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  • 1. Faculty Meeting January 13, 2011
  • 2. Agenda
    • Keep going – spring is close
    • Finals
    • Snow Delay Start
    • Early Dismissal
    • Professional Learning Communities
    • Course Selection
    • Upcoming Events
    • Staff Update
  • 3. Finals
    • Final Exam Schedule
      • January 26 Blocks 1 and 2
      • January 27 Blocks 3 and 4
        • Lunch from PTSA
      • January 28 make up exams
      • Students who have an exam during any block should report to HR on that day.
      • If you teach a class which is all year long, in other words if you have the same students in that class on Monday or Tuesday, January 31 or February 1, you are expected to either give a midterm in class or continue teaching the class.
      • Students are expected to be in their classes on January 26 and January 27 unless they were in a quarter or semester class which ended with a final assessment which was completed prior to final exams.
  • 4. Delay Start
      • When we have a 2 hour delay please do not arrive in the building prior to 8:30 AM. The crews responsible for clearing the parking lots and walks need the place to be empty until they are completely finished.
  • 5. Early Dismissal
      • Any student who has an early dismissal should have a pink pass from the office. If he/she does not have that pass, please wait until you receive a call from the office to dismiss the student.
  • 6. PLCs and Professional Growth Plans
      • Focus (2 minutes):  Write, for all to see, the specific learning objective which was identified in the targeted standard or area of weakness drawn from objective data (either tests/quizzes, assignments, or from the OSCAR database).
      • Independent Brainstorm (1 minute):  Write individually and quietly.  Privately brainstorm on paper or computer, the elements, steps, or strategies that might go into an effective lesson that could help improve the students’ abilities on the targeted weakness.
      • Group Brainstorm (4-7 minutes):   As a team, brainstorm methods to target the area of weakness. Specifically, go around in a circle and offer suggestions from your quiet write that could help target the weakness. Try to capture 5-15 ideas on a flipchart/whiteboard or computer.
      • Select Strategies and Outline Lesson (5-15minutes):  As a team, select the best strategies which would act together most effectively to promote student success on the area of weakness.
      • Develop Assessment: The final part of the lesson needs to be some type of assessment to determine if students are improving their skills in the area of weakness. This could be questions similar to those on common finals and midterms, common projects, or individual questions for students to answer.
      • Short-term Results (1-4 week cycle): What is the measurable impact
      • of the solution? (This can only be filled out after an assessment has
      • been given. For example, 85% of our students demonstrated an
      • improvement in the area of weakness.
  • 7. Course Selection
    • Course Selection
      • Online Process – Courses are in alphabetical order on the screen and course selection sheets match the screen view.
      • A – academic, H – honors, Blank – Level 3 or not weighted, RR – resource room
      • Course Guides have an index in back. We are only distributing a few to each homeroom this year, the website will have the course guide for students to view.
      • All updated information will be found on the high school guidance website.
  • 8. Teaching is hard work…
    • Please continue to be outside your doors in the morning and between classes. Students need teachers to encourage them to go into the classroom. Without your encouragement, they like to stay outside and are then late.
    • If we fail to do this now, the spring will present many other challenges. Please continue to be visible and active in monitoring the students in the hallways.
  • 9. Upcoming Events
    • February 4 - Budget Due. We are not increasing or decreasing any budgets.
    • February 10 at 6:30 and 7:30 Course Selection Night and Back to School Night
    • February 14 at 7:30 Course Selection Night for 8 th graders.
  • 10. Upcoming Events
    • Best Buddies Wing Bowl on Friday Feb 4th after school in 126. We need staff to sign up
    • AST – two shows
    • The Drama Club is having a bake sale during Back to School Night II. Please support their fundraising efforts for the spring musical Into the Woods .
    • Dancing with the Staff is on Wednesday, February 16!
    • Retirement and Staff Changes