Sharpen the Saw means preserving and enhancing the greatest asset you have–YOU. It means having a balanced program for self-renewal in the four areas of your life: physical, social/emotional, mental, and spiritual. As you renew yourself in each of the four areas, you create growth and change in your life. Sharpen the Saw keeps you fresh so you can continue to practice the other six habits. You increase your capacity to produce and handle the challenges around you. “Give me six hours to cut down a tree, and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” ~Abraham Lincoln
HAVE A GREAT SUMMER HURRICANES!!!
- I would like to thank you all for your help, cooperation, and hard work throughout this year. You have worked hard to help our student leaders learn and succeed . We are appreciated and highly valued. Now it’s your turn to step back a little, make plans with your family and friends and enjoy a little time away from the high demands of our complicated and numerous educational endeavors. They’ll be waiting for you when you return for the fall season. THANK YOU…….for everything. Lunch will be provided for you throughout lunches today, Tuesday, May 28th, in the MPR. Enjoy!!!!!!
- NO BACKPACKS are permitted during these final days of school. All personnel are requested to walk our children to the bus ramp on these days to minimize any problems.
- Click here to find out what’s happening on the Hurricane Weekly
- Vision Day will be May 30, 2013 from 8:00 – 4:00 pm (workday schedule). You will sign in at MPR. Lunch will be on your own. We have a tight schedule so plan accordingly.
- Our first round of FCAT 2.0 Scores are in… Our percent of student obtaining a 3.5 on FCAT Writes is 49%. 2013 School grades will be determined based on the 3.5 standard for writing. This means SSMS as well as all other schools will have a decline in this area from last year when the 3.0 standard was used in calculating school grades. We look now to our students performance in Reading, Math, Science, Algebra and Geometry so that we can make up the points lost in writing. Hats off to our 8th grade LA teachers and their hard work and dedication to our students. They accept the 2014 FCAT Writes challenge.. They have already begun looking at data, and will begin planning June 11… simply demonstrating what truly Highly Effective Teachers do!
- End of Year Checklist items were mailed last week and are attached below:
- Your Curriculum Area Trainings will be posted in EIS by Wednesday, May 29, 2013 afternoon. Be sure to sign up so that you can receive your Stipend and Points. EIS trainings sign up: ESE,READING, MAGNET, PRE-IB, SCIENCE, MATH, LA, SS, DISCIPLINE/PBS
- Hurricanes attending Educational Professional Development Trainings this Summer: Professional Learning Communities That Works: Kiefer, Rincon, Bess, Coleman-Baker; Common Core Trainings: Carver, Kiefer, Rincon, Hernandez, Hendry, Ciocca, Bess, Coleman-Baker, Colter, Reiss, Navarro & McEvoy; Kagan Summer Academy: Coleman-Baker, Kiefer, Adamowicz, Morris, Pearson & King,L; Marzano Conference: Pettry, New, Bess, Ciocca, Coleman-Baker & Hernandez
- Year in Review: What is a scale? A scale is a continuum that identifies progressive levels of student knowledge and skills connected to a specific learning goal. It serves as a tool to inform instruction and provide formative feedback to students.What needs to be done about learning goals? Research reveals a core of effective practices that, when done correctly and in appropriate circumstances, have a high probability of a very positive impact on student learning. The effective use of Learning Goals is one of the most important. Check out the attachments for directions for 2013 – 2014.:
- Your Annual Assessment must be completed and electronically signed by you before you leave for the year or on May 31st, whichever comes first.
- Look out SSMS CIOCCA is Loose…Campus Magnetization Days July 22-24... Stay Tuned for more info from Ms. Ciocca.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK HURRICANES!!!