Nice way to start the week, focused and engaged in learning. Thank you to the supervisors for putting together a great day of PD.
Back to School Night is now behind us and last Thursday was a very successful night. I heard so many compliments about the teacher presentations and a lot of positive comments about the first month of the school. Great Job!
After School Meetings
In an attempt to clear up any confusion and staff members being asked to attend multiple meetings in a week, both the Middle School and High School will now hold all Department Meetings on Wednesdays moving forward. Faculty meetings (Learning & Collaboration Time) and Special Education Department meetings supersede Wednesday Department Meetings.
Simple version, plan to be here every Wednesday until 4pm. Expanded version, do supervisors plan to meet every available Wednesday - no, but they can if there is a need. It might not be with the entire department (just HS or MS), it might not be until 4pm; however, sharing, collaborating, struggling and learning is what a growth mindset is all about.
All meetings should be meaningful and have a purpose. I strongly believe this and expect department meetings to be run with this in mind. We are not looking to waste your time or keep you here until 4pm, just to say we did. I have always tried to respect your time and understand there is never enough time, but this change is all about getting better and improving as educators.
On Thursday, October, 12, I will have three educators from William Paterson University shadowing me for the day as part of their Educational Leadership Program.
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(As an FYI, when I post on IG or Ista (Slang words for Instagram) I have it setup to automatically tweet it as well)
I asked all of you at our last staff meeting to stop sending students to the office when their Chromebooks are not charged. The students are still coming up. If they are having a problem, absolutely send them. I have reminded them and hopefully you have as well that they need to be prepared for class and having a charged Chromebook is part of being prepared.
Ownit Award @ WHS - 2017-2018 Recipients
COLLEGES VISITING WHS THE WEEK OF OCT. 9 - 13— Kevin Carroll (@WHS_Principal) October 6, 2017
Tuesday - 10/10 -Lunchtime (11:05am)- Little The… https://t.co/IYnSIDWyBv pic.twitter.com/O5GMp9pU0y
Congratulations to the WHS Marching Band on a successful day at the Midland Park Music in the Park event. #OwnitWH… https://t.co/r6nrfImVgO pic.twitter.com/Nk5CkMV3io— Kevin Carroll (@WHS_Principal) October 9, 2017
Last week we had a very successful ELL Back to School Meeting. Thanks to @MrsManningESL @mclancy_WHS @SraMonell & Mrs. Doctor for putting this together & speaking to the parents. Special shout out to Mariluz for sharing from the student perspective. #OwnitWHS pic.twitter.com/xgMYUivp7d— Kevin Carroll (@WHS_Principal) October 9, 2017