Winning 24/7--April 20-24, 2015

Posted by Shelia Burnette on 4/19/2015 11:00:00 PM

  WINNING 24/7!!!!

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April Dates:
April 20-22    ITBS Testing Make-ups for K-2 
April 20-24   Wells Fargo Financial Literacy Sessions
                     20th--K; 21st--1st grade; 22nd--2nd grade;
                     23rd--3rd grade; 24th--4th and 5th grade
April 20       Third Grade Field Trip to Discovery Place
April 21       School Improvement Team Meeting in Media Center--7am 
April 21       Single Gender Information Night/Performance--5:30pm
April 22       Earth Day (please wear green or earth tones today)
April 23       Single Gender Breakfast Club
April 24       Principals' Lunch Club (April)--11am
April 27       Magnet Team Meeting in Science Lab--3:15pm
April 28       All-Star Faculty Meeting in Media Center--7am 
April 28       4th Grade Send Reading Progress Report
April 29       PBIS Team Meeting in Computer Lab--3:15pm
April 30       Mentor Logs Due
April 30       Instructional Coordination Meeting at 3:30pm 
Upcoming Dates:
*For more dates, please see the Cardinal Calendar.
*Congratulations to Mr. Gordon for hosting the weekly Fitness/Workout classes on Tuesdays for staff.  Thank you!!!
*Thanks to Mrs. Stephenson for being such a great Lead Secretary Substitute.  She was a great team player and kept everything running so smoothly.  We presented her a pink rose bush, called a "knock out rose" for her to plant and remember us when she is away.  Welcome back, Mrs. Minor!
Congratulations on the high rate of maintain our proficient students in green at BOY to green at MOY on their composite DIBELS scores.  Also, congratulations to Kindergarten, first and third grade for the overall movement of students yellow in DIBELS at BOY moving to green/proficient at MOY.
As a school, we share the following vision from our School Improvement Plan: 


It is our vision that being educated at Konnoak means our students grow more than a year’s worth annually, that:


By 2020, 90% of third graders will be proficient.

By 2017, 100% of students will demonstrate academic growth.

By 2017, 100% of teachers will receive professional support to reach/exceed proficient on teacher evaluation standards.

By 2017, we will reduce the number of office discipline referrals by 50%.


in order to ensure that our students leave Konnoak with their career and college readiness skills.

What will you do this quarter in order to help us reach these goals this week, in the near future, or by the end of the year. 
What are you strategies that you will use to "do your part for your students?" 
What will your team do to help reach the schoolwide goals and to reach our vision sooner than later?

New School Update: County Commissioners are continuing their conversations about the debt limit and the level of support for rebuilding Konnoak and Lowrance ahead of the 2016 bond issue.   Feel free to write, call or email our commissioners to help them know of the needs of Konnoak in the hopes that our project won't get pushed back 2-3 years. We know that we have district support and several commissioners realize the urgency we face daily.   
EVAAS Lesson Plans: Please see the email regarding the EVAAS Lesson plans for all certified teachers.  These are due by April 28 at 3:30pm.
EVAAS Re-rostering:  All K-5 teachers, as well as others who teach math, reading or science to the students, will be receiving emails about the EVAAS Verification process. Remember, this is the process where I review, edit and create rosters/student lists in the EVAAS database.  Then I will verify that those lists are in and accurate.  The system will prompt you to review and make edits as well.  At that point, you will need to enter in the percentage of time you teach the students the subjects of reading, math and/or science (based on if others have moved on) and to verify the percentage of time the child has been enrolled with you and accessed your teaching (based on transfer dates, teacher's medical leaves,etc.).  Please look out for these emails from EVAAS with pending timelines. Your window should be April 27-May 24th.  
Earth Day activities: will take place on April 22. We will have 10 stations that include:  planting an herb garden, planting a butterfly garden, gardening vegetables, planting in the international garden, composting, recycling and campus clean.  Each grade level will attend during your specials on April 22nd. You will receive an assigned area for your students to attend (so your class will be split into small groups in order to allow each class to have students that experience different things to come back and share). Stay tuned for more details. However, PLEASE donate or loan any gardening and planting tools, any seeds, any plants or funds towards purchasing plants for the community to use.  Donations will also help us purchase soil, seeds for students to take home plants, etc.  We also look forward to everyone making this a success and teaching our students the value of the Earth. We also ask that you wear green or "earth tones" on Wednesday to support Earth Day. Thanks,
For the Month of April, we are excited to have everyone focus their energies on Celebrating Success. Whether it's a celebration of assessment data, progress monitoring, growth on a skill, improvement in a standard, or your pride in your class or colleagues, this is a month of celebration. Celebrate someone or something in your class/school everyday (or every class even). Make sure everyday before you leave work, you write down a celebration or positive for a student, group, your class, or you and your class. With so much success, growth, achievement and improvement have to be an "indirect result."  We look forward to seeing great intervention work this semester.
This month, please focus on collaboration with key stakeholders.
Collaborate with the students--Goal set with them, give them explicit feedback and challenge them!
Collaborate with the parents--Keep them informed (celebrations and corrections), send homework with expectations, and let them know what their child needs. 
Collaborate with colleagues--Share ideas, reach out across grade levels for vertical alignment, doing learning walks, and check on former or upcoming students. 
Collaborating as a team, we can Win 24/7. Anything less, is uncivilized.
Thanks for all that you all do!!!!