Wildcat Weekly

September 21st - 25th, 2015

McNair Junior High School Vision Statement

Our vision for Ronald E. McNair Junior High is for every student to be high school ready with a college and career mindset by purposefully encouraging individual strengths, goals, accountability, exposure and participation in the global community. Each student will develop a desire to be his or her best self by purposefully aiming for academic and social readiness that produces global competitiveness.
Eric Whitacre - Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir 2.0, 'Sleep'

Happy Fall Ya'll!!

Happy first week of Fall!! I am going to miss the warm, long days of summer, but I am looking forward to cool nights, football, and all the beautiful fall colors! We have two weeks until Fall Break- can you believe it! Please stay focused and continue to encourage students to stay focused as well. We will administer Benchmarks next week. I will be emailing you the testing schedule this week. The video above is one of Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir "performances". Thank you for sharing Ms. Galbraith! It is breathtaking!
TEDxKC - Michael Wesch - From Knowledgeable to Knowledge-Able

It Was A Busy Academic Week For MJHS!

Check out the pictures below from the College Academy Reception, Rounds with Dr. Riddile, and our Culturally Responsive Training with Mrs. Crivello and Coach B.!

Week At A Glance

Football Game- Milton Frank at 4:00
Volleyball Game- McNair 3:30
Literacy Council- Mrs. Coffey's Office @ 3:30
ACIP DUE (Just an FYI)
JOJ vs. Buckhorn High School @ BHS- 7:00

Save The Date...

9/28-10/2- Benchmark Assessments
10/1- PLC
10/3-10/10- FALL BREAK!!!!
10/12- Grades are DUE!
10/13- Parent Pow-Wow
10/14- Learning Lab
10/15- PLC
10/19- Leadership Team Meeting
10/20-10/23- Dr. Riddile
10/21- Learning Lab with Dr. Riddile
10/23- Student 1/2 Day
10/28- AVID Site Team Meeting
10/29- PLC
10/26-10/30- Dr. Beaman

Duty Reminder!


I'm Committed To...

Don't forget- everyone is going to try teaching a lesson with a rubric this week. Here are a few tips:

1. Explicitly teach students how to use the rubric

2. Practice using the rubric with students. Practice with good examples and less than stella examples so they can practice with both!

3. Give students a copy of the rubric and teach them how to "check thier work" using the rubric!

Take A Look At These Teaching Channel Videos...