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Transit Tech Daily Memo - Monday, June 24, 2019

Education is not a problem. Education is an opportunity. *****Lyndon B. Johnson

Staff Announcements

  1. Staff out: Ms. Brown , Ms. Anderson, Ms. Thompson, and Ms. Britton.
  2. June 24, 2019: Teachers please take the opportunity to clean your rooms and store your important instructional materials for the summer. Paraprofessionals, please stay in room 210, or 325A or 325B. If you are assisting a teacher, or any individuals in the building please let me know. Your lunch period should remain the same as it is during semester.
  3. Graduation Ceremony: Our graduation ceremony will take place tomorrow at Grand Prospect Hall at 9:00 AM. Please see Mr. Martinez or Ms. Jones for more information.
  4. Paraprofessionals: Please report to the Principal/Ms. Wilson immediately if your child is absent for the day, and you do not receive any substitute assignment from Ms. Jones or Ms. Rodriguez Cola for the day. It is absolutely necessary that you report to the Principal/Ms. Wilson immediately if your assigned student disappears from your sight while under your care. You MUST follow your assigned student's program as well on a daily basis even when your child is absent unless you are reassigned by administration.
  5. Signing Out: If you are signing out please do not forget to print your name and write the reason why you are signing 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. If the Principal is absent please see Mr. Alton.

Student Announcements

  1. Cell Phones During After-School Activities: 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 PSAL activities.
  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. The school is not responsible for any stolen items.
  5. Missing Assignments: Please consult with your teachers in order to find out which assignments that you are missing. Your teachers will gladly work with you to give you the opportunity to make up any missing assignments.
  6. Issuing Passes To Students: Teachers are not to let students out of the classroom without an official Transit Tech pass. Students are not to leave the classroom without an official pass. Students found outside of class without an official pass will be escorted to the deans office for parental notification and may also be suspended.

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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 2018-2019

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

0217 Carthaginian forces led by Hannibal destroy a Roman army under consul Gaius Flaminius in a battle at Lake Trasimene in central Italy.

1340 The English fleet defeats the French fleet at Sluys, off the Flemish coast.

1497 Explorer John Cabot lands in North America in present-day Canada.

1509 Henry VIII is crowned King of England.

1647 Margaret Brent, demands a voice and a vote for herself in the Maryland colonial assembly.

1664 The colony of New Jersey, named after the Isle of Jersey, is founded.

1812 Napoleon crosses the Neman River and invades Russia.

1953 John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier announce their engagement.

1955 Soviet MIGs down a U.S. Navy patrol plane over the Bering Strait.

1970 The U.S. Senate votes overwhelmingly to repeal the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

Idiomatic Expression

1. ‘The best of both worlds’ – means you can enjoy two different opportunities at the same time.

“By working part-time and looking after her kids two days a week she managed to get the best of both worlds.”

2. ‘Speak of the devil’ – this means that the person you’re just talking about actually appears at that moment.

“Hi Tom, speak of the devil, I was just telling Sara about your new car.”

3. ‘See eye to eye’ – this means agreeing with someone.

“They finally saw eye to eye on the business deal.”

4. ‘Once in a blue moon’ – an event that happens infrequently.

“I only go to the cinema once in a blue moon.”

5. ‘When pigs fly’ – something that will never happen.

“When pigs fly she’ll tidy up her room.”

Emotional Intelligence