January 8, 2018
- First day of 2018 and having a great time learning from each other. Staff sharing their PD ideas from 1st semester.
- Great first two days of school for second semester.
Faculty Meeting PD information is in an e-mail that was sent this weekend. Please make sure you sign up for your new learning by Wednesday January 10th.
Thank you for the wonderful 1st day back as a staff!! It was a great reminder of how hard each of you work day in and day out for the students here at FHN.
Link to Powerpoint from Wednesday the 3rd
At the back-to-school faculty meeting on January 3rd, I shared the Action Plan developed by the Climate Committee. This plan was developed over a series of meetings in December. We are thankful for all of the staff input, and look forward to implementing the action steps that the climate committe has developed. We are confident that these changes will lead to an improved climate at FHN.
I am including the link to the Powerpoint that was utilized at the January 3 meeting. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1NGV_LP3d9y1ImaS7TGp3s7sDkvhrkihR-AovyF4gQcg/edit?usp=sharing In addition, there were three documents that were handed to staff member who were in attendance. Those documents are attached to this newsletter in case you were unable to attend. The documents are FHN Staff Expectations, FHN Admin Discipline Expectations, and the Discipline Flow Chart. Please save those documents for future reference.
There was a question after the meeting about the Teacher In Classroom Behavior Flowchart. That specific progression of activities was created to address repeated non-emergency behavior in the classroom. That is not a suggestion for what needs to be done each time a disciplinary event occurs in your classroom. I hope that clarifies some misunderstandings, and if you have further questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to any administrator.
We will be checking accountability to the Action Plan at various times of the semester. We will be using Kahoot as our primary method of monitoring, but other safeguards have been put in place as well. We will continue to flesh out the timeline for our long range Climate Goals at our next meeting, which will be held on January 23rd. Please join us is you are able!
FHN currently has 84.4% of students attending 90% of the time. At this time last year we had 88.3% attending at 90%. It is our goal for students to recognize the correlation between good attendance and their academic success in the classroom. With the help of over 20 staff members, we now have many students who are paired with a caring adult as part of the Attendance Allies program. While this number of staff and student pairings is great, there are probably twice as many students who could still use that mentoring relationship. Administrators may be reaching out to teachers to see if someone would be interested if you have that student in class. Thank you.
As you settle in for second semester, look for opportunities to continue to build strong relationships with your students and/or to form ones with any of your new students. Research shows that one way to do this is to work towards a 3:1 ratio of positive feedback/comments to corrective feedback. Look for the specific strengths of each one of your students throughout the semester and take time to acknowledge them.
We want to again welcome Dylan Collier as our new IT. Remember if you have any technology needs to complete the technology work order on your desktop of your computer.
We want to again welcome Dylan Collier as our new IT. Remember if you have any technology needs, please complete the technology work order on your desktop of your computer.
2016-2017 Staff Commitments to the Learning Environment
In order to improve the climate/environment at FHN, the staff commits to:
1. building positive relationships with students and staff members.
2. helping students to see the relationship between effort and success.
3. addressing any inappropriate behavior immediately to help set an expectation of appropriate hallway and classroom behavior.
4. giving clear and consistent expectations for device use and by enforcing them.
5. counting tardies consistently.