Beating the Odds
Lakeview Staff Newsletter - Sept 14
That makes me think of a book I really, really enjoyed. It is simply called Better by Dr. Atul Gawande (library link here). Dr. Gawande explains that most of the innovations that happen in our world are the result of small, consistent improvements. We all hope and wish for that perfect "thing" to drop into our laps, and there have been a few of those in history. But we've made it where we are as a culture mostly through the daily work of just trying to do things better than we did yesterday. That's the focus of our work around EE and coaching as well.
Friday, September 21
Admiral's Kickoff Assembly at 2:30 p.m.
Monday, September 24
Tuesday, September 25
Sports-themed clothes day for Homecoming week
Wednesday, September 26
Tropical-themed clothes day for Homecoming week
Staff meeting 7:15 (a Luau staff meeting?)
Thursday, September 27
Lakeview clothing or colors for Homecoming week
Luncheon for Mrs. Scales
Friday, September 28
Rocket clothing or colors for Homecoming week
Minutes from Staff Meeting
Bits & Pieces
Family newsletter - Here is a link to this week's family newsletter. Thank you, everyone, for the work to create teacher newsletters. We email the newsletter to all families, post the most recent newsletter on the Lakeview homepage, and archive old newsletters on the For Families tab.
Flags - Thanks, everyone, for making sure you have a flag in your classroom. We are working on the issue with flag brackets. Until that time, please designate a daily flag holder for the pledge. FYI - there are a list of holidays that educators in Wisconsin we are required to recognize.
Morning Supervision - Easy change - please do not allow football on the blacktop in the morning. It is too crowded. Please move football to the grass. No scooter riding, either.
Copy Center - The copy center is not open on Fridays. Please plan accordingly. If you send something after noon on Thursday, it may not come back until Tuesday. If you are currently waiting for something that you need Monday, check with Cortney.
Grandparent's Day will be Friday, October 19th from 8:30-10:00 a.m.
Directory Data (Student Photos)
Future Training Dates - ALL Staff
How Trauma Sensitive are your Assignments?
My suggestion is that grade levels sign up for a meeting together if possible - here is a link to the document to sign up.
Character Dare #3
Part of the revised accreditation process includes system level observations which are to be completed internally by districts going through the accreditation process. At its core, AdvancED is about continuous improvement. The observation data we collect in the coming months will allow us to collectively analyze classroom practices and the results of those practices, engage in professional learning and dialogue, and take meaningful action and assume responsibility for our results as a district. The AdvancED observations are student centered and focused on observing the learning environment. These observations include 7 environments as can be seen and are further explained in the graphic below.
On Tuesday, September 18th, administrators across the district will be visiting classrooms and conducting observations utilizing the ELEOT observation tool, which is the tool AdvancED uses. Classrooms will be selected randomly. As the school year progresses, observations will continue periodically. Some classrooms may be observed while others will not. The entire process is random, just as the AdvancED observers visited random classrooms when they collected systems data in the 2013-2014 school year visit. During the 20-minute ELEOT observations, you may see a variety of administrators. It has been highly encouraged that building principals see classrooms in buildings that they would not normally visit and/or get the chance to see. So, please do not be concerned should you see a building principal other than your own step into your classroom for a visit.