Vol.1 Ed. 36
The Coyote Way Week 36
Want to nominate a fellow teacher for Teacher/SRP of the week?
Winners of the Teacher of the Week will receive a gift certificate for $10 to Beef O’Brady’s!
Please communicate and post in your room important Testing Dates related to the grade you teach. It is imperative that they are present that day. We have a very small window to get them to make-up a missed exam. If they miss both attempts they will have to come to school during the summer to test.
Week of April 23- April 27th
April 23 & 24- 7th Grade FSA Reading Day 1 and Reading Day 2
April 23 & 24- 9th Grade FSA Reading Day 1 and Reading Day 2
April 25th-April 26th- 7th Grade FSA Math Day 1 and Day 2
April 27th – Biology EOC
April 27th- 7th Grade FSA Math Extended Time
Week 36- April 23- April 29
Monday April 23
7th and 9th Grade Reading Day 1
Sabra Chapman here on campus
C-Lunch- Blood Drive Sign Ups & Marine Recruiters
2pm- AP Psychology Study Session in 3-206
2pm- Howlebration Awards Committee Meeting
7pm- HS Baseball @ Anclote
Tuesday April 24
7th and 9th Grade Reading Day 2
8am-1pm- Blood Drive in the Gym
2pm- American History Documentary in 3-204
7pm- V Baseball @ LOLHS
7pm-Varsity Softball District Tournament in Hernando
Wednesday April 25
Progress Reports are due 9am
7th Grade FSA Math Day 1
ALL DAY- Regional Track Meet @ HOME
During Club- FAU Presentation in 1-113
2pm- Facilities & Safety Committee Meeting
7pm- V Baseball @ Zephyrhills
Thursday April 26
7th Grade FSA Math Day 2
7:30am- ASVAB Testing
2pm- Last Manditory PLC Day for all Staff
Friday April 27
4th Quarter Progress Reports
7th Grade FSA Math Extended Time
AP Pre-administration Luncheon
7pm- Middle School Drama Performance in Cafe
Saturday April 28
AP Bio Practice Test
8am- Saturday Detention
7pm- Morp High School Dance in Gym
7pm- Middle School Drama Performance in Cafe
Summer Reading Endorsement Course Offerings
Pasco County Schools offers five reading endorsement courses throughout the school year and summer to provide our teachers an opportunity to add the endorsement to their teaching certificate. In order to receive the endorsement, teachers complete courses that develop their understanding of the foundations of language, research of best practices, assessment, and differentiation in reading, as well as a semester practicum. Once all five courses are successfully completed, teachers can add the endorsement to their certificate.
Attached is a document that lists the courses offered this summer, their myPGS course number, and details about dates that the courses run for the summer. If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Hatten.
Clinical Educator Training
The next Clinical Educator training will be conducted on June 26 and July 11. If you have taught for a minimum of three years, are interested in overseeing an intern, and can attend this training please email Meighan Melsheimer firstname.lastname@example.org.
GO FUND ME for TEWMS Sensory Room
Good morning! As you are all aware we have been working towards developing a sensory room at TEWMS for our students. Mr. Reyes, one of our parents, sent the following e-mail. He set up the GO FUND ME page to raise money for our school. I hope you can help us spread this message by sharing this link on your social networks sites:
Principal Approved Assessment (PAA)- Semester Exam
Attached is a searchable database that identifies courses requiring a Principal Approved Assessment (PAA) when there is no other course standards assessment in place. Please take a look at this document to determine if you will be administering a PAA.
An assessment can be approved, by the principal or designee, as long as the following requirements are met:
- The assessment is a valid format (ie: selected response, constructed response, project-based assessments, adjudicated performances, practical application assignments or any combination).
- The teacher has justified that the assessment is aligned to standards assigned to this course.
- The assessment measures student mastery of content at the necessary level of rigor for the course.
- Scoring procedures and/or rubrics accompany the assessment.
It is the responsibility of the teacher to present the assessment to their supervising administrator prior to Monday, May 7, 2018. If you have any questions about the process, please do not hesitate to contact your supervising administrator.
Interested in Teaching Extended School Year over the Summer?
Our extended School Year Summer program will run from June 11th through July 14th with a planning day on June 8th.. The hours will be from 8:00 – 12:00 four days a week. I am looking for 5 educators who are able to work successfully with struggling students, and who are highly motivated and passionate about education. I will be hiring for the core content areas, to serve both middle school and high and school along with 1 VE teacher. If you interested please submit your application by Wednesday April 18th.
Register to get your points for attending PLCs
School-based PLC Courses in myPGS
All staff who have participated in PLCs this year to register for your school’s PLC course in myPGS. You can find the course in myPGS by going to the Courses tab and searching for your schools call letters (i.e. Cypress Creek will search for CCMHS). The PLC courses have an end date of April 27th which is when administrators will be able to mark participants complete so they earn their points for this year. Our last mandatory PLC date as a staff will be April 26th. We encourage each PLC to celebrate their successes this year on May 3rd. All PLC members can enjoy a “Beat the Bus” pass on May 3rd to encourage off-campus team bonding!
Assistant Principal Eligibility Process
The summer advertisement for the AP eligibility process will be open from Monday, April 30th through Friday, May 11th. Interested individuals can get more information on requirements and the process by visiting the Leading and Learning website at: http://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/oll/ld/internal_administrative_selection_process/ap.
Attention CCMHS teachers of all content!
The Tampa Bay Area Writing Project is hosting their Invitational Leadership Institute at the University of South Florida from June 18- June 29, 2018. This opportunity will help teachers develop as instructional leaders with an emphasis on writing. Please contact Barbara Martin email@example.com or Meighan Melsheimer firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
National take your son/daughter to work day information.
National Take your son/daughter to Work Day is April 26th. Students who do not have an EOC or FSA test on that date, may participate in the national event on Thursday April 26th as long as the parent has prearranged the student’s absence with Mrs. Macri via the pre-arranged absence form http://ccmhs.pasco.k12.fl.us/request-a-pre-approved-absence/. Students who have an EOC or FSA must be on campus on April 26th in order to test.
District employees who wish to bring their son or daughter to work with them may do so on Monday, May 21. Employees also must prearrange their children’s absences with their principals and teachers if they plan to participate on May 21.