The Raider Professional

What's Going On In Raider Nation Vol. 1 Issue 33

Jaliyah Knapper Wins Scholarship

Jaliyah Knapper is the recipient of the Archibald Rutledge Scholarship for Dance at Winthrop University. Only one student in the state is awarded this honor each year. Make sure to congratulate her when you see her on campus.
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Mrs. Jackson (USC intern) Finished Her Student Teaching At W.J. Keenan!

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Jaquan Bullock is our Radiant Raider Student of the Month!

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100 % Facts for Thought!

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Pictures From The Art of Dance Performance!

Leadership During Challenging Times

We were commended on how we handled a tough situation earlier this year when a gas leaked caused us to evacuate the building. Everyone pulled together to insure our students were safe!


We have to remember the times! Great job Raiders!

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Summer Opportunities For Students

Please share the following summer opportunities for students.


Partners For Minorities In Engineering and Computer Science


https://sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/engineering_and_computing/connect/k-12_outreach/summer_camps/pmecs/



If you have high school students interested in law enforcement, please have them apply for this opportunity.

Application:

https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/columbia/news/press-releases/fbi-columbia-accepting-teen-academy-applications



https://www.wltx.com/article/news/local/columbia-fbi-teen-academy-applications-open/101-2c9be037-91da-4857-a848-425c87f4aedd



If you have students interested in engineering, please have them apply for this opportunity.


https://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/engineering_and_computing/connect/k-12_outreach/summer_camps/pmecs/

After School Tutoring and Seat Time for Absences

Please remind students that we have after school tutoring, Mondays - Thursdays, from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Students need to contact Ms, Horton during their lunch period to sign up.


This is an intervention to help our students improve academically.


Seat Time due to absences


Students can make up seat time Mondays-Thursdays, from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. in our tutoring program. Students need to contact Ms, Horton during their lunch period to sign up.

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  • April 25-27 STAR Testing
  • Prom is April 29, 2022
  • May 3, 2022 Interim Reports
  • May 6 End of Course Testing begins
  • May 24 Senior grades due
  • June 3 Final Grade Verification due/last day for students
  • Quarter 3 ends on Tuesday, March 22, 2022.
  • Communicate with parents early to discuss student progress and behavior.
  • Make sure you are cleaning your classroom throughout the day to keep us all safe.
  • Per district policy, you should have at least fifteen grades reported at this time and there should be no grade reported lower than a 50. If you are teaching an EOC class, for the exception of US History, you will need to place the EOC grade in the appropriate column to calculate the 20%.
  • If you are posting work outside of your classroom, make sure that a standard is posted with it. If you have work outside of your classroom, a standard should be added.
  • Make sure that your phone has a current outgoing message so that parents can get in touch with you.
  • All students should have a blue pass when they are permitted to be in the hall. Please see Mrs. Lawson-Wilson if you need another pass.
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Parents and Teachers Working Together

When parents and teachers work as partners, children do better in school and at home. When working together as partners, it's been found that parents and teachers communicate more effectively, develop stronger relationships with one another and develop skills to support children's behaviors and learning.


Communicate to our parents and let them know how their student is doing!

Quick Reads For Motivation and Growth

Good Teaching Is Not Just About the Right Practices - Working from a place of caring, Rizga reports, the best teachers establish deep connections with students, and then build up to a “daily commitment to bringing in well-considered, purposeful practices and working child by child. Click Here For The Entire Article


The case for professional kindness in teaching - A teacher can be effective, efficient, inclusive, and strategic. Still, unless they are professionally kind along with these things, the learners suffer. Click Here For The Entire Article

W.J. Keenan High School

Our Mission

The mission of W. J. Keenan High School is to provide engaging educational opportunities through a rigorous curriculum, cutting edge technology, and partnerships to extend to our diverse community and produce first class citizens who will contribute to the present and excel in the future. WE ARE KEENAN!



Our Vision

Our vision is to create a nationally known high school that is highly regarded for its academic excellence, leadership in cutting edge technology, science, environmental, and career based programs. A high school that builds strong relationships with all stakeholders and continues a culture where the expectation is to lead, set the example, and raise standards for all to follow.