Middle School Principal Newsletter

March 2014

Break is Just Around the Corner!

Don't forget to take care of yourself, while you are taking care of everything else!


  • Plan for the future
  • Eat healthier
  • Get back into a sport/move
  • Connect with friends (if you have any left) and family
  • Take a mental break
  • Celebrate what goes well
  • Delegate some items

Don't forget about your own Evaluation!

Don't forget about your own evaluation as you are doing everybody else:



  • 25% of evaluation is based on student growth
  • Progress towards school improvement goals
  • Attendance data
  • Random Sampling of Evaluations
  • Parent, Student and Staff Feedback


Don't forget to use the technology you have: Synergy, iPad, mischoolsdata, etc...

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Videos that will move/move your staff....

Lead India - The Tree
Freedom Writers (2/9) Movie CLIP - Not So Different (2007) HD
Devoting More Jim Nicholas

MASSP March Links

Click here for the principal's March checklist

MDE Requirements and Dates

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School Improvement/ASSIST Updates

School Improvement and ASSIST Updates:

Assistance with the School Improvement process and the ASSIST website. Sessions repeat: select a.m. or p.m.


March 7 – 8:30 a.m. –11:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m.-- 3:30 p.m., Genesee Area Skill Center

April 23 – 8:30 a.m. –11:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m.-- 3:30 p.m., Genesee Area Skill Center


MISchool Data

A general overview/update on the MISchool Data website


March 27 – 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., GISD Davis Education Center

April 21 – 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., GISD Davis Education Center


Using MISchoolData.org for School Improvement

Receive guidance on completing the School Data Profile Diagnostic on the ASSIST website. Participants will receive a complimentary detailed guidebook on the School Improvement process. Sessions repeat: select a.m. or p.m.


May 1 – 8:30 a.m. –11:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m.-- 3:30 p.m., GISD Davis Education Center

May 8 – 8:30 a.m. –11:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m.-- 3:30 p.m., GISD Davis Education Center


School Improvement Technical Assistance

An open, walk-in session to work with Dave Treder on your School Improvement documentation.


May 14 – 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., GISD Davis Education Center

May 20 – 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., GISD Davis Education Center

June 18 – 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., GISD Davis Education Center

June 20 – 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., GISD Davis Education Center

Spring Professional Learning e-Catalog is here!

Our Spring PD Edition is here! Check it out to find many refreshing professional learning ideas!

Upcoming Professional Development