Tiger Tales

SHS Faculty and Staff Weekly News and Information Bulletin

September 28, 2015 ..... Edition No. 7

Please be cognizant of information, dates and deadlines, changes and updates to regularly scheduled meetings, and reminders included in the bulletin.


Information included may be confidential; therefore, all Tiger Tales news bulletins are considered exclusively for Southside High School faculty and staff.

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Quote of the Week

Homecoming means more than winning a competition or a sporting event. It provides an opportunity for every component of the school to come together to celebrate as a whole. ~Author Unknown

This week's events:

Monday, September 28...... Spirit Week!


9:00 am .................Weekly Lesson Plans uploaded to Staff Drive

5:45 pm .................OPEN HOUSE


Tuesday, September 29



2:01 pm .................Algebra EOC Team Meeting

4:00 pm .................G.E. Tutoring (Media Center)


Wednesday, September 30


8:45 am .................Biology EOC Team Meeting

10:37 am ...............English EOC Team Meeting

11:35 pm ...............US History EOC Team Meeting



Thursday, October 1


2:01 pm .................AFJROTC Recycling bins emptied

4:00 pm .................G.E. Tutoring (Media Center)



Friday, October 2




Monday, October 5


9:00 am .................Weekly Lesson Plans uploaded to Staff Drive

................................. Senior Class Meetings



Tuesday, October 6


2:01 pm .................Algebra EOC Team Meeting

4:00 pm...............................Triple A Tutoring

4:00 pm .................G.E. Tutoring (Media Center)


Wednesday, October 7


8:45 am .................Biology EOC Team Meeting

10:37 am ...............English EOC Team Meeting

11:35 am ......... .....US History EOC Team Meeting

12:29 pm .............. Tigers of the Month Lunch (2nd lunch)

3:55 pm .................Freshman Academy Meeting



Thursday, October 8


4:00 pm .................Triple A Tutoring

4:00 pm .................G.E. Tutoring (Media Center)


Friday, October 9



4:00 pm ..................SLO in PAS-T Binders




For Spirit Week Calendar click: http://www.greenville.k12.sc.us/shs/Upload/uploads/spiritweek2015.pdf

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In the near future:

October



14 .............................PSAT Testing

14 .............................College Application Day

15 .............................Professional Day

16 ............................Exchange Day

20 ............................PD #2

22 ............................1st Quarter ENDS

26 ............................1st Q Grades & Scoresheet Reports due

29 ............................Report Cards distributed

29 ............................Junior Class Ring Assembly

Happy Birthday !

Happy Birthday to these Tiger Teachers and Staff:


Oct 2 ....................LaShannon Stepp (Special Education Teacher)

Oct 7 ....................Victor Miller (Head Custodian)

Oct 16 ..................Sarah Jenkins (Fine Arts Teacher)

Oct 20 ..................Lavetta Collins (IB Coordinator)

Oct 20 ..................Joseph Paddenburg (Social Studies Teacher)

Oct 21 ..................Christie Seear (Bookkeeper)

Oct 24 ..................Cassandra Choice (Custodian)

Happy Birthday with minions

From the desk of

Carlos Brooks, Principal

Open House:
  • Southside High School's Annual ​​Open House will be held on Monday, September 28, beginning at 5:45-8:00 pm. All teachers are required to attend.



  • Employee Email Accounts - Employees must continue to use their Greenville.k12.sc.us email account for official district/school communications. Employees are permitted to forward their greenvilleschools.us account to their district account. Employees are not permitted to forward from their district account to Gmail



    Where Are You?

    Please contact Ms. Mills and inform her of your whereabouts if you plan to conduct class somewhere other than your classroom. In addition, be sure to complete the class locator form on your door. If you do not have a class locator form, one will be placed on your door once the laminator film is delivered.



    Recycling Program

    Our Air Force Junior ROTC program is sponsoring this year's recycle program for SHS. Cadets will pick up blue bins every Friday during 6th and 7th period. Teachers participating in program are asked to place your bins outside your classroom door at the beginning of 6th period. Bins will be returned once they are emptied. Please contact Major Windley if you have any questions.

    Exchange Day

    The GCSD professional development Exchange Days that are eligible to be used for a day off during the 2015-2016 school year are October 15, Oct. 16, January 15, and June 6. Teachers that are eligible may use October 16 and January 15.


    A teacher needs to have earned 7 hours of Exchange Day Credit after June 10, 2015 in order to take leave on Oct. 16. The deadline for submitting requests for the upcoming exchange day is October 9th for the October 16th Exchange Day.


    Please print your professional development log and highlight the hours you are using for this first Exchange Day. (Ms. Stables will submit documentation - attendance log for NEW HIRES - that attended the New Hire Orientation. New Hires will still need to submit the request to Ms. Ransome.)

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    Upcoming Academy Events!


    October

    • 7th ......Tigers of the Month Luncheon during 2nd lunch

    • 7th ..... Freshman Academy Meeting (3:55) in 236



    Triple A Tutoring:

    Triple A tutoring will continue every Tuesday and Thursday beginning at 4 p.m. Please let your students know they may attend tutoring each Tuesday and Thursday (bus transportation and snacks are provided).


    .....Tuesdays: Math, English, and Social Studies/Science help will be offered

    .....Thursdays: Math, English, and Assessment Make-up/Retake help will be offered


    Make-Up:

    If you have an excused absence on a day when an assessment was given, you will have the opportunity to Make-Up that assessment in AAA tutoring each Thursday.

    • You MUST sign up by Wednesday if planning to Make-Up assessment on a given Thursday.


    Retake:

    In English 1, Algebra 1, and Earth Science, you may retake quizzes as well as one test per quarter based on the following stipulations:


    • You MUST sign up and attend the Tuesday tutoring session before the Thursday retake session and you MUST receive help in the subject that you wish to retake the assessment in. Your teacher in the Tuesday session MUST observe you participating and putting forth a reasonable effort.

    • You MUST have all assignments completed in this class.

    • You MUST sign up by Wednesday to retake the assessment.


    Communication Resources:

    Check out our Freshman Websitehttps://sites.google.com/a/greenvilleschools.us/jludley/

    and Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/SHSFreshmanAcademy) for updates, celebrations, and program information.

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    Congratulations to Mrs. Moore-Smith for being the September Star Teacher of the Month!

    “Katie Moore-Smith is devoted to the students of Southside High School, both inside and outside of the school building. She is committed to increasing student achievement in mathematics and works diligently to incorporate strategies to help the students achieve their fullest potential as a math student. She has given countless hours of support in the growth and achievement of the Cross Country team. She goes above and beyond to make a difference in the students’ lives.”

    Sunshine Club

    To our Newest Sunshine Club Members,


    Thank you for joining the Sunshine Club. On Monday morning treats will be placed in your box, along with your thank you notes. Enclosed you will find a very tiny yellow sticker which will serve as your "last Friday of each month" jean pass. Please place the sticker on your ID badge.


    Also, please be advised that Ms. Glenda Tomaszewski is out on medical leave. A "Get Well" card will be placed in the faculty work room near the end of next week on the counter to the left of the copier.


    An Encouraging Word: Remember that Happy people know how to move on beyond negative circumstances, and happy people enjoy celebrating the success of others. Enjoy the rest of your week!​

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    Kathleen Stables, CRT

    Grade-Reporting


    1st Quarter ENDS October 22nd.

    Next Grade-Reporting Date: Monday, October 26th


    Power Teacher How-to-Videos & PDFs link: https://sites.google.com/a/greenvilleschools.us/powerteacher/how-to



    Lesson Plans:

    Daily lesson plans should be visible (displayed on the dry erase board or Promethean Board) daily. Plan should include:

      • Daily Essential Question

      • Objective

      • Agenda and

      • Assessment



    2015-16 Grades & Scoresheet Report Deadlines:

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    How are you incorporating the IB Learner Profile terminology into your daily lessons?
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    Google Apps Training

    Several trainings are scheduled for MT Anderson throughout the semester.


    Teachers interested can sign up on the portal.

    Google Apps for Education Series, 10/6/15 - 11/3/15, MT Anderson Support Center, 4:30-6:30


    Google Apps for Education Series, 4/5/16 - 4/26/16, MT Anderson Support Center, 4:30-6:30

    Athletic Announcements

    The Southside Athletics Schedule can be found on the Staff Drive. Check out all fall sports!

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    Southside Support Scoop

    Business Office

    Please do not slide paperwork under Ms. Webb's or Ms. Seear's door. All information/paperwork for Ms. Webb or Ms. Seear should be placed in their mailboxes with the exception of money. All money and receipts books need to be turned in to Ms. Seear by 1 p.m. each day. Everyone is reminded to turn in invoice slips for any package you have ordered to Ms. Webb so the vendor can be paid.


    Receipts for District funds totaling $250 are due to Ms. Seear on or before November 6, 2015.



    Plant Engineer Office

    Recently, the Fire Marshal conducted an inspection of Southside. Please review and adhere to the following:

    • Boxes or equipment stored on shelves cannot be closer than 18 inches to the ceiling

    • Plug-in air freshener can longer be used and

    • Regular incandescent bulbs can no longer be used in lamps. Energy efficient bulbs are to be used in all lamps.


    Health Room

    Please call the Nurse prior to sending a student to her office to make sure she is available.


    Intervention Specialists

    Please call the Intervention Specialists prior to sending a student to their office to make sure they are available.

    ISS (In-School Suspension)

    Please refrain from sending students to ISS if you have not contacted Mr. Simmons, ISS Coordinator. Any student sent directly to ISS by a teacher will be returned to class by an administrator. Guidelines for removing a student from class are as follow:


        • Call Mr. Simmons

        • Complete the Incident Management Referral online

        • Contact the parent/legal guardian sometime during the day

    Reminders & Archived News

    School Security & Safety


    All faculty and staff members are asked to check for visitor badges. All visitors and volunteers in our building are required to have a visitor’s badge. Visitors, including parents, MUST have an escort when in the building. If a person does not have a visitor’s ID badge and an escort, please walk them back to the main office.


    Teachers are reminded to close and lock your doors when the tardy bell rings so administrators and Intervention Specialists can conduct thorough tardy hall sweeps.


    FIRE CODE VIOLATIONS Space heaters, microwaves, mini-refrigerators and other small appliances are a violation of the fire code and not permitted in classrooms.


    Teacher Duty


    Any time you are unable to cover your duty post or you will be late covering your duty post, please let Mr. Griffith know so he can arrange alternative coverage. If you are absent from school, your lesson plans should outline your duty post for your substitute.


    Please arrive at your duty post promptly and remain until your relief person arrives. Teachers who have hall duty should obtain the duty radio from the media center prior to arriving at your duty. Any student in the hall without a signed agenda should be returned to class and/or ISS. If a teacher allows a student to go to the restroom or water fountain prior to the tardy bell ringing, please sign the student’s agenda.


    Student-Related Procedures


    Students should not be dismissed from class during instructional time to come to the main office to use the telephone or go to their locker.


    When releasing a student to go to the restroom or nurse’s office, please complete all portions of the student’s agenda. Also, students needing to go to their car during the school day should consult an administrator between classes. The parking lot is off limits during the school day for students unless they have an early dismissal.



    What Every Teacher Needs to Remember


    Teachers are reminded that movie permission slips are required for movies shown in class. In addition, a viewing guide needs to be submitted with the movie permission slip. Movies MUST be related to the curriculum and department administrators’ permission is required.


    A dark classroom can lead to problems: You may either use a lamp to illuminate your classroom or keep one light on during instruction if you use the Promethean Board. Classrooms should never be pitch black.


    A Guest Speaker form must be completed and approved prior to inviting outside presenters to speak to students. Forms may be found on the Staff Drive. Once completed, the forms should be submitted to your department administrator.


    SCHOOL CALENDAR To reserve dates on the school calendar/facilities, please contact Mr. Griffith. Once approved by Mr. Brooks, the event will be placed on the school calendar.

    Tiger Tales Weekly News Bulletin

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    Any news and information, reminders, or dates and deadlines for upcoming events for dissemination to the general faculty and staff should be emailed no later than 12:00 p.m. on Friday Any documents to be included should be in a PDF format.


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