Friday Review

Friday, January 6, 2017

Benchmark & CTE Post-Assessments Calendar and Updates

Monday, January 9- 8th Grade Science Online (8th grade adjusted schedule only)

Tuesday, January 10- 6-8 English Language Arts Paper/Pencil (school-wide adjusted schedule)

Wednesday, January 11- 6-8 Mathematics Paper/Pencil (school-wide adjusted schedule)

Thursday, January 12- Make Ups; Students who test Math over 2 days

Friday, January 13- Math I Online; Students who test ELA over 2 days

Monday, January 16- MLK Holiday, No School

Tuesday, January 17- Make Ups & Students who test over 2 days

Wednesday, January 18- CTE Post-Assessments; Benchmark Make Ups
(Benchmark Window Closes)

Thursday, January 19- CTE Post-Assessments

Friday, January 20- CTE Post-Assessments Make Ups, CTE Presentations


  • A detailed schedule and accommodations plan was placed in your box on Thursday, January 5. Should you misplace your copy, Team Leaders and Mrs. Janet Jacobs have extras.
  • Teachers who are scheduled to give the 6th Grade ELA Check-In on Tuesday are to meet with Ms. Brayboy during your planning period or after school on Monday, January 9 to review that process (this is an NCDPI administered test). Those teachers are: ALL 6th Grade Homeroom Teachers (P. Best, L. Francis, T. Frazer, C. Johnson, K. Oswald, H. Smith, J. VanDeVelde, M. Williams, T. Williams), J. Odom, D. Motz, D. Hersey, R.A. Harris, X. McRae, J. Allen, J. Scott, C. Snell, and L. Fehlman.
  • CTE State Post- Assessments are administered through SchoolNet and will require that students be able to log in and complete the assessment within the regular class time. With that said, please do not change student usernames and passwords. Students enrolled in CTE classes are using School Net on a regular basis and should know their username and password. If you change this information, it will prevent CTE teachers from completing the assessment in the time allocated.

  • On the days of CTE Post-Assessments, please allow students to use the restroom PRIOR to electives to ensure they have time to take the test during the class period. Also, ensure that students report to class on time. Students will not be allowed to enter the testing area once the test begins.
  • Please contact Camille Goins and/or a CTE teacher with questions/concerns regarding CTE State Post-Assessments.


What's New?

  • There was an error in the last Friday Review. This Friday, January 6 was suppose to be Character Education, according to our original schedule. Administration decided to go ahead and have clubs on Friday, January 6. Nothing was scheduled for next Friday, January 13 due to benchmarks. However, we will have Character Education on Friday, January 13 since the only benchmark testing that day is Math I (8th grade). We will resume the regular, original schedule and clubs will be held on Friday, February 20.
  • Anyone interested in coaching baseball or softball? Please see Coach Hersey before the end of the day on Monday, January 9th.
  • The end of the 9 weeks is Friday, January 20. Monday, January 23 is an Optional Teacher Workday. Report Cards will go home on Wednesday, January 25.

Strategies and Actions to Reach Under-Resourced Learners

Tuesday, Jan. 10th, 3:15pm

AB Gibson Building

This training gives you in-depth information to help you understand class differences and 10 actions you can implement the next day in the classroom to achieve impact. This workshop is based on the book A Framework for Understanding Poverty by Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D. After participating in this workshop, you will:

  • Use concrete strategies that impact the achievement of students from poverty
  • Better understand how economic class affects behaviors and mindsets
  • Develop stronger relationships with their students to impact behavior and achievement
  • Identify key instructional strategies that meet the needs of the under-resourced learner
  • Understand the hidden rules of economic classes and how they apply to their classrooms
  • Reduce their discipline referrals

The first session January 10 (3:15-4:30) or 26 (4:00-5:15) will focus on Actions 1-3. To sign up for either January 10 or 26, CLICK HERE: https://docs.google.com/a/scsnc.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelnwt5dr_snhWlskk_Zp8KnpHBDXopFRPOCCp_b6IX5r4ZXw/viewform


The second session February 16 (3:15-4:30) or 28 (4:00-5:15) will focus on Actions 4-10. To sign up for either February 16 or 28 CLICK HERE: https://docs.google.com/a/scsnc.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc8qWbKmY83cm32yLovq3BEx8VnMFSDGq5BdsXD3uF3OOsIXw/viewform

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This Week

Monday, January 9- 8th Grade Science Benchmarks (8th grade adjusted schedule only); Administrative PLC 9:00am; CTE PLC 12:30 pm; GEAR UP Support at SHMS rangelmoore@scotland.k12.nc.us; EC PLC at 3:45pm; MTSS at 3:45pm; Basketball vs. Hamlet at Home (Admissions- J. Scott & D. Knauss; Concessions- D. Motz; Monitors- D. Davis & J. Odom; Administration- Dunham)

Tuesday, January 10- 6-8 English Language Arts Benchmarks (school-wide adjusted schedule); Strategies and Actions to Reach Under-Resourced Learners, Session 1 at 3:15; Faculty Meeting at 3:45 (Elective Teams Refreshments)

Wednesday, January 11- 6-8 Mathematics Benchmarks (school-wide adjusted schedule); Digital Facilitator on campus; Wacky Wednesday; Business due to Mary Locklear for next SIT Meeting; Principal Leadership at Central Office

Thursday, January 12- Benchmarks Make Ups; Students who test Math over 2 days; Assistant Principal Leadership at Central Office; Basketball at East Hoke (dismissal at 3:10pm)

Friday, January 13- Math I Benchmark Online; Students who test ELA over 2 days; Character Education

Looking Ahead

Monday, January 16- MLK Holiday, No School

Tuesday, January 17- Benchmark Make Ups & Students who test over 2 days; Grade Level House and Team Meetings; Electives Team Meeting

Wednesday, January 18- CTE Post-Assessments; Benchmark Make Ups
(Benchmark Window Closes); Project PINK Meeting during Spartan Time; Digital Facilitator on campus; ELA and Social Studies Content Level Planning Meetings; SIT Meeting at 3:45pm

Thursday, January 19- CTE Post-Assessments; Math & Science Content Level Planning Meetings; Beginning Teachers Meeting at 3:45 at Central Office; Basketball at Sandy Grove (dismissal at 3:10pm)

Friday, January 20- Selection of Homecoming candidates due to Mr. Bream; End of 9 Weeks; Clubs; CTE Post-Assessments Make Ups; CTE Presentations

FRIDAY REVIEW SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE TO MRS. JANET JACOBS EACH THURSDAY BY 4:00 PM AT JJACOBS@SCOTLAND.K12.NC.US