The Knightly News 3-2-2015

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Know Our Kids, Meet their Needs, Up the Mountain to T-2-4!

Instruction:
8th grade Reading Practice STAAR.  CONGRATULATIONS TO 8TH GRADE ELA TEACHERS! The Q3 goal for Improvement Required was 55% of our 8th graders passing the practice Released STAAR.  – well there were 57% of our students who passed the reading practice!  And…. 8% commended!  Congrats to those 8th grade reading teachers and 8th grade students, and congrats to all of the teachers who taught those students in the past!  We want to increase that score on the real STAAR – but I am so proud of meeting this goal!!!

 Here are the goals for Root Cause 1 – Quarter 3 (Feb. March, April)
55% of all students:
* Pass the 6th grade Released Reading STAAR test
* Pass the 7th grade Released Reading STAAR test
* Pass the 8th grade Released Reading STAAR test – DONE! YEAH!!!!
* Pass the 8th grade Released SS STAAR test –
 75% of all Students:
* Pass the Reading Unit Tests
100% of core subject area classrooms using ELL strategies – DON’T FORGET THE ELL STRATEGIES!
Root Cause 2 – Quarter 3 (Feb. March, April)
* 60% of students pass the Writing STAAR  – Writing Released Practice was 27% – we are almost 1/2 way there
Root Cause 3 – Quarter 3 (Feb. March, April)
At least 50% of all students will score 85% or abovve on all unit tests 

These are our goals for the next three months!  We need to be focused, focused, focused on these goals and on the readiness standards and make sure our students have the success we know they can have!  You all are doing such a great job!  I am proud of the hard work you do!  Team NMS Rocks!!

Culture
We will have out first Culture Task Force meeting on Wednesday, March 11. I am excited about this Task Force and what this staff can create!!   The Passport System is working well!  We have about 9-10 students on RISE in each grade level.  That is fantastic!  Your hard work with students creating good work and behavior habits has been super productive!  Don’t forget to CHAMP your expectations each time you change an activity.  You will build success in your class if you state your expectations for each change!

Here is the schedule for the week:

Monday, March 2, 2015
B Day
UIL Advanced Treble Choir
8th grade ELA Data day
8:30 Steve @ testing meeting
12:00 Library CTR
1:30 Val @ meeting
2:00 ILT Meeting

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
A Day
8:00 DC Meeting
8:45 Base Camp
1:00 Meet with YES (Kat)
3:30 Program of Studies meeting

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
B Day
8:00 Department meetings
11:00 Val @ Testing meeting
3:30 Val @ YES meeting
4:00 YES in cafeteria
4:30 Boys Track Meet @ MHS

Thursday, March 5, 2015
A Day
6th & 7th Math Practice STAAR, 7th grade PreAP Practice STAAR, 8th grade Science Practice STAAR
4:30 Girls Track Meet @ Crump Stadium

Friday, March 6, 2015
B Day
YES Content Day – no electives
8th grade Math Practice STAAR
9:15 Kid Team Meeting

Have a super week!!!

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