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Monthly Archives: August 2014

Student Discovery & Exploration!

photo (5)Mr. Kuh and his Scientific Hurricanes Explore DQ4 with Air Balloon Rockets!

Hello Hurricanes!  The 8th Grade Science Teachers engaged students in complex task (such as decision making, problem solving, experimental inquiry, investigation) that required them to generate and test hypotheses (Indicator 22).  Science Rocks!!!!!  Generally, Labor Day passes all too quickly as the third day off in a three-day weekend. This year, however, I want to remind you that Labor Day is a time to recognize the laborer. That’s you. I would like to express my gratitude to all of you for doing what you do each day to impact student achievement. Indeed, each of you plays an important role and contributes to our collective success. Have a safe and fun three-day weekend!

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”      

~Benjamin Franklin

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BUILDING LEADERSHIP

 
Leadership-semester-1-schedule
 
Lead 2 Feed Registration Doc
 
LEAD2FEED registration link
 
Don’t forget to register!
 
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 GUESS WHO?
 

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SEE IF YOU CAN “GUESS WHO”?

 
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INSTRUCTIONAL UPDATES & PD OPPORTUNITIES
Instructional Coaches:  Fisher, Mandell, & Hunziker
 
Click Here for SSMS PD Calendar 2014-2015
Click Here for MSDTL Update 8.29.14


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 FOR THE LOVE OF DATA
The A-Team
 

TEACH DOWN THE GAP

2014 Ascension & Regression Explanation 
South Seminole MATH 2014 Ascension & Regression
South Seminole READ 2014 Ascension & Regression
 

Submit your PLC “Teach Down the Gap” Plans to your Curriculum Administrator by September 19, 2014

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Have a Great Weekend!

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Posted by on 08/29/2014 in LEAD21- SERIES1

 

Habitizing the Hallway – Ron Clark Style!

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Hello Hurricanes! Phase One of the 7 Habits Hallway has begun.  The walls are ready to display the 7 Habits of Highly Effective TeensBe Proactive, Begin With the End in Mind, Put First Things First, Think Win-Win, Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood, Synergize and Sharpen the Saw. The final coats of paint to the wall will be applied this week and the Lighthouse team is creating Murals to reflect each habit.  Keep your eyes on the Hallway!

Ron Clark states it best: ” What is important…is that teachers and school leaders find a way to be creative and put a spark in the school that joins everyone together and provides a sense of unity and teamwork.”

p.s. Interesting fact:  Ms.Converso is a professional painter : )  The first person to find her on Monday and gather more information about this fact will receive a Chick Fil A gift card.  She will let us know who approached her first… emails don’t count : )

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BUILDING LEADERSHIP

 
Leadership Lessons  – Semester 1 Schedule
 
Lead 2 Feed Registration Doc
 
LEAD2FEED registration link
 
Don’t forget to register!
 
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 GUESS WHO?
 

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SEE IF YOU CAN “GUESS WHO”?

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

CLICK Here for the Department of Teaching & Learning Weekly Update.

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 FOR THE LOVE OF DATA
The A-Team
 

TEACH DOWN THE GAP

2014 Ascension & Regression Explanation 
South Seminole MATH 2014 Ascension & Regression
South Seminole READ 2014 Ascension & Regression
 

Submit your PLC “Teach Down the Gap” Plans to your Curriculum Administrator by September 19, 2014

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Hurricane Weekly is under construction. See Important dates for the week below
  • August 27, 2014 is Picture Day- Schedule will be emailed on Monday
  • The SSMS Calendar has been shared by Ms. Converso. Professional Development and meeting dates have been added to assist you in planning. This document will be the primary source for PD, training, Media Center availability, etc. If you are not able to view the calendar, see Mary Chavers or Dina Converso.
  • CLICK Here for the UF Certified Instructional Coach Program Application. If you are interested, please complete the application and submit to Dr. Coleman-Baker by August 29, 2014. One candidate will be selected to represent SSMS.
  • Thanks again for your quick action and responsiveness to Thursday’s incident.  It indeed took the collaboratively efforts of all to maintain order and support for students, faculty and staff. Through your tips and feedback during the day, the case has now been closed.
  • We will back on track with uploading Lead21 on Fridays

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!!!!

 
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Posted by on 08/24/2014 in LEAD21- SERIES1

 

IT’S HURRICANE SEASON….GET READY TO STORM!

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What a Great First Week!!!!! We certainly took a big step in setting the culture and expectations for our 2014-2015 Hurricanes. It was very refreshing to see the energy amongst the teachers and students.  The extra minute during transition has made a big difference in getting the halls clear (thanks for the recommendation). Contributions and ideas from new and veteran staff are examples of the power of TEAM WORK!  Looking forward to a great year….

“Hurricane season brings a humbling reminder that despite our technologies,
most of nature remains unpredictable.
                                                                                                                      ~ Diane Ackerman

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BUILDING LEADERSHIP

 
Leadership Lessons  – Semester 1 Schedule
 
Lead 2 Feed Registration Doc
 
LEAD2FEED registration link
 
Don’t forget to register!
 
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 GUESS WHO?
 

images-guess who

SEE IF YOU CAN “GUESS WHO”?

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

CLICK Here for the Department of Teaching & Learning Weekly Update.

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 FOR THE LOVE OF DATA
The A-Team
 
Here is the Ascension & Regression Data we discussed during pre-plan.  We will look closer at this data in our upcoming meeting
 
2014 Ascension & Regression Explanation 
South Seminole MATH 2014 Ascension & Regression
South Seminole READ 2014 Ascension & Regression
 
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Hurricane Weekly is under construction. See Important dates for the week below
  • August 20, 2014 Faculty Meeting in the Media Center at 3:05 – bring your leadership/data notebook and protocols
  • AUGUST 20TH FUNDRAISER KICK OFF in the Gym
1st Period  –  6th Grade
2nd Period – 7th Grade
3rd Period – 8th Grade
 
  • CLICK Here for the UF Certified Instructional Coach Program Application. If you are interested, please complete the application and submit to Dr. Coleman-Baker by August 29, 2014. One candidate will be selected to represent SSMS.

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!!!!

 
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Posted by on 08/15/2014 in LEAD21- SERIES1