Staff and Partner Bulletin February 5, 2016
This Week at REA
The Week in the REA Community .
Monday, February 1, 2016 (A Day)
8:30-9:25- Hunter in Orange Pod First Floor
7:00 East End Community Council- LeBlond Center
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 (B Day)
8:30-9:25—Hunter in Orange Pod Second Floor
Reading with the Principal canceled
Myers out of the building- Lead Teacher Scoring - Mayerson
Varsity Boy's Basketball VS SCPA- 6:00 HOME
After School K-1 Cooking
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 (A Day)
7:30-8:55- Learning Teams- Chapters 5 and 6- Please be prepared
8:30-9:25—Hunter in Green Pod Second Floor
12:00- AP Professional Development - Dearwester Out of Building
After School 4-8 Cooking Club
Thursday, February 4, 2016 (A DAY)
8:30-9:25—Hunter in Blue/Yellow Pod Second Floor
8:00- PD Committee Meeting
8:15- Special Ed MeetingHawk Breakfast 9:30-11:30
2:30 Weekly High School Meeting- Ms. White, Ms. Green, Mr. Thomas
4:00-6:00- Family Literacy Night
After School 2 and 3 Cooking Club
After School: Whiz Kids
Friday, February 5, 2016 (B Day)
8:30- Myers and Dearwester in Juvenile Court
9:30 Budget Meeting - Ed Center- Myers and Harris outTeam Meetings
2:00 Principal Coaches meeting- Myers out of building
6:00 JV Basketball vs DePaul Christo Rey
7:30- Varsity Basketball- vs DePaul Christo Rey -Senior Night.
Next Week At REA
Monday: No Students- Leap Year
Tuesday: NO STAFF MEETING- CANCELLED
Tuesday: Mental Health Meeting
Tuesday: Reading with Principal
Tuesday: Myers leaves early for EIP
Wednesday: Data Meetings. with Eileen Diamond
Wednesday: Boys Basketball Game at Riverview
Thursday: LSDMC Meeting
Friday: No School - Learning Teams banked time
Friday: Myers out of building by 1:30 to meet with Dr. Lofton
NO STAFF MEETING ON TUESDAY. SLEEP IN- HOWEVER, ILT MUST GO ON AS PLANNED.
PLEASE DO NOT LET STUDENTS OUT EARLY DURING SEVENTH BELL TO RETURN COMPUTERS. THEY NEED TO DO IT WHEN THE BELL RINGS. STUDENTS ARE NOT TO BE DISMISSED BEFORE THE BELL.
Instructional Rounds feedback. WAY TO GO.....
In Social Studies in both Ms. Bohmer and Mr. Hess's classes, they noticed an increase in technology and student engagement. Ms. Bohmer was noted as being a model teacher in social studies, and Mr. Hess who went to a Demo Class is being outfitted with $100. of equipment. GO HESS!!! In English, they were happy to see that everyone was using text sets. They noticed particularly that Ms. Stehlin was using a Marzano's High Yield Strategy and Ms. Schnell did an outstanding job on the unit planning and was mentioned as a model for the district. In Science, they noticed what great relationships Mr. Strunk was establishing with his students, and Ms. Castell was using Google classroom and reviewing lab procedures. In math, it was noted that Ms. Wessel does an oustanding job with Ms. Hudson-Esptepp in co-planning and co-teaching. Although they visited the elementary classrooms, the feedback we received was for high school. We all look forward to seeing the elementary outstanding feedback soon. They did particularly noticed the use of text sets and all on pacing in our K-6 ELA classrooms.
Please hand in your sub folder today. We are still missing TEN folders. Please let that not be you!!!
- You may have noticed the district has supplied us with tracks for flood doors. This has caused our badge buttons to move. This is done so that they do not have to put up the yellow gunk on the concrete and also decrease the potential flood damage.
- It has been requested to have a door put into the library. This so we can hold meetings in that space and not be disrupted by other classes and we can have guests and teachers secure their items in that space.
- Finally, the door to the computer lab on the first floor will be keyed so that it works like the faculty lounge. Pat is ordering the lock as we speak.
Please click below for more important information about Doors: It will be discussed at our next learning teams meeting. Please be sure you are prepared.
Learning Teams Update
CELEBRATION GOOD TIMES, COME ON!!!!!!- Update on Priority School Status.
Originally, we had a "Technical Assistance" on our first quarter State report as a Priority School. There are steps with each report. They start with Technical Assistance, Improvement Plan, and CAP. CAP is very bad.....
We have been removed from that status because of our discussions and proof that we are moving to common planning next year. The new report has no technicals, as administration likes to refer to them.
We can do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!- Also please read the report that is titled State Response as it also outlines that there is legislation out there to have schools move out of this status within a shorter timeframe. Keep your fingers crossed.
Don't forget Literacy Night is TODAY!!! Hope to see you all there.
State CWT information- NEW INFORMATION
One Negative Nancy about this process is providing teachers with feedback. We met with as an administrative team and decided that we would put a small sheet on your desk that is a "Why You're Awesome" sheet. It will list positives and challenges. If there are many challenges, someone will speak with you personally. If there are challenges for the entire school, we decided to put some helpful hints in the bulletin as a form of feedback. Keep in mind, we will be discussing our issues as a school in our BLT - or Building Leadership Team- or as we call it an ILT.
Growing and learning to improve our craft
We are noticing that one challenge that is being missed is measurable goals are being left off. Please remember what that should look like. We created the document below to help you remember. This is a key way that we know the students are clear about what they are learning. Additionally, this was noticed in the instructional rounds. Please remember this is a good practice. We also want to make sure we are engaging the students with this objectives so that they are not appearing to be just posters in your room. Your agenda and measurable goals should change and not be static from day to day and/or week to week.
Please use this document as a guide:
Staff Handbook and Flood Manual
Staff Handbook Link for Riverview Staff Only: https://drive.google.com/drive/recent
Flood Manual for Riverview Staff Only: https://drive.google.com/drive/recent
Please review and provide your Team Leader with feedback. We will discuss in ILT.
Student Led Conferences
State Feedback from Quarter One and tasks for Quarter Two
Sign, sign, everywhere a sign, Blockin' out the scenery, breakin' my mind
Staffing for next school year
All preferential preparation bells will be eliminated next year. The prep bell for common prep will be rotated each year so that everyone will get an opportunity for a different preparation period. Elementary preparation periods will remain the same. This puts us in line with the CBA. Thanks to everyone who problem solved around this issue. Your Riverview Family appreciates your solutions.
ROUNDS: According to a meeting that Terri Wessel and Mrs. Myers went to, any person may apply for positions during any round. Round One begins on February 9th. Please be sure to follow the deadlines. There will be further info available to you through email and through Ms. Wessel, your Building Rep.
Professional Development Opportunities
Upcoming Mayerson Classes from the PD Committee:
Co-teaching Roundtable: Interested in learning about co-teaching. Here are some dates to keep in mind:
2/10/16: Instruction and Strategies
3/9/16: Instruction and Strategies
4/13/16: Data Collection
5/11/16: Becoming a Co-Teaching Model in Your Building