November 21, 2017

UPDATES – WEEK OF NOV. 12TH

KUDOS:  Mahalo to our students and staff who supported the Veterans Day parade this past Saturday. Great seeing our JROTC and Band students participating as it serves as a strong testament about citizenship, community service and respect in honoring the our military men & women who have served, gave their lives and currently serving in order that we may live as proud American citizens. GOAL 1 – STUDENT SUCCESS: LITERACY: Reminder to keep samples of student products as administration is beginning to meet with teachers to review student work products. Sharing again three key web sites that all teachers need to review:…

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UPDATES – WEEK OF OCT 15TH

ST QUARTER REFLECTIONS: Quarter I reflections are due by the end of Monday, Oct. 15th. Similar to last school year, will compile data and provide faculty an overall picture of student’s progress. Also wanted to acknowledge my thanks as a good amount of reflections have been submitted. KAPAA HIGH SCHOOL SCHOOL YEAR 2012-13 REFLECTION ON STUDENT LEARNING   Teacher: ______________________________             Course:_____________________________________   Time Period:  1st Quarter Directions:  Record data for each significant unit of learning.   STANDARDS/ BENCHMARKS/ SKILL   OUTCOME- % OF STUDENTS PROFICIENT   HOW ASSESSED? PERFORMANCE TASK/ASSESSMENT   REFLECTION   FACULTY MEETING: Reminder that we will…

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UPDATES – WEEK OF OCT. 8TH

WELCOME back and hope that you had a restful and rejuvenating break. Want to thank teachers and support staff who helped with “intercession”. There were about 70 plus students identified for assistance and while not all showed up, pleased we were able to support those students who attended.  GOAL I – STUDENT SUCCESS: Please share your 1st quarter reflections on the attached template. Similar to last school year, will then compile and provide faculty an overall picture of student’s progress. Reflections are due by Monday, Oct. 15th. KAPAA HIGH SCHOOL SCHOOL YEAR 2012-13 REFLECTION ON STUDENT LEARNING   Teacher: ______________________________            …

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Updates – Week of August 27th

HUI/ACADEMY PLC: As shared earlier, attached revised PLC calendar template is now in place. Appreciate our HUI/ACADEMY leaders good work as this provides clarity and consistency. As an educational organization, we must continue “sharpening our saws” to become highly skilled in working in teams. That means using the PLC time to step out of the privacy of our own work and learn collaboratively; focus on teaching and learning; use data for clear understanding and supports; understanding and recognition of student capabilities, and the discovery and recognition of that art and science of reaching all students. Vision is that our entire staff…

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Updates – Week of August 13th

Student Enrollment Updates: As of last week, we met our student enrollment benchmark as the student count was near 1030. Final enrollment count at the end of August may change as new students are still registering as well as being released daily. In terms of student schedules, most of the large classes are being worked on as we attempt to equal out the numbers. Currently, Kapaa High’s student /teacher ratio report shows that our classroom teacher count is at 75 (does not include Counselors, Librarian, SSC, and Registrar) divided into the current student enrollment equals to nearly 15 to 1…

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Updates – Week of August 6th

Pedagogy Practices: Classroom instruction must reflect bell to bell instruction which means instruction begins and ends when the bell rings. Please minimize that idle time as we have student instructional time at that minimum and must use it wisely. Most of the classes reflect “bell to bell” but just wanted to ensure that everyone is on that same page. Hope you will find attached resource helpful as it speaks to teaching within block periods based on teacher based practices. Content standards being taught for the week must be posted to help build transparency of purpose, relevance and rigor. Student Success:…

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