OLL Middle School Communication
Mathematics Instructional Materials - Action Needed
As we work through the procurement of Mathematics Instructional Materials, there will be options for selecting instructional materials for Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II for the 2019-2020 school year.
Schools can select from the two options below (both options will be funded from the district level using a school based purchasing procedure).
Option 1: purchase previously adopted Houghton Mifflin Harcourt consumables
Option 2: purchase Math Nation which many high schools have been using as a supplement and is now available as a core resource. 19-20 Draft Curriculum
MCR, Liberal Arts, AP and all other math courses will continue to use previously adopted curriculum, pacing, and QC blueprints.
Additional teacher resources can be found using Math Nation app on myPascoConnect
- Share links for review with Mathematics’ PLCs by May 3.
- Schools use come to consensus as a team and select between Math Nation & HMH by May 7.
- Administrator over math submit school’s choice HS-Alg I, Alg II, Geo Curriculum 19-20 SY.xlsx by May 7.
- Additional ordering information will be provided after curriculum is chosen.
For questions about the different materials, please contact Jennifer Waselewski and she will be able to assist in providing details.
Blended Learning Application - Action Needed
The blended learning application has been posted for the 19-20 school year. Please complete this application if you will be offering a high school course next year that you would like to be reviewed for designation as meeting the online requirement for high school graduation. Blended courses are delivered in the traditional school setting by personnel providing direct instruction through blended learning courses consisting of both traditional classroom and online instructional techniques pursuant to s. 1003.498.
For courses that were approved for the 18-19 school year, applications will need to be resubmitted for approval for the 19-20 school year but all fields are not required. Please submit all applications by June 3rd to ensure they are reviewed and returned for any scheduling concerns you may have for the 19-20 school year. Digital Information Technology, SOS and PCSD courses are the only district wide approved high school blended courses. For all other courses an application must be filled out by the respective teacher for their course(s). If you have any questions, contact Anthony Tretolo or Tonia Shook.
Apex Training for Extended School Year – Share with teachers
Apex training for ESY will be provided for middle school teachers and ILS/IAs on June 7, 2019 at District Office, Building 2 Mangrove from 8:00 – 11:00. Attendance is optional but this training is highly recommended for any teachers or ILs/IAs new to Apex. MyPGS course number 2035, registration opens May 1, 2019.
Please contact Tonia Shook with questions.
Aspiring Coach Virtual Content Courses - Share with teachers
The summer sessions for ELA & Math Aspiring Content Courses will open for registration on May 1st through May 31st. These 2 courses are designed to support instructional staff who desire to become coaches and need more understanding around instructional shifts, Core Actions, and the overall Instructional Practice guide. The courses are self paced with a facilitator monitoring progress to answer questions, provide feedback, etc.
Please share the following link for more information on signing up. Aspiring Coaches Flyer.pdf
Advancing Leaders Academy 2019-2020 – FYI
Advancing Leaders Academy provides aspiring school and district leaders with professional learning and personalize growth opportunities related to Leadership Excellence.
Do you have interest in the following:
- Aligning yourself with Pasco County Schools’ Vision of Leadership Excellence
- Polishing and refining your personal leadership skills
- Discovering the interconnectedness of our district
- Networking and building relationships with leaders from across our county
If so, Advancing Leaders Academyis for you!
Participants will engage in seven full-day sessions:
Session 1: Developing a Strong Core and Growth Mindset
Session 2: Leading and Learning Together
Session 3: Shaping a Vision of Excellence
Session 4: Systems Thinking (Focus on Schools)
Session 5: Systems Thinking (Focus on District Departments)
Session 6: Managing and Leading
Session 7: Cultivating Leadership in Everyone
Hear from our 2018-2019 Advancing Leader Academy Graduates!
Apply Today! The application is open from 4/25/19 to 5/5/19.
Contact Vaughnette Chandler, Coordinator for Leadership Development at firstname.lastname@example.org 813-794-2710 for more information.
We are looking forward to the fifth annual TEDxPascoCountySchools event this Saturday, May 4th at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge! Please come out and support each school’s student speaker and hear the different ways that they are discussing Triumph and Tragedy in their TEDx talk. As a reminder, this is not a competitive event, but rather an opportunity for us to come together as a school district to recognize and amplify student voices. Please see the attached invitation for more details and email Rachel Hatten with any questions. We hope to see you there!
Current Coaching Candidate Lists & Process Information – FYI
- Coaching Approved Candidates’ List Application Window: September 23 – September 27, 2019
- Interviews: September 30 – October 4, 2019
|April 30 – May 24||VPK Assessments – AP3 (4 Year Olds ONLY) Administration Window|
May 1 – 14
FSA 4 – 6 Reading, 3 – 6 Math, 5 & 8 Science (see Daily Admin Schedule for specific dates) Administration Window
|May 1 – 14||
FSA 7 – 10 Reading, 7 – 8 Math (see Daily Admin Schedule for specific dates) Administration Window
Summer Computer Lease Window Closes (9:00 AM) for 19 – 20 Start of School Computers
TEDx Pasco County Schools (Grades 4 – 12) Event
Teacher Appreciation Week
AP Exam Window
Teacher Appreciation Week