Thursday, September 22, 2005

Place to throw out ideas?

I'm Hoping we could better use SLCs if we have a place where we could throw out questions here. We could also set the aganda for the SLC based on topics of most concern.

This is just an idea.

13 comments:

Lori Mayo said...

Amazing idea, Brown.

And I'm glad you stopped the trip talk today. We have to keep on track about wasting time at the SLC meetings.

W Brown said...

I really can't wait to work on the web publishing with the Sophmores... Very exciting stuff...

fswetten said...

This is a great idea, it could also elimnate time on adminstrative paperwork, it we just post it here.

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ruthg said...

Cool. Are there 2 blogs here?

Communication is the key. If this helps in that regard, then way cool.

Brody said...

Brody wuz here. 10/2/05

Brody said...

I'm here so Brown doesn't go crazy talking to himself.

Love the student talk protocol. I'm looking forward to giving it a whirl.

ruthg said...

as opposed to a 'whip'. lol

Brody said...

Joel Santana's dad will be coming to meet with all of his teachers tomorrow (Friday) during the SLC

carmela said...

Hi All, I am sorry no one could open the community service information. I put copies in 318. Please give any feedback. I will make adjustments and then show Mr. Z. This community service thing started because many students have been asking about it and where to document their hours. When I asked around no one had the answers so I decided to put something together. Do we want to have it mandatory or not? Thank you in advance.
Carmela

W Brown said...

Carmela you might want to check with Faughey to see if service hours are mandatory, however I think that is all an old BOE myth... I think we could encourage service but making it mandatory seems to remove the altruism from the "community service"

Labasdiena said...

Just seeing how this works... Interesting.

A thought regarding last week's conversation around cohorts. While I think that it is important to maintain the integrity of the cohort system standing here at QHST, I also realized that in some cases were are being extremely inflexible with students who enter our school in a grade other than the 9th. I thought it sets up a terrible precedent if a student is registered at our school, given a "welcome to our building" and in the same breath handed information regarding night school or summer school for a class they might not have even failed. This is especially troubling when perhaps the class in question is offered, but is simply out of cohort. I understand that there are some advantages to this system but cannot see it fitting into our framework model of a small school. The student is set back because we are unable or unwilling to bend the rules a little, after all, we are a high school in the service of anyone who should approach us, not a cold, inflexible Dept. of Motor Vehicle type institution. Perhaps it would help if as a Community we might draft up some language that pertains to such a situation so that we are guided by pre-established rules and not simply how we are feeling that day...

W Brown said...

I agree... I definately think if we make blanket statements about who and how we are going to place students we are only going to regret it later on... Lets draft up such a statement or policy that maintains the felxibility right now. We need to puts the needs of the students first.