Armstrong High School Weekly Update

Week Of October 5, 2015 to October 9, 2015 (Wk5)

"Membership Has Its Privileges - Building A Strong Foundation”


  • Lesson Plans are non-negotiable – Lesson plans must be submitted weekly using the new RPS format – UBD model – Lesson plans are a clear picture of Teaching and Learning opportunities in your class
  • Reminder to all teachers - please ensure that you are using your Daily Attendance Logs to keep documentation of your back up attendance. More Logs are available at your request.
  • Don't forget to return to Mrs. Murray your daily inspirational thought to be read over the announcements. Feel free to submit multiple thoughts of inspiration!
  • NEW Announcement Form! All announcements must be submitted electronically. Click on the link above. Announcements must be submitted the day before they are expected to be read.
  • Implementation of the 5-5-5 Parent Call Log has begun – Please see Mrs. Carter if you need additional information


Attendance

Attendance will start 1st DAY! Remember to only use the attendance on the home page of ASPEN. Mark students absent who are not present the 1st day. The system will turn them into NO Shows.

Teachers are reminded that Daily Attendance is to be taken in ASPEN within the first 15 minutes of class each period. Usage of the Daily Attendance Logs is not an option, it is mandated per the Code of Virginia - § 22.1-259.


ATTENDANCE INCENTIVE


To ensure we get the most benefit out of this initiative, please keep in mind the following reminders:


  • Tickets are to be handed out only to those students who have arrived to their first period of the day on time.
  • Do not give out tickets for any other reason. This is strictly an attendance incentive, behavior/academic rewards can be done separately at the teacher’s discretion.
  • Do not allow students to leave class to deposit attendance tickets, they should only be deposited during hall passing.
  • Please remind students to write their names on the back of each ticket. (yes, some will still forget, we know..)


Like any system, consistency and continuity are key. It's important that we have 100% compliance on this. If you have a 1st or 2nd period class, please participate fully, anything less will greatly reduce the effectiveness of this program.


If you need more tickets (or never received them in the first place) please let Mr. Carvalhaes know ASAP.


Security Reminders


  • All staff must wear their RPS ID at all times
  • Always lock up all personal items
  • DO NOT give studentsbuilding keys for any reason.
  • DO NOT open doors for staff. Side entrance will be locked by 8 AM each day. After 8 AM only use the front door entrance.
  • Restricted Movement means Restricted Movement! No one is to move when a Restricted Movement Notice has been given. Students nor staff are permitted to be in the hall way. It is for your safety!
  • DO NOT purchase snacks for students out of the vending machines. The Vending Machines in room 118 have been relocated to teacher work room.
  • DO NOT block a door if a students is trying to leave. Dial 501 to alert security.
  • DO NOT encourage students to leave you room. If you need a student removed, alert security.
  • DO NOT deny students entrance into class if they are late.
  • Please place notification on your door if you are relocating your classroom.
  • Follow the 30/30 rule, always!
  • Remember NO lunch starts at the bell!



Strengthening the Craft of Teaching and Learning


English


VDOE English SOL Resources


VDOE EOC Reading Spring 2014 Student Performance Analysis


VDOE EOC Reading Spring 2013 Student Performance Analysis


Text Dependent Questions: Sample Question Starters


Prompts for Text Dependent Questions



Science


VDOE Science Spring 2014 Instructional Guidance based on Student Performance


VDOE Earth Science Spring 2013 Student Performance Analysis with Instr. Guidance


VDOE Biology Spring 2013 Student Performance Analysis with Instructional Guidance


VDOE Chemistry Spring 2013 Student Performance Analysis with Instructional Guidance



Math


VDOE Algebra I Spring 2014 Student Performance Analysis


VDOE Geometry Spring 2014 Student Performance Analysis


VDOE Algebra II Spring 2014 Student Performance Analysis



History


VDOE North America Geographic Regions


VDOE Virginia Geographic Regions with Counties


VDOE Virginia Geographic Regions of Virginia Outline


VDOE CTE Career Clusters

"100 and 80" days to make a difference in the lives of our students"

Monday - October 5, 2015


RPS Portal is open for Interim grades --- last day to input grades is Wednesday, October 7th - 12 noon -- Interim report cards will printed the evening of the 7th and disseminated to students on the Thursday, October 8th


Begin to input interim grades for students who are on your class rosters - if you have any questions regarding students who may be possible "No Shows" or Homebound - Home-Base -- email Mrs. Murray


Mr. Jeff Rew will provide support to new teachers during your planning period on Monday and Tuesday.


Bell Schedule for this week - No Enrichment -


8:00 AM – 9:35 AM 1st Block

9:40 AM -11:10 AM 2nd Block

11:15 AM – 1:10 PM 3rd Block

Lunch A (1st Floor) 11:35 PM – 12:00 PM

Lunch B (2nd Floor) 12:45 PM – 1:10 PM

1:15 PM – 2:45 PM 4th Block

2:45 PM Student Dismissal


Weekly 90 Minute Professional Development - Media Center- 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.



Tuesday October 6, 2015


Bell Schedule for this week - No Enrichment -


8:00 AM – 9:35 AM 1st Block

9:40 AM -11:10 AM 2nd Block

11:15 AM – 1:10 PM 3rd Block

Lunch A (1st Floor) 11:35 PM – 12:00 PM

Lunch B (2nd Floor) 12:45 PM – 1:10 PM


1:15 PM – 2:45 PM 4th Block

2:45 PM Student Dismissal


Armstrong Green WorkForce Interest Meeting: Room 121 - 11:00am

(Teachers-- look for individual passes in your mailbox)


SACS Committee Meeting - 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Media Center


Wildcat Volleyball travels to Highland Springs. Boys play at 6:00 p.m. and Girls play at 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday October 7, 2015


Bell Schedule for this week - No Enrichment -


8:00 AM – 9:35 AM 1st Block

9:40 AM -11:10 AM 2nd Block

11:15 AM – 1:10 PM 3rd Block

Lunch A (1st Floor) 11:35 PM – 12:00 PM

Lunch B (2nd Floor) 12:45 PM – 1:10 PM


1:15 PM – 2:45 PM 4th Block

2:45 PM Student Dismissal


Last Day to input interim grades - 12 noon


NWEA MAP Assessment - English 9 & 10 Classes


Thursday October 8, 2015


Bell Schedule for this week - No Enrichment -


8:00 AM – 9:35 AM 1st Block

9:40 AM -11:10 AM 2nd Block

11:15 AM – 1:10 PM 3rd Block

Lunch A (1st Floor) 11:35 PM – 12:00 PM

Lunch B (2nd Floor) 12:45 PM – 1:10 PM


1:15 PM – 2:45 PM 4th Block

2:45 PM Student Dismissal


NWEA MAP Assessment - English 9 & 10 Classes


Christopher Newport University will be visiting with Seniors at 9AM!


Podium meets after school at 2:45 in room 246.


October 8 First Interim Reports sent home to parents


Wildcat Volleyball travels to Patrick Henry. Boys start at 6:00 p.m. and Girls start at 7:00 p.m.


Friday October 9, 2015


Bell Schedule for this week - No Enrichment -


8:00 AM – 9:35 AM 1st Block

9:40 AM -11:10 AM 2nd Block

11:15 AM – 1:10 PM 3rd Block

Lunch A (1st Floor) 11:35 PM – 12:00 PM

Lunch B (2nd Floor) 12:45 PM – 1:10 PM


1:15 PM – 2:45 PM 4th Block

2:45 PM Student Dismissal


SMART goals are due to your Department Chair


NWEA MAP Assessment - Earth Science and Biology Classes


5-5-5 Call Logs

DC: Common Planning Meeting Agenda


Wildcat Football travels to Henrico for a 7:00 p.m. kick-off.

Saturday - October 10, 2015


Senior Class Breakfast - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Wildcat Girls' Volleyball competes in the 2nd Annual Dig Pink Tournament at Huguenot HS at 11:00 a.m.

Questions, Comments, Concerns? Please email me at your earliest convenience.


As always, thank you for all of your hard work and for continuing to Inspire Excellence for all of our students!

Concerns and Updates


  • Senior Portraits by our very own Mr. Hockaday and the Yearbook student staff members - Armstrong Auditorium - select times 1st, 2nd, and 6th period
  • Make contact will all parents on your class rosters - informing them that Interim Reports are coming home on Thursday - to this end all parents should hear from multiple teachers prior to Thursday
  • NWEA MAP assessments for 9 English and Algebra I Classes - during the diagnostic assessment window, from Sept. 18 - Oct 16 - schedule forthcoming
  • Enrichment Period begins the week of September 21st - begin planning for the 45 minute enrichment
  • Seniors must take the SAT before January because of the new SAT scheduled for March. Any seniors taking the SAT in March will NOT have scores back until May
  • International Walk to School Day is scheduled for October 7, 2015
  • SMART Goals are due by October 9, 2015 to Admin Team.
  • Senior Class Breakfast - October 10th - Holy Rosary - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • update--Armstrong has been selected to participate in the 2015-16 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) - select classes - October 26th - 2nd period- additional information forthcoming
  • PSAT - October 14th - sophomores and juniors
  • Senior Class Installation - October 15th - Armstrong High School -
  • October 16 Early Dismissal for Students/PD Day
  • Term Grad Writing Assessment - Multiple Choice October 20th - Prompt October 21st - October 22 makeup
  • JROTC Blood Drive - Auditorium - October 21, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m
  • October 19 - 23, 2015 - Fall SOL End of Course Writing Assessment - Re-testers and Term Grad
  • Homecoming 2015 - Restore the Roar - Celebrating 150 years - October 26th - 30th
  • November 3, 2015 - City-Wide Professional Development
  • Gang Awareness School Assemblies grades 9-12 - parent meeting begins at 6:00 p.m.
  • 2nd Attempt for Term Grads -Fall SOL End of Course Writing Assessment - November 16 - 24, 2015
  • The JROTC Military Department will host its annual Veterans Day program- November 10, 2015
  • Graduation - Tuesday, June 14, 2016 -- 7:00 p.m. Armstrong Altria Theater
  • Are your lesson plans updated and outside of your door?
  • Please be mindful of the students that rotate out of your class with or without a pass. All students must be given a pass to exit your classroom. Hall walkers should not be given an exit ticket out of your room.
  • It is imperative that the Faculty and Staff adhere to all due dates and meeting times.
  • Make sure student attendance is taken in every class.
  • Please make sure you are honoring the 30/30 time frame.
  • All teachers are expected to stand at their door during the change of class.
  • Please encourage students to move along quickly. We all must communicate the same message to these young people.
  • Thank you for all of your hard work!
October/November Quick Glance Due Dates

Google Doc of October & November Due Dates. Can ONLY be accessed from @richmond.k12.va.us accounts.

Daily Announcement Form

Want to submit a Daily Announcement? Click this button! Requests must be submitted a day in advance.

Google Docs Blank Lesson Plan Template

If you are completing your lesson plans in Google Docs, this is the Google Doc to make a copy of and edit. Don't forget to rename the file to reflect your name and subject!

Google Drive Overview

Important information to remember when using Google Drive

Microsoft Word Doc Blank Lesson Plan Template

If you are completing your lesson plans in Microsoft Word, this the the Word Doc to download and edit. Don't forget to rename the file to reflect your name and subject!

Lesson Plan Guided Notes

A quick reference for the lesson plan format.

5-5-5 Parent Call Logs

Due every Friday to document parent contact. 5 minute calls for 5 students every 5 days.

Common Planning Meeting Agenda Notes Template

Due every Friday to Department Chairs to document weekly common planning meetings.

ASPEN HOW TO: Access Students' SOL Scores

AHS Quick Glance Document to assist in finding your students' previous SOL scores. Use this to ascertain their background knowledge to better assist them to succeed!

GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY eBOOK

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Article: Building Capacity

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Article: School to Prison Pipeline

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