Beasley Weekly Updates

Week of 11/16/2016

The Science of Character: Using Brain Science to Raise Student Self-Regulation, Resilience and Respect

Hello Beasley Professionals:


This weekend I went to attend a very interesting Fall Conference in Boston, MA. Boy did I learn a lot!!! My head is spinning with new ideas to help our school to achieve Level 1+ this year. The more you know the more grow. GROWTH must be intentional this year. We are seeking 80% or more growth in reading and 65% or more growth in math.


We were so close this year. We averaged 3.6 and we needed to earn 4.0 to become Level 1+. The fact that we continue to show progress is the reason why I believe it will happen for us.


The essential question that came up was " Do you know how to talk to adolescent children?" Resilience 101. Key areas were: take away shame, take away from the dreaded lecture, give back control (learning and SEL) to the students and how we all can learn to manage streess

Beasley Parent-Teacher Conferences

Report Card Pick Up Day

We are tentatively scheduled to have Report Card Pick Up Day on Wednesday, November 18th and there will be no school for students. Are tentative times are from 12:00 pm to 6:15 pm. If there was a CTU vote for a different time I will need to know by the CTU Representative, Ms. Fallon.


Ms. Wilson, Asst. Principal went to a school specialty store to purchase achievement, perfect attendance and other certificates for you to give to students. Please see Ms. Wilson if you would like to give celebratory certificates for your students.


Please make sure to check the Report Card for errors. We would like to minimize as many grade changes as possible. This year our parent participation goal for Report Card Pick Up is 90%. Ms. Simmons has printed classroom rosters for parents to sign or initial their names. We will be collecting the sign in sheets to report in IMPACT parent pick data. If you have any questions, please let me know.


I will be checking 6th-8th grade Report Cards and writing personal notes to students as an added measure to show students that we care about their success at Beasley.

Beasley Professional Development Day 11/13/2015

1. A special kudos to our teachers, Mrs. Thornton, Mrs. Stockstell, Mr. Olson, Ms. Mun, and Ms. Armstrong. We hope that you were impressed by their leadership and more importantly the information that was shared. To recap, we did our SWOT analysis to emphasize the importance of showing more growth in reading and math, I learned from you all that you were interested in additional online programs i.e. Achieve 3000.


2. We have learned that the majority of our staff feels that Beasley students are safe.


3. A special thanks goes to Mrs. Addison-Davis and those teachers who completed their Personal Goal Setting Forms and submitted them to Mrs. Thornton. We hope that this customized model that we have developed by Marzano, Research Laboratory (2012) has helped to clarify Beasley's strategic priorities. Please submit both forms to me in order for us to learn more about your perceptions regarding how to improve the school.


BEASLEY TEACHERS AS LEADERS

REACH INFORMAL OBSERVATIONS

We will be conducting REACH informal observations for the next few weeks. Please be prepared for an administrator's arrival to your classroom. If you have any questions, please let me know.

QUARTERLY INTERIM ASSESSMENTS (LITERACY AND MATH)

Select teachers will receive school wide assessments to be given to your students. Please make sure to give them the assessment preferably on Tuesday, November 17th. We would like to disseminate the data at our next ILT Meeting Scheduled on Thursday, November 18th at 7:45 am in the LRC.


6th-8th grade students are to complete a literacy assessment and a math assessment. Please administer these assessments at your earliest convenience.

BEASLEY'S VISITOR'S POLICY

No parents are to roam in the school. If a parent or visitor does not have a BRIGHT YELLOW VISITORS PASS OR A VALID CPS ID THAT IS VISIBLE, YOU ARE TO STOP THEM AND ASK WHERE THEY ARE GOING AND TO DIRECT THEM BACK TO THE MAIN OFFICE. NEVER ASSUME THAT JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE KNOWN PARENTS, YOUR RELATIVES/SPOUSES, FORMER BEASLEY STUDENTS, OR ANY PERSON WALKING AROUND THAT IT IS OKAY.

ILT MEETING

Our ILT meeting is scheduled on Thursday, November 19th at 7:45 p.m. in the LRC.