William’s Travel & PTO
11/02-11/04: @ UTVA - St. George (Admin PD)
11/04-11/05: @ UTVA – SLC (SB 235)
11/09-11/10: @ WYVA (District Data Retreat)
11/14: William on PTO
11/16-11/17: William @ ISKS/KSVA (State of the District Breakfast)
11/22-11/23: William on PTO
11/28-12/02:@ K12 (HOS Summit)
12/07-12/08: @ UTVA (Board Meeting)
12/08-12/09: @ CODCA (Annual Board Training)
12/12-12/14: @ UTVA (CR Summit)
Student Retention Finished The Week in the Green
The school services in year withdrawal metric ended on a positive note for the week, finishing 3.7% better than prior year. K12 over all finished the week 0.4% better than last year. Keep leading the pack UTVA!
xCEL360 (K12’s School Turnaround Team)
Mandral Blackmon, K12’s transition specialist, will attend Utah Virtual Academy’s SB 235 Kick off meeting on 11/4.
Practices from the Field Mini-Conference:
On October 27, Teacher Effectiveness held the first mini-conference of the year sharing practices from Students First Instructional Coaches, Teacher Effectiveness and Product Management. Over 370 participants attended the mini-conference facilitated by 43 presenters and co-facilitators. 54% of the attendees completed a satisfaction survey following the event. 94% of those who completed the reflection survey were satisfied with the mini-conference. We saw attendees from the following schools: ALVA, ARVA, AZVA, CAVA, GCS, Hoosier, IDVA, iQLA, ISCA, ISIN, ISKS, ISMI, ISOH, KSVA, LAVCA, MVCA, OHVA, ORVA, OVCA, TNVA, TXVA, UTVA, WAVA, WIVA, WYVA. 91% reported the knowledge and skills learned at the conference will be useful for their jobs.
The 1st Ever Operations Team SPOOKTAKULAR
The School Services Operations Team took a little time to take a breath and have a little fun on the operations call Friday. Our school, region and headquarters teams joined in a party that was full of music , games, contests and just plain laughs. Congratulations to the following winners from the contest participants: Skye Roemer – Best Pumpkin; Susan Siler – Most Creative Individual Costume; The WAVA team for impersonating their HOS – Best Team Costume; Lisa Schultz – Best Individual Costume; and Lindsay Hallead – Best Haunted Workspace. It would not have been possible without the extra efforts put in by Kelsey Thomas (Master of Ceremony, Coordinator and Skeleton Trophy Artist); Kristin Jarvis (Quiz Bowl Question Game Show Host also responsible for content) and Cindy Cook for scaring up such a great idea with her team. Next up: The resurrection of the ugly sweater contest for the holidays.
Head of School Hiring Update
A final candidate has been selected and the offer to this candidate is pending. Once selected we will announce to the team and provide a solid start date.