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2014 SUMMER TOWN HALL MEETING Linden McKinley STEM Academy Chris Rhorer-Principal GOAL: Pursuit of an Academic Focus VISION: Students Demonstrating Learning.

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1 2014 SUMMER TOWN HALL MEETING Linden McKinley STEM Academy Chris Rhorer-Principal GOAL: Pursuit of an Academic Focus VISION: Students Demonstrating Learning Through Presentation, Creation, and Action

2 OBJECTIVES 1.Define academic expectations for a LMSA student 2.Student daily preparation for learning 3.Attendance and Tardy Procedures 4.Safety Protocols to school, from school, and during school

3 ACADEMIC EXPECTATIONS DEMONSTRATION PRESENT, CREATE ACT EXTENSION OF LEARNING HOMEWORK STUDYING FOR ASSESSMENTS STEM PRACTICES BRAINSTORMING PROCESS MODIFICATION TOWARDS MASTERY

4 DEMONSTRATION STUDENTS ROLE ANSWER THE QUESTIONS 1. WHAT DID YOU LEARN? 2. HOW CAN YOU SHOW ME WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED? 3. OBJECTIVES DIRECTED BY CLASSROOM TEACHER PARENTS ROLE ASK THESE QUESTIONS!

5 EXTENSION OF LEARNING HOMEWORK AVERAGE 15 MINUTES PER CLASS, PER DAY WEEKLY, MONTHLY, PROJECT, ETC. EXTENDED LEARNING TIME TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAYS LIBRARY 2:45-3:45 STUDYING REVIEW WORK WITH PARENTS, STUDENTS, TEACHERS IF NO HW, STUDY!!!!!!!

6 STEM PRACTICES FOCUS FOR : MODIFY SUPPORTS EXTENSION OF LEARNING STUDENTS NEED TO CONSTANTLY WORK TO IMPROVE LEARNING TOWARDS MASTERY WE WILL SUPPORT STUDENTS TOWARDS MASTERY BY PROVING OPPORTUNITIES STUDENTS SETTLING FOR ‘C’ OR ‘D’ WORK IN PRACTICE, STUDENTS WILL BE ASKED TO REDO, RETRY, RETHINK THEIR PRODUCT TO DEMONSTRATE THEIR LEARNING

7 STUDENT DAILY PREPARATION DRESS CODE MENTALLY PREPARES STUDENTS FOR DAY IDENTIFIES YOUTH AS A STUDENT FOR LEARNING IN COMMUNITY MATERIALS WRITING UTENSILS ORGANIZER PAPER, BOOKS, HOMEWORK

8 DRESS CODE Our school DRESS CODE: Solid COLORED Navy blue, Black or Khaki pants, knee length shorts or skirts – NO RIPS, TEARS, HOLES, SPLITS, ETC... (NO CAMOFLAGUE/PRINTS on pants, shorts or skirts permitted, NO outerwear/hoodies will be worn during the school day) Solid Colored Shirts of ANY COLOR; must be polo or button down only (ALL SHIRTS MUST HAVE A COLLAR) NO T-shirts, sandals, flip flops, slides, or open-toe shoes without strapped heel permitted

9 MATERIALS WRITE PENCIL PEN READ TEXTBOOK NOTEBOOK ORGANIZE PLANNER NOTEBOOK

10 ATTENDANCE AND TARDIES DAILY ATTENDANCE BE AT SCHOOL EVERY DAY, ON TIME INSTRUCTION BEGINS AT 7:30, NOT WHEN YOU WALK INTO ROOM CLASS ATTENDANCE ROLE IN BELL TO BELL INSTRUCTION IS TO MAKE IT TO CLASS, PREPARED FOR LEARNING TARDIES IT ADDS UP, MISSED CLASS TIME IS MISSED LEARNING

11 DAILY ATTENDANCE EXPECTATIONS TO BE READY FOR LEARNING BE IN THE BUILDING BY 7:25. THIS WILL GUARANTEE YOU WILL HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO MAKE IT TO YOUR 1 ST BLOCK CLASS. DON’T EXPECT TO WALK INTO THE BUILDING AT 7:30 WITHOUT CONSEQUENCE MULTIPLE TARDIES TO SCHOOL WILL RESULT IN CONSEQUENCES OF LUNCH OR AFTER SCHOOL DETENTION. STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TIME IN CLASS FROM 7:30-2:30 PARENTS: THIS IS NOT AN EXACT SCIENCE. WE ARE SETTING UP EXPECTATIONS FOR STUDENTS TO BE IN SCHOOL, IN CLASS, ON TIME!!!!! ANY EXCUSE/REASON/RATIONALE DETERS FROM OUR ACADEMIC FOCUS

12 CLASS ATTENDANCE HALL TRANSITIONS/PASSES STUDENTS ARE TO BE IN CLASS PRIOR TO THE BELL RINGING. BELLS ARE A SIGNAL TO BEGIN AND END INSTRUCTION AND LEARNING. HALL INSPECTIONS WILL OCCUR. MULTIPLE TARDIES WILL RESULT IN STUDENTS MAKING UP INSTRUCTIONAL TIME DURING LUNCH AND AFTER SCHOOL AGAIN, PARENTS: THIS IS NOT AN EXACT SCIENCE. WE ARE SETTING UP EXPECTATIONS FOR STUDENTS TO BE IN SCHOOL, IN CLASS, ON TIME!!!!! ANY EXCUSE/REASON/RATIONALE DETERS FROM OUR ACADEMIC FOCUS

13 CLASS ATTENDANCE HALL TRANSITIONS/PASSES PASSES WILL BE LIMITED TO NOT DETER FROM OUR ACADEMIC FOCUS. TEACHERS CONTROL STUDENT ACCESS TO USE OF THE HALLWAYS DURING INSTRUCTIONAL TIME. EMERGENCIES ARE JUST THAT, EMERGENCIES. PARENTS, WE NEED YOU TO COMMUNICATE TO US ON THE NEEDS OF YOUR STUDENT. TEACHERS PLAN LESSONS AROUND INSTRUCTION AND THE ACADEMIC NEEDS OF YOUR STUDENT. PARENTS: THIS IS NOT AN EXACT SCIENCE. WE ARE SETTING UP EXPECTATIONS FOR STUDENTS TO BE IN SCHOOL, IN CLASS, ON TIME!!!!! ANY EXCUSE/REASON/RATIONALE DETERS FROM OUR ACADEMIC FOCUS

14 BUS SAFETY RULES ■ Find a seat and sit down ■ Keep noise to a minimum ■ Keep all body parts inside the bus ■ Keep aisles clear ■ Remain seated until the bus comes to a complete stop

15 SAFETY FOR WALKERS Walk Together ■ Walk with a friend ■ Choose a safe route ■ Never hitchhike or accept rides Be Seen ■ Dress code will help identify you for community support Look for Traffic ■ Moving and parked vehicles OBEY ALL TRAFFIC SIGNS AND SIGNALS

16 SAFETY FOR DRIVERS ■ DRINKING AND DRIVING ■ DRIVING AND TEXTING ■ RIDING WITH FRIENDS WITHOUT PARENTAL CONSENT

17 DRILLS FIRE CONDUCTED MONTHLY ALL STAFF AND STUDENTS PARTICIPATE TORNADO CONDUCTED MARCH-JUNE ALL STAFF AND STUDENTS PARTICIPATE LOCKDOWN CONDUCTED YEAR ROUND ALL STAFF AND STUDENTS PARTICIPATE

18 SOCIAL MEDIA RESPONSIBILITY ■ LIMIT PERSONAL INFORMATION ■ ELIMINATE PHONE NUMBER FROM PAGE ■ KEEP PASSWORD PRIVATE ■ USE A GENERIC ADDRESS ■ THINK BEFORE POSTING PHOTOS AND SENDING TEXT MESSAGES ■ LOCK PROFILE AND PHOTOS

19 BULLYING WHAT IS CONSIDERED BULLYING TEASING NAME-CALLING INAPPROPRIATE SEXUAL COMMENTS TAUNTING THREATENING TO CAUSE HARM PHYSICAL ABUSE OF A PERSON OR THEIR BELONGINGS WHAT IS NOT CONSIDERED BULLYING NOT LIKING SOMEONE BEING EXCLUDED ACCIDENTALLY BUMPING INTO SOMEONE ARGUMENTS ISOLATED ACTS OF HARASSMENT OR MEANNESS

20 THANKS! Comments…. Questions…. Concerns…


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