Winning 24/7--May 25-29, 2015

Posted by Shelia Burnette on 5/25/2015 8:45:00 PM


  WINNING 24/7!!!!

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April Dates:
May 25         Memorial Day Holiday--No School
May 26         All-Star Faculty Meeting--7am 
May 26         Retention Committee Meeting Day 
May 27-29    EOG Testing (3rd-5th)
May 27         PBIS Meeting at 3:15pm
May 28         Deadline for Mentor Logs (please submit ASAP)
May 29         Principal's Lunch Club--11:00am
May 29-June 3  EOG Make-up Testing
June 2          Joint Principals' Meeting
June 3          2nd Grade Field Trip
June 4          3rd Grade Read-to-Achieve Test
June 5          4th/5th Grade and MG Field Day
June 5          Kindergarten Field Trip
June 8          2nd/3rd Grade Field Day
June 9          K/1st Grade Field Day
June 9          School Improvement Team Meeting-7am
June 10        3rd Grade Read-to-Achieve Retest
June 11        Kindergarten Promotion Ceremony--9am
June 11        5th Grade Promotion Ceremony--6pm
June 12        Last Day of School/End of 4th Quarter
June 12        End-of-Year Assembly (grades 1-4)
June 15        Teacher Workday--Required--Protected
June 16        Teacher Workday--Required
                          School Improvement Team Meeting--8-11:30am
                          End-of-Year Luncheon
June 17        Teacher Workday--Required--Tentative Math PD
June 18-22   Teacher Workdays 
Upcoming Dates:
*For more dates, please see the Cardinal Calendar.
*Congratulations to our 5th graders and 5th grade teachers for having 100% ATTENDANCE for Friday's Science End-of-Grade Test.  This speaks volumes for your dedication to succeed and we are proud of you!!!! 
*Congratulations to the following teachers for completing Module 4:  Kindergarten Team and D. TaborGreat job, Team!
*Congratulations to the 3rd-5th grade teachers for a wonderful EOG Pep Rally on Thurdsay!! Great motivation from the Testing Team (Murphy, Sayles, Gravely), Mr. Gordon and the EOG dancers, the Konnoak Cheerleaders and the D-Unity dancers and special guests.  We are ready to Strive for 5!!!
*Congratulations to the Konnoak Soccer Team for finishing their season 8-1. We are proud of you!
*Congratulations to our  recent College Graduates:  Ms. S. Dennis, Ms. S. Xing, Ms. C. Zhang and Ms. J. Martin!!!  We are proud of you all!!! 
*Congratulations to the Single Gender Breakfast Club for completing year 2 of the professional development cohort. We are really proud of all that you accomplished in creating this community of learners and look forward to your many upcoming accomplishments (including, the plan for next year's cohort, your willingness to be a mentor for next year's cohort, and the upcoming presentations for many of you in the summer conference for WSFCS.  Thanks to Dr. Willette Nash for her leadership and guidance in this professional journey.
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 and 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.
Which students have reached these goals and which ones need intervention/support?
What do you/we have in place to ensure that every student grows academically in reading and math?
What will you do in the last 14 days to maximize growth and proficiency?
Are you in it to win it?  
This is our last chance to make a difference with our current students for this year.
Let's maximize every day, every minute, every opportunity!!!! 

New School Update: Last week, all staff were asked to give input to be a part of the initial process by completing this survey:  .  A few people completed the survey and it is still open. Please take a few minutes to share your in put about small and large details, factors to consider, and ways to "scream the theme" of global awareness, technology, culture and the Cardinal Nation throughout the campus.  On Thursday, we met with Mr. Powell and the designer to discuss information that will be shared at the Faculty Meeting. Thanks to the Design Committee Volunteers:  Mr. Airo, Ms. Miller, Ms. Thomas and Mrs. Trivitte.  We will schedule a first meeting when we get the go ahead from the district leadership.
Classified Employee of the Year:  Congratulations to our nominees for the CEOY for 2015-2016. If you did not do so on Friday, please turn your ballot in to the envelope in my door by Tuesday at 3:00pm.   
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For the Month of May, we should remember that every child is counting on us. This year, we are the ones who make a difference in their academic, emotional and social growth by the opportunities that we provide to engage them in learning. They are waiting to EXCEL and the most important two people in that plan are you and the student.  Here is a clip that we'd like you to watch this week:   
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!!!!