News - You - Can - Use August 20, 2012
Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet
Volume 1, Issue 2
Nixon’s Nook Highlights: PLC—Tuesday in
Triage—Bring laptops Everyone should
be on hallway supervision. 1st Staff Pitch-in,
August 31. $10—See Ms. Tyler Volunteer Sign-
ups for athletic events are posted on the bulletin board in the main office.
Student Achievement is
our main focus. I want all of our students to be successful. The big question is: are we here to teach every student or each student? With the latter, we focus more on the individual needs of the students instead of the collective need in which students fall in between and through the cracks. I challenge all to keep in mind the needs of each student as they come to and go from your classes. The old adage states: ―To teach one is to reach one.‖
It is imperative that when you plan to host an event that a proposal is drawn and approved by the principal. Other steps to take to ensure the success of the event is to meet with Mr. White about facility usage and personnel supervision . Lastly, you should meet with Mrs. Tyler to verify the date on the master calendar to make sure that it is not conflicting with any other major events.
school campus and returning to school to ride the extra curricular activity buses. We can be proactive in that if we hear of or see any student off campus, it must be reported to the main office. You may contact a school principal or school police. We want the students to be safe at all times while in attendance at Crispus Attucks.
There have been some major concerns dealing with students leaving the
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Borton’s Blog The Guidance Office has been steadily working through all of the schedule change requests forms. In addition, we are working to lower class sizes. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we adjust schedules to get students into the right classes. Once schedules have been completed we will be reviewing transcripts to ensure that students are on track for an Academic
Honor's Diploma. All staff should stress the importance for students to complete the requirements for an Academic Honors Diploma:
8 credits in English 8 credits in Math 6 credits in Science (2 must be in Biology) 6-8 credits in Foreign Language 2 PE credits 1 Health credit
2 Fine Arts credits
In addition: No required classes with a grade lower than a 'C'. Must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA upon graduation. Must have earned 4 credits in AP or Dual Credit courses. Please share this information with your students. It is never too early to start encouraging them to strive for Academic Excellence!
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White’s Musings Recently, the superintendent proclaimed that the way forward is the way back. In order for our district to progress, he said, ―We must go back to the future.‖ Back to the future in his words are the core values and culture imperatives of the district.
“Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.” -~Henry Peter Broughan
come first‖ means making decisions based on what’s best for children. We all must take time to rethink our practices and ask ourselves a simple question: ―Are we doing what is best for students?‖ I want to encourage you to remind yourselves, to be conThis week’s musing is scious of culture imabout culture imperaperative #1 as you tive #1: ―Children plan your units and come first.‖ individual lessons. Ironically, culture imperative number is When we are faced probably the one imwith tough decisions, perative that everyone let the tiebreaker be knows, yet sometimes what’s best for stuwe (as a district) fail to dents. If we all can practice it. ―Children
keep this in mind, we should be able to continue our quest in making our school the best it can be.
Kopke’s Korner Kopke’s Take Good Care of You… Relaxation Techniques
1. Return unused agendas to room 257. 2. Turn in sign out sheets for agenda to room 257. Breathe a sigh of relief that your task is completed! :) This week I wanted to remind staff about the importance of procedures in ensuring a smooth school year. When you begin the year with a plan and procedures in place, you will have a much smoother
and more organized classroom. One great resource for starting the year and assisting with your plan is the book First Day of School by Harry Wong. Mr. Wong also has a web site that has many great ideas about classroom management as well as other tips and techniques for maintaining a learning classroom. Some of my favorite articles deal with managing large classes— and utilizing specific procedures to ensure student (and teacher) success. The site is www.teachers.net. Once
there, search for Wong and you will find many great resources. If you are interested in watching the Wong videos and having meaningful conversation after, please let me know!
Volume 1, Issue 1
Weyand’s “World” Did you know the Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High school is a Certified Early College Site? CAMMHS is one of only a dozen or so Certified Early College High Schools in Indiana and our ―new‖ cohort of scholars are ready to begin taking classes on the IUPUI campus 8/20/2012. However, IUPUI on campus courses are only a part of the Early College initiative at CAMMHS. Students also have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement (AP) classes in: Biology, Calculus, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Physics, Spanish, and Statistics. Additionally, we offer students several courses taught by
Harrison College, Purdue University (credit by exam and on line), and IVY Tech Community College. This combination of coursework offers students a myriad of Early College opportunities – student examples include; a junior currently registered to take 12 credit hours from IVY Tech during the Fall Semester and several students graduating from Crispus Attucks successfully completing over 40 college credit hours. Weyand’s ―World‖ events during the week of 8/13/2012 include; purchasing books for IUPUI classes, 8/15/2012 Buckingham Foundation Focus Group, 8/16/2012 Student Ac-
tivity Fair (during lunch). Internships begin 8/24/2012 with both large and small group orientation meetings will take place next week. Lastly, our first home volleyball game is 7:00 PM on Thursday 8/16/2012. Go Tigers! Have a great week! ~ MW ~
“Education costs money, but then so does ignorance.” ~Sir Claus Moser
Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet 1140 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Street Indianapolis, Indiana 46202 Phone: 317-226-2800 Fax: 317-2263495
VISION All Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet students will achieve personal and professional success in their learning and become responsible, successful, and productive citizens. MISSION Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School embraces our rich history, introduces students to healthcare professions, and provides a rigorous college preparatory education.
As good As we Are; We can Always get Better!
Eye of the Together Inspiring Great Expectations & Results!
GOALS Academic success requires both rigorous instruction and a willingness to learn. All staff will demonstrate and encourage the values of excellence, scholarship, courage, and respect. All students deserve a safe, caring, and encouraging learning environment. High expectations prepare student for excellence. All students can learn and everyone is accountable for their success. Parents, students, and teachers are ultimately responsible or student achievement both academically and socially.
Tuesday, August 21 @ 7:00 p.m.
6th/7th Grade Parents
Teacher participation is highly encouraged; Please come to the respective meeting for you will be introduced to the parents.
Middle School Expectations School Policies: Attendance, Tardies, Homework, etc. High School credits for middle school students Support services- Tutoring, etc. 21st Century Scholars CLD Wednesday, August 22 @7:00 p.m.
Academic Honor's Diploma Requirements School Policies: Attendance, Tardies, Homework, etc. Support services- Tutoring, etc. 21st Century Scholars CLD Graduation Requirements Thursday, August 23 @ 7:00 p.m.
8th/9th/10th Grade Parents
11th/12th Grade Parents
Academic Honor's Diploma Requirements School Policies: Attendance, Tardies, Homework, Leaving Campus, Student Union, etc. IUPUI Early College Program Support Services, Tutoring Internships
Kudos… Thank you to all our staff members for helping to make lemonade out of lemons on last Friday. I apologize to those who felt that they were not given notice in a timely fashion; however, we were operating under unusual circumstances and without advance notice. There were many people who stayed with our children, escorted children to buses, answered phone calls, monitored hallways and entrances, as well as checked parent verification for student pick up. We could not have done it without the team effort!