Bulletin-11-28-2016 - Columbia Heights Educational Campus

/ Maria Tukeva, Principal

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DATA MEETINGS – CONTINUED

Thank you to all for continued work on assessments and aligning curriculum to the assessments. This week, departments will focus on developing aligned short cycle assessments, and aligned daily assessments.  As we incrementally assess student progress, daily, and weekly, we will be able to tailor instruction so that all students can make progress to be successful on the next interim, portfolio presentations, and ultimately, the end of the year high stakes assessments.

CLUSTER INSTRUCTIONAL WALKTHROUGH

On Thursday, December 1st, Instructional Superintendent David Pinder will conduct an Instructional Walkthrough to provide feedback on the overall instructional program here at CHEC.  He will visit 15 to 20 randomly selected classes, along with his assistant, Dr. Fran McCabe.  They will be looking at the Essential Practices, particularly practices 2, 3, and 4, and will be focusing on whether the scope and sequence is being followed, strong standards aligned objectives, alignment of activities and daily assessment to the objectives, and the push for cognitive work being done by students in a student centered classroom.  Once the walk is complete, he will provide feedback to the Administrative Team, who will in turn share the feedback.  Please welcome Dr. Pinder and Dr. McCabe into your classes, and demonstrate our pride, poise and perseverance in instruction!


 
CHEC Arts Update
The International Dinner Needs Your Talent!!!
Submitted by Amylia Barnett

For this year's International Dinner on Thursday, December 8, CHEC Arts is asking for you to get involved.  We are wanting to make the event open to all teachers and students and encompass the rich traditions of our student body.  Possible presentations could be a song, a dance, a poem, a skit, or anything that represents what the holidays mean to our students, teachers, and staff.  If you are interested or know a student who would be interested in presenting, please email Amylia Barnett at amylia.barnett@dc.gov.

We will start rehearsing upon return from Thanksgiving break.  Thank you, talented teachers.
November 28 - December 2, 2016

IN THIS ISSUE
Focus on Instruction
Leadership Team and Other Updates
Shout Outs
Opportunities and Updates
Ambiente, creating a climate for learning
Sports - Griffins Update!
Thought for the Week
Weekly Calendar
Upcoming Events and Activities

SPORTS UPDATE - LAST WEEK'S RESULT

Lincoln
Girls Basketball  0 – 0
Boys Basketball  1 – 1

Bell
Junior Varsity Basketball 0 – 1
Varsity Girls Basketball    2 – 1
Varsity Boys Basketball   2 – 2

THIS WEEK'S
SPORTS SCHEDULE  


Monday
No Games

Tuesday
No Games

Wednesday
Prepare for College Series at 5:30 @ CHEC cafeteria

Thursday
VGB vs. Cesar Chavez @6:30 @ CHEC

Friday
VBB vs. Don Bosco at 7:00 @ CHEC

Saturday
VGB at NCA Tip-off Classic @National Christian Academy
WEEKLY
CALENDAR         

 
Monday
SLC Morning Meeting

Tuesday
SLC Morning Meeting
Department Meeting

Wednesday
Department Meeting
Data Meetings

Thursday
Data Meetings
 
Friday  
 
Professional Development Day
UPCOMING EVENTS
AND ACTIVITIES


CHEC Bellmen Update
Submitted by Demario Hardmon Fort

CHEC's Bellman program (part of DCPS' Empowering Men of Color initiative) would like to cordially invite all male staff to a luncheon on December 1. Please visit the Lincoln library during your lunch this Thursday to enjoy a catered meal and learn about current efforts of our program. You will leave with a satisfied appetite, a deeper understanding of our work and ways you might be able to contribute.
Please follow the link below to RSVP your attendance. We hope to see you there.


Sincerely,
CHEC Bellmen Staff"


CHEC PERSONAL GROWTH TEAM HAS A NEW PROJECT
Submitted by Maria Del Rosario Gomez

A new PGT project aims to pilot Tier 1 Response to Intervention in 24 classrooms with the goal of continuing towards a trauma-informed school.  Below is the web link with a complete description of the project.  I want to make sure my students have the materials they need to succeed, so I just created a request for my classroom at DonorsChoose.org: Classroom Zen: How To Deal With Stress And Find Zen!. If you chip in to help my students, you'll get awesome photos and our heartfelt thanks.

DECEMBER 2 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY
This Friday, December 2, will be a Districtwide PD Day.  The Professional Development Catalog for the Friday, December 2nd PD Day is now available. Please register for your session on Sched by Wednesday, November 30th. Registering for sessions ensures that staff members receive credit for attendance, updates on locations, and any key reminders from session facilitators.
All staff members will attend district-led PD sessions from 8:00 AM – 11:15 AM. The agenda for each session, unless otherwise stated in this catalog, is:

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM: Arrival and Check-In at session room
8:15 AM – 11:15 AM: District-Led PD session
Staff members will return to CHEC between 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM with time embedded for a lunch break. Our CHEC School-based PD will take place from 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM for departmental professional development. Departments will continue their work on the data driven instruction cycle by learning about and completing short cycle assessments and daily assessments, as well as embedding these in their objective calendars.  Department chairs will send out detailed agendas prior to the afternoon professional development, and it will be differentiated according to where each team is in their development process.

SPECIAL PD DAY REMINDER FOR INNER CORE TEACHERS
(Health and PE, World Languages, Art, and Music)

Please Bring Instructional Video to PD Day (12/2)

In preparation for the district PD day on Friday, December 2, all Health and PE, World Languages, Art, and Music teaches, please bring your laptops and a short video of your practice. These videos will be used for DCCs and their cohorts to share feedback during the PD session. Teachers should not worry about uploading videos in advance of the PD day, as time will be carved out in the session to do so. Please direct any questions to the following points of contact: Danielle Head (HPE), Brandon Irwin (Art), Maggie White (World Languages), and Franklyn Johnson-Williams (Music).

DECEMBER’S FACULTY MEETING WILL BE ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8TH
LIBRARY UPDATE
Submitted by Angela Martinez and Angela Falkenberg

Did you know that all DCPS staff and students now have access to the Microsoft Office 365 and five free downloads of Microsoft Office 2016?!  To learn more and for staff login information visit https://dcps.instructure.com/courses/32572.  Your username and password for Canvas (to view the link above) is the same as your email login information.






SHOUT OUTS
  • Shout out to all departments for powerful data meetings!!
  • Kudos to dr. barnett and ms. pugh for an inspiring native american history assembly!!
  • Shout out to Mr. Molina for arranging to donate over 100 turkeys for thanksgiving!!

OPPORTUNITIES AND UPDATES

The Leadership Team will continue to meet every other Friday this year, and the Academic Leadership Team (ALT) will meet every other Wednesday. The ALT met last Wednesday, November 30, and our next ALT/Leadership Team meeting will be Wednesday, December 14. At this meeting, we will continue to track progress on the comprehensive school plan, and analyze the results of the short cycles. The notes and minutes from all meetings are available on the CHEC Portal. The Academic Leadership Team is a group of teachers, counselors, and administrators who meet every other week to discuss school needs, and plan for improvements. The Leadership Team designs the school’s comprehensive school plan, and helps in its implementation. Please consider joining the Leadership Team this year.  It is open to all faculty and staff.  We need the involvement and voices of all. Remember, Leadership team meetings are open to all who are interested in schoolwide decision-making and leadership. You can come once, or as many times as you like, but please make your voice heard!

CLIMATE

Remember our goal of consistency so that students experience consistent expectations and support.  Please also remember our shift to Restorative Justice.    Use CHAMPS and PBIS to support your classroom climate! The Deans will be chairing the School Climate and Culture Team.  Please join to make your voice heard on the School Climate and Culture.

NOMINATE A STUDENT OF THE WEEK!!!

This IS A REMINDER ABOUT THE Student of the Week Program. Any staff member can nominate a student, for academic or mission related accomplishments. Please send your nominations by email to M. Tukeva.
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