"Collaborate, Create, Communicate and Critical Thinking " West Craven Middle SchoolOpening Staff Meeting August 18, 2011
Please Welcome Our New Staff Members • Sarah Bailey– 8th grade Math • Velvet Scoggins– 7thth grade Math • John Scarfpin – CTE (STEM) • There were 13 new teachers last year
Celebrations • Ms. Georgia Espino is well and back at WCMS • 2:1 Laptops • STEM Lab at WCMS • IMPACT V Grant
How Much Do You Really Know About The People You Work With? • How Much Do You Really Know About Who You Work With? • Let’s Find OUT!!
WCMS Organizational Review August 18th 2011
What is AYP? How do we make it? What should our goals be?
AYP Proficiency Targets 71.1 +5points 76.1% 77.6 +5points 81.6% Safe Harbor (73.99%) Safe Harbor (78.94%)
Superintendent Expectations • All students shall be reading on grade level by the end of second grade. • Reading and Math proficiency shall increase a minimum of 5 percentage points from the previous year at all elementary and middle schools, unless proficiency is greater than or equal to 90% • A minimum of a 5% increase on each EOC at all high schools unless proficiency is equal to or greater than 90% • All schools shall achieve expected or high growth (Which We Did) • Writing proficiency shall increase a minimum of 5 percentage points from previous year at all high schools • All schools shall be recognized as a School of Distinction or School of Excellence • Attendance rate at all schools shall be equal to or greater than 95% • Dropout rate at all high schools shall be equal to or less than 3% • Dropout rate at all middle schools shall be @ 0% • All schools meet all AYP target goals (We missed a few) • All student subgroups at all schools shall meet minimum AYP requirements
Superintendent Expectations • A minimum standard of 90% satisfaction rating on every stakeholder survey question with a minimum return rate of 65% (We missed it but will fix it). • All employees will meet the standard of “progressing”, or “proficient”, or “at standard” as a minimum on their respective End of Year or State Evaluation. • Schools shall meet all identified district facility safety standards as found in District Action Plan 2.1. • A minimum combined reading and math SAT result of 1,000 or higher • A minimum combined reading, math and writing SAT result of 1,500 or higher • Graduation cohort rate equal to or greater than 80%, or a 2% increase over the previous year’s graduation cohort rate • All students shall be reading on grade level by the end of second grade. • Reading and Math proficiency shall increase a minimum of 5 percentage points from the previous year at all elementary and middle schools, unless proficiency is greater than or equal to 90% • A minimum of a 5% increase on each EOC at all high schools unless proficiency is equal to or greater than 90% • All schools shall achieve expected or high growth
District Policy Review • WCMS Moodle • Professional Learning Communities • Policies • Safety Videos • Presentations • Copy This Down • http://iportal.craven.k12.nc.us/wcmmoodle • User Name – is the same as your Groupwise • Password – changeme • Wikispaces • http://francisaltman.wikispaces.com/
Policy Review Signature Forms Sign review pages and turn-in to Mrs. Colbey prior to 3:00 8/19/11
Staff Development Process • PLC dates are to be held on each S-Day and monthly during house meetings • Jill Darrough will provide technology coaching sessions and project based planning • Everyone should complete a reflection sheet after each PLC training • CEU credits will be allocated as appropriate. • SEA System (Victor Garcia)
W-Days • The W-Days on the 2011-2012 school calendar will be Race to the Top Staff Development for Essential Standards and Common Core Training. This fulfills the requirement of the DPI waiver. • Dates: Aug. 24th, Oct. 31st, Jan. 20th, Mar. 30th and June 8th. There will be five additional school days next year.Modules for DPI1. Call for Change (August 24th)2. Revised Bloom's Taxonomy3. Formative Assessment-NC Falcon4. Developing Local Curricula. • 5. NC Professional Standards and Evaluation System
Field Trip Process • Field Trip Forms Located On WCM Staff Wiki • Follow the process outlined in the field trip packet • http://francisaltman.wikispaces.com/ • One field trip per grade-level • Identify Field Trips to Mr. Chapman by 9/3/11 • No field trips in May or June Non-negotiable
Transportation • Afternoon Dismissal • Line-up and dismissal process • Teachers stay with students until loading completed • AM Duty • Teachers need to be at your door to greet students
Maintenance • E-mail Mr. Garcia • Ms. Pearsall • Ms. Coleby • Check your rooms for any maintenance issues and report them to Mr. Garcia • Students may not have access to school keys at any time
Healthy Active Children • Integrate your energizers into 5 minutes before or after class or work out in team schedule • Healthy Active Children Policy is posted on Moodle • In Curriculum Notebooks • HAC will be scheduled during lunch
Normal Work Day schedule and PW & W Days • Normal workday is from 7:30-3:20 • Workdays Sign-in through the main office • On PW, O, and W Days be in promptly by 8:00 • Leave slips must be approved in advance
Duty Schedules • On WCM Staff Wiki • Any questions please place BIN for Admin • Substitutes need to know that they have to cover for your duty
Absence/Sickness • All absences must be pre-approved before calling for a sub (Unless emergency) • Ms. Pearsall must have leave slips in 5 business days prior to planned absence • Data will be monitored and reported by Admin • In the event that a teacher needs to leave the building during the day, they must clear with Admin
Changes to Student Handbook • Dress Code • 1st/2nd Offense sent to ISS to get into dress code • 3rd Offense 1 day ISS • 4th Offense 2 days ISS • 5th and subsequent Offenses 1Day OSS • Abusive Language • OSS Every Time • The color of shoes is not addressed in uniform policy • No piercings including gauges in the ears
Agenda Boards • Should be able to see what objective is planned for that week or day • What is the learning target for the day. • The student does not know what they are expected to learn during the class period. This is where they should see it first.
Fixed Assets • Do not move anything around that has fixed asset unless it has been approved and form has been filled out and returned to Carol Johnson
Copiers • Report any jams, problems to Mrs. Coleby • Do not fix it yourself • Contact Ms. Pearsall for paper to be delivered • We do need to conserve as much paper as possible. We spent over $3,084 on paper to begin the year and will have to reorder. • Your number of copies is limited… (2,154) • Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites!!! • Scan and upload documents to Moodle
Meetings with Parents • Have an agenda (It will keep meetings on track and time) • Explain the purpose • Introduce everyone • Always set a positive tone • Have a recorder • Always look at what is best for the student • Summarize at the end • Remember that the parents are going to be advocates for their child • Try to set up a win win situation
Dress Code for Staff • Our staff will model appropriate attire for students at all times • No T-shirts, shorts or jeans • Dress professionally • Professional Footwear (No flip-flops) • Read county dress code policy for staff 710.20
NC Wise • Do not give your password to anyone • Record attendance by 9:30 • Johnnie can’t do her job until attendance has been entered.
Media Center • Must have assignments • Must have pass issued by teacher
Procedure for Handling Free/Reduced Lunch Applications • All applications will be secured in an inter office closed envelope and marked CONFIDENTIAL. • Applications will be promptly sent on the day of receipt to the Child Nutrition central office. • No application will be left on desks for viewing by others. • Only school officials, central office personnel or Child Nutrition staff may transport application to Child Nutrition central office.
$$$$ Show Me the Money $$$$ • Turn-in all money the day in which it is collected to Ms. Pearsall no later than 1:00 • Receipt all money received • Check-out receipt books from Ms. Pearsall • Leave Slips • Subs
Safety /Energy Conservation Victor Garcia • Copy of tornado , Code 300, Fire etc for red bags • Lights, computers, LCD projectors off each day • AC/Heat schedule (Max/Min Temps) • Code 300/Blood Bourne pathogens watch on school television at 2:00 August 18th and 19th and posted on school Moodle and Wiki.
2011-2012 BudgetThings to Be Aware Of 2010-11 Beginning Budget $26,089 2011-12 Beginning Budget $18,810 27.9%($7,279) Paper - $3,084.01 Math Scan Cards - $505.92 Art Order - $742.08 Printer Cartridges - $1,800.92 Science Order - $1,200 News Paper - $142.80 Magazine Subscipts -$391.79 Clay Order - $326.95 REMAINING BALLACE $7,365.71 • Paper - $9,730 • Math Scan Cards - $334.23 • Art Order - $807.17 • Printer Cartridges - $4,500 • Science Order - $1,200 • News Paper - $142.80 • Magazine Subscipts -$405.36 • Perma Bound Books (Media) - $503.15
Cumulative Folders • Cum folders are stored in counseling center • All teachers SHALL review cum records, IEP’s and 504’s on each student within 5 days of enrollment • Records may be reviewed in the records room. If records are removed from the records room, they must be signed out and returned prior to 4:00 each day • The door to the record room is to remain locked at all times
PEP/Yellow folder • PEP must be completed as soon as child is at-risk of failure • Need to be started now for students who did not score a level III-IV • Teacher who recommends yellow folder should be in attendance during meetings for strategies
Confidentiality • Many people have access to confidential information. A major determination of access to confidential information is that person’s need to know. • A NEED TO KNOW is defined as any teacher who currently teaches the student or has a valid reason for access to confidential information. • Watch what we say in community or to other parents
Phone logs/E-mails • Kept on all calls • Need to have date, time, and notes • I would file e-mails from parents in a folder for that year and archive them • Parents keep notes too…
Calendar of Events / Neshawn Dawson • Preliminary rough draft by Mrs. Dawson (In Handbooks) • Updated by Mrs. Colbey throughout year • Web site will be updated by Ms. Johnson and Mr. Altman • School Meeting Schedules • Cabinet • Goal Teams • Faculty Meetings/Monthly
Dance and Sport sign up sheets • Sign up sheets • 2 dances • 4 athletic events • 2 Athletic = .5 flex time • 2 dances =.5 flex time
Principals Expectations On WCMS Staff Wiki
Principals Expectations • EOG time will be considered a sacred time. To maintain consistency for students, teachers are asked to ensure that they will be in their classes giving the EOG in May. Local Assessments should mirror the EOG! • Parent communication should be returned the same day, but not later than the next day (district wide expectation). This includes e-mails, notes, and phone messages. • All staff expected to have goals/objectives posted each week in room (Help students use their Agenda, and cont. to use PDSA Board) • Teachers discuss Goals/Objectives with students each day • Teacher websites update every week • Attend all after school obligations • Technology integrated into the classroom instruction
Principals Expectations Cont… • All staff visit teacher boxes in the AM and PM • 45 day plans , pacing guides, and alignment with SCOS • Kagan Implementation gradually for all teachers. (Use a Cooperative Learning approach in your classrooms) • Accelerated Math and Reading Renaissance used as an additional resource to promote learning • Check e-mails EVERYDAY • At no time should a staff member discuss confidential information with someone that does not have the child • Meetings with parents need to be negotiable (Not all during teachers planning) If parent cannot get off work we need to make other arrangements.