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Week 5 of Advisory 2

It is the fifth week of the Second Advisory, and there are two and half weeks leading into the holiday break.   During this week, students should be well on their way to completing their GRASPS.  With a project based model, each work period each day involves students working on a part of their GRASPS, following a mini-lesson on the standard/and objective aligned to the project.  If you need assistance in pacing out your project, please see one of the coaches, your Department Chair, or SLC Administrator.

The Whole Child

What do we mean by Antiracist and Trauma-informed?

When we think about the terms, we should do a self evaluation and think about are we being antiracist, are we being trauma informed? Historical trauma, inter generational trauma and structural racism and power should be examined when we self reflect about are we antiracist.  Understanding a family and the context of their race is key to cultural development with a race. When looking at the Whole child, addressing the issue of understanding culture, history, race, gender, identity, location, social hierarchies, and power are to implementing the Whole child concept. The article in NCTSN the national child traumatic stress network Being Anti-Racist is Central to Trauma-Informed Care: Principles Of An Anti-Racist, Trauma-Informed Organization is really good with addressing antiracist Trauma informed care.  Please read and become informed on this issue.  It really helps with understanding the whole child.

Thank you

Ms  Planter
Whole Child Teacher Lead

To Live, To Learn, To Love!

Instructional Calendar

The Instructional Calendar is a living document that houses all the major curricular requirements, assessments, and schoolwide events. The Instructional Calendar is complete for the moment, however changes may be made and will be noted. If you have any requests for additions to the Instructional Calendar, please contact Mr. Magee,, or your SLC Administrator.

Please view the 22-23  CHEC Instructional Calendar here.

Assessment Corner

Thank you to all who helped make our first ANET a success!  I am struck by the calm and flexibility demonstrated by staff as we navigated major internet connectivity issues on both sides. There is no doubt that students recognized and appreciated this.Your example made for a constructive testing environment.

In addition to ANET, I’d like to recognize Mr. Jones, Mr. Pyram, and the AP English team on the successful administration of their first full length practice test! Teachers or non-AP English courses should look out for correspondence for administering your own practice exams.

While we do not have any ANET testing until after the New Year, we are beginning to schedule ACCESS and PARCC administration for spring of 2023. Anyone with ideas or requests should feel free to reach out to Mr. Magee.

Testing Coordinator,
Pete Magee

Professional Development

Our Shared Leadership Subcommittee and the Instructional coaches on the ALT Team are working on developing  a PD plan for the year.   Please see the Design Thinking PD opportunity in the XQ section of the bulletin!

The ALT Team met last week and reviewed data and information on the results of the Professional development Survey.  The next ALT team meeting will be Tuesday, December 7 at 3:30 pm.

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