Admiral Weekly News

January 11-15, 2016

Administrative Team Thank You's And Kudos

  • Ms. Turner and Ms. Caldwell for an outstanding presentation on Special Education during the PTA Meeting.
  • Ms. Bevilacqua and Mr. Rademaker for working with 6th students on the Naviance Training.
  • Ms. Mackowiak, Dr. Sanford, Mr. Jenning, Mr. Wright, and Mr. Gaskins for going above and beyond in supporting a student.

Important News You Can Use!

Weekly News - January 11-15, 2016

Monday – January 11, 2016
  • Homeroom - Admiral Pride Organization Chart and Benchmark Test Calendar - Please review both with students. Also, please reinforce to students the importance of doing their best on all benchmark tests. We must set a serious tone for testing now in preparation for SOL's. Thanks!
  • VDOE CLT Visit with Becky Grant - SOL Tested Courses Only~ See attached schedule.
  • No Benchmark Testing - Please ensure that laptops are moved to 7th Grade Math Classrooms.


Tuesday – January 12, 2016
  • Homeroom - Admiral Pride Lesson
  • Principal's Meeting - 8:30am-11:30am (Mrs. Hall)
  • School Safety Meeting - 9:00am-11:00am (Officer Leake/Mr. Diggins)
  • Benchmark Testing - 7th Grade Math - 10:31am-12:09pm
  • Department Meetings - 3:30pm


Wednesday – January 13, 2016

  • Homeroom - Admiral Pride Organizational Chart and/or Team Activities and/or Announcements
  • Welcome Wednesday for Prospective Parents - 9:30am
  • Benchmark Testing - 7th Grade Language Arts - 10:31am-12:09pm

Thursday - January 14, 2016

  • Homeroom - College and Career Readiness Lessons
  • AVID/College Pride Day
  • Principal's Coffee - 8:30am
  • Benchmark Testing - 8th Grade Math - 8:30am-10:27am
  • Math Walkthroughs With Mr. Mann - 10:15am-12:15pm
  • Faculty Advisory Council - Main Office Conference Room - 3:30pm
  • Science Fair Judging - 12:00pm-4:15pm
  • Science Fair Gallery Walk - 5:00pm-7:00pm
  • Program Of Studies/Academic Advisement/Electives Fair - 6:00pm

Friday - January 15, 2016

  • Homeroom - Admiral Pride Organizational Chart and/or Team Activities and/or Announcements
  • Admiral Pride Day
  • Benchmark Testing - 8th Grade Science - 8:30am-10:27am

Benchmark Testing Updates

  • Laptops for Benchmark Test- Please ensure that laptops are moved to the testing location on the day prior to the next test. For example, laptops for Tuesday's test should be moved to 7th grade classrooms no later than Monday afternoon.
  • PE Teachers - International Academy Students will attend PE during Benchmark Testing

Benchmark Test Calendar

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Happy Birthday!

  • Denee Scott - 1/4
  • Erin Whatley - 1/6
  • Alison Walter - 1/7
  • Maryanne Peightel - 1/8
  • Bill Dwyer - 1/11
  • Nikkia Griffin - 1/14
  • Jen Schober - 1/23

Upcoming Events

VDOE CLT Planning Period Visits

Monday, Jan. 11th, 8:30am

4646 Seminary Road

Alexandria, VA

Department Meeting

Tuesday, Jan. 12th, 3:30pm

TBD By Department Chair

This meeting will occur on the 2nd Tuesday for this month only.

Welcome Wednesday For Prospective Parents

Wednesday, Jan. 13th, 9:30am

4646 Seminary Road

Alexandria, VA

Science Fair - Judging

Thursday, Jan. 14th, 12pm

4646 Seminary Road

Alexandria, VA

Judging will take place from 12:00pm-4:00pm

Science Fair Parent Gallery Walk

Thursday, Jan. 14th, 5pm

4646 Seminary Road

Alexandria, VA

Staff Advisory Council

Thursday, Jan. 14th, 3:30pm

Francis C. Hammond Middle School

Please send agenda items to Mr. Chase. The meeting will be held in the main office conference room.

Program of Studies and Electives Fair

Thursday, Jan. 14th, 6pm

4646 Seminary Road

Alexandria, VA

6:00pm - Program of Studies
6:30pm - Electives Fair

AVID Site Team Meeting/International Academy Meeting

Tuesday, Jan. 19th, 3:30pm

TBD

Yearbook Candid/Club Pictures

Tuesday, Jan. 19th, 8:30-10:30am

4646 Seminary Road

Alexandria, VA

School Improvement Team Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 21st, 3:30pm

4646 Seminary Road

Alexandria, VA

Agenda: SOL Intervention Plan expectations

Staff Pizza Party

Monday, Jan. 25th, 11am-1:30pm

4646 Seminary Road

Alexandria, VA

During Lunch in Grade Level Offices

FCH School Leadership Meeting

Tuesday, Jan. 26th, 12am

TBD


  • Period 1 - 7th Grade Team Leads
  • Period 3 - 6th Grade Team Leads
  • Period 6 - 8th Grade Team Leads
  • 3:30pm - Department Chairs/Sped Leads

PBIS Site Team Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 28th, 3:30pm

TBD

National History Day

Thursday, Feb. 4th, 8:30am-3:15pm

4646 Seminary Road

Alexandria, VA