Sunday, May 22, 2016

Monday Memo Week of May 23rd

Essential Information                 

-  As we are approaching summer, I am preparing to spend the summer working on plans for next year.  In order to serve you most effectively as your leader, I am asking for your feedback.  What can we START, STOP, and CONTINUE at HIxson?  I have an anonymous Google Form created to gather your feedback for my work over the summer.  This is not mandatory, however, if you have something to contribute, please take a few minutes to complete the form.

-  FRIDAY morning, please meet in the cafeteria at 8:30 to celebrate our retirees and friends leaving Hixson.

-  Please ensure you send a copy of your SLO data to your evaluator before you check out for the year.

-  SUMMER PD for teams ($15/hr.):

Activity #1:Team Work, 4 hours for new teams
At the convenience of teams- summer 2016        
Quest, Synergy, Innovation, Harmony, Unity, Synthesis
Electives ( 5 hours, curriculum)

Expected Outcome:         
Teams collaborate on curricular needs, assessment, and team planning and PD.
The majority of our teams have changed this year due to multiple retirements.

Activity #2: Common Time Team Planning for members of common time team
Summer planning Wednesday, July 20th, 2016, 6 hours

Expected outcome:
Hixson Middle School will be implementing an innovative Common Time period for 25 weekdays of the 16-17 school year.  The committee needs time for planning the logistical launch and planning professional development to present to the staff in the fall of 2016

Activity #3: Learning Design Team Planning for members of learning design team
Summer planning Thursday July 21, 2016, 6 hours

Expected outcome:
Hixson Middle School continues looking at the learning opportunities offered to students.  Curricular work in rewriting electives curriculum for 17-18 school year to offer semester-long elective classes.  Restructuring our master schedule to more effectively offer students options in their learning.  Involve all stakeholders in the process, parents, students, staff...survey stakeholders prior to the process for input

-  Teacher interviews monday afternoon and evening

-  7th grade field trips to art museum this week

-  POPS concert Tuesday 6pm at Moss

- 8th grade celebrations Wednesday

Program Start Time
(student report time)
Hixson Gymnasium
Hixson Gymnasium
Hixson Auditorium
Hixson Auditorium

-  Thursday: 8th grade to 6 Flags and 7th grade to Chesterfield Sports Fusion 

-  Friday, 8:30am faculty meeting in cafeteria

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