Restaurant Simulation

Come join us at the high school for some free food! Two different restaurants will be hosting a simulation for Mrs. England's foods class. Casa Italiana will be serving an Italian menu on the 25th at Noon until 1:00pm. El Charrito will be serving a Hispanic menu on the 26th from Noon until 1:00pm. Please RSVP to Mrs. England at Hope to see you there!


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This Week's Events

Monday, 22nd
Basketball Clinic, MS Gym (2:45pm)
Board Meeting (7:00pm)

Tuesday, 23rd
High School Band Concert, HS Auditorium (7:30pm)

Wednesday, 24th
Basketball Clinic, MS Gym (2:45pm)

Thursday, 25th
Middle School Band Concert, HS Auditorium (7:30pm)

Friday, 26th

Saturday, 27th

Sunday, 28th

Next Week:

Monday, 29th

Tuesday, 30th

Wednesday, 31st

Thursday, 1st

Friday, 2nd

Saturday, 3rd

Sunday, 4th

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Curriculum Guide (includes C-Terms 360)


Common Language of Instruction

Teacher Principal Evaluation Frameworks (Danielson)

Instructional Coherence from Theory to Practice


This Week's Teacher Collaboration News

Monday, May 22, 2017:

COLUMBIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - There are 19 days of school left…there is so much that we get done this time of year!  SBAC testing is almost over and we are looking forward to a multitude of fun activities for the kids!  Today during collaboration:

▪ PS – retelling Three Little Pigs, puppet theatre and word wall (letter Z and names)

▪ K – long vowels, writing narrative, Memorial Day and subtraction activities

▪ 1st – adding/subtracting, data collection, Memorial Day and the science unit on plants

▪ 2nd – regrouping, reader’s theatre, paragraph writing and Symbols of America

▪ 3rd – 3 dimensional shapes, store sequencing (Stone Fox), mineral tests and Native American unit

▪ 4th –  multiplication/division, recording data on plant growth and writing the research paper

▪ 5th – decimals/place value, infer meaning, interpret figurative language and early American settlements

COLUMBIA MIDDLE SCHOOL - Reading: Teachers went over basic activities, strategies, routines, and assessment  methods for teaching reading at the middle school level. They discussed these items, how they might look in my class next year, and how to implement them with different resources. They also answered specific questions some had about different things regarding teaching a reading class.

Pre-Algebra: We reviewed what is being taught in pre-algebra for next year.  Different strategies and learning objectives were discussed. 

Physical Education / Health & Wellness: Today we discussed next year’s schedule for P.E./Health.  7th hour P.E. will have a mix of 6th, 7th and 8th grade students so, we discussed what this may look like and how to separate or combine this group. Materials for the health part of this class may include not only health topics, but character ed. topics. 

COLUMBIA HIGH SCHOOL - At the 5/22 collaboration session for Columbia High School a review of the senior’s culminating projects was the big ticket item.  The various judging groups compiled the positive and negative aspects of the day last Friday, and made recommendations for how to make the projects and presentations more personalized and more valuable for the graduating seniors.  We also discussed how to incorporate the district’s Writing Expectations more into the senior project so that students do not feel like they are double covering work at this point in the school year.

The remainder of the collaboration session included a brainstorming session on tutoring.  Our Gear Up department will be working mainly with seniors next year, leaving 3 grades worth of students who have become accustomed to the type of support the Gear Up staff provides.  Continuing that support without the Gear Up grant and employees is vital.


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