Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Where is Mr. Akin?

Yes! Meetings are a large part of the principal's week and take me away from Sioux Trail for a couple hours each week. This isn't the most exciting blog topic, but I thought it might be an informative post. Today's principal meeting started at 12 (noon) and ended at at 4pm. Our agenda included:
  • An hour on preparing for the next late start on November 17 and instruction on explicit comprehension
  • An in-service on School Reach, which allows staff to send messages to all families that we have an active phone number for. Initially we will use this tool to get messages out for instances like a snow day or other school cancellation (power outage anyone?), reminders about late starts and other opportunities that require us to get out information to you quickly
  • Updates on the data we get from the MAP assessment
  • Discussion around our Professional Learning Conversations that we host at Sioux Trail on Thursday mornings
  • An update from Superintendent Clegg on the data that is being collected by the ISD 191 school board
  • Discussion with the Director of Special Education on report cards and meetings that require classroom teachers
I hope this insight into the life of an elementary principal was interesting - keep posting comments and sharing ideas!