Week 8 - Rivalry Week

October 17-21, 2016

Blackhawk Bravos and Shoutouts!

This year you will find our Blackhawk Bravos in this Weekly Update. I will continue to announce them on Mondays. Please send me student names of those who

deserve a shout out and why. I have also started a new shoutout TodaysMeet- linked below.

Bravo for Hope Hernandez! She has been working hard behind the scenes to support the admin team!


Ultimate shout out to Ms. Smith for ALWAYS being a great support and having a cheery attitude while wearing a multitude of hats.3 days ago by Campbell

Big shout out to Dr. Woods for providing perfect materials for AVID PD!3 days ago by Campbell

Shout out to Celeste for always having an answer and being supportive.3 days ago by Campbell

Huge shout out to Amy Douglass for being an AWESOME AVID coordinator and for designing a great fieldtrip under challenging conditions!3 days ago by Campbell

To all the presenters on Monday. Thank you for all of your hard word and preparation. I thought it was a spectacular day!4 days ago by KWoods

A big shout out to Lauren Garrott for going above and beyond in things like creating assessments, sharing folders/resources and much more!4 days ago by KWoods

Shout out to Stacey Campbell for being the best, most patient, & most willing AVID partner a gal could ask for! Thanks for chilling me out!4 days ago by AmyD.

Shout out to Mrs. Davis and Dr. Woods for being awesome chaperones and dealing with our crazy AVID kids. Thank you!!!4 days ago by AmyD.

THANK YOU to Ana G. for sending out last minute messages to AVID parents when we ran very late on our field trip.4 days ago by AmyD.

Suzy T. I had the most fun in your presentation playing with the foldables and the edu-sketch. Thanks4 days ago by Rosemarie

Thank you Susan Finch for great lessons today. I know you felt rushed, but I got the most out of your presentations. Thank you6 days ago by Kay

Shout out to Hope for her help with Monday's PD!7 days ago by Rebecca

A BIG thank you to Liz VanDorn and Nancy Norton for keeping Math 3 rolling along and organized! You ladies ROCK!8 days ago by Benedetto

HUGE shout out to Ms. Cortez and the journalism staff! Countless evening and weekend hours to put out an awesome first newspaper!

10 days ago by M. Wheeler


Academic Word of the Week - CLAIM

I appreciate those of you who are using the AWOW in your daily lessons. I appreciate the emails and twitter usage. It's wonderful! Please keep it up.

We will continue to print the word and place it in your mailbox each Friday. Please be sure to post it in your room and use it with students.

We will be tweeting the winners and putting them on the front page of the website too.

Please post the word of the week green paper in your classroom.

Here are week 7 winners: Anthony Montoya, Vinnet Villegas, Preston Zillot.

Please take a minute to recognize these students if you have them in your class.

Information and Updates

Thank you! Thank you to the Ministry of Merriment, Mr. Webb and the culinary staff for a fun BBQ last Thursday. It was fun to get together, break bread and then watch some football!

Rivalry Week is upon us! The dress up days are fun and very workable. Please participate. I would love to take another staff photo (with a real camera) on Wednesday (Team / squad day). We'll send it over to PD and let the valley know that our CLAIM is that we are Being Bold and re-defining excellence! If you wear your shirt, please meet in the quad directly after school for a quick photo.

Ford Next Generation Learning: this is a conference held in the valley Wed - Fri. It is an off-shoot of the Nashville conference many of us who work with the CTE programs attend. We will be hosting educators from all over the country from 8 -11 on Friday. Mostly they will be viewing our CTE programs and possibly some core CTE classrooms. We will be holding a panel discussion also which will involve a few students, staff and community partners.

Block Day Breaks and Instructional Time: As I walk around campus I see many students out of class, especially on block days. Please do not give whole group breaks on block days. Instructional time is limited and extremely valuable. If you need assistance with how to organize your instruction on block days please let me know.

Digital Citizenship Day is shaping up. Mr. Magnera and Mr. Duke have made some adjustments to the plan. Please keep an eye out for a schedule early this week.

October Upcoming Events:

Great Shakeout Oct 20th at 10:20.

Digital Citizenship Day Oct 31st - Stu will learn about digital citizenship throughout the day in their classes. Teachers will have lessons for each period of the day. This will take the entire school day.

Planning ahead: November 2 - Homecoming Parade, Old Town LQ, late afternoon.

I added a text box towards the bottom of this newsletter. It's from the sunshine club.

Monday - CELDT Testing Make-Up (All Day)

Health and Wellness Week - Lunch Activities

Jostens - selling caps and gowns at lunch

Tuesday - CELDT Testing Make-Up (All Day)

Health and Wellness Week - Lunch Activities

Culinary Jr/Sr Trip to San Bernardino

Wednesday - Health and Wellness Week - Lunch Activities

Make-Up Pictures for Staff and Students @ 10:45 a.m.

LQ Booster Meeting @ 5:30 p.m.

PTO Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.

Thursday - Health and Wellness Week - Lunch Activities

Blackhawk Showdown @ 6:00 p.m.

Friday - Ford Next Gen Learning Site Visit (CTE Circle and some classrooms) 8 -11.

Health and Wellness Week - Lunch Activities

Professional Development Time - PLC Content Teams

This week SAST is for PLCs to work together to improve instruction and services to students. Please use the attached form as a guide for your conversation. If you wish to create your own agenda, please email it to me by Monday afternoon.

PLC Form:


PLC Teams: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ebDPP6MsoeIApzW-jZRqtevV8hzLkSxQOcQbPUDOU6E/edit

Athletic Arena (Varsity Sports)

Monday: Var Volleyball @ Xavier @ 7:00 p.m

Tuesday: Girls Golf @ DVL Prelims All Day

Girls Tennis @ Indio @ 3:15 p.m.

Var Boys Water Polo v Xavier @ 3:15 p.m.

Wednesday: Girls Tennis @ Cathedral City @ 3:15 p.m.

Var Volleyball v Cathedral City @ 7:00 p.m.

Thursday: Girls Golf @ DVL Finals All Day

Girls Tennis v Palm Springs @ 3:15 p.m.

Var Boys Water Polo v Shadow Hills @ 3:15 p.m.

Friday: Var Football @ Palm Desert @ 7:00 p.m.

Saturday: Cross Country @ Mt. SAC Inv @ 9:00 a.m.

Sunshine Club

Meredith and Susan Lemus are leading the sunshine club. Please let them know if you know of a staff member who is celebrating something joyful, struggling with an illness or sorrow.