InTheLoop @Lumberton BCS
Week of October 13, 2015
Editor Miss Debbie O'Brien, "Carpe Diem!"
Harvest Festival 2015
This week's Teaching Tool
Stay tuned for things you need to know to plan your days.
1.Harvest Fest was a GREAT SUCCESS! If you have students who have performed exceptionally well during the Fest, please email Mr. Kamau and Mr. Castellane, as they will be receiving BONUS POINTS for their service!
2. No student will be paid for work study if they are not in uniform.
3. DON'T FORGET TO: VOTE FOR STAFF OF THE MONTH, UPDATE YOUR GRADEBOOK, TALLY YOUR ABC POINTS!
3. Basketball Team tryouts coming soon! See Mr. White for details!
4 Come to Google Docs training every Wed at 2pm in Miss O'Brien's room. Learn Google and Earn PD hours!
5. NJ Safe Schools Training is back. See below for information on due dates, and accessing your account.
6. The BIGGEST LOSER has begun! See below (under Health Watch) for details.
STUDENTS OF THE WEEK!
Capital S.O.W. for week ending 10-9-15
Den – Seth Cheesman
Ridge – Daiquan Huey
Criteria - Most positive in attitude and behavior
GREAT JOB GUYS!
NJ SAFE SCHOOLS MANDATORY TRAINING
This year we will continue the mandatory professional development trainings through the online portal called NJ Safe Schools.
The link to access the online portal is as follows: http://bcsssd.nj.safeschools.com
The username for each staff member is their district email address.
The expectation is that these trainings will be completed by each staff member prior to October 31, 2015. Mid-year hires are expected to complete the mandatory trainings within 60 days of their start date.
At the conclusion of each course, there will be a short multiple choice quiz. After successfully completing the quiz with a score of 80% or greater, the staff member will be able to print out a certificate of completion, which they can print and upload into the Genesis Employee Portal.
Tech Tips with Miss O'Brien: This Week: Google Docs Trainings AND THANK YOU!
I just wanted to thank everyone for making Harvest Fest possible! Everyone worked hard, and the kids had a terrific time! And a special shout out to HEATHER AND GIGI, for putting together SPECTACULAR TREATS! TO KELLY AND COWBOY CHRIS! To Miss Glover (for filling in at the last moment and rocking it out), AND TO OZ! GREAT WORK GUYS!
Stop by my room on Wednesdays from 2pm to 3pm for Google Doc training with Mr. Kamau. Learn Google Docs and Earn Professional Development Hours (Domain 4)!
Ms. Mangus would like everyone to know that students who are currently employed and wish to be added to our SLE program should contact her right away!
The follow students were very successful in gaining employment over the summer. Ms. Mangus will be working with their parents, employers and send districts in an effort to move them on to the SLE program.
Culinary Arts Corner
*TEACHERS, PLEASE NOTE:
If students are going to use a voucher for a lunch meal Ms. Heather will need to get the voucher a day in advance so she can prepare for it. Please email Ms. Heather names of students who will be receiving it. Thank you.
We are closed NEXT WEEK for student assessments.
Friendly Reminders on Incident Reporting:
* For Incident reports: In the subject line, include the student's first initial, last name, and date.
* When signing the report, please sign next to the signature box where you type your name.
*Incident reports are legal documents, and have the potential to become court documents. Please remember to do a spelling and grammar check.
*Submit incident reports by 2:30pm.
* Stick to the facts.
*Our suspension list is now on the Message Board. If a student is suspended, teachers will mark the student as absent, and the office will take care of marking it as a suspension.
*ABC Program: Students who wish to cash in their vouchers for fries in Smitty's Café will have to follow the procedure for requesting a meal (i.e. utilizing a voucher, getting approval and scheduling with Ms. Heather in advance).
Attendance - Books - Conduct
Our foci are Rigor - Relevance - Relationships
Challenge and expect more
Your students need to feel like their brains hurt when leaving your class. Sort of like when you work muscles in the gym and you become sore. Make the work rigorous!
Why should the students be interested in this lesson/activity or project? Make connections that are relevant to their lives.
This is being done well @Lumberton. We know that this piece is critical to reaching the diverse and unique population of students we serve.