Rosa Parks Journal

Week of January 11th

Moving Forward....

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." -William Butler Yeats

Teachers,by using ongoing student data to guide our decision making, designed differentiated and delivered instruction to meet the needs of each learner. We will continue to make every effort to ensure the success of ALL of our students. On last week we were able to discuss, some strategies that we will use to help our students reach their full potential. Though the use of DOK(Depth of Knowledge), we will continue push our students to think deeper and to apply what they learn in various ways. Through the usage of the Learning Continuum, we will analyze the needs of each student, and provide more intensive approach to meeting our students needs academically. Let's continue to work together to ensure that we are doing ALL we can to grow our students to where they need to be.


Professional Development....

Teachers. I hope that the professional development sessions were helpful. Please take a moment to click on the link below to complete the survey. Your input is valuable.

DIBELS Testing.....

The Districts DIBEL Team will begin DIBEL on January 11. The goal is to finish testing all k-5 students by January 22. Please take a look at the attached schedule and plan accordingly.

The team of 4 will need a testing location close to the tested grade level. Each tester will need 1 desk, 2 chairs, and a copy of each current class list. Ideally, it is best if students are not tested in hallways.

3-5th grade teachers will be responsible for administering and grading the DAZE portion of the DIBELS assessment. Information will should have been emailed directly to the 3-5 teachers and materials will be sent to teacher leaders for distribution. A DIBELS team member will collect the DAZE assessments and enter into the data collection system.

Upcoming Dates / Events

Monday 1/11 - AIR Rollout Meeting

Tuesday 1/12 -

Wednesday 1/13 - Staff Meeting 7:45am: EDINSIGHT Training (Comer & Holbrook)

Thursday 1/14-

Friday 1/15-

HQT Form

Teachers, please don't forget to see me to pick up your HQT Form. ALL forms need to be submitted to me by Friday January 15th.

10th Annual Rosa Parks Day

Teachers, please use the flyer to make sure students are preparing for this years Rosa Parks Day. This will be the 10th anniversary for this special day here at our school. Let's work to encourage students to write, write, write.....


Always be prepared for visitors. Our New Board of Education members are wanting to come out and visit each of the schools. If they happen to show up, make them feel welcome, but more important, show them what a wonderful staff we have here at Rosa Parks.

Also, Coffee with the Supt. is currently scheduled for Friday January 22, 8:00am - 9:00am.