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Administrative Professionals' Day

Administrative Professionals’ Day

April 22nd was Administrative Professionals’ Day! We want to thank you for all that you do to assist with the daily functioning of the school through your teamwork and Synergy. Continue to STORM, Hurricanes!

“Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success. “

~ Unknown

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 SSMS WILDLY IMPORTANT GOALS 2014-2015

#1 :  Create a culture that empowers student leadership by infusing the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens and Leadership opportunities in all classes.

#2:  Students will become Leaders of their Learning by setting goals, tracking progress and celebrating leadership roles.

#3:  Through implementing high yield instructional strategies that promote academic Rigor, students will make learning gains in all academic areas.

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FSA- EOC -FCAT INFORMATION CENTER

CLICK HERE for Student Friendly FSA Bell Schedule to post in classes

CLICK HERE for NEW FSA Testing Schedule

CLICK HERE for FSA FAQ-REMINDERS

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INSTRUCTIONAL UPDATES & PD OPPORTUNITIES

Instructional Coaches:  Fisher, Mandell, & Hunziker
 

UPDATED- ssms-pd-calendar-2014-2015

CLICK HERE for CAR-PD Spring 15 (3)

CLICK HERE for SCPS CMAP Training

 

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FSA TRAINING MODULES AND PRACTICE TESTS
Take a moment to review trainer modules and take sample tests individually or as a PLC
 

Florida Standards Assessments Training Tests

FSA User Trainer Modules

Scoring FSA

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 FOR THE LOVE OF DATA
The A-Team
 

TEACH DOWN THE GAP

CLICK HERE for Teach Down the Gap #2 PLC Powerpoint Guide

CLICK HERE for Teach Down the Gap Worksheet

PLC Teach Down the Gap Plans were due to your Curriculum Administrator  on December 19th .  
If you’re having trouble…samples will be forwarded via email
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
  • CLICK HERE for  eCampus (Canvas) “Getting Started” info.
  • “The Hurricane Watch”.  There are so many good things going on in classrooms at SSMS and we want to give teachers the opportunity to see their peers in action (and earn pd points).  Teachers will have the opportunity to open their classrooms and share their successes and instructional strategies with other teachers.
 
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Posted by on 04/23/2015 in LEAD21- SERIES1

 

A BOOSTER SHOT OF COVEY!

1908200_979952892023855_3693893747648837626_nOver the past two years, SSMS has been implementing the Leader In Me. Based on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. The Leader in Me equips students with the self-confidence and skills they need to thrive in the 21st-century economy. Habits 1 – 3 teaches the importance of the time management and organizational skills necessary for success in school. The students learn to accept responsibility for their own learning, set goals, and to plan and organize their academic and personal commitments.  

Thanks for a great week of testing. We had a few bumps and bruises along the way, but we got the job done!  Bring it on Week 2! A special thank you to our ELA Teachers & Guidance Team for their unbridled RESILIENCE.  Synergy in action was evident every step of the way.

“Synergy means that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. It means that the relationship which the parts have to each other is a part in and of itself. It is not only a part, but the most catalytic, the most empowering, the most unifying, and the most exciting part. The combination of the high Emotional Bank Account, thinking Win/Win, and seeking first to understand creates the ideal environment for synergy.” ~ Stephen Covey

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GO GATORS!!!!

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 SSMS WILDLY IMPORTANT GOALS 2014-2015

#1 :  Create a culture that empowers student leadership by infusing the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens and Leadership opportunities in all classes.

#2:  Students will become Leaders of their Learning by setting goals, tracking progress and celebrating leadership roles.

#3:  Through implementing high yield instructional strategies that promote academic Rigor, students will make learning gains in all academic areas.

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FSA- EOC -FCAT INFORMATION CENTER

CLICK HERE for Student Friendly FSA Bell Schedule to post in classes

CLICK HERE for NEW FSA Testing Schedule

CLICK HERE for FSA FAQ-REMINDERS

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INSTRUCTIONAL UPDATES & PD OPPORTUNITIES

Instructional Coaches:  Fisher, Mandell, & Hunziker
 

UPDATED- ssms-pd-calendar-2014-2015

CLICK HERE for CAR-PD Spring 15 (3)

CLICK HERE for SCPS CMAP Training

 

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FSA TRAINING MODULES AND PRACTICE TESTS
Take a moment to review trainer modules and take sample tests individually or as a PLC
 

Florida Standards Assessments Training Tests

FSA User Trainer Modules

Scoring FSA

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 FOR THE LOVE OF DATA
The A-Team
 

TEACH DOWN THE GAP

CLICK HERE for Teach Down the Gap #2 PLC Powerpoint Guide

CLICK HERE for Teach Down the Gap Worksheet

PLC Teach Down the Gap Plans were due to your Curriculum Administrator  on December 19th .  
If you’re having trouble…samples will be forwarded via email
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
  • CLICK HERE for  eCampus (Canvas) “Getting Started” info.
  • “The Hurricane Watch”.  There are so many good things going on in classrooms at SSMS and we want to give teachers the opportunity to see their peers in action (and earn pd points).  Teachers will have the opportunity to open their classrooms and share their successes and instructional strategies with other teachers.

 
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Posted by on 04/18/2015 in LEAD21- SERIES1

 

THE REASON WHY WE DO THIS!

 IMG_1295SSMS Lighthouse students called me “to THEIR office”  for a student led Lighthouse team meeting. Students presented their Wildly Important Goals (WIGs), action plans, synergy project, beautification project, and their vision for the 2015-16 school year. Continue to STORM, Lighthouse team & of course Ms. Orozco!

 A few words from Dr. Dehlinger, Executive Director of Middle Schools:

“Next week will be busy and challenging, with the beginning of the FSA’s and EOC’s.  There are many weeks ahead of ensuring a positive test environment for the students and, at the same time, continuing with learning opportunities in the classrooms.  Our schools have developed a variety of ways to support the students and maintain instructional time-I truly believe you have been the most creative I have seen, in terms of making every minute of instruction count.  Thank you for always keeping our students at the center of everything you do.  Enjoy the weekend and bring those positive attitudes and smiles to school on Monday!”

I couldn’t have said it better myself.  Thank you for all you do. You are an amazing staff and our culture of Leadership continues to grow each day!

STORM ON HURRICANES!

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 SSMS WILDLY IMPORTANT GOALS 2014-2015

#1 :  Create a culture that empowers student leadership by infusing the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens and Leadership opportunities in all classes.

#2:  Students will become Leaders of their Learning by setting goals, tracking progress and celebrating leadership roles.

#3:  Through implementing high yield instructional strategies that promote academic Rigor, students will make learning gains in all academic areas.

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FSA- EOC -FCAT INFORMATION CENTER

CLICK HERE for Student Friendly FSA Bell Schedule to post in classes

CLICK HERE for NEW FSA Testing Schedule

CLICK HERE for FSA FAQ-REMINDERS

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INSTRUCTIONAL UPDATES & PD OPPORTUNITIES

Instructional Coaches:  Fisher, Mandell, & Hunziker
 

UPDATED- ssms-pd-calendar-2014-2015

CLICK HERE for CAR-PD Spring 15 (3)

CLICK HERE for SCPS CMAP Training

 

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FSA TRAINING MODULES AND PRACTICE TESTS
Take a moment to review trainer modules and take sample tests individually or as a PLC
 

Florida Standards Assessments Training Tests

FSA User Trainer Modules

Scoring FSA

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 FOR THE LOVE OF DATA
The A-Team
 

TEACH DOWN THE GAP

CLICK HERE for Teach Down the Gap #2 PLC Powerpoint Guide

CLICK HERE for Teach Down the Gap Worksheet

PLC Teach Down the Gap Plans were due to your Curriculum Administrator  on December 19th .  
If you’re having trouble…samples will be forwarded via email
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
  • CLICK HERE for  eCampus (Canvas) “Getting Started” info.
  • “The Hurricane Watch”.  There are so many good things going on in classrooms at SSMS and we want to give teachers the opportunity to see their peers in action (and earn pd points).  Teachers will have the opportunity to open their classrooms and share their successes and instructional strategies with other teachers.

Have a Great Week!

 
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Posted by on 04/10/2015 in LEAD21- SERIES1

 

HATS OFF TO OUR STUDENT LEADERS!

 

 10985239_970962426256235_6814723199715546324_nSSMS student leaders rolled out the red carpet for our distinguished guests on Leadership Day! Our students had the opportunity to showcase all of the wonderful and unique ways they demonstrate their leadership qualities. Continue to STORM, Hurricanes!

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Leadership Day focuses on the Leaders in all of our students, and we were honored to have so many of their talents and interests displayed.

WE WILL BE READY FOR LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM in JANUARY 2016!!

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 SSMS WILDLY IMPORTANT GOALS 2014-2015

#1 :  Create a culture that empowers student leadership by infusing the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens and Leadership opportunities in all classes.

#2:  Students will become Leaders of their Learning by setting goals, tracking progress and celebrating leadership roles.

#3:  Through implementing high yield instructional strategies that promote academic Rigor, students will make learning gains in all academic areas.

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BUILDING LEADERSHIP:  ONE STUDENT AT A TIME!

The Lead2Feed World Hunger Leadership Challenge is a team-based, service learning program that fosters teamwork in an effort to help students learn and develop key leadership skills as they take action to solve real-life hunger issues. Throughout this leadership program, students will participate in a student leadership development program adapted from David Novak’s book, Taking People With You. In addition, you will have access to USA TODAY’s e-Newspaper, video messages from David Novak and social media outlets to connect and communicate throughout the program.

CLICK HERE for Lesson-5 Activity 1 Powerpoint

CLICK HERE for https___lead21ssms. Lesson 5 Activity 1

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INSTRUCTIONAL UPDATES & PD OPPORTUNITIES

Instructional Coaches:  Fisher, Mandell, & Hunziker
 

UPDATED- ssms-pd-calendar-2014-2015

CLICK HERE for CAR-PD Spring 15 (3)

CLICK HERE for SCPS CMAP Training
 
District PD Opportunity at South Seminole Middle School 
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FSA TRAINING MODULES AND PRACTICE TESTS
Take a moment to review trainer modules and take sample tests individually or as a PLC
 

NEW FSA Testing Schedule

Florida Standards Assessments Training Tests

FSA User Trainer Modules

Scoring FSA

Picture1333
 FOR THE LOVE OF DATA
The A-Team
 

TEACH DOWN THE GAP

CLICK HERE for Teach Down the Gap #2 PLC Powerpoint Guide

CLICK HERE for Teach Down the Gap Worksheet

PLC Teach Down the Gap Plans were due to your Curriculum Administrator  on December 19th .  
If you’re having trouble…samples will be forwarded via email
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
  • CLICK HERE for  eCampus (Canvas) “Getting Started” info.
  • “The Hurricane Watch”.  There are so many good things going on in classrooms at SSMS and we want to give teachers the opportunity to see their peers in action (and earn pd points).  Teachers will have the opportunity to open their classrooms and share their successes and instructional strategies with other teachers.

Have a Great Week!

 
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Posted by on 04/03/2015 in LEAD21- SERIES1

 

STUDENTS PREPARE TO “ROCK” LEADERSHIP DAY

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Leadership Day is March 31st from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm We will be welcoming 50 guests to our campus including educators from three states, school board members, our superintendent, principals from several SCPS schools and community members. Our Lighthouse team has been diligently planning and working to prepare for this day! It is a great opportunity for our students’ leadership skills to shine! 

 John Quincy Adams states:  “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader”.   Our students are leaders, for they inspire us daily!!!!!                                                                                                                   

Thank you everyone for all your hard work to help support Leadership Day and Showcase our Students!

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 SSMS WILDLY IMPORTANT GOALS 2014-2015

#1 :  Create a culture that empowers student leadership by infusing the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens and Leadership opportunities in all classes.

#2:  Students will become Leaders of their Learning by setting goals, tracking progress and celebrating leadership roles.

#3:  Through implementing high yield instructional strategies that promote academic Rigor, students will make learning gains in all academic areas.

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BUILDING LEADERSHIP:  ONE STUDENT AT A TIME!

The Lead2Feed World Hunger Leadership Challenge is a team-based, service learning program that fosters teamwork in an effort to help students learn and develop key leadership skills as they take action to solve real-life hunger issues. Throughout this leadership program, students will participate in a student leadership development program adapted from David Novak’s book, Taking People With You. In addition, you will have access to USA TODAY’s e-Newspaper, video messages from David Novak and social media outlets to connect and communicate throughout the program.

CLICK HERE for Leadership Lesson 3-30-15

 

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LEADER IN ME/LEADERSHIP DAY UPDATES

SSMS Campus Clean up Day – March 29th from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm.  Join us for an afternoon of campus beautification!  Projects include interior/exterior painting, trash pick up, pressure washing and more!  A BBQ Lunch will be provided. A link to sign up will be provided next week!

CLICK HERE to sign up for our SSMS Campus Beautification Day

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INSTRUCTIONAL UPDATES & PD OPPORTUNITIES
Instructional Coaches:  Fisher, Mandell, & Hunziker
 

UPDATED- ssms-pd-calendar-2014-2015

CLICK HERE for CAR-PD Spring 15 (3)

CLICK HERE for SCPS CMAP Training
 
District PD Opportunity at South Seminole Middle School 
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FSA TRAINING MODULES AND PRACTICE TESTS
Take a moment to review trainer modules and take sample tests individually or as a PLC
 

CLICK HERE for FSA Writing Update from FLDOE*********IMPORTANT!

Florida Standards Assessments Training Tests

FSA User Trainer Modules

Scoring FSA

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 FOR THE LOVE OF DATA
The A-Team
 

TEACH DOWN THE GAP

CLICK HERE for Teach Down the Gap #2 PLC Powerpoint Guide

CLICK HERE for Teach Down the Gap Worksheet

PLC Teach Down the Gap Plans were due to your Curriculum Administrator  on December 19th .  
If you’re having trouble…samples will be forwarded via email
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
  • CLICK HERE for  eCampus (Canvas) “Getting Started” info.
  • “The Hurricane Watch”.  There are so many good things going on in classrooms at SSMS and we want to give teachers the opportunity to see their peers in action (and earn pd points).  Teachers will have the opportunity to open their classrooms and share their successes and instructional strategies with other teachers.

Have a Great Week!

 
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Posted by on 03/27/2015 in LEAD21- SERIES1

 

VISION BECOMES REALITY!

 

 IMG_6277SSMS Hurricanes would like to thank Ashley Marrotte, SCPS graphic designer, for donating her time and energy to create and  “brand” our new logo on the Synergy Building.  Here are just a few pictures of how the vision translated into reality before our eyes!  She will be working with us this summer to paint our “Athletic Logo” in the gym.

“Vision is not enough. It must be combined with venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs.”   — Vaclav Havel

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 SSMS WILDLY IMPORTANT GOALS 2014-2015

#1 :  Create a culture that empowers student leadership by infusing the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens and Leadership opportunities in all classes.

#2:  Students will become Leaders of their Learning by setting goals, tracking progress and celebrating leadership roles.

#3:  Through implementing high yield instructional strategies that promote academic Rigor, students will make learning gains in all academic areas.

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BUILDING LEADERSHIP:  ONE STUDENT AT A TIME!

The Lead2Feed World Hunger Leadership Challenge is a team-based, service learning program that fosters teamwork in an effort to help students learn and develop key leadership skills as they take action to solve real-life hunger issues. Throughout this leadership program, students will participate in a student leadership development program adapted from David Novak’s book, Taking People With You. In addition, you will have access to USA TODAY’s e-Newspaper, video messages from David Novak and social media outlets to connect and communicate throughout the program.

CLICK HERE for Lesson-4 Activity 3 PowerPoint 3-24-15

CLICK HERE for lead21ssms. Lesson 4 Activity 3

 

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LEADER IN ME/LEADERSHIP DAY UPDATES

  • Leadership Day is March 31st from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm We will be welcoming 50 guests to our campus including educators from three states, school board members, our superintendent, principals from several SCPS schools and community members. Our Lighthouse team has been diligently planning and working to prepare for this day! It is a great opportunity for our students’ leadership skills to shine!  Our practice day will be March 23.  Stay tuned for more information!

CLICK HERE for March 23rd Leadership Day Student Rehearsal List

  •  Looking ahead:
    Last year, we only featured 6 classrooms on the tours, some clubs and approximately 10% of the students participated. This year, we have increased the tours to 10 classes, all clubs are included and 25% of the students actively involved. Our hope next year is to highlight each classroom, feature all clubs and activities and to have ALL of our leaders share their skills. Our event will be so much bigger since we will be a Featured School at the Florida Symposium!  Please let Ms. Ciocca or any member of our Lighthouse Team know if you have any questions!
  • Lighthouse Students are asking for beach themed decoration donations, such as, beach/lawn chairs, etc. The students want to make the Lighthouse room STORM-. “Literally…. you’ll see, it’s gonna be awesome just like SSMS!” For more information, contact Ms. Orozco.
  • Save the Date!!!  SSMS Campus Clean up Day – March 29th from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm.  Join us for an afternoon of campus beautification!  Projects include interior/exterior painting, trash pick up, pressure washing and more!  A BBQ Lunch will be provided. A link to sign up will be provided next week!

CLICK HERE to sign up for our SSMS Campus Beautification Day

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INSTRUCTIONAL UPDATES & PD OPPORTUNITIES
Instructional Coaches:  Fisher, Mandell, & Hunziker
 

UPDATED- ssms-pd-calendar-2014-2015

CLICK HERE for CAR-PD Spring 15 (3)

CLICK HERE for SCPS CMAP Training
 
District PD Opportunity at South Seminole Middle School 
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FSA TRAINING MODULES AND PRACTICE TESTS
Take a moment to review trainer modules and take sample tests individually or as a PLC
 

CLICK HERE for FSA Writing Update from FLDOE*********IMPORTANT!

Florida Standards Assessments Training Tests

FSA User Trainer Modules

Scoring FSA

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 FOR THE LOVE OF DATA
The A-Team
 

TEACH DOWN THE GAP

CLICK HERE for Teach Down the Gap #2 PLC Powerpoint Guide

CLICK HERE for Teach Down the Gap Worksheet

PLC Teach Down the Gap Plans were due to your Curriculum Administrator  on December 19th .  
If you’re having trouble…samples will be forwarded via email
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
  • CLICK HERE for  eCampus (Canvas) “Getting Started” info.
  • “The Hurricane Watch”.  There are so many good things going on in classrooms at SSMS and we want to give teachers the opportunity to see their peers in action (and earn pd points).  Teachers will have the opportunity to open their classrooms and share their successes and instructional strategies with other teachers.

Have a Great Spring Break & remember to Sharpen the Saw!

 
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Posted by on 03/11/2015 in LEAD21- SERIES1

 

EMERGING LEADERS TAKE ACTION AT SSMS!

 11041746_955260261159785_1027203738303458427_n“Small Acts, WHEN MULTIPLIED BY MILLIONS OF PEOPLE, Can Transform the World.”  ~ Howard Zinn

Mr. Shafie’s Emerging Leaders class participating in a campus clean-up community service project at SSMS.  Community service is a great way for our students to learn and grow by actively participating in organized service experiences that successfully meet the needs of our school and local community. Participating in community service provides students with opportunities through which they can reach out to the surrounding area and work to fight for social causes.  We have incorporated a community service requirement for ALL of our Hurricanes. This initiative gives our students the opportunity to  improve their leadership skills, see the impact their work has on their community, learn about themselves and build their resumes.

Continue to LEAD!

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 SSMS WILDLY IMPORTANT GOALS 2014-2015

#1 :  Create a culture that empowers student leadership by infusing the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens and Leadership opportunities in all classes.

#2:  Students will become Leaders of their Learning by setting goals, tracking progress and celebrating leadership roles.

#3:  Through implementing high yield instructional strategies that promote academic Rigor, students will make learning gains in all academic areas.

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FSA WEEK 2

 CLICK HERE for FSA Writing Schedule Update

 Great Job this week everyone!!!

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LEADER IN ME/LEADERSHIP DAY UPDATES

  • Leadership Day is March 31st from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm We will be welcoming 50 guests from around the country to highlight our outstanding student leaders.  Our practice day will be March 23.  Stay tuned for more information!
  • Lighthouse Students are asking for beach themed decoration donations, such as, beach/lawn chairs, etc. The students want to make the Lighthouse room STORM-. “Literally…. you’ll see, it’s gonna be awesome just like SSMS!” For more information, contact Ms. Orozco.
  • Save the Date!!!  SSMS Campus Clean up Day – March 29th from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm.  Join us for an afternoon of campus beautification!  Projects include interior/exterior painting, trash pick up, pressure washing and more!  A BBQ Lunch will be provided. A link to sign up will be provided next week!
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INSTRUCTIONAL UPDATES & PD OPPORTUNITIES
Instructional Coaches:  Fisher, Mandell, & Hunziker
 

UPDATED- ssms-pd-calendar-2014-2015

CLICK HERE for CAR-PD Spring 15 (3)

CLICK HERE for SCPS CMAP Training
 
District PD Opportunity at South Seminole Middle School 
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FSA TRAINING MODULES AND PRACTICE TESTS
Take a moment to review trainer modules and take sample tests individually or as a PLC
 

CLICK HERE for FSA Writing Update from FLDOE*********IMPORTANT!

Florida Standards Assessments Training Tests

FSA User Trainer Modules

Scoring FSA

Picture1333
 FOR THE LOVE OF DATA
The A-Team
 

TEACH DOWN THE GAP

CLICK HERE for Teach Down the Gap #2 PLC Powerpoint Guide

CLICK HERE for Teach Down the Gap Worksheet

PLC Teach Down the Gap Plans were due to your Curriculum Administrator  on December 19th .  
If you’re having trouble…samples will be forwarded via email
Picture1333
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
  • CLICK HERE for  eCampus (Canvas) “Getting Started” info.
  • “The Hurricane Watch”.  There are so many good things going on in classrooms at SSMS and we want to give teachers the opportunity to see their peers in action (and earn pd points).  Teachers will have the opportunity to open their classrooms and share their successes and instructional strategies with other teachers.

Have a Great Week!!!!

 
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Posted by on 03/06/2015 in LEAD21- SERIES1

 
 
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