GRIFFIN TIMES

Once a Griffin, Always a Griffin!

THE GRIFFIN WAY

GRIFFINS....

G reet everyone with respect.

R espond to adversity with GRIT!

I mmerse themselves in learning.

F ocus on being calm and cool!

F ollow their shot to the trash can!

I Pads are used as educational tools.

N ever ever give up!


W ill be College and Career Ready.

A cknowledge positive behaviors (4:1 Challenge)

Y earn to learn beyond the bell!

ACHIEVE 3000 FOR THIS WEEK

All students must complete two articles at 75%. Raise your Lexile level. You can do this!!!


1. New York's Strange Triangles

2. 3-D or NOT 3-D

WORD WALLS

At the last faculty meeting the Site Curriculum Specialists did a presentation on building vocabulary and asked staff to fill out a survey. The results from the survey were that most staff wanted to know more about the usage of “word walls” in the classroom.


Based on the NCUST book, research has shown that strategically selecting words from a unit and having a word wall is highly effective. On the most recent PLC meeting, this subject was discussed in all departments. Part of the plan presented was the idea of peer classroom visits in order to improve teaching practices in regards to building vocabulary. In the next 3 days Administration and the SCSs will be popping in classrooms. If you would like to do an observation with one of us, please let us know, the more the merrier.


What will we be looking for?

1. Is there a word wall in the classroom?

2. Are the words current with the lesson being taught?

3. How are the words being used by students in the classroom?

4. Can students explain what the words mean?


Every observation will be kept anonymous. This will give some baseline data on where we are at with this implementation. - SCS

Congratulations to the following Read to Succeed Winners!

February 22nd through March 18th , 75 percent or more of students in MS. BAUTISTA'S ADVISORY completed eight activities. These classes had the most points (on average, per student) and won a $30 gift card to spend on a celebration of their choice.


CONGRATULATIONS TO MS. BAUTISTA AND HER ADVISORY CLASS.

SWEETWATER HIGH SCHOOL RESIDENCY VERIFICATION FOR 9TH GRADERS

SUHI will reserve Tuesday May 3rd and Thursday May 5th to help our incoming Freshmen and sophomores with residency.


When: May 3 and May 5th

Time: 2:30-5pm

Where: Suhi Library


If parents only want to drop off their affidavit verification form and show a bill, they can come to the counseling center anytime of the day Monday - Friday.

If for some reason they cannot make it on those dates we will have the library open every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-5 pm starting April 12 to May 26th.


Thank you

Fernando Chaidez, Assistant Principal

Sweetwater High School

619.474.9711

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Monday, April 11

Achieve 3000 Articles assigned for the week

Parent English Class @ R-403 9:15AM

Year book students will visit Advisory classes.

Carreon- District admin mtg @ 7am & MS Principals PLC


Tuesday, April 12

Parent English Class 9:15am-11:15am in Rm 403

Olivewood Gardens project visits World/AP Human Geo Classes.


Wednesday, April 13

College Awareness- Wear your college T-Shirt.

Parent English Class- 9:15-11:15AM in Rm 403.

Admin Mtg. @ 1:00PM.

Faculty Mtg. 3:30PM @ Library

STANDARDS Committee Mtg. 8-10AM @ District Office.

SST Mtg. 10:30AM


Thursday, April 14

ELAC Mtg. 8:30AM @ Cafeteria.

Healthy Cooking w/ Patricia Corona 9:30AM @ Cafeteria.

Management Mtg. 4:00PM @ PDC.


Friday, April 15

Progress Reports

Short Day-Students dismissed 2PM.


Saturday, April 16

Saturday GAP

Magkaisa Filipino Conference at San Ysidro High School

NUTRITION BREAK SUPERVISION

Area / Teacher

East side of Quad ................

9th Grade Carts....................MARCHANTE

Cafe windows........................BRYAN

Inside Cafeteria....................MANCERO

Cafeteria Line........................VALDIVIA

West side of Quad.................MURPHY/PINEDA

MESA State Regionals

Continuing the tradition since our initial participation, Granger Jr. High School Students have been invited to participate in the MESA State Regionals for the 3rd Year. This year 7th Grader Hannah Drake and 8th Grader Jericho Galuzo will be representing the best of what the Griffins can offer. Drake will be competing In the “Speak Up” challenge, giving a presentation on important topics in STEM.


Drake previously placed first place in the local challenge on her speech on the gender gap and why women are no participating in STEM. Galuzo will be participating in the EggXpress challenges where his will be asked again to build his award winning desing of a container that can safely protect an assortment of eggs from a 5 story drop. Whatever the results on Saturday may be, it is always an honor for Granger Griffins to be invited based on their excellence. Let us give our full support to Hannah Drake and Jericho Galuzo.

FACULTY MEETING

Wednesday, April 13th, 3:15pm

2101 Granger Avenue

National City, CA

Faculty Meeting Agenda

1. Welcome - Rich

2. BLS Update - Ms. Luchau

3. Word Wall follow up - Site Curr. Specialist

4. Science pull-out summary - Douglas

5. IPAD Collection - Weiss/Bumatay

6. SEA update - Thomspon / Jarumayan / Ortega

LUNCH APPLICATIONS FOR 2016-2017

Lunch applications for the 2016-17 school year will be made available by July 1, 2016

GRANGER SOCCER MAKES IT TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP

Congratulations to the Boys Soccer team who made it to the Middle School Championship game. Even though they came up short, they played with heart and class. Thank you to Coach Folger for your support.

PLC time this Friday

Friday, April 15th, 2-3:15pm

2101 Granger Avenue

National City, CA

Focused on Mastery - Template to be sent by Tues

1. Gathering evidence of current levels of student learning

2. Developing Strategies and ideas to build on strengths and address weakness in the learning

3. Implementing those strategies and ideas

4. Analyzing the impact of the changes to discover what was effective and what was not

5. Applying new knowledge in the next cycle of continuous improvement

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Weekly Tutoring

MONDAY.................SCIENCE

TUESDAY..................SOCIAL SCIENCE & CREDIT RECOVERY

WEDNESDAY............MATH

THURSDAY...............CREDIT RECOVERY & TUTORING FOR ANY DEPT.

FRIDAY.....................ANY DEPARTMENT / ACHIEVE 3000

COLLEGE AWARENESS WEDNESDAY