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Principal's Message for Week of October 21 - October 25, 2019
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CSP ALIGNMENT UPDATE - SHARED LEADERSHIP

We have received initial data on  BOY mini-survey on Shared Leadership, Operations and Learning Environment was launched two weeks ago, and we had a 42% response rate, among all faculty, and 39% response rate for teachers.   While this is not as high as we were aspiring to, it can give us a picture of our progress.  The response rate for different SLC’s was 33% middle school, 11% 9th grade, 19% 10th grade, 16% MCA, and 19% MSB.  The results show the following progress towards our goals.

GOAL - INCREASE INSIGHT SURVEY RESULTS BY 20% IN THE THREE QUESTIONS REGARDING VISION, UNDERSTANDING ACTIONS, AND FEEDBACK

  • My school leaders articulate a clear overarching vision that drives priorities, goals and decision making within the school. Declined from 65% to 49% in agreement –  BOY – 78% Agreed or Strongly Agreed – Currently on target to reach goal.
  • Teachers understand how our actions contribute to school priorities and goals. Declined from 67% to 49%    BOY – 67.4 Agreed or Strongly Agreed –  Currently close to on target to reach goal.
  • Leaders at my school seek out feedback from teachers -Declined from 48% to 25%   BOY – 69.6 % Agreed or Strongly Agreed – Currently on Target to reach or exceed goal.

GOAL - INCREASE OUTREACH TO STAFF MEMBERS TO TAKE ON POSITIONS OF LEADERSHIP OR CREATE NEW POSITIONS OF LEADERSHIP

In last year’s Insight Survey the response to the question “A leader at my school identified opportunities for teacher leadership, “ was 20% in agreement.  In our BOY survey, 53.3% agreed or strongly agreed.

We are encouraged by the results of the initial survey, but recognize that we need to get feedback from a larger set of our faculty.  Any ideas or thoughts on how to increase survey feedback will be greatly appreciated.  There will be more opportunities to monitor our progress, with the actual Fall Insight Survey, which will launch on November 5, and then the school MOY Mini-Survey, which we will launch in January 2020.

Thank you to all for your participation, and we will continue to enhance and refine our shared leadership approaches and personal growth as leaders in the quest for social justice!

MISSION ALIGNMENT -  “ We develop intellectually curious scholars who are articulate communicate in two languages, critical thinkers and consumers, cultural ambassadors, and contributing community members. “

This week we are hosting four exchange students from Cat Island, Bahamas, and two adult chaperones.  For the past seven years, CHEC has had a sister school relationship with two high schools in Cat Island.  Each spring, a delegation of CHEC students and chaperones go to Cat Island to participate in Earth Day and engage in community service, and in the fall, Cat Island students come to Washington DC, for education and service.  During this trip, our goal is reach out and gather supplies and resources to send to the Bahamian Islands that were most devastated by Hurricane Dorian, Abaco and Grand Bahama.

This year our guests include Garth King,  the recently retired Superintendent of Cat Island Schools, and Daisy Mae Hunter a local historian and owner of a farm on Cat Island.  The four students are Missy Major, Lucinda Pratt, Tatiana Major and Zoe Turner.  They are being hosted by Bela Artis, Miryam Yucel, Jeni Paniagua and Gloria Flores.  The students will be shadowing their hosts, so please be sure to welcome them to your classes. The adults will also be visiting classes, and will want to meet with you to find our more about our work.  Ms. Pugh, Mr. H. Diaz and I are coordinating the visit, please reach out to any of  us.



SHOUT OUTS
  • A huge shout out to Mr. Jackson and the Hospitality students for a Fabulous Homecoming Dance!
  • Thank you to all staff who chaperoned and assisted in the Haunted Hallway!! It was truly scary!!!
  • Kudos to Coach A, Mr. Odom, and the SGA for a great Pep Rally on Friday! CHEC has got spirit!!!
  • Shout out to the Proctors, Counseling Team, Admin Team, Math Department, ELA Department, and all who made the SAT/PSAT day a Success!! We tested 92% of our 9th through 12th graders!
  • Shout out to the Middle School Admin Team for coordinating activities for our Middle School Students on Early Release Day!
  • Major Wright and MSgt DesChamps are shouting out all who have helped to build the NJROTC programs – Ms. Glascoe for the sailing program, Ms. Elmore and Ms. Henry for college preparation, the Counselors for scheduling students!!  The program is growing!

MEETINGS THIS WEEK:

Monday, October 21, 2019
12th Grade Town Hall – 2:30 pm.


Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Morning SLC Meeting
High School ANET 1
MS 8th Grade – Kennedy Center – 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
College Application Workshop 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – A204


Wednesday, October 23, 2019
CASAS Testing @ CHEC – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
College Application Workshop 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – A204
ALT Team Meeting 3:30 p.m.
Middle School ELA ANET
Department Planning Period Meeting

Thursday, October 24, 2019
Girl Power Celebrating Women in Music – Grades 6-8 at the Kennedy Center
1st Period Public Health Fair – Library
Hispanic Heritage Assembly (2) 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 pm.
Middle School Math Interim
AP Science Interim
Department Planning Period Meeting

Friday, October 25, 2019
Hispanic Heritage Assembly (2) 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 am.
4th Period Public Health Fair – Library
Middle School Math Interim
AP Science Interims


Saturday, October 26, 2019
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