SECONDARY CONNECTION

Secondary Area

JANUARY 2016

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Education Event in Fort Wayne at The Summit

    February 22nd, 6:30 – 9:00pm, Most Likely to Succeed

    A special screening of the highly acclaimed education documentary film, Most Likely to Succeed. This film debuted at the 2015 Sundance Festival and has been garnering national attention ever since. The Summit has been approved as one of the national campaign stops where the film is being accompanied by its Executive Producer, Ted Dintersmith. Following the film’s screening, those in attendance will have an opportunity to participate in an expert panel discussion featuring the film’s Executive Producer, Ted Dintersmith; Dr. Philip Downs, Superintendent of Southwest Allen County Schools, and Dr. Vince Bertram, CEO/President, Project Lead the Way and a current member of the Indiana State Board of Education. This is a free, but ticketed event.

    Free tickets can be obtained by registering at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/film-screening-most-likely-to-succeed-tickets-20017884030.

REMINDERS!

  • January 20 - Lottery Day!
  • January 27 - BSC (2nd Quarter) due
  • February 1 - Student Count Day
  • February 8 - Lottery Acceptance deadline

PARENT-TEACHERS CONFERENCES

January 13-14, 2016


Middle School 3-7 p.m.

Elementary 3:30-7:30 p.m.

High School 5-9 p.m.


* All certified staff will work the evening conferences (See Official Bulletin 28)

Annual National SAM Conference

Preconference - January 21

Conference - January 22-23

Tucson, Arizona

HEY HIGH SCHOOL

  • Indiana High Ability ELA Units - Teacher authors needed (see attached)

MIDDLE SCHOOL POTPOURRI

Basketball Tournament Schedule

  • January 21 - First Round
  • January 26 - Second Round
  • January 28 - Semi-Finals
  • February 3 - Championship @ SSHS (5 p.m. girls / 6:15 p.m. boys)

Instructional Resources

  • Marshall Memo 615 (see attachment)
  • Marshall Memo 616 (see attachment)
  • Marshall Memo 617 (see attachment)
  • Service-Learning Projects (GenerationOn) for High Ability (see attachment)

SCHOLARSHIPS/CONTESTS (see attachments/Links)

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Parent Workshops

This is also an opportunity for 21st Century Scholars to Complete Affirmations


Items for parents to bring to workshop:

  • Social Security Number
  • 2015 Income Information
  • Parent/Guardian and Student Income Tax Return Information


Workshop Dates:

  • February 3, 12- 7 p.m. @ Northrop
  • February 16, 8-8 p.m. @ North Side
  • February 17, 12-7 p.m. @ Wayne
  • February 22, 1:30-7 p.m. @ Snider
  • February 23, 12-7 p.m. @ South Side
  • March 1, 7:30-7:30 p.m. @ Career Academy at Anthis Room 113


APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 10, 2016

TECHNOLOGY TIDBITS

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ATTACHMENTS

  • Indiana High Ability ELA Units
  • Marshall Memo
  • Service-Learning Projects
  • Student Recycling
  • IDOE Congress App
  • Heroines
  • JA Essay
  • IN APWA

DATES TO REMEMBER

January (2016)

  • January 11 – Learning Forward (Core/Academy), 8-4 p.m., IN Tech Andorfer

  • January 11 – Board meeting, 6 p.m., Grile

  • January 12 – Learning Forward (Core/Academy), 8-4 p.m., IN Tech Andorfer

  • January 12 – Run Pre-lottery lists

  • January 13 & 14 – Parent Teacher Conferences

  • January 15 – Release Day P/T Conference

  • January 18 – MLK Jr. Day (holiday) – District closed!

  • January 19 – Operations (HS) Assistant Principals, 8-10 a.m., SS J126

  • January 20 – Leadership

  • January 20 – Lottery Day!

  • January 20-24 – SAM Conference

  • January 20 – FWCS/FWEA Discussion, 4:45 p.m., Grile Board Room

  • January 25 – Protected Day

  • January 25 – Athletic Committee meeting, 8-11 a.m., SSHS J126

  • January 25 – Lottery award letter, print/mail

  • January 25 – Board meeting, 6 p.m., Grile

  • January 26 – Pyramid (HS) Assistant Principals, 8-10 a.m., SS J126

  • January 27 – BSC (2nd Quarter) due

  • January 27 – Learning Forward/Lead Coaches, 8-3 p.m., Grile Board Room

  • January 27 – Superintendent’s Student Advisory, 10-12 p.m., Grile Cafe

  • January 27 – District Support Team, 3-4:30 p.m., Grile Board Room

  • January 28 – Guidance Coordinators & MS Counselors’ meeting, 8-10 a.m., SS J126

  • January 28 – Learning Forward/Coaching, 8-3 p.m., IN Tech Andorfer

  • January 28 – QIT PL Session, (moved to 2/24/16)

  • January 29 – Learning Forward/Inter-Rater, 8-4 p.m., Grile Tech Lab

February

  • February 1 – Student Count Day

  • February 2 – PF Proposal Due Date for period March 1-31, 2015

  • February 4 – Intern meeting, 8-10 a.m.., SS J126

  • February 8 – Athletic Committee meeting, 8-11 a.m., SSHS J126

  • February 8 – Lottery acceptance deadline

  • February 8 – Board meeting, 6 p.m., Grile

  • February 9 – 6th Grade AP, 9th Grade (HS) AP/Counselors’ meeting, 8-10 a.m., SS J126

  • February 11 – Secondary principals’ meeting, 8-12 p.m., SS J126

  • February 12 – Instructional Coaches meeting, 8-11 a.m., SS J126

  • February 15 – Protected Day

  • February 17 – FWAPA (Northrop family), 7:30-8:30 a.m., Grile cafe

  • February 17 – SRO meeting, 9:30 a.m., SS J126

  • February 19 – Lottery sibling appeal due

  • February 22 – Board meeting, 6 p.m., Grile

  • February 23 – Pyramid (HS) Assistant Principals CANCELLED

  • February 23 – PTA Founder’s Day @ NSHS

  • February 24 – Leadership (Principals, 260 APs, other notified), 7:30-9:30 a.m., Andorfer

  • February 24 – QIT PL Session, (MS 3:45-4:45 p.m. / HS 5:15-6:15 p.m.), GWC

  • February 25 – Guidance Coordinators & MS Counselors’ meeting, 8-10 a.m., SS J126

  • February 25 – Learning Forward/Coaching, 8-3 p.m., IN Tech Andorfer

  • February 26 – Learning Forward/Inter-Rater, 8-4 p.m., Grile Tech Lab

  • February 29 – Learning Forward/Cabinet, 8-3 p.m., Grile Board Room