teacher, then their course request and four year plan sheet are to be turned in to the counselor's office by Friday, January 15.

Student Registration Calendar

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Meeting for 11th Grade NHS Candidates

11th grade candidates for NHS will be receiving a note on Monday, inviting them to a meeting during advocate on Tuesday in the LGI.

Teachers will receive the list of students via email so they can send them down on Tuesday in case students go to class instead.

Dual Credit Government

Payment is due to Blinn College by January 11th and class starts January 20h in room 3130.

Leadership CSISD to Visit Cougar CATE

On Wednesday, January 13, Leadership CSISD will be touring CATE programs from 10am - Noon. There will be 17 program participants in 2 groups led by 4-5 CSISD employees. If you see our special guests, please welcome them.

Mid-year Goal Meetings

The administrators have started holding meetings with teachers to reflect on the goals set during August staff development.

If you have not yet scheduled your meeting, please contact Victoria Hester immediately.

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Technology Questions?

  • If you need help with the gradebook, ask Randi Costenbader for assistance.
  • To have your teacher website linked to our campus site or if any of the information listed on the Staff Directory page is incorrect, please complete this form. Randi Costenbader will get it updated ASAP.

Are you showing announcements during advocate?

Please make sure you are showing the Daily Announcements each day during Advocate.
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Duty Schedule

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Walk Throughs

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Upcoming Events

1/18 MLK Holiday

1/19 NAHS Induction Ceremony

1/19 Cougar Soccer vs. Tomball

1/19 Cougar Bball vs. Willis

1/20 Afternoon Faculty Meeting @ 4:05 PM

1/21 Morning Faculty Meeting @ 7:30 AM

1/21 Morning Activity Schedule for Senior Cap & Gown Assembly

1/21 Theater Musical: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

1/21 Lady Cougar Soccer vs. Magnolia

1/22 Lady Cougar Basketball vs. Rudder

1/22 Theater Musical: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

1/23 Theater Musical: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

1/25 Theater Musical: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

1/26 Lady Cougar Soccer vs. Willis

1/28 Youth & Government State Competition

1/29 Cougar Bball vs. Huntsville

1/30-31 Band UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest