August HS Principal's Report

posted Aug 15, 2013, 5:08 PM by Waterville School

Waterville Junior/Senior High School

Principal’s Report to School Board

August 2013

Academics/Instruction/Assessment:

v      Cathi and I attended a 4 day conference in Chelan focusing on the CEL 5 D framework and teacher evaluation in July.  There we received certification based on our ability to reliably score clips which have been scored and calibrated by experts at the University of Washington.  On August 20, we will attend a meeting in Edmonds with other principals in 7 Habits schools.  On August 21 and 22 we will be attending a 2 day conference in conjunction with the Cashmere School district to further our work with our instructional framework.  Most exciting is the ability to connect with other administrators and learn from them as we work toward our mission and vision at Waterville School.

v      We are preparing staff professional development for September 3 which will include year 2 Leader in Me training as well as school start up information.  On September 4 we will meet with the Lighthouse Team in an attempt to move forward in our goal of achieving Lighthouse status for our school.

v      Preliminary MSP and EOC scores have returned.  The first reconciliation window has closed.  We did have some corrections to make to our data.  We anticipate at least a few more changes in the second reconciliation window.  We will have a report at the September Board Meeting.  The score reports will be mailed to parents at the end of September. 

v      Addition texts have been purchased to accommodate large classes sizes in several areas.

v      AP summer homework letters went home to students enrolled in AP World History and AP English in August.

v      We received notice that Waterville High School has been designated a Reward School in the state of Washington based on high progress.
Reward schools are classified as either “highest performing schools” or “high-progress schools.” A highest performing school is a Title I school that has met Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) or Annual Measurable Objectives (AM...Os) in both Reading and Math for three years for the school and for all subgroups. A high-progress school is a Title I school in the top 10 percent of Title I schools in Reading and Math (combined) for three years with respect to both performance and improvement. Schools with significant gaps in achievement among subgroups are not eligible for recognition as Reward schools.

Athletics/Activities:

v      High School fall sports will begin on August 21 for football and August 26 for volleyball.

v      Junior High football will begin on September 3 while junior high girls basketball will begin on September 5. 

v      Preseason coaches meeting will be held prior to school beginning to cover expectations, budgets, etc.

v      Our ASB leaders will meet prior to school starting to plan and brainstorm for the year ahead.

v      AJ Brodin, our band teacher, will conduct a two day band event on August 28 and 29 to prep our kids for the first home football game and pep assembly – which is on the second day of school.  Letters were sent home with information to families on August 13.

 

Communication/Parent Involvement:

v      High school office opened for public August 12 with posted hours.  The office will be staffed and open full time on August 26.

 

Safety/Discipline:

v     Staff will cover the handbook with all students during the first days of school. 

 

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