April 7th, 2016
SBAC Testing Schedule
After much discussion, feedback, and consideration, I have decided that we will move forward with the SBAC schedule- Option 1. I understand that as a staff we were 50/50 in terms of favoring Option 1 or 2, so there isn't a plan that stands out as being the best. There are many pros and cons to each option, but one of the reasons that I am choosing Option 1 is because logistically it works best, in combination with the high school testing schedule, to accommodate our shared staff. It also allows us to test CST's and only have 1 schedule.
I will share an electronic copy of the schedule through e-mail, but I know you received on yesterday from Sue too. Thank you everyone for your input. I heard that you had very thoughtful discussions yesterday.
SBAC Assembly & Video
Just a reminder that we have our SBAC assembly next week. The theme of our testing week is "Our future is bright!" with emoji's as our emblem. Today we met to finalize some of the logistics and activities for the assembly. Part of it is going to involve competitions between staff vs. students. We'll be looking for lots of participants. I am hopeful that our t-shirts will be in, and everyone can wear shades too.
Tony wasn't able to make it back this week, but he will be back next Tuesday (7th period) to visit some classes and Wednesday to record Social Studies, Science, and Elective teachers. Please come to the front office in the morning to check-in with Tony. I can't wait to see how the video turns out.
Recruiting in Michigan
Family Picnic Day
I wanted to announce that Kevin Peterson was officially hired as our Site Maintenance Lead
I also want to officially welcome Tara Bean as our new Behavior Intervention Specialist. Tara started with us be fore break.
I also want to congratulate Mr. Williams who will be officially joining the Rocky Hill staff next year. We're excited for you, and I know the staff there is excited for you to join them too!