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17-21 September - Some Normalcy

posted Sep 16, 2018, 5:00 PM by HSD Principal
The hijinks of Spirit Week are over and we are returning to normal school until October break - with one schedule change next week mentioned below.

You all should have received both your Yearly Goals Sheet and a teacher rubric. Fill out the rubric and goals sheet according to the instructions here. Mars will soon be scheduling goals meetings for us to review your plans for the year.

You may have noticed that there is a new PD reading shelf in the HS lounge. The PD box was sad and lonely, so I beefed it up a bit and found the few books some new companions. As you have need or desire, feel free to sign out books from the shelf to use in your classroom. The shelf includes titles such as:
  • Differentiating Instruction
  • Advancing Formative Assessment in Every Classroom
  • How to Grade for Learning
  • How to Plan Rigorous Instruction
  • How to Assess Higher Order Thinking Skills in Your Classroom
  • Making Standards Useful in the Classroom
... and many more!

There is also a shelf for personal reading. The books on that shelf may be borrowed, but write your name and date read in the cover. Then, as you read, feel free to annotate, mark up, add notes to or stick notes in, add personal comments, etc. to the books. That way, we will create a running commentary as we read books together and hopefully start some good conversations around literature. If you have books you would like to add to that shelf, feel free to do so.

A few policy reminders:
  • No underclassmen should be going to the V during class time unless accompanied by teacher. You may not send underclass students to the V unattended.
  • Students should not be wearing anything other than the blue or gray uniform hoodie. Sports team jackets, class sweatshirts, or any other sweatshirts are not allowed.
  • If you have students submitting written work, please refer them to the Style Manual and ask that they follow its guidelines. 
Next week is the final week of the quarter, so there are a few things to note.
  • Because of the half day on Friday, we will run Friday's schedule on Monday, 24 September. That means the week starts with a second period block, so remind your students - and yourselves - of that. The schedule Tuesday through Thursday will remain unchanged.
  • Since the quarter is ending, students need reflective grades in all their classes. Please plan ahead and make sure will have up to date grades posted by end of day on Wednesday, 26 September, in order to prepare for...
  • High School Parent / Teacher Conferences will take place on Friday, 28 September from 12-4 after a half day of classes (short periods 1-8). Even if you do not normally teach on Friday, you need to plan on attending the conferences; it is the only scheduled day for high school parent/teacher conferences all year. If for some reason you need to leave at 2:30, clear that with me this week, but as it is a school day, everyone needs to be there from at least 12-2:30.
I will be away on the Admin Retreat Wednesday and Thursday this week. Maddy will be high school OIC while I am gone, but she's teaching, so don't have any problems she'd need to solve.