Weekly Newsletter - September 3, 2019
In Ken Blanchard’s video interview on Mastering Self Leadership, he states that “effective leadership is a transformational journey beginning with self-leadership” (2013). The personal work of leaders must include strengthening our curiosity, mindfulness, and positivity to continuously develop the reflective and healthy habits of becoming successful leaders. Leading schools and organizations are much more than the simple results of profit or test scores. Our life’s work and the people we serve are the measures in which we can show our positive impact on schools, communities, and the world. Leaders must intentionally focus on themselves first, so that they can develop the self-discipline, vision, and wellness to most effectively serve, inspire and lead through personally meaningful work.
Click on the video below to listen to the six-minute video of Ken Blanchard's interview.
Have a great week!
Your Student Services Team
Emergencies on Campus!
When to Call:
Threats (made in person, on social media, written, or rumored)
Weapon on Campus (found or rumored)
Drugs on Campus
Distribution of Inappropriate Material
Police or First Responders on Campus
Who to Call:
Kevin Kinley: 817-524-9532
If no answer the second point of contact is your Area Director of Student Services
Joe Baker: 913-749-7101 (Fossil and Central Feeder Patterns)
Laura Lockhart: 817-914-3107 (Keller and Timbercreek Feeder Patterns)
Assistant Superintendent of Student Services
Dustin Blank: 817-320-5869
- Stephanie Cantu: 817-744-1115
Appropriate Area Superintendent
Positive and Connected Cultures
It is time to begin our next phase of SEL work. If you are interested in joining the journey, please use the link to apply.
SEL Committee Application: https://forms.gle/1hMtkhAUJ8gSwmUp7
Attendance to all 4 meetings will be required.
Thanks for your consideration.
Updates and Information
- On September 26th at 10:00 we will have our first Education Support Webinar. The agenda includes: Required At Risk Training - Assessment Update - Student Culture Update. Click on the zoom meeting link to access the webinar. https://zoom.us/j/792155098 Please keep in mind it is the expectation you know the information presented on these webinars.
All the required ROCK Training PowerPoint have been posted to the Student Services Site under ROCK and training. All teacher, student, and staff training must be completed by Oct. 25, 2019. Click here to access all the pieces of training and attestation.
Click here to access the latest Assessment Newsletter
- We have sent Crime Stoppers/Friends for Life all the updated contacts for this new school year. Please be sure to post the posters in your bathrooms, libraries, ISS, cafeteria, counselors office, and main hallways. If you need any additional materials (posters, cards, etc...) please contact Rachel Gilbert at email@example.com She will be happy to deliver them to you.
- Sept. 4th and 5th - Required Assistant Principal Meetings 8:30-12:00 - Click here for meeting assignments: Optional AP Curriculum Work with C & I - 1:00-4:00. Click here for the working agenda for the day. It will be finalized the week of September 3rd.
- Sept. 9th or Oct. 7th 1:00- 4:00: Discipline Referral Do’s and Don’ts and Legal Department Orientation. This is required training for all new AP’s and is an optional training for existing AP’s. Both topics will be covered on September and October 7th. You only need to sign up for one-half day. So you may choose using one of the links here: Day 1 - Sept. 9 OR Day 2 - Oct. 7
- September 19th - Threat Assessment Training for all new AP's, Counselors, and SRO's. Click here for link to sign up
September 27 is the end of School-Start window for 7-12 grade campuses. Students who were coded as a dropout (98) for 2018-2019 must be enrolled in another educational setting by this date otherwise they will be counted as a dropout against your campus for accountability.
The R.O.C.K. Flyer is on the Principal Matrix with the live link.
More Professional Development for You!
As school leaders we have to respond to crises as they occur and if we aren't careful, it will take us away from our purpose. Mr. Kafele reflects in the book how his first few years of being a principal as 1. random 2. reactive 3. haphazard. As he grew into the role, he realized he needed to act with intentionality. Question 2: Do I aim to be intentional about what I do as a leader?
Click on the following link to give your input: https://groups.google.com/a/kellerisd.net/d/forum/kisd-aps
Joe Baker - Area Director of Student Services X1083
Stephanie Cantu - Student Services Assistant X 1115
Laura Lockhart - Area Director of Student Services X 1105