LRMS: Week at a Glance

November 30 - December 4, 2015

Sayings from Sarah

Welcome Back, Radloff Family!! I certainly hope you each had a restful and wonderful Thanksgiving Break, and are now ready for "The Final Countdown" to the end of the semester. With only 15 days until we have another (and longer!) break, there is much to accomplish in the coming days. According to our latest ABC report, we still have 324 students failing one or more courses. I know you all are trying myriad ways to get kids to do more, to engage deeper, and to produce better results --- please continue to share stories of success, so that we might each grow our intervention toolbox. Also, continue to help students keep their eyes focused on the district post-tests, which are coming rapidly -- I KNOW these are on your minds; please help keep them at the forefront of our students' attention! If there's something any of the administration or I can do to support your efforts these final weeks, please ask!!!

News You Can Use

1) Kudos, Congratulations, and Good News:

Just want to issue a KUDOS to everyone who has gone "above and beyond" recently -- there have been some truly EXTRAordinary efforts, and they have certainly been noticed! You all are GREAT role models for our kids -- thank you for what you do!!!

2) End of Semester -- Parent Communication/Documentation

Please make sure that you retain ALL documentation of parent communication from throughout this first semester, particularly if any child is failing any subject. No student should fail a course without a parent receiving ample and multiple forms of communication about the student's progress as well as any interventions offered.

3) Tutoring/Make-up Work

Encourage students to participate fully in all tutoring opportunities and/or make-up work (retest) opportunities. Be clear in all communication about these opportunities. Use your C&I pages to give students other resources to gain and show mastery of the AKS.

Louise Radloff Middle School

"Radloff Reads. . . .Radloff Reaches . . and Radloff is READY!"

Events of the Week

Monday, November 30

8:15 a.m. -- Special Ed. Department Meeting

8:50 a.m. -- Counselor's Meeting

9:30 a.m. -- ELT

Tuesday, December 1

Note--No Faculty Senate meeting this month -- please send all good news, questions, and or concerns to your Faculty Senate representative

8:30 a.m. -- 12:30 p.m. -- Meadowcreek Cluster Vertical STEM Meeting (SD room & Conf. rom #2)

9:30 a.m. -- ELT

LA/MA CATs during Planning

4:15 p.m. -- Make-up Faculty Meeting (from Friday, 11/20) -- in Cafeteria

Wednesday, December 2

8:15 a.m. -- School-wide Morning Tutoring

9:30 a.m. -- Advisement

Thursday, December 3

8:15 a.m. -- PBIS Meeting

9:30 a.m. -- ELT

SC/SS CATs during Planning

5:00 p.m. -- HOME OPENING Basketball Games vs. Duluth (at MHS)

Friday, December 4

8:00 a.m. -- GUFG Academy Meeting

8:15 a.m. -- Counseling Advisory Committee -- SD room

9:30 a.m. -- ELT

Staff Development Meetings during all Plannings--bring your laptops to SD room

11:40 a.m. -- Connections Collab Planning

Saturday, December 5

9:00 a.m. --Home Basketball Games vs. Northbrook (at MHS)


  • Monday, December 7 - Tuesday, December 8 -- SPG Post-tests -- 7th/8th grade Connections
  • Monday, December 7 -- STEM/eClass Consortia (8:15 a.m.) -- Dail's room
  • Tuesday, December 8 -- 1st round of Science Fair in Cafeteria
  • Tuesday, December 8 -- 8th grade Symphonic Band, Chorus, & Orchestra Concert -- 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 9 -- FIREDRILL
  • Thursday, December 10 - Friday, December 11 -- DA LA/MA Written Response Tests
  • Monday, December 14 - Thursday, December 17 -- District Assessments
  • Tuesday, December 15 -- 7th grade Band, Chorus, and Orchestra Concert -- 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 16 -- Academy Awards (6:00 p.m.)
  • Friday, December 18 -- Faculty Meeting/Holiday Breakfast (8:00) --- Paloozas throughout the day during Connections time