Welcome to Term II! One of the things that I love about schools and teaching is the ability to start over every three months or so. No matter how good or not-so-good first term was, students (and teachers) have an opportunity to start afresh with a new opportunity. I always looked at the new term as an opportunity to improve.
Awards: Congratulations to those who earned Blue Awards, Gold Awards, Honor Roll, or Deanís List last term. The complete list of those awardees will appear in the next newsletter.
Errata: Annie Brownís name was inadvertently left off of the AP Scholars list in the last edition. AP Scholar awards are given to students who score a ď3Ē or higher on three AP exams. Congratulations to Annie! I apologize for the omission of her name.
Goals: Remember those goals that you set for the school year back in August? Itís time to evaluate your progress toward those goals. How are you doing? What positive steps have you taken toward fulfilling your goals? What steps need to be taken this term to ensure that you reach the goal by the end of the year? Is there anything you need to do differently this term to make it possible to attain your goal?
If you didnít set goals back in August, itís not too late to set some for the remainder of the school year. Ask yourself, ďWhat do I want to accomplish this year?Ē Iíll be asking you again later in the year to evaluate your progress.
Online Access to Grades: I am hearing many positive comments about online access to grades. As with Term I, Term II grades will be updated every three weeks. The dates for Term II are:
Monday, December 17
Thursday, January 17
Monday, February 4
Tuesday, February 26
Grades will be updated by noon on those dates. If your sonís or daughterís grades for a class are not updated by those times, please contact the teacher directly by email or phone. Email addresses and phone extensions are available in the student handbook.
Midterm Progress Reports for Term II: Midterm progress reports will be available online for students in grades 9 through 12 in the coming terms. A progress report can be printed from the online grade display. No hard-copy progress reports will be sent home for high school students. Foundations students will receive a midterm progress report along with the departmental rubrics of classroom progress and behaviors on Friday, January 18 in homeroom. Final report cards will be sent home by students on their return to school in Term III.
I wish you a blessed and restful Christmas season.
Mrs. Tricia Glidewell