Designing our Design LAB
2015-16: A Year of Learning, Making and Designing Together
Happy Mother's Day!
Teacher Appreciation Week-Wrap Up
The 2016 Prom
This Is the Final Week of AIR Testing
Individual Meetings This Week
As a reminder, we will discuss:
-What you intend for students to learn in the upcoming week
-What standard(s) you are teaching during the week
-How you will know if the students are learning what is intended
-What your plan is for students who may not be learning what is intended
-What support you need from me to help all students learn what is intended during the week
I will be coming around this week to visit classes and check lesson plans. I won't be collecting anything, and these are non-evaluative visits. Please leave your lesson plan for the day on your desk, so I don't need to interrupt your lesson to ask you for it.
Robotics This Week:
Robotics will be held this week on Wednesday, May 11th. 10th grade students will be attending during 1st period.
Testing and the Schedule This Week
We have one more round of Ohio State Tests (OST) next week: the Algebra I and Geometry tests. Ms. Yox is also looking for two volunteers to proctor make up assessments the morning of Wednesday, May 11, 2016 and Thursday, May 12, 2016. Please email her if you are interested in proctoring, or in covering a proctor's second or third period classes.
On Monday, May 9 we will follow our regular school schedule. On Tuesday, May 10, we will follow a reverse schedule (7th - 1st). Please inform students all day on Monday that we will follow a reverse schedule on Tuesday.
The testing schedule is as follows:
Monday, May 9, 2016 - Algebra I / Geometry (Part I)
Start Time: 8:20AM
End Time: 10:00AM
Algebra I Proctors: O'Hara, White, Stickel, Paris
Geometry Proctors: Witt, Senor, Beavers, Bailey
Late Arrivals: Romito (1st), Yeung (2nd)
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - Algebra I / Geometry (Part II)
Start Time: 8:20AM
End Time: 10:00AM
Algebra I Proctors: Stickel, White, Paris, O'Hara
Geometry Proctors: Senor, Gill, Romito (7th) & Witt (6th) Bailey
Late Arrivals: Beavers (7th), Yeung (6th)
Tightening up the Proctoring This Week
Also remember to maintain testing conditions in your classroom. This means no jackets or back packs on or around the students.
Let's work together to keep tight testing procedures in place in this final week.
Each proctor will be assigned students, similar to the groupings used for the Spring ProCore/QualityCore offering. These lists are posted on the office window in front of Ms. Terry's desk. Tests will take place in the proctor's classroom. Ms. Bailey will test in Room 202A and Ms. White will test in Room 203A for all tests. Ms. Romito & Mr. Yeung will test in Room 209 on Tuesday.
In terms of proctor requirements, proctors will need to:
- Collect cell phones from students prior to testing.
- Ensure all students have a chromebook for testing purposes.
- Read the provided testing script and provide each student's individual log in information. I hope to control all tests from a central computer; I'll let you know as soon as possible if this is changing.
- Monitor the testing room until the test concludes. No student is allowed to leave the testing room until testing has ended throughout the building.
- Collect student login information at the conclusion of testing.
Late arrivals, as well as any 11th/12th grade students enrolled in a proctor's class, will be monitored each day. I will place a note on each proctor's door with instructions for these students. I will also provide you with the test booklets and answer documents each morning.
200 Minutes This Week
Monday, May 9-Personal Planning Time
Tuesday, May 10-Advisory Planning
Wednesday, May 11-Linkage Session-Led by Brian Witt- for Linking Staff only. Project Planning Session for all other staff with Mr. Wheeler
Thursday, May 12-Project Planning Session