The Bethune Bulletin

"To Engage, Inspire and Educate..."

Week of May 16-20, 2016

District Core Beliefs

· Our main purpose is to improve student academic achievement.

· Effective instruction makes the most difference in student academic performance.

· There is no excuse for poor quality instruction.

· With our help, at risk students will achieve at the same rate as non-at risk students.

· Staff members must have a commitment to children and a commitment to the pursuit of excellence.

Bethune Key Actions


  • We will use our District's core beliefs and philosophy to develop a culture of feedback and support to increase the quality of instruction.

  • We will improve the quality of Instruction across all content areas and for each sub-group by engaging students in rigorous work and higher order thinking skills.

  • We will use data-driven and differentiated instruction to progress monitor and increase student achievement.

  • We will engage and develop strong relationships with parents, community and volunteers to increase our college and career readiness levels.

School Goals for 2015-2016

  • 75% or higher Passing

  • 20% or higher Advanced Performance

Message from Ms. Hernandez

As we count-down the number of days left before summer break, please ensure we are consistent with our teaching and learning. Engage students in purposeful and meaningful activities. I have witness students creating Power-points on academic vocabulary and concepts, AR, Achieve 3000, etc. Ms. Lopez will share some project-based activities created by our very own teachers last year that can also be used. We still have ACP testing and we need ALL students 100% engaged.

Week at a Glance

ACP Testing

Monday, May 16


        Tuesday, May 17

        ARD @ 10:30 am (Kipple, Guzzone, Bice)
        ARD @ 1:00 pm (I. Morales)
        Campus Action Planning after-school


        Wednesday, May 18

        ACPs K-2/5th Math

        Thursday, May 19

        ACPs K-2/5th Reading
        PTA Performance @ 6 pm

        Friday, May 20

        ACPs Specials Written

        Resources for You!

        Great Teachers Don't Teach


        http://www.edutopia.org/blog/great-teachers-do-not-teach-ben-johnson

        Great read for ALL teachers!

        Reminders

        • Attendance on Gradespeed before 9:00 a.m.


        • Lesson Plans due Friday by 8:00 a.m. to CICs


        • Grades updated on Gradespeed weekly


        Please be prompt with picking up and dropping off students before and after lunches/specials.

        Upcoming Events

        • May 18-26-ACPs
        • May 23-Team Leaders Mtg./Attendance
        • May 27-AR Store

        A Very Happy Birthday!

        Bethune Leadership Team

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