Tiger Beat

Acton Weekly Update: 2/16/18

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FTCSC Hedgehog Focus

1. Accepts LEARNING as the fundamental purpose of our district and therefore are willing to examine all practices in light of their impact on learning.

2. Is committed to working together to achieve our collective purpose. We cultivate a COLLABORATIVE CULTURE through development of high-performing teams.

3. Assesses our effectiveness on the basis of RESULTS rather than intentions. Individuals, teams, and schools seek relevant data and information and use that information to promote continuous improvement.

Nuts and Bolts

On Friday, 2/16/18 at 6:00pm, the NEW District Grading Scale will be added to all 17-18 teacher grade books by Infinite Campus.

Teachers will need to repost 1st semester grade books, posting instructions are attached. BEFORE reposting, it is important to clear cookies/cache from Chrome, please review the attachments in the original email.


The grading windows to repost will open on Tuesday, 2/20/18 at 7:00am and close on Wednesday, 2/21/18 at 12:00pm.

Grades 1 and 2:

· Repost your Q1 and Q2 Nine Weeks grade books

Grades 3 through 5:

· repost your Q1 Nine Weeks grade book

· then repost your Q2 Nine Weeks grade book

· last repost your Q2 Semester grade book

Related Arts:

· Repost your Q2 Semester grade books

The Franklin Township Education Foundation (F*TEF) announces its 2018 Spring Grant program.

Please review the attachment for guidelines and application requirements.

FTEF Application

All applications are due by Monday - April 9, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. for consideration.

No proposals will be accepted after the deadline. Our Grants Committee will review each application and may request additional information from the applicant, school administrators or curriculum coordinators, if needed.

PBIS Audit for Acton and FTCSC

Our PBIS audit is coming THursday, March 15th, in the afternoon. This is a pretty involved process and your help and flexibility are most appreciated!!!

Our district is utilizing the PBIS team from Indiana University in Bloomington to help us strengthen our PBIS programming in our schools. They are conducting an audit at all 7 elementary schools, both middle schools, and the high school. The goal is not only to improve practices, but also to gain more consistency between buildings for our students in the township.

The visit consists of a principal interview, a meeting with members (1-3) of the PBIS Team, very brief (2-5min.) student and staff interviews, building walkthrough and 2-3 focus group sessions with Staff (20min. maximum each session). Before/After school, lunch time, or prep periods are good times to coordinate focus groups.

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Tuesday: PLC-Grade Level PLC Data Focus and going over DIBELS scoreboard.

Wednesday: Continued Trauma PD

Acton Mini-Lesson Bank

Quarter 3 PD/PLC Calendar

Two New ISTEP Resources Released!!!!!

New Educator Resource: Scoring and Rubric Training for Math and Language Arts

Several new scoring courses are now available for educators. These courses provide information and training regarding ISTEP+ open-ended items and rubrics.

This memo provides additional course details and access information. Click the link below.

The DOE just released more applied skills writing prompts and math examples along with scoring guides and rubrics. GREAT STUFF!!!! Please look through and use with students as you see appropriate.


What's Coming Up


19 President’s Day- WE ARE IN SCHOOL!!!

20-23 Read Across America Week

23 PTO Father/Daughter dance

26-Mar 9 ISTEP

26 School Board Meeting

28 Robotics club


5 Evacuation Drill

6 5th grade field trip

9 End of grading period

9 JRFH winners to SkyZone

12-16 IREAD

13 KDG Field Trip

14 Principal Appreciation

16 All Pro Dads


Brook Wessel-Burke

Cell: 317-331-1920

Twitter: @bwesselburke

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