Please see the DOHS Collaborative School Meeting notes for the April meeting, developed by Social Studies Teacher Jessica Kammerling.
Couple of Updates THIS Week:
4/28 Science Day @ Coors Field
4/29 Habitat for Humanity NEED VOLUNTEERS!!!
Start of MAPs testing
Check the Website for more updates!
Summer enrollment hard stop at 300 students
projected carry forward $203,331 (20-25K spent on new lab)
15 Dells/15 desks-new lab in current teacher collaboration room
Art room desks/chairs
Art Bell SPED retiring this year
need SPED 1.0 FTE
selection made by May 6
DPS digital curriculum adoption -Edgenuity
NoRedInk-grammar instruction software
looking for other solutions
New Director of Competency-based learning Mark Menchau-DOHs venturing into competency based learning-get away from “seat time”
Testing updates – Target 90%
As of 4/26
CMAS ELA and Math (9) -80% 4 no-show, 3 opt-outs
PSAT (10) 59% 12 no-show, 8 opt-out
CMAS Science (11) 45% -14 no show, 8 opt-out
ACT (11) not tracked
MAPS (9-12) round 3 starting this week and every Monday. Connection days
Teacher Appreciation Week-next week
“The Denver Online Way” presentation highlights:
online school depends upon its people not curriculum
DO MORE-education, community, life
teachers don’t teach courses, teachers teach students.
engagement is the responsibility of every adult in the building
culture of high expectations
curriculum strategy: designed for common core
-Focus on college and career: concurrent enrollment, post-secondary coach, virtual homeroom, App day, Planning for Success
-Support for Student Engagement: measuring attendance, coordinated response, home visits, truancy filing, transition coordination
10 content area teachers-all teachers serve as virtual homeroom teacher
2 student advisors (2 counselors, 1 SPED)
2 Social Workers-attendance, social emotional support
-Parent programming: quarterly parent orientation-f2f and webinar, parent Schoology group, mid-semester parent conferences, advisor-parent contact, family events
Need ideas! What can we do for students to feel part of the community over the summer?
Thoughts: Facebook posts, Newsletter, outings, 16-17 Prep the school day, volunteer day-connected to fun activity-buy coffee, Elitches day, Ted-Ex Mile High, Comic Con