Wildcat Weekly

Week of October 23

THE BIG 4: Targets for 2017-2018

  • Instructional Technology
  • Personalized Learning
  • Progress Monitoring
  • Making Connections

Conference Reminder/Clarification

1. If a parent requests a conference with a teacher, the teacher arranges the conference with the parent. Teachers can invite a counselor or admin if he/she does not want to meet with a parent alone.

2. If a parent requests a conference with a group of teachers, the counselor sets up and attends.

CONNECTIONS SECTION- NO CONNECTIONS CLASS THIS WEEK BC OF MASTERYCONNECT TESTING!!!

MasteryConnect Testing Schedule

If you have questions about testing or the testing schedule, please see Mrs. Finlay.

Teacher of the Year Nominations- Deadline Oct. 26

Please nominate a teacher if you have not yet done so.

Did you attend a student event in October? 1 pt

Complete the form to earn your 1 CAT pt for attending a student event in October. We have many athletic events, play productions, and a book club meeting this month to assist you with this point.

Important Dates This Week:

There are two weeks left in October. Some may have not met with Dpts bc of the short week. Thanks to those of you who made the needed adjustments. Department meetings and PLC meetings should be completed Nov.2.


October 25- Make-Up Pictures for all grades(Seniors have to schedule theirs)

October 25- Maximize Turn It In Rm 138 3rd and 5th

October 25- AP and IB PD 4:00 C109

October 26- End of the 1st Quarter

October 26- Grad Rate Meeting 7:45

October 26- Maximize Turn It In 7:45 and 4:00 in Rm 138

October 27- ITLT second period

Coming Soon:

October 31- Faculty Meeting 7:45 am

October 31- Voting for Teacher of the Year at the Faculty Meeting

POWERSCHOOL PASSWORDS SHOULD NOT BE SAVED ON CHROME(ir FireFox)

Saving Your PowerSchool Password

PowerSchool users should NOT let Chrome (or FireFox) automatically remember/save your PS password. This is a security risk since anyone who opens Chrome on your computer would be able to login to PS as you!

If you need to see a list of your saved passwords in Chrome and “turn off” the saved password for the PowerSchool URL, follow these directions:

1. In the upper right corner of your window, click the Chrome menu .

2. Choose Settings.

3. At the bottom of the page, click Advanced settings.

4. Under "Passwords and forms" section, Click Manage passwords.

5. You can toggle the button to the Off position so you are not given the option of saving your web password.

6. In the "Saved passwords" section, all of the websites are listed which have a saved password.

7. You should select the icon at the end of the PowerSchool web address listed and select the Delete option so that your PS password is no longer saved.

Grades Due November 1

Q1 Final Grades are due November 1st by 4:00!


We heard your concerns and adjusted our process to eliminate the printing requirements.


It is imperative that you follow the directions carefully to finalize your grades!

Grade verification checklists from previous years or that are accessed on the staff drive are no longer the correct process! Please follow the directions on this e-mail to finalize your grades.


If you need assistance with this process Mrs. Finlay and/or Mrs. Taylor will be available in C109 all day on October 31st.


Step 1: Grade Prep Checklist

Use this checklist to ensure that your Q1 Report Card grades have been prepared properly. This form is for teacher use only. Do NOT submit this form to your IC.

Grade Prep Checklist


Step 2: Electronic Verification Form

**This is new!** Please use the link below to submit your grade verifications. Please note you DO NOT need to submit a paper copy to us, although we highly recommend printing a paper copy or save an electronic copy for your own records.

Grade Verification Form


Step 3: Finalize Q1 Grades in PowerTeacher

**This is also new! Follow these directions carefully** Click the link below for directions on how to officially finalize your grades in PowerTeacher.

Finalize Q1 Grades in PowerTeacher Directions


Once you finalize your grades DO NOT ENTER ANY MORE GRADES UNTIL YOU GET THE ALL-CLEAR FROM GUIDANCE!


Sorry to be shouty and use all caps but it's really important that the instructions are followed carefully. Let us know how we can help! Also, if you don't understand the cartoon you should go watch The Lego Movie. Happy Tuesday!


Kellyn and Jena

Woodmont High School

Mission

Woodmont International Baccalaureate High School is a comprehensive high school which strives to promote a climate of respect, knowledge, and caring while creating active, productive, lifelong learners who understand the multicultural world in which we live.

Beliefs

"Woodmont High is committed to providing educational experiences that prepare its students to be productive citizens of the 21st Century. Our school motto-Scientia est Potentia (Knowledge is Power)-serves as a constant reminder of our mission to prepare students for the challenges of adulthood."