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Transit Tech Daily Memo - Thursday, December 13, 2018

Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellence and endowments of the human mind. *****Marcus Tullius Cicero

Staff Announcements

  1. Staff out: Ms. Anderson, Mr. Pinales, Mr. Pineiro, Mr. Marsh, Mr. James (PD), and Ms. Neto (PD).
  2. Freshman Breakfast: The freshman breakfast will take place on Friday, December 14, 2018, at the TTCC, from 7:30 AM -- 9:39 AM.
  3. FAFSA Application Drive: The FAFSA application drive took place last night at Transit Tech. Special Thanks to Ms. Steele, Global Kids, and everyone else who made this event possible for our youngsters and their parents/guardians.
  4. Coat Drive: The holiday season is upon us and now is a good time to share in the spirit of giving. As winter approaches and the temperature drops, many students are in need of winter clothing. Let’s work together in spreading holiday cheer with a monetary donation or by donating items such as coats, hats, scarves and gloves. Donations will be accepted until December 14, 2018, in order to have these items available to be given to the students prior to the holiday break. Please see Ms. Jones for more information.
  5. Evacuation Drill: Our next evacuation drill will take place on Friday, December 14, 2018, during 9th period.
  6. Third Period Attendance: Please be extremely careful with the third period attendance during roll call. Students have been marked present, yet they did not show up for school or vice versa (marked absent when they are in class).
  7. Safekeeping: Please make sure you close and lock your classroom/office door in order to avoid theft, etc. Office and classroom doors must be kept locked if there is no staff member present.
  8. Students on Suspension: If a student is placed on a principal suspension, Ms. Rodriguez will email you the name of the student. Please, teachers, you MUST provide students with relevant work in order to ensure the continuity of learning during the suspension. All work MUST be given to Ms. Rodriguez for the days that the child will be suspended.
  9. 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 or the APO.
  10. 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 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.
  7. Open Containers: Students are not allowed to bring open containers in the building during school hours from McDonald, Burger King, White Castle, etc.
  8. Saturday School Academy: Saturday school will be in session tomorrow, Saturday, December 15, 2018. Please remind all students that if they have 11 and/or 12 period written in their program cards they MUST report to Saturday school at 8:00 AM. (Breakfast and lunch will be served at the end of the last assigned class; a metro card will be issued to each student, if needed)
  9. Transit Tech Conference Center: The TTCC is available to students during their lunch period, and after 3:00 PM everyday, except on Wednesdays.
  10. FAFSA Application Drive: The FAFSA application drive will take place tonight from 5:00 PM -- 8:30 PM at Transit Tech CTE High School.

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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

1814 General Andrew Jackson announces martial law in New Orleans, Louisiana, as British troops disembark at Lake Borne, 40 miles east of the city. The Battle of New Orleans

1937 The Japanese army occupies Nanking, China. Boeing's Trailblazing P-26 Peashooters.

1951 After meeting with FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, President Harry S Truman vows to purge all disloyal government workers.

1972 Astronaut Gene Cernan climbs into his lunar lander on the moon and prepares to lift off. He is the last man to set foot on the moon.

1973 Great Britain cuts the work week to three days to save energy.

1985 France sues the United States over the discovery of an AIDS serum.

2003 Deposed Iraqi President Saddam Hussein captured; he is found hiding in near his home town of Tikrit.

Idiomatic Expression

it's not rocket science

If something is not rocket science, it is not difficult to understand.

It's your funeral

The phrase It's your funeral! is used to mean that if someone has to face the consequences of his or her actions.

Alan: I want to try my lack of gambling.

John: Go if you want. It's your funeral!

itchy feet

Feeling of a need to travel.

She has itchy feet again. She says she will travel to Brazil.

Emotional Intelligence