Feb 1st, 2016
Wow did January fly by! It is hard to believe that we are already into February. Grades should be posted for our first progress report of the quarter this Wednesday. Before we know it Spring Break will be upon us!
This week you should be administering your CFA if you have not already done so. This will allow you to analyze your results with your team and possibly put some correctives and enrichments in place. On Monday the admin team is getting a tutoring session on how to give feedback on blackboard. If all goes well we will be able to provide your team with some feedback on your CFA that you downloaded last week. If you have not downloaded your CFA please do some quickly.
Winter sports are winding down. Our soccer teams finished their session last week and both missed state play offs by a few spots. Both teams had an excellent session and I am very proud of these young men and women as well as all the coaches that took part in creating such a great experience. I had a unique opportunity this year to watch our team as my son played against them. I was so proud of the good sportsmanship that was extended to him and the level of competition that was displayed by our AZTECS! I am already anxious for next years session to begin! Basketball's regular session will wrap up this week, with both teams very close to making playoffs we will keep a close eye on this weeks games! Wrestling goes to sectionals on Friday, so we will know next week if we have any athletes going to state competition. Good luck to both Basketball and Wrestling this week.
Have a wonderful week and don't pack up those boots and sweaters just yet, looks like you may need them this week!
Our Juniors are getting an amazing opportunity to take the ACT for free. Please do your best to make sure students understand the importance of this opportunity. Below is a link that has an ACT question of the day. This can be used as a class opener or transitional activity.
The Helios Education Foundation presented at the board meeting on Jan. 26th. In this presentation they expressed their belief that education changes lives and strengthens communities. By giving more students access to the ACT, we will increase the conversations and opportunities for more students to attend post secondary schooling.
How can you help our students prepare for this or any of the standardized tests that they are about to experience, whether that be ACT, AZMERIT, AIMS, AP, or their EOCA?
Biggest Loser Competition
The results are in and Mr. Stinnett is holding on tight to the lead! He is at an impressive 8.48% loss, however I feel like he can't have much more to lose. Who is on his heals, that would be Jeff Newman with 6.43% loss and Geoff Johnson at 5.48% loss. Everyone involved is doing great it is exciting to see the progress. Who will be the ultimate LOSER?
One of the most important jobs we have as teachers is supervision. This is a task that we do so frequently we sometime overlook it. The crucial piece is to never leave students unsupervised. This means not allowing students to be in your classroom without you or another adult or never leaving your room unattended during a class period. If you knowingly leave students you are responsible for alone in your room, should something occur you would be held responsible. Supervision seems like a small thing when things go right, but when things go wrong it is a very large thing. This is just a little reminder to never leave students unsupervised.
We are very lucky to have access to computers to use with our students. A few items have popped up in caring for them. Please bring carts back to the library at the end of the day when you are done using them. Carts should be retrieved and picked up by teachers. I had to stop a group of kids from riding one of the carts recently! You should also not keep a cart more then 2 weeks at a time, so all teachers can have access to computers when they need them.