The Raider Professional

What's Going On In Raider Nation Vol. 1 Issue 20

Engineering Students Present Their Redevelopment Concepts

Our W.J. Keenan students of Civil Engineering and Architecture had their last and final presentation for the semester. This group presentation featured their idea of Brownfield Redevelopment and Sustainable Engineering.

It's remarkable what our young people can do, when they learn certain skills, and apply imagination.

Congratulations to Ms. Dominique Davis and her students on a wonderful job!

Join Our PTSO and Win A Laptop!

Yes, you can be a winner.

All you have to do is join W.J. Keenan's PTSO. It's only $10 and all funds go to enhancing our school experience.

Click here for a PTSO form to complete and turn in to the front office.

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Delta Sigma Theta Gives $200 to W.J. Keenan High School!

Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., was founded on January 13, 1913, on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C.

To celebrate founders day, our W.J. Keenan Delta's and local Delta chapter donated $200 to our school.

We are thankful and appreciate the donation, which will go toward supporting our students.

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Keenan Students Get OSHA Certified

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After School Tutoring and Seat Time for Absences

Please remind students that we have after school tutoring, Mondays - Thursdays, from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Students need to contact Ms, Horton during their lunch period to sign up.

This is an intervention to help our students improve academically.

Seat Time due to absences

Students can make up seat time Mondays-Thursdays, from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. in our tutoring program. Students need to contact Ms, Horton during their lunch period to sign up.

Congratulations To Dr. Deirdre Hutson For Being Selected As Our 2022-2023 Teacher of the Year!

Dr. Deirdre Hutson is our 2022-2023 Teacher of the Year for W.J. Keenan High School.

"She is so much more than a Math teacher. She gets us. Because she cares, we want to get our work done," are the words from one of her students.

It's fitting, as Dr. Hutson continues to mold our student's minds as it relates to numbers and life.

Make sure to give her a big high five and congratulations!

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  • Report cards will go home on the January 20, 2022.
  • Per district policy, you should have at least fifteen grades reported at this time and there should be no grade reported lower than a 50. If you are teaching an EOC class, for the exception of US History, you will need to place the EOC grade in the appropriate column to calculate the 20%.
  • Students will report to Quarter Three/Semester Two classes on January 18, 2022.
  • The SLO process should be closed out in SCLead. Check your email from Mrs. Lawson-Wilson to know if there are any outstanding items that you need to complete.
  • If you are posting work outside of your classroom, make sure that a standard is posted with it. If you have work outside of your classroom, a standard should be added.
  • Make sure that your phone has a current outgoing message so that parents can get in touch with you.
  • All students should have a blue pass when they are permitted to be in the hall. Please see Mrs. Lawson-Wilson if you need another pass.

We Will Refocus On Reading and Math Skills!

In order to provide our students with the best foundation for success, we have to make decisions based on data. That's the only way to maximize the support we provide for our young people.

After analyzing our most recent STAR data and interim reports, we need a stronger focus on reading and math skills. More than 50% of our students in both categories need some form of intervention.

Here are some key strategies we will be rolling out in the next few days.

- Teachers will be asked to have students read and answer questions from a NewsELA article each week.

- Students will be provided with additional assignments based on their intervention level in Math and ELA to complete during Raider Time.

- Identified students will be required to use the homework focus plan and tutoring help forms.

Quick Reads For Motivation and Growth

Good Teaching Is Not Just About the Right Practices - Working from a place of caring, Rizga reports, the best teachers establish deep connections with students, and then build up to a “daily commitment to bringing in well-considered, purposeful practices and working child by child. Click Here For The Entire Article

The case for professional kindness in teaching - A teacher can be effective, efficient, inclusive, and strategic. Still, unless they are professionally kind along with these things, the learners suffer. Click Here For The Entire Article

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W.J. Keenan High School

Our Mission

The mission of W. J. Keenan High School is to provide engaging educational opportunities through a rigorous curriculum, cutting edge technology, and partnerships to extend to our diverse community and produce first class citizens who will contribute to the present and excel in the future. WE ARE KEENAN!

Our Vision

Our vision is to create a nationally known high school that is highly regarded for its academic excellence, leadership in cutting edge technology, science, environmental, and career based programs. A high school that builds strong relationships with all stakeholders and continues a culture where the expectation is to lead, set the example, and raise standards for all to follow.