Knight Notes

December 11, 2017

HAPPY MONDAY!

Good morning--


I hope you had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed an opportunity to relax. I know there is always a plenitude of things happening during this time of year and you are busy readying our students for finals. I appreciate all that you do to help our kids. Have a great week!


--Andy

CELEBRATIONS

  • Congratulations to the band on an awesome winter concert. It was a packed house, and the kids sounded great.
  • Congratulations to the choir on an awesome winter concert! It was a wonderful show.
  • Congrats to FHN alum @braxtonmartinez on being signed by Pericos De Puebla a AAA club in the Mexican Professional League.
  • Congratulations to the teachers and support staff who were nominated for Teacher of the Year and Support Staff of the Year respectively.

EXAM SCHEDULE

FRANCIS HOWELL NORTH HIGH SCHOOL

FIRST SEMESTER EXAM SCHEDULE 2017-18


Tuesday, December 19, 2017

1st Hour Exam 7:20-8:50 (90 minutes)

Passing Period 8:50-8:55 (5 minutes)

2nd Hour Exam 8:55-10:25 (90 minutes)

NO THIRD HOUR CLASS

4AB Class: 10:30-11:20 (50 minutes)

4BC Class: 10:55-11:45 (50 minutes)

4C5A Class: 11:25-12:15 (50 minutes)

5AB Class: 11:50-12:45 (55 minutes)

LUNCH PERIODS:

4A Lunch: 10:25-10:50 (25 minutes)

4C Lunch: 11:20-11:45 (25 minutes)

5B Lunch: 12:20-12:45 (25 minutes)

NO SIXTH HOUR CLASS

7th Hour Exam 12:50-2:20 (90 minutes)


Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Homeroom 7:20-8:15 (55 minutes)

Passing Period 8:15-8:20 (5 minutes)

3rd Hour Exam 8:20-9:50 (90 minutes)

Passing Period 9:50-9:55 (5 minutes)

4th Hour Exam 9:55-11:25 (90 minutes) SCHOOL DISMISSED


Thursday, December 21, 2017

Homeroom 7:20-8:15 (55 minutes)

Passing Period 8:15-8:20 (5 minutes)

5th Hour Exam 8:20-9:50 (90 minutes)

Passing Period 9:50-9:55 (5 minutes)

6th Hour Exam 9:55-11:25 (90 minutes) SCHOOL DISMISSED


STUDENTS WHO ARRIVE LATE TO CLASS ONCE EXAMS BEGIN WILL NOT BE

ALLOWED TO TAKE THE EXAM.

PLEASE POST IN CLASSROOM

NO STUDENT WILL BE PERMITTED TO TAKE EXAMS EARLER THAN THE DESIGNATED EXAM DATES AND TIMES. STUDENTS MUST TAKE MAKE-UP FINALS ACCORDING TO

THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULE:

MAKEUP EXAM SCHEDULE:

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 12:30PM-3:30PM Room 218

Thursday, December 21, 2017 12:30PM-3:30PM Room 218

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 2:30PM-5:30PM Room 218

Thursday, January 4, 2018 2:30PM-5:30PM Room 218

STUDENTS MUST HAVE PICTURE ID TO TAKE A MAKE-UP EXAM

PLEASE POST IN CLASSROOM

CLIMATE

  • Thank you to the faculty for contributing suggestions for the trends that were identified by the climate committee. These suggestions were made at the faculty meeting on December 6, 2017.


  • We also scheduled an additional work session to be held from 2:30 – 3:30 on December 14th. If you are interested in being a part of the decision making team, we hope you can attend this meeting.


  • If you did not get a chance to view the Climate Data and would still like to do so, please email Erin Steep to set up a time. ·


  • Congrats to Bridgett Myers, Tony Roungon, Nancy Richardson, and Rose Hackstadt for winning our Gift Card Drawing on Friday. Thanks to KOE for donating the gift cards to our 10 Days Until Winter Break Countdown! We hope you will join us as we celebrate the end of first semester with 9 more days of fun activities.


  • Thank you to the ELA department for facilitating the completion of the Student Climate Survey last week. It went so smoothly I’m sure most of us didn’t even know it was happening! Thank you for your willingness to help.

ATTENDANCE

FHN currently has 84.4% of students attending 90% of the time. We are thrilled that over 20 students are now paired up with an Attendance Ally. However, there is clearly more work to be done. When the second semester starts, please think about reaching out to parents/families any time a child’s attendance begins to impact their success in your class. Thank you.

BEHAVIOR

FHN has seen a 30% decrease in ISAP incidents (127 to 89) and a 10% increase in OSS incidents (60 to 66) compared to this time last year. The Behavior Team met last Tuesday.


Discussion Items:

Reviewed monthly behavior data

Potential upcoming Book Study

Update from Mentor Field Trip for Community Building


Action Steps:

Recommendation to put office contacts in SEOP Binders for quick reference for subs

Tracking 9th grade discipline compared to numbers while in 8th grade


Next Meeting 1/9 at 2:30 in Room 5/8

TECHNOLOGY

If you missed the Lunch and Learn last week, you may view it by clicking on the link below:

https://youtu.be/WrwN6qeLALg


Click on the link below for a brief article on Teaching Digital Natives


http://inservice.ascd.org/teaching-digital-natives/?utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=Social-Organic&utm_medium=social

STAFF COMMITMENTS

STAFF COMMITMENTS

2016-2017 Staff Commitments to the Learning Environment

In order to improve the climate/environment at FHN, the staff commits to:


1. building positive relationships with students and staff members.

2. helping students to see the relationship between effort and success.

3. addressing any inappropriate behavior immediately to help set an expectation of appropriate hallway and classroom behavior.

4. giving clear and consistent expectations for device use and by enforcing them.

5. counting tardies consistently.

CLIMATE COMMITTEE WORK SESSION

Thursday, Dec. 14th, 2:30-4:30pm

MAIN OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM