Week of 10/23 – 10/27

Key Dates

Date Event
Monday, 10/23 N/A
Tuesday, 10/24 Bond Info Meeting (All Staff) 7:45 AM – Media Center

Residency Lab Classroom Visits (all day)

Special Olympics Unified Trip

Wednesday, 10/25 N/A – There is no Wednesday meeting this week after school
Thursday, 10/26 BAT Meeting @ 7:15 — Room 37

School Social – After School

Friday, 10/27 College Gear

Picture Re-Takes

Wrestling @ FMS vs Skyridge – 3:30 Large Gym

Bond Info Meeting

Please join us for a brief Bond Info meeting on Tuesday morning @ 7:45 in the media center.  It is important to attend this meeting so we can share some important information and talk about our involvement in the process.  See you Tuesday morning at 7:45!

This is to be sure that you are not concerned when you hear me call for all staff in the media center on Tuesday.  :0)

Week in Review

Last week was one of those short weeks that feels especially long.  Thanks to all of you for reaching out to families in an effort to connect during this week’s parent-teacher conferences.

On Wednesday we continued our PLP (Personalized Learning Plan) work for the year.  I want to reiterate the importance of your work on this plan.  We really want to you to take the opportunity to apply your learning from the time spent on these PD days into the classroom with your students.

On Thursday, we held Conferences in the Round — special shout-out to those of you that helped set up the gymnasium and break everything down.  Thank you for holding the rope!

Residency Lab Work

This week, our Residency Lab teachers will kick off their first studio classroom observations.  The goal of this group is to work with coaches/admin to observe coaching/instruction and consider instructional implications in their own practice.  We also know that we learn best by learning with/from others.  I want to extend a big thank you to these teachers:  Anna Sylvester, Haley Gibson, CJ Butenschoen, Laurilyn Hepler, Nadia Khater, Cori Gerken – our first two lab hosts, Dustin Allen and Kristie Brookes, and our instructional coaches, Melina Dyer and Kristie Neshyba!

The goal of this work is for studio classrooms to be more prevalent throughout our building, for collaboration to continue to grow and thrive, and for our instructional practices to follow the same growth trajectory.

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Congrats Angie!

Please welcome Angie Lantagne to her new role as Social & Academic Intervention Specialist. She is working with Brie to take over many of the responsibilities that she has covered during the transition. Please read through the information below to access Angie for Academic, Social Behavioral, and Technology Support.

The Social & Academic Support Lab, now in room 34, is open to serve students who have academic needs that require an independent/supervised setting. Angie Lantagne is the point of contact for students and staff.

 

Academic Support:

  • Students may access the lab during lunch by picking up a pass from staff in the lunchroom.

    • While in the lab, students can ask for support as needed to address:

      • Organization

      • Study for classroom activities/presentations

      • Make up assignments and tests

 

  • Teachers can schedule time for students to come to the lab during class time by pre-arranging with Angie. Last minute requests may not be accepted due to her varied responsibilities.

    • Students who are in the lab during class time may engage in the following activities:

      • Study for classroom activities

      • Prepare for presentations

      • Make up assignments/tests

      • Administration of diagnostic and placement exams (for new and absent students)

      • Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) coordination

    • Teachers must provide a specific activity for students to engage in, an approximate time frame, and copies of the activity.  Students will return promptly to class when finished.

 

Social Behavioral Support:

  • Supervision and Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) for students who are exhibiting problem behaviors (Administratively determined)

  • Coordination of daily Check-in/Check out (CICO) in collaboration with the CAST team

Administration of diagnostic and placement exams (for new and absent students)

  • Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) coordination

 

Technology Support:

  • Assisting students with Network and Skyward Password issues

  • Assisting students with device specific issues

 

Above, Between, Below – Bullying Assembly Coming in December (All Grades)

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Mark you calendars and review the 2017-18 Assembly Schedule for your grade level’s presentation. We are excited to have the Educational Theatre Program’s performance of Above Between Below for each grade level in the gym.

Patriot’s Pen Writing Contest (Veterans Day Assembly)

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Each Humanities Teacher should have received a copy of the Patriot’s Pen Writing contest. Please encourage your students to participate and turn any submissions into Marshall‘s box before October 31st. We will forward to the VFW for consideration and hope that our students may earn one of the three scholarships.

Patriot’s Pen Form (PDF)

Good luck,

Marshall

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