WEEK AT A GLANCE

MONDAY, rocktober 21, 2019

  • Staff Outs: Danielle Linville, Tanisha Thomas, Maddie Wittich

tuesday, rocktober 22, 2019 (7:20 am morning meeting)

  • Staff Outs: Tanisha Thomas

  • IA#1: Reading (Grades 3-8)

  • IA #1: Mathematics Day 1 (Kindergarten)

  • Boys Soccer Game vs. Cardinal Charter @ 619 Snow Hill Rd. (4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Wednesday, rocktober 23, 2019 (7:20 am morning meeting)

  • Early Leave: Mike Schollmeyer (2:40 pm)

  • IA #1: Mathematics (Grades K-8)

thursday, rocktober 24, 2019 (7:20 am morning meeting)

  • Staff Outs: Darius Long

  • IA#1: Social Studies (Grades 5-8)

  • Read to Achieve Assessment: 4th Grade

friday, rocktober 25, 2019 (7:20 am morning meeting)

  • Staff Outs: Lori Myers, Julia Sweeney, Graham White

  • IA #1: Science (Grades 5-8)

  • 6th Grade Field Trip: East Durham Park (1:30 pm - 3:00 pm)

  • 7th Grade Field Trip: Duke Gardens (1:15 pm - 3:05 pm)

  • Jaguar Jam Out @ Holton Center(4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

  • Tier II RTI Plans Finalized

  • End of 1st Quarter

  • STEP Testing: Round 1 Complete

  • Distribute EL Needs Assessmnets

  • Elementary Movie Night <After-Hour Sign-Up>


MJ Memo - Joy Spotlight.png

Anders Campbell & Hannah Akpaete

Stay tuned for next week’s Joy Spotlight where we will celebrate Anders Campbell and Hannah Akpaete!

Screen Shot 2019-10-20 at 2.53.12 PM.png
Screen Shot 2019-10-20 at 2.51.46 PM.png
MJ Memo - Birthdays.png

Monday, Rocktober 21
Angie Lopez (4); Hector Lemus-Gamboa (7)

Tuesay, Rocktober 22
Zaire Lindsay (3); Jose Jaimes (7); Abby Hunt (staff)

Wednesday, Rocktober 23
Brittany Puente-Valladeres (K)

Thursday, Rocktober 24
Jakelin Hernandez Gomez (1); Zachariah Klene (1); Ezekiel Klene (1); Jennifer Perez (2); Alexis De La Cruz (6)

Friday, Rocktober 25
N/A

Saturday, Rocktober 26
Kareem Frederick (1); Nicole Mercado (7)

Sunday, Rocktober 27
Jose Monroy-Sinay (1); Jorge Jaimes-Saldana (2); Luis Perez Rodriguez (5)

MJ Memo - Month.png

Week of Rocktober 28, 2019
RTI Tier II Interventions Begin (10/28)
Quarter 2 7th/8th Grade Enrichment Rotation (10/28)
Office Begins Scheduling Q1 Parent Conferences (10/28)
Lockdown Drill (9:15 am)
BTSP Cohort Meeting (10/29)
EC Progress Report Translation Requests Due (10/29)
ILT Participates in Instructional Leadership Cohort PD (10/28 - 10/30)
RTI Parent Conference Paperwork Complete (10/31)
Trunk or Treat / Harvest Festival (10/31)
Data Day (No School for Students) (11/1)
Q1 Grades Due in Kickboard (11/1)

Week of November 4, 2019
Fall Book Fair (11/4 - 11/9)
EL Needs Assessments Due (11/4)
GLL Meeting (4:00 pm - 4:30 pm) (11/5)
Fall Sports Banquet (6:30 pm - 8:00 pm) (11/6)
Q1 Awards Submission Deadline (11/6)
K-4 Team Meeting (4:00 pm - 5:00 pm) (11/6)
Q1 Report Cards Re-Built @ 8:00 am (11/7)
Q1 Parent Conferences (8:00 am - 6:00 pm) / No School for Students (11/8)

Week of November 11, 2019
Veteran’s Day / No School for Students or Staff (11/11)
IER Round 1 (11/12 - 12/6)
Class Pictures / Re-Takes (11/12)
BTSP Cohort Meeting (4:00 pm - 5:00 pm) (11/12)
K-4 Team Meeting (4:00 pm - 5:00 pm) (11/13)
Fire Drill @ 9:15 am (11/13)
High School Night (4:00 pm - 7:30 pm) (11/14) <After Hour Sign-Up Event>
Middle School Skate Party (1:00 pm - 3:30 pm) (11/15)
Elementary Swag Party (11/15)



Shout Outs Title.png
  • Varkey for setting up our scholars to produce quality writing in Social Studies! (CH)

  • Wells, Aponte, and Martin for continual revision of IAs so we can gather meaningful data next week! (CH)

  • Mosley for bring joy into every class and giving her 6th graders a run for their money with multiplication! (CH)

  • Sircar for constantly thinking about how to streamline processes at Joy and make communication clearer! (CH)

  • Harrison for maintaining the trend of exciting, laughter-filled assemblies that reinforce our school values! (CH)

  • Wells for embracing a new role and providing high-quality instruction to our 8th math scholars! (CH)

  • Wittich and Powell for awesome implementation of read aloud action steps that have scholars talking, laughing, and engaged in their class texts! (CH)

  • Bikowski for being a constant troubleshooting partner. It's a good thing (at least for me) that you sit two feet away. (CH)

  • Stockton for hosting the first recruitment meeting of the year and making moves to help the future of our school! (CH)

  • Shout out to Anders Campbell appreciate our convos about the pod. (JM)

  • Shoutout to Christine Hall and Jess Conn for coordinating iReady diagnostics for middle school. (JM)

  • Shout out to Australia Clay for providing perspective on working to resolve student conflicts. (JM)

  • Shout out to Jill Alexandre for making sure our scholars have the support they need for success. (JM)

  • Shout out to Sarah Humphrey and Jared Lopez for helping our friend in 5th grade find a good book to spend his weekend with! (JM)

  • Shout out to Katelan Frye for providing helpful additional perspective on our 7th graders. (JM)

  • Shout out to Mike Schollmeyer for fighting for our soccer players every day. (JM)

  • Shout out to Emily Michelman and Tim Rhue for making sure our friend in 7th is set up for success. (JM)

  • Shout out to Sarah Humphrey for juggling so many responsibilities with so much joy and patience! (MW)

  • Shout out to Jacob Martin for creating so many opportunities for joy in the 6th grade this week! (MW)

  • Shout out to Hannah Akpaete for the laughter she brought to indoor recess this week. (MW)

  • Shout out to Jackie Aponte for being kid centered 100% of the time and making sure kids are getting what they need to succeed. (MW)

  • Shout out to Lindsey Harrison for leading a creative and engaging community time. (MW)

  • Shout out to Coach M. for his leadership of the cross country team this year! (MW)

  • Shoutout to Brittany Cohens - such a blessing to have you step in when someone is out and teach incredible lessons without any notice. Also for organizing an awesome 4th grade field trip. You rock. (WV)

  • Shoutout to Alex Herzing for being so thoughtful in how he prepares for and responds to every one of his kids. Your incredibly hard work is truly paying off in every way. (WV)

  • Shoutout to Amanda Bikowski for doing a million things extremely well. (WV)

  • Shoutout to Dylan, because, ya know, you're Dylan. (WV)

  • Shoutout to Chad - Watching you greet elementary and middle schoolers by those stairs is a joy. You also step in to help out in the mornings if you notice someone is missing without hesitation. (WV)

  • Shout out to Miya for truly exemplifying excellence is a habit. Your work ethic is inspiring and I love seeing the positive impact you have on your kids. You’re amazing! (MB)

  • Shout out to Ms. Cohens and Mr. Long for helping me and covering my class while I'm out! (BR)

  • Bela and Sam - Thanks for jumping in to help with important parent calls without being asked. And for very thoughtful support. (MS)

  • Darius - I appreciate you handling a delicate situation quickly and efficiently, in a way that shows our kids that we really care. And that we don't tolerate hate inside or outside of our community. (MS)

  • Carlos Macias and Danny Hernandez - If you didn't help to organize our soccer uniforms, I might be too frazzled to do my day job. (MS)

  • Taylor Wells - #allhands. You're a Godsend for our 8th graders. (MS)

  • Denise Robinson - for dropping whatever you were doing instantly to come and rescue me and 28 young men who wound up at the wrong field yesterday. One more, "Coach, what are we going to do?" "Coach, does the other team know we're here?", or "Coach, will we have time to stretch?" might have done me in. (MS)

  • Dylan Howlett - you deserve a little Yankee magic this weekend. (MS)

  • Janelle, the Bus Driver, who is giving her time on Wednesday and Thursday to work with the MJCS STEP TEAM. She has a passion for Steppig, and leadership. (AC)

  • Shout for Mr. Rhe for making clases operate without a glitch by placing those in the classrooms who can keep the education flowing in the teacher's absence. (AC)

  • For Bela and the Leadership Team who watches out for scholars and parents, in and outside the school. (AC)

  • For teachers and staff who work tirelessly at MJCS and still have children and home responsibilities of their own. (AC)

  • For Mrs. Robinson and the bus drivers who make sure our scholars get to Joy daily and home without danger, fear, or trepidation. (AC)

  • For Cina and the Cafeteria staff who feed our scholars daily. (AC)

  • For Digna and Daniel who keep our building clean on a daily basis. (AC)

  • For our parents who support MJCS in every way possible. (AC)

  • For the Joy Community who keep a watch out for the school after hours as much as possible. (AC)

  • For our off duty Police Officers who are at Joy daily watching out for, keeping us safe, and our scholars too. (AC)

  • For all our teachers, for all they do for our scholars academically, never allowing anything to get by them. (AC)

  • For Mr. Melvin who makes things happen in Joy, He is our RESIDENTIAL FIXER UPPER!!! Thank You Mr. Melvin for all you do. (AC)

  • A huge Shout Out for Mr. Bailey, Thanks for being our P.A.L. (Pretty Awesome Leader). (AC)

  • For the scholars who give us a challenge every day. (AC)

  • Shoutout to Katie and Amanda for staying after school for a Lifelong Readers PD to help support our teachers even more. (OC)

  • Shoutout to Lori for creating a positive, joyful classroom and constantly looking for new ways to support her Kindergarten scholars. (OC)

  • Shoutout to Ana Karen and Elizabeth for always stepping in to cover and help with a smile. (OC)

  • Shoutout to all Elementary teams for going all in during STEP Collaborative Scoring sessions with Vickie and quickly implementing feedback on STEP administration. (OC)

  • Shoutout to Marvin for setting scholars up for success during Reader's Workshop by selecting purposeful independent work for centers, chunking multi-part directions into smaller steps, and scanning the entire classroom to use least invasive interventions. (OC)

  • Shoutout to Danielle for working hard to help Elementary teams organize Lifelong Readers books so they are ready for next year and easy to use this year. (OC)

  • Shoutout to Krysten for making her Kindergarten Writing lessons as rigorous as possible by pushing for full and complete answers and building habits in students to use the resources in their classroom to spell words. (OC)

  • Shoutout to Myra for facilitating a comprehensive IA review for Kinder scholars so they are prepared for both the content and the format of their first big kid test next week. (OC)

  • Shoutout to Shelley for using a positive, natural tone during STEP administration so that her Kinder scholars feel excited to show what they know, not intimidated by their first testing experience. (OC)

  • Shoutout to Katie S. for jumping right in to support Elementary Carpool when we were short-staffed. You're a life saver! (OC)

  • Shoutout to Miya for encouraging students to find and cite text evidence to support their thinking in inferential questions during Guided Reading so that they are prepared to do the same thing on STEP tests. (OC)

  • Shoutout to Jackie for asking really thoughtful questions and thinking critically about students' comprehension responses on the STEP test to make sure they are complete, rigorous, and meet a high level of rigor. (OC)

  • Huge shoutout to Ana Karen for stepping in to pick up both kindergarten and first grade car riders, run Elementary carpool with me on Friday with only two people, and stay with the remaining car riders until 4:00. Don't know what I would have done without you. (OC)

  • Shout out to Danielle for always exemplifying warm-strict. You hold the kids to the highest standards possible, but nevertheless they love your class! (HL)

  • Shout out to Julia and Jess Conn for being awesome thought partners around how to get our kids what they need. Your positive problem-solving mindset in the face of what many people would see as insurmountable problems is so encouraging and helpful! (HL)

MJ Memo - Excellence.png

Interim Assessment Best Practices

Screen Shot 2019-10-20 at 12.46.47 PM.png

MJ Memo - Choose.png
IMG_20190920_123007.jpg
Screen Shot 2019-10-20 at 12.53.20 PM.png
Screen Shot 2019-10-20 at 12.52.58 PM.png
Screen Shot 2019-10-20 at 12.52.34 PM.png
Screen Shot 2019-10-20 at 12.52.18 PM.png
Screen Shot 2019-10-20 at 12.52.02 PM.png
Screen Shot 2019-10-20 at 12.51.31 PM.png
Screen Shot 2019-10-20 at 12.53.09 PM.png