What a great first week of school!  Thank you to the students and faculty for a smooth transition.  Cannot wait for week number two.

This weeks SHS Faculty PD is out!  Great info on grading and GAFE.

I started reviewing the feedback from the Google survey.  As I thought, we are all over the place.  We will take the data and start to create some different PD sessions for all of you over the next few weeks.  One thing we will start with next week will be the “Google Hour”.  Mr. Hassell and I will be available in the admin conference room to work with individuals or groups on specific topics or questions you may have.  Please check out the school calendar for next weeks times.  If this is successful and useful, we may continue each week.  All we ask is that you bring your device, have an open mind and be patient with us as we are certainly not experts with Google (not yet).

We will be having an assembly on Tuesday for grades 9, 11, 12 during advisory.  This will be with Paul Barrette to roll out the Google emails.

A couple of shout outs!
Thank you Jeff Macari for taking care of the MLD posters for the building.
Thank you custodians for getting the building ready for the start of school.
Thank you Kristine Sarro and Liz Russillo for organizing the freshmen mentors on orientation night.
Great job Mike Hassell!  Quickly acclimating to SHS.
Great job Rosie Cabral for figuring out Google Docs this week!
Thank you Donna Macksoud for leading Rosie down the correct path.

Check out Mrs. Morisseau’s video from the PD day.

Some interesting things from Twitter this week
What the word branding really means.
Check out some “digital icebreakers
NEWSELA + Google Docs = Differentiated Collaborative Reading
Check out this course outline from the Naval Academy

Have a great three day weekend!  See you Tuesday!

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