Weekly Warrior

Volume 8 Issue 3 Nov 21st, 2016

Important Dates

Nov 22nd-Orange Card Celebration for select students
Nov 22nd-Field Trip for College and/or Career Ready Seniors to the Movies during 1st/2nd/3rd blocks
Nov 23rd-25th-No School Thanksgiving Break
Nov 29th-9th MAP Testing Through Math Classes
Nov 30th-9th MAP Testing Through Math Classes
Dec 1st-Distribute #iLearnPulaski assignments for Days 1-5 to ALL students in T2 classes
Dec 1st-Clubs 8:20 - 8:40
Dec 2nd-Second Junior Class ACT Prep Session @SCC
Dec 6th-3 Week RTI Reports Due to Department Chair
Dec 6th-10th MAP Testing Through English Classes
Dec 8th-10th MAP Testing Through English Classes
Dec 10th-National ACT date
Dec 13th-Winter Mock ACT for ALL Juniors
Dec 16th-Last day for Students before Christmas Break

Field Trip for College or Career Ready Seniors

On Tuesday, November 22nd, College or Career Ready seniors will be called to board the bus after announcements for a field trip to the movies. These seniors will return sometime during 3rd block.

Peer Observations--Coming Soon!

The purpose of Peer Observation is for teachers to receive formative feedback from a peer to help improve their practice. The Peer Observation is only shared between the teacher/peer and is an opportunity for teachers to engage in collegial conversations concerning pedagogical practice. If you are a teacher in your summative year, your Peer Observer should contact you and complete an observation sometime before Christmas break. If you are unsure whether or not you are in your summative year, see your principal to ask.


As mentioned at the beginning of the school year, our monthly Faculty and PLC meetings will not be held during the months of November and December. We will have Department meetings during these months, on the 2nd Wednesday. The dates for those meetings are 11/16 and 12/14 (not the 3rd Wednesday, schedule change due to Christmas break).

Each teacher will bring graded On Demand student writing samples to their December department meeting to discuss, so remember to practice with a prompt in at least 1 class of your choice sometime between now and the December meeting.
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Success With Higher Standards

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