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Opening Staff Meeting 2007-08. Harold Martin School Teaching The Whole Child. Welcome to New Staff. April Kent-Kindergarten Barbara Houldsworth-Preschool Kim Masinick-I.A. Meghan Ezen-I.A. Karen LaPage-I.A. Jackie Mellen-I.A. Carl Wood-Custodian

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opening staff meeting 2007 08

Opening Staff Meeting 2007-08

Harold Martin School

Teaching The Whole Child

welcome to new staff
Welcome to New Staff
  • April Kent-Kindergarten
  • Barbara Houldsworth-Preschool
  • Kim Masinick-I.A.
  • Meghan Ezen-I.A.
  • Karen LaPage-I.A.
  • Jackie Mellen-I.A.
  • Carl Wood-Custodian
  • Lukas Pouliot-Student Teacher with Kathy Forgiel, from Keene State College.
  • Toni Booth-Methods Student with Isobel Yonemura, from New England College
moving on
Moving On
  • Of course, Becky and Lori
  • Leigh Maynard
  • Alayne Brandt
  • Tracey Hughes
  • Sean Asdot
barley house give away 132 north main st concord

Barley House Give-Away132 North Main St., Concord

5 free appetizer cards

$15 gift certificate

Teacher Appreciation Night: Thursday, Sept. 20, 20% off dinner, Improv Comedy Show at 8 PM

(Bring Pay Stub or ID)

。�Small group work・What do you want most out of this class?「コHomework

the whole child educating our children in the 21st century from ascd
The Whole ChildEducating Our Children in the 21st Century-from ASCD
  • Let’s ensure all of our children are
      • 1/3 of U.S. Youth are either obese or at the risk of becoming so.
    • SAFE
      • 30% of US students rarely or never feel safe at school.
      • 7 in 10 dropouts say they weren’t inspired or motivated to work hard; 66% would have worked harder if they were challenged more.
      • Children need access to supported adults.
      • We need to have a well rounded curriculum for our students.
from comm lyonel tracy
From Comm. Lyonel Tracy
  • "We are seeing school after school in the Granite State focusing on what matters most—the documented progress of each student, personally, socially, physically, and academically."
ascd recommendations to congress regarding nclb
ASCD Recommendations to Congress regarding NCLB
  • Adjust the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) model to incorporate multiple measures of assessment, including growth models, formative assessments, grade point averages, student exhibitions, AP and IB courses, and portfolio assessments.
  • Support the student-specific, Individualized Education Plan (IEP) as the measure for the learning of students with disabilities, rather than a state assessment.
  • (Full text at
thoughts for the year
Thoughts for the Year
  • We are Teaching The Whole Child despite pressure to do differently.
    • Potential change in Child Study
    • Focus on student work, with Portfolios.
    • Regular focus on school-wide celebration (beginning with Jeff Warner on Tuesday)
    • Look for greater ways to involve all students and encourage greater responsibility.
facility changes
Facility Changes
  • HVAC
  • Windows
  • Carpeting
  • Tiling
  • Conference Room
  • Music Room in the former 3A, Preschool right here
  • Parking Lot
  • Oh yeah, the Learning Center too.
child study potential changes
Child Study Potential Changes
  • As a result of some discussions this summer from members of the Reading and Special Education Departments, we are looking at revising the Child Study system
    • This will give us the opportunity to look at all students at various intervals throughout the year
    • We will still have a method for pre-referral-emergency sort of things.
pd teachers

This year we have 8 ER days and one full PD day. Two of the 8 days can be used for TEP work.


  • Collaboration Day this Thursday-IA’s DO attend.
  • Sept. 24/25
    • Aspen Training, writing, AYP issues, Child Study, DP
  • Nov. 6
    • Curriculum Day (same as previous Jan. PD)
  • Feb. 7, 8
    • DP and perhaps Aspen
  • March 24, 25
    • More DP and perhaps AYP work
  • June 5, 6
    • End of the year collaboration
ia pd

The goal is to make half of the ER days available for IA PD

  • Spectrum Disorders
  • De-escalation techniques
  • Special Ed 101 for new IA’s
  • Data Collection Techniques
digital portfolios
Digital Portfolios
  • We received a $1200 Competitive Grant for training at CACES. Members of our DP Committee will help train others this year.
  • Focus this year on writing
  • Continue with reading videos
  • Support in classrooms
  • Greater focus on vision and where we go next .
  • Training on portfolios in general.
tuesdays at hms
Tuesdays at HMS
  • Staff Meetings as usual on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays-IA’s invited to go to the 1st of the month and will be paid
  • Second Tuesday of the month: committee meetings-Special Ed. Dept. Meetings.
  • PD offered every fourth Tuesday
    • New and non-tenured staff may have specific training.
    • There may be some mandatory fourth Tuesdays.

Certified staff must meet with Bill by the end of September. Come ready to talk about:

  • How you are utilizing UbD and Differentiated Instruction in your teaching.
  • We’ll review your curriculum plans for the year in the major subject areas.
  • Engage in regular TEP discussions
    • TEP Planning form
    • Goal form for every goal
    • IA’s: goal form
    • Be sure last year’s Annual Status Report was completed
  • IA’s meet with Bill by Oct. 1 with goals and at end of year
health topics

Health Topics

With Sheila Conley, R.N., School Nurse



With Karen Ezen, Computer Lab Manager

food service chat

Food Service Chat

Bonnie Harlow, Food Service Director

looking at recess
Looking at Recess
  • Boundaries
    • In general students need to be where an adult can see them.
    • Restricted areas:
      • In front of last bat house by the circle
      • Behind the shed and behind the dumpsters
      • Behind the far side of the hill
      • Behind bushes next to the swings
    • Shed
      • Keep shed door open-students must check with an adult to go in to get equipment
first day stuff
First Day Stuff
  • Need a person to help get children in the right places. Reading/special education?
  • Bill needs to be both in the parking lot passing out flyers and at the playground area
  • Line up by class? Use signs for grade level.
  • Attendance day one, using X2/Aspen
schedule for the rest of the day
Schedule for the rest of the day
  • 11:30 - 12:30 PM: Free Pizza Lunch
  • 12:30 - 2:00 PM: X2 Training
  • 2:00 - 3:00 PM: X2 Practice in Classroom (Previously trained staff will be available to help those who need it.)
    • My gut feeling is that we’ll be done with X2 direct training by 1:15 or so and then the day is yours to practice X2 and the million other things you have to do for tomorrow.
nuts and bolts
Nuts and Bolts
  • Open House on September 11, 6:30.
  • We are now a Coca-Cola district
  • Parking Lot
    • Saw horses, please park in the row next to them
    • Preschool changes
  • NEC Practicum Students
    • 3.5 hrs per week for the fall semester.
  • Keep storage area/staff room clean-please pick up your stuff today so that we can be ready for the morning.
  • Check voice mail daily
      • Problems? See Betsy before Noon today.
  • HMS 50th anniversary
  • Alert! Alert! No magic markers were delivered. We placed the order a few days ago.