Bulldog News Week of 04.22.18

BULLDOG NEWS!

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This has been a great week for our performing arts! Our Band place Silver at the Heritage Festival in VA with a magnificent performance Friday afternoon and our Chorus had a great performance at the RSS Arts Performance at East Rowan High. Let’s remember to congratulate all students on their performances this week when we see them.

Thank you immensely Mr Bowman and Mrs Spakes for your preparation and hard work! Our #WEstBulldogs really shined!

MEDIA MADNESS

  • The large box of Crayola Thick markers is still missing. If it is in your room please return it to the Makerspace.
  • If you have supplies from various supplies left over from crafts or art projects at home and wouldn’t mind parting ways with the leftovers the Makerspace would be very grateful!
  • Check out our awesome week here! https://photos.app.goo.gl/lc8Jd4fNXcu3MjJ72

INSPIRATION

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TECH AWESOMENESS

Instructional Ideas & Information

I was privileged to attend the UNCC Masters of Education in Middle and Secondary Education Rowan County Cohort research defense presentations on Saturday, April 21st. I was amazed at the diversity of cohort members (middle and high school, gender, ethnicity, and teaching experience). Also the variety of research topics including, Cultivating Growth Mindsets, Increasing Student Intrinsic Motivation, and Teacher Perceptions of Impoverished Students (I’m partial to this one:) In talking with Dr. Jeanneine Jones, one of the program directors, I was amazed to discover the program is “free.” Free meaning selected participants only pay for summer classes, books, and fees!! At present there are 15 applicants…what about you?! Click here for details. One resonating theme in all presentations, “Teachers can be agents of change!”

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GO-TO GIRLS

“Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.”

Thank you to all staff who assisted with Career Day to those who monitored classes, to those who gave their class/office space, and to those who cleaned up and guided students!

Thank you to 6th grade teachers for giving the 5th graders a wonderful experience during their tour!

Thank you to 7th grade teachers for being so kind about the schedule changes that allowed us to have wonderful events!

Rising 6th grade orientation
We will welcome our rising 6th graders and their families on Monday, April 23 at 5:00. This is a time to welcome them, introduce them to middle school life, and show off our school. We will begin the evening in the cafeteria with a welcome and introductions then break into tour groups. Sixth grade and exploratory teachers can show off their classrooms and give group tours. If any other teachers are willing to assist, we would love to have you. The groups will end in 6th grade classrooms where teachers will share a video and Prezi presentation informing students and parents of expectations for next year.

Planning for 2018-2019
6th and 7th grade teachers, you will receive paperwork in your box in the next couple weeks that your homeroom students will complete to express their choice for their exploratory class.
Teachers please begin making lists for us of students who need to be seperated next year as we are beginning to make schedules now.
“A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning. “

UPCOMING EVENT

Monday, April 23rd

  • WRMS Rising 6th Grade Parent Orientation 5:00 – 6:30
  • Department meeting

Tuesday, April 24th

  • Baseball/Tennis vs Southeast MS at Home
  • Soccer/Volleyball vs Southeast MS at Home
  • Professional Learning

Wednesday, April 25th

  • 5th Grade Bulldog Bash
  • Enrichment Schedule

Thursday, April 26th

  • Baseball @ Mooresville
  • Soccer and Volleyball Home vs Mooresville

Friday, April 27th

  • Early Release Day
  • 12:30-1:30 Revised Math Standards Meeting
  • Problem Solving Team B

Saturday, April 28th

  • Happy Birthday Mr Brown

Saturday, April 29th

  • Happy Birthday Mrs Stepp

Monday, April 30th

  • Leadership
  • Committee meetings

Tuesday, May 1st

  • Baseball and Tennis Home vs. China Grove
  • Soccer and Volleyball @ China Grove
  • Professional Development
  • Math 1 Field Test

Wednesday, May 2nd

  • Enrichment
  • Math 1 Field Test MakeUps

Thursday, May 3rd

  • Baseball/Tennis @ NRMS
  • Soccer/Volleyball vs NRMS

Friday, May 4th

  • Problem Solving Team A

Sunday, May 6th

  • Happy Birthday Mrs Hege

Monday, May 7th

  • WRMS Compassion Project Presentations
  • SIT Meeting
  • Leadership 8th Grade
  • Achieve3000 Level Set “opens”

Tuesday, May 8th

  • Professional Learning
  • Band Booster Meeting 6:30

Wednesday, May 9th

  • WRMS Project Presentations

Thursday, May 10th

  • WRMS Project Presentations
  • BT/Mentor Meeting 2:45

Friday, May 11th

  • WRMS Compassion Project Presentations
  • Problem Solving Team B

Monday, May 14th

  • Leadership 7th Grade
  • WRMS Game Night [EOG]

Tuesday, May 15th

  • Professional Learning

Wednesday, May 16th

  • Enrichment

Thursday, May 17th

  • WRMS EOG Night

Friday, May 18th

  • Problem Solving Team A

Monday, May 21st

  • Leadership 6th Grade

Tuesday, May 22nd

  • Professional Learning
  • Rising 6th Grade Parent Meeting

Friday, May 25th

  • Problem Solving Team B

Monday, May 28th

  • Leadership Exploratory

Tuesday, May 29th

  • Professional Learning
  • Happy Birthday Mr Sells
  • Happy Birthday Mrs Jordan

Wednesday, May 30th

  • Happy Birthday SRO Lindley

Thursday, May 31st

  • Happy Birthday Mr Burns

Friday, June 1

  • Problem Solving Team A
  • WRMS End of Year Dance 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Monday, June 4th

  • SIT Meeting
  • Leadership 8th Grade

Thursday, June 7th

  • WRMS 6th Awards Ceremony 8:00 – 10:00
  • WRMS 7th Awards Ceremony 12:30 – 2:00

Friday, June 8th

  • WRMS 8th Awards Ceremony 8:00 – 10:00

Monday, June 11th

  • RSS Workday – Required

Tuesday, June 12th

  • RSS Workday – Optional

Wednesday, June 13th

  • RSS Workday – Optional

RESOURCES

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Bulldog News Week of 04.15.18

BULLDOG NEWS!

Students Leading the Way

 

 

Our school-wide dive into student-led conferences was a great success! Throughout our planning periods and after school, we have had steady streams of parents and visitors in our school coming to hear from their kids about this school year and what their plan is to finish the school year strong. We’ve got good feedback from parents about the experience, both before and after the visit. A purposeful, learner-centered visit has brought our parents out in big numbers – we need to remember this when planning events for the future!

Thanks for your organization of these talks. They wouldn’t be successful without your efforts. Let’s also remember to thank the ladies in the front office, especially Ms Sifford, for receiving parents and making sure they get where they need to!

3 More Chances to Make a Difference

With Wednesday down, we have 3 more enrichments left. With the checks and balances and corrections and suggestions we put in place from feedback on our last iteration, we saw great improvement in numbers and students being where they need to be. We did have a few students not signed up but we got them registered and moved into classes. The problems in gym were all but eliminated. Soccer remains an issue with teachers writing notes/passes for students to join the group outside – we can’t do this with the number of teachers outside. Soccer and Basketball numbers have to be locked for this reason. When we cut this out, we should take care of our main problems.

We have to keep our focus and priority here on having small group growth conversations with students. These talks can’t be about completing missing work – it has to be about filling in learning gaps of the students who need us the most – and that happens best in small groups we are creating here. We will keep monitoring numbers and checking for students. We have 6 more 45 minute sessions to fill in gaps for students – let’s be those champions.

Testing

  • Testing dates have been added to the school calendar and to the bottom of the blog under “Upcoming Events”.
  • Now is the time to start looking for proctors.  Please ask friends, neighbors, church members, and community members. Last year, we had great success with teachers asking for one parent to serve as a proctor and we are going to do that again. Once you have your proctor, please share that name with Mr Brown and he will work our the calendar and arrangements for when they will help us out. #moreisbetter
  • Log In to https://center.ncsu.edu/ncauth/ You will need to reset your password.  Every teacher will need to know their username and password.  If you cannot login for any reason please see Bill Brown for help.

ACHIEVE3000

WRMS students have worked diligently this year to complete articles @75% or higher on the first attempt. Last year students who completed 80 articles received a yard sign rewarding their hard work throughout the year (there are still signs visible after a year on Woodleaf Rd 🙂 The cut-off date has been extended to May 4th🙂 This year’s prizes have expanded and students with 40+ articles are recognized:

Read 40+ articles: T-shirt for those that have not previously received one
Read 60 articles: Magnet
Read 70 articles: Magnet and Vinyl Cling
Read 80 articles: Magnet, Vinyl Cling and Yard Sign
We have SO many students on the cusp of reaching one or more of the goals. Although there was a decrease in the total number of articles read, 47 students were added to the 40+ article list posted in the main hallway. T-shirts are on order and the date of the next Achieve Party is on…..
Please take a moment and review the Google Sheet noting your kiddos who have just a few more articles to meet one or more of the levels above. Click here.

MEDIA MADNESS

  • The large box of Crayola Thick markers is still missing. If it is in your room please return it to the Makerspace.
  • The Makerspace is out of supplies please do not send students in need of markers (until the get returned) paint, paint brushes, tape, popsicle sticks, construction paper, scissors, glue, yarn, etc until supplies are replenished.
  • If you have supplies from various supplies left over from crafts or art projects at home and wouldn’t mind parting ways with the leftovers the Makerspace would be very grateful!
  • Check out our awesome week here! https://photos.app.goo.gl/N49xqb70V09MSayj2
  • Video on why our students love the library! https://youtu.be/fKWJiyvOLkw Entire video is student made and created! Students in photography enrichment worked on taking different photos and editing them to create a beautiful video!
  • Marketing Team has been working hard to show all of the great things about our school. Here is a quick video about what it means to be a Bulldog! https://youtu.be/Mm113HOqlJQ

Duties

Morning Afternoon
Gym Poole Cafe Horton
Gym Stepp Car Rider Cox
Cafe Mrs Brown Car Rider Muire
Car Rider Reeder Car Rider Dalton
Expl Bathroom Avery Library Pittman
Library Shue Buses Young
Intersection Hargrove
Buses Stone
Cafe 7:15 Lyles

INSPIRATION

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Core Values

TECH AWESOMENESS

  • Writing Prompts –  The New York Times list 1,000 writing prompts for students: https://nyti.ms/2GVaXgD
  • EOY Collection: Is tentatively set to begin June 5th.  More information will be coming out soon.

Instructional Ideas & Information

It’s hard to believe we are already a week into quarter four before we realize it EOG testing will descend upon us! From personal experience, I know the challenges of strategically “circling back” to re-engage previously instructed standards while continuing to address the current instructional pace. What about shaking things up? Plan a “Throwback Thursday” or “Fun Friday” instead of teaching a lesson, create an experience they will remember!

Once again, thank you to everyone who worked hard and “brought it” to the Leaders of Their Own Learning book study. Please stop by my room sometime this week and initial ALL remaining blanks on the SEA System roster.

GO-TO GIRLS

“What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity.”

College and Career Week 2018 is here!!!  

There will be several activities for staff to participate~

  • Decorate your door to represent your college (prizes awarded). The judging will take place Thursday, April 19.
  • Monday, Thursday and Friday~show your school spirit by wearing the attire of your college for undergrad, masters, etc…even where your children attend or parents attend. Share the legacy.
  • Tuesday~ dress like what your middle school/junior high self-thought your would be doing at that point in your life. Take a minute to explain what changed, to show how interested evolve and change…if you always wanted to be a teacher then just be yourself.
  • Wednesday~WRMS/Bulldog Wear day for staff (Career Day)
  • Wednesday, April 18 is career day!  Students will be hearing from 3 career professionals during their exploratory time that day.  7th grade will have a schedule change as 2nd block will be split in half so 2nd block will be 8:40-9:20 then 7th grade exploratory from 9:20-10:50 then 2nd block again 10:50-11:20 FOR 7TH GRADE ONLY.  

5th-Grade visit

  • April 19-20th we will be hosting our rising 6th graders from several feeder elementary schools from 9:45-11:00 am.  Please welcome them and their teachers. There will be a lot of traffic in the hallways at that time. Please be aware.
  • 6th and 7th grade will be switching schedules those days, Thursday and Friday.

Rising 6th-Grade Orientation

   We will welcome our rising 6th graders and their families on Monday, April 23 at 5:00.  This is a time to welcome them, introduce them to middle school life, and show off our school.  We will begin the evening in the cafeteria with a welcome and introductions then break into tour groups.  Sixth grade and exploratory teachers can show off their classrooms and give group tours. If any other teachers are willing to assist, we would love to have you.  The groups will end in 6th-grade classrooms where teachers will share a video and Prezi presentation informing students and parents of expectations for next year.

Planning for 2018-2019

   Believe it or not, it is time to begin working on schedules for next year.  Rising 6th-grade students will fill out their requested exploratory paperwork while they are visiting us next week.  6th- and7th-grade teachers, you will receive paperwork in your box in the next couple weeks that your homeroom students will complete to express their choice for their exploratory class.

Problem Solving Team A!!!

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.”
Walt Whitman

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

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Jackie Robinson Day, April 25th!

Monday, April 16th

 

  • College and Career Week
  • Track @Mooresville
  • Faculty Meeting

Tuesday, April 17th

  • Baseball and Tennis versus Corriher-Lipe
  • Soccer and Volleyball @Corrier-Lipe
  • Staff Wide Survey – Data Room

Wednesday, April 18th

  • Career Day
  • Track @WRHS

Thursday, April 19th

  • Baseball and Tennis @Knox
  • Soccer and Volleyball versus Knox
  • 5th Grade Visits

Friday, April 20th

  • WRMS Band Williamsburg Trip
  • WRMS Bulldog Wear
  • Problem Solving Team A
  • 5th Grade Visits

Monday, April 23rd

  • WRMS Rising 6th Grade Parent Orientation 5:00 – 6:30
  • Department meeting

Tuesday, April 24th

  • Baseball/Tennis vs Southeast MS at Home
  • Soccer/Volleyball vs Southeast MS at Home
  • Professional Learning

Wednesday, April 25th

  • 5th Grade Bulldog Bash
  • Enrichment Schedule

Thursday, April 26th

  • Baseball @ Mooresville
  • Soccer and Volleyball Home vs Mooresville

Friday, April 27th

  • Early Release Day
  • Problem Solving Team B

Saturday, April 28th

  • Happy Birthday Mr Brown

Saturday, April 29th

  • Happy Birthday Mrs Stepp

Monday, April 30th

  • Leadership
  • Committee meetings

Tuesday, May 1st

  • Baseball and Tennis Home vs. China Grove
  • Soccer and Volleyball @ China Grove
  • Professional Development

Wednesday, May 2nd

  • Enrichment

Thursday, May 3rd

  • Baseball/Tennis @ NRMS
  • Soccer/Volleyball vs NRMS

Friday, May 4th

  • Problem Solving Team A

Sunday, May 6th

  • Happy Birthday Mrs Hege

Monday, May 7th

  • WRMS Compassion Project Presentations
  • SIT Meeting
  • Leadership 8th Grade

Tuesday, May 8th

  • Professional Learning
  • Band Booster Meeting 6:30

Wednesday, May 9th

  • WRMS Project Presentations

Thursday, May 10th

  • WRMS Project Presentations
  • BT/Mentor Meeting 2:45

Friday, May 11th

  • WRMS Compassion Project Presentations
  • Problem Solving Team B

Monday, May 14th

  • Leadership 7th Grade
  • WRMS Game Night [EOG]

Tuesday, May 15th

  • Professional Learning

Wednesday, May 16th

  • Enrichment

Thursday, May 17th

  • WRMS EOG Night

Friday, May 18th

  • Problem Solving Team A

Monday, May 21st

  • Leadership 6th Grade

Tuesday, May 22nd

  • Professional Learning
  • Rising 6th Grade Parent Meeting

Friday, May 25th

  • Problem Solving Team B

Monday, May 28th

  • Leadership Exploratory

Tuesday, May 29th

  • Professional Learning
  • Happy Birthday Mr Sells
  • Happy Birthday Mrs Jordan

Wednesday, May 30th

  • Happy Birthday SRO Lindley

Thursday, May 31st

  • Happy Birthday Mr Burns

Friday, June 1

  • Problem Solving Team A
  • WRMS End of Year Dance 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Monday, June 4th

  • SIT Meeting
  • Leadership 8th Grade

Thursday, June 7th

  • WRMS 6th Awards Ceremony 8:00 – 10:00
  • WRMS 7th Awards Ceremony 12:30 – 2:00

Friday, June 8th

  • WRMS 8th Awards Ceremony 8:00 – 10:00

Monday, June 11th

  • RSS Workday – Required

Tuesday, June 12th

  • RSS Workday – Optional

Wednesday, June 13th

  • RSS Workday – Optional

RESOURCES

Bulldog News Week of 03.25.18

BULLDOG NEWS!

[This blogpost contains updates for the upcoming short week and the week we return from Spring Break.]

Thanks to Mrs. Davis, Mrs. Rabon, Mrs. Brawley and Ms. Hargrove for their organization and participation in the #WRStrong PBL Showcase Thursday night at the WRHS! This was a great showcase for our students who proudly talked about the work they have been engaged with.

 

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This was a great night to see the work our K-12 community. Our students are doing some amazing work. Creative demonstrations of learning were prevalent that night. It was a great inspiration to see how our students are growing.

@WRMS_Chorus rocked out at MPA

On March 20th, 7th and 8th-grade chorus students traveled together to Wingate University to perform for a panel of judges at MPA (Music Performance Adjudication). The students performed two pieces of music that varied in style: “Agnus Dei,” a Latin piece, and “Soon I Will Be Done,” a traditional spiritual. The students worked diligently on their music and were awarded an overall Excellent on stage for their performance! The ensemble also participated in sight reading at MPA and was given the grade of Superior for their efforts! These students have shown immense growth in musicality and their ability to read music! Please congratulate these students as you see them for all their hard work!

End of Year Summative Talks- We are entering our last round of observations for the year. The final part of the of teacher evaluations is summative evaluation and a good discussion about the PDP progress for the year. We will be doing things different this year. For these discussions, we’re asking teachers to prepare a brief presentation to address some minimum areas. Here is a link to the Google Slides Template we have created [please make a copy of the presentation and rename it]. There is a slide for each area we need to address. This will help accelerate our talks and also serve a great portfolio piece. We are sharing this with you so you can have plenty of time to familiarize yourself with this. We will start summative meetings after mid-April.

Wednesday, March 7th we met in the data room to talk about plans for a strong finish to the year. At that time, a Google Sheet was shared with each grade level, WRMS Standards Data by Student. It was requested each homeroom teacher edit student information to include: EOG level, percentile, and scale score from 2016 – 2017 and projected score for 2017-2018 prior to Spring Break.

MEDIA MADNESS

  • The large box of Crayola Thick markers is still missing. If it is in your room please return it to the Makerspace.
  • The Makerspace is out of supplies please do not send students in need of markers (until the get returned) paint, paint brushes, tape, popsicle sticks, construction paper, scissors, glue, yarn, etc until supplies are replenished.
  • If you have supplies from various supplies left over from crafts or art projects at home and wouldn’t mind parting ways with the leftovers the Makerspace would be very grateful!
  • Thank you to whoever left a bag with some Makerspace supplies in my office!! 🙂 It is very much appreciated!! 🙂

INSPIRATION

#EdCampRowan was phenomenal! The best part…it was planned for teachers by Rowan-Salisbury School Student leaders. Not only did the student group plan the event, they led it…from the opening keynote to joining sessions with teachers and sharing their favorite apps at the final event of the day, the App Smackdown. Several members are former Bulldogs: Robert Yount, Daniel Garcia, Desire Cuthbertson, and Sage Staley. Each one of these students represented their #WRStrong roots exceptionally well. If you were privileged to have one or all of them as a student, each is destined for great things!

 

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TECH AWESOMENESS

  • iPad Cases – We have no replacement cases for the iPads.  Students have been coming and asking about them, and the technology department hasn’t provided us with any.  The 6th and 7th graders with cases that are broke I would assume those cases will get replaced at the beginning of next year.
  • Laptop Cart Checkout – (click here)
  • iPad Keyboard Checkout – (click here)

Instructional Ideas and Information

Hats off to Mrs. Johnson for sharing how to access individual student responses on IO Education for benchmarks and teacher created assessments:

  • Quick reports
  • Select assessment
  • Select reports – drop down tab – student responses
  • View student responses: list
  • Cut apart and give to individual students
  • Does not indicate correct answer, only indicates correct or incorrect
  • Excellent data for student-led conferences

GO-TO GIRLS

“Spring is nature’s way of saying let’s party!!!!!!”

We made it!!!! Spring Break!!!!

No Problem-Solving team this week!!!

College and Career 2018! Students will be coming around next week asking you about your alma mater to prepare for college and career week which is April 16-20. April 18 is career day! We will send you further information to assist signing kids up for this day. They will be hearing from 3 career professionals during their exploratory time that day. 7th grade will have a schedule change as 2nd block will be split in half so 2nd block will be 8:40-9:20 then 7th grade exploratory from 9:20-10:50 then 2nd block again 10:50-11:20 FOR 7TH GRADE ONLY.

April 19-20th we will be hosting our rising 6th graders from several feeder elementary schools. Please welcome them and their teachers. 6th and 7th grade will be switching schedules that day.

“Spring breathes new life into the world around us.”

MORNING DUTIES (6:50 – 7:15 UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED):

GYM Sweet
GYM Davis
CAFETERIA T. Burns
CAR RIDERS Hester
EXPLORATORY BATHROOMS Avery
OUTSIDE MEDIA CENTER Shue
GRADE LEVEL INTERSECTION Hough
BUSES Stone
CAFETERIA 7:15 – 7:30 Lyles

AFTERNOON DUTIES

CAFETERIA Horton
CAR RIDERS Preston
CAR RIDERS Muire
CAR RIDERS M. Burns
OUTSIDE MEDIA CENTER PITTMAN
BUSES YOUNG
TUESDAY ASD 2:30 – 3:30 Preston
TUESDAY ASD 2:30 – 3:30 Davis
THURSDAY ASD 2:30 – 3:30 No School
THURSDAY ASD 2:30 – 3:30 No School

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, Mar 26th

  • 30 Minute Homeroom Schedule for Student Led Conferences
  • Leadership Meeting Exploratory
  • Committee Meetings
  • WRMS vs. China Grove, Corriher-Lipe, and Erwin Track @China Grove

Tuesday, Mar 27th

  • 30 Minute Homeroom Schedule for Student Led Conferences
  • Professional Development Leaders of Their Own Learning – Chapter 8

Wednesday, Mar 28th

  • Early Release
  • Blended Learning Symposium Keynote Speaker @SRHS from 2:00-3:30

Thursday, Mar 29th

  • Required Teacher Workday

Friday, Mar 30th

  • Good Friday Holiday

Monday, April 9th

  • SIT Meeting @2:45 Media Center
  • Leadership 8th Grade

Tuesday, April 10th

  • Baseball and Tennis versus North
  • Soccer and Volleyball @North
  • Band Booster Meeting 6:30
  • NO Professional Learning this week (Student Led Conferences)

Wednesday, April 11th

  • Enrichment
  • Track @WRHS
  • WRMS Data Meeting

Thursday, April 12th

  • Baseball and Tennis @Erwin
  • Soccer @Erwin
  • Volleyball versus Erwin
  • BT/Mentor Meeting @2:45
  • PTA Interest Meeting 5:00

Friday, April 13th

  • WRMS Bulldog Wear
  • Problem Solving Team B

Monday, April 16th

  • College and Career Week
  • Track @Mooresville
  • Faculty Meeting

Tuesday, April 17th

  • Baseball and Tennis versus Corriher-Lipe
  • Soccer and Volleyball @Corrier-Lipe
  • NO Professional Learning (Student Led Conferences)

Wednesday, April 18th

  • Career Day
  • Track @WRHS

Thursday, April 19th

  • Baseball and Tennis @Knox
  • Soccer and Volleyball versus Knox
  • 5th Grade Visits

Friday, April 20th

  • WRMS Band Williamsburg Trip
  • WRMS Bulldog Wear
  • Problem Solving Team A
  • 5th Grade Visits

Monday, April 23rd

  • WRMS Rising 6th Grade Parent Orientation 5:00 – 6:30
  • Department meeting

Tuesday, April 24th

  • Baseball/Tennis vs Southeast MS at Home
  • Soccer/Volleyball vs Southeast MS at Home
  • Professional Learning

Wednesday, April 25th

  • 5th Grade Bulldog Bash
  • Enrichment Scheduel

Thursday, April 26th

  • Baseball @ Mooresville
  • Soccer and Volleyball Home vs Mooresville

Friday, April 27th

  • Early Release Day
  • Problem Solving Team B

Monday, April 30th

  • Leadership
  • Committee meetings

Tuesday, May 1st

  • Baseball and Tennis Home vs. China Grove
  • Soccer and Volleyball @ China Grove
  • Professional Development

Wednesday, May 2nd

  • Enrichment

Thursday, May 3rd

  • Baseball/Tennis @ NRMS
  • Soccer/Volleyball vs NRMS

Friday, May 4th

  • Problem Solving Team A

Monday, May 7th

  • WRMS Compassion Project Presentations
  • SIT Meeting
  • Leadership 8th Grade

Tuesday, May 8th

  • Professional Learning
  • Band Booster Meeting 6:30

Wednesday, May 9th

  • WRMS Project Presentations

Thursday, May 10th

  • WRMS Project Presentations
  • BT/Mentor Meeting 2:45

Friday, May 11th

  • WRMS Compassion Project Presentations
  • Problem Solving Team B

Monday, May 14th

  • Leadership 7th Grade
  • WRMS Game Night [EOG]

Tuesday, May 15th

  • Professional Learning

Wednesday, May 16th

  • Enrichment

Thursday, May 17th

  • WRMS EOG Night

Friday, May 18th

  • Problem Solving Team A

Monday, May 21st

  • Leadership 6th Grade

Tuesday, May 22nd

  • Professional Learning
  • Rising 6th Grade Parent Meeting

Friday, May 25th

  • Problem Solving Team B

Monday, May 28th

  • Leadership Exploratory

Tuesday, May 29th

  • Professional Learning

Friday, June 1

  • Problem Solving Team A
  • WRMS End of Year Dance 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Monday, June 4th

  • SIT Meeting
  • Leadership 8th Grade

Thursday, June 7th

  • WRMS 6th Awards Ceremony 8:00 – 10:00
  • WRMS 7th Awards Ceremony 12:30 – 2:00

Friday, June 8th

  • WRMS 8th Awards Ceremony 8:00 – 10:00

Monday, June 11th

  • RSS Workday – Required

Tuesday, June 12th

  • RSS Workday – Optional

Wednesday, June 13th

  • RSS Workday – Optional

RESOURCES

  • Special Books for Special Kids This YouTube Channel was shared by an RSS Student Leader who is passionate about looking beyond a disability and seeing the person.

Bulldog News Week of 03.18.18

BULLDOG NEWS!

3rd Quarter Benchmark Testing

We will be giving Benchmark and NC Check-In testing this week.  Mr. Brown emailed the testing plan on Thursday 3/15/18, please make sure you read the plan carefully.   There are multiple tabs at the bottom which has the daily schedule, accommodations for each test, accommodated sites, and the testing rooms.  Homeroom teachers please make sure you tell students where to go if they have accommodations.  If you are giving an accommodated test please verify you have all your students and providing the required modifications.

Everyone has a bag of testing supplies in Mr. Brown’s office which will need to be picked up between 6:30 and 7:10 each morning.  This bag will have everything (except pencils) you will need for that day’s test, including; directions, test manual, class roster, and paper.  Many teachers kept the pencils from the last round of testing.  If you returned them, there will be additional pencils for you, but we do not have enough for everyone.  All testing materials must be returned when you are finished with testing. This includes paper (please separate used and unused) and test manuals, testing signs, and absence sheets.

If you have students that do not have an iPad please have them use the desktop in your classroom, or a desktop on your team if possible.  We are very limited in the number of laptops we have available and we do not have an extra teacher to test in the computer lab.

Please see Mr. Brown with any testing questions.

Enrichment

When we return from Spring Break, we will have our last iteration of Wednesday Enrichments. Instead of 3, we will have 4 sessions. At SIT we discussed the frustrations with Enrichment freely. While we fully acknowledge them, the need to have small group ‘Learning Gap’ talks with our students takes precedence.

If you have not already, please use this link and enter what you will be teaching your two sessions. Please find your name and type in your classes needed.  Mrs. Hester will try to adhere to that time slot; however, some class times may need to be changed based on other classes and need.

Flipgrid

GREAT NEWS – FLIPGRID is available for all students and staff! In a recent PD session, it was shared Flipgrid is an amazing platform for students to share knowledge, information, thoughts, ideas, and respond to teacher created discussions and questions. Marc Prensky is known for popularizing the terms digital native referencing those born into the current digital age (our students) in comparison to immigrants (some of us) who became familiar with technology as adults. Our students are digital natives, while many of us are digital immigrants! Often times they share information, thoughts, ideas, and data using digital media…so why shouldn’t we!

Check out this amazing Flipgrid made by a 6th grader…

And “how it works” from her perspective…

Now it’s your chance…download Flipgrid to your iPad from the App Store…enter this code 15ahza  and join the WRMS Staff Grid.

#WRStrong PBL Showcase

Thursday, March 22nd is #WRStrong PBL Showcase. Last year’s RSS PBL Showcase at the Wallace was a huge success, so much so it has expanded to afford more students the opportunity to share their research and results. Some amazing Problem Based Learning has occurred at WRMS this year, let’s support our students in their efforts to showcase their learning. Use this link to register your students. Please see administration if you have questions.

WRMS Game Night

The First Annual WRMS Game Night is Thursday, April 19th. The Parent and Community Outreach committee is hard at work brainstorming ideas to increase parent involvement at WRMS. Often times the only opportunity parents have or choose to visit campus are Open House, parent conferences, and athletic events. Rounding out two amazing weeks of student-led conferences with Game Night will offer yet another opportunity for parents and families to visit WRMS. Monday, March 26th is the next committee meeting date, be on the lookout for updates. Have some ideas, please share on the WRMS Game Night Google Doc

MEDIA MADNESS

  • The large box of Crayola Thick markers is still missing. If it is in your room please return it to the Makerspace.
  • The Makerspace is out of supplies please do not send students in need of markers (until the get returned) paint, paint brushes, tape, popsicle sticks, construction paper, scissors, glue, yarn, etc until supplies are replenished.
  • If you have supplies from various supplies left over from crafts or art projects at home and wouldn’t mind parting ways with the leftovers the Makerspace would be very grateful!
  • Heres the link to this week’s Google Album https://photos.app.goo.gl/E1z81nzCzXZMsft63

INSPIRATION

If kids believe it so should we!

TECH AWESOMENESS

  • Apple TV Remote – If you have a new Apple TV you have to charge the remote that comes with it every so often.  You can use the same cord that you charge your iPhone or iPad to charge the remote.
  • EOY and Cracked iPads – The end of the year is slowly creeping up.  If you have a student with a cracked iPad please let me know so I can get it sent off to get fixed.  Also please remind your students that the iPad doesn’t shatter into a thousand pieces if it falls off their desk/table or if it is in their backpack.  If they don’t have a legitimate reason as to why their iPad is shattered they will be charged $50.

Instructional Information & Ideas

Giftedness is not relegated to ELA and Math but may “manifest in one or more domains such as; intellectual, creative, artistic, leadership, or in a specific academic field such as language arts, mathematics or science” (NAGC, 2010).  This definition causes me to wonder…how many of our students are gifted without formal identification? Whether we teach on the “AIG” team or not, all teachers have students in their classes that have “ability above the norm for their age” another indicator of giftedness. Instead “serving” only those identified, what if we served all students in all contents?

The National Association of Gifted Children has long recognized and researched the disparity of identification in diverse student populations and has developed several professional learning Micro-Credentials for classroom teachers. Years of research has concluded that ALL students benefit from curriculum and instruction in which they are provided materials and work of varying levels of complexity, support from teachers, and flexible groupings.

GO-TO GIRLS

Problem-solving team A this Friday!!!

In honor and memory of Stephen Hawking:

“One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don’t throw it away.”

“Next time someone complains that you have made a mistake, tell him that may be a good thing. Because without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist.”

MORNING DUTIES (6:50 – 7:15 UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED):

GYM Brumley
GYM Gaines
CAFETERIA Brothers
CAR RIDERS Spakes
EXPLORATORY BATHROOMS Avery
OUTSIDE MEDIA CENTER Shue
GRADE LEVEL INTERSECTION McNeely
BUSES Stone
CAFETERIA 7:15 – 7:30 Lyles

AFTERNOON DUTIES

CAFETERIA Horton
CAR RIDERS Bowman
CAR RIDERS Muire
CAR RIDERS Kennington
OUTSIDE MEDIA CENTER PITTMAN
BUSES YOUNG
TUESDAY ASD 2:30 – 3:30 McNeely
TUESDAY ASD 2:30 – 3:30 Wilkinson
THURSDAY ASD 2:30 – 3:30 Scearce
THURSDAY ASD 2:30 – 3:30 Brumley

UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, Mar 17th

  • NJHS / STUCO Disney Leadership Trip

Monday, Mar 19th

  • ELA Benchmark Test (6th and 7th NC Test, 8th IO Education)
  • Panorama Spring Survey Window
  • Department Meetings
  • WRMS vs. Mooresville, Erwin, Southeast Track @Mooresville
  • Volleyball vs. Southeast
  • Baseball and Tennis vs. Erwin

Tuesday, Mar 20th

  • Math Benchmark Test (6th NC Test, 7th and 8th IO Education)
  • Panorama Spring Survey Window
  • Soccer and Volleyball @Knox
  • Baseball and Tennis vs. Knox
  • Choral MPA @Wingate University

Wednesday, Mar 21st

  • Science Benchmark Test (6th, 7th, and 8th IO Education)
  • 6th and 7th teacher created
  • Panorama Spring Survey Window
  • WRMS vs. China Grove, Knox, and Mooresville @China Grove

Thursday, Mar 22th

  • Social Studies Benchmark (6th, 7th, and 8th IO Education, ALL teacher created)
  • Panorama Spring Survey Window
  • #WR Strong March Madness @WRHS 4:00 – 7:30
  • Baseball and Tennis @China Grove
  • Soccer and Volleyball vs China Grove

Friday, Mar 23rd

  • Panorama Spring Survey Window
  • 9th WRMS Annual Dodgeball Tournament 2:30-4:30
  • Problem Solving Team A

Saturday, Mar 24th

  • EdCamp Rowan – Salisbury High 8-2:30 [EdCamp Rowan Registration]
  • Vendor Expo & Flea Market @WRMS to benefit WRMS Band 9:00-4:00

Monday, Mar 26th

  • 30 Minute Homeroom Schedule for Student Led Conferences
  • Leadership Meeting Exploratory
  • Committee Meetings
  • WRMS vs. China Grove, Corriher-Lipe, and Erwin Track @China Grove

Tuesday, Mar 27th

  • 30 Minute Homeroom Schedule for Student Led Conferences
  • Professional Development Leaders of Their Own Learning – Chapter 8

Wednesday, Mar 28th

  • Early Release
  • Blended Learning Symposium Keynote Speaker @SRHS from 2:00-3:30

Thursday, Mar 29th

  • Required Teacher Workday

Friday, Mar 30th

  • Good Friday Holiday

Monday, April 9th

  • SIT Meeting @2:45 Media Center
  • Leadership 8th Grade

Tuesday, April 10th

  • Baseball and Tennis versus North
  • Soccer and Volleyball @North
  • Band Booster Meeting 6:30
  • NO Professional Learning this week (Student Led Conferences)

Wednesday, April 11th

  • Enrichment Schedule
  • Track @WRHS
  • WRMS Data Meeting

Thursday, April 12th

  • Baseball and Tennis @Erwin
  • Soccer @Erwin
  • Volleyball versus Erwin
  • BT/Mentor Meeting @2:45
  • PTA Interest Meeting 5:00

Friday, April 13th

  • WRMS Bulldog Wear
  • Problem Solving Team B

Monday, April 16th

  • College and Career Week
  • Track @Mooresville

Tuesday, April 17th

  • Baseball and Tennis versus Corriher-Lipe
  • Soccer and Volleyball @Corrier-Lipe
  • NO Professional Learning (Student Led Conferences)

Wednesday, April 18th

  • Career Day
  • Track @WRHS

Thursday, April 19th

  • Baseball and Tennis @Knox
  • Soccer and Volleyball versus Knox
  • WRMS Game Night

Friday, April 20th

  • WRMS Band Williamsburg Trip
  • WRMS Bulldog Wear
  • Problem Solving Team %

RESOURCES

Achievement Gap Resources – Several of you have asked for some resources in helping us in our efforts to address our achievement gap. Please keep in mind that addressing the achievement gap, like most of our work, is committing to a process involving planning and real conversation. What we try today we may have to adjust or change later – its about committing to see the change in each student that we want to see, that we need to see.

Bulldog News Week of 03.11.18

BULLDOG NEWS!

Thank you all for great meetings on Wednesday!  These talks will help us our students at high levels as the years closes out. During this time we need to be mindful of:

  • Knowing our students
  • Data informs instruction. It helps us know our students and next steps for whole and small group instruction and the instruction needed to facilitate learning.
  • Collaboration among colleagues is crucial.
  • Before selecting an activity or learning task ask yourself…why or what is the purpose? Does student completion of the activity move them to understand or mastering the standard?

30 Minute Homerooms

Next week begins the 30-minute homeroom schedule Monday-Tuesday & Thursday-Friday. Click here for the schedule. This time has been set aside for your students to begin prepping their presentations, including selected a format, adding data, and deciding exemplars to include.

#EXCELLENCE from @wrms_band @MPA

“We want to give a huge shout out to the West Rowan Middle School Concert Band for their EXCELLENT performance at their Concert Band MPA (Music Performance Adjudication). They played three pieces and sightread one piece for 4 judges. On stage, they received 1 superior rating and 2 excellent ratings. In the sight-reading room, they received an excellent rating. This gave them an overall rating of an Excellent! The band has shown immense growth throughout the past few years. This was the first time in 10 years that the WRMS band received a Superior rating from at least one of the four judges. This was also the BEST set of scores that the band has ever received at MPA! Please congratulate these students as you see them for all of their hard work!”

#WEstBulldog FFA is Going to Nationals!

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Our West Rowan Middle FFA team competed this week in Raleigh and placed first in the state in Parliamentary Procedure. Congratulations to them on their success and great effort! This win qualifies them for the national competition in Indianapolis, IN in Oct. These students are truly trailblazers!

We can’t thank Mr. Burns enough for his drive and vision for building this program up. What an accomplishment, to all! If you see these students in the hallway give them a high five and some encouragement for this fall!

Bold School Blended Learning Keynote

March 28th, Rowan Salisbury Schools will host West Keischnick to deliver a keynote on Bold School. His great talk crosses ‘Old School Wisdom’ with ‘New School Technologies.’ It is a very relevant reference, particularly to our journey.

The keynote is at SRHS from 2:00-3:30 on our half day. All certified staff are expected to attend this great talk but staff members who attend the BL Symposium on the previous day do NOT have to attend. We will also take a school bus there to help ease parking. The link to the event can be found below. We need everyone to register! Link –  Bold School Blended Learning Keynote – Weston Kieschnick

SUBSTITUTES

Life happens…kids get sick in the middle of the night, you left your lights on, husband or wife mistakenly took your keys…what to do at the last minute for your students…plan ahead. Being proactive versus reactive in the case of an unexpected occurrence is a best practice that not only benefits your students but also your teammates! Putting together a “sub binder” or folder will relieve stress for you, your students, and the substitute visiting your room.

Binder components to help ensure a successful day for students and substitutes:

  • Friendly letter thanking substitute for taking care of your students
  • Schedule of the day-class times, lunch, etc. regular, extended core time, benchmark, homeroom, dismissal procedures
  • Updated class rosters for each block
  • Seating chart
  • Names of several responsible students per block to assist the substitute with questions, etc.
  • Notations per block of potential issues that could occur, how to handle if arise, and successful strategies
  • Teammate names for substitute support, if needed
  • Notes section for the substitute to relay issues and successes

Non-negotiables for substitute plans:

  • If scheduled absence, plans should be detailed, easy to read, and able to be implemented by substitute and left on the desk in an easily visible area
  • Students need to have a variety of tasks, assignments to complete during the class period
  • Some students may not have a device, plan in advance and provide paper copies if needed
  • If an absence is unscheduled, contact teammate(s) and let them know where to locate sub binder and place on the desk for substitute
  • Email plans to teammate and request to print off
  • We want to provide substitutes with clear instructions of what students will be doing this day

For students:

  • Post a message to each class explaining the expectations for the day: assignments, tasks, expectations.

Enrichment

Two quick announcements about Enrichment:

  1. Due to many staff absences, this Wednesday and we do not want to leave plans up to chance for substitutes, we will be canceling this round of enrichment. We know that this affects our efforts with Compassion Project work and with remediation talks but with so many teachers out, its the best decision.
  2. I have been hearing your concerns about Enrichment. With our cancelation this week and the faculty meeting on Monday, this will be a perfect time to talk about concerns and alternatives for the remainder of the year. Let’s have a good discussion about what is working, what’s not and viable alternatives. Below are two pictures I took during the last Enrichment cycle of small group, targetted interventions in Mrs. Stepp’s and Mrs, Davis’ room. This is powerful practice our students need to help fill the gaps. We want all considerations that will help protect this and bring in the best of others to finish the year strong. DM

 

 

 

MEDIA MADNESS

  • The large box of Crayola Thick markers is still missing. If it is in your room please return it to the Makerspace.
  • The Makerspace is out of supplies please do not send students in need of markers (until the get returned) paint, paint brushes, tape, popsicle sticks, construction paper, scissors, glue, yarn, etc until supplies are replenished.
  • If you have supplies from various supplies left over from crafts or art projects at home and wouldn’t mind parting ways with the leftovers the Makerspace would be very grateful!
  • Here is the link for thisweek’ss Google Shared Album https://photos.app.goo.gl/qqtgFSTIk57jGuzV2 if you take any pictures of the awesome things happening in your classroom during the week please share so they can be added! Thanks!

INSPIRATION

TECH AWESOMENESS

  • Remotes – If you are missing a remote for your tv please let me know.  I have some replacements available.

Instructional Information & Ideas

Hats off to Mrs. Powers for sharing a research-based internet vocabulary program. “Words With Friends EDU brings the fun of Words With Friends into your classroom. Students learn new words as they play in a safe environment with their classmates, and teachers and parents track students’ progress using custom teacher dashboards.”

Use this code GTZXG to join the recently created WRMS staff class and challenge a “colleague” to a game! Words With Friends EDU

GO-TO GIRLS

I try to be grateful for the abundance of the blessings that I have, for the journey that I’m on and to relish each day as a gift. -James McGreevey

No Problem Solving Team this Friday!

Mindy and Jenny will be out from Wednesday through Friday as some of our NJHS members will be attending a leadership training at Disney World.  Please wish them a good journey and many wonderful memories. Thank you to all staff who are helping this happen.

The joyful heart sees and reads the world with a sense of freedom and graciousness.   –John O’Donohue

MORNING DUTIES (6:50 – 7:15 UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED):

GYM Brumley
GYM Gaines
CAFETERIA Brothers
CAR RIDERS Spakes
EXPLORATORY BATHROOMS Avery
OUTSIDE MEDIA CENTER Shue
GRADE LEVEL INTERSECTION McNeely
BUSES Stone
CAFETERIA 7:15 – 7:30 Lyles

AFTERNOON DUTIES

CAFETERIA Horton
CAR RIDERS Bowman
CAR RIDERS Muire
CAR RIDERS Kennington
OUTSIDE MEDIA CENTER PITTMAN
BUSES YOUNG
TUESDAY ASD 2:30 – 3:30 King
TUESDAY ASD 2:30 – 3:30 Brooks
THURSDAY ASD 2:30 – 3:30 Johnson
THURSDAY ASD 2:30 – 3:30 Hough

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, Mar 12

  • 30 Minute Homeroom Schedule for Student Led Conferences
  • Elementary Band Recruitment
  • Leadership Meeting 7th grade
  • Faculty Meeting @ 2:45
  • WRMS vs. Mooresville, Corriher-Lipe, Southeast Track @Mooresville

Tuesday, Mar 13

  • 30 Minute Homeroom Schedule for Student Led Conferences
  • Continuation of 3.05 SIT meeting 2:45
  • Professional Development Leaders of Their Own Learning – Chapter 7
  • Panorama Spring Survey Window
  • WRMS ESL Parent Night 5:00-7:30
  • WRMS Band Booster 6:30
  • Baseball and Tennis vs. Mooresville
  • Soccer and Volleyball @Mooresville

Wednesday, Mar 14

  • Panorama Spring Survey Window
  • NJHS / STUCO Disney Leadership Trip
  • Pi Day

Thursday, Mar 15

  • 30 Minute Homeroom Schedule for Student Led Conferences
  • Panorama Spring Survey Window
  • NJHS / STUCO Disney Leadership Trip
  • WRMS vs.  North, Corriher-Lipe, Southeast Track @WRHS
  • Baseball and Tennis @Southeast
  • Soccer vs. Southeast

Friday, Mar 16

  • 30 Minute Homeroom Schedule for Student Led Conferences
  • Panorama Spring Survey Window
  • NJHS / STUCO Disney Leadership Trip
  • WRMS Bulldog Wear Day
  • No Problem-Solving today

Saturday, Mar 17

  • NJHS / STUCO Disney Leadership Trip

Monday, Mar 19

  • ELA Benchmark Test
  • Panorama Spring Survey Window
  • Department Meetings
  • WRMS vs. Mooresville, Erwin, Southeast Track @Mooresville
  • Volleyball vs. Southeast
  • Baseball and Tennis vs. Erwin

Tuesday, Mar 20

  • Math Benchmark Test
  • Panorama Spring Survey Window
  • Soccer and Volleyball @Knox
  • Baseball and Tennis vs. Knox
  • Choral MPA @Wingate University

Wednesday, Mar 21

  • Science Benchmark Test
  • Panorama Spring Survey Window
  • WRMS vs. China Grove, Knox, and Mooresville @China Grove

Thursday, Mar 22

  • Social Studies Benchmark
  • Panorama Spring Survey Window
  • #WR Strong March Madness @WRHS 4:00 – 7:30
  • Baseball and Tennis @China Grove
  • Soccer and Volleyball vs China Grove

Friday, Mar 23

  • Panorama Spring Survey Window
  • 9th WRMS Annual Dodgeball Tournament 2:30-4:30
  • Problem Solving Team B

Saturday, Mar 24

  • EdCamp Rowan – Salisbury High 8-2:30 [EdCamp Rowan Registration]
  • Vendor Expo & Flea Market @WRMS to benefit WRMS Band 9:00-4:00

Monday, Mar 26

  • 30 Minute Homeroom Schedule for Student Led Conferences
  • Leadership Meeting Exploratory
  • Committee Meetings
  • WRMS vs. China Grove, Corriher-Lipe, and Erwin Track @China Grove

Tuesday, Mar 27

  • 30 Minute Homeroom Schedule for Student Led Conferences
  • Professional Development Leaders of Their Own Learning – Chapter 8

Wednesday, Mar 28

  • Early Release
  • Blended Learning Symposium Keynote Speaker @SRHS from 2:00-3:30

Thursday, Mar 29

  • Required Teacher Workday

Friday, Mar 30

  • Good Friday Holiday

RESOURCES

Student Led Conferences: Resources for Educators

That Was Then, This Is Now: Gifted in the Middle

Literacy as the Link: Common Core Standards and Content Area Teaching

Bulldog News Week of 03.04.18

BULLDOG NEWS!

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The latest edition of the “Middle Matters” addition has been published! Beginning January 2018, ideas and resources specific to middle school teachers, students, learning, and challenges are presented in an easy to access document including information about:

  • Responsive Classroom
  • Depth of Knowledge
  • Growth Mindset
  • Blended Learning
  • Trauma-Informed
  • Mindfulness
  • Instructional Best Practices

 March Middle Matters Tips

#WRStrong PBL Showcase

Thursday, March 22nd is #WRStrong PBL Showcase. Last year’s RSS PBL Showcase at the Wallace was a huge success, so much so it has expanded to afford more students the opportunity to share their research and results. Seventh-grade WRMS students presented  “Who gets the heart?” Mrs. Rabon described it as “a cross between a science fair and poster session at a conference. This is an event to share with the public how teaching and learning have changed.

These are some pictures from last year’s celebration:

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West Community Showcase InviteThis year, our event will be a #WRStrong Event! We, along with all West Area Schools, will host it at West Rowan High.

All teachers are asked to invite several students who have completed PBLs to prepare a presentation/display for the evening. Bringing along their artifacts is important but not the main thing – talking about what they learned is critical. Current or recent PBLs are great or you can have students present one from earlier in the year, one that they are particularly proud of. Even if you have just started a PBL, having them talk about their learning, not necessarily the finished product, is the major focus here.

Let’s share with the public how learning has changed and what our students are proudly doing.

 Student-Led Conferences

The weeks of April 9th-13th and 16th-20th are set aside for Student-Led Conferences. Click here for the 30-minute homeroom schedule. Enrichment will remain on the schedule for April 11th, however the following week, April 18th will be a regular schedule due to Career Day. As you work with students with the development of their presentations, please ensure inclusion of the following:

  • Plan for a strong finish to the school year
  • Benchmark scores
  • Achieve 3000 – the number of articles, Lexile growth
  • Grades
  • Absences
  • Examples of exemplary work

Each homeroom teacher will be responsible for his/her homeroom so please make sure you have shared key information in team discussions by then. It won’t take all 10 days for these meetings but we want to make sure we have good time allotted for this. Work with your team to determine the days and time during planning and after school for these meetings. If you have questions, please see an administrator or Mrs. Henley. Click here for the parent invite. Make sure and copy to your Google Drive and edit the sender’s name. Thank you 7th grade ELA for sharing documents in the WRMS Student Led Conference folder! Mrs. Brawley and Mrs. Rabon have digital and non-digital examples of presentations and data trackers. Providing choice in presentation format facilitates meeting the diverse learning styles of our student body.

Important Surveys

This week we all have two important surveys ahead of us. First is the Teacher Working Conditions Survey. This information helps the school with efforts in planning and deciding how to move forward with key initiatives. This information helps us all determine best ways to plan and have conversations. Mrs. Miller provided everyone their information sheets. If you did not receive it, please talk to her.

Second is our Apple Learning Technologies Survey. This 15-minute survey is designed to provide insight into learning and teaching practices related to technology. Results from the survey help design professional learning goals, give us insight into teacher perceptions of technology, and identify instructional opportunities that deepen student learning. The survey link is https://surveys.apple.com/f/219638/4737/?LQID=1&code=29338235. Look for the school name – West Rowan Middle School.

Both of these are important surveys. Please make sure they are completed this week. This information helps us grow together!

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March 27 is our Blended Learning Symposium. This event is open to all RSS teaching staff. In addition to a keynote from Wes Keischnick, a noted blended learning expert, the day will be filled with sessions and presentations that will help all staff with growing skills for their classroom. A substitute will be provided that day for any teachers who want to go. If you are looking for a next level insight, this is the event for you. Here is the link – Blended Learning Symposium hosted by Rowan Salisbury Schools

March 28th, Rowan Salisbury Schools will host West Keischnick to deliver a keynote on Bold School. His great talk crosses ‘Old School Wisdom’ with ‘New School Technologies.’ It is a very relevant reference, particularly with our journey.

The keynote is at SRHS from 2:00-3:30 on our half day. All certified staff are expected to attend this great talk but staff members who attend the BL Symposium on the previous day do NOT have to attend. We will also take a school bus there to help ease parking. The link to the event can be found below. We need everyone to register! Link –  Bold School Blended Learning Keynote – Weston Kieschnick

Enrichment Dates:

  • February 28th
  • March 7th
  • March 14th
  • March 21st *no Enrichment due to benchmarks
  • March 28th *no Enrichment due to early release

Final Enrichment Cycle:

  • April 11th
  • April 18th *no Enrichment due to Career Day
  • April 25th
  • May 2nd
  • May 9th *no Enrichment due to Compassion Project presentations
  • May 16th – last day of Enrichment for the year

**Don’t forget to register for EdCamp on March 24th from 8:00-2:30…0.6 CEU credit Here is the link for the free registration – EdCamp Rowan Registration. ALL are encouraged to come. Start and join a conversation that will help your students grow. It’s also a great way to make up any time for snow days.

MEDIA MADNESS

  • The makerspace is completely out of supplies. I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause! There is just nothing left.
  • If you have the box of large Crayola markers in your room please return them to the makerspace. Thank you 🙂
  • Yearbooks are selling very quickly. Only about 100 left before we are sold out. Please remind your students that once we sell out they will not have another opportunity to purchase one for this year.
  • Overdue notices where placed in your boxes this week please encourage students to return overdue books and check out some new ones!
  • Club pictures will now be on Tuesday, March 6th. I am sorry for the change and any confusion this may have caused. Screen Shot 2018-03-01 at 1.52.35 PM.png
  • Check out our awesome week! https://photos.app.goo.gl/94zWf4d07EPIN0X93 If you have any pictures of the great things going on in your class please share them so I can add them to the album! Thanks!

Wednesday Talks – Now that we have all had our full day of planning, we would like to meet with all ELA, Math, Social Studies and Science teachers on Wednesday in the Data Room. This is the best and quickest way for us all to debrief and see everyone’s ‘big picture.’

With your planning partner, please be prepared to talk about:

  • Standards/Objectives that are upcoming
  • Standards/Objectives that have to be spiraled back on [and why]
  • Subgroup performances – Ethnicity, EC, ELL, Male/Female
  • Enrichment Plans
  • Interventions
  • ‘Finishing Strong’

We want to have a good, detailed conversation with all groups but let’s aim to limit each talk to no more than 5 minutes. These talks will help us make sure we are reaching the needs of students.

INSPIRATION

TECH AWESOMENESS

  • Passwords Being Stolen – We have had five incidents in the past month of student passwords being stolen and people posting things on Schoology.  So far the stolen passwords have all been in 7th grade and all of them have been girls.  Please make sure you are not posting their student numbers anywhere and if you know who the culprit might be please let myself or Mr. Brown know.
  • iPad Keyboards – A few teachers have started checking out the keyboards for the iPad and have loved them (Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Reeder, and Mrs. Cox)!  Here is the sign up sheet if you are interested: (click here)

Instructional Information & Ideas

“A picture is worth a thousand words” was first used in the early part of the 20th century.  Some say it can be attributed to Napolean Bonaparte who said, “A good sketch is better than a long speech.” Other ways to interpret the idiom could be, “show don’t tell, seeing is  believing, or appearances can be deceiving.” NY Times: The Learning Network uses visual literacy to start students talking, sharing thoughts, and encourages student- student discourse.  Often times when we walk past a classroom and happen to take a quick peek, our interpretation of instruction or “what learning is occurring” may not be what it appears. What is your interpretation of what students are doing? Click here, share your thoughts and test your knowledge:)

GO-TO GIRLS

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” – Dalai Llama

Problem Solving Team this Friday will meet with team B for each grade level.

Remember after a student has been absent for 3 days, please contact the parent. Then if absences continue please let Mrs. Muire know as soon as possible, so we can check on these kiddos.

Mrs. Horton is finalizing high school schedules with all 8th graders.  Thank you for your support as she works with these students.

We have been showing the movie Inside Out during PE classes and having conversations about emotional and mental well being.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. – Martin Luther King Jr.

MORNING DUTIES (6:50 – 7:15 UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED):

GYM SCEARCE
GYM KOHLER
CAFETERIA EPPS
CAR RIDERS REEDER
EXPLORATORY BATHROOMS AVERY
OUTSIDE MEDIA CENTER SHUE
GRADE LEVEL INTERSECTION JOHNSON
BUSES STONE
CAFETERIA 7:15 – 7:30 LYLES

AFTERNOON DUTIES

CAFETERIA HORTON
CAR RIDERS COX
CAR RIDERS MUIRE
CAR RIDERS SELLS
OUTSIDE MEDIA CENTER PITTMAN
BUSES YOUNG
TUESDAY ASD 2:30 – 3:30 HEGE
TUESDAY ASD 2:30 – 3:30 SELLS
THURSDAY ASD 2:30 – 3:30 MILLER
THURSDAY ASD 2:30 – 3:30 MATH

 REMINDERS:

  • Please remember: On a regular schedule day, have all students back in classrooms by 2:15 so they can hear announcements.

  • On Enrichment days students will eat lunch in the cafeteria.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, Mar 5

  • Leadership Meeting 8th grade
  • SIT Meeting @ 2:45

Tuesday, Mar 6

  • In an effort to use your time efficiently and effectively, Professional Development is scheduled to begin 10 minutes after planning begins. Promptness is greatly appreciated!
  • Baseball and Tennis vs. Erwin
  • Soccer and Volleyball @Erwin

Wednesday, Mar 7

  • Enrichment Schedule
  • Band MPA @ Wingate University

Thursday, Mar 8

  • RSS Teacher Breakfast with Dr. Moody 7:30 – 9:20am
  • BT/Mentor Meeting 2:30 – 3:30pm
  • Holocaust Symposium @ Corriher-Lipe Middle School (7th grade)
  • Baseball and Tennis @Corriher-Lipe
  • Soccer and Volleyball vs. Corriher-Lipe

Friday, Mar 9

  • Problem Solving Team B
  • Middle School Instructional Coach Visit 8:00 – 11:00

Monday, Mar 12

  • 30 Minute Homeroom Schedule for Student Led Conferences
  • Elementary Band Recruitment
  • Leadership Meeting 7th grade
  • Faculty Meeting @ 2:45
  • WRMS vs. Mooresville, Corriher-Lipe, Southeast Track @Mooresville

Tuesday, Mar 13

  • 30 Minute Homeroom Schedule for Student Led Conferences
  • Professional Development Leaders of Their Own Learning – Chapter 7
  • Panorama Spring Survey Window
  • WRMS ESL Parent Night 5:00-7:30
  • WRMS Band Booster 6:30

Wednesday, Mar 14

  • Enrichment Schedule
  • Panorama Spring Survey Window
  • NJHS / STUCO Disney Leadership Trip
  • Pi Day

Thursday, Mar 15

  • 30 Minute Homeroom Schedule for Student Led Conferences
  • Panorama Spring Survey Window
  • NJHS / STUCO Disney Leadership Trip
  • WRMS vs.  North, Corriher-Lipe, Southeast Track @WRHS

Friday, Mar 16

  • 30 Minute Homeroom Schedule for Student Led Conferences
  • Panorama Spring Survey Window
  • NJHS / STUCO Disney Leadership Trip
  • WRMS Bulldog Wear Day

Saturday, Mar 17

  • NJHS / STUCO Disney Leadership Trip

Monday, Mar 19

  • ELA Benchmark Test
  • Panorama Spring Survey Window
  • Department Meetings
  • WRMS vs. Mooresville, Erwin, Southeast Track @Mooresville

Tuesday, Mar 20

  • Math Benchmark Test
  • Panorama Spring Survey Window

Wednesday, Mar 21

  • Science Benchmark Test
  • Panorama Spring Survey Window
  • WRMS vs. China Grove, Knox, and Mooresville @China Grove

Thursday, Mar 22

  • Social Studies Benchmark
  • Panorama Spring Survey Window
  • #WR Strong March Madness @WRHS 4:00 – 7:30

Friday, Mar 23

  • Panorama Spring Survey Window
  • 9th WRMS Annual Dodgeball Tournament 2:30-4:30

Saturday, Mar 24

Monday, Mar 26

  • 30 Minute Homeroom Schedule for Student Led Conferences
  • Leadership Meeting Exploratory
  • Committee Meetings
  • WRMS vs. China Grove, Corriher-Lipe, and Erwin Track @China Grove

Tuesday, Mar 27

  • 30 Minute Homeroom Schedule for Student Led Conferences
  • Professional Development Leaders of Their Own Learning – Chapter 8
  • Blended Learning Symposium

Wednesday, Mar 28

  • Early Release

Thursday, Mar 29

  • Required Teacher Workday

Friday, Mar 30

  • Good Friday Holiday

RESOURCES

 

Bulldog News Week of 02.25.18

BULLDOG NEWS!

Panorama Spring Survey -Our dates for the Spring Panorama Survey are March 19th-23rd. We will be following the same format for administration as last time and will pick a date for it to be given thru PE [thanks in advance PE Teachers]!

Edcamp Rowan – Saturday, March 24th will be our latest Edcamp experience. Edcamp,

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if you are unfamiliar, is known as ‘unconferences’ – a place and time for educators at all levels and all positions to come together and share best practices, learning journeys and connect with others who have the same questions or developed some answers that may be beneficial to others. Instead of going to a session and expecting to hear a presenter and his/her topic, you will arrive and make suggestions for topics and the group will build the agenda for the day. Then you make your schedule for the day.

This day is about personalized learning for YOU! If you are having trouble implementing a focus or goal we’ve been talking about or want to see and hear some next level strategies, this is the perfect event for you.

Here is the link for the free registration – EdCamp Rowan Registration. ALL are encouraged to come. Start and join a conversation that will help your students grow.

Added EOG/EOC Resource – We have added a new resource for everyone in our Google Drive folder. Under “WRMS Essentials” is a new folder called ‘EOG/EOC Resources’ [or you can simply search for the folder]. We have uploaded the following:

  1. Test Specification Sheets for all EOGs/EOCs given at WRMS – This is an important resource to help us know Power Standards, which standards weigh more than others on the test. Given we are focused on growth, we have to which standards are core focuses
  2. Scale Score Ranges – This sheet gives the ranges for each level on each EOG and EOC. This tool is critical. This is how we know where our students were last year and what our goal for them should be;
  3. Achievement Levels – This gives number of items per test and number/percentage of questions that need to be answered to score at each level

Look over these resources and add this content to your PLC talk.

Student Led Conferences – Its time to put PD to practice! During the week of April 9th and April 16th, we will be canceling PD so that we can schedule student-led conferences! This is a great time to put some of the wonderful discussions we’ve seen into play!

Each homeroom teacher will be responsible for his/her homeroom so please make sure you have shared key information in team discussions by then. It won’t take all 10 days for these meetings but we want to make sure we have good time allotted for this. Work with your team to determine the days and time during planning and after school for these meetings. If you have questions, please see an administrator or Mrs. Henley. Click here for the parent invite. Make sure and copy to your Google Drive and edit the sender’s name. Thank you 7th grade ELA for sharing documents in the WRMS Student Led Conference folder!

Free Time as a Reward – It’s great that we are coming up with multiple criteria for rewards in our room. Please continue to be creative and recognize students! We need to be mindful that rewards are for learning. While work completion is important, determining if students have learned the concept is what we need to keep our minds on. We see a lot of students being rewarded for having all assignments done but grades are suspect and we all need to keep in mind that while Growth, not proficiency is our goal – we have a strong concern about our Growth! We can set a high bar for gauging learning and growth while keeping students encouraged. We will see more from students if we keep them motivated to try harder!

Noise and Engagement

The following video was taken in Mr. Owen’s class Thursday:

You can see the intense attention to the task at hand. There isn’t any off-task behavior. The noise you hear is the desire to answer math problems and win. [My favorite moment comes 1:56 in, check out the celebration!]

We can design lessons aligned to standards that are highly engaging. It takes research collaboration and risk. Taking the chance to do this yields great benefit. Its natural to think that this can seem out of control and it will take a miracle to get it back but with a wave of his hand, Mr. Owens had this…

And it was literally a wave of his hand. Give up some control to get a lot of buy-in and take learning to another level.

Do You Know What Your Kids Can Do

This Bruce. As we were in Ms. Preston’s room helping get some work together, Bruce was knocking out this animation project in seconds:

He did this in seconds. And he taught himself.

What could you add to this to bring in a standard you have to teach? How could this replace some of the posters we keep doing around the school?

Our kids can do so much more if we allow them.

MEDIA MADNESS

We are out of laminate in the workroom! I’m not sure when more will come in.

It is Dr.Seuss Read Across America week! A Seuss silhouette quiz will be placed on Schoology Monday morning! The first 100 students get them all right will win Seuss inspired prizes! Students will also have an opportunity to stop by the Makerspace and have their picture taken with their favorite Seuss characters! Take a moment this week to share your favorite Seuss story with your students this week if you have a chance! Happy Read Across America week!! (Official day is on Drop Everything and Read day is Friday!)

INSPIRATION

With the start of the Compassion Project, the students should have a focus on being kind. The ebook “Creating a Culture of Kindness in Middle School’ offers some great insight into building a culture of kindness.

Creating a Culture of Kindness in Your School

One of the most important jobs educators have is to teach, model, and reinforce respect, compassion, kindness, and other prosocial skills. Doing so builds a school climate and culture where kids feel more connected to their teachers and to one another. It leads to greater emotional health for students and teachers alike. And it can create a fundamental shift in school climate—a tipping point at which bullying and cruelty become a rarity. Academic gains will likely follow. According to the Institutes for Research, “Positive school climate is tied to high or improving attendance rates, test scores, promotion rates, and graduation rates.” Better test scores and higher rates of student achievement are inextricably related to a school climate of kindness and support.

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Changing a school’s culture can start with a single teacher. We saw a great example of this when we interviewed eighth-grade teacher Kiren Chanda. When she started teaching her students about social responsibility, they came up with the idea of doing random acts of kindness for the entire school—from teachers and administrators to custodians, support staff, and students. Motivated by the intrinsic value of doing good for others, Kiren’s class transformed into a team on a mission. And the impact went way beyond the walls of their classroom. Ripples of kindness started spreading through the entire school. Before long, kids were holding open doors for each other, writing thank-you notes to teachers, and giving each other compliments. Kiren says, “A feeling of niceness and camaraderie started popping up all over the building. Kids were feeling so good about what was being done for them, they wanted to do good for others.” And the recipients of these pay-it-forward acts of kindness were inspired to do similar acts themselves. Ultimately, the climate of the entire school changed. As Kiren’s principal, Steve Roos, said: “We don’t have a bullying problem in our school. Our kids feel accepted here. People take care of one another.” And it all started with one teacher and a bunch of eighth graders who were inspired to do good. Better test scores and higher rates of student achievement are inextricably related to a school climate of kindness and support. This story is a perfect demonstration of how, when seeds of peace, kindness, and compassion are planted, they can spread through an entire school.To read more follow click the following link:

https://www.freespirit.com/files/original/Create-a-Culture-of-Kindness-in-Middle-School-preview-1.pdf

TECH AWESOMENESS

  • CEU Tech Credits: The district has set it up that if you do Apples Teacher certification for the iPad and desktop you can get CEU credits. All staff members need to go through the newly created SEA System activity for Apple Teacher. (Click here) for directions on what to do.
  • Six iOS 11 Features to Meet Student Needs: (Click Here)
  • Live: All of you do some really awesome things with your students! One way to showcase those things is by broadcasting them live through our school Facebook page. Whether it is your students presenting something in class or just an awesome lesson you are excited to teach it is a great way to toot your own horn and for us to get some good news out about the school. If you are interested please let Mr. Pittman know!
  • Update Apps: Please remind your students to be checking the “updates” part of self-service to see if any of their apps need updating. Some of the students haven’t been able to submit work from Adobe because they haven’t updated their app.

Instructional Infomation & Ideas

Who doesn’t love free money? Now that I have your attention:) Often times professional development is viewed as “top-down” or mandated at the district level and teachers may not feel their input is taken into consideration…well what if you had a voice? UNCC is conducting research into the professional development needs of teachers who implement digital literacy in their classroom. Click here to access research specifics. Click here to complete the survey and enter to win a $25.00 Amazon gift card.

Wrapping up Leaders of Their Own Learning:

  • Chapter 6, Celebrations of Learning, Thursday, March 1st, 8th- Math, 7th-ELA, 6th-Math, Exploratory-Hoffman & Poole
  • Chapter 7, Tuesday, Passage Presentations with Portfolios, March 13th, 7th-Math, 6th-Social Studies, Exploratory – CTE
  • Chapter 8, Tuesday, Standards-Based Grading, March 27th, 7th-Math, 6th-Social Studies, Exploratory-CTE
  • 8th grade- reminder chapters 7 and 8 are “switched”

GO-TO GIRLS

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” – Dalai Llama
Problem Solving Team this Friday will meet with team A for each grade level.
Remember after a student has been absent for 3 days, please contact the parent. Then if absences continue please let Mrs. Muire know as soon as possible, so we can check on these kiddos.
Mrs. Horton will continue meeting with all 8th graders this week to create their high school schedule.
We are showing the movie Inside Out during PE classes and beginning conversations about emotional and mental well being.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. – Martin Luther King Jr.

MORNING DUTIES (6:50 – 7:15 UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED):

GYM SCEARCE
GYM KOHLER
CAFETERIA EPPS
CAR RIDERS REEDER
EXPLORATORY BATHROOMS AVERY
OUTSIDE MEDIA CENTER SHUE
GRADE LEVEL INTERSECTION JOHNSON
BUSES STONE
CAFETERIA 7:15 – 7:30 LYLES

AFTERNOON DUTIES

CAFETERIA HORTON
CAR RIDERS COX
CAR RIDERS MUIRE
CAR RIDERS SELLS
OUTSIDE MEDIA CENTER PITTMAN
BUSES YOUNG
TUESDAY ASD 2:30 – 3:30 KENNINGTON
TUESDAY ASD 2:30 – 3:30 DALTON
THURSDAY ASD 2:30 – 3:30 M. BURNS
THURSDAY ASD 2:30 – 3:30 NUSSMAN

REMINDERS:

  • Please remember: On a regular schedule day, have all students back in classrooms by 2:15 so they can hear announcements.

  • On Enrichment days students will eat lunch in the cafeteria.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Monday, Feb 26

  • Leadership Exploratory @ 1:30
  • JV Basketball tournament @ Erwin 4pm
  • Progress Reports Due
  • Committee Meetings @ 2:45

Tuesday Feb 27

  • JV Basketball tournament @ Erwin 4pm
  • Band PRE MPA Concert @ WRHS 7:00 – 8:00pm
  • 8th Grade Full Day of Planning

Wednesday Feb 28

  • Enrichment Schedule
  • JV Basketball tournament @ Erwin 4pm

Thursday Mar 1

  • Professional Development Leaders of Their Own Learning Chapter 6
  • Club Pictures 8 – 11am

Friday Mar 2

  • Problem Solving Team A
  • WRMS Bulldog Wear Day
  • WRMS Reading Celebrations 1:00 – 2:30pm

Monday Mar 5

  • Leadership Meeting 8th grade
  • SIT Meeting @ 2:45

Tuesday Mar 6

  • Professional Development

Wednesday Mar 7

  • Enrichment Schedule
  • Band MPA @ Wingate University

Thursday Mar 8

  • RSS Teacher Breakfast with Dr. Moody 7:30 – 9:20am
  • BT/Mentor Meeting 2:30 – 3:30pm
  • Holocaust Symposium @ Corriher-Lipe Middle School (7th grade)

Friday Mar 9

  • Problem Solving Team B
  • Middle School Instructional Coach Visit 8:00 – 11:00

Monday Mar 12

  • 30 Minute Homeroom Schedule for Student Led Conferences
  • Leadership Meeting 7th grade
  • Faculty Meeting @ 2:45

Tuesday Mar 13

  • 30 Minute Homeroom Schedule for Student Led Conferences
  • Professional Development Leaders of Their Own Learning – Chapter 7
  • Panorama Spring Survey Window

Wednesday Mar 14

  • Enrichment Schedule
  • Panorama Spring Survey Window
  • NJHS / STUCO Disney Leadership Trip

Thursday Mar 15

  • 30 Minute Homeroom Schedule for Student Led Conferences
  • Panorama Spring Survey Window
  • NJHS / STUCO Disney Leadership Trip

Friday Mar 16

  • 30 Minute Homeroom Schedule for Student Led Conferences
  • Panorama Spring Survey Window
  • NJHS / STUCO Disney Leadership Trip

Saturday Mar 17

  • NJHS / STUCO Disney Leadership Trip

Monday Mar 19

  • ELA Benchmark Test
  • Panorama Spring Survey Window
  • Faculty Meeting @ 2:45

Tuesday Mar 20

  • Math Benchmark Test
  • Panorama Spring Survey Window

Wednesday Mar 21

  • Science Benchmark Test
  • Panorama Spring Survey Window

Thursday Mar 22

  • Social Studies Benchmark
  • Panorama Spring Survey Window

Friday Mar 23

  • Panorama Spring Survey Window

Saturday Mar 24

Monday Mar 26

  • 30 Minute Homeroom Schedule for Student Led Conferences
  • Leadership Meeting Exploratory

Tuesday Mar 27

  • 30 Minute Homeroom Schedule for Student Led Conferences
  • Professional Development Leaders of Their Own Learning – Chapter 8

Wednesday Mar 28

  • Early Release

Thursday Mar 29

  • Required Teacher Workday

Friday Mar 30

  • Good Friday Holiday

RESOURCES