MEDRANO WEEKLY

October 19, 2015

Weekly Happenings - 2nd Six Weeks: Week 3

Monday, Oct. 19
Staff Development 8:00 - 3:45 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 20
  • Lesson Plans Due - 8:30 a.m.
  • Minimum of 4 Grades in Gradebook
  • Compliance Videos Due Oct. 31
  • Medrano Instructional Tours Begin
  • Sigurdson - Meeting a.m.
  • PLC - 3:35 in CILT room
  • Fall Band Concert @ 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 21

  • Compliance Videos Due Oct. 31
  • PINK OUT for Breast Cancer Awareness (Wear pink)
  • Davis - RTI Training All Day
  • Sigurdson - Meeting p.m.
  • Faculty Meeting @ 3:45 in Library
  • Football vs. Walker @ Franklin - 6:00/7:30 p.m. (Manning)

Thursday, Oct. 22

  • Think College Thursdays - wear jeans with college t-shirt
  • Compliance Videos Due Oct. 31
  • Progress Report Grades Due
  • District CATCH Visit
  • Volleyball vs. Spence @ TBD 6:00/7:00 (Davis)

Friday, Oct. 23

  • Faculty Jeans Day w/ Spirit Shirt
  • Faculty Breakfast - Math Dept.
  • School Picture Day
  • Student of the week - Social Studies
  • Admin Meeting @ 9:30 a.m.

Gradual Release of Responsibility and Scaffolding

The gradual release of responsibility model of instruction requires that the teacher shift from assuming “all the responsibility for performing a task … to a situation in which the students assume all of the responsibility” (Duke & Pearson, 2002, p. 211).

The 3 minute video below demonstrates how this strategy is used.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Oct. 27 - Issue Progress Reports

Oct. 31 - Compliance Videos Due

Nov. 3 - ELAR and Science Common Assessment

Nov. 4 - Math and Social Studies Common Assessment

Nov. 5 - 1st DTR Application Deadline

Nov. 6 - End of 2nd Six Weeks

Nov. 9 - Student Holiday/Staff development

Francisco Medrano Middle School - Key Actions 2015-16

1.) Sustain a positive culture and climate, through increase parental involvement and positive behavior interventions.

2.) Improve the quality of instruction for students in reading and writing through effective and differentiated professional development.

3.) Improve student achievement for students all in all core content areas through continuous progress monitoring.

4.) Develop a common culture of high achievement expectations that promote college readiness.