Weekly Warrior

Volume 2 Issue 5 December 8, 2014

Important Dates

Dec 8th- EGAT Day @The Center
Dec 9th-Pep Rally during 5th block
Dec 10th-Grade 11 PLC- Bring writing samples
Dec 11th-Clubs
Dec 11th-Faculty Potluck- Prior to Parent Conferences--Please sign up and join us for a time of Christmas fellowship!!
Dec 11th-Parent Teacher Conferences 4:30-6:30
Dec 12th-
WIN Software Training for PLCS, Special ed. and Intervention teachers during planning period in library
Dec 12th-ASVAB results discussion with Chad McQueen
Dec 12th-Movie for Orange Card recipients during 4th & 5th
Dec 17th-Grade 9, Grade 12, & Credit Recovery PLCs
Dec 18th-Green Dot Survey administered through Senior English Classes
Jan 15th-PGES Peer Observations completed

CERT Scores

Scores from Tuesday's Mock ACT are available for students to see when they login to CERT. The link is on the school's website. The students just need to use their school email address (ex. john.doe@stu.pulaski.kyschools.us) and their password, which will be either swhs or warriors. Remind them to look at their scores from Assessment 2, but also to look for growth from Assessment 1 to Assessment 2.

PGES-Student Voice

What is the Student Voice Survey?

The Student Voice Survey is an online survey, developed by the Kentucky Department of Education that asks grade 3-12 students to give feedback on specific aspects of the classroom experience, organized around seven elements of teaching practice: support, transparency, understanding, discipline, engagement, nurturing, and trust. These elements form the acronym STUDENT. The survey generates information both about how students experience teaching practices and learning conditions in the classroom as well as information about how students assess their own engagement.

As part of the PGES, you will be asked to select a class to administer the Student Survey to between March 4th and March 25th. The students will answer the survey questions through the student portal in Infinite Campus. You will receive the results in your CIITS account a few weeks later.

Please give your students the opportunity to see these questions – and respond to them – on multiple occasions prior to the actual March survey. You can give this survey to all of your classes on occasion in order to inform your instruction and to assist you in becoming a more effective teacher. You could actually have students to answer on a gradecam sheet initially as you collect formative data from this process.

See the link below for the actual survey:

Success With Higher Standards

Southwestern High School will strive to graduate every student college/career ready and prepared for the 21st century.