The Spartan Standard
Creating Coherent Systems That Promote Learning for All
Mary Rose's Schedule
Monday 3/10: PLC Collaboration
8:23 WASC Leader Training
9:15 Coffee with the Principal
9:30 WASC Leader Training
10:24 WASC Leader Training
11:53 WASC Leader Training
12:46 WASC Leader Training
3:30 Doctor's Appointment
Tuesday 3/11: CAHSEE Training
8:00 WASC Training @ D.O.
3:00 SSC Mtg. @ Categorical Office
9:00 Parent Meeting
10:25 CAHSEE Class visits
11:30 CAHSEE Class visits
2:55 Faculty Meeting
9:30 Parenting Series
1:00 Parent Meeting
3:00 S. Huezo
11:00 CV Field Show Meeting
6:00 T. Olaes
7:00 Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
2:00 Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Spring sports are all under way! Though our softball and baseball teams are playing away due to construction on their fields, there is still Track, Men's Volleyball, Women's Lacrosse and Men's Lacrosse.
"Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat" opened to rave reviews last Friday. Come and watch the biggest and most awaited musical of the year.
Check out the weekly calendar placed in your mailboxes or the school calendar through Outlook to watch. Students love seeing you at their events!
Welcome, Norah Jasmine Marrone!
Welcome New Staff
Please extend a warm welcome to Ms. Marsha Zakaroff who will be filling the vacancy we have in Special Education. She will be co-teaching in Science for 3 periods a day.
Our Chula Vista High Robotics Club, the Spartanators, competed at the Regional Robotics Competition at Valley View Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Ranked No. 32, the Spartanators created a defensive robot that they described as "feisty".
Welcome New Staff
A Desk for Ms. Kalaher
As we walk through this week, we will be looking for the following:
- Daily Learning Target and the agenda that supports its completion: How does your DLT transform as your lessons go through the Rigor-Relevance Framework? How does your agenda align to accomplishing your DLT? How does your instructional activity match the rigor of your DLT?
- Students talking to each other using Academic Language: How do you create opportunities for students to work together to use academic language as they engage in higher level thinking or high cognitive tasks?
- Common Core Transition: How do your lessons reflect the rigorous skills in the ELA anchor standards and/or the Mathematical practices?
If you have already peer observed, this PLC meeting should be used to discuss your observations, making note of what practices were effective and what adjustments to the structured student interaction practice may need to be made for future lessons. Please attach a copy of the lesson plan with materials and the summary of your discussion as a result of this whole process by 3:30 PM tomorrow, Tuesday, March 11.
Please note: This is planning you already do. Part of the work of the PLC is to ensure implemention of agreed-upon instructional strategies that promote achievement at a deeper level. Structured Student Interaction is one of them. If you have any questions, please see Mary Rose or any assistant principal.
- Vision, Purpose and Governance: Old Library
- Standards-Based Student Learning-Instruction: Room 152
- Standards-Based Student Learning-Curriculum: Room 158
- Assessment and Accountability: Room 162
- School Culture & Student Support: Room 153
I will E-mail, under separate cover, the information on who belongs to what focus group. The WASC Focus Group Leaders will be leading the activity on determining evidence under each focus group criteria. After 40 minutes, we will all assemble at the Old Library where we will conduct a Gallery walk to add input to the evidence for all other focus groups. We plan to gather the evidence and start writing in April so it is so important that you all be at this Faculty meeting.
For the Common Good
- MASTER SCHEDULE: Thank you for filling out and turning in the Teacher Information Sheet. At this time, the counselors are registering students. The tallies should be ready by April. The information you turned in is important to the master schedule team as decisions on assignments are made.
- ANTI-CYBERBULLYING FOLLOW-UP: I will be sending a letter home to parents regarding our stand on cyberbullying. In addition, a group of students, with the help of Matt Asano, made an anti-cyberbullying video that will be shown to all students on Tuesday, March 11 during Advisory. Your discussions with students really helped reinforce the message that cyberbullying is NOT freedom of speech. Please help reinforce the message to students that they must be responsible for their online presence. A link to the video will be on our website for parents and staff to watch.