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Transit Tech Daily Memo -Friday, April 20, 2018

Emotional Intelligence

When we see persons of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see persons of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves. ****Confucius

Staff Announcements

  1. Staff out: Ms. S. Watkins, Ms. Khan, Mr. Hyacinthe, Ms. Hutson McKoy, Mr. Gill, Ms. Davis (PD), Ms. Joseph (PD), and Ms. Murray (PD)
  2. School Leadership Meeting: SLT meeting was cancelled yesterday. A new date will be announced shortly.
  3. Our Champions: These are the names of the Transit Robotics Team who will be competing in Detroit next week for the robotics competition: Juan Almonte, Keven Cruz, Masuma Uddin, Israel Tavera, Trevon Persaud, William Ortiz, Chinwe Leahong, Tafari Hall, Ingrith Guity, and Johanna Guity.
  4. Midterm Exams: Midterm exams will begin on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 and end on Friday, April 27, 2018.
  5. PSAT & SAT Day: The PSAT and SAT exams have been rescheduled for April 24, 2018.
  6. Saturday School: Please let us inform our students that Saturday school will be in session this Saturday, April 21, 2018. If they have 11, 12, or 13 period in their program cards, they MUST attend Saturday school. (11th Period = 8:00 AM -- 10:30 AM; 12th Period =10:30 AM -- 01:00 PM; 13th Period (only applies to Students who need lab classes).
  7. Signing Out: If you are signing out please do not forget to print your name and write the reason why you are out, and the time in the sign-out book in room 127. Also, prior to signing the book, you MUST get permission first from your AP, and second, from the Principal or the APO.
  8. Paraprofessionals: Please report to Mr. Alton immediately if your child is absent for the day, or disappears from your sight while under your care. You MUST follow your assigned student's program as well on a daily basis.

Student Announcements

  1. Cell Phones: Students are responsible to secure their cell phones and other belongings. It is mandatory that they purchase a lock to secure their properties in the locker room during their physical education classes.
  2. Dress Code: Ladies and gentlemen please check your attire please. Du-rags, hats and hoodies, flags etc. are not a part of our dress code and you will be reminded to remove them if you wear them in the building.
  3. Metro-cards: Please remind all students not to lose their metro-cards. If a student needs a metro-card he/she must report to Mr. Skinner in room B47A in the cafeteria during his/her lunch period in order to obtain it.
  4. Locker Rooms: All students MUST buy and use a lock in order to secure their belongings in the boys and girls locker rooms. This is mandatory.
  5. Saturday School Academy: Any students with 11, 12, or 13 period MUST report to Saturday school which will take place on Saturday, April 21, 2018.
    1. 1st Period = 8:00 AM -- 10:30 AM
    2. 2nd Period = 10:30 AM -- 01:00 PM
  6. The Champions: Congratulations to the robotic team at Transit Tech for winning second place at the citywide competition. We are extremely proud of you and supporting you in your new endeavor in Detroit on April 25, 26, 27, and 28.
  7. Supporting our Champions: In order to help support our students to compete in Detroit, Michigan, this month we have create d a link where anyone may wish to donate. Please click on the link below or cut and paste it onto your web browser if you wish to support this endeavor:

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College and Career Readiness Speaking & Listening Standards


Prepare for an participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.


Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats including visually, quantitatively, and orally.


Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.

Transit Tech Instructional Focus 2017-2018

To facilitate the process of students developing the skill of using evidence to support arguments in discussion, which will then transfer to stronger writing in literacy and math, and develop the communication and collaboration skills that support college and career readiness.

Today in History

1657 English Admiral Robert Blake fights his last battle when he destroys the Spanish fleet in Santa Cruz Bay.

1769 Ottawa Chief Pontiac is murdered by an Indian in Cahokia.

1770 Captain Cook discovers Australia.

1775 British troops begin the siege of Boston.

1792 France declares war on Austria, Prussia, and Sardinia.

1809 Napoleon Bonaparte defeats Austria at Battle of Abensberg, Bavaria.

1836 The Territory of Wisconsin is created.

1861 Robert E. Lee resigns from the U.S. Army.

1999 Two students enter Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado and open fire with multiple firearms, killing 13 students and teachers, wounding 25 and eventually shooting themselves

Idiomatic Expression

of advanced age

The phrase of advanced age or advanced years describes someone as old.

The conference is about the effect of advanced age on fertility and pregnancy in women.

of age

Old enough to be considered an adult.

He's of age now, he can buy his own car.

of the first water

of the best.

She is of the first water, a fine lady indeed.