Monday, April 22, 2013

Next Meeting

7.24.13 - Yes!

4.16.13 Meeting

Citizen Advisory Committee Meeting
April 16th, 2013
Agenda (5:30-6:30)
Principal’s Office
1.       Welcoming – Celebrate (10 min.)
    1. Celebrate – Operation Preparation
2.       Review of Group Norms, LEADER Values, and Purpose of Committee
3.       Data Review (5 min.)
    1. Moose Quarterly
4.       End of Year Parent Survey and Student Survey w  (20)

    1. Revisions
5.       Focus Areas and Communicating with Staff (20)
a.       Parent Volunteers
6.       End of Year Event Planning Started
    1. Last Day of School
    2. Prelude to Project Graduation
7.       Future Meeting Dates Established
8.       Focus Areas and Action Steps

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The General: April 2013 Edition

College and Career Scheduling Nights 

We are inviting all parents of students in 10th,11th, and 12th grades to attend our spring college and career scheduling event this coming week. 

Monday, April 22nd - 5:30 - 6:30
Future sophomore and junior parents and Generals are invited to join the TNHS College and Career LEADERs for an overview of scheduling priorities and considerations for the coming year. The event will start in the media center and all parents and Generals are welcome to attend. 

Thursday, April 25th - 5:30 -6:30 
Future senior parents and Generals are invited to join the TNHS College and Career LEADERs for key details on senior scheduling and the path to graduation and beyond. Additionally, representatives from UPS and additional school to work organizations will be available. This event will also begin in the media center. 

Writing Vision and Authentic Literacy

Writing is an integral component to college, career, and citizenry preparation at Thomas Nelson. Preparing all Generals to communicate effectively within multiple contexts is the goal of our school-wide writing policy team. As we  revise the Thomas Nelson writing policy for the coming year we continually come back to the notion of "Authentic Literacy" and the importance of creating real-life applications as outcomes of the writing process. At TNHS we strive to create authentic applications and engage in writing that entails: 
  • Meaningful readings that connect to real-world topics and issues that we face in the world today.
  • Open-ended and engaging questions that allow for students to synthesize multiple sources of information to form their argument.
  • Giving students choices about the questions they address, the stance they take, and the sources they reference to form their argument.
I look forward to sharing the writing vision with everyone in the coming months.