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This Week's Teacher Collaboration News
Monday, February 8, 2016:
COLUMBIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - This is going to be an exciting week for the students and the staff! Tonight we have McTeacher’s Night at the Pasco McDonalds on Court Street and then Friday is Grandparent’s Day. Our Coyotes for Cancer change drive continues this week and we are celebrating President Lincoln and President Washington on Monday the 15th! In collaboration this morning the following was discussed: Main Ideas and summarizing, sequence of events, cause and effect, authors purpose from small readings and SBAC practices (3rd Grade), continuing the Ant story. The students are using questioning-they will be reading the text and thinking about questions they still have about the information and continuing to work on possessive nouns and using I and me correctly in writing (2nd Grade), multiplying fractions by whole numbers, multiplying and dividing fractions, continuing inference and learning about hyperbole (4th and 5th Grade), reviewed third quarter state standards and aligned next two months plans (Kindergarten). First Grade and Pre-School had no reports today.
COLUMBIA MIDDLE SCHOOL - Today for collaboration the Middle School staff met to finalize our list of students to be recognized as "Student of the Quarter." We also also discussed upcoming events such as our quarter reward activity, attendance awards and our next pep assembly.
COLUMBIA HIGH SCHOOL - For the 2/8 collaboration session at Columbia High School, staff spent the majority of the session working with two important issues. The first was the automaticity scores of our high school students, in reading, writing and mathematics. Scores were reviewed and students checked by teachers in an effort to create the best remediation groupings possible. The second major topic was the state criteria for Teacher/Principal Evaluation Protocol. Staff reviewed their own accounts in the evaluation system, looked at their self-assessments and discussed state criteria for this year’s evaluations. Additionally staff spent some time discussing safety protocols and heard a report from our representative to the district’s safety committee regarding a keyless entry system.
Weather Delay & Closure Notifications
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Columbia School District is working to enhance technology in the classroom. Interactive Whiteboards are our latest addition.
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