Monday Memo

9.7.15

From the Desk of the Principal......

Greeting!

I hope everyone is enjoying their 3 day weekend! Happy Labor Day. I hope you are celebrating by taking some well-deserved R & R for yourselves and family!


By now, you have noticed that the Monday Memo has taken a new and improved focus on instruction. Each week it includes resources related to our instructional priorities, school vision, mission and goals, as well as general announcements and reminders. You can count on having this information at your fingertips each week. You can also rest assured that if it is included in the Monday Memo, it is a priority or standard of practice in our learning community.


Professional Learning Communities (PLC)
have gotten off to a great start. Now that we have STAR data and we have recently received our OCCT scores, we will begin developing our grade-level and school wide smart goals. Smart goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Reasonable, and Time-bound. Each team will create one goal for reading and math. PLC priorities for September are as follows: creating SMART goals, creating curriculum maps and student trackers in Mastery Connect, Administering your first common assessment with Mastery Connect, and a weekly review of lesson plans.


We have had a great success with Apple ID Sign-Up. Currently we have approximately 521 students signed up for Apple ID!


There will be a series of Blackboard connect texts/calls going out over the next week. They have already been recorded and scheduled for future times. The messages include information about iPad Parent Information nights, and reminders about school uniform and breakfast times.


The links included in this Monday Memo are the master faculty calendar and the future professional development dates.

Student iPad Roll-Out

Monday, Oct. 5th, 10am

5100 South Independence Avenue

Oklahoma City, OK

Tentative Details~ updates are forthcoming


10:00 Outdoor Ceremony Begins with specials guests (Joy Hofmeister, Rob Neu and Elected Officials)

11:00-1:00 School -Wide Sack Lunch Picnic (Rotating)

1:00-3:00pm In class iPad Activities led by classroom teacher


Off-site Parking and shuttles all be provided on this day for staff and volunteers. Please plan accordingly. On-site parking will be reserved for Media, elected officials and OSDE staff, and District leadership.


Volunteers from OU College of Education, Southwest Airlines, Apple Retail Store, and OKC Police Department will be on site.


Security will include both uniformed and uniformed police officers and police helicopter.


Additional details will be provided soon.

Important Information

Grades need to be entered into SmartWeb weekly. Enter 2 grades per subject each week. Administrators are randomly checking for consistency.


Lesson plans need to be readily available for administrators to review during walkthrough's and observations.


September Door Decorating Theme: The HEAT is On!!! Each classroom should have their door ready and leave it up through October 5th for our student roll-out.

Classroom Instruction that Works Posters

If you have not picked up your poster, please see me this week. This poster summarizes the 9 high yield instructional strategies that we are focusing on this year. These elements will be included in the "look-fors" during informal and formal observations as well. Please post in a place that you can easily refer to it.
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Classroom Instruction That Works Webinar Series- Video Below