Staff and Partner Bulletin February 10, 2016
This Week at REA
The Week in the REA Community .
Monday, February 8, 2016 (A Day)
8:30-9:25- Hunter in Orange Pod First Floor
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 (B Day)
8:30-9:25—Hunter in Orange Pod Second FloorSnow day
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 (A Day)
7:45: ILT - Cancelled rescheduled for February 17th due to low attendance
8:30-9:25—Hunter in Green Pod Second Floor
Data Meetings- with Eileen Diamond
After School 2nd and 3rd Cooking class
7:00 JV and Varsity Basketball At Shroder
Thursday, February 11, 2016 (A DAY)
8:30-9:25—Hunter in Blue/Yellow Pod Second Floor
8:00- PSC Committee
9:00 Caseload Meeting with Special Ed Team
4:00 LSDMC Meeting
Friday, February 12, 2016 (B Day)
7:00 JV Varsity Basketball VS Jefferson
Saturday, February 13, 2016
FREE SHOPPING DAY CRAYONS
Next Week At REA
Monday: No Students- President's Day. School is closed
Tuesday: 8:15 Lead Teachers (team leaders) to discuss Student Led Conferences
Tuesday: Curriculum Council Meetings
Tuesday: Reading with Principal- Cancelled
Tuesday: Myers out at 12:30 for a Superintendent Meeting
Wednesday: 7:45 ILT
Wednesday: Data Meetings
Wednesday: 3:00 Principal Meeting for 21st Century Grant- Mayerson
Thursday: Principal Leadership Myers out of building
Friday: Myers out of building by 1:30 to meet with Dr. Lofton
Learning Teams Banked Time Friday, February 12th
Dr. Harris and Mr. Dearwester are both out today. Additionally, Ms. Hudson-Estepp is out today due to training.
Job Fair - February 20th
PLEASE DO NOT LET STUDENTS OUT EARLY DURING SEVENTH BELL TO RETURN COMPUTERS. THEY NEED TO DO IT WHEN THE BELL RINGS. STUDENTS ARE NOT TO BE DISMISSED BEFORE THE BELL.
Walk In Day - February 17
At about 9:25 we will walk out of the building with as many student groups as possible and line up by Kellogg. We will hold signs etc... and then walk in the building together at about 9:30.
Unfortunately, it is a jammed packed morning. We will have ILT, data meetings, and other things happening. Please respect the times of these events. Keep in mind, this is a joint effort to support our school and public education in general. District officials are to be on hand to assist with this event.
We have to do it a bit later due to the fact that we have mandated data meetings that preclude us from doing it earlier. Please understand this issue.
Instructional Rounds feedback. WAY TO GO.....
In Social Studies in both Ms. Bohmer and Mr. Hess's classes, they noticed an increase in technology and student engagement. Ms. Bohmer was noted as being a model teacher in social studies, and Mr. Hess who went to a Demo Class is being outfitted with $100. of equipment. GO HESS!!! In English, they were happy to see that everyone was using text sets. They noticed particularly that Ms. Stehlin was using a Marzano's High Yield Strategy and Ms. Schnell did an outstanding job on the unit planning and was mentioned as a model for the district. In Science, they noticed what great relationships Mr. Strunk was establishing with his students, and Ms. Castell was using Google classroom and reviewing lab procedures. In math, it was noted that Ms. Wessel does an oustanding job with Ms. Hudson-Esptepp in co-planning and co-teaching. Although they visited the elementary classrooms, the feedback we received was for high school. We all look forward to seeing the elementary outstanding feedback soon. They did particularly noticed the use of text sets and all on pacing in our K-6 ELA classrooms.
Please hand in your sub folder today. We are still missing TEN folders. Please let that not be you!!!
State CWT information- NEW INFORMATION
One Negative Nancy about this process is providing teachers with feedback. We met with as an administrative team and decided that we would put a small sheet on your desk that is a "Why You're Awesome" sheet. It will list positives and challenges. If there are many challenges, someone will speak with you personally. If there are challenges for the entire school, we decided to put some helpful hints in the bulletin as a form of feedback. Keep in mind, we will be discussing our issues as a school in our BLT - or Building Leadership Team- or as we call it an ILT.
Growing and learning to improve our craft
We are noticing that one challenge that is being missed is measurable goals are being left off. Please remember what that should look like. We created the document below to help you remember. This is a key way that we know the students are clear about what they are learning. Additionally, this was noticed in the instructional rounds. Please remember this is a good practice. We also want to make sure we are engaging the students with this objectives so that they are not appearing to be just posters in your room. Your agenda and measurable goals should change and not be static from day to day and/or week to week.
Please use this document as a guide:
Staff Handbook and Flood Manual
Staff Handbook Link for Riverview Staff Only: https://drive.google.com/drive/recent
Flood Manual for Riverview Staff Only: https://drive.google.com/drive/recent
Please review and provide your Team Leader with feedback. We will discuss in ILT.
Student Led Conferences
State Feedback from Quarter One and tasks for Quarter Two
Sign, sign, everywhere a sign, Blockin' out the scenery, breakin' my mind
Staffing for next school year
All preferential preparation bells will be eliminated next year. The prep bell for common prep will be rotated each year so that everyone will get an opportunity for a different preparation period. Elementary preparation periods will remain the same. This puts us in line with the CBA. Thanks to everyone who problem solved around this issue. Your Riverview Family appreciates your solutions.
ROUNDS: According to a meeting that Terri Wessel and Mrs. Myers went to, any person may apply for positions during any round. Round One begins on February 9th. Please be sure to follow the deadlines. There will be further info available to you through email and through Ms. Wessel, your Building Rep.
Professional Development Opportunities
Upcoming Mayerson Classes from the PD Committee:
Co-teaching Roundtable: Interested in learning about co-teaching. Here are some dates to keep in mind:
2/10/16: Instruction and Strategies
3/9/16: Instruction and Strategies
4/13/16: Data Collection
5/11/16: Becoming a Co-Teaching Model in Your Building