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									                                                        Welcome to
                                                     SW Middle School
                                                        2010-2011
                                                     Faculty Handbook


 This handbook should be used as a supplement to the Student Handbook.
     Teachers should be completely familiar with the contents of both
                             publications.

This handbook has been developed for the convenience of all staff members at
SW Middle School. It is a document containing policies, practices and bulletins
related to the professional learning community. Please read this document
carefully. During the coming school year, I welcome your questions and
suggestions related to the content of this handbook. Please feel free to stop by
at your convenience throughout the year to discuss any revisions or items of
mutual concern. If you are assigned a mentor, your mentor is also a great
resource of information.


Setting High Expectations . . . . . . with Help Along the Way!



Beverly Bonner

Middle School Principal

bbonner@swr5.k12.mo.us
ACADEMIC RECOVERY
Academic Recovery is an after school study hall for students working on academics and/or make up
hours. Students are to bring their studies to the assigned classroom or lab. A calendar will be available in
the MS office each month for dates.
     All regular handbook rules apply.
     PBS and discipline rules apply.
     This is not a time for social activities.
     AR is a privilege.

ASSEMBLY PROCEDURE
Teachers will be given prior notice concerning the scheduling of assembly programs, including pertinent
details and specific instructions. Teachers are to take their students to the assembly, sit with them and
supervise them for the duration of the assembly. Students are to sit in their assigned grade level sections.
There is also an assembly bell schedule in the appendix.

BOOKS
Issuance
Teachers have a professional responsibility to account for all books issued to them for distribution to
students and to impress upon students the importance of caring for the books issued to them. Teachers
should know the replacement cost of each book and share this information with students. The replacement
cost will be considered to be the purchase cost of the book for the first five years. After a book is in use
for five years, the replacement cost shall be considered to be 1/2 the purchase cost. EACH TEACHER IS
REQUIRED TO KEEP A RECORD OF THE BOOK NUMBER ASSIGNED TO EACH STUDENT
AND THE CONDITION OF THE BOOK WHEN ISSUED. The condition of the book should be a
specific description. Teachers are to witness that students print their names and name of the teacher on the
inside cover of the book. If no space is provided for this, teachers may obtain book plates from the main
office.

When a student withdraws, they must return books to teachers. The teacher will then sign off on the
withdraw slip. Should a student fail to return a book or return a damaged book, the teacher will indicate
the replacement cost of the book on the withdraw slip.

Lost Books

Students are required to pay for lost books at the market price to replace the book.

BUILDING UPKEEP
   All doors except main entrance area and cafeteria entrance area will remain locked during the day.
   Under NO circumstances are rocks or any other object to be used to ―prop‖ open any doors. It
     causes a shift in the way the door hangs and ruins the rubber seal under the bottom of the door.
   Clutter…get rid of it! Keep your room organized and neat at all times. I understand projects will
     make it messy from time to time and that’s great, but there is a difference between ―clutter‖ and
     projects.
   Do not let maintenance issues go. If something is not right in your room, let the building principal
     know.




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CAFETERIA INFORMATION (LUNCH & BREAKFAST)
Breakfast
Cafeteria serving time is between 7:15 AM and 7:55 AM for everybody. This includes students, faculty
and staff members. Do not accept students arriving to school late and eating breakfast late as an
excuse for being tardy unless you have been notified about late buses.

Lunch/Recess          Recess is a privilege.
The normal lunch times will be from 11:51 AM – 12:25 PM. Refer to lunch duty schedule and recess
duty schedule. Students without IDs will stand against the wall across from the office until dismissed by
office personnel on duty.

5th grade recess ~ students are to exit at 11:45 A.M. The recess duty teacher is responsible for
supervision. Students are not to run to the playground or cut through the parking lot. Students without ID
badges are to stand next to the wall at the middle school. They are not to attend recess. Students not
completing their assignments may not have recess. They are assigned to 5th grade lunch study hall.

Lunch Count
Take a lunch count 1st hour and place it on your attendance slip. Be sure and include yourself if you are
going to be eating.

CLASSROOMS, CARE OF
Classrooms are to be maintained in a neat, orderly fashion. Bulletin boards should be inviting and kept
up-to-date. It is the responsibility of the teacher to keep a close check of the condition of all desks and
equipment in the room. The marking or defacing of desks or other school property should not be tolerated.
Desks should be kept free of debris.

Broken or damaged classroom equipment should be reported to building principal. If at any time rooms
are not being given the attention they need to maintain a clean room, please notify the building principal
immediately.

CLASSROOM ATTENDANCE
Class Participation, Grade and Detentions
Students are expected to arrive at each class and ready for instruction prior to the sounding of tardy bell.
For tardy students, TEACHERS ARE TO CONSIDER STUDENT TARDINESS AS THEIR OWN
AREA OF PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY, FIRST COUNSEL LATE STUDENTS AND
INSIST THAT THEY BE ON TIME. TEACHER AUTHORITY OVER THEIR STUDENTS IS
PRESERVED IF THE TEACHER CAN SOLVE THE PROBLEM AT THE CLASSROOM
LEVEL.

Each teacher is to maintain a careful record of each day of student attendance, in the class book provided
by the school. It is each teacher's express responsibility to make a careful check each period to determine
that the names of all students absent from class appear on the absentee list

Teachers have a responsibility to report all cases of excessive class absenteeism to the administration for
follow-up with the parent. A returning absentee must show to each classroom teacher the admittance pass
which was issued upon return. No student should be accepted back in class after an absence unless
presenting this pass.

Students are not to be excused from classrooms to use the telephone, except in cases of emergency. In that
case, the teacher will issue a pass in the student handbook to the office; the office will determine if the
phone may be used. The office secretary will sign the pass for the return to class.

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Students are not to be excused from classrooms to go to lockers, the drinking fountain, or restrooms,
except in the case of emergency. If it becomes necessary for a student to be excused, the teacher is to
initial the student handbook pass indicating the time the student has left and the intended destination of
the student. No more than one student should be out of the classroom at any one time. Teachers are to set
reasonable limits to the number of times students will be allowed out of the classroom.

Past experience has shown various forms of disruptive behavior can be avoided if all teachers abide by the
following practice: At or near the conclusion of each class, have all students remain seated until the
moment the passing bell rings. All teachers are required to establish classroom rules to achieve this goal
as a normal daily practice. Students in special areas, such as gymnasiums, libraries and laboratory type
classes are to remain inside their room until the dismissal bell signals the end of the period.

Student Tardiness To Class
The teacher is the person primarily responsible for having students report to class on time. Teachers are to
take appropriate measures to insure that students arrive at class, are seated and ready for instruction by the
time the final tardy bell sounds. Teachers are encouraged in addressing tardiness by the uses of the
CLASS PARTICIPATION GRADE, which becomes part of a student's overall grade for each marking
period. A student who is late for class is unable to fully participate in the educational process and this
should be reflected as part of a class participation grade.

                    REFER TO STUDENT HANDBOOK FOR TARDY POLICY

CLASS RECORD BOOKS AND GRADE QUICK
A class record book is the school's OFFICIAL RECORD of matters relating to each student in each
teacher's class. It must be complete in scope and accurately done and kept up to date. Up to date grades
are to be posted so that all parents can have access to their student’s current standing in any class. All
teachers are required to keep class record books, showing a record of attendance and grades. Each student
must receive an average of two grades per week. Class record books shall show all grades, appropriately
annotated for clarity of meaning. Each class of students shall have a complete record of grades to include
the two or four quarterly grades and 1 or 2 semester grades depending on the status of the semester or year
long class.

Class record books are subject to review by the principal. Teachers' class books are to be retained within
the building for 2 years. Accordingly, all teachers will be required to turn in their class books to the main
office at the end of each school year. Refer to list of grade reporting dates on pages 14-15.

SW Middle School uses SIS for all classes. We will review the program again for those new to the school
and those who need a quick refresher course. State law still requires that we keep a ―hardcopy‖ grade
book. You do not need to enter names in your grade book, just be sure and put class hour, class name and
quarter printouts in each class area. At the end of each quarter and semester, there must be a detailed print
out stapled into your grade book. Do NOT turn in your grade book without these final documents. If you
need assistance with SIS please let the office or other faculty members know and you will receive the
needed training. It is of utmost importance that these grades be kept current and accurate throughout the
school year.

CLASS ROSTERS
There will always be class roster changes. As they happen the office will get updates to you as soon as we
can. Delay putting any information in your grade book the first week until all the transfers and drops are
completed. Make a copy of a grade book page and use that for the first couple of weeks if necessary.



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CONFIDENTIALITY/STUDENT RECORDS/STUDENT MEDICAL
Student records and files carry a comprehensive school history of each student from the time he entered
the school system. Included are test scores, grades, family status, and comments on past academic
progress. Because of the nature of these records, all professional staff members must observe strict
confidentiality.

Use of Records
       School personnel may refer to cumulative records for a better understanding of student’s
       capabilities and past performances.

Location of Records and Check Out Procedures
       The SW Middle School counselor is responsible for the upkeep, maintaining and accuracy of all
       student files. Teachers wishing to review a file must make arrangements with the counselor to
       obtain them and view them in the MS office. Files MAY NOT be taken out of the middle school
       office for any reason.

Additions to Records
       Teachers are encouraged to report to the counselor any information concerning changes in family
       status (death of a parent, remarriage of a parent, students moving outside of home, etc.) The
       counselor upon receiving such information must verify it is as accurate with involved sources
       prior to making any changes in the students file.

Confidentiality
      Each student has an explicit right to full confidentiality. Discussions about students, and/or student
      family situations, in and/or out of school are a direct breech of that confidentiality. Best practice
      suggests our communication regarding a student is done in a professional, caring and guarded
      manner.

COMPUTER ROOM PROCEDURES
Only students who have signed Acceptable Use Agreement forms will be allowed on the computer
system. A list of students with AUAs is on the highlights folder.

      Teachers must sign up for computer lab or keyboarding lab time on the highlight/shared folder.
      Teachers are to walk the room and monitor the students.
      Absolutely no food or drink will be allowed in the computer room even after school during
       academic recovery.
      Students will have assigned seats. Teachers will inspect each work station before class work
       begins and before the class is dismissed; keyboards will be check to see if keys have been moved.
      Damage to the computer lab in anyway will be reported to the office ASAP.
      Students are not allowed to save documents on the computers; they are to use USB memory sticks.

CSIP & MSIP
A committee of several people, including teachers, administrators, board members, parents and patrons of
the community has been highly involved in identifying the strengths and weaknesses of our school. In
addition, specific goals and plans of action have been put in place to continue to guide our district
forward.

All employees should make it a personal goal to become familiar with the CSIP plan. The CSIP plan is
on the school website.

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CURRICULUM
All available educational statistics and data confirm that districts with well organized and well aligned
curriculums are producing the most positive student achievement results. Southwest Middle School is
taking a leadership role in the area of curriculum this year. It is expected that all faculty members will
continuously review their classroom curriculum books and keep them current with the activities and
methodologies used in meeting the GLE’s of each course.


      Curriculum Purging – Each core area and non-core areas will work directly with their Grade Level
       Expectations and Missouri Show-Me Standards and purge those lessons and assignments that do
       not work toward the established state goals and objectives. This is very important as our children
       and we ourselves as a school are graded by our students’ ability to perform well on MAP (grades
       5-8) and MAP EOC tests (only taken by Algebra I students). By identifying and keying in on
       those standards and GLE’s, teachers should create assignments that serve as enrichment, hands-on,
       practical application skills for students. Student engagement is a must to improve test scores and
       prepare our youth for high school, secondary education, and career choices.

      Curriculum Alignment – Each core area and non-core areas will input and implement a working
       curriculum that clearly identifies standards and GLE’s. (refer to the Curriculum Director).

      EOC Enrichment (8th grade Algebra I students) – Each core area will come up with a set of EOC
       terms, phrases, and practical applications and share them with the rest of the staff. The non-core
       areas will serve as enrichment/reinforcement by using these items in their daily instruction as
       much as possible.

Southwest Middle School will be utilizing appropriated PDC money to help provide time and materials to
accomplish all of the above.

Future Scheduling Considerations
    Interdisciplinary Teams
    Vertical and Horizontal Teaming

    Curriculum + Educational Leaders + Best Instructional Practices =
                     Improved Student Achievement

DISCIPLINE            Refer to PBS Notebook for other information.
It is expected that all teachers will maintain conditions in classrooms so that effective school work can be
accomplished. If discipline problems arise which the teacher feels cannot be handled alone, the problem
should be referred to the principal immediately. If a teacher needs a student removed from the classroom,
please send another student to the office for assistance.

If you have a student in the classroom that becomes violent and you are fearful for the safety of the class
and yourself, please have your students exit the classroom. Then send someone for help.

REFER TO PBS HANDBOOK FOR MATRIX – detailed systems.

Please read through the following information carefully.

      If this is a first time offense and it does not qualify for immediate referral, you must complete the
       following: 1) Hold a one-on-one meeting with the student and possible hole punch; 2) Call the
       parent as soon as possible and discuss the situation; and 3) Have the student fill out a Code of
       Conduct in the counselor’s office or classroom.
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      If this is a repeat offense, please be sure you list all meeting dates, contact names and numbers,
       and any other intervention strategies that you attempted on the referral. Calling a student down in
       class does not qualify as a one-on-one meeting. Complete the referral immediately and correctly
       (time, date, hour, student grade) and send it with the student to the office.

      If the offense qualifies for an immediate referral, send the student to the office. When it is
       convenient for you, complete the referral form and bring it to the office.


DRESS CODE FOR FACULTY AND STAFF and ID BADGES

Business casual will be allowed, no shorts. Denim jeans with a SW shirt or red/black shirt may be worn
only on Fridays. PE teachers may wear shorts for their classes, but when they enter the classroom,
hallways, cafeterias or any mainstream areas of the school, pants are to be worn.

ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL FACULTY AND STAFF ARE TO WEAR THEIR ID BADGES.

E-MAIL

Most communication and announcements to staff will occur through e-mails. Teachers are expected to
check their e-mail accounts every day. If there is an urgent message, one will be delivered to room,
usually on colored paper. Some messages will be placed in your mailboxes.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF SEX, HANDICAPPING
CONDITION AND/OR AGE
The Southwest R-V School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, handicapping condition
and/or age in the education programs or activities which it operates. This policy on non-discrimination
includes the following areas: recruitment and appointment of employees; employment pay and benefits;
counseling services for students; access by students to educational programs, course offerings and student
activities.

FACULTY ATTENDANCE
You, the teachers, are the very most important part of the learning process!!! Without you, learning at a
higher level slows greatly or comes to a stop all together. As good as many of our substitute teachers are,
none can do the job you are trained to do. Your students need you here! Your school needs you here!

Appointments          You may set these up through middle school office. Please do so as soon as you
                      know your dates and times so we can secure quality substitutes. As much as
                      possible, please make every attempt to schedule appointments after school hours.
                      Please reframe from making appointments during professional development days.

Field Trips           Middle School Field Trips are attached to academics; 8th grade has a privileged
                      promotion trip.




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                These field trips should be scheduled as soon as possible. Bus requests should be
                placed 2-3 weeks ahead. Cafeteria should be informed 2-3 weeks prior to trip.
                Permission slips are required for all trips.

                If you need your class covered when you are on a field trip, please notify the
                middle school office when the trip is scheduled. This usually pertains to teachers
                teaching multiple age groups.

                5th Grade ~ Science Discovery Center (parents may attend per the center
                requirement) before MAP testing; _______________________________.

                6th Grade ~ Springfield Little Theatre before MAP testing; Carver’s home.

                7th Grade ~ Natural’s Game

                8th Grade ~ ______________ before MAP testing; Promotion trip scheduled the
                last 2 weeks of school and this is a privileged trip.

                Services Learning Field Trips ~ Are encouraged but get prior approval by
                building principal.

Follow Up       You will need to sign off on an absence form with JoAnn in the office as soon as
                you return. These forms are necessary for day(s) you are absent.

                These are submitted to the Central Office, all absences are logged and monitored.
                These items will show up on your monthly paycheck stub. Please watch them
                carefully and notify the office if any discrepancies arise.

Illness         Call JoAnn 417-847-7703 as soon as you know you are not going to be at
                school due to an illness. You may call as early as 6:00AM or late at night as
                necessary. If you have not contacted her by 7:00AM, make every attempt to come
                on in to school. It is almost impossible to get a substitute after 7:00AM.

Personal Days   Requests for personal days MUST go through the principal’s office. According to
                district policy a minimum of 48 hours notice is required. While your personal days
                are yours to use, remember they must be approved. My approval will be based
                upon the following items:
                     Timeliness of request – Met deadline according to school policy
                     Availability of quality substitute
                     School events (MAP Testing, Finals, Special Events, etc….)
                     Number of Staff Absences

Sub-Folder      All teachers are to complete a sub-folder and submit it to the office for approval.
                The following items MUST be included in Substitute Teacher Folders:
                              Daily Schedule
                              PBS – warnings, hole punches, Code of Conducts, office referrals
                              Copies of Class Rosters
                              Computer Lab Rules
                              Assigned seats
                              Explanation of Record Keeping (Absences, Tardies, Grades, lunch count)
                              Duty Schedule (Highlight your duties)
                              Special Information (Supplies, Dressing Out for PE, Equipment Use, Food &
                               Drink Rule, Restroom Rule, etc….)
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                                    Lesson Plans (At least 3 prepared lesson plans that substitute teacher can use as
                                     filler)
                                    How Should the Room Look When The Substitute Teacher Leaves
                                    Substitute Response Form – Requesting them to report on each hour and how
                                     things went.

The sub folder will be returned once approved. The sub folder must be kept up to date and where it can
easily be seen.

FACULTY MEETINGS
Full, formal, monthly faculty meeting will be scheduled tentatively for the 2nd Wednesday of the month
after school. These times may be adjusted throughout the year based upon unforeseen circumstances and
events that may occur throughout the year. Every attempt will be made to give teachers a 5 day notice for
unscheduled faculty meetings. Informational meetings will be held throughout the year. It is important
that teachers get involved at faculty meetings. As we continue to develop a positive ―Professional
Learning Community‖ the communication and professional collegiality between staff members must
continue to be a matter of high importance.

                                        2011SWMS Staff Meetings
                                                  Subject to Change
                                         Wednesday, August 18
                                        Wednesday, September 8
                                         Wednesday, October 13
                                        Wednesday, November 10
                                        Wednesday, December 8
                                         Wednesday, January 12
                                         Wednesday, February 9
                                          Wednesday, March 9
                                          Wednesday, April 13
                                          Wednesday, May 4


FOOD AND BEVERAGE

No teachers or students may sell food items, candies or beverages of any kind. Any items for sale will
occur through the middle school office or counselor’s office. Students may not buy sodas from the pop
machine unless it is deemed a privilege by the classroom teacher. The teacher has to send a note to the
middle school office stating the privilege. Students may not buy sodas from the elementary. The middle
school makes a profit from the water and soda sales. Profit from the water and soda sales goes to SWMS
Student Council.

Students may purchase water from the water machines. It is up to the teacher if the student is allowed to
bring the water bottle to class.

FUNDRAISING ~ Middle school does very little fundraising. Most fundraising occurs through PTO
and high school clubs. Middle School Student Council may do fundraisers with the approval of the
middle school principal.




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EMERGENCY SITUATIONS

Fire                  Signal - The “FIRE SIGNAL” at Middle School is a series of shrill blasts and
                      flashing lights. Fire drills are important exercise practices to help insure the safety
                      of students in case of an emergency. The teacher should appoint students in each
                      class to see that all windows and doors are closed. At the earliest possible date after
                      the opening of school, the teacher should review with all classes the instructions for
                      leaving the room. The exiting instructions for each room will be found in a frame
                      by the door of the classroom.

                      Pupils are to line up and leave the room as soon as possible after the fire bell
                      sounds. Pupils should remain in line and move rapidly without running, to their
                      proper locations on the grounds. No one is to return to the building until the all
                      clear signal is given by the building principal.

                      Without exception, all persons should leave the building. There is to be absolutely
                      no talking from the time the fire signal sounds until the pupils return to their rooms.
                      Teachers must accompany their classes and be sure that strict order is maintained.
                      Teachers are to take class registers and check attendance.

Weather               Signal – The “Inclement Weather Signal” at SW Middle School is long bell/or
                      all call from the office or the tornado siren from across the road. Upon hearing
                      this signal all students are to line up and leave the rooms as soon as possible and go
                      to their assigned spot in the hallway. Students will get on their knees, clasp their
                      hands over the back of their heads and bend forward as tight as possible. Teachers
                      are to take attendance books and take roll. There is to be no talking from the time
                      the signal starts until the ―all clear‖ has been issued.

Intruder              Signal – The “Intruder Signal” at SW Middle School is a verbal command that
                      SW Middle School is now in a ―lockdown‖ situation. Upon hearing this command,
                      those teachers who are responsible for ―door guard‖ must escort their students to
                      the pre-arranged room. Once students are safely in assigned rooms, the teachers
                      will lock the door. The students will be directed to the safest corner in the room and
                      remain absolutely silent. USE GOOD JUDGEMENT TO ENSURE THE SAFETY
                      OF STUDENTS. DO NOT OPEN YOUR DOOR TO YOUR PRINCIPAL
                      ONLY TO LAW ENFORCEMENT.

EVALUATION
Please become familiar with the following evaluation tools. You will find them in the appendix of this
manual.

                                Walk-Through Observation, IPI
                                Formative Observation; we will have a pre-observation visit to discuss
                                 the lesson.
                                Summative Evaluation Form




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Grade Chairs and Core Chairs ~ Trips & Promotion
This procedure will allow us to disseminate information and or vertical teaming.


Core Chairs
Communication Arts – McKnight
Math – Evans
Science – Stephens
Soc. Studies – Stubblefield, L

Grade Chairs
5th         Carter
  th
6           Morrone
  th
7           Stubblefield, J
  th
8           Eagleburger, T

                     8th Grade Promotion/8th Grade End of Year Trip
      Promotion – will follow the day after HS graduation at 6:30 p.m.
      8th grade Promotion Trip. Three teachers 8th grade, Mrs. Long, and I will chaperone.
      8th Grade Promotion Dance – undecided at this time.
      Mrs. Long, 8th grade TAs and I will need to chaperone the dance if one is scheduled.

8th Grade Promotion needs to be handled by the 8th grade TAs and Mr. Hobson All 8th grade teachers
will be expected to attend promotion.

GRADING POLICY

All homework is due beginning of the class. Class work is due at the end of class.
       Teacher reserves the right to give end of day.

Projects or assignments completed over a period of time will be due as instructed on the rubric or grade
sheet.
       Teacher reserves the right to give end of day.

Late work
       1st day – 10% off grade.
       2nd day – 20% off grade.
       3rd day – 5 day – 30% off grade.

       No student will receive lower than a 50% in the grade book if the student completed the entire
assignment.

For example: A science worksheet is worth 25 points.
             Student turns worksheet in on third day and receives 15 out of 25 points.
             30% of 15 = 4.5        15-4.5 = 10.5
             10.5 is less than 50%; therefore the student receives 12.5 points.




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Rationale – We absolutely need students to complete new skills to build knowledge for further skills to
be learned. We are not giving the student a super low grade for being so late, but we are not rewarding
lateness either.
                           Any work over 5 days late will not receive a grade.

                                            No Work – No Grade

Students having excused absences refer to the handbook page 7 number 4. Students are allowed 2 days
per day absent to make up work. Of course, hospitalization or long illnesses out of school constitutes
alternative actions. See building principal and/or counselor for guidance.

GUEST SPEAKERS
Teachers are encouraged to utilize the knowledge and talents of members of the community. Inform the
building principal when you wish to bring guest speakers in to your classroom.

HALL PASSES
Students who are in the hallways or outside the classroom are missing out on the learning experience and
tend to get themselves into trouble. Therefore, it is essential that students remain in class unless there is a
specific reason for them to be away. During the time a student is assigned to your class, they are to be
under your supervision. PE students are to remain in the gym. Anytime a student has a need to leave
his/her assigned class to go to another class, the library, one of the school offices or the restroom, be
certain the student has his/her planner that you have signed, dated and timed.

HEALTH / NURSE REQUESTS
Students are to come to the office immediately with a signed pass from the teacher. Be sure you date and
time the pass. In most cases, the office will be able to take care of the health needs of the student. If this is
not possible, the office will make sure the student is taken care of by the school nurse.

Emergency cases: students should be sent to the health room at once without a pass, and should be
accompanied by another student or a teacher for safety reasons. If the student is in the office for health
reasons at the beginning of the class period, the office will contact the teacher stating the whereabouts of
the student.

HOMEWORK
Outside preparations are essential to a full learning experience. Regular homework assignments to
enhance previously introduced skills are encouraged. Each teacher will post all assignments and
assignment dates on their classroom whiteboards. Assignments are due on those stated dates.

KEYS
Teachers may check out keys to the buildings to which they are assigned or have instructional duties.
These keys are checked out to you one-year at a time and should be returned at the end of each school
year. Teachers may not, for any reason, loan keys to any other person. Keys may not be duplicated. If you
should misplace your keys, notify your building principal immediately.

LATEWORK POLICY

Class work and homework are due the day the teacher has deemed. Lowering of grades will occur when
students turn in late work. See grading policy for further information.

LESSON PLANS
The lesson plans of each teacher must be made out weekly in advance. They should be written so that they
are clear to any substitute teacher and readily available to that teacher. The principal will be looking at
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lesson plans during all formal / informal observations. Lesson plans are due at 8:00 a.m. on the first day
of each week. Place plans in principal’s box or e-mail the plans to the building principal.

All lesson plans should meet the established criteria for improving student achievement at Southwest
Middle School. Plans should show direct strand alignment to the GLEs. These are to be coded on the
lesson plans. Refer to requirements of the school district lesson plans. Templates are on the school
website.

LIBRARY PROCEDURES

7th and 8th graders will use the high school library. The teachers will need to contact the high school
librarian to schedule times.

5th and 6th graders will use the elementary library. The teachers will need to contact the elementary
librarian to schedule times.

PARKING FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

Middle school staff and faculty may park between the K-2 and middle school buildings. They may not
arrive while morning buses are arriving and may not leave during bus dismissal. Middle school staff and
faculty may park in front, below and behind the middle school gym. They may not park in the front
parking lot between the 3-4 elementary building and middle school building only cafeteria workers and
the public may use that area.

      Circle Drive parking area is reserved for parents and visitors.
      Elementary PK-2 – park in front of baseball fields or between the MS and PK-2 building if you
       arrive before buses unload in the a.m.
      Elementary 3-4 – On the east side of their building.
      MS – on the south and west side of the MS gym and in front to the baseball fields
      HS – on the east of their cafeteria.

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES
Southwest Middle School participates in two major Parent-Teacher Conference events each school year.
The dates and times for these conferences have already been set. They are: October 21, 2010 from
1:00PM – 7:00PM., and March 17, 2010 from 1:00PM – 7:00PM. Conferences are held in the
classrooms. Teachers are encouraged to offer reward points to their students if their parents/guardians
attend. If parents/guardians do not attend, the teacher needs to make verbal or written contact with the
parents through a phone conversation or by mail. Teachers are to keep records of their conferences.
Teachers are encouraged to schedule additional conferences throughout the year if necessary.

PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEM
Announcements will be made during TA, Teacher Advisory. Teachers/coaches having announcements
need to submit them in writing. Announcements will not be made from student requests without a
sponsor/teacher signature.




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MISSION / VISION AND ACTION PLAN OF SW MIDDLE SCHOOL

Mission Statement

      The mission of SW Middle School is to prepare students to make a meaningful contribution to
       society. The SW Middle School students seek excellence, think critically, problem solves
       efficiently, practice tolerance and thrive in their partnerships with other students, faculty and the
       community.

Vision Statement
    Students are active readers and lifelong learners.
    Students take responsibility for their actions.
    Students show respect toward themselves and others.
    Students are technologically literate and globally minded.
    Students communicate effectively and work cooperatively.


Purpose of Action Plan (What We Want)
To strengthen teacher, student, and administrative capacity across all disciplines and grade levels to
improve school-wide performance.

Goal (What We Will Accomplish)
To create opportunities for teachers across all grade levels and disciplines to dialogue wise practices and
implement building-level initiatives designed to improve student performance and to be monitored by
accurate and usable student data.
School-Based Initiatives -Values (How We Are Going To Accomplish Our Goals)

   A. Professional Collaboration
      Teachers and administrators will share knowledge, skills, and competencies across
      disciplines, teams, and departments in the following ways:

              Adopt the Six Trait Plus One Writing Program for all disciplines of academic learning
              Teachers will administer formative and summative assessments to evaluate students’
               learning.
              Teachers will analyze formative and summative assessments to drive instruction.
              Use of charts and graphs
              Incorporate listening skills into lessons
              Use of common set of vocabulary words derived from previous state tests
              Assign class and homework assignments that model state tests
              Extensive use of graphic organizers
              Use of rubrics for grading across grades and subjects
              Critical reading, writing, and thinking across grade levels and subject areas
              Lesson plan reflect proper pacing and GLEs
              Use of classroom instruction to increase student engagement and critical thinking.
              Refer to Classroom Instruction that Works and Strategies to Engage the Mind of the
               Learner.

   B. Building Level Academic Intervention Programs

              FYI, Furthering Your Intelligence, Lunch Study Hall; Students receiving 2+ Fs at progress
               reports of 2 and 4 weeks will be placed in FYI until all Fs are passing.
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               Teachers will provide a list of uncompleted assignments and/or uncompleted worksheets in
                FYI folders.
               Counselor and principal will hold meetings with failing students to evaluate their work
                ethics.
               A CARE/RTI team will provide interventions and strategies for the teachers to guide their
                failing students.
               PBS interventions will be generated for Tier 2 students with in the next two years (2012).
               Literacy policy will be followed (approved by faculty 5-2009). Copy in appendix.

Instructional Strategies – Refer to books: Classroom Instruction that Works or Strategies to
Engage the Learner

Top 3 are a SWR-V District Focus

   1.    Summarizing and Note-Taking Skills
   2.    Identifying Similarities and Differences
   3.    Cooperative Learning Groups
   4.    Active Listening Skills
   5.    Reading Comprehension Tips
   6.    Learning from Graphics
   7.    Emphasize the importance of good penmanship
   8.    Test-Taking Strategies
   9.    Research Skills
   10.   Organizational Skills
   11.   Identify Learning Styles
   12.   Speaking Skills
   13.   Developing the Writing Process
   14.   Direction Following Skills
   15.   Memorization Techniques
   16.   Time Management Skills
   17.   Expanding Vocabulary
   18.   Homework and Practice
   19.   Setting Objectives and Providing Specific Feedback
   20.   Generating and Testing Hypotheses
   21.   Cues, Question, and Advance Organizers
   22.   Nonlinguistic Representation

PROGRESS REPORTS / WEEKLY GRADE CHECKS
Southwest Middle School conducts 2, 4, and 6 week grade checks for the purpose of assisting students to
stay current in their work and in a solid academic position for success. Grade checks are only used to
assist students and to help communicate with parents. 2 week grade checks will begin on Friday
September 3, 2010. Teachers are to provide student and middle school office grade sheets with their
averages and all incomplete and completed assignments listed. Middle school principal and counselor
will determine the FYI students. Teachers will be provided a list of FYI students via e-mail.

Reporting of Grades for Middle School 2010
These dates are subject to change, but we usually do not change the quarter reports even if we have inclement weather and
                                                       miss school.


September 3 – Grade sheets to all students; grade sheets should include missing assignments and grade
average. Give MS office copies of grade sheets of F students with mailing addresses.

September 14 – Grade sheets to MS office by 3:30 p.m. for 1st Quarter Progress Reports
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October 1 - Grade sheets to all students; grade sheets should include missing assignments and grade
average. Give MS office copies of grade sheets of F students with mailing addresses.

October 18 - Grade sheets to MS office by 3:30 p.m. for 1st Quarter Grade Reports.

October 29 - Grade sheets to all students; grade sheets should include missing assignments and grade
average. Give MS office copies of grade sheets of F students with mailing addresses.

November 16 - Grade sheets to MS office by 3:30 p.m. for 2nd Quarter Progress Reports.

December 6 - Grade sheets to all students; grade sheets should include missing assignments and grade
average. Give MS office copies of grade sheets of F students with mailing addresses.

December 16 - Grade sheets to MS office by 3:30 p.m. for 2nd Quarter Grade Reports.

January 14 - Grade sheets to all students; grade sheets should include missing assignments and grade
average. Give MS office copies of grade sheets of F students with mailing addresses.

February 1 - Grade sheets to MS office by 3:30 p.m. for 3rd Quarter Progress Reports.

February 17 - Grade sheets to all students; grade sheets should include missing assignments and grade
average. Give MS office copies of grade sheets of F students with mailing addresses.

March 4 - Grade sheets to all students; grade sheets should include missing assignments and grade
average. Give MS office copies of grade sheets of F students with mailing addresses.

March 14 - Grade sheets to MS office by 3:30 p.m. for 3rd Quarter Grade Reports.

April 1 - Grade sheets to all students; grade sheets should include missing assignments and grade
average. Give MS office copies of grade sheets of F students with mailing addresses.

April 13 - Grade sheets to MS office by 3:30 p.m. for 4th Quarter Progress Reports.

April 29 - Grade sheets to all students; grade sheets should include missing assignments and grade
average. Give MS office copies of grade sheets of F students with mailing addresses.

May 21 – Grades to office.

MAILBOXES
Each teacher is provided with a mailbox. Teachers are expected to check the mailbox for messages in the
morning upon arrival, at lunch time, and at the end of the day prior to departure.

MAKE-UP EXAMS
In the event a student must make up an exam, it is recommended that the exam be taken in the teacher's
own room, during the student’s regular class hour, lunch period or before/after school. WHEN THOSE
OPTIONS ARE NOT FEASIBLE and teachers give make up exams in places other than in their
classroom, alternative locations under the direct supervision of another teacher may be considered. First
and foremost such arrangements are to be considered in the arena of professional courtesy from one staff
member to another and will require voluntary compliance. Alternate locations should be arranged ahead
of time with the other teacher and the make up exams should be left with that teacher before and after the
exam.
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LONG DISTANCE PHONE CALLS

Each teacher will be provided with a telephone code. Please call Central Office at Ext. 5410 to obtain
your code. Under no circumstances should this number be released to any student.

PROCEDURES FOR TEACHERS HELPING STUDENTS IN CRISIS
If a teacher becomes aware of a student experiencing a problem in his/her life which may be affecting
learning capacity, how should that teacher proceed?

Options - not always sequential or all inclusive:

      Talk to the student. Listen to the student.
      Refer the student to appropriate school personnel, counselor, principal, nurse.
      Encourage the student to trust that same personnel.
      Accompany the student to that same personnel.
      Make direct referral to an outside agency with notification of appropriate school personnel

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Career Ladder Information
Southwest R-V School District participates in the Missouri Career Ladder program. This program was
developed to help identify and reward those educators who are going above and beyond the call of duty in
instructional practices, with students and with the school & community. For more information about
Career Ladder at Southwest R-5 School District, contact Karen Hester, Kindergarten Teacher or your
building representative.

PDC Meeting Dates
The Professional Development Committee will be meeting (TBA) from 7:15 – 7:45 on the following
dates. They have also agreed to meet on an as needed basis to better assist requests for PDC money.
         Tuesday, September 7                           Tuesday, January 4
         Tuesday, October 5                             Tuesday, February 4
         Tuesday, November 2                            Tuesday, March 1
         Tuesday, December 7                            Tuesday, April 5
                                                        Tuesday, May 3



Mentoring Program
Southwest Middle School participates in a 2-year mentoring program for new employees. Mentor’s must
have taught for at least five years and at least 3 at Southwest R-V. In order for the process to be
beneficial there must be regularly scheduled meetings and peer coaching taking place over the two-year
period. Mentor’s must be pro-active in their approach to providing leadership and answers and mentoree's
must feel like they can ask any question.

Personal Improvement Plans
Self-evaluation and modification of instructional practices is an on-going process for all educational
professionals. From time to time it is necessary to utilize Personal Improvement Plans to assist this
process. These plans will be developed in complete compliance with the Missouri State Board
Association and DESE. Attention to detail and dates is a must if you are involved with a Personal
Improvement Plan.



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Policy Manual
Southwest R-V Policies are available on-line at www.swr5.k12.mo.us and as well in building principal
offices. If you have questions and/or concerns, please refer to the manual for guidance.

Southwest Regional Professional Development Center (Webb City)
Southwest R-V School District is a member of the SWRPDC in Webb City. Our membership fees make it
possible for teachers to attend workshops. You may follow the PDC procedures to gain approval for
workshops. Upon initial approval from the principal, the PDC form will return to you and you will
submit it to the PDC committee. All workshops must be directly tied to our CSIP Plan and/or SWHS
Building Level Action Plan to gain approval in 2009-2010. You will be asked to share your information at
a faculty meeting.

Summative Evaluation Rubric – See Appendix.

Walk Through Observations/IPI – See Appendix

RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS
Teachers are advised to take religious holidays into consideration when assigning work and administering
tests. Tests should not be administered on religious holidays and, to the extent possible, should not be
scheduled the day after a religious holiday.

REQUISITIONS
ALL Southwest R-V School District purchases must be made via the ―Requisition – Purchase Order‖
process. This means you must ―pre-plan‖ and ―look ahead‖ as you plan your club/organization activities.


 Items to be paid for by district
                                                   Items to be charged at                         Items paid for by teacher and
    using a Purchase Order
                                                Wal-Mart, Ramey’s or others.                         reimbursed by district.
        Number (PO #)
1. Complete the Requisition                     1. Complete the Requisition                      1. Complete the Requisition
      Teacher Ordering                               Teacher Ordering                                Teacher Ordering
      Name of Company                                Name of Company                                 Name of Company
      Address of Company                             Address of Company                              Address of Company
      Phone and Fax Number of Company                Phone and Fax Number of Company                 Phone and Fax Number of Company
      Use correct catalog/model numbers              Use correct catalog/model numbers               Use correct catalog/model numbers
       whenever possible.                              whenever possible.                               whenever possible.
      Make sure you include any/all shipping         Make sure you include any/all shipping          Make sure you include any/all shipping
       charges in your requisition. Companies          charges in your requisition. Companies           charges in your requisition. Companies
       will give you the exact amount when             will give you the exact amount when              will give you the exact amount when
       you call and ask for it.                        you call and ask for it.                         you call and ask for it.
      We are a tax free institution. If the          We are a tax free institution. If the           We are a tax free institution. If the
       company you are doing business with             company you are doing business with              company you are doing business with
       does not have a copy of our state tax           does not have a copy of our state tax            does not have a copy of our state tax
       letter, just ask superintendent’s               letter, just ask superintendent’s                letter, just ask sup. secretary to include
       secretary to include a copy when she            secretary to include a copy when she             a copy when she faxes the order.
       faxes the order.                                faxes the order.                                Double check your addition across and
      Double check your addition across and          Double check your addition across and            down.
       down.                                           down.
2. Take Requisition to Principal                2. Take Requisition to Principal                 2. Notify Building Principal of
      Either hand the form to building               Either hand the form to building          Intent to
       principal or place it in his door box.          principal or place it in his door box.
       Leaving it on her desk is a ―risk‖!             Leaving it on his desk is a ―risk‖!          Use Reimbursement For
      Once it is signed and coded, the               Once it is signed and coded, the             Purchase
       requisition is placed in the Central            requisition is placed in the Central            Make sure you keep any/all receipts
       Office mail pick up. This is taken up           Office mail pick up. This is taken up
                                                                                                        involved with the transaction.
       each morning around 9AM.                        each morning around 9AM.
                                                                                                       Keep in mind you might be charged
      The requisition will then go the               The requisition will then to Mr. Walker          tax, because you are not using the
       superintendent for his signature                for his signature.
                                                                                                        school as the payment agent. In this
      If you need your purchase order                Make arrangements to pick up the                 case you WILL NOT be reimbursed for
       number quickly YOU may hand                     ―Wal-Mart or Ramey’s‖ Charge Card                amount of tax.
       deliver the requisition to the                  from Judy Brooks.
                                                                                                       You may receive reimbursement for

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         superintendent personally. Keep in             Pick up the card, do your shopping. Be            shipping charges. Be sure you include
         mind that he does not control those             sure you return the card and receipts as          these.
         drop in meetings either. Plan                   soon as you can. Others will need the
         ahead…same day service is possible,             card.
         but it does create problems for others.


3 Purchase Order Number                                                                             3. Getting Reimbursed
        Once the superintendent signs the                                                                Once you have your receipts,
         requisition, it then goes to secretary.                                                           immediately complete a reimbursement
         She electronically enters the requisition                                                         form. The closing date for all requests
         information and creates an official PO.                                                           is the last day of the month.
        Be sure you tell superintendent                                                                  Your reimbursement check will be cut
                                                                                                           and released at the next board meeting.
         secretary what to do on your
                                                                                                           It will be sent to you via school mail or
         requisition. (Call you when it’s ready,
                                                                                                           you may pick it up in the central office.
         fax order in, mail order, etc….)
4. When Order Arrives
     When your order arrives, double check
         your invoice with your items. If
         everything is okay, write ―Okay To
         Pay‖ and sign the invoice. Send this
         invoice up to Judy Brooks in the
         Central Office.


SEXUAL HARASSMENT
The Board of Education is committed to safeguarding the right of all members of the school district
community to an educational and work environment that is free from all forms of sexual harassment. To
this end, the Board prohibits all forms of sexual harassment on school grounds, school buses and at all
school-sponsored activities, programs and events including those that take place at locations outside the
district. Sexual harassment does not only depend upon the offender's intention but also upon how the
target perceives the behavior or is affected by it. The Board recognizes that sexual harassment can
originate from a person of either sex against a person of the opposite or same sex, and from peers as well
as supervisors.

Therefore, the Board prohibits all unwelcome behaviors of a sexual nature, which are either designed to
extort sexual favors, or which have the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive
environment. The Board also prohibits any retaliatory behavior against complainants or any witnesses.

In order for the Board to effectively enforce this policy and to take prompt corrective measures it is
essential that all victims of sexual harassment and persons with knowledge of sexual harassment report
the harassment immediately. The district will promptly investigate all complaints of sexual harassment,
formal or informal, verbal or written. To the extent possible, all complaints will be treated in a
confidential manner. Limited disclosure may be necessary to complete a thorough investigation.

If, after appropriate investigation, the district finds a violation of this policy, prompt corrective action will
be taken in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement, district policy and state law.

The Superintendent of Schools is directed to develop and implement specific procedures on reporting,
investigating and remedying allegations of sexual harassment. In addition, training programs, for example
workshops, shall be designed to avoid sexual harassment. Such procedures are to be consistent with any
applicable provisions contained in the district's collective bargaining agreement and the state laws. This
policy shall be posted in a prominent place in each district facility and shall also be published in student
registration materials, students, parent and employee handbooks, and other appropriate school
publications.

SMOKING ON SCHOOL PREMISES
Pursuant to law, the Southwest R-V district prohibits smoking or use of tobacco or tobacco products in all

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indoor school facilities used to provide routine or regular services to children or on school transportation.
This prohibition extends to all facilities owned by the district, contracts for or leases to provide
educational services, routine health care, daycare or early childhood development services to children.
Smoking in designated smoking areas in facilities not utilized to provide services to children is allowed.

STUDENT ATTENDANCE POLICY
Attendance is of great importance to the success of students at Southwest Middle School. To put it in
simple, understandable words…WHEN students attend school at least 95% of the time…they succeed!!!

The Southwest R-V School District Board of Education has an adopted attendance policy and the policy
will be enforced at Southwest High School in 2009-2010. Refer to student handbook.

Student Illness
      All students are required to have a current Emergency Information Card completed by a
      parent/guardian and on file in the office. If the should become ill during the school day, the
      student should report to the office after obtaining a pass from class. Students may not leave
      campus for illness, or for any other reason, without first checking with the principal and
      gaining permission. Parents/guardians, or the designated emergency contact will be notified by
      the office and will be asked to pick up the students as soon as possible.

Sign In and Sign Out Sheet
All students are expected to sign in at the office if they are late. The student will receive a pass from the
office to enter class. Students may not sign themselves out only a parent or guardian may do so.

       Out of Class Time
       Students are expected to remain in class. Teachers are expected to keep students in class and
       involved in the teaching-learning process. Only for valid reasons may a teacher give permission
       for a student to be out of the classroom. When such permission is given, the student is expected to
       go exactly where he/she was given permission to go, and then return immediately. Students out of
       class without permission or out of the area they were assigned to go to, will be considered to be
       out of assigned area.

Tardy Rule
Refer to student handbook.




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             2009-2010 SOUTHWEST MIDDLE SCHOOL
                        FACULTY and STAFF
  Name                         Assignments


Nicole Blevins           5th Grade
Wes Burleson             Technology Director
Christina Campbell       5th/6th Music
Tracy Carter             5th Grade
Samantha Cosper          Family and Consumer Science
Paul Cunningham          5th/6th Sp. Ed.
Tony Eagleburger         8th Grade Social Studies – 7th/8th Grade Htlh/PE
Deborah Evans            7th Grade math – 6-8 Grade Exploratory
Kenny Ferguson           AD, ISS, Coach
Eric Field               8th Grade Communication Arts
Kara Hendrix             6th Grade Math
Wyatt Hester             Drama/Theatre
Brandon Hobson           7th/8th grade Sp. Ed.
Jason Horn               A+ Coordinator, Weights, Coach
Kathleen Kramer          5th Grade
Susie Knoll              Sp. Ed. Aide
Tom Lawrence             Maintenance Director
Glenda McCullough        Instrumental & Vocal Music
Rachelle McKnight        6th and 7th Grade Com. Arts
Tamra McNabb             VI – Self-Contained Study Skills
Tina Mills               Ecology and 8th Grade Science
Mary Morrone             6th grade Social Studies and Science
Paige Pate               Foreign Language (Spanish)
Jason Roller             Transportation Director
Freda Selby              Art – 7th and 8th Grades
Joe Smith                5th/6th Grade Art
Wanda Smith              Director of Special Education
Brenda Hardbarger        Head Custodian
Bryon Stephens           7th Grade Science; 5th/6th Health
Josie Stubblefield       5-8 Grades Health/PE – Computer Literacy
Lee Stubblefield         7th Grade Social Studies; Keyboarding
Laura Thieman            8th Grade Math - Algebra I for qualifying 8th graders
Mike Vining              5th/6th PE - Head Trap Team Coach
Steve Voyak              MS Volleyball; MS Academic Team Coach; Yearbook
Larry Wright             Sp. Ed. Aide
Bob Yearsley             8th Grade Vocational Agriculture




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     SOUTHWEST R-V SCHOOL DSTRICT
  CENTRAL OFFICE AND SUPPORTING STAFF
Bob Walker         Superintendent               826-5410
Judy Brooks        Secretary to Superintendent 826-5410
Peggy Murray       District Office Receptionist 826-5410
Brad Clark         High School Principal        826-5413
Jackie Burns       High School Secretary        826-5413
Stacey Hopper      High School Counselor        826-5163
Beverly Bonner     Middle School Principal      826-5662
JoAnn Wright       Middle School Secretary      826-5050
Angela Long        Middle School Counselor      826-5571
Kara Hendrix       Curriculum Director          826-5410
Judy Randall       Elementary School Principal 826-5411
Debbie Hall        Elementary School Secretary 826-5411
Marcia Hendrix     Elementary Counselor         826-5109
Wanda Smith        Special Services Director    826-5167
Kayle Leonhardt    Special Services Secretary   826-5696
Kenny Ferguson     Athletic Director            826-5441
Jason Roller       Transportation               826-5166
Carrie Hendrix     Food Service Director        826-5168
Billie Sapp        Library Media Specialist     826-5681
Wes Burleson       Technology                   826-5681
Jason Horn         A+ Coordinator               826-5554




2010-2011 SWMS DIRECTORY & CALLING TREE
                  (Will be provided.)




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STANDARDIZED TESTING plus Formative, Summative, Benchmark, and Units

Formative and summative assessments are used to drive instruction. Formative assessments are
quick tools to identify skills your students have accomplished or the skills they need to improve.
Summative assessments are many times your unit or benchmark tests. Summative assessments can
be teacher made to assess a unit of study, chapter and/or a serious of skills.

      Grades 5-8 take MAP Com. Arts and Math
      Grades 5 & 8 take MAP Science
      Grade 8 Algebra I students take MAP EOC when they complete the course.
      Study Island Benchmarks
      Reading series benchmarks
      Math series benchmarks or units.
      Teacher made formative assessments
      Teacher made summative assessments

Teachers are expected to utilize assessments to target instructional strategies to improve our students’
skills.

SUMMER SCHOOL
Summer School will be subject to funding. Summer school planning will begin in March/April.
Tentative starting date for summer school will be the first Monday in June. The process to identify
mandatory middle school students for summer school will begin after first semester. Parents will be
notified about promotion requirements for their children through the student handbook and notifications
through the mail from the middle school office, counselor and/or the principal. Teachers must be certified
in the area they are to teach. There must be an overall average of 15 students per instructor in order to
carry classes.

TESTING MODIFICATIONS
Federal regulations mandate testing modifications for many students. The determination of a student's
eligibility for these modifications is primarily the responsibility of the Committee on Special Education in
accordance with Regulations of the Commissioner of Education and Policies of the Southwest R-V Board
of Education. The building principal also has the authority to determine testing modifications in certain
instances through a recommendation from the building 504 committee.

The use of testing modifications allows for the fair evaluation of learning by providing students with the
opportunity to demonstrate mastery of skills and the attainment of knowledge without being unfairly
hindered by the presence of a disability. Guidelines of the Committee on Special Education specify that
testing modifications are to be the minimum necessary, yet sufficient to allow the student to participate on
an equal basis. In administering the required modifications, it is the intent of Southwest High School to
provide fair and equal testing for all students.

1) Testing Modifications Procedures The use of some or all testing modifications is to be determined
by the specific testing needs of the individual student.

2) Notification to Staff A memo will be distributed to all staff outlining specific procedures to be
followed when testing modifications are being used.

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS PRESENTED FOR GENERAL STAFF INFORMATION
REGARDING TEST MODIFICATIONS.

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Test modification update - May 8, 1996 memo for Office of Pupil Personnel Services to school
psychologist, principals and special education coordinator.

To clarify questions which have been raised concerning test modifications as follows:

1) link the test modifications to a student's disability, not simply a weakness or problem area; 2) be
specific and individualized in the test modifications; and 3) include test modifications on IEP's which alter
the purpose of a test to the least extent necessary.

...use "words read that students cannot decode when cued by student" instead of "tests read" or "questions
read" if appropriate. In a similar vein, "essay questions dictated to scribe" might be more appropriate then
"answers recorded" for many students.

..."special location" only in very unusual situations, and with the specific location indicated. A teacher or
principal always has the authority to schedule any test in any location, thereby allowing a much greater
level of flexibility.

TRANSPORTATION REQUESTS
When you know your travel dates and destinations you must submit a transportation request form to the
building principal. The bus request must be made 2-3 weeks in advance to insure the availability of a bus
and a bus driver. Be sure you complete the form correctly. If it is a club or organization taking the trip and
your club/organization is responsible for the costs, you will need to talk to the Transportation Director for
that information.

Teacher Advisory
TA is a collaborative instructional time period that is earned by Southwest Middle Students. During this
time students will be involved in a variety of activities. Students are to remain in their assigned TA,
unless they are under the direct supervision of another teacher.

Teacher Advisory is:
      A time for character and team building; activities will be provided by the middle school counselor and
       teachers are expected to teach the character building activities.
      The middle school counselor will provide a calendar of events prior to the month they will occur.
      A privilege time for those students who have met the established criteria
      A time to conduct club and organization meetings
      A tutorial time for those students who are on the FYI list.
      A make up test time for those students who have been absent and have work to make up.

Teacher Advisory is not:
      A free-for-all!
      A roaming time for students.
      A recess time unless scheduled by the office or middle school counselor.
Students who attend club/organization meetings during Teacher Advisory must stay in the room the
meeting was held in for the entire time. Meetings may not end early and then dismiss. The sponsor is
responsible for keeping students out of the halls.




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                                           PBS – VISA Cards –Draft (1-13-10)
                                             Very Important Snack Associates
                                          FYI will still run during lunch study hall.
                                                      BEGINS 1-18-10

Motto: Southwest R-V Middle School Home of the Trojans Where We Expect Success and Nothing Less.
                       (This was voted on by the middle student body through TA last semester.)

Goal: To acknowledge students for excellent attendance, good grades, and appropriate behaviors.

Gold Cards – As - Bs - 95% Attendance
     No ISS for Progress Period (2-12-10) – If ISS will be Silver
     No OSS for semester –starting 1-12-10 – If OSS will be Bronze
Silver Cards – As – Bs – Cs – Ds
     No OSS for semester starting 1-12-10 – If OSS will be Bronze
Bronze – Fs or students having OSS for semester starting 1-12-10

Monday TA
     Gold are allowed iPods only during TA and may go to snack bar in the MS gym without checking in to TA.
     Silver have to check in at TA and then to the snack bar in MS Gym. NO iPODS.
     Bronze to TA for study hall; bring homework, class work, or a book to read. You will not be allowed to leave TA to
        go to your locker for books, paper, assignments, etc. Bronze may go to another teacher for tutoring with a VISA hall
        pass signed by TA.
Tuesday TA
     Pledge
     Service Learning Projects
Wednesday TA
     Gold to snack bar in MS gym; may use iPODS only during TA; do not have to check in at TA.
     Silver and Bronze – TA for lesson plans from agendas/planners
Thursday TA
     Terrific Thursday – Hole Punch Card, Planner, ID required.
     No Snack Bar
     6-7-8 TA lesson plans from agendas/planners
Friday TA
     Freedom Friday – Hole Punch Card, Planner, ID required.
     No Snack Bar
     5th TA lesson plans from agendas/planners
GOLDs are allowed these privileges:
     iPods on Mondays and Wednesdays at TA
     Leave early for assemblies
     Leave first at the end of the day on first bell – MS Office will make end of day announcements at 2:55 p.m.
     No check in at TA for Mondays and Wednesdays go straight to the gym.
     Leave at 11:48 a.m. for lunch
     In addition, 5th and 6th may be in the front of line for recess and get in line first at recess to go to lunch
Lunch Schedule
     11:43 a.m. FYI
     11:45 a.m. 5th goes to recess
     11:48 a.m. Gold
     11:51 a.m. Bell Rings for all others (8th graders may not leave early unless Gold)

                            Students were given IDs, pouches, lanyards, and VISA cards free. To participate in the
(Adopted Draft 1-13-10)     VISA levels, students have to wear their IDs and VISA cards in their pouches on lanyards.
                            Replacement costs are as follows:
                                 Lanyard $.50
                                 Pouches $.25
                                 IDs $3




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APPENDIX - FORMS
    Code of Conduct

    Faculty Absence

  Field Trip Permission

     Literacy Policy

      Article Form

  Personal Day Request

    Reimbursement

       Requisition

 Transportation Request




 Evaluation Forms
  Formal Observation

    Pre-Observation

       Summative

     Walk-Through




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           Southwest Middle School Code of Conduct
           Student Self Assessment Form-an intervention to identify the inappropriate behavior.

                     Total Number of Current Hole Punches __________________________

Dear Parent – We are requesting that you discuss this inappropriate behavior with your child so better
decisions are made in the future. Good behavior is essential to help your child succeed academically.

Student Name _______________________________ Teacher __________________________

Date: _____________________                   Time: ______________Grade_________

     1. Which school rule(s) did you break? Please circle.
I am respectful. I am responsible. I am ready and safe.

     2.    What did you want?
               I wanted attention from an adult
               I wanted attention from another child
               I wanted to make an adult become angry
               I wanted to let someone know I am mad with them
               I wanted to avoid doing my school work
               I wanted to be in control of the situation
               I wanted to cause others problems because I don’t think they like me
               I wanted something someone else had
               I wanted __________________________________

     3. This is what happened:




      4. This is what I could have done to make a better choice:



          5. This is how I will solve the problem:




Teacher Comments:




                    Teacher signature: ____________________________ Date: ______________

CC: counselor—place in counselor’s mailbox;       Keep a copy for teacher record;   Original to MS secretary to mail to parent/guardian

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                  SOUTHWEST R-V EMPLOYEE ABSENCE FORM
                  (Building Secretary Will Place This Form In Your Mailbox Following Your Absence)

Teacher’s Name_____________________________________________________

I WAS ABSENT FROM WORK ON ________________________________________
                              (Month)        (Day)       (Year)

FOR THE FOLLOWING REASON:
       Personal Illness
       Family Illness
       Doctor/Dentist Appointment
       Death In Family
       Death (Other)
       Personal
       Accident On Duty
       Accident Off Duty
       Activity Trip (Explain)_______________________________________________________
       Workshop (Explain)__________________________________________________________
       Other (Explain)____________________________________________________________
       Vacation
                                                     ____________________________________________
                                                           (Employee Signature)

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                                             *FOR OFFICE USE ONLY*

       Approved                                                       ____________________________________
                                                                              Building Principal Signature
       Disapproved

       Total Hours Missed _________________                           _____________________________________
                                                                                Superintendent’s Signature

SUBSTITUTE SIGNATURE:_________________________________________________________

SUBSTITUTE SOCIAL SECURITY # (If not already on file)________________________________

PAY DUE: $__________________________

NOTE: This form must be completed and returned prior to the 1st of each month or days lost will
                   automatically be deducted from next months salary.




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                                SOUTHWEST MIDDLE SCHOOL
                            STUDENT FIELD TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS
                                        Permission Slip

                                            Student Information

Student’s Name: _______________________________________________________________

Grade:_____________________________________                Teacher: _________________________


                                    Field Trip/Excursion Information

Field Trip Date:                              Leaving Campus:                       Returning:

Destination:

Transportation:

Purpose of Trip:

Cost To Student:


I hereby give permission for my child to participate in the above mentioned school related student trip.

In the event of an accident or sudden illness while on the school related student trip, I authorize school
personnel to take whatever action is deemed necessary in their judgment for the health of said child
including, but not limited to, authorizing medical treatment.

___________________________________________                                   __________________
       Signature of Parent/Guardian                                                       Date

Emergency Contact Number _____________________________________________________


  This form must be signed by the parent and in hand prior to getting on the bus on
                                      (date)
                                No form….no trip!

               ABSOLUTELY NO PHONE/VERBAL RELEASES ACCEPTED!!
If a student is not returning on the bus from the field trip, prior notice has to be given to the teacher/MS
office in writing from parent/guardian




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              SWMS Literacy Policy – Adopted 5-09

                                    MATH

GRADE: MATH       READING                          WRITING



                                                   Student will have to explain
                  Students should be reading       how they came up with an
                  daily from their SRB (Student    answer using the math
                  Reference Book). They will       problem explanation format.
                  also read word problems          They should be thoroughly
                  periodically within each unit.   explaining at least once a
5TH GRADE         (End of Year: Approx. 1 book)    week. Math journal



                                                   Student will have to explain
                  Students should be reading       how they came up with an
                  daily from their SRB (Student    answer using the math
                  Reference Book). They will       problem explanation format.
                  also read word problems          They should be thoroughly
                  periodically within each unit.   explaining at least once a
6TH GRADE         (End of Year: Approx. 1 book)    week. Math journal
                                                   Student will have to explain
                                                   how they came up with an
                                                   answer using the math
                  Students should be reading       problem explanation format.
                  daily from their textbook.       They should be thoroughly
                  They will also read content      explaining at least once a
                  area based books periodically    week. Use abstract method
                  within each unit. (End of        to go with content. Math
7TH GRADE         Year: Approx. 1 book)            journal




                                                   Student will have to explain
                  Students should be reading       how they came up with an
                  daily from their textbook.       answer using the math
                  They will also read word         problem explanation format.
                  problems periodically within     They should be thoroughly
                  each unit. (End of Year:         explaining at least once a
8TH GRADE         Approx. 1 book)                  week.




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                     HEALTH/PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Grade: Health/P.E.    Reading                            Writing

                                                         Should be writing something
                      Should be reading at least 2       content related one time per
                      content related articles a year.   quarter. They should be
                      They should write an abstract      writing abstracts periodically.
                      for these articles that is based   They should be responsible
                      on the school wide abstract        for a research paper (content
                      format. (10 Articles constitute    related) that is 3/4 page
5th Grade             1 book)                            research report.
                                                         Should be writing something
                      Should be reading at least 2       content related one time per
                      content related articles a year.   quarter. They should be
                      They should write an abstract      writing abstracts periodically.
                      for these articles that is based   They should be responsible
                      on the school wide abstract        for a research paper (content
                      format. (10 Articles constitute    related) that is 1 page
6th Grade             1 book)                            research report.


                      Should be reading at least 5       Should be writing something
                      content related articles a year.   content related weekly. They
                      They should write an abstract      should be writing abstracts
                      for these articles that is based   periodically. They should be
                      on the school wide abstract        responsible for a research
                      format. (10 Articles constitute    paper (content related) that is
7th Grade             1 book)                            1-2 page research report.



                      Should be reading at least 5       Should be writing something
                      content related articles a year.   content related weekly. They
                      They should write an abstract      should be writing abstracts
                      for these articles that is based   periodically. They should be
                      on the school wide abstract        responsible for a research
                      format. (10 Articles constitute    paper (content related) that is
8th Grade             1 book)                            1-2 page research report.




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                            COMMUNICATION ARTS


GRADE: Communication Arts   READING                         WRITING


                                                            Must use 6 traits rubric. Must
                                                            utilize the writing process. SW
                                                            have some daily writing
                            8 books a year using school     assignment (journal).
                            wide book report format. (80-   Students write no fewer than
                            120 pages constitutes as one    two 1-3 page research reports
                            book). Also, they should read   ea. yr.( Subject matter at
5th Grade                   daily in class.                 teacher's discretion.)


                                                            Must use 6 traits rubric. Must
                                                            write a major paper (5
                                                            paragraphs) monthly using
                            8 books a year using school     the writing process. Must
                            wide book report format. (80-   have some daily writing
                            120 pages constitutes as one    assignment (journal). Should
                            book). Also, they should read   be able to write a 2 to 4 page
6th Grade                   daily in class.                 research paper.


                                                            Must use 6 traits rubric. Must
                                                            write a major paper (Approx.
                                                            2-3 pages) monthly using the
                            8 books a year using school     writing process. Must have
                            wide book report format.        some daily writing assignment
                            (120-150 pages constitutes as   (journal). Should be able to
                            one book). Also, they should    write a 4 to 6 page research
7th Grade                   read daily in class.            paper.


                                                            Must use 6 traits rubric. Must
                                                            write a major paper (Approx.
                                                            2-3 pages) monthly using the
                            8 books a year using school     writing process. Must have
                            wide book report format.        some daily writing assignment
                            (120-150 pages constitutes as   (journal). Should be able to
                            one book). Also, they should    write a 5 to 7 page research
8th Grade                   read daily in class.            paper.




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                               SOCIAL STUDIES


GRADE: Social Studies   READING                            WRITING

                        Should be reading at least 10
                        content related articles a year.
                        They should write an abstract
                        for these articles that is based   Should be writing something
                        on the school wide abstract        content related daily. They
                        format. (10 Articles constitute    should be writing abstracts bi-
5th Grade               1 book)                            weekly.

                        Should be reading at least 10      Should be writing something
                        content related articles a year.   content related daily. They
                        They should write an abstract      should be writing abstracts bi-
                        for these articles that is based   weekly. They should be
                        on the school wide abstract        responsible for a research
                        format. (10 Articles constitute    paper (content related) that is
6th Grade               1 book)                            2-3 pages.

                        Should be reading at least 10      Should be writing something
                        content related articles a year.   content related daily. They
                        They should write an abstract      should be writing abstracts bi-
                        for these articles that is based   weekly. They should be
                        on the school wide abstract        responsible for a research
                        format. (10 Articles constitute    paper (content related) that is
7th Grade               1 book)                            2-4 pages.


                        Should be reading at least 10      Should be writing something
                        content related articles a year.   content related daily. They
                        They should write an abstract      should be writing abstracts bi-
                        for these articles that is based   weekly. They should be
                        on the school wide abstract        responsible for a research
                        format. (10 Articles constitute    paper (content related) that is
8th Grade               1 book)                            3-5 pages.




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                                 SCIENCE



GRADE: SCIENCE   READING                            WRITING



                 Should be reading at least 10
                 content related articles a year.
                 They should write an abstract
                 for these articles that is based   Should be writing something
                 on the school wide abstract        content related daily. They
                 format. (10 Articles constitute    should be writing guides bi-
5th Grade        1 book)                            weekly.



                 Should be reading at least 10      Should be writing something
                 content related articles a year.   content related daily. They
                 They should write an abstract      should be writing guides bi-
                 for these articles that is based   weekly. They should be
                 on the school wide abstract        responsible for a research
                 format. (10 Articles constitute    paper (content related) that is
6th Grade        1 book)                            2-3 pages.



                 Should be reading at least 5       Should be writing something
                 content related articles a year.   content related daily. They
                 They should write an abstract      should be writing guides bi-
                 for these articles that is based   weekly. They should be
                 on the school wide abstract        responsible for a research
                 format. (10 Articles constitute    paper (content related) that is
7th Grade        1 book)                            2-4 pages.


                                                    Should be writing something
                 Should be reading at least 10      content related daily. They
                 content related articles a year.   should be writing guides bi-
                 They should write an abstract      weekly. They should be
                 for these articles that is based   responsible for a research
                 on the school wide abstract        paper (content related) that is
                 format. (10 Articles constitute    3-5 pages. Cite sources &
8th Grade        1 book)                            bibliography




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                               DRAMA


Grade: Drama   Reading                          Writing

5th Grade      NA                               NA

6th Grade      NA                               NA
                                                Students will be asked to
                                                write a drama based on the
                                                life of a famous person. This
               Students will read 6 plays       will vary in length, but will
               during the quarter. (Each play   encourage research skills and
               is equivalent to a half of a     the knowledge of drama
7th Grade      book)                            elements.
                                                Students will be asked to
                                                write a drama based on the
                                                life of a famous person. This
               Students will read 6 plays       will vary in length, but will
               during the quarter. (Each play   encourage research skills and
               is equivalent to a half of a     the knowledge of drama
8th Grade      book) Total: 3 Books             elements.


                  MUSIC/CHOIR/ BAND

Grade: Music   Reading                          Writing


               Must read and perform            Must write at least 2 research
               approx 30 songs. (Equal to 2     papers (3/4 to 1 page length)
5th Grade      Books)                           that is content related
               Must read and perform            Must write at least 2 research
               approx 30 songs. (Equal to 2     papers (3/4 to 1 page length)
6th Grade      Books)                           that is content related

                                                Will write 8 reports, 2 per
               Band or Choir: Read and          quarter, based on content
               Perform 30 songs (Equal to 2     related materials. Length
7th Grade      books).                          determined by instructor.


                                                Will write 8 reports, 2 per
               Band or Choir: Read and          quarter, based on content
               Perform 30 songs (Equal to 2     related materials. Length
8th Grade      books).                          determined by instructor.




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ARTICLE REPORT FORM           Total Points Possible:             Total Points Received _________
Name: ______________________________                                    Date: _________________

Title of Magazine: ________________________________ Issue Date: ________________________

Title of Article:______________________________________________________________________

Author: ______________________________ Illustrator/Photographer: _______________________

Main topic of this article: _____________________________________________________________

                      Additional paper may be used. Information has to legible.
                         If additional paper is used, staple this sheet on top.

Write a summary of the article in complete sentences (15 pts.) with correct punctuation and
grammar.




What new information from the article surprised you the most and why? Also, write down two
follow-up questions you could do your own research on later if you wanted. (10 pts.)




What information in the article did you understand the least? Also, write down two follow-up
questions you could ask me or another teacher to start a conversation and understand the topic
more. (5 pts.)




Describe at least three other new things you learned from the article. (10 pts.)




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             THIS FORM IS DUE AT THE END OF THE DAY ON THURSDAYS.
               Southwest Middle Request for Personal Day Absence

              This form must be completed and submitted to the building principal
                     at least 48 hours prior to the requested day of absence.

Name of Teacher _______________________________________________________

Date Submitted ________________________________________________________

Date of Absence________________________________________________________

Reason for Absence_____________________________________________________

      Approved

      Disapproved

Comments: __________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________


Signature of Building Principal _______________________________________ Date_____________

Signature of Teacher ________________________________________________ Date_____________




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                           SOUTHWEST R-V SCHOOL DISTRICT
                            REQUEST FOR REIMBURSEMENT
Name:__________________________________________ ___                            Date Submitted:_________________

Reimbursement for:
_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________

Date(s) of
Attendance:__________________________________________________________________________

Destination:__________________________________________________________________________

                  Total Miles _____________________ X .35                       =         $_______________________
                  Meals (Must provide original receipts)                                  $_______________________
                  Lodging (Must provide original receipts)                                $_______________________
                  Other (Must provide original receipts)                                  $_______________________

                  Total Reimbursement Amount Requested                                    $_______________________

Comments:___________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________ / _________                                __________________________/ ________
    Staff Member’s Signature & Date                                       Superintendent’s Signature & Date


                                        PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Is this to be paid with Professional Development Funds?                                      ____YES           ____NO

If YES, PDC Approval Signature________________________________________ Date__________

        PDC Approval must be received PRIOR to attendance and request for reimbursement.


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
OFFICE USE ONLY

Budget Code:______________________________________                            Date
Paid:_________________________


                     ***Attach All Original Receipts To This Form***


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                                     Southwest R-V School District
           529 E. Pineville Rd Washburn, MO 65772                (417) 826-5410 Office   (417) 826-5603 Fax

Teacher:

Department / Grade:

Company:
Address:


Phone:                                          Fax:
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                                                                                           Total

         Principal:     ____________________________________                     Date:   ______________

         Superintendent: ____________________________________                    Date:   ______________


                                                 For Office Use Only
Budget Code:

Requisitions must be completed and ALL proper signatures obtained BEFORE any orders are to be placed. If you DO NOT
have a Purchase Order # from the Central Office…DO NOT place the order. Whenever possible, and as much as possible,
please plan far ahead to avoid “ASAP” purchase orders.




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                          SOUTHWEST R-V TRANSPORTATION REQUEST

Today’s Date____________________________                   Date of Trip_________________________________
Departure Time_________________________                    Return Time________________________________
Destination___________________________________________________________________________________________
Purpose of Trip_______________________________________________________________________________________
Person Making Request________________________________________________________________________________
Group Making Trip___________________________________________________________________________________
Number of Students ______________________                   Number of Sponsors_________________________

                                 ****************Authorization****************
Sponsor’s Signature ___________________________________________________________________________________
Building Principal’s Signature___________________________________________________________________________
Transportation Director’s Signature______________________________________________________________________
Driver Assigned_____________________________________ Bus Number ______________________________________

                       ******************Driver’s Report On Trip*******************
Ending Speedometer Reading                                                  ____________________________
Beginning Speedometer Reading                                              _____________________________
Total Miles of Trip                                                        _____________________________
Driver’s Comments____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Bus Driver’s Signature & Date_________________________________________________ / _______________________

Amount Charged for Trip                                                   $____________________________




                          SOUTHWEST R-V TRANSPORTATION REQUEST

Today’s Date____________________________                   Date of Trip_________________________________
Departure Time_________________________                    Return Time________________________________
Destination___________________________________________________________________________________________
Purpose of Trip_______________________________________________________________________________________
Person Making Request________________________________________________________________________________
Group Making Trip___________________________________________________________________________________
Number of Students ______________________                   Number of Sponsors_________________________

                                 ****************Authorization****************
Sponsor’s Signature ___________________________________________________________________________________
Building Principal’s Signature___________________________________________________________________________
Transportation Director’s Signature______________________________________________________________________
Driver Assigned_____________________________________ Bus Number ______________________________________

                       ******************Driver’s Report On Trip*******************
Ending Speedometer Reading                                                  ____________________________
Beginning Speedometer Reading                                              _____________________________
Total Miles of Trip                                                        _____________________________
Driver’s Comments____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Bus Driver’s Signature & Date_________________________________________________ / _______________________

Amount Charged for Trip                                                   $____________________________




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                      FORMATIVE EVALUATION FORM
                     SOUTHWEST R-V SCHOOL DISTRICT

Time In:                                                    Teacher:
Time Out:                                                   Subject:
Class Period:                                               Evaluator:
                                                            Date:

NOTE PERFORMANCE CRITERIA:

   1. Learning Objectives:




   2. Instructional Strategies:




   3. Assessment Strategies:




_____________________________________________________________________________________
Teacher’s Comments:




____________________________________________________________________________________
Evaluator’s Comments:




_______________________________________                                _____________________________________
         Teacher’s Signature/Date                                             Evaluator’s Signature/Date
                             (Signatures simply imply that this evaluation has been discussed)


____________________________________________________________________________________
    Formative Evaluation Form          Approved by Board of Education on
9/11/2000



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                                  SOUTHWEST MIDDLE SCHOOL PRE-OBSERVATION
At least one day prior to the observation, a conference with the middle school principal is mandatory. The teacher should bring
          his/her lesson plans with copies of any activities or copies of the teacher edition pages for the lesson/activity.

                                           The questions listed below may be used.




          Teacher                                Observation Date                                  Class


  What content has been taught prior (lessons, related concepts)? Explain
  where this lesson “fits” in relation to the instructional unit.




  How will you start the lesson to tie it to                    What are the lesson’s objective(s)? How will
   previous learning and to create students’                     you make students aware of the lesson’s
   interest?                                                     objectives?




  What teaching/learning activities will take                   How will you check student understanding of
   place?                                                        the lesson objectives?




  What particular teaching behaviors do you                     6. Are there special circumstances of which I
   especially want monitored?                                    should be aware?




  Notes:




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                                      Southwest R-V School District
                                   Teacher Summative Evaluation From
Teacher:                           Building:                              Assignment:         _____            Date:________

PERFORMANCE AREA 1: The Instructional Process

                                             PERFORMANCE LEVELS
    Criteria                                              Meeting                          Exceeding             Comments
                     Must Improve            Developing
                                                        Expectations                      Expectations

A. Demonstrates
  appropriate        Does not prepare         Sometimes                Effectively       Displays evidence
 preparation for      for classroom           prepares for             prepares for         of superior
    classroom           instruction            classroom                classroom         preparation for
   instruction                                 instruction              instruction          classroom
                                                                                            instruction


B. Implements a      Shows little or no    Intermittently uses     Uses a variety of          Develops
     variety of         evidence of        variety in teaching    teaching strategies        exceptional
effective teaching   variety in teaching    strategies which      which are effective    teaching strategies
    techniques           techniques           are effective       in achieving lesson    to meet individual
                                                                       objectives              needs



  C. Provides        Does not provide        Intermittently           Provides for       Provides maximum
opportunities for     for individual          provides for         individual rates of       instruction
   individual        rates of learning     individual rates of        learning and        opportunities for
  differences        and capabilities          learning a         student capabilities   individual learning
                                              capabilities                                      styles



 D. Implements       Shows little or no      Intermittently            Implements         Goes beyond the
  instructional         evidence of            implements             instructional        requirement of
    objectives        implementing            instructional             objectives          instructional
    effectively        instructional            objectives                                   objectives
                         objectives



E. Demonstrates       Demonstrates an         Demonstrates            Demonstrates         Demonstrates
 a knowledge of         insufficient       limited knowledge            adequate              superior
 subject matter      knowledge matter       of subject matter         knowledge of         knowledge of
                                                                      subject matter       subject matter




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                                      Southwest R-V School District
                                   Teacher Summative Evaluation From
Teacher:                           Building:                             Assignment:          _____            Date:________

PERFORMANCE AREA 1: The Instructional Process

                                             PERFORMANCE LEVELS
    Criteria                                              Meeting                          Exceeding             Comments
                     Must Improve            Developing
                                                        Expectations                      Expectations

A. Demonstrates
appropriate          Does not prepare      Sometimes              Effectively            Displays evidence
preparation for      for classroom         prepares for           prepares for           of superior
classroom            instruction           classroom              classroom              preparation for
instruction                                instruction            instruction            classroom
                                                                                         instruction



B. Implements a      Shows little or no    Intermittently uses    Uses a variety of      Develops
variety of           evidence of           variety in teaching    teaching strategies    exceptional
effective teaching   variety in teaching   strategies which       which are effective    teaching strategies
techniques           techniques            are effective          in achieving lesson    to meet individual
                                                                  objectives             needs



C. Provides
                     Does not provide      Intermittently         Provides for           Provides maximum
opportunities for
                     for individual        provides for           individual rates of    instruction
individual
                     rates of learning     individual rates of    learning and           opportunities for
differences
                     and capabilities      learning a             student capabilities   individual learning
                                           capabilities                                  styles


D. Implements        Shows little or no    Intermittently         Implements             Goes beyond the
instructional        evidence of           implements             instructional          requirement of
objectives           implementing          instructional          objectives             instructional
effectively          instructional         objectives                                    objectives
                     objectives


E. Demonstrates
                     Demonstrates an       Demonstrates           Demonstrates           Demonstrates
a knowledge of
                     insufficient          limited knowledge      adequate               superior
subject matter
                     knowledge matter      of subject matter      knowledge of           knowledge of
                                                                  subject matter         subject matter




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                                       Southwest R-V School District
                                    Teacher Summative Evaluation From
Teacher:                            Building:                           Assignment:         _____             Date:________

PERFORMANCE AREA 1: The Instructional Process – Page 2

                                            PERFORMANCE LEVELS
    Criteria                                             Meeting                         Exceeding              Comments
                     Must Improve           Developing
                                                       Expectations                     Expectations


                     Uses materials       Intermittently uses    Uses materials        Seeks out and/or
F. Uses a variety    which are            materials which        which are relevant    develops a variety
of teaching          irrelevant to the    are relevant to the    and appropriate to    of creative
materials            instructional        instructional          the instructional     materials
                     process              objectives             objectives            appropriate to the
                                                                                       instructional
                                                                                       objectives


                     Shows little or no   Sometimes              Maintains students    Is extremely
G. Uses
                     evidence of          maintains students     on the learning       skillful in
instructional time
                     maintaining          on the learning        task                  maintaining
effectively
                     students on the      task                                         students on the
                     learning task                                                     learning task



H. Demonstrates      Shows little or no   Occasionally           Clearly expects       Motivates students
ability to           evidence of          motivates students     and motivates         to achieve beyond
communicate          motivating           to perform             students to perform   previous
effectively with     students to          assigned tasks, but    assigned tasks to     performance levels
students             perform to their     inconsistently         their abilities
                     abilities            requires students
                                          to perform


I. Demonstrates      Does not             Sometimes              Communicates          Is extremely skilful
ability to           communicate          communicates           clearly and           at using a variety
communicate          clearly; students    clearly, but does      encourages            of verbal and non-
effectively with     often appear         not encourage          relevant dialogue     verbal
students             confused             students input                               communication


J. Provides
students with
specific             Gives no             Is inconsistent in     Gives specific        Gives feedback
evaluative           evaluative           giving evaluative      evaluative            with reinforcement
feedback             feedback             feedback               feedback              and encouragement




                                       Southwest R-V School District
                                    Teacher Summative Evaluation From
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Teacher:                          Building:                            Assignment:        _____             Date:________

PERFORMANCE AREA II: Classroom Management

                                           PERFORMANCE LEVELS
   Criteria                                             Meeting                        Exceeding              Comments
                    Must Improve           Developing
                                                      Expectations                    Expectations


A. Organizes        Displays little or   Ineffectively         Maintains a           Assesses and
classroom           no skill in          manages the           functional            adjust the setting
environment to      organizing the       classroom             classroom learning    to provide for a
promote learning    classroom learning   learning              environment;          variety of learning
                    environment          environment           selects appropriate   styles
                                                               activities


B. Manages
                    Shows little or no   Is inconsistent in    Establishes and       Plans and
student behavior
                    classroom control    controlling pupil     maintains effective   implements
in a constructive
                                         behavior              discipline            strategies for pupil
manner
                                                                                     self-discipline



PERFORMANCE AREA III: Interpersonal Relationships
                           PERFORMANCE LEVELS
  Criteria                                   Meeting                                   Exceeding              Comments
           Must Improve    Developing
                                           Expectations                               Expectations
A. Demonstrates
positive
                    Is unresponsive to   Intermittently        Demonstrates          Willingly provides
interpersonal
                    the needs of         shows                 sensitivity to all    extra efforts to
relationships
                    students             Sensitivity to the    students              meet the needs of
with students
                                         needs of students                           ALL students


B. Demonstrates
                    Shows little or no   Intermittently        Works well with       Provides
positive
                    interest in          shows interest in     members of            leadership to
interpersonal
                    interacting with     activities of         educational staff     promote a good
relations with
                    educational staff    educational staff                           working
educational staff
                                                                                     relationship with
                                                                                     educational staff


                    Shows little or no   Intermittently        Works well with       Provides active
C. Demonstrates     interest in          shows interest in     parents / patrons     leadership to
positive            interacting with     the activities and                          promote a good
                    parents/patrons      needs of the                                working
                                         parents / patrons                           relationship with
                                                                                     parents / patrons




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Teacher:                            Building:                             Assignment:          _____             Date:________

PERFORMANCE AREA IV: Professional Responsibilities

                                              PERFORMANCE LEVELS
    Criteria                                               Meeting                          Exceeding              Comments
                     Must Improve             Developing
                                                         Expectations                      Expectations


                     Shows no interest      Occasionally           Seeks out and          Initiates
A. Participates in   in professional        participates in        voluntarily            professional
professional         growth activities      professional           participates in        growth activities;
growth activities                           growth activities      professional           encourages other
                                                                   growth activities      staff to participate
                                                                                          in professional
                                                                                          growth activities


B. Follows the       Does not comply        Intermittently         Fully complies         Provides
policies and         with school and        complies with          with school and        leadership in the
procedures of the    district regulations   school and district    district regulations   development
school and           and policies           regulations and        and policies           /improvement of
district                                    policies                                      school and district
                                                                                          regulations and
                                                                                          policies

C. Assumes
responsibilities     Does not assume        Intermittently         Performs out-of-       Is self-motivated;
outside of the       out-of-class           assumes out-of-        class                  assumes extra
classroom as they    responsibilities       class                  responsibilities for   responsibilities
related to school                           responsibilities       smooth operation       willingly
                                                                   of the school

D. Demonstrates
a sense of           Does not fulfill       Needs to be            Fulfills directed      Is self-motivated;
professional         directed school        reminded to meet       school                 assumes extra
responsibility       responsibilities       directed school        responsibilities       responsibilities
                                            responsibilities                              willingly




Evaluator’s Recommendation:

I. Probationary Teacher                                                   II. Tenured Teacher___________________
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Re-Employment Recommended                                      Re-Employment Recommended

Re-Employment NOT Recommended                                 Re-Employment NOT Recommended




III. Teacher’s Comments:




IV. Evaluator’s Comments




_________________________       ________                    __________________________________________
          (Teacher’s Signature/Date)                                   (Evaluator’s Signature/Date)

                           (Signatures simply imply that information was discussed.)




        Copy Distribution: Original – Central Office; Copy – Evaluator; Copy – Teacher




                             OUTHWEST R-V SCHOOL DISTRICT
                            WALK-THROUGH OBSERVATION FORM
                                       2010-2011

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Teacher ____________________________________                           Grade Level __________ Subject
__________________________

Building ___________________________________
        Observer_______________________________________________

Date _______________________________________                           Week       1          2             3      4

Student/Teacher Engagement Level             (First impression given immediately at time of arrival.)

____________6 - Students Active Engaged Learning (Students are engaged in higher-order learning. Common examples
include authentic project work, cooperative learning, hands-on learning, problem-based learning, demonstrations, and
research.)
____________ 5 - Student Learning Conversations (Students are engaged in active conversations that construct knowledge.
Conversations may have been teacher stimulated but are not teacher dominated. Higher-order thinking is evident.)
____________ 4 - Teacher-Led Instruction (Students are attentive to teacher-led learning experiences such as lecture,
question and answer, teacher giving directions, and video instruction with teacher interaction. Discussion may occur, but
instruction and ideas come primarily from the teacher.)
____________ 3 - Student Work with Teacher Engaged (Students are doing seatwork, working on worksheets, book work,
tests, video with teacher viewing the video with the students, etc. Teacher assistance or support is evident.)
____________ 2 - Students Work with Teacher Not Engaged (Students are doing seatwork, working on worksheets, book
work, tests, video without teacher support, etc. Teacher assistance or support is not evident.
____________ 1 - Complete Disengagement (Students are not engaged in learning directly related to curriculum.

 Level of Blooms       Description                                                                              Observed Level

 Knowledge             Recall or recognize information, ideas, and principals.
 Comprehension         Understand the main idea of material heard, viewed, or read.

 Application           Apply an abstract idea in a concrete situation to solve a problem or relate it to
                       prior experience.
 Analysis              Break down a concept or idea into parts and show relationships among the parts.

 Synthesis             Bring together parts of knowledge to form a whole.
 Evaluation            Make informed judgments about the value of ideas or materials.



Instructional Strategies         Description                                                                   Observed
                                                                                                               Strategy
*Cooperative Learning           Provides students with opportunities to interact with each other in
                                groups in ways that enhance their learning.
*Summarizing/Note Taking        Enhances students’ ability to synthesize information and organize it
                                in a way that captures the main idea and supporting details.
*Similarities/Differences       Enhance students’ understanding of and ability to use knowledge by
                                engaging them in mental processes that involve identifying ways
                                items are alike and different.
 Nonlinguistic Representation Enhances student’s ability to represent and elaborate on knowledge
                                using mental images.
 Generating Hypotheses          Enhances students’ understanding of and ability to use knowledge by
                                engaging in a variety of complex reasoning processes that involve
                                asking ―what if‖ to answer the questions they might generate and
                                select solutions to problems, analyze systems, or invent ideas or
                                products to improve a situation.
 Advanced Organizers            Advanced organizers prepare students for what they are about to
                                learn and help them focus on new information. (i.e., KWL chart,
                                T-chart, web, etc.)
Highlighted strategies are those that are the focus area for the district for the 2010-2011 school year.

                                               Teacher Responsibility
                                                        For
                                   Obtaining and Maintaining Teacher Certification



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It is the policy of the Southwest R-V School District that all teachers are responsible for their own
certification requirements. The Southwest R-V School District will provide to the teacher any
documentation in the hands of the district as may be required by the teacher certification process,
however, it shall be the duty, obligation, and responsibility of the teacher to assure that all credits,
documentation, and all applications for maintaining teacher certification have been earned, filed,
and processed.

Beverly Bonner
Middle School Principal


I, ______________________________________, acknowledge that I have received and read the above
and foregoing document titled Teacher Responsibility For Obtaining and Maintaining Teacher
Certification; further I acknowledge that I understand my responsibilities to maintain and upgrade the
certification requirements of the State.


Dated: _________________________________ __________________________________
                                           (Teacher Signature)




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