MEDRANO WEEKLY

October 17, 2016

PEEK AT THE WEEK - 2nd Six Weeks: Week 3

Monday, October 17

  • Lesson Plans Due to Evaluator @ 8:30 a.m.
  • Minimum of 4 grades in GradeSpeed
  • Monday Fun Day
  • Admin Meeting - 9:30 a.m.
  • Manning - Out
  • PSAT Dry Run during 6th - 8th Grade Only
  • Football vs. Tasby @ Loos - 6:00/7:30 p.m. (Wallace)

Tuesday, October 18

  • PSAT -8th Grade only - 8:35 - 12:30 p.m.
  • Faculty Meeting @ 3:45 p.m. in Library
  • Band Concert @ 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 19

  • Davis - Meeting p.m.

Thursday, October 20

  • Think College Thursdays - wear jeans with college shirt
  • Faculty Breakfast in Eagle's Nest - Math Department
  • Social Studies Instructional Specialist - 8:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Compass Opening Ceremony @ 3:45 p.m.

Friday, October 21

  • FAIR DAY (No School)

Upcoming Events

October 24 - Math 2nd Six Weeks Common Assessment

October 25 - ELA 2nd Six Weeks Common Assessment

October 25 - Momentus Training until 5:15 p.m

October 25 - Issue Progress Reports

October 26 - Science and Writing 2nd Six Weeks Common Assessment

October 27 - Social Students 2nd Six Weeks Common Assessment

October 31 - Faculty Costume Contest

November 4 - End of 2nd Six Weeks

Motivating the Unmotivated Student

Do you have students that are already exhibiting a lack of motivation? If so, the article below is a quick read to give you some strategies on how to "light the fire" and increase motivation. Check it out!!

Francisco "Pancho" Medrano Middle School

Key Actions 2016-17


  1. Increase the quality of instruction through peer-led collaboration and high quality, researched based professional development with a focus on differentiation to respond to the needs of all learners
  2. Improve achievement for all students in the core content areas so that students will exhibit satisfactory or above performance on State assessments, and students below satisfactory performance will demonstrate one year of academic growth
  3. Increase teacher effectiveness through continuous progress monitoring by adminstration