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Wolf Pride • Congratulations to our newly
elected SBA Officers! Journey Mendiola (Pres.) Justin Benavente (Vice-Pres.) Eugenialynn Pangelinan (Secretary) Bruce Lizama (Treasurer) Andrew Aguero (P.R.O) Devin-Shane Duenas (IBOGS Rep.)
• Kudos to Ms. Munoz for taking the lead with the Department of Labor and Work Keys Training and working towards ensuring our students are made career and life- ready with life-literacy skills.
• Kudos to Ms. Burkhart for coordinating and arranging our school’s Picture Day.
• Kudos to Devin-Shane Duenas for attending and representing JPTSA as our Island Board of Governing Students (IBOGS) Representative during this month’s Guam Education Board Meeting.
• Kudos to Mr. Ballares for coordinating NIE initiatives for this school year. Our school is sponsored by Thai Smoothie. Thank you to participating teachers!
• Kudos to Dr. Garrido for continuing to encourage students and teachers to be involved in Service Learning opportunities
Wolves Bulletin September 2016
• “Keep Guam Beautiful” – Every 2nd Saturday of the Month, 9am – 12pm, Site Visits (Oct. 8 – Asan Beach, Nov. 12 – Ga’an Point Agat, Dec. 10 – Apaca Point Agat (back gate to Navy) Earn max 3 hours, register online w/ Guam Service Learning Website, See Dr. Garrido for details
• GDOE 5k Fun Run – Sat. Sept. 24 Go Time 5:00am, Purchase Bibs at $5 from Mrs. Meno in the Main Office, Complete PARC process & reflection, Complete registration form with Dr. Garrido
• Red Ribbon Campaign “Yolo Be Drug Free” – Please see Dr. Garrido for details
• 2016 Special Olympics Bowling Program– Volunteers Needed, Dates to participate (Sat, Sept. 24 2pm -5pm, Sat. Oct. 1st 9:30am – 12:30pm, Sat. Oct 8th Tournament 8:30am – 3:30pm), Communicate with Ms. Carole Piercy @[email protected] or call 648- 7548
Upcoming Events (Students) • Sept. 9 – 1st Quarter Ends • Sept. 10 - 2nd Quarter Begins • Sept. 24 - GDOE 2K/5K Fun Run (See Mrs. Meno in
Main Office for bibs, $5 Students, $10 Adults, $15 Race Day
• Sept. 28 – JPTSA Parent Teacher Conference (NO CLASSES), 6:45am – 1:30pm
• AUP, Media Release, Food Waiver – If you have not signed & submitted to Village Elder pls. do so ASAP
Service Learning Opportunities
WOLVES BULLETIN SEPTEMBER 2016
Upcoming Events (Faculty) • Fri., Sept. 23 – 1st Quarter Grades Due • Mon, Sept. 26 – Graduation Requirements/Credit
Training with Dr. Garrido during Working LUNCH in Room 1
• WASC Wednesdays Mtg. during PREP periods in Room 1
• Wed., Sept. 28 – Due date to submit department input for WASC Criterion Questions (submit to Ms. Joni in Room 1
• Wed., Sept. 28 – Water for Life Workshop for Health and Science Teachers (See email from Mr. Fullo for details)
• Friday, Sept. 30 - Instructional Strategies PD during Working LUNCH in Room 1
• Monday, Oct. 3 – CLT Members meet with Marzano Laboratory Representative in Room 1 (11:30am – 2pm)
• Submit feedback to Service Learning SOP via email to Dr. Garrido
School Surveys & Input Results • Official School Colors – Maroon and Black • Official School Mascot – Wolves • Bus Survey – Majority voted 6:45pm – 1:45pm
Keep School Schedule Status Quo
MAIN SCHOOL WEBSITE http://www.gdoe.net/jptsa
OFFICAL TWITTER PAGE
Search & add @jptsacademy
OFFICIAL INSTAGRAM Search & add @jptsacademy
OFFICIAL FACEBOOK PAGE
Search & add “Joaquin Torres”
Social Media Initiatives
New Bus Schedule
JPTORRES SUCCESS ACADEMY CORE STRATEGIES
CORE STRATEGY 1: COLLABORATIVE TEAM
• We are currently working within our content area departments to share best practices and align curriculum.
• We will continue to develop and build authentic Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) that uses student data to guide teaching and learning.
CORE STRATEGY 2: CIA • At the beginning of the school year we
have established Agreed Upon Processes that include behaviors that teachers should exhibit at the beginning of class, end of class, while engaging in group work, while distributing materials, teacher led- activities.
• Recently, we were trained on category “Setting Objectives” under Component I of Classroom Instruction That Works! Framework and how objectives are written and embedded into the day’s lesson using the Know, Understand, and Be Able To (KUD) format.
• Walkthroughs are ongoing and will continue to focus on classroom
CORE STRATEGY 3: SOCIAL EMOTIONAL SUPPORT
• We have established our Village Circles
in which teachers (Village Elders) are focused on offering personalized social and emotional support for students.
• This is time in the school day where we get to know our students, set goals, aid in understanding their academic standing and develop plans for their future.
CORE STRATEGY 4: COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
The following are groups we have been in communication with and the type of support they will be able to provide as we partner with them in helping our students succeed.
(1) AmeriCorps & Justice Corps - Volunteers of up to 30 are able to provide 1-1 mentoring as well as homework assistance. After students successfully complete this program, they will also become volunteers for justice corps and receive the benefits. (2) Pacific Human Resource Services (PHRS) - All faculty and staff will be give in depth training to implement and facilitate seven habits of highly effective people (for teens/college). Each student will then be taught these skills during village circle and reinforced during academic classes. (3) Guam National Guard - We have met with Captain Guerrero and Colonel Crisostomo to discuss ways in which we can help assist our students who endeavor to join the military. We will provide more input as soon as the details become clear. (4) Department of Labor/Work Keys - We plan to provide all 50 potential students with work experience through the Department of Labor. Currently, Rose Munoz is in direct contact to integrate the curriculum with the work keys assessment and AHRD criteria. Our goal is to ensure students are motivated with the career/technical education path. 5) 33rd Guam Legislature – We have met with Education Chairperson Senator Underwood to promote our mission at JP Torres. She has been an advocate for our youths and will brain storm policies that will help our youths with their careers or college endeavors.