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Learner-Centered Learning Environments are at SSMS!

Hello Hurricanes!!!! This Week’s  “STORM TALK” features Learner-Centered Learning Environments!

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SSMS teachers STORMed as they enhanced their knowledge about Learner-Centered Learning Environments! As a follow-up, SSMS Curriculum Leaders dissected high impact instructional strategies and will be taking that information back to their departments for planning. Our Amazing Hurricanes focused on the following learning targets:
  • Making connections with the instructional practice model and how all students learn.
  • Understanding how to utilize the instructional map in order to design standards based lessons at the appropriate level of complexity.
  • Understanding how content progresses through all three instructional design questions so that students are able to demonstrate learning at higher complexity levels.

SSMS ELA and Reading teachers tracked lowest quartile students’ FSA and iReady data in the WAR (We Achieve Results) room to guide instructional decisions! #STORM

CONTINUE TO STORM, Hurricanes!

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No PBS Updates this week

Meeting 1 Aug 16

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TEACHER SHOUT OUTS: #BringittoLIFE

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  • Ms. Maingot’s leaders of dance practice their dance for Hispanic Heritage Month! #globalconnections
  • Thanks to our Leadership classes for making our students and staff feel welcome as they came back from the time off during Hurricane Irma. #LEAD #STORM
  • Thanks to all that helped to support our families during Hurricane Irma and who donated to our SSMS Food Pantry. #greatleadersserve

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Station Rotations are Happening at SSMS!

Hello Hurricanes!!!! This Week’s  “STORM TALK” features: Station Rotations are happening at SSMS!

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SSMS ELA teachers practice station rotations with two teacher-led stations and an i-Ready technology station. Robyn Fansher and Michele Fitzpatrick facilitated the professional development to differentiate each station while focusing on the standards-based lesson! The stations were student-focused, deliberately planned, and grouped according to  specific student needs.   #standardsfocusedstations #differentiatedinstruction

 CONTINUE TO STORM, Hurricanes!

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No PBS or AIP Updates this week

Meeting 1 Aug 16

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  • Mr. Ault’s Global Entrepreneurship class is partnering with PNC Bank! Students will be able to have real-life experiences of creating a bank account, in addition to working at a bank. Our very own PNC Bank will be housed here at SSMS! More information will be coming soon…Stay Tuned!
  • SSMS 21st Century families participated in learning about Habit 1, Be Proactive, at their adult education night. Thanks, Ms. Cabanillas Del Real, for facilitating a great night of meaningful conversation between each family member!

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Posted by on 09/08/2017 in LEAD21- SERIES1

 

SSMS Students LEADing our Teachers!

Hello Hurricanes!!!! This Week’s  “STORM TALK” features our Students LEADing our Teachers!

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SSMS teachers learn how to do the Read to Succeed lessons while utilizing the Leadership Notebook from our student LEADers! This truly does convey our school’s mission of Empowering ALL Students to LEAD!
CONTINUE TO STORM, Hurricanes!

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Meeting 1 Aug 16

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TEACHER SHOUT OUTS: #BringittoLIFE

  • Thanks, Mr. Miles, for doing such an amazing job with getting the SSN broadcast up and running!

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SSMS is a Nationally Certified Magnet School and PBIS Golden Model School!

Hello Hurricanes!!!! This Week’s  “STORM TALK” features SSMS Celebrations!

South Seminole Middle School has been named a Nationally Certified Magnet School by Magnet Schools of America (MSA), the national association for magnet and theme-based schools. South Seminole Middle School was among the first 55 schools located in 12 states (AL, CA, CT, FL, LA, MD, NC, NV, SC, TN, TX, and WI) to successfully complete an approximately nine month evaluation process and demonstrate through evidence, reflection, and strategic action that it has established the best practices entailed in the Magnet School Standards of Excellence.

SSMS is officially a Gold-Level PBIS Model School for the 2nd year in a row! This is the highest recognition we can receive through PBIS! Below is a description of each level:

Bronze-Level Schools report a comprehensive system of support at Tier 1. Critical elements of Tier 1 PBS:MTSS are implemented with fidelity, and data are utilized within a problem-solving framework in order to improve the outcomes of students. Bronze-Level schools have developed innovative, creative, and functional ways of implementing Tier 1 PBS:MTSS that set them apart from other schools.

Silver-Level Schools report all of the characteristics of Bronze-Level schools and implement with higher levels of fidelity. Visibility, political support, parent involvement, and funding strategies are in place to ensure continued success with their MTSS implementation efforts for behavior. Silver-Level schools “drill down” into their data to ensure that their Tier 1 system is effective for all groups of students, and have taken steps to build systems of support for behavior at Tier 2.

Gold-Level Schools report all of the characteristics of Bronze- and Silver-Level schools, implement with the highest levels of fidelity, and have developed systems of support at Tiers 2 and 3. Gold-Level schools exceed their peers in both the quality and depth of implementation across all three tiers of support. Practices that are consistent with positive behavior support are evident in decision making, and steps are taken to ensure PBS:MTSS systems are supported. Positive outcomes for students are evident at Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 levels of behavior support.

CONTINUE TO STORM, Hurricanes!

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CLICK HERE for the 8-25-17 AIP Updates

No PBS Updates this week.

Meeting 1 Aug 16

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TEACHER SHOUT OUTS: #BringittoLIFE

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Thanks to all the teachers that were a part of developing the digital leadership notebook and teachers who helped prepare our student teachers to facilitate the professional development. Because of your vision, all SSMS teachers were able to receive professional development from our student leaders on the digital leadership notebook, which will be housed on eCampus and used school-wide! #learningfromourstudentleaders #STORM #LEAD #empoweringstudentstoLEAD

Thanks to all that teachers and staff that made the solar eclipse such a special experience for our students!  #SolarEclipse2017

Great job, Mr. Ault, for bringing real-life entrepreneurs to your classroom! Our LEADers in Global Entrepreneurship class learned about market plans, creating products, testing your market, and prototypes from Shark Tank winner, Jeff Stafford! Let the ideas begin…#LEAD #STORM

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  • Aug. 17-Sept. 1: iReady Diagnostic Window
  • Aug 28: Rescheduled Fire Drill
  • Aug. 30: Lighthouse Meeting
  • Sept. 4: No School
  • Sept. 15: Picture Day and Fundraiser Kick-off day
  • FDLRS Teaching Students with Disabilities Online Module is available in this short video from DTL at http://www.fl-pda.org. The video link is http://vimeo.com/113935831.

HAVE A STORMing Weekend and STAY SAFE!!!!!

 
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Posted by on 08/25/2017 in LEAD21- SERIES1

 

Welcome Back, Hurricanes…Ready? Set…LEAD!

Hello Hurricanes!!!! This Week’s  “STORM TALK” features: Start of the Year Hurricane Highlights!

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Welcome back, Hurricanes!  We started off the year with a unique teambuilding kick-off where we served those in our community and had a tour of Orlando City’s Stadium!  These opportunities allowed us to Sharpen the Saw and get to know each other, give back to the community, and celebrate the upcoming school year, which aligns to our theme this school year: Ready?  Set…LEAD! Our 6th grade students had a full-day orientation and this could not have been done without all of you making them feel as if they were already Hurricanes! If you keep Relationships, Safety, and Achievement as the focus this year, each student will make a learning gain! #greatleadersserve

CONTINUE TO STORM, Hurricanes!

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No AIP Updates this week.

No PBS Updates this week.

Meeting 1 Aug 16

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TEACHER SHOUT OUTS: #BringittoLIFE

  • Welcome to all of the new Hurricanes that have joined the SSMS team!
  • Thanks to all the teachers who worked tirelessly (and patiently) to get their rooms ready for the start of the year!

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  • Aug. 17-Sept. 1: iReady Diagnostic Window
  • Aug. 23, 3-4: Leadership Notebook PD
  • Aug. 30: Lighthouse Meeting
  • Sept. 4: No School
  • FDLRS Teaching Students with Disabilities Online Module is available in this short video from DTL at http://www.fl-pda.org. The video link is http://vimeo.com/113935831.

HAVE A STORMing Weekend and STAY SAFE!!!!!

 
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Posted by on 08/18/2017 in LEAD21- SERIES1

 

Here’s to the Class of 2021!

Hello Hurricanes!!!! This Week’s  STORM TALK” features our Graduating Hurricanes!

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The SSMS 8th Grade Dance was a huge success! A special thanks to all the teachers who worked tirelessly to pull off such a special night! Congratulations to all of our 8th Grade students as they continue on their journey! Our Hurricanes have learned to LEAD and STORM because of the guidance they have received from their various teachers throughout their journey! This is also a moment to reflect and celebrate all of the impact you have had on the lives of your students to get them to this point. It could not have been done without YOU and the numerous relationships you have built along the way!  #bestever #leaders #continuetoSTORM #epic #nightattheoscars #redcarpet

CONTINUE TO STORM, Hurricanes!

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No PBS Updates this week.

CLICK HERE for the Lighthouse LEAD Coaching Notes

As part of The Leader In Me process, schools are re-evaluated every two years to renew Lighthouse status.  The recertification process  begins with a Measurable Results Survey.
The Measurable Results Assessment is a rigorously developed tool used to annually collect, analyze, and report student-, staff-, and school-level outcomes related to the focus on improving leadership, culture, and academics. It can be used to help a school identify its strengths and weaknesses, develop goal-centered improvement plans, and to monitor progress toward school improvement.
The survey will be given to staff members, students and families.  Please take a few minutes and complete the survey at the link provided below so our Lighthouse team can continue planning for next year!

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TEACHER SHOUT OUTS: #BringittoLIFE

  • Thanks to all the teachers that helped to pull off such an epic 8th grade dance! It could not have been done without you!
  • Thanks, Ms. Sirmeyer, for taking the time to Sharpen the Saw with your band students this past weekend! #STORM #buildingrelationships
  • Our LEADing Hurricanes had the opportunity to develop video and photography skills to create presentations on leadership at Universal. Students were given scenarios and had to synergize to determine how they would implement leadership skills for an ultimate win-win situation. Thanks to all the teachers that supported our leaders on this journey!

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Posted by on 05/26/2017 in LEAD21- SERIES1

 

SSMS Hurricanes in Action!

Hello Hurricanes!!!! This Week’s  STORM TALK” features SSMS’s 1st Community Outreach and Field Day!

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Our Hurricane LEADers STORMed during our 1st Community Outreach and Field Day! Students, parents, community members, and SSMS faculty synergized and sharpened the saw! This could not have been such a success without everyone working together! SSMS truly is a special place! #togetherweaccomplishmore #leadersserve #STORM #LEAD #ittakesavilliage

CONTINUE TO STORM, Hurricanes!

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CLICK HERE FOR OUR WILDLY IMPORTANT GOAL

CLICK HERE for the 5-19-17 PBS Updates

No AIP Updates this week

CLICK HERE for the Lighthouse LEAD Coaching Notes

As part of The Leader In Me process, schools are re-evaluated every two years to renew Lighthouse status.  The recertification process  begins with a Measurable Results Survey.
The Measurable Results Assessment is a rigorously developed tool used to annually collect, analyze, and report student-, staff-, and school-level outcomes related to the focus on improving leadership, culture, and academics. It can be used to help a school identify its strengths and weaknesses, develop goal-centered improvement plans, and to monitor progress toward school improvement.
The survey will be given to staff members, students and families.  Please take a few minutes and complete the survey at the link provided below so our Lighthouse team can continue planning for next year!

CHECK OUT THIS WEEKS HURRICANE WEEKLY!

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TEACHER SHOUT OUTS: #BringittoLIFE

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  • SSMS dancers showcased their skills and how much work they’ve put in to learning various choreography pieces! What a beautiful evening seeing our Hurricanes perform their talents! Thanks, Ms. Maingot, for everything that you do for our students! #STORM
  • Congratulations to all of our Hurricanes who were recognized at the Award’s Ceremonies! Thanks, Ms. Strickland and Ms. Stalker for coordinating this special event! Continue to STORM!
  • Thanks to all the ESE teachers who participated in the ESE informational night to inform parents about the ESE programs and services at SSMS!

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  • May 24-26: Early Release Days
  • May 29: No School
  • May 30-31: Teacher Work Days (8:00-4:00)
  • FDLRS Teaching Students with Disabilities Online Module is available in this short video from DTL at http://www.fl-pda.org. The video link is http://vimeo.com/113935831.

HAVE A STORMing Weekend and STAY SAFE!!!!!