A Note from the Principal's Desk

Week of December 7, 2015

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Thanks Ms. Richter and everyone who played a part in preparing for the FLL competition.


Ms. Holly has been a great Santa's elf. Thanks for getting everyone in the holiday spirit. Also, the Eaglettes will be participating in the Christmas parade in Griffin on Saturday at 6 pm.


We appreciate Ms. Linda Holder for providing breakfast.

Formative Evaluations

As you know, we will be concluding formatives before the break. Lesson plans should be posted and also your PLC forms for your most recent assessment needs to be uploaded in the platform.

Week at A Glance

Monday, 12/7/15


1. Grade Level Meetings during planning

2) Attendance Talks

3) LLRs

4) Enrichment Planning


*Remember that we are approaching the end of the grading period. Grades should be up to date and you should have communicated with parents about what students can do to improve. A final exam schedule will be published soon.

*Faculty meeting after school


Tuesday, 12/8/15

1) Data Teams Process - Science & Social Studies PLC (Use SLDS for resources.)

2) Identify students who score at mastery, near mastery, and remediation.

3) Lesson Planning- Modify/ Adjust Curriculum/Instructional Strategies, and Create Assessments for students needing enrichment, extension and remediation.

4) Discuss PBL course


*Home BB v Rehoboth


Wednesday, 12/9/15

Science Professional Learning Day


Thursday, 12/10/15


1) Data Teams Process - Math & ELA PLC (Use SLDS for resources.)

2) Identify students who score at mastery, near mastery, and remediation.

3) Lesson Planning- Modify/ Adjust Curriculum/Instructional Strategies, and Create Assessments for students needing enrichment, extension and remediation.

4) Discuss PBL course


*7th Grade Trip to Carlos Museum and CDC

* Savannah Trip Parent meeting

*Home BB v Cowan


Friday, 12/11/15

RTI Meetings during planning

7th Grade Trip to Carlos Museum and CDC

What is an Academically Challenging Environment?

Project Based Inquiry Learning online course at Georgia Tech (Math and Science Teachers)

https://helix.gtpe.gatech.edu/?pageid=1


Week 6 Assignments


Assignment #11
Due Date: Tuesday, December 8th
To Do: Read three short readings that will help you shape your unit and provide a more clear second draft (7 Essentials for Project-Based Learning, Six A’s Guide for Designing PBIL, andProject vs. Activity). Reflect on your own PBIL unit and discuss further revisions that you are considering.
To Turn In: Forum post with your discussion of possible changes to your organizer and at least 2 other replies to other group plans.

Assignment #12
Due Date: Monday, December 14th

(We strongly suggest that you begin working on this assignment between December 2-8)

To Do: Watch "Plan the Assessment" Video; Read Assessment Blogs, and design both formative and summative assessments that will fit your 7E sequence. Fill out the Assessment Template and paste it at the end of your PBIL Organizer Document. Attach this to a forum post describing your assessment in 2-3 sentences. Refer back to questions in the forum post for Assignment #2B and then write a short paragraph (2-4 sentences) reflecting on the answers to these questions or if you still were thinking about these questions or had additional PBIL questions
To Turn In: Your completed PBIL Organizer document including the Assessment Plan. Write 2-3 sentences in your post describing the assessments that you included in your plan. Reflect back on your initial questions posted in Assignment 2 and write a short paragraph reflecting on the answers to those questions.


After you have completed the course, please complete the end of course survey that is linked underneath the directions for completing Assignment 12.

Secret Santa Breakfast

  • BIG REVEAL/GIFT (amount of your choice) - Thursday, December 17th
    • Holiday Breakfast - I ask that you keep yourself a secret until we "reveal" ourselves at the breakfast. Breakfast will start at 7:45. Please let Ms. Holly know if you can donate any food/drink items for our breakfast.
  • Thanks Ms. Holly for organizing this!

Sign Up for Holiday Gala: December 12, 2015 from 7 until midnight at Peachtree Wyndham; Faculty and Staff free; Guest $25; semi- formal