From the Desk of Ms. Graham

Post Attendance for every class...


Happy April,

It almost baby time! Congratulations to Mr. Connelly who will be having his first baby soon. We are all so excited for Mr. Connelly and his wife and can’t wait to learn whether they will be having a boy or a girl.


Our last PBIS celebration was awesome! Thank you to the PBIS team members for working so hard to make the event a success. As always thank you, thank you, thank you, teachers for getting the PBIS cards to Mr. Hudson, Mrs. Gray and Ms. Daniel in a timely manner. We want to always ensure the students who exhibit HAWK P.R.I.D.E and are: Productive, Responsible, Involved, Determine and Eager in every area of the school, according to our Matrix, are able to attend events.


Teachers we hope you enjoyed the grilled hamburger luncheon as well. Mr. Jackson and I want you to know you are sincerely appreciated. Shout out to Mr. Jackson for grilling for the students and teachers.


Attendance Posting:

It is imperative that attendance is posted for every class block as well as for your homeroom. If a student is missing from your class please call and alert the front office immediately.


ACT Aspire/Alg I EOC:

Below you will find the testing schedule for the ACT Aspire and Algebra I EOC sent by Dr. McNeal on April 6. If changes are made to this schedule I will send them to you. Ms. Davis will be going over the ACT Aspire information to include testing locations at the April 20, faculty meeting. All teachers must attend this meeting to receive training on the ACT Aspire. PD credit is available.


April 28, 2016 (Thursday)

Algebra I EOC


May 2, 2016 (Monday)

ACT Aspire

Writing Online

3-8


May 2, 2016 (Monday)

ACT Aspire English Online

3-8


May 3, 2016 (Tuesday)

ACT Aspire Online Reading

3-8


May 4, 2016 (Wednesday)

ACT Aspire Online Math

3-8


May 5, 2016 (Thursday)

ACT Aspire Online Science

3-8


May 6-12, 2016 (Friday)

ACT Aspire Online MakeUp

3-8


TestNav

Students must have the TestNav icon on their laptops in order to participate in the ACT Aspire assessment. Beginning April 11, 2016 during first block on A and B day please check every one of your student’s computers to ensure the icon is there. If a student does not have the TestNav icon please send an email to me and copy Mrs. Boldin.


Educate Alabama:

Remember to enter evidence into your EA account for each indicator beginning with the month of October. All evidence should be updated by April 15. I plan to close out your accounts and add my final comments by May 15.


STAR TESTING:

We will begin STAR testing on Tuesday, April 12. Mr. Jackson is our STAR Enterprise BTC. If you have students that need their passwords reset or that cannot get into STAR please let him know.


Supply List 2016-17:

Please send me a copy of any supply list you have for the 2016-17 school year by April 20. Work within your grade-level teams and/or departments to come up with the lists. I will forward your list to Dr. Summerville for review.


Grading:

Please remember to add at least one grade per week in INOW per student. You should also add a “1” to indicate a student has make-up work.


Retention:

In early March I requested the names of any students who was in jeopardy of failing your class for the year (based on their current grade and past report cards-for this year). Thank you teachers for getting me this information in a timely manner. Be sure you have had a face-to-face conference with parents and that you document the conference.


Data Meeting:

The following departments will need to make up the data meeting scheduled on April 7:

English, Science and Social Studies. The make-up meeting will be held on April 20, in the data room at your data meeting time.


Drills:

We will be having two drills this month. Mr. Jackson will be getting these dates out to the faculty soon.


The weeks ahead:

STAR Testing begins April 12 (window opens April 11)

RTI/PST April 14

Progress Reports go home April 18

Data Meeting for:

English, Science, Social Studies April 20

Fire Drill April 20-8:30 am

No School Weather Day April 22

PLC Meeting April 28

PBIS Event April 29

ACT Aspire May 2-6

Data Meeting May 10