JCHS Instructional News

News & Celebrations from James Clemens High School

October 26, 2014

Hello Jets,

As always, there is lots of great news to report this week! Be sure to check out the tweets by clicking the buttons at the bottom of the page. You'll find that Jets are doing amazing things on the athletic court / field, in the community, and in the classroom!


:) Alyson

Coming Up This Week...

Tuesday, Oct. 28th- Pilot's Lounge: CPS Session w/ Nancy Hartfield

Wednesday, Oct. 29th- Jet PAC Meeting (Pupil Advisory Council) 11:00-12:00 in D122

Wednesday, Oct. 29th- Terminal Tours (1st, 2nd, and 4th Blocks)

Friday, Oct. 31st- Collaborative Day (Lunch will be served at 11:45ish in the cafeteria and will be followed by our collaborative learning session at 12:45.)

*Reminder: Please turn in the green reflection sheets between now and Friday. Thanks for taking the time to think through the questions.

Sharing Our Learning:

Several great shares have come to my attention lately either via email or tweets. Some may be applicable for your learning goals / PLPs. Some fit perfectly with previous and upcoming whole group learning. Please continue to share your learning.

We are better together!

The Secret Lives of Teachers

This article reminds of us of the quote about empathy and getting our stories out there. The first step begins with us and the sharing of our stories. I look forward to hearing about what our Flight Crew does in their "Secret Lives" as we continue building community at JC this year!

(Thanks to Carol Bohatch for sharing this article.)

Building Community & Making Meaningful Connections

Our Collaborative Day on Friday will be a continuation of our work toward the goals we've set as a faculty. It will also serve as a continuation of the goal of becoming a cohesive community of learners. The times we get as a whole faculty are precious. I look forward to spending the afternoon with the best faculty anywhere! To quote Mrs. Nichols (& Cheers), "Sometimes You Wanna Go Where Everybody Knows Your Name"...

See you there on Friday!

🎶This song's for you, Ms. Nichols! 🎶

Srta. Crouch's Strategy Website

Check out all of the Before, During, and After strategies Mary is collecting!

Check out Srta. Crouch's website for content literacy strategies! http://srtacrouchjchs.wix.com/readingstrats#!during-strategies/cm8a #proudtobeaJET #MCSlearn #JCHSjets

Partnership Principle- EQUALITY

Thanks to Liz Vaughn for sharing this image of equality.

Partnership Principles- VOICE & CHOICE

Reminders About Growth Mindset

Thanks to Donna Fuell for the above article. Be sure to check out great the accompanying graphic.

Thanks to Jane Herndon for this timely article that really gets to the heart of why a growth mindset matters.

Around JC This Week...

Let's Connect!!

Things JETS are Tweeting About:

Flight Crew on Instagram

Something for Everyone...Pinterest

Contact Info:
Alyson Carpenter, Instructional Partner
James Clemens High School
Madison City Schools / Madison Alabama

Phone: 256-216-5313
Email: acarpenter@madisoncity.k12.al.us