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Buy See’s Candies, Support “The Portal” Students The Portal’s Senior class of 2013 is conducting a Christmas Fundraiser. OSS seniors are selling See’s CANDIES to defray the cost of their Grad Nite transportation. Being one of the smallest graduating classes of the Sweetwater District in these uncertain economic times it is difficult for all of our seniors to come up with the out of pocket expenses needed to pay for their senior activities.

Therefore, we are calling on your Holiday Spirit, to lift up your hearts and contribute to a motivated senior class who is eager to participate in the Grad Nite fieldtrip to Magic Mountain. How to Order and Pick-up: You can e-mail or call us at 796-7320 to place your orders. Orders must be placed by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 10, 2012. All orders will be available to be picked up on Monday, December 15th, 2012 between 11:00 am and 6:30 p.m. at 467 Moss St room 501. Postdated checks are accepted. Please make your checks payable to “OSS ASB.” We look forward to receiving your orders.

For more information, please contact: Shelly Poliska Senior Class Advisor OSS – The Portal shelly.poliska@sweetwaterschools.org www.sweetwaterschools.org

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Buy See’s Candies, Support “The Portal” Students The Portal’s Senior class of 2013 is conducting a Christmas Fundraiser. OSS seniors are selling See’s CANDIES to defray the cost of their Grad Nite transportation. Being one of the smallest graduating classes of the Sweetwater District in these uncertain economic times it is difficult for all of our seniors to come up with the out of pocket expenses needed to pay for their senior activities.

Therefore, we are calling on your Holiday Spirit, to lift up your hearts and contribute to a motivated senior class who is eager to participate in the Grad Nite fieldtrip to Magic Mountain. How to Order and Pick-up: You can e-mail or call us at 796-7320 to place your orders. Orders must be placed by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 10, 2012. All orders will be available to be picked up on Monday, December 15th, 2012 between 11:00 am and 6:30 p.m. at 467 Moss St room 501. Postdated checks are accepted. Please make your checks payable to “OSS ASB.” We look forward to receiving your orders.

For more information, please contact: Shelly Poliska Senior Class Advisor OSS – The Portal shelly.poliska@sweetwaterschools.org www.sweetwaterschools.org

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Buy See’s Candies, Support “The Portal” Students The Portal’s Senior class of 2013 is conducting a Christmas Fundraiser. OSS seniors are selling See’s CANDIES to defray the cost of their Grad Nite transportation. Being one of the smallest graduating classes of the Sweetwater District in these uncertain economic times it is difficult for all of our seniors to come up with the out of pocket expenses needed to pay for their senior activities.

Therefore, we are calling on your Holiday Spirit, to lift up your hearts and contribute to a motivated senior class who is eager to participate in the Grad Nite fieldtrip to Magic Mountain. How to Order and Pick-up: You can e-mail or call us at 796-7320 to place your orders. Orders must be placed by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 10, 2012. All orders will be available to be picked up on Monday, December 15th, 2012 between 11:00 am and 6:30 p.m. at 467 Moss St room 501. Postdated checks are accepted. Please make your checks payable to “OSS ASB.” We look forward to receiving your orders.

For more information, please contact: Shelly Poliska Senior Class Advisor OSS – The Portal shelly.poliska@sweetwaterschools.org www.sweetwaterschools.org

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Buy See’s Candies, Support “The Portal” Students The Portal’s Senior class of 2013 is conducting a Christmas Fundraiser. OSS seniors are selling See’s CANDIES to defray the cost of their Grad Nite transportation. Being one of the smallest graduating classes of the Sweetwater District in these uncertain economic times it is difficult for all of our seniors to come up with the out of pocket expenses needed to pay for their senior activities.

Therefore, we are calling on your Holiday Spirit, to lift up your hearts and contribute to a motivated senior class who is eager to participate in the Grad Nite fieldtrip to Magic Mountain. How to Order and Pick-up: You can e-mail or call us at 796-7320 to place your orders. Orders must be placed by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 10, 2012. All orders will be available to be picked up on Monday, December 15th, 2012 between 11:00 am and 6:30 p.m. at 467 Moss St room 501. Postdated checks are accepted. Please make your checks payable to “OSS ASB.” We look forward to receiving your orders.

For more information, please contact: Shelly Poliska Senior Class Advisor OSS – The Portal shelly.poliska@sweetwaterschools.org www.sweetwaterschools.org

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Buy See’s Candies, Support “The Portal” Students The Portal’s Senior class of 2013 is conducting a Christmas Fundraiser. OSS seniors are selling See’s CANDIES to defray the cost of their Grad Nite transportation. Being one of the smallest graduating classes of the Sweetwater District in these uncertain economic times it is difficult for all of our seniors to come up with the out of pocket expenses needed to pay for their senior activities.

Therefore, we are calling on your Holiday Spirit, to lift up your hearts and contribute to a motivated senior class who is eager to participate in the Grad Nite fieldtrip to Magic Mountain. How to Order and Pick-up: You can e-mail or call us at 796-7320 to place your orders. Orders must be placed by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 10, 2012. All orders will be available to be picked up on Monday, December 15th, 2012 between 11:00 am and 6:30 p.m. at 467 Moss St room 501. Postdated checks are accepted. Please make your checks payable to “OSS ASB.” We look forward to receiving your orders.

For more information, please contact: Shelly Poliska Senior Class Advisor OSS – The Portal shelly.poliska@sweetwaterschools.org www.sweetwaterschools.org

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Buy See’s Candies, Support “The Portal” Students The Portal’s Senior class of 2013 is conducting a Christmas Fundraiser. OSS seniors are selling See’s CANDIES to defray the cost of their Grad Nite transportation. Being one of the smallest graduating classes of the Sweetwater District in these uncertain economic times it is difficult for all of our seniors to come up with the out of pocket expenses needed to pay for their senior activities.

Therefore, we are calling on your Holiday Spirit, to lift up your hearts and contribute to a motivated senior class who is eager to participate in the Grad Nite fieldtrip to Magic Mountain. How to Order and Pick-up: You can e-mail or call us at 796-7320 to place your orders. Orders must be placed by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 10, 2012. All orders will be available to be picked up on Monday, December 15th, 2012 between 11:00 am and 6:30 p.m. at 467 Moss St room 501. Postdated checks are accepted. Please make your checks payable to “OSS ASB.” We look forward to receiving your orders.

For more information, please contact: Shelly Poliska Senior Class Advisor OSS – The Portal shelly.poliska@sweetwaterschools.org www.sweetwaterschools.org

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Buy See’s Candies, Support “The Portal” Students The Portal’s Senior class of 2013 is conducting a Christmas Fundraiser. OSS seniors are selling See’s CANDIES to defray the cost of their Grad Nite transportation. Being one of the smallest graduating classes of the Sweetwater District in these uncertain economic times it is difficult for all of our seniors to come up with the out of pocket expenses needed to pay for their senior activities.

Therefore, we are calling on your Holiday Spirit, to lift up your hearts and contribute to a motivated senior class who is eager to participate in the Grad Nite fieldtrip to Magic Mountain. How to Order and Pick-up: You can e-mail or call us at 796-7320 to place your orders. Orders must be placed by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 10, 2012. All orders will be available to be picked up on Monday, December 15th, 2012 between 11:00 am and 6:30 p.m. at 467 Moss St room 501. Postdated checks are accepted. Please make your checks payable to “OSS ASB.” We look forward to receiving your orders.

For more information, please contact: Shelly Poliska Senior Class Advisor OSS – The Portal shelly.poliska@sweetwaterschools.org www.sweetwaterschools.org

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For more information, please contact: Shelly Poliska Senior Class Advisor OSS – The Portal shelly.poliska@sweetwaterschools.org www.sweetwaterschools.org

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Buy See’s Candies, Support “The Portal” Students Common COREner Great Resource, to us by Ana Southwest HighOSS Librarian The Portal’s Senior class ofbrought 2013 is conducting a Banos, Christmas Fundraiser. seniors are selling See’s CANDIES to defray the cost of their Grad Nite transportation. Being one of the smallest graduating classes of the Sweetwater District in these uncertain economic times it is difficult for This newly update resource from the Library of Congress has a great teacher resource all of our seniors to come up with the out of pocket expenses needed to pay for their senior page that now correlates to the Common Core Standards! Their new search tool allows activities. you to search by state content standards, Common Core Standards and the standards of national organizations. The LOC page has other great resources too such as lesson plans, primary we source document sets, Holiday presentation collection Therefore, are calling on your Spirit,and to liftactivities, up your hearts and contribute to a connections and analysis tools. The LOC page not only has historical documents also motivated senior class who is eager to participate in the Grad Nite fieldtrip to Magic itMountain. has film, audio and art resources. And, it’s not just for history teachers. Check them out. How to Order and Pick-up: You can e-mail or call us at 796-7320 to place your orders. Orders must be placed by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 10, 2012. All orders will be available to be picked up on Monday, December 15th, 2012 between 11:00 am and 6:30 p.m. at 467 Moss St room 501. Common COREner Postdated checks are accepted. Please make your checks payable to “OSS ASB.” We look CCSS Update: New Common Core Resources CDE forwardfrom to receiving your orders.

• SBAC Webinars Site • View recordings of webinars presented by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) on a range of topics including consortium progress updates, sample items and tasks, computer adaptive testing, etc., on the Webinars | Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Web page.

• Professional Learning Module • The California Department of Education (CDE) is pleased to announce that the Mathematics: Kindergarten through Grade Eight Learning Progressions professional learning module  is now available online on the Brokers of Expertise California Common Core State Standards Professional Learning Modules Web page. This module is part of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for California Educators series and was developed in collaboration with the San Mateo County Office of Education. The module is available in two formats: online independent use and on-site blended group facilitation. For more information, please visit the CDE CCSS Professional Learning Modules for Educators For more information, please contact: Webpage Shelly Poliska Senior Class Advisor OSS – The Portal shelly.poliska@sweetwaterschools.org www.sweetwaterschools.org JANUARY 2012 SWEETWATER CURRENTS 17


Buy See’s Candies, Support “The Portal” Students Common COREner Great Resource, to us by Ana Southwest HighOSS Librarian The Portal’s Senior class ofbrought 2013 is conducting a Banos, Christmas Fundraiser. seniors are selling See’s CANDIES to defray the cost of their Grad Nite transportation. Being one of the smallest graduating classes of the Sweetwater District in these uncertain economic times it is difficult for This newly update resource from the Library of Congress has a great teacher resource all of our seniors to come up with the out of pocket expenses needed to pay for their senior page that now correlates to the Common Core Standards! Their new search tool allows activities. you to search by state content standards, Common Core Standards and the standards of national organizations. The LOC page has other great resources too such as lesson plans, primary we source document sets, Holiday presentation collection Therefore, are calling on your Spirit,and to liftactivities, up your hearts and contribute to a connections and analysis tools. The LOC page not only has historical documents also motivated senior class who is eager to participate in the Grad Nite fieldtrip to Magic itMountain. has film, audio and art resources. And, it’s not just for history teachers. Check them out. How to Order and Pick-up: You can e-mail or call us at 796-7320 to place your orders. Orders must be placed by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 10, 2012. All orders will be available to be picked up on Monday, December 15th, 2012 between 11:00 am and 6:30 p.m. at 467 Moss St room 501. Common COREner Postdated checks are accepted. Please make your checks payable to “OSS ASB.” We look CCSS Update: New Common Core Resources CDE forwardfrom to receiving your orders.

• SBAC Webinars Site • View recordings of webinars presented by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) on a range of topics including consortium progress updates, sample items and tasks, computer adaptive testing, etc., on the Webinars | Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Web page.

• Professional Learning Module • The California Department of Education (CDE) is pleased to announce that the Mathematics: Kindergarten through Grade Eight Learning Progressions professional learning module  is now available online on the Brokers of Expertise California Common Core State Standards Professional Learning Modules Web page. This module is part of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for California Educators series and was developed in collaboration with the San Mateo County Office of Education. The module is available in two formats: online independent use and on-site blended group facilitation. For more information, please visit the CDE CCSS Professional Learning Modules for Educators For more information, please contact: Webpage Shelly Poliska Senior Class Advisor OSS – The Portal shelly.poliska@sweetwaterschools.org www.sweetwaterschools.org JANUARY 2012 SWEETWATER CURRENTS 18


Buy See’s Candies, Support “The Portal” Students Common COREner Great Resource, to us by Ana Southwest HighOSS Librarian The Portal’s Senior class ofbrought 2013 is conducting a Banos, Christmas Fundraiser. seniors are selling See’s CANDIES to defray the cost of their Grad Nite transportation. Being one of the smallest graduating classes of the Sweetwater District in these uncertain economic times it is difficult for This newly update resource from the Library of Congress has a great teacher resource all of our seniors to come up with the out of pocket expenses needed to pay for their senior page that now correlates to the Common Core Standards! Their new search tool allows activities. you to search by state content standards, Common Core Standards and the standards of national organizations. The LOC page has other great resources too such as lesson plans, primary we source document sets, Holiday presentation collection Therefore, are calling on your Spirit,and to liftactivities, up your hearts and contribute to a connections and analysis tools. The LOC page not only has historical documents also motivated senior class who is eager to participate in the Grad Nite fieldtrip to Magic itMountain. has film, audio and art resources. And, it’s not just for history teachers. Check them out. How to Order and Pick-up: You can e-mail or call us at 796-7320 to place your orders. Orders must be placed by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 10, 2012. All orders will be available to be picked up on Monday, December 15th, 2012 between 11:00 am and 6:30 p.m. at 467 Moss St room 501. Common COREner Postdated checks are accepted. Please make your checks payable to “OSS ASB.” We look CCSS Update: New Common Core Resources CDE forwardfrom to receiving your orders.

• SBAC Webinars Site • View recordings of webinars presented by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) on a range of topics including consortium progress updates, sample items and tasks, computer adaptive testing, etc., on the Webinars | Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Web page.

• Professional Learning Module • The California Department of Education (CDE) is pleased to announce that the Mathematics: Kindergarten through Grade Eight Learning Progressions professional learning module  is now available online on the Brokers of Expertise California Common Core State Standards Professional Learning Modules Web page. This module is part of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for California Educators series and was developed in collaboration with the San Mateo County Office of Education. The module is available in two formats: online independent use and on-site blended group facilitation. For more information, please visit the CDE CCSS Professional Learning Modules for Educators For more information, please contact: Webpage Shelly Poliska Senior Class Advisor OSS – The Portal shelly.poliska@sweetwaterschools.org www.sweetwaterschools.org JANUARY 2012 SWEETWATER CURRENTS 19


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Buy See’s Candies, Support “The Portal” Students Common COREner Great Resource, to us by Ana Southwest HighOSS Librarian The Portal’s Senior class ofbrought 2013 is conducting a Banos, Christmas Fundraiser. seniors are selling See’s CANDIES to defray the cost of their Grad Nite transportation. Being one of the smallest graduating classes of the Sweetwater District in these uncertain economic times it is difficult for This newly update resource from the Library of Congress has a great teacher resource all of our seniors to come up with the out of pocket expenses needed to pay for their senior page that now correlates to the Common Core Standards! Their new search tool allows activities. you to search by state content standards, Common Core Standards and the standards of national organizations. The LOC page has other great resources too such as lesson plans, primary we source document sets, Holiday presentation collection Therefore, are calling on your Spirit,and to liftactivities, up your hearts and contribute to a connections and analysis tools. The LOC page not only has historical documents also motivated senior class who is eager to participate in the Grad Nite fieldtrip to Magic itMountain. has film, audio and art resources. And, it’s not just for history teachers. Check them out. How to Order and Pick-up: You can e-mail or call us at 796-7320 to place your orders. Orders must be placed by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 10, 2012. All orders will be available to be picked up on Monday, December 15th, 2012 between 11:00 am and 6:30 p.m. at 467 Moss St room 501. Common COREner Postdated checks are accepted. Please make your checks payable to “OSS ASB.” We look CCSS Update: New Common Core Resources CDE forwardfrom to receiving your orders.

• SBAC Webinars Site • View recordings of webinars presented by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) on a range of topics including consortium progress updates, sample items and tasks, computer adaptive testing, etc., on the Webinars | Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Web page.

• Professional Learning Module • The California Department of Education (CDE) is pleased to announce that the Mathematics: Kindergarten through Grade Eight Learning Progressions professional learning module  is now available online on the Brokers of Expertise California Common Core State Standards Professional Learning Modules Web page. This module is part of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for California Educators series and was developed in collaboration with the San Mateo County Office of Education. The module is available in two formats: online independent use and on-site blended group facilitation. For more information, please visit the CDE CCSS Professional Learning Modules for Educators For more information, please contact: Webpage Shelly Poliska Senior Class Advisor OSS – The Portal shelly.poliska@sweetwaterschools.org www.sweetwaterschools.org JANUARY 2012 SWEETWATER CURRENTS 22


Buy See’s Candies, Support “The Portal” Students Common COREner Great Resource, to us by Ana Southwest HighOSS Librarian The Portal’s Senior class ofbrought 2013 is conducting a Banos, Christmas Fundraiser. seniors are selling See’s CANDIES to defray the cost of their Grad Nite transportation. Being one of the smallest graduating classes of the Sweetwater District in these uncertain economic times it is difficult for This newly update resource from the Library of Congress has a great teacher resource all of our seniors to come up with the out of pocket expenses needed to pay for their senior page that now correlates to the Common Core Standards! Their new search tool allows activities. you to search by state content standards, Common Core Standards and the standards of national organizations. The LOC page has other great resources too such as lesson plans, primary we source document sets, Holiday presentation collection Therefore, are calling on your Spirit,and to liftactivities, up your hearts and contribute to a connections and analysis tools. The LOC page not only has historical documents also motivated senior class who is eager to participate in the Grad Nite fieldtrip to Magic itMountain. has film, audio and art resources. And, it’s not just for history teachers. Check them out. How to Order and Pick-up: You can e-mail or call us at 796-7320 to place your orders. Orders must be placed by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 10, 2012. All orders will be available to be picked up on Monday, December 15th, 2012 between 11:00 am and 6:30 p.m. at 467 Moss St room 501. Common COREner Postdated checks are accepted. Please make your checks payable to “OSS ASB.” We look CCSS Update: New Common Core Resources CDE forwardfrom to receiving your orders.

• SBAC Webinars Site • View recordings of webinars presented by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) on a range of topics including consortium progress updates, sample items and tasks, computer adaptive testing, etc., on the Webinars | Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Web page.

• Professional Learning Module • The California Department of Education (CDE) is pleased to announce that the Mathematics: Kindergarten through Grade Eight Learning Progressions professional learning module  is now available online on the Brokers of Expertise California Common Core State Standards Professional Learning Modules Web page. This module is part of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for California Educators series and was developed in collaboration with the San Mateo County Office of Education. The module is available in two formats: online independent use and on-site blended group facilitation. For more information, please visit the CDE CCSS Professional Learning Modules for Educators For more information, please contact: Webpage Shelly Poliska Senior Class Advisor OSS – The Portal shelly.poliska@sweetwaterschools.org www.sweetwaterschools.org JANUARY 2012 SWEETWATER CURRENTS 23


Buy See’s Candies, Support “The Portal” Students Common COREner Great Resource, to us by Ana Southwest HighOSS Librarian The Portal’s Senior class ofbrought 2013 is conducting a Banos, Christmas Fundraiser. seniors are selling See’s CANDIES to defray the cost of their Grad Nite transportation. Being one of the smallest graduating classes of the Sweetwater District in these uncertain economic times it is difficult for This newly update resource from the Library of Congress has a great teacher resource all of our seniors to come up with the out of pocket expenses needed to pay for their senior page that now correlates to the Common Core Standards! Their new search tool allows activities. you to search by state content standards, Common Core Standards and the standards of national organizations. The LOC page has other great resources too such as lesson plans, primary we source document sets, Holiday presentation collection Therefore, are calling on your Spirit,and to liftactivities, up your hearts and contribute to a connections and analysis tools. The LOC page not only has historical documents also motivated senior class who is eager to participate in the Grad Nite fieldtrip to Magic itMountain. has film, audio and art resources. And, it’s not just for history teachers. Check them out. How to Order and Pick-up: You can e-mail or call us at 796-7320 to place your orders. Orders must be placed by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 10, 2012. All orders will be available to be picked up on Monday, December 15th, 2012 between 11:00 am and 6:30 p.m. at 467 Moss St room 501. Common COREner Postdated checks are accepted. Please make your checks payable to “OSS ASB.” We look CCSS Update: New Common Core Resources CDE forwardfrom to receiving your orders.

• SBAC Webinars Site • View recordings of webinars presented by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) on a range of topics including consortium progress updates, sample items and tasks, computer adaptive testing, etc., on the Webinars | Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Web page.

• Professional Learning Module • The California Department of Education (CDE) is pleased to announce that the Mathematics: Kindergarten through Grade Eight Learning Progressions professional learning module  is now available online on the Brokers of Expertise California Common Core State Standards Professional Learning Modules Web page. This module is part of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for California Educators series and was developed in collaboration with the San Mateo County Office of Education. The module is available in two formats: online independent use and on-site blended group facilitation. For more information, please visit the CDE CCSS Professional Learning Modules for Educators For more information, please contact: Webpage Shelly Poliska Senior Class Advisor OSS – The Portal shelly.poliska@sweetwaterschools.org www.sweetwaterschools.org JANUARY 2012 SWEETWATER CURRENTS 24


Buy See’s Candies, Support “The Portal” Students Common COREner Great Resource, to us by Ana Southwest HighOSS Librarian The Portal’s Senior class ofbrought 2013 is conducting a Banos, Christmas Fundraiser. seniors are selling See’s CANDIES to defray the cost of their Grad Nite transportation. Being one of the smallest graduating classes of the Sweetwater District in these uncertain economic times it is difficult for This newly update resource from the Library of Congress has a great teacher resource all of our seniors to come up with the out of pocket expenses needed to pay for their senior page that now correlates to the Common Core Standards! Their new search tool allows activities. you to search by state content standards, Common Core Standards and the standards of national organizations. The LOC page has other great resources too such as lesson plans, primary we source document sets, Holiday presentation collection Therefore, are calling on your Spirit,and to liftactivities, up your hearts and contribute to a connections and analysis tools. The LOC page not only has historical documents also motivated senior class who is eager to participate in the Grad Nite fieldtrip to Magic itMountain. has film, audio and art resources. And, it’s not just for history teachers. Check them out. How to Order and Pick-up: You can e-mail or call us at 796-7320 to place your orders. Orders must be placed by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 10, 2012. All orders will be available to be picked up on Monday, December 15th, 2012 between 11:00 am and 6:30 p.m. at 467 Moss St room 501. Common COREner Postdated checks are accepted. Please make your checks payable to “OSS ASB.” We look CCSS Update: New Common Core Resources CDE forwardfrom to receiving your orders.

• SBAC Webinars Site • View recordings of webinars presented by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) on a range of topics including consortium progress updates, sample items and tasks, computer adaptive testing, etc., on the Webinars | Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Web page.

• Professional Learning Module • The California Department of Education (CDE) is pleased to announce that the Mathematics: Kindergarten through Grade Eight Learning Progressions professional learning module  is now available online on the Brokers of Expertise California Common Core State Standards Professional Learning Modules Web page. This module is part of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for California Educators series and was developed in collaboration with the San Mateo County Office of Education. The module is available in two formats: online independent use and on-site blended group facilitation. For more information, please visit the CDE CCSS Professional Learning Modules for Educators For more information, please contact: Webpage Shelly Poliska Senior Class Advisor OSS – The Portal shelly.poliska@sweetwaterschools.org www.sweetwaterschools.org JANUARY 2012 SWEETWATER CURRENTS 25


Buy See’s Candies, Support “The Portal” Students Common COREner Great Resource, to us by Ana Southwest HighOSS Librarian The Portal’s Senior class ofbrought 2013 is conducting a Banos, Christmas Fundraiser. seniors are selling See’s CANDIES to defray the cost of their Grad Nite transportation. Being one of the smallest graduating classes of the Sweetwater District in these uncertain economic times it is difficult for This newly update resource from the Library of Congress has a great teacher resource all of our seniors to come up with the out of pocket expenses needed to pay for their senior page that now correlates to the Common Core Standards! Their new search tool allows activities. you to search by state content standards, Common Core Standards and the standards of national organizations. The LOC page has other great resources too such as lesson plans, primary we source document sets, Holiday presentation collection Therefore, are calling on your Spirit,and to liftactivities, up your hearts and contribute to a connections and analysis tools. The LOC page not only has historical documents also motivated senior class who is eager to participate in the Grad Nite fieldtrip to Magic itMountain. has film, audio and art resources. And, it’s not just for history teachers. Check them out. How to Order and Pick-up: You can e-mail or call us at 796-7320 to place your orders. Orders must be placed by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 10, 2012. All orders will be available to be picked up on Monday, December 15th, 2012 between 11:00 am and 6:30 p.m. at 467 Moss St room 501. Common COREner Postdated checks are accepted. Please make your checks payable to “OSS ASB.” We look CCSS Update: New Common Core Resources CDE forwardfrom to receiving your orders.

• SBAC Webinars Site • View recordings of webinars presented by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) on a range of topics including consortium progress updates, sample items and tasks, computer adaptive testing, etc., on the Webinars | Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Web page.

• Professional Learning Module • The California Department of Education (CDE) is pleased to announce that the Mathematics: Kindergarten through Grade Eight Learning Progressions professional learning module  is now available online on the Brokers of Expertise California Common Core State Standards Professional Learning Modules Web page. This module is part of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for California Educators series and was developed in collaboration with the San Mateo County Office of Education. The module is available in two formats: online independent use and on-site blended group facilitation. For more information, please visit the CDE CCSS Professional Learning Modules for Educators For more information, please contact: Webpage Shelly Poliska Senior Class Advisor OSS – The Portal shelly.poliska@sweetwaterschools.org www.sweetwaterschools.org JANUARY 2012 SWEETWATER CURRENTS 26


Buy See’s Candies, Support “The Portal” Students Common COREner Great Resource, to us by Ana Southwest HighOSS Librarian The Portal’s Senior class ofbrought 2013 is conducting a Banos, Christmas Fundraiser. seniors are selling See’s CANDIES to defray the cost of their Grad Nite transportation. Being one of the smallest graduating classes of the Sweetwater District in these uncertain economic times it is difficult for This newly update resource from the Library of Congress has a great teacher resource all of our seniors to come up with the out of pocket expenses needed to pay for their senior page that now correlates to the Common Core Standards! Their new search tool allows activities. you to search by state content standards, Common Core Standards and the standards of national organizations. The LOC page has other great resources too such as lesson plans, primary we source document sets, Holiday presentation collection Therefore, are calling on your Spirit,and to liftactivities, up your hearts and contribute to a connections and analysis tools. The LOC page not only has historical documents also motivated senior class who is eager to participate in the Grad Nite fieldtrip to Magic itMountain. has film, audio and art resources. And, it’s not just for history teachers. Check them out. How to Order and Pick-up: You can e-mail or call us at 796-7320 to place your orders. Orders must be placed by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 10, 2012. All orders will be available to be picked up on Monday, December 15th, 2012 between 11:00 am and 6:30 p.m. at 467 Moss St room 501. Common COREner Postdated checks are accepted. Please make your checks payable to “OSS ASB.” We look CCSS Update: New Common Core Resources CDE forwardfrom to receiving your orders.

• SBAC Webinars Site • View recordings of webinars presented by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) on a range of topics including consortium progress updates, sample items and tasks, computer adaptive testing, etc., on the Webinars | Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Web page.

• Professional Learning Module • The California Department of Education (CDE) is pleased to announce that the Mathematics: Kindergarten through Grade Eight Learning Progressions professional learning module  is now available online on the Brokers of Expertise California Common Core State Standards Professional Learning Modules Web page. This module is part of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for California Educators series and was developed in collaboration with the San Mateo County Office of Education. The module is available in two formats: online independent use and on-site blended group facilitation. For more information, please visit the CDE CCSS Professional Learning Modules for Educators For more information, please contact: Webpage Shelly Poliska Senior Class Advisor OSS – The Portal shelly.poliska@sweetwaterschools.org www.sweetwaterschools.org JANUARY 2012 SWEETWATER CURRENTS 27


Buy See’s Candies, Support “The Portal” Students Common COREner Great Resource, to us by Ana Southwest HighOSS Librarian The Portal’s Senior class ofbrought 2013 is conducting a Banos, Christmas Fundraiser. seniors are selling See’s CANDIES to defray the cost of their Grad Nite transportation. Being one of the smallest graduating classes of the Sweetwater District in these uncertain economic times it is difficult for This newly update resource from the Library of Congress has a great teacher resource all of our seniors to come up with the out of pocket expenses needed to pay for their senior page that now correlates to the Common Core Standards! Their new search tool allows activities. you to search by state content standards, Common Core Standards and the standards of national organizations. The LOC page has other great resources too such as lesson plans, primary we source document sets, Holiday presentation collection Therefore, are calling on your Spirit,and to liftactivities, up your hearts and contribute to a connections and analysis tools. The LOC page not only has historical documents also motivated senior class who is eager to participate in the Grad Nite fieldtrip to Magic itMountain. has film, audio and art resources. And, it’s not just for history teachers. Check them out. How to Order and Pick-up: You can e-mail or call us at 796-7320 to place your orders. Orders must be placed by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 10, 2012. All orders will be available to be picked up on Monday, December 15th, 2012 between 11:00 am and 6:30 p.m. at 467 Moss St room 501. Common COREner Postdated checks are accepted. Please make your checks payable to “OSS ASB.” We look CCSS Update: New Common Core Resources CDE forwardfrom to receiving your orders.

• SBAC Webinars Site • View recordings of webinars presented by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) on a range of topics including consortium progress updates, sample items and tasks, computer adaptive testing, etc., on the Webinars | Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Web page.

• Professional Learning Module • The California Department of Education (CDE) is pleased to announce that the Mathematics: Kindergarten through Grade Eight Learning Progressions professional learning module  is now available online on the Brokers of Expertise California Common Core State Standards Professional Learning Modules Web page. This module is part of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for California Educators series and was developed in collaboration with the San Mateo County Office of Education. The module is available in two formats: online independent use and on-site blended group facilitation. For more information, please visit the CDE CCSS Professional Learning Modules for Educators For more information, please contact: Webpage Shelly Poliska Senior Class Advisor OSS – The Portal shelly.poliska@sweetwaterschools.org www.sweetwaterschools.org JANUARY 2012 SWEETWATER CURRENTS 28


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DECEMBER 2012 Buy See’s Candies, Universal Human Rights Month Support “The Portal” Students Common COREner

Great Resource, to us by Ana Southwest HighOSS Librarian The Portal’s Senior class ofbrought 2013 is conducting a Banos, Christmas Fundraiser. seniors are selling Christmas Day See’s CANDIES to defray the cost of their Grad Nite transportation. Being one of the smallest graduating classes of the Sweetwater District in these uncertain economic times it is difficult for This newly update resource from the Library of Congress has a great teacher resource all of our seniors to come up with the out of pocket expenses needed to pay for their senior page that now correlates to the Common Core Standards! Their new search tool allows activities. you to search by state content standards, Common Core Standards and the standards of national organizations. The LOC page has other great resources too such as lesson plans, primary we source document sets, Holiday presentation collection Therefore, are calling on your Spirit,and to liftactivities, up your hearts and contribute to a connections and analysis tools. The LOC page not only has historical documents also motivated senior class who is eager to participate in the Grad Nite fieldtrip to Magic itMountain. has film, audio and art resources. And, it’s not just for history teachers. Check them out. How to Order and Pick-up:

10 or call us at 796-7320 to place 24-25 31JANby 14:30 You can e-mail your orders. Orders must be placed

Meeting December 10, 2012. WinterAllHoliday New Year’s Holiday p.m.Board on Wednesday, orders will be available to be picked up on Monday, December 15th, 2012 between 11:00 am and 6:30 p.m. at 467 Moss St room 501. Common COREner Postdated checks are accepted. Please make your checks payable to “OSS ASB.” We look CCSS Update: New Common Core Resources CDE forwardfrom to receiving your orders.

Sweetwater Mathematics Students Complete First Common • SBAC Webinars Performance Site • Core-Aligned Task

View recordings of webinars presented by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Writing is not just for English Class anymore! Writing across the (SBAC) on a range of topics including consortium progress updates, sample items and Curriculum has been a growing movement for decades, and tasks, computer adaptive testing, etc., on the Webinars | Smarter Balanced Assessment a well-recognized best practice for ensuring student Consortium Web page. academic success. With the California Common Core Standards (CCCS), writing across the curriculum is not only a goal, but it will actually be measured on high-stakes assessments in the years to come. The California Department of Education (CDE) is pleased to announce that the

• Professional Learning Module •

Mathematics: Kindergarten through Grade Eight Learning Progressions professional learning our Sweetwater students, Mathematics module To is prepare now available online on the Brokers of Expertise teachers California Common Core State have administered the first round of writing-centered Standards Professional Learning Modules Web page. This module is part of the Common performance Samples were collected multiple Core State Standards tasks. (CCSS) for California Educatorsfrom series and was developed in sites and teacher leaders determined which papers collaboration with the San Mateo County Office of Education. The module is available in exemplified the best work.use Here is on-site a sample from Geometry. two formats: online independent and blended group facilitation. For more Go Math! Go Writing! Go Sweetwater! information, please visit the CDE CCSS Professional Learning Modules for Educators For more information, please contact: Webpage Shelly Poliska Senior Class Advisor OSS – The Portal shelly.poliska@sweetwaterschools.org www.sweetwaterschools.org JANUARY 2012 SWEETWATER CURRENTS 29


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DECEMBER 2012 Buy See’s Candies, Universal Human Rights Month Support “The Portal” Students Common COREner

Great Resource, to us by Ana Southwest HighOSS Librarian The Portal’s Senior class ofbrought 2013 is conducting a Banos, Christmas Fundraiser. seniors are selling Christmas Day See’s CANDIES to defray the cost of their Grad Nite transportation. Being one of the smallest graduating classes of the Sweetwater District in these uncertain economic times it is difficult for This newly update resource from the Library of Congress has a great teacher resource all of our seniors to come up with the out of pocket expenses needed to pay for their senior page that now correlates to the Common Core Standards! Their new search tool allows activities. you to search by state content standards, Common Core Standards and the standards of national organizations. The LOC page has other great resources too such as lesson plans, primary we source document sets, Holiday presentation collection Therefore, are calling on your Spirit,and to liftactivities, up your hearts and contribute to a connections and analysis tools. The LOC page not only has historical documents also motivated senior class who is eager to participate in the Grad Nite fieldtrip to Magic itMountain. has film, audio and art resources. And, it’s not just for history teachers. Check them out. How to Order and Pick-up:

10 or call us at 796-7320 to place 24-25 31JANby 14:30 You can e-mail your orders. Orders must be placed

Meeting December 10, 2012. WinterAllHoliday New Year’s Holiday p.m.Board on Wednesday, orders will be available to be picked up on Monday, December 15th, 2012 between 11:00 am and 6:30 p.m. at 467 Moss St room 501. Common COREner Postdated checks are accepted. Please make your checks payable to “OSS ASB.” We look CCSS Update: New Common Core Resources CDE forwardfrom to receiving your orders.

Sweetwater Mathematics Students Complete First Common • SBAC Webinars Performance Site • Core-Aligned Task

View recordings of webinars presented by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Writing is not just for English Class anymore! Writing across the (SBAC) on a range of topics including consortium progress updates, sample items and Curriculum has been a growing movement for decades, and tasks, computer adaptive testing, etc., on the Webinars | Smarter Balanced Assessment a well-recognized best practice for ensuring student Consortium Web page. academic success. With the California Common Core Standards (CCCS), writing across the curriculum is not only a goal, but it will actually be measured on high-stakes assessments in the years to come. The California Department of Education (CDE) is pleased to announce that the

• Professional Learning Module •

Mathematics: Kindergarten through Grade Eight Learning Progressions professional learning our Sweetwater students, Mathematics module To is prepare now available online on the Brokers of Expertise teachers California Common Core State have administered the first round of writing-centered Standards Professional Learning Modules Web page. This module is part of the Common performance Samples were collected multiple Core State Standards tasks. (CCSS) for California Educatorsfrom series and was developed in sites and teacher leaders determined which papers collaboration with the San Mateo County Office of Education. The module is available in exemplified the best work.use Here is on-site a sample from Geometry. two formats: online independent and blended group facilitation. For more Go Math! Go Writing! Go Sweetwater! information, please visit the CDE CCSS Professional Learning Modules for Educators For more information, please contact: Webpage Shelly Poliska Senior Class Advisor OSS – The Portal shelly.poliska@sweetwaterschools.org www.sweetwaterschools.org JANUARY 2012 SWEETWATER CURRENTS 30


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DECEMBER 2012 Buy See’s Candies, Universal Human Rights Month Support “The Portal” Students Common COREner

Great Resource, to us by Ana Southwest HighOSS Librarian The Portal’s Senior class ofbrought 2013 is conducting a Banos, Christmas Fundraiser. seniors are selling Christmas Day See’s CANDIES to defray the cost of their Grad Nite transportation. Being one of the smallest graduating classes of the Sweetwater District in these uncertain economic times it is difficult for This newly update resource from the Library of Congress has a great teacher resource all of our seniors to come up with the out of pocket expenses needed to pay for their senior page that now correlates to the Common Core Standards! Their new search tool allows activities. you to search by state content standards, Common Core Standards and the standards of national organizations. The LOC page has other great resources too such as lesson plans, primary we source document sets, Holiday presentation collection Therefore, are calling on your Spirit,and to liftactivities, up your hearts and contribute to a connections and analysis tools. The LOC page not only has historical documents also motivated senior class who is eager to participate in the Grad Nite fieldtrip to Magic itMountain. has film, audio and art resources. And, it’s not just for history teachers. Check them out. How to Order and Pick-up:

10 or call us at 796-7320 to place 24-25 31JANby 14:30 You can e-mail your orders. Orders must be placed

Meeting December 10, 2012. WinterAllHoliday New Year’s Holiday p.m.Board on Wednesday, orders will be available to be picked up on Monday, December 15th, 2012 between 11:00 am and 6:30 p.m. at 467 Moss St room 501. Common COREner Postdated checks are accepted. Please make your checks payable to “OSS ASB.” We look CCSS Update: New Common Core Resources CDE forwardfrom to receiving your orders.

Sweetwater Mathematics Students Complete First Common • SBAC Webinars Performance Site • Core-Aligned Task

View recordings of webinars presented by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Writing is not just for English Class anymore! Writing across the (SBAC) on a range of topics including consortium progress updates, sample items and Curriculum has been a growing movement for decades, and tasks, computer adaptive testing, etc., on the Webinars | Smarter Balanced Assessment a well-recognized best practice for ensuring student Consortium Web page. academic success. With the California Common Core Standards (CCCS), writing across the curriculum is not only a goal, but it will actually be measured on high-stakes assessments in the years to come. The California Department of Education (CDE) is pleased to announce that the

• Professional Learning Module •

Mathematics: Kindergarten through Grade Eight Learning Progressions professional learning our Sweetwater students, Mathematics module To is prepare now available online on the Brokers of Expertise teachers California Common Core State have administered the first round of writing-centered Standards Professional Learning Modules Web page. This module is part of the Common performance Samples were collected multiple Core State Standards tasks. (CCSS) for California Educatorsfrom series and was developed in sites and teacher leaders determined which papers collaboration with the San Mateo County Office of Education. The module is available in exemplified the best work.use Here is on-site a sample from Geometry. two formats: online independent and blended group facilitation. For more Go Math! Go Writing! Go Sweetwater! information, please visit the CDE CCSS Professional Learning Modules for Educators For more information, please contact: Webpage Shelly Poliska Senior Class Advisor OSS – The Portal shelly.poliska@sweetwaterschools.org www.sweetwaterschools.org JANUARY 2012 SWEETWATER CURRENTS 31


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DECEMBER 2012 Buy See’s Candies, Universal Human Rights Month Support “The Portal” Students Common COREner

Great Resource, to us by Ana Southwest HighOSS Librarian The Portal’s Senior class ofbrought 2013 is conducting a Banos, Christmas Fundraiser. seniors are selling Christmas Day See’s CANDIES to defray the cost of their Grad Nite transportation. Being one of the smallest graduating classes of the Sweetwater District in these uncertain economic times it is difficult for This newly update resource from the Library of Congress has a great teacher resource all of our seniors to come up with the out of pocket expenses needed to pay for their senior page that now correlates to the Common Core Standards! Their new search tool allows activities. you to search by state content standards, Common Core Standards and the standards of national organizations. The LOC page has other great resources too such as lesson plans, primary we source document sets, Holiday presentation collection Therefore, are calling on your Spirit,and to liftactivities, up your hearts and contribute to a connections and analysis tools. The LOC page not only has historical documents also motivated senior class who is eager to participate in the Grad Nite fieldtrip to Magic itMountain. has film, audio and art resources. And, it’s not just for history teachers. Check them out. How to Order and Pick-up:

10 or call us at 796-7320 to place 24-25 31JANby 14:30 You can e-mail your orders. Orders must be placed

Meeting December 10, 2012. WinterAllHoliday New Year’s Holiday p.m.Board on Wednesday, orders will be available to be picked up on Monday, December 15th, 2012 between 11:00 am and 6:30 p.m. at 467 Moss St room 501. Common COREner Postdated checks are accepted. Please make your checks payable to “OSS ASB.” We look CCSS Update: New Common Core Resources CDE forwardfrom to receiving your orders.

Sweetwater Mathematics Students Complete First Common • SBAC Webinars Performance Site • Core-Aligned Task

View recordings of webinars presented by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Writing is not just for English Class anymore! Writing across the (SBAC) on a range of topics including consortium progress updates, sample items and Curriculum has been a growing movement for decades, and tasks, computer adaptive testing, etc., on the Webinars | Smarter Balanced Assessment a well-recognized best practice for ensuring student Consortium Web page. academic success. With the California Common Core Standards (CCCS), writing across the curriculum is not only a goal, but it will actually be measured on high-stakes assessments in the years to come. The California Department of Education (CDE) is pleased to announce that the

• Professional Learning Module •

Mathematics: Kindergarten through Grade Eight Learning Progressions professional learning our Sweetwater students, Mathematics module To is prepare now available online on the Brokers of Expertise teachers California Common Core State have administered the first round of writing-centered Standards Professional Learning Modules Web page. This module is part of the Common performance Samples were collected multiple Core State Standards tasks. (CCSS) for California Educatorsfrom series and was developed in sites and teacher leaders determined which papers collaboration with the San Mateo County Office of Education. The module is available in exemplified the best work.use Here is on-site a sample from Geometry. two formats: online independent and blended group facilitation. For more Go Math! Go Writing! Go Sweetwater! information, please visit the CDE CCSS Professional Learning Modules for Educators For more information, please contact: Webpage Shelly Poliska Senior Class Advisor OSS – The Portal shelly.poliska@sweetwaterschools.org www.sweetwaterschools.org JANUARY 2012 SWEETWATER CURRENTS 34


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DECEMBER 2012 Buy See’s Candies, Universal Human Rights Month Support “The Portal” Students Common COREner

Great Resource, to us by Ana Southwest HighOSS Librarian The Portal’s Senior class ofbrought 2013 is conducting a Banos, Christmas Fundraiser. seniors are selling Christmas Day See’s CANDIES to defray the cost of their Grad Nite transportation. Being one of the smallest graduating classes of the Sweetwater District in these uncertain economic times it is difficult for This newly update resource from the Library of Congress has a great teacher resource all of our seniors to come up with the out of pocket expenses needed to pay for their senior page that now correlates to the Common Core Standards! Their new search tool allows activities. you to search by state content standards, Common Core Standards and the standards of national organizations. The LOC page has other great resources too such as lesson plans, primary we source document sets, Holiday presentation collection Therefore, are calling on your Spirit,and to liftactivities, up your hearts and contribute to a connections and analysis tools. The LOC page not only has historical documents also motivated senior class who is eager to participate in the Grad Nite fieldtrip to Magic itMountain. has film, audio and art resources. And, it’s not just for history teachers. Check them out. How to Order and Pick-up:

10 or call us at 796-7320 to place 24-25 31JANby 14:30 You can e-mail your orders. Orders must be placed

Meeting December 10, 2012. WinterAllHoliday New Year’s Holiday p.m.Board on Wednesday, orders will be available to be picked up on Monday, December 15th, 2012 between 11:00 am and 6:30 p.m. at 467 Moss St room 501. Common COREner Postdated checks are accepted. Please make your checks payable to “OSS ASB.” We look CCSS Update: New Common Core Resources CDE forwardfrom to receiving your orders.

Sweetwater Mathematics Students Complete First Common • SBAC Webinars Performance Site • Core-Aligned Task

View recordings of webinars presented by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Writing is not just for English Class anymore! Writing across the (SBAC) on a range of topics including consortium progress updates, sample items and Curriculum has been a growing movement for decades, and tasks, computer adaptive testing, etc., on the Webinars | Smarter Balanced Assessment a well-recognized best practice for ensuring student Consortium Web page. academic success. With the California Common Core Standards (CCCS), writing across the curriculum is not only a goal, but it will actually be measured on high-stakes assessments in the years to come. The California Department of Education (CDE) is pleased to announce that the

• Professional Learning Module •

Mathematics: Kindergarten through Grade Eight Learning Progressions professional learning our Sweetwater students, Mathematics module To is prepare now available online on the Brokers of Expertise teachers California Common Core State have administered the first round of writing-centered Standards Professional Learning Modules Web page. This module is part of the Common performance Samples were collected multiple Core State Standards tasks. (CCSS) for California Educatorsfrom series and was developed in sites and teacher leaders determined which papers collaboration with the San Mateo County Office of Education. The module is available in exemplified the best work.use Here is on-site a sample from Geometry. two formats: online independent and blended group facilitation. For more Go Math! Go Writing! Go Sweetwater! information, please visit the CDE CCSS Professional Learning Modules for Educators For more information, please contact: Webpage Shelly Poliska Senior Class Advisor OSS – The Portal shelly.poliska@sweetwaterschools.org www.sweetwaterschools.org JANUARY 2012 SWEETWATER CURRENTS 35


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DECEMBER 2012 Buy See’s Candies, Universal Human Rights Month Support “The Portal” Students Common COREner

Great Resource, to us by Ana Southwest HighOSS Librarian The Portal’s Senior class ofbrought 2013 is conducting a Banos, Christmas Fundraiser. seniors are selling Christmas Day See’s CANDIES to defray the cost of their Grad Nite transportation. Being one of the smallest graduating classes of the Sweetwater District in these uncertain economic times it is difficult for This newly update resource from the Library of Congress has a great teacher resource all of our seniors to come up with the out of pocket expenses needed to pay for their senior page that now correlates to the Common Core Standards! Their new search tool allows activities. you to search by state content standards, Common Core Standards and the standards of national organizations. The LOC page has other great resources too such as lesson plans, primary we source document sets, Holiday presentation collection Therefore, are calling on your Spirit,and to liftactivities, up your hearts and contribute to a connections and analysis tools. The LOC page not only has historical documents also motivated senior class who is eager to participate in the Grad Nite fieldtrip to Magic itMountain. has film, audio and art resources. And, it’s not just for history teachers. Check them out. How to Order and Pick-up:

10 or call us at 796-7320 to place 24-25 31JANby 14:30 You can e-mail your orders. Orders must be placed

Meeting December 10, 2012. WinterAllHoliday New Year’s Holiday p.m.Board on Wednesday, orders will be available to be picked up on Monday, December 15th, 2012 between 11:00 am and 6:30 p.m. at 467 Moss St room 501. Common COREner Postdated checks are accepted. Please make your checks payable to “OSS ASB.” We look CCSS Update: New Common Core Resources CDE forwardfrom to receiving your orders.

Sweetwater Mathematics Students Complete First Common • SBAC Webinars Performance Site • Core-Aligned Task

View recordings of webinars presented by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Writing is not just for English Class anymore! Writing across the (SBAC) on a range of topics including consortium progress updates, sample items and Curriculum has been a growing movement for decades, and tasks, computer adaptive testing, etc., on the Webinars | Smarter Balanced Assessment a well-recognized best practice for ensuring student Consortium Web page. academic success. With the California Common Core Standards (CCCS), writing across the curriculum is not only a goal, but it will actually be measured on high-stakes assessments in the years to come. The California Department of Education (CDE) is pleased to announce that the

• Professional Learning Module •

Mathematics: Kindergarten through Grade Eight Learning Progressions professional learning our Sweetwater students, Mathematics module To is prepare now available online on the Brokers of Expertise teachers California Common Core State have administered the first round of writing-centered Standards Professional Learning Modules Web page. This module is part of the Common performance Samples were collected multiple Core State Standards tasks. (CCSS) for California Educatorsfrom series and was developed in sites and teacher leaders determined which papers collaboration with the San Mateo County Office of Education. The module is available in exemplified the best work.use Here is on-site a sample from Geometry. two formats: online independent and blended group facilitation. For more Go Math! Go Writing! Go Sweetwater! information, please visit the CDE CCSS Professional Learning Modules for Educators For more information, please contact: Webpage Shelly Poliska Senior Class Advisor OSS – The Portal shelly.poliska@sweetwaterschools.org www.sweetwaterschools.org JANUARY 2012 SWEETWATER CURRENTS 36


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DECEMBER 2012 Buy See’s Candies, Universal Human Rights Month Support “The Portal” Students Common COREner

Great Resource, to us by Ana Southwest HighOSS Librarian The Portal’s Senior class ofbrought 2013 is conducting a Banos, Christmas Fundraiser. seniors are selling Christmas Day See’s CANDIES to defray the cost of their Grad Nite transportation. Being one of the smallest graduating classes of the Sweetwater District in these uncertain economic times it is difficult for This newly update resource from the Library of Congress has a great teacher resource all of our seniors to come up with the out of pocket expenses needed to pay for their senior page that now correlates to the Common Core Standards! Their new search tool allows activities. you to search by state content standards, Common Core Standards and the standards of national organizations. The LOC page has other great resources too such as lesson plans, primary we source document sets, Holiday presentation collection Therefore, are calling on your Spirit,and to liftactivities, up your hearts and contribute to a connections and analysis tools. The LOC page not only has historical documents also motivated senior class who is eager to participate in the Grad Nite fieldtrip to Magic itMountain. has film, audio and art resources. And, it’s not just for history teachers. Check them out. How to Order and Pick-up:

10 or call us at 796-7320 to place 24-25 31JANby 14:30 You can e-mail your orders. Orders must be placed

Meeting December 10, 2012. WinterAllHoliday New Year’s Holiday p.m.Board on Wednesday, orders will be available to be picked up on Monday, December 15th, 2012 between 11:00 am and 6:30 p.m. at 467 Moss St room 501. Common COREner Postdated checks are accepted. Please make your checks payable to “OSS ASB.” We look CCSS Update: New Common Core Resources CDE forwardfrom to receiving your orders.

Sweetwater Mathematics Students Complete First Common • SBAC Webinars Performance Site • Core-Aligned Task

View recordings of webinars presented by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Writing is not just for English Class anymore! Writing across the (SBAC) on a range of topics including consortium progress updates, sample items and Curriculum has been a growing movement for decades, and tasks, computer adaptive testing, etc., on the Webinars | Smarter Balanced Assessment a well-recognized best practice for ensuring student Consortium Web page. academic success. With the California Common Core Standards (CCCS), writing across the curriculum is not only a goal, but it will actually be measured on high-stakes assessments in the years to come. The California Department of Education (CDE) is pleased to announce that the

• Professional Learning Module •

Mathematics: Kindergarten through Grade Eight Learning Progressions professional learning our Sweetwater students, Mathematics module To is prepare now available online on the Brokers of Expertise teachers California Common Core State have administered the first round of writing-centered Standards Professional Learning Modules Web page. This module is part of the Common performance Samples were collected multiple Core State Standards tasks. (CCSS) for California Educatorsfrom series and was developed in sites and teacher leaders determined which papers collaboration with the San Mateo County Office of Education. The module is available in exemplified the best work.use Here is on-site a sample from Geometry. two formats: online independent and blended group facilitation. For more Go Math! Go Writing! Go Sweetwater! information, please visit the CDE CCSS Professional Learning Modules for Educators For more information, please contact: Webpage Shelly Poliska Senior Class Advisor OSS – The Portal shelly.poliska@sweetwaterschools.org www.sweetwaterschools.org JANUARY 2012 SWEETWATER CURRENTS 37


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DECEMBER 2012 Buy See’s Candies, Universal Human Rights Month Support “The Portal” Students Common COREner

Great Resource, to us by Ana Southwest HighOSS Librarian The Portal’s Senior class ofbrought 2013 is conducting a Banos, Christmas Fundraiser. seniors are selling Christmas Day See’s CANDIES to defray the cost of their Grad Nite transportation. Being one of the smallest graduating classes of the Sweetwater District in these uncertain economic times it is difficult for This newly update resource from the Library of Congress has a great teacher resource all of our seniors to come up with the out of pocket expenses needed to pay for their senior page that now correlates to the Common Core Standards! Their new search tool allows activities. you to search by state content standards, Common Core Standards and the standards of national organizations. The LOC page has other great resources too such as lesson plans, primary we source document sets, Holiday presentation collection Therefore, are calling on your Spirit,and to liftactivities, up your hearts and contribute to a connections and analysis tools. The LOC page not only has historical documents also motivated senior class who is eager to participate in the Grad Nite fieldtrip to Magic itMountain. has film, audio and art resources. And, it’s not just for history teachers. Check them out. How to Order and Pick-up:

10 or call us at 796-7320 to place 24-25 31JANby 14:30 You can e-mail your orders. Orders must be placed

Meeting December 10, 2012. WinterAllHoliday New Year’s Holiday p.m.Board on Wednesday, orders will be available to be picked up on Monday, December 15th, 2012 between 11:00 am and 6:30 p.m. at 467 Moss St room 501. Common COREner Postdated checks are accepted. Please make your checks payable to “OSS ASB.” We look CCSS Update: New Common Core Resources CDE forwardfrom to receiving your orders.

Sweetwater Mathematics Students Complete First Common • SBAC Webinars Performance Site • Core-Aligned Task

View recordings of webinars presented by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Writing is not just for English Class anymore! Writing across the (SBAC) on a range of topics including consortium progress updates, sample items and Curriculum has been a growing movement for decades, and tasks, computer adaptive testing, etc., on the Webinars | Smarter Balanced Assessment a well-recognized best practice for ensuring student Consortium Web page. academic success. With the California Common Core Standards (CCCS), writing across the curriculum is not only a goal, but it will actually be measured on high-stakes assessments in the years to come. The California Department of Education (CDE) is pleased to announce that the

• Professional Learning Module •

Mathematics: Kindergarten through Grade Eight Learning Progressions professional learning our Sweetwater students, Mathematics module To is prepare now available online on the Brokers of Expertise teachers California Common Core State have administered the first round of writing-centered Standards Professional Learning Modules Web page. This module is part of the Common performance Samples were collected multiple Core State Standards tasks. (CCSS) for California Educatorsfrom series and was developed in sites and teacher leaders determined which papers collaboration with the San Mateo County Office of Education. The module is available in exemplified the best work.use Here is on-site a sample from Geometry. two formats: online independent and blended group facilitation. For more Go Math! Go Writing! Go Sweetwater! information, please visit the CDE CCSS Professional Learning Modules for Educators For more information, please contact: Webpage Shelly Poliska Senior Class Advisor OSS – The Portal shelly.poliska@sweetwaterschools.org www.sweetwaterschools.org JANUARY 2012 SWEETWATER CURRENTS 38


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DECEMBER 2012 Buy See’s Candies, Universal Human Rights Month Support “The Portal” Students Common COREner

Great Resource, to us by Ana Southwest HighOSS Librarian The Portal’s Senior class ofbrought 2013 is conducting a Banos, Christmas Fundraiser. seniors are selling Christmas Day See’s CANDIES to defray the cost of their Grad Nite transportation. Being one of the smallest graduating classes of the Sweetwater District in these uncertain economic times it is difficult for This newly update resource from the Library of Congress has a great teacher resource all of our seniors to come up with the out of pocket expenses needed to pay for their senior page that now correlates to the Common Core Standards! Their new search tool allows activities. you to search by state content standards, Common Core Standards and the standards of national organizations. The LOC page has other great resources too such as lesson plans, primary we source document sets, Holiday presentation collection Therefore, are calling on your Spirit,and to liftactivities, up your hearts and contribute to a connections and analysis tools. The LOC page not only has historical documents also motivated senior class who is eager to participate in the Grad Nite fieldtrip to Magic itMountain. has film, audio and art resources. And, it’s not just for history teachers. Check them out. How to Order and Pick-up:

10 or call us at 796-7320 to place 24-25 31JANby 14:30 You can e-mail your orders. Orders must be placed

Meeting December 10, 2012. WinterAllHoliday New Year’s Holiday p.m.Board on Wednesday, orders will be available to be picked up on Monday, December 15th, 2012 between 11:00 am and 6:30 p.m. at 467 Moss St room 501. Common COREner Postdated checks are accepted. Please make your checks payable to “OSS ASB.” We look CCSS Update: New Common Core Resources CDE forwardfrom to receiving your orders.

Sweetwater Mathematics Students Complete First Common • SBAC Webinars Performance Site • Core-Aligned Task

View recordings of webinars presented by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Writing is not just for English Class anymore! Writing across the (SBAC) on a range of topics including consortium progress updates, sample items and Curriculum has been a growing movement for decades, and tasks, computer adaptive testing, etc., on the Webinars | Smarter Balanced Assessment a well-recognized best practice for ensuring student Consortium Web page. academic success. With the California Common Core Standards (CCCS), writing across the curriculum is not only a goal, but it will actually be measured on high-stakes assessments in the years to come. The California Department of Education (CDE) is pleased to announce that the

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Mathematics: Kindergarten through Grade Eight Learning Progressions professional learning our Sweetwater students, Mathematics module To is prepare now available online on the Brokers of Expertise teachers California Common Core State have administered the first round of writing-centered Standards Professional Learning Modules Web page. This module is part of the Common performance Samples were collected multiple Core State Standards tasks. (CCSS) for California Educatorsfrom series and was developed in sites and teacher leaders determined which papers collaboration with the San Mateo County Office of Education. The module is available in exemplified the best work.use Here is on-site a sample from Geometry. two formats: online independent and blended group facilitation. For more Go Math! Go Writing! Go Sweetwater! information, please visit the CDE CCSS Professional Learning Modules for Educators For more information, please contact: Webpage Shelly Poliska Senior Class Advisor OSS – The Portal shelly.poliska@sweetwaterschools.org www.sweetwaterschools.org JANUARY 2012 SWEETWATER CURRENTS 39


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DECEMBER 2012 Buy See’s Candies, Universal Human Rights Month Support “The Portal” Students Common COREner

Great Resource, to us by Ana Southwest HighOSS Librarian The Portal’s Senior class ofbrought 2013 is conducting a Banos, Christmas Fundraiser. seniors are selling Christmas Day See’s CANDIES to defray the cost of their Grad Nite transportation. Being one of the smallest graduating classes of the Sweetwater District in these uncertain economic times it is difficult for This newly update resource from the Library of Congress has a great teacher resource all of our seniors to come up with the out of pocket expenses needed to pay for their senior page that now correlates to the Common Core Standards! Their new search tool allows activities. you to search by state content standards, Common Core Standards and the standards of national organizations. The LOC page has other great resources too such as lesson plans, primary we source document sets, Holiday presentation collection Therefore, are calling on your Spirit,and to liftactivities, up your hearts and contribute to a connections and analysis tools. The LOC page not only has historical documents also motivated senior class who is eager to participate in the Grad Nite fieldtrip to Magic itMountain. has film, audio and art resources. And, it’s not just for history teachers. Check them out. How to Order and Pick-up:

10 or call us at 796-7320 to place 24-25 31JANby 14:30 You can e-mail your orders. Orders must be placed

Meeting December 10, 2012. WinterAllHoliday New Year’s Holiday p.m.Board on Wednesday, orders will be available to be picked up on Monday, December 15th, 2012 between 11:00 am and 6:30 p.m. at 467 Moss St room 501. Common COREner Postdated checks are accepted. Please make your checks payable to “OSS ASB.” We look CCSS Update: New Common Core Resources CDE forwardfrom to receiving your orders.

Sweetwater Mathematics Students Complete First Common • SBAC Webinars Performance Site • Core-Aligned Task

View recordings of webinars presented by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Writing is not just for English Class anymore! Writing across the (SBAC) on a range of topics including consortium progress updates, sample items and Curriculum has been a growing movement for decades, and tasks, computer adaptive testing, etc., on the Webinars | Smarter Balanced Assessment a well-recognized best practice for ensuring student Consortium Web page. academic success. With the California Common Core Standards (CCCS), writing across the curriculum is not only a goal, but it will actually be measured on high-stakes assessments in the years to come. The California Department of Education (CDE) is pleased to announce that the

• Professional Learning Module •

Mathematics: Kindergarten through Grade Eight Learning Progressions professional learning our Sweetwater students, Mathematics module To is prepare now available online on the Brokers of Expertise teachers California Common Core State have administered the first round of writing-centered Standards Professional Learning Modules Web page. This module is part of the Common performance Samples were collected multiple Core State Standards tasks. (CCSS) for California Educatorsfrom series and was developed in sites and teacher leaders determined which papers collaboration with the San Mateo County Office of Education. The module is available in exemplified the best work.use Here is on-site a sample from Geometry. two formats: online independent and blended group facilitation. For more Go Math! Go Writing! Go Sweetwater! information, please visit the CDE CCSS Professional Learning Modules for Educators For more information, please contact: Webpage Shelly Poliska Senior Class Advisor OSS – The Portal shelly.poliska@sweetwaterschools.org www.sweetwaterschools.org JANUARY 2012 SWEETWATER CURRENTS 42


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DECEMBER 2012 Buy See’s Candies, Universal Human Rights Month Support “The Portal” Students Common COREner

Great Resource, to us by Ana Southwest HighOSS Librarian The Portal’s Senior class ofbrought 2013 is conducting a Banos, Christmas Fundraiser. seniors are selling Christmas Day See’s CANDIES to defray the cost of their Grad Nite transportation. Being one of the smallest graduating classes of the Sweetwater District in these uncertain economic times it is difficult for This newly update resource from the Library of Congress has a great teacher resource all of our seniors to come up with the out of pocket expenses needed to pay for their senior page that now correlates to the Common Core Standards! Their new search tool allows activities. you to search by state content standards, Common Core Standards and the standards of national organizations. The LOC page has other great resources too such as lesson plans, primary we source document sets, Holiday presentation collection Therefore, are calling on your Spirit,and to liftactivities, up your hearts and contribute to a connections and analysis tools. The LOC page not only has historical documents also motivated senior class who is eager to participate in the Grad Nite fieldtrip to Magic itMountain. has film, audio and art resources. And, it’s not just for history teachers. Check them out. How to Order and Pick-up:

10 or call us at 796-7320 to place 24-25 31JANby 14:30 You can e-mail your orders. Orders must be placed

Meeting December 10, 2012. WinterAllHoliday New Year’s Holiday p.m.Board on Wednesday, orders will be available to be picked up on Monday, December 15th, 2012 between 11:00 am and 6:30 p.m. at 467 Moss St room 501. Common COREner Postdated checks are accepted. Please make your checks payable to “OSS ASB.” We look CCSS Update: New Common Core Resources CDE forwardfrom to receiving your orders.

Sweetwater Mathematics Students Complete First Common • SBAC Webinars Performance Site • Core-Aligned Task

View recordings of webinars presented by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Writing is not just for English Class anymore! Writing across the (SBAC) on a range of topics including consortium progress updates, sample items and Curriculum has been a growing movement for decades, and tasks, computer adaptive testing, etc., on the Webinars | Smarter Balanced Assessment a well-recognized best practice for ensuring student Consortium Web page. academic success. With the California Common Core Standards (CCCS), writing across the curriculum is not only a goal, but it will actually be measured on high-stakes assessments in the years to come. The California Department of Education (CDE) is pleased to announce that the

• Professional Learning Module •

Mathematics: Kindergarten through Grade Eight Learning Progressions professional learning our Sweetwater students, Mathematics module To is prepare now available online on the Brokers of Expertise teachers California Common Core State have administered the first round of writing-centered Standards Professional Learning Modules Web page. This module is part of the Common performance Samples were collected multiple Core State Standards tasks. (CCSS) for California Educatorsfrom series and was developed in sites and teacher leaders determined which papers collaboration with the San Mateo County Office of Education. The module is available in exemplified the best work.use Here is on-site a sample from Geometry. two formats: online independent and blended group facilitation. For more Go Math! Go Writing! Go Sweetwater! information, please visit the CDE CCSS Professional Learning Modules for Educators For more information, please contact: Webpage Shelly Poliska Senior Class Advisor OSS – The Portal shelly.poliska@sweetwaterschools.org www.sweetwaterschools.org JANUARY 2012 SWEETWATER CURRENTS 43


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DECEMBER 2012 Buy See’s Candies, Universal Human Rights Month Support “The Portal” Students Common COREner

Great Resource, to us by Ana Southwest HighOSS Librarian The Portal’s Senior class ofbrought 2013 is conducting a Banos, Christmas Fundraiser. seniors are selling Christmas Day See’s CANDIES to defray the cost of their Grad Nite transportation. Being one of the smallest graduating classes of the Sweetwater District in these uncertain economic times it is difficult for This newly update resource from the Library of Congress has a great teacher resource all of our seniors to come up with the out of pocket expenses needed to pay for their senior page that now correlates to the Common Core Standards! Their new search tool allows activities. you to search by state content standards, Common Core Standards and the standards of national organizations. The LOC page has other great resources too such as lesson plans, primary we source document sets, Holiday presentation collection Therefore, are calling on your Spirit,and to liftactivities, up your hearts and contribute to a connections and analysis tools. The LOC page not only has historical documents also motivated senior class who is eager to participate in the Grad Nite fieldtrip to Magic itMountain. has film, audio and art resources. And, it’s not just for history teachers. Check them out. How to Order and Pick-up:

10 or call us at 796-7320 to place 24-25 31JANby 14:30 You can e-mail your orders. Orders must be placed

Meeting December 10, 2012. WinterAllHoliday New Year’s Holiday p.m.Board on Wednesday, orders will be available to be picked up on Monday, December 15th, 2012 between 11:00 am and 6:30 p.m. at 467 Moss St room 501. Common COREner Postdated checks are accepted. Please make your checks payable to “OSS ASB.” We look CCSS Update: New Common Core Resources CDE forwardfrom to receiving your orders.

Sweetwater Mathematics Students Complete First Common • SBAC Webinars Performance Site • Core-Aligned Task

View recordings of webinars presented by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Writing is not just for English Class anymore! Writing across the (SBAC) on a range of topics including consortium progress updates, sample items and Curriculum has been a growing movement for decades, and tasks, computer adaptive testing, etc., on the Webinars | Smarter Balanced Assessment a well-recognized best practice for ensuring student Consortium Web page. academic success. With the California Common Core Standards (CCCS), writing across the curriculum is not only a goal, but it will actually be measured on high-stakes assessments in the years to come. The California Department of Education (CDE) is pleased to announce that the

• Professional Learning Module •

Mathematics: Kindergarten through Grade Eight Learning Progressions professional learning our Sweetwater students, Mathematics module To is prepare now available online on the Brokers of Expertise teachers California Common Core State have administered the first round of writing-centered Standards Professional Learning Modules Web page. This module is part of the Common performance Samples were collected multiple Core State Standards tasks. (CCSS) for California Educatorsfrom series and was developed in sites and teacher leaders determined which papers collaboration with the San Mateo County Office of Education. The module is available in exemplified the best work.use Here is on-site a sample from Geometry. two formats: online independent and blended group facilitation. For more Go Math! Go Writing! Go Sweetwater! information, please visit the CDE CCSS Professional Learning Modules for Educators For more information, please contact: Webpage Shelly Poliska Senior Class Advisor OSS – The Portal shelly.poliska@sweetwaterschools.org www.sweetwaterschools.org JANUARY 2012 SWEETWATER CURRENTS 44


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DECEMBER 2012 Buy See’s Candies, Universal Human Rights Month Support “The Portal” Students Common COREner

Great Resource, to us by Ana Southwest HighOSS Librarian The Portal’s Senior class ofbrought 2013 is conducting a Banos, Christmas Fundraiser. seniors are selling Christmas Day See’s CANDIES to defray the cost of their Grad Nite transportation. Being one of the smallest graduating classes of the Sweetwater District in these uncertain economic times it is difficult for This newly update resource from the Library of Congress has a great teacher resource all of our seniors to come up with the out of pocket expenses needed to pay for their senior page that now correlates to the Common Core Standards! Their new search tool allows activities. you to search by state content standards, Common Core Standards and the standards of national organizations. The LOC page has other great resources too such as lesson plans, primary we source document sets, Holiday presentation collection Therefore, are calling on your Spirit,and to liftactivities, up your hearts and contribute to a connections and analysis tools. The LOC page not only has historical documents also motivated senior class who is eager to participate in the Grad Nite fieldtrip to Magic itMountain. has film, audio and art resources. And, it’s not just for history teachers. Check them out. How to Order and Pick-up:

10 or call us at 796-7320 to place 24-25 31JANby 14:30 You can e-mail your orders. Orders must be placed

Meeting December 10, 2012. WinterAllHoliday New Year’s Holiday p.m.Board on Wednesday, orders will be available to be picked up on Monday, December 15th, 2012 between 11:00 am and 6:30 p.m. at 467 Moss St room 501. Common COREner Postdated checks are accepted. Please make your checks payable to “OSS ASB.” We look CCSS Update: New Common Core Resources CDE forwardfrom to receiving your orders.

Sweetwater Mathematics Students Complete First Common • SBAC Webinars Performance Site • Core-Aligned Task

View recordings of webinars presented by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Writing is not just for English Class anymore! Writing across the (SBAC) on a range of topics including consortium progress updates, sample items and Curriculum has been a growing movement for decades, and tasks, computer adaptive testing, etc., on the Webinars | Smarter Balanced Assessment a well-recognized best practice for ensuring student Consortium Web page. academic success. With the California Common Core Standards (CCCS), writing across the curriculum is not only a goal, but it will actually be measured on high-stakes assessments in the years to come. The California Department of Education (CDE) is pleased to announce that the

• Professional Learning Module •

Mathematics: Kindergarten through Grade Eight Learning Progressions professional learning our Sweetwater students, Mathematics module To is prepare now available online on the Brokers of Expertise teachers California Common Core State have administered the first round of writing-centered Standards Professional Learning Modules Web page. This module is part of the Common performance Samples were collected multiple Core State Standards tasks. (CCSS) for California Educatorsfrom series and was developed in sites and teacher leaders determined which papers collaboration with the San Mateo County Office of Education. The module is available in exemplified the best work.use Here is on-site a sample from Geometry. two formats: online independent and blended group facilitation. For more Go Math! Go Writing! Go Sweetwater! information, please visit the CDE CCSS Professional Learning Modules for Educators For more information, please contact: Webpage Shelly Poliska Senior Class Advisor OSS – The Portal shelly.poliska@sweetwaterschools.org www.sweetwaterschools.org JANUARY 2012 SWEETWATER CURRENTS 45


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DECEMBER 2012 Buy See’s Candies, Universal Human Rights Month Support “The Portal” Students Common COREner

Great Resource, to us by Ana Southwest HighOSS Librarian The Portal’s Senior class ofbrought 2013 is conducting a Banos, Christmas Fundraiser. seniors are selling Christmas Day See’s CANDIES to defray the cost of their Grad Nite transportation. Being one of the smallest graduating classes of the Sweetwater District in these uncertain economic times it is difficult for This newly update resource from the Library of Congress has a great teacher resource all of our seniors to come up with the out of pocket expenses needed to pay for their senior page that now correlates to the Common Core Standards! Their new search tool allows activities. you to search by state content standards, Common Core Standards and the standards of national organizations. The LOC page has other great resources too such as lesson plans, primary we source document sets, Holiday presentation collection Therefore, are calling on your Spirit,and to liftactivities, up your hearts and contribute to a connections and analysis tools. The LOC page not only has historical documents also motivated senior class who is eager to participate in the Grad Nite fieldtrip to Magic itMountain. has film, audio and art resources. And, it’s not just for history teachers. Check them out. How to Order and Pick-up:

10 or call us at 796-7320 to place 24-25 31JANby 14:30 You can e-mail your orders. Orders must be placed

Meeting December 10, 2012. WinterAllHoliday New Year’s Holiday p.m.Board on Wednesday, orders will be available to be picked up on Monday, December 15th, 2012 between 11:00 am and 6:30 p.m. at 467 Moss St room 501. Common COREner Postdated checks are accepted. Please make your checks payable to “OSS ASB.” We look CCSS Update: New Common Core Resources CDE forwardfrom to receiving your orders.

Sweetwater Mathematics Students Complete First Common • SBAC Webinars Performance Site • Core-Aligned Task

View recordings of webinars presented by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Writing is not just for English Class anymore! Writing across the (SBAC) on a range of topics including consortium progress updates, sample items and Curriculum has been a growing movement for decades, and tasks, computer adaptive testing, etc., on the Webinars | Smarter Balanced Assessment a well-recognized best practice for ensuring student Consortium Web page. academic success. With the California Common Core Standards (CCCS), writing across the curriculum is not only a goal, but it will actually be measured on high-stakes assessments in the years to come. The California Department of Education (CDE) is pleased to announce that the

• Professional Learning Module •

Mathematics: Kindergarten through Grade Eight Learning Progressions professional learning our Sweetwater students, Mathematics module To is prepare now available online on the Brokers of Expertise teachers California Common Core State have administered the first round of writing-centered Standards Professional Learning Modules Web page. This module is part of the Common performance Samples were collected multiple Core State Standards tasks. (CCSS) for California Educatorsfrom series and was developed in sites and teacher leaders determined which papers collaboration with the San Mateo County Office of Education. The module is available in exemplified the best work.use Here is on-site a sample from Geometry. two formats: online independent and blended group facilitation. For more Go Math! Go Writing! Go Sweetwater! information, please visit the CDE CCSS Professional Learning Modules for Educators For more information, please contact: Webpage Shelly Poliska Senior Class Advisor OSS – The Portal shelly.poliska@sweetwaterschools.org www.sweetwaterschools.org JANUARY 2012 SWEETWATER CURRENTS 46


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DECEMBER 2012 Buy See’s Candies, Universal Human Rights Month Support “The Portal” Students Common COREner

Great Resource, to us by Ana Southwest HighOSS Librarian The Portal’s Senior class ofbrought 2013 is conducting a Banos, Christmas Fundraiser. seniors are selling Christmas Day See’s CANDIES to defray the cost of their Grad Nite transportation. Being one of the smallest graduating classes of the Sweetwater District in these uncertain economic times it is difficult for This newly update resource from the Library of Congress has a great teacher resource all of our seniors to come up with the out of pocket expenses needed to pay for their senior page that now correlates to the Common Core Standards! Their new search tool allows activities. you to search by state content standards, Common Core Standards and the standards of national organizations. The LOC page has other great resources too such as lesson plans, primary we source document sets, Holiday presentation collection Therefore, are calling on your Spirit,and to liftactivities, up your hearts and contribute to a connections and analysis tools. The LOC page not only has historical documents also motivated senior class who is eager to participate in the Grad Nite fieldtrip to Magic itMountain. has film, audio and art resources. And, it’s not just for history teachers. Check them out. How to Order and Pick-up:

10 or call us at 796-7320 to place 24-25 31JANby 14:30 You can e-mail your orders. Orders must be placed

Meeting December 10, 2012. WinterAllHoliday New Year’s Holiday p.m.Board on Wednesday, orders will be available to be picked up on Monday, December 15th, 2012 between 11:00 am and 6:30 p.m. at 467 Moss St room 501. Common COREner Postdated checks are accepted. Please make your checks payable to “OSS ASB.” We look CCSS Update: New Common Core Resources CDE forwardfrom to receiving your orders.

Sweetwater Mathematics Students Complete First Common • SBAC Webinars Performance Site • Core-Aligned Task

View recordings of webinars presented by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Writing is not just for English Class anymore! Writing across the (SBAC) on a range of topics including consortium progress updates, sample items and Curriculum has been a growing movement for decades, and tasks, computer adaptive testing, etc., on the Webinars | Smarter Balanced Assessment a well-recognized best practice for ensuring student Consortium Web page. academic success. With the California Common Core Standards (CCCS), writing across the curriculum is not only a goal, but it will actually be measured on high-stakes assessments in the years to come. The California Department of Education (CDE) is pleased to announce that the

• Professional Learning Module •

Mathematics: Kindergarten through Grade Eight Learning Progressions professional learning our Sweetwater students, Mathematics module To is prepare now available online on the Brokers of Expertise teachers California Common Core State have administered the first round of writing-centered Standards Professional Learning Modules Web page. This module is part of the Common performance Samples were collected multiple Core State Standards tasks. (CCSS) for California Educatorsfrom series and was developed in sites and teacher leaders determined which papers collaboration with the San Mateo County Office of Education. The module is available in exemplified the best work.use Here is on-site a sample from Geometry. two formats: online independent and blended group facilitation. For more Go Math! Go Writing! Go Sweetwater! information, please visit the CDE CCSS Professional Learning Modules for Educators For more information, please contact: Webpage Shelly Poliska Senior Class Advisor OSS – The Portal shelly.poliska@sweetwaterschools.org www.sweetwaterschools.org JANUARY 2012 SWEETWATER CURRENTS 47


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DECEMBER 2012 Buy See’s Candies, Universal Human Rights Month Support “The Portal” Students Common COREner

Great Resource, to us by Ana Southwest HighOSS Librarian The Portal’s Senior class ofbrought 2013 is conducting a Banos, Christmas Fundraiser. seniors are selling Christmas Day See’s CANDIES to defray the cost of their Grad Nite transportation. Being one of the smallest graduating classes of the Sweetwater District in these uncertain economic times it is difficult for This newly update resource from the Library of Congress has a great teacher resource all of our seniors to come up with the out of pocket expenses needed to pay for their senior page that now correlates to the Common Core Standards! Their new search tool allows activities. you to search by state content standards, Common Core Standards and the standards of national organizations. The LOC page has other great resources too such as lesson plans, primary we source document sets, Holiday presentation collection Therefore, are calling on your Spirit,and to liftactivities, up your hearts and contribute to a connections and analysis tools. The LOC page not only has historical documents also motivated senior class who is eager to participate in the Grad Nite fieldtrip to Magic itMountain. has film, audio and art resources. And, it’s not just for history teachers. Check them out. How to Order and Pick-up:

10 or call us at 796-7320 to place 24-25 31JANby 14:30 You can e-mail your orders. Orders must be placed

Meeting December 10, 2012. WinterAllHoliday New Year’s Holiday p.m.Board on Wednesday, orders will be available to be picked up on Monday, December 15th, 2012 between 11:00 am and 6:30 p.m. at 467 Moss St room 501. Common COREner Postdated checks are accepted. Please make your checks payable to “OSS ASB.” We look CCSS Update: New Common Core Resources CDE forwardfrom to receiving your orders.

Sweetwater Mathematics Students Complete First Common • SBAC Webinars Performance Site • Core-Aligned Task

View recordings of webinars presented by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Writing is not just for English Class anymore! Writing across the (SBAC) on a range of topics including consortium progress updates, sample items and Curriculum has been a growing movement for decades, and tasks, computer adaptive testing, etc., on the Webinars | Smarter Balanced Assessment a well-recognized best practice for ensuring student Consortium Web page. academic success. With the California Common Core Standards (CCCS), writing across the curriculum is not only a goal, but it will actually be measured on high-stakes assessments in the years to come. The California Department of Education (CDE) is pleased to announce that the

• Professional Learning Module •

Mathematics: Kindergarten through Grade Eight Learning Progressions professional learning our Sweetwater students, Mathematics module To is prepare now available online on the Brokers of Expertise teachers California Common Core State have administered the first round of writing-centered Standards Professional Learning Modules Web page. This module is part of the Common performance Samples were collected multiple Core State Standards tasks. (CCSS) for California Educatorsfrom series and was developed in sites and teacher leaders determined which papers collaboration with the San Mateo County Office of Education. The module is available in exemplified the best work.use Here is on-site a sample from Geometry. two formats: online independent and blended group facilitation. For more Go Math! Go Writing! Go Sweetwater! information, please visit the CDE CCSS Professional Learning Modules for Educators For more information, please contact: Webpage Shelly Poliska Senior Class Advisor OSS – The Portal shelly.poliska@sweetwaterschools.org www.sweetwaterschools.org JANUARY 2012 SWEETWATER CURRENTS 50


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DECEMBER 2012 Buy See’s Candies, Universal Human Rights Month Support “The Portal” Students Common COREner

Great Resource, to us by Ana Southwest HighOSS Librarian The Portal’s Senior class ofbrought 2013 is conducting a Banos, Christmas Fundraiser. seniors are selling Christmas Day See’s CANDIES to defray the cost of their Grad Nite transportation. Being one of the smallest graduating classes of the Sweetwater District in these uncertain economic times it is difficult for This newly update resource from the Library of Congress has a great teacher resource all of our seniors to come up with the out of pocket expenses needed to pay for their senior page that now correlates to the Common Core Standards! Their new search tool allows activities. you to search by state content standards, Common Core Standards and the standards of national organizations. The LOC page has other great resources too such as lesson plans, primary we source document sets, Holiday presentation collection Therefore, are calling on your Spirit,and to liftactivities, up your hearts and contribute to a connections and analysis tools. The LOC page not only has historical documents also motivated senior class who is eager to participate in the Grad Nite fieldtrip to Magic itMountain. has film, audio and art resources. And, it’s not just for history teachers. Check them out. How to Order and Pick-up:

10 or call us at 796-7320 to place 24-25 31JANby 14:30 You can e-mail your orders. Orders must be placed

Meeting December 10, 2012. WinterAllHoliday New Year’s Holiday p.m.Board on Wednesday, orders will be available to be picked up on Monday, December 15th, 2012 between 11:00 am and 6:30 p.m. at 467 Moss St room 501. Common COREner Postdated checks are accepted. Please make your checks payable to “OSS ASB.” We look CCSS Update: New Common Core Resources CDE forwardfrom to receiving your orders.

Sweetwater Mathematics Students Complete First Common • SBAC Webinars Performance Site • Core-Aligned Task

View recordings of webinars presented by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Writing is not just for English Class anymore! Writing across the (SBAC) on a range of topics including consortium progress updates, sample items and Curriculum has been a growing movement for decades, and tasks, computer adaptive testing, etc., on the Webinars | Smarter Balanced Assessment a well-recognized best practice for ensuring student Consortium Web page. academic success. With the California Common Core Standards (CCCS), writing across the curriculum is not only a goal, but it will actually be measured on high-stakes assessments in the years to come. The California Department of Education (CDE) is pleased to announce that the

• Professional Learning Module •

Mathematics: Kindergarten through Grade Eight Learning Progressions professional learning our Sweetwater students, Mathematics module To is prepare now available online on the Brokers of Expertise teachers California Common Core State have administered the first round of writing-centered Standards Professional Learning Modules Web page. This module is part of the Common performance Samples were collected multiple Core State Standards tasks. (CCSS) for California Educatorsfrom series and was developed in sites and teacher leaders determined which papers collaboration with the San Mateo County Office of Education. The module is available in exemplified the best work.use Here is on-site a sample from Geometry. two formats: online independent and blended group facilitation. For more Go Math! Go Writing! Go Sweetwater! information, please visit the CDE CCSS Professional Learning Modules for Educators For more information, please contact: Webpage Shelly Poliska Senior Class Advisor OSS – The Portal shelly.poliska@sweetwaterschools.org www.sweetwaterschools.org JANUARY 2012 SWEETWATER CURRENTS 51


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DECEMBER 2012 Buy See’s Candies, Universal Human Rights Month Support “The Portal” Students Common COREner

Great Resource, to us by Ana Southwest HighOSS Librarian The Portal’s Senior class ofbrought 2013 is conducting a Banos, Christmas Fundraiser. seniors are selling Christmas Day See’s CANDIES to defray the cost of their Grad Nite transportation. Being one of the smallest graduating classes of the Sweetwater District in these uncertain economic times it is difficult for This newly update resource from the Library of Congress has a great teacher resource all of our seniors to come up with the out of pocket expenses needed to pay for their senior page that now correlates to the Common Core Standards! Their new search tool allows activities. you to search by state content standards, Common Core Standards and the standards of national organizations. The LOC page has other great resources too such as lesson plans, primary we source document sets, Holiday presentation collection Therefore, are calling on your Spirit,and to liftactivities, up your hearts and contribute to a connections and analysis tools. The LOC page not only has historical documents also motivated senior class who is eager to participate in the Grad Nite fieldtrip to Magic itMountain. has film, audio and art resources. And, it’s not just for history teachers. Check them out. How to Order and Pick-up:

10 or call us at 796-7320 to place 24-25 31JANby 14:30 You can e-mail your orders. Orders must be placed

Meeting December 10, 2012. WinterAllHoliday New Year’s Holiday p.m.Board on Wednesday, orders will be available to be picked up on Monday, December 15th, 2012 between 11:00 am and 6:30 p.m. at 467 Moss St room 501. Common COREner Postdated checks are accepted. Please make your checks payable to “OSS ASB.” We look CCSS Update: New Common Core Resources CDE forwardfrom to receiving your orders.

Sweetwater Mathematics Students Complete First Common • SBAC Webinars Performance Site • Core-Aligned Task

View recordings of webinars presented by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Writing is not just for English Class anymore! Writing across the (SBAC) on a range of topics including consortium progress updates, sample items and Curriculum has been a growing movement for decades, and tasks, computer adaptive testing, etc., on the Webinars | Smarter Balanced Assessment a well-recognized best practice for ensuring student Consortium Web page. academic success. With the California Common Core Standards (CCCS), writing across the curriculum is not only a goal, but it will actually be measured on high-stakes assessments in the years to come. The California Department of Education (CDE) is pleased to announce that the

• Professional Learning Module •

Mathematics: Kindergarten through Grade Eight Learning Progressions professional learning our Sweetwater students, Mathematics module To is prepare now available online on the Brokers of Expertise teachers California Common Core State have administered the first round of writing-centered Standards Professional Learning Modules Web page. This module is part of the Common performance Samples were collected multiple Core State Standards tasks. (CCSS) for California Educatorsfrom series and was developed in sites and teacher leaders determined which papers collaboration with the San Mateo County Office of Education. The module is available in exemplified the best work.use Here is on-site a sample from Geometry. two formats: online independent and blended group facilitation. For more Go Math! Go Writing! Go Sweetwater! information, please visit the CDE CCSS Professional Learning Modules for Educators For more information, please contact: Webpage Shelly Poliska Senior Class Advisor OSS – The Portal shelly.poliska@sweetwaterschools.org www.sweetwaterschools.org JANUARY 2012 SWEETWATER CURRENTS 52


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DECEMBER 2012 Buy See’s Candies, Universal Human Rights Month Support “The Portal” Students Common COREner

Great Resource, to us by Ana Southwest HighOSS Librarian The Portal’s Senior class ofbrought 2013 is conducting a Banos, Christmas Fundraiser. seniors are selling Christmas Day See’s CANDIES to defray the cost of their Grad Nite transportation. Being one of the smallest graduating classes of the Sweetwater District in these uncertain economic times it is difficult for This newly update resource from the Library of Congress has a great teacher resource all of our seniors to come up with the out of pocket expenses needed to pay for their senior page that now correlates to the Common Core Standards! Their new search tool allows activities. you to search by state content standards, Common Core Standards and the standards of national organizations. The LOC page has other great resources too such as lesson plans, primary we source document sets, Holiday presentation collection Therefore, are calling on your Spirit,and to liftactivities, up your hearts and contribute to a connections and analysis tools. The LOC page not only has historical documents also motivated senior class who is eager to participate in the Grad Nite fieldtrip to Magic itMountain. has film, audio and art resources. And, it’s not just for history teachers. Check them out. How to Order and Pick-up:

10 or call us at 796-7320 to place 24-25 31JANby 14:30 You can e-mail your orders. Orders must be placed

Meeting December 10, 2012. WinterAllHoliday New Year’s Holiday p.m.Board on Wednesday, orders will be available to be picked up on Monday, December 15th, 2012 between 11:00 am and 6:30 p.m. at 467 Moss St room 501. Common COREner Postdated checks are accepted. Please make your checks payable to “OSS ASB.” We look CCSS Update: New Common Core Resources CDE forwardfrom to receiving your orders.

Sweetwater Mathematics Students Complete First Common • SBAC Webinars Performance Site • Core-Aligned Task

View recordings of webinars presented by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Writing is not just for English Class anymore! Writing across the (SBAC) on a range of topics including consortium progress updates, sample items and Curriculum has been a growing movement for decades, and tasks, computer adaptive testing, etc., on the Webinars | Smarter Balanced Assessment a well-recognized best practice for ensuring student Consortium Web page. academic success. With the California Common Core Standards (CCCS), writing across the curriculum is not only a goal, but it will actually be measured on high-stakes assessments in the years to come. The California Department of Education (CDE) is pleased to announce that the

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Mathematics: Kindergarten through Grade Eight Learning Progressions professional learning our Sweetwater students, Mathematics module To is prepare now available online on the Brokers of Expertise teachers California Common Core State have administered the first round of writing-centered Standards Professional Learning Modules Web page. This module is part of the Common performance Samples were collected multiple Core State Standards tasks. (CCSS) for California Educatorsfrom series and was developed in sites and teacher leaders determined which papers collaboration with the San Mateo County Office of Education. The module is available in exemplified the best work.use Here is on-site a sample from Geometry. two formats: online independent and blended group facilitation. For more Go Math! Go Writing! Go Sweetwater! information, please visit the CDE CCSS Professional Learning Modules for Educators For more information, please contact: Webpage Shelly Poliska Senior Class Advisor OSS – The Portal shelly.poliska@sweetwaterschools.org www.sweetwaterschools.org JANUARY 2012 SWEETWATER CURRENTS 53


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