Weekly Round Up 8/21/2016

At Ballard High School, our mission is to maximize every minute with our students to provide them high level, responsive, engaging instruction in a safe, student-centered environment where all are treated with dignity and kindness.


images (1) Everyone’s self-reflection, Professional Growth Goal, and Professional Development Plan are due to the evaluating principal by Monday, Aug. 29 (the list of evaluators is in the staff handbook, but ask if you can’t find it).

images (1) Here are some creative, engaging ways to assess student learning: http://www.edutopia.org/discussion/10-fun-filled-formative-assessment-ideas?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialflow (Framework for Teaching, Domain 3 – Instruction, Component D – Using Assessment in Instruction)

Power of Positivity

Check out this blog to learn “10 Easy Ways to Create an Amazing Classroom Culture” in order to make your classroom one that is positive and student-centered:



√ Last week we welcomed a new custodian – Eugene Curtain – to our 2nd shift team!

√ Our Fall sports teams are all off to a great start this season.  I hope you all find an opportunity to go see some of our Bruins in action.

√ If you attended any professional development sessions over the summer that were not at Ballard or JCPS, please submit your paperwork to Tonkeyta Rodgers so that you can get your credit hours.  Everyone will need a total of 12 credit hours completed in order to be off Friday, September 30.


Happy Birthday in August to: James Underwood (1st), Shelby Daeschner (3rd), Barbara Virnig (3rd), Claudia Rosas (4th), Miles Gordon (7th), Eddie Fossett (10th), Bill Lacap (13th), Michael Abrams (20th), Mary Eschels (21st), Jenny Lin (23rd), Alice Ritter (27th), and Chris Kinney (30th)!



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