Graduation is THE goal.
Northtowns Academy is an alternative setting that provides students new beginnings and second chances. Northtowns Academy focuses on the whole student, allowing every opportunity to achieve goals; ensuring a brighter future and building productive members of society.
Gina Stout - WNY Child Psychiatric Center Science Teacher
Liza Fiorella and Michelle Elis - MS Northowns (Rm. 132)
Liza and Michelle to the middle school program at Northtowns!
Liza will be the new middle school teacher. She has worked in both Buffalo Public and Cheektowaga Central School Districts. In addition, Liza did her student placement with Erie 1 BOCES and comes to us with solid recommendations.
Michelle is new to BOCES and is excited about joining the Northtowns team. Michelle with be the classroom aide.
Liza will join us 12/14 and Michelle will join us on 12/3/15. Let's give them a warm welcome!
Jim Kelly- MS ALC Aide (Rm. 122)
S - L - O's - Oh My!!
ALL SLOs and Locals are due in hardcopy to Mrs. Gartler on 11/20/15. NO EXCEPTIONS This will allow for ample time for Administration to review and either approve or return for revisions.
ALL revisions will be due, in hardcopy, on Tuesday December 1, 2015.
ALL approved SLOs and Locals must be uploaded by Friday December 4, 2015 in eDoctrina for FINAL APPROVAL. NO EXCEPTIONS
ALL approved SLOs and Locals must also be uploaded to the Shared Teacher drive in the "2015-2016 SLO& Local" file. Please name your file 'LastNameCourseDoc', e.g., 'ChisolmELA9SLO' or 'HillerUSHistoryLocal'.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you!
* Student Support Services: Please call Ms. Pickard and Ms. Chirico-Hager before sending a student down. With the high number of intakes, they may not be readily available.
* POSITIVE REFERRALS!! Let's keep them up and continue to look for ways to celebrate those SMALL WINS!
* WE MUST BE THE CHANGE WE WISH TO SEE*
Important Dates to Remember
12/2- BLT Meeting
12/7- NTA Faculty Meeting
12/15- 15Wk Reports Due
12/17- BLT Meeting
12/23-Monthly Enrichment Day "Holidays Around the World"
12/24-1/3- Winter Recess- NO SCHOOL
Pre/Post Testing Protocols-PLEASE REVIEW CAREFULLY-Window Closes 2/12/16
Erie 1 BOCES Pre and Post Testing Protocol
Northtowns Region (Northtowns Academy and WNY Child Psychiatric Center)
Building Testing Coordinator, Delegate: Mike Hiller
Building Testing Coordinator, Alternate: Lorenda Chisolm
District Testing Coordinator: Kristen Marchiole
Notification and Communication
Pre and post testing window will be communicated regionally via district office and building administration.
Written communication will be sent via the “Week at a Glance” newsletter.
NTA and CPC Teachers will administer the test during the testing window, in class, and ensure a testing environment free from distraction.
Testing accommodations will be provided for students with 504/IEP.
Make-up days will be provided for students who are absent during the testing window. In the event a student is absent, during the testing window, please administer test upon return.
Newly enrolled students will be tested in the Student Services Office within a week of enrollment.
It will be the responsibility of the case manager to notify administration and secure all tests for newly enrolled CPC students. Students will be tested in a predetermined, designated location deemed appropriate by Building Testing Coordinator and CPC staff. The testing room for new/absent students is dependent on availability.
All pre/post-tests pick up and drop off will be handled between the district coordinator and/or building administration.
Pre/post tests will be secured by building site coordinator. CPC Pre/post tests will be secured in building safe located at CPC.
Once the testing window is complete, remaining exams will be housed in Student Services for absent or newly enrolled students. CPC teachers will be required to notify building administrators of students returning from absences or newly enrolled students for testing. These tests will be delivered by building testing administration, only, for administration.
All completed tests with be collected and transported to the district test coordinator within 24 hours of the close of the testing window.
Beyond the testing window, newly enrolled students’ test will be dropped off to district coordinator weekly.