The Knightly News 3-9-2015

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

Instruction
I have been so proud and impressed with the teachers who have had their data conferences so far.  The amount of work, effort, and thought that have been put into the plans using the data has been outstanding.  We have only a few weeks to move some of our students and with the planning going on – it will happen!  Keep making that march – it will happen!  Go Knights!

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!  I will have the final scores for the other Released STAAR tests next week and will put them on the bulletin.

Climate
You all are continuing to do a great job using the Passports with your students.  Please be sure you state your CHAMPS expectations with your students so that everyone knows what to do!  We can never assume they know – always state what you want them to do, and follow the CHAMPS chart!  You are doing a great job – I am proud of you all!!

Don’t forget this week is Adult Only Dress Up Week!  Which area is going to do this best?  Here is the schedule for the week:
Monday, March 9, 2015
A Day
Beach Day

Math Data Day
1:30 Check in with RD
2:00 ILT Meeting

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
B Day
Pajama Day

8:00 CIT Meeting
8:45 Base Camp
9:15 ReVision Meeting
6:30 Kempwood North Civic Association Meeting in NMS Cafeteria

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
A Day
Rodeo Day

4:30 Boys Track Meet

Thursday, March 12, 2015
B Day
Decade Day

9:00 Val @ Principal’s meeting
4:30 Girl’s Track Meet

Friday, March 13, 2015
A Day
Sports Day – In it to win it!

6th, 7th, Grade Reading Practice STAAR, 8th grade SS Practice STAAR
9:15 Kid Team Meeting

Make every moment count!  We got this!!! 

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