Weekly Bulletin – November 3 – 7, 2014

IMPECCABLE

 

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK:   All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. IMPECCABLE:  Faultless; flawless, irreproachable; incapable of sin.

 

**BULLETIN NOTICES:**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnellb1@galileoweb.org. The deadline for submitting items for the bulletin is Friday morning by 8:30am.                 Mrs. Grinnell

 

SUBSTITUTE SYSTEM:  The Substitute System’s phone number:  345-0064.   The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

 

SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  Just a reminder–if you haven’t already given your social committee contribution, it’s not too late.  See Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office with your $20–checks or cash welcome!        Social Committee

 

PARKING COURTESY:  Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.                                       Mrs. Grinnell

STUDENTS

ASB STORE is selling sweatshirts, lanyards, towels, beverages, and healthy snacks in room 150 during lunch time and after school.

 

ASB CARD STICKERS are sold in room 150 @ $5.00. You will get a free Galileo purple pen and planner. Limited supplies.

HARVEST FOOD FESTIVAL: is Friday, Nov. 21. Clubs must attend the Executive Student Council meetings every Monday in room 153 at 3:15 PM for details.

 

WINTER BALL: is Saturday, Nov.22 at Hyatt Hotel, Fisherman’s Wharf from 7 – 11 PM. Dress is semi-formal.There will be both dj dancing and karaoke. Free desserts and drinks. Photography by Prestige. Must bring ID with photo at the door. Doors will close at 8:30 PM.

 

YEARBOOKS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE!GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

NOVEMBER 3 – 7, 2014

All you have to do to get your yearbook is to:

Step1-Sign in to your galileoweb email.

Step 2-Go to search and type in “Tree ring”.

Step 3-Open up the most recent  “Tree ring” email and click the link to create an account.

 

If you’re having trouble logging into your galileoweb email, see Ms. Field in Rm.453 or Ms.Ly in Rm.414.

GALILEO ACADEMY COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

For 9th  10th 11th & 12th:

Many college admission counselors are visiting Galileo, please come meet them:

11/3 @ 3:15pm  Library       Bowdoin College

11/5 @ Lunch time RM 154           UC San Diego

11/7 @ 2:20pm RM 464      The Chinese University of Hong Kong (If you have class at this time and would like to attend this presentation, please ask Ms. S. Chan for a pass.)

*For other college information sessions that are not held on Galileo’s campus, please check the College & Career Center calendar on line.

 

For 10th & 11th:

Chinatown’s YMCA is offering a low cost SAT/ACT prep class.  For details, please

check email in School Loop.

For 10th  11th & 12th:

If you’re interested in getting a part time job or volunteering, check out the

Employment & Volunteer Bulletin on the College & Career website or the bulletin board

in the Counseling Center.

 

For 11th:

If you’re interested in taking a low cost SAT prep class on campus, please see Ms. S.

Chan ASAP.

 

For 11th & 12th:

11/5 @ Lunch time RM 154 Meritus Scholarship Info. for seniors who plan on attending a 4 year university in the Fall and have a 3.0-3.7 GPA (we accept students slightly above and below this range).  Demonstrate financial need.   Juniors are welcome to join.

If you’re interested in getting scholarships for college, check out the College & Career website or the Scholarship bulletin board in the Counseling Center.

If you’re interested in visiting a college campus for free, please check out the Fly-In Program posting on the College & Career website or on the Scholarship bulletin board in the Counseling Center.

For 12th:

Come work on your college application forms with us!

11/5 @ 2:30pm  RM 104

11/6 @ 2:30pm  RM 104

The last college application support is on 11/20

Turn in uAspire consent form ASAP!!!

-All students must turn in the consent form even if you are not interested in working with a uAspire financial aid adviser

-Turn in signed consent forms to the College and Career Center either to Michael or Ms. S. Chan

-If you did not receive a consent form in the mail or during the AC101 workshop, pick one up at the College and Career Center

If you want to be part of the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Studies at CCSF, the application deadline is 11/10.  For more details, visit www.ccsf.edu/cahs

Please be sure to visit Galileo’s website for the College & Career Center calendar for more updates.

Thanks,

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Leadership Team/Department Head Meeting Minutes – October 30, 2014

GALILEO ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Leadership Team/Department Heads Meeting

 

10/30/14

 

 

Marcus called the meeting to order at 9:55am.

 

I.          5th Year Seniors

 

–This was brought up at the previous meeting.  Marcus asked for the issues with these students.

–Alicia said this is in combination with those students who are homeless.  She talked of one student and asked how do we help them graduate.  This student also has a brother in the same situation.

–Lauren asked for the teeth of the issue.  What will happen to attendance and progress, grades, etc.? Has the district set up some guidelines?

–Susan said there must be checkpoints and goals.

–Alicia said she imagines that each case is probably different.  Are they in transitional housing?  Is it hard to get the students to school?

–Susan said Wellness offers services to these students.

–Susan asked about newcomer students who stay beyond age 18.  What are their alternatives for education?

 

–Marcus suggested tabling this issue and attempt to come up with a policy. He gave some different examples.

 

II.         Attendance Policies

 

–Marcus asked for concerns, questions, etc., for online attendance.

–Susan asked what period of the day a student must be present for the school to qualify for the ADA.

–An issue tomorrow might be the Giants parade.  Marcus said it would affect the district, not the school.

–Lauren asked if it was important to have multiple calls home for absences. She said the counselors are getting midday calls to check on students.

–Marcus said he is fielding some of the calls and in 75% of the calls, the student is missing class.  He would like to continue with this and see how it is working.

–Michelle mentioned the need to correct some of the attendance if students are coming late to class.

–Marcus said attendance should be taken after 40 minutes.

–For corrections teachers have to make these changes by midnight.

–David asked for a signal to teachers if they slipped and did not turn in attendance.

–Lisa said there is an email that goes to Marcus with the names of teachers who did not turn in attendance for one or more periods.

–Nancy said Vera will make phone calls to teachers who did not turn in attendance.  Nancy will look into the email alerts.

–Nancy said security will pick up attendance from the substitutes.

–Marcus said yesterday 14 classes were not reported.  We need to try to get to 100%.

 

III.       Autodialer

 

–Marcus said there is a phone call at 4:00pm, and there is one during 3rd period.

–There is a report back to the school if the phone numbers of the students are not accurate.  Autodialer goes to the primary phone number.  Let Mr. Emmi know if there are problems with the number.

 

IV.        Field Trips

–Mark your students absent if they are on a field trip.  Tell your teachers that they must give Vera a list of students who attended the field trip.

–Michelle said an email to Vera would work as well.

–Joseph mentioned 2 types of students who do not go on field trips—those who are absent and those who did not get their field trip slip signed and have to remain at school with another teacher.

 

V.         School Safety

–Marcus is concerned about the safety issues with the school.  We have 17 exits/entrances.  He is going to have a safety assessment.  Some doors are constantly kept open.

–Michelle said we have so many former students who come on campus.  The security aides cannot always tell them from current students.

–Marcus said we can talk about wearing IDs.

–Susan said we need to let the students know that we need to keep the doors closed.

–Joseph said he thinks we all should wear IDs.  He mentioned seeing students from NYC doing this.

–What if a student does not have their ID?

–Doug asked if there is something that caused the interest in more security.  Marcus said the UBC has been talking about this.  An incident happened in Wellness and the adults were alarmed.

 

VI.        School Hours

–We are going to have to close the school at a certain time and everyone will have to leave.  We are looking at 6:00pm or 6:30pm.

 

VII.      Matching Analysis of Student Outcomes

–Marcus discussed the components of matching analysis, instructional time, GPA, (Marcus said the district is discussing matching grading policies across the district),  9th Grade PFT, (physical fitness test), English (big gap with AA students),

 

–Michelle asked if there is a way to reduce the amount of assessments so that teachers can spend more time teaching.  Marcus said this is being discussed across the district.

–Doug said the CAHSEE does not measure how well a student does—it is just a pass/fail mark.  Marcus said his supervisor says this is “dirty data” and he has hired someone to clean this up.

–Doug would like to know the points of the matching criteria.

–Marcus said that to take the CAHSEE this year students must have 10th grade credits.

–Stephen Jackson asked about having a 9th grade CAHSEE class in the VAPA dept.  He mentioned the benefits.

–David said we have to keep in mind what we are already doing addressing some of the issues.

–Kathleen said some students are in ELD classes because they are low in their reading skills.  She feels there should be some support for 9th graders.

–Joseph likes the idea of the class for 9th graders, but would want to make sure it did not slow the student from making their graduation requirement.

 

–On Track Graduation—Mr. Emmi said the counseling office is working on this.  He wants the data to be aligned with what our students are actually doing.  Some simple tasks will correct some of these situations.

–Susan asked about JROTC instructors needing PE credentials.  Ethan explained how they are handling this.

 

IX.        Miscellaneous

–Nancy mentioned that she would be overseeing security and the building and asked for suggestions.

–Ethan said no food should be on the field.  This needs to be enforced.

–David asked for a schedule of where and when the security aides would be.

 

–Doug told of the process to get furniture from the district warehouse.

–It is not allowed for teachers to walk through the warehouse.  Doug send pictures of what he wanted and they replied that they had the items on hand.

 

–David said there is a liability issue with couches.  If the school buys it, that is OK, but any thing that is donated could be a liability.

 

–Joseph requested the administration to put the attendance accounting/reporting procedure for field trips, etc. in writing and discuss this at the next faculty meeting.

 

–Michelle brought up the college field trips.  She is requesting we get a list of these way ahead of time and it should be published.  She asked if the counseling office could put this information out as soon as the find out.

 

–Marcus said Doug Pfifer is warning us about Galileo web.  As of right now we are sticking with Galileo web, but we are transiting to School Loop.  The Gmail drive stays.  Word Press is the problem.

–Susan asked the percentage of parents on school loop.  Lisa said 30-35%.  The 9th and 10th grade parents are used to it from middle school.

 

Meeting adjourned at 10:55am.

Weekly Bulletin – October 27 – 31, 2014

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

OCTOBER 27 – 31, 2014

HAPHAZARD

 

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK: ABOUND.  All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. HAPHAZARD:  characterized by lack of order or planning, by irregularity, or by randomness; determined by or dependent on chance; aimless; mere chance; accident.

 

**BULLETIN NOTICES:**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnellb1@galileoweb.org. The deadline for submitting items for the bulletin is Friday morning by 8:30am.                 Mrs. Grinnell

 

SUBSTITUTE SYSTEM:  The Substitute System’s phone number:  345-0064.   The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

 

SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  Just a reminder–if you haven’t already given your social committee contribution, it’s not too late.  See Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office with your $20–checks or cash welcome!        Social Committee

 

PARKING COURTESY:  Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.                                       Mrs. Grinnell

STUDENTS

ASB STORE is selling sweatshirts, lanyards, towels, beverages, and healthy snacks in room 150 during lunch time and after school.

 

ASB CARD STICKERS are sold in room 150 @ $5.00. You will get a free Galileo purple pen and planner. Limited supplies.

HALLOWEEN DRESS-UP CONTEST: is Fri., Oct. 31 in the courtyard during lunch time. Prizes will be offered.

 

HARVEST FOOD FESTIVAL: is Friday, Nov. 21. Clubs must attend the Executive Student Council meetings every Monday in room 153 at 3:15 PM for details.

 

WINTER BALL: is Saturday, Nov.22 at Hyatt Hotel, Fisherman’s Wharf from 7 – 11 PM. Dress is semi-formal.There will be both dj dancing and karaoke. Free desserts and drinks. Photography by Prestige. Must bring ID with photo at the door. Doors will close at 8:30 PM.

 

YEARBOOKS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE!

All you have to do to get your yearbook is to:

Step1-Sign in to your galileoweb email.

Step 2-Go to search and type in “Tree ring”.

Step 3-Open up the most recent  “Tree ring” email and click the link to create an account.

 

If you’re having trouble logging into your galileoweb email, see Ms. Field in Rm.453 or Ms.Ly in Rm.414.

GALILEO ACADEMY COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

For 9th  10th 11th & 12th:

10/27 @ lunch time  RM 263         Are you interested in shadowing at UCB for 3 days and 2 nights for free?  ShadowNite is reaching out to low-income Asian & Pacific Islander students.  Please come to a short info. session

Many college admission counselors are visiting Galileo, please come meet them:

10/30 @ Lunch time RM 154         UC Riverside

11/1 from 11am-4pm AT&T Park   Bay Area Science Festival Discovery Day is a FREE event.  Student volunteers are need as well.  For details: www.bayareascience.org

*For other college information sessions that are not held on Galileo’s campus, please check the College & Career Center calendar on line.

 

For 10th & 11th:

Chinatown’s YMCA is offering a low cost SAT/ACT prep class.  For details, please check email in School Loop.

For 10th  11th & 12th:

If you’re interested in getting a part time job or volunteering, check out the

Employment & Volunteer Bulletin on the College & Career website or the bulletin board in the Counseling Center.

For 11th:

10/27 @ lunch time  RM 154 If you’re interested in taking a low cost SAT prep class on campus, please come to this meeting.

For 11th & 12th:

If you’re interested in getting scholarships for college, check out the College & Career website or the Scholarship bulletin board in the Counseling Center.

If you’re interested in visiting a college campus for free, please check out the Fly-In Program posting on the College & Career website or on the Scholarship bulletin board in the Counseling Center.

For 12th:

Come work on your college application forms with us!

10/30 @ 2:30pm  RM 104

The last college application support is on 11/20

10/29 UC Davis field trip: Min. 3.0 GPA, turn in a signed permission slip & fee waiver (in

salmon color) with a copy of the first 2 pages of 2013’s income tax return.  Pick them up in the Counseling Center.  Limited seats, 1st come 1st serve.

Turn in uAspire consent form ASAP!!! (Michael)

-All students must turn in the consent form even if you are not interested in working with a uAspire financial aid adviser

-Turn in signed consent forms to the College and Career Center either to Michael or Ms. S. Chan

-If you did not receive a consent form in the mail or during the AC101 workshop, pick one up at the College and Career Center

If you want to be part of the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Studies at CCSF, the application deadline is 11/10.  For more details, visit www.ccsf.edu/cahs

Please be sure to visit Galileo’s website for the College & Career Center calendar for more updates.

Congratulations to Sharon Chen & Jennifer Lam from class of 2015 for outstanding performance on the PSAT.  We are proud of you!  Please pick up your certificate from Ms. S. Chan in 258F.

Leadership Team/Department Heads Meeting Minutes – October 21, 2014

GALILEO ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

 

Leadership Team/Department Heads Meeting

 

 

 

10/21/14

 

 

 

 

Nancy called the meeting to order at 11:25am.  Lisa said that we would wait for Marcus to return if any items need administrative decisions.

 

 

We welcomed Nancy back.

 

 

I.          Policy on 5th Year Seniors

 

–Doug said some of his department members wanted to know if the policy has changed—can seniors stay for a  5th year?

 

–Stephen Emmi said this is the first year that we have done this.  We have 5 this year.  We will revisit this in the future.

 

–Doug asked if we were steering students away from Ida B. Wells.  Stephen said some have transferred there.

 

–Nancy said it was originally the district’s idea for the 5th year when more graduation requirements began.

 

–Nancy said it is also budget issue from last year.

 

 

II.         Newcomer Pathway Cluster Program

 

–Mat asked for the names of teachers in each department.  Lisa will provide it for him.

 

 

III.       Nancy introduced our new dean, Kate Morgan.  Everyone introduced themselves to her.

 

 

IV.        Teacher Notification of Classroom Use

 

–David brought up the classrooms that were used last weekend for the NERT program.  He discussed what had happened in his room.  He asked for warning ahead of time in the future.

 

–Nancy said the classrooms were selected at the last minute.

 

 

V.         Tutoring

 

–Kathleen talked about the ELD tutoring and she distributed some information.  The students in tutoring are supervised by teachers.  There are slips the students can give to their teachers proving they attended tutoring.  She distributed a tutoring schedule.  She said there may be some forms of independent study for those who need credits to graduate.  Tutoring is in Room 450

 

–Doug suggested we send an email to parents on SchoolLoop telling about the tutoring.  It can also be posted on the parent page.

 

–Bai can send it out on the Yahoo group.

 

 

VI.        Futurama Intramurals

 

–Ethan said there are lunchtime groups and after school groups that are not supervised.  This is a liability issue.  Ethan said the break dancers are in the auditorium after school.  All Futurama workers should wear their badges.

 

–Ethan mentioned that AVID uses the football field on Fridays.

 

 

VII.      Synergy

 

–Joseph said he felt the transition to Synergy has been smooth.  He asked about students on field trips.  He covered both the teacher who has the field trip and the teacher who excuses the students.

 

–Lisa said if a teacher signs a field trip slip, mark the student present in the grade book and mark them present.  She described an alternative process.  We will make changes, but not until Marcus returns.

 

 

–Alicia’ s department mentioned the norm—if a student is not in a classroom, we should say they are absent legally.  She said her department is going to follow what they are legally bound to do and that is to mark them absent if they are not in the classroom.

 

–We do not have a system for field trip teachers to mark students present in other classes.

 

–Lauren mentioned the autodialer and the fact that parents would be calling the school if their students are marked absent while they are on a field trip.

 

–Lisa said everyone should have a paper record which would hold up in court.  Everyone must have a paper record of attendance.

 

 

–Joseph mentioned the double-sin classes.  Joseph said Lisa made these into one class, and still has one empty class.  Lisa said anyone who has this situation should let Nancy know and she will submit  a help ticket.

 

 

VIII.     Miscellaneous

 

–Michelle mentioned their blood drive on Friday.  She said the turnout so far is very low.

 

Sign up in Michelle’ room.  There are height and weight requirements.

 

 

–Alicia asked about what information the admin needs from department heads for CTP.

 

 

Meeting adjourned at 11:55am.

 

 

Weekly Bulletin – October 20 – 24, 2014

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

OCTOBER 20 – 24, 2014

GARBLE

 

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK:  GARBLE:    to confuse unintentionally or ignorantly;  jumble: distort. All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place.

 

**BULLETIN NOTICES:**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnellb1@galileoweb.org. The deadline for submitting items for the bulletin is Friday morning by 8:30am.                 Mrs. Grinnell

 

SUBSTITUTE SYSTEM:  The Substitute System’s phone number:  345-0064.   The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

 

SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  Just a reminder–if you haven’t already given your social committee contribution, it’s not too late.  See Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office with your $20–checks or cash welcome!        Social Committee

 

PARKING COURTESY:  Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.                                       Mrs. Grinnell

STUDENTS

ASB STORE is selling sweatshirts, lanyards, towels, beverages, and healthy snacks in room 150 during lunch time and after school.

 

ASB CARD STICKERS are sold in room 150 @ $5.00. You will get a free Galileo purple pen and planner. Limited supplies.

SENIOR PORTRAIT MAKE-UPS:is in the auditorium from Oct. 20 -24 starting at 3 PM to 8 PM.

 

PEP RALLY and class competition, pumpkin relay, is this Friday in the courtyard during lunch time..

 

HALLOWEEN DRESS-UP CONTEST: is Fri., Oct. 31 in the courtyard during lunch time. Prizes will be offered.

 

HARVEST FOOD FESTIVAL: is Friday, Nov. 21. Clubs must attend the Executive Student Council meetings every Monday in room 153 at 3:15 PM for details.

 

WINTER BALL: is Saturday, Nov.22 at Hyatt Hotel, Fisherman’s Wharf from 7 – 11 PM. Dress is semi-formal.There will be both dj dancing and karaoke. Free desserts and drinks. Photography by Prestige. Must bring ID with photo at the door. Doors will close at 8:30 PM.

 

YEARBOOKS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE!

All you have to do to get your yearbook is to:

Step1-Sign in to your galileoweb email.

Step 2-Go to search and type in “Tree ring”.

Step 3-Open up the most recent  “Tree ring” email and click the link to create an account.

 

If you’re having trouble logging into your galileoweb email, see Ms. Field in Rm.453 or Ms.Ly in Rm.414.

GALILEO ACADEMY COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

For 9th  10th 11th & 12th:

Many college admission counselors are visiting Galileo, please come meet them:

10/20 @ Lunch time RM 154             Vassar College

10/20 @ 3:15pm Library                  Swarthmore College

10/21 @ Lunch time RM 154             American University

10/21 @ 3:15pm Library                  Boston University

10/22 @ Lunch time RM 154             Mt. St. Mary’s College

10/22 @ 2:15pm RM 104                Northwestern University

10/23 @ 2:30pm RM 104                University of Southern California

10/24 @ 3:15pm Library                  Gettysburg College

10/26 from 1-3:30pm @ South SF Conference Center Performing & Visual Arts College Fair.  For details, check out the College & Career Center calendar.

 

*For other college information sessions that are not held on Galileo’s campus, please check the College & Career Center calendar online.

For 10th & 11th

Chinatown’s YMCA is offering a low cost SAT/ACT prep class.  For details, please check email in School Loop.

For 10th  11th & 12th:

If you’re interested in getting a part time job or volunteering, check out the

Employment & Volunteer Bulletin on the College & Career website or the bulletin board in the Counseling Center.

For 11th:

If you’re interested in taking a low cost SAT prep class on campus, come room 154 for a quick meeting on 10/23 @ lunch time.

For 11th & 12th:

If you’re interested in getting scholarships for college, check out the College & Career website or the Scholarship bulletin board in the Counseling Center.

If you’re interested in visiting a college campus for free, please check out the Fly-In Program posting on the College & Career website or on the Scholarship bulletin board in the Counseling Center.

For 12th:

Come work on your college application forms with us!

10/22 @ 2:30pm  RM 104

10/23 @ 2:30pm RM 104

The last college application support is on 11/20

10/25 & 10/26 FREE Personal Statement Weekend @ Mission HS:  Free snacks

MUST RSVP: https://826valencia.org/psw2014/

10/29 UC Davis field trip: Min. 3.0 GPA, turn in a signed permission slip & fee waiver (in

salmon color) with a copy of the first 2 pages of 2013’s income tax return.  Pick them up in the Counseling Center.  Limited seats, 1st come 1st serve.

Turn in uAspire consent form ASAP!!! (Michael)

-All students must turn in the consent form even if you are not interested in working with a uAspire financial aid adviser

-The lottery will be ongoing until 10/24

-Turn in signed consent forms to the College and Career Center either to Michael or Ms. S. Chan

-If you did not receive a consent form in the mail or during the AC101 workshop, pick one up at the College and Career Center

If you want to be part of the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Studies at CCSF, the application deadline is 11/10.  For more details, visit www.ccsf.edu/cahs

Please be sure to visit Galileo’s website for the College & Career Center calendar for more updates.

 

Weekly Bulletin – October 14 – 17, 2014

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

OCTOBER 14 – 17, 2014

EMANCIPATE

 

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK: ABOUND.  All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. EMANCIPATE: To free from restraint, influence, or the like; to free (a slave) from bondage.

**BULLETIN NOTICES:**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnellb1@galileoweb.org. The deadline for submitting items for the bulletin is Friday morning by 8:30am.                 Mrs. Grinnell

 

SUBSTITUTE SYSTEM:  The Substitute System’s phone number:  345-0064.   The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

 

SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  Just a reminder–if you haven’t already given your social committee contribution, it’s not too late.  See Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office with your $20–checks or cash welcome!        Social Committee

 

PARKING COURTESY:  Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.                                       Mrs. Grinnell

STUDENTS

ASB STORE is selling sweatshirts, lanyards, towels, beverages, and healthy snacks in room 150 during lunch time and after school.

 

ASB CARDSTICKERS are sold in room 150 @ $5.00. You will get a free Galileo purple pen and planner. Limited supplies.

OKTOBERFEST FOOD FESTIVAL: is Oct. 17 during lunch time in the courtyard. Clubs need to submit their food proposals at Executive Student Council meetings held every Monday in room 153 at 3:15 PM.

 

YEARBOOKS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE!

All you have to do to get your yearbook is to:

Step1-Sign in to your galileoweb email.

Step 2-Go to search and type in “Tree ring”.

Step 3-Open up the most recent  “Tree ring” email and click the link to create an account.

 

If you’re having trouble logging into your galileoweb email, see Ms. Field in Rm.453 or Ms.Ly in Rm.414.

GALILEO ACADEMY COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

For 9th  10th 11th & 12th:  Many college admission counselors are visiting Galileo, please come meet them:

10/15 @ Lunch time RM 154         Cal Poly Pomona

10/15 @ 3:30pmRM 104     University of Chicago

10/17 @ Lunch time RM 154         Goucher College

10/18 @ 3:15pm Library      Occidental College

*For other college information sessions that are not held on Galileo’s campus, please check the College & Career Center calendar on line.

If you want to create a short clip on how tech can transform the world, send your entry to the TeenTech Global Film Festival.  Deadline is on 10/13.  Get the link from the College & Career Center Calendar.

Sat. 10/18 @ 8:30amTeenTech Global Youth Summit : a FREE and fun tech event for teens.  Must RSVP.  Get the link from the College & Career Center Calendar.

For 10th & 11th:

10/15 @ 8am: PSATtesting for all sophomores and juniors who had signed up for the test.  For your testing location, please check the posting in the main hallway next to room 210.  If you want a practice

booklet, pick up one in the College & Career Center.

For 10th  11th & 12th:

If you’re interested in getting a part time job or volunteering, check out the Employment & Volunteer Bulletin on the College & Career website or the bulletin board in the Counseling Center.

For 11th & 12th:         

10/16 @ 2:15pm Library     If you are 16 years old and want a paid internship, check out This Way Ahead.

If you’re interested in getting scholarships for college, check out the College & Career website or the Scholarship bulletin board in the Counseling Center.

If you’re interested in visiting a college campus for free, please check out the Fly-In Program posting on the College & Career website or on the Scholarship bulletin board in the Counseling Center.

For 12th:

10/15 @ 2:30pm  RM 104   UC Application Workshop

10/16 @ 2:30pm RM 104    CSU application workshop

On Wed.’s workshops, Dr. John Lum will be here to help edit personal statements

The last college application workshop is on 11/20

10/25 & 10/26 FREE Personal Statement Weekend @ Mission HS:  Free snacks

MUST RSVP:https://826valencia.org/psw2014/

10/29UC Davis field trip: Min. 3.0 GPA, turn in a signed permission slip & fee waiver (in

salmon color) with a copy of the first 2 pages of 2013’s income tax return.  Pick them up in the Counseling Center.  Limited seats, 1st come 1st serve.

Turn in uAspire consent form ASAP to the College and Career Center

If you want to be part of the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Studies at CCSF, the application deadline is 11/10.  For more details, visitwww.ccsf.edu/cahs

Please be sure to visit Galileo’s website for the College & Career Center calendar for more updates.

Principal’s Message

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Principal Blacksher’s Farewell to Galileo

 

 

 

April 29, 2015

 

 

 

March 5, 2015

 

 

 

Leadership Team/Department Head Meeting Minutes – October 7, 2014

GALILEO ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

 

Leadership Team/Department Heads Meeting

 

 

 

10/7/14

 

 

 

 

Marcus called the meeting to order at 11:20am.

 

 

I.          Faculty Meeting

 

–Lisa wanted to remind everyone to attend.  The paraprofessionals are now invited to faculty meetings.  The bulk of the meeting will be to learn how to do online attendance, which will begin on Tuesday, October 14th.  We will have support staff on campus, so let Lisa know who in your departments will need help.

 

–The other topic at the faculty meeting will be Back to School Night.  ASB will be on hand to direct traffic and help.

 

–PTSA will have an exciting announcement.

 

–Joseph is having a Burning Bubble Sheets activity on Friday afternoon as the Blue Angels practice.  He will email everyone.

 

–Michelle said the changing passwords will affect those who are using laptops on the wireless.  Access online could be a challenge.

 

 

II.         A-G Requirements/Newcomers/NELL

 

–Kathleen said that graduation A-G requirements require 4 years of English and only 1 can be an ESL class.  She is concerned about those students with low skills being put in higher-level class.

 

–She spoke of the new person the NELL—Newcomer English Language Learner Liaison.  It is now Megan Jessup.  Kathleen is helping her. She worries about teachers giving “mercy” grades and then the students not being able to function in college. 

 

–She mentioned smaller classes in ELD as we are waiting for the Newcomers.  She also mentioned the Newcomer Pathway meetings on the second Wednesday of each month.  Everyone is welcome.

 

–Lisa mentioned SIFE—Students Interrupted in Formal Education.

 

–Marcus mentioned that we need to look at our overall plan for next year.

 

 

III.       Song & Yell PA Snafus

 

–Joseph said he felt bad for the classes who worked so hard on their skits and then the PA system collapsed.  He mentioned the wireless microphone problems and the signals getting cut in and out.  He explained the problems with the antennas.  Blocking the pathway to the antennas is part of the problem.  Everything just died right before the skits were to be performed.  He explained additional problems.

 

 

–Joseph would like to make sure this does not happen next year.

 

–Holding the microphone properly is important.

 

 

–Mr. Os-Maun Rasul addressed the group.  He told of his new position in Southern California.  He wished everyone a successful 2014-15 school year.

 

 

–Joseph suggested buying a new wireless microphone.  Several other solutions were suggested.

 

–Stephen Jackson suggested talking to Google about this.  Discussion followed.

 

–Marcus asked Joseph to look into what a new appropriate sound system would be and what it would cost.  Joseph said the system we have now is for one person speaking.

 

 

III.       Song & Yell Bell Schedule

 

–Mat asked if we could have all the classes closer in minutes.

 

–Marcus asked if it was really important.

 

–Lisa passed around a proposal for 3 classes, Song & Yell, lunch then 3 classes in the afternoon.

 

–We will use this schedule next year.

 

 

IV.        Final Weeks Schedule

 

–Lisa shared a schedule for the last 2 days of each semester with short classes.  We can use up our extra banked time.

 

–Joseph asked when the grades are due.  1st and 2nd semesters they are due on Friday at 8:00am.

 

 

V.         Testing:

 

–CAHSEE is happening now in the Van Ness Gym.  Math will be there tomorrow.  We will be audited tomorrow.  She apologized for all the interruptions of telephone calls.

 

–PSAT testing will be next Wednesday.  They will use the Van Ness Gym and some classrooms. All sophomores will take the PSAT.

 

–SRI—Scholastic Reading Index—this is a 20-minute online assessment and will be done in PE classes.  Thanks were given to Ethan for taking this on.  9th and 10th grade students will take this, along with 11th and 12th graders going for reclassification.  Stephen Jackson asked if Special Ed students could be included. 

 

–CLA—this is for 9th and 10th graders in English and Algebra.  This is offered online this year.

 

–Marcus said those courses that do not have a CLA should have a CFA.  The two- week window is 10/14-24/14.

 

 

VI.        Data

 

–Marcus referred to the data sheet distributed at the last Principal’s meeting.  He mentioned there was some frustration about the data and it being correct.  He said that Mr. Sanderson is trying to fix this.

 

–He said data is the same for the whole district, whether it is accurate or not.  We are being compared with schools that are very much like us.

 

–He mentioned we would postpone tomorrow’s SSC meeting until next week.

 

 

–He asked the group how they felt about where we should begin to focus.  We have agreed to Attendance, EAP and grades.  GPA and Instructional time are areas to look at.

 

–Should we really focus on CAHSEE for EAP?

 

–Ethan said attendance in class is related to test scores.  We need to figure out how to get all students to class.

 

–Marcus mentioned that some students will not go to class if they know no one cares.  We need to work on this.  If the students are failing, they stop attending.

 

–Instructional time, GPA and CAHSEE will be our 3 focus points.

 

–Michelle said her department looked at grades and attendance and those who got F’s had terrible attendance.

 

–Kathleen mentioned the mentally absent students who attend and do nothing.

 

–Doug mentioned that the students in the halls during class time do not reflect the population.  Some students find ways out of the classroom and these are the students who need the instructional minutes.

 

 

–Kate Morgan will replace Mr. Rasul.  She was a dean at Burton before taking time off for parenting.  She speaks Spanish.

 

 

VIII.     Miscellaneous

 

–Marcus is working on a draft for Google—he would like to present something to the SSC—3 area—Teachers, Students and Parents.

 

–David feels he needs a menu as to what they can offer, etc.  One suggestion was the school Wi-Fi.  Joseph said the students are now on and that makes it more difficult for the teachers to get on.  Others said that is not the cause of the problem.

 

 

–He is asking for next Tuesday after school.  Anyone interested is welcome.  Meeting will be in the LT.

 

 

–Doug brought up the old tech committee and is working on the goals and objectives for that group.  He spoke about the former committee.  He would like the new committee to be those with tech skills.

 

–Joseph felt everyone should be represented on this committee.  Some could come as observers.  Ethan felt everyone should be equally represented.

 

–Doug said the purpose is not to make decisions, but be an advisory group.

 

 

–PTSA wish list—let Lisa know right away.

 

–Admin Observations were done by Lisa and Stephen Emmi last week.  She mentioned what they observed.

 

–Marcus said let your teachers know that consistent walk thrus will start soon.

 

–Remind your teachers to sign in.

 

–School loop needs to be updated every 3 weeks.

 

–Parking—remind your teachers of parking etiquette.

 

 

Meeting adjourned at 12:20pm.

 

 

Weekly Bulletin – October 6 – 10, 2014

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

OCTOBER 6 – 10, 2014

DEMOGRAPHICS

 

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK: ABOUND.  All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. DEMOGRAPHICS: the statistical data of a population, especially those showing average age, income, education, etc.; a single vital or social statistic of a human population, as the number of births or deaths.

 

**BULLETIN NOTICES:**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnellb1@galileoweb.org. The deadline for submitting items for the bulletin is Friday morning by 8:30am.                 Mrs. Grinnell

 

SUBSTITUTE SYSTEM:  The Substitute System’s phone number:  345-0064.   The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

 

SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  Just a reminder–if you haven’t already given your social committee contribution, it’s not too late.  See Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office with your $20–checks or cash welcome!        Social Committee

 

PARKING COURTESY:  Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.                                       Mrs. Grinnell

STUDENTS

ASB STORE is selling sweatshirts, lanyards, towels, beverages, and healthy snacks in room 150 during lunch time and after school.

 

ASB CARD STICKERS are sold in room 150 @ $5.00. You will get a free Galileo purple pen and planner. Limited supplies.

MAKE-UP PICTURE DAY: Monday, October 6 in the Auditorium from 9am – 4pm.  If you did not get your picture taken, please go the the Auditorium.  Having your picture taken is the way to get your Galileo ID card.

 

OKTOBERFEST FOOD FESTIVAL: is Oct. 17 during lunch time in the courtyard. Clubs need to submit their food proposals at Executive Student Council meetings held every Monday in room 153 at 3:15 PM.

 

YEARBOOKS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE!

All you have to do to get your yearbook is to:

Step1-Sign in to your galileoweb email.

Step 2-Go to search and type in “Tree ring”.

Step 3-Open up the most recent  “Tree ring” email and click the link to create an account.

 

If you’re having trouble logging into your galileoweb email, see Ms. Field in Rm.453 or Ms.Ly in Rm.414.

GALILEO ACADEMY COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

For 9th  10th 11th & 12th:   Many college admission counselors are visiting Galileo, please come meet them:

10/6 @ Lunch time RM 154           Arcadia University

10/6 @ 3:30pm Library        University of Hawaii

10/7 @ Lunch time RM 154           UCSB

10/7 @ 3:15pm Library        Whittier College

10/8 @ 2:30pm RM 104      Haverford College

10/9 @ Lunch time RM 154           University of La Verne

10/10 @ 8am RM 157 (JROTC)     Blue Angel Pilot & the Marines will do a presentation.  Please ask Ms. S. Chan for a class pass if you want to attend.

*For other college information sessions that are not held on Galileo’s campus, please check the College & Career Center calendar online.

 

If you want to create a short clip on how tech can transform the world, send your entry to the TeenTech Global Film Festival.  Deadline is on 10/13.  Get the link from the College & Career Center Calendar.

Sat. 10/18 @ 8:30am TeenTech Global Youth Summit: a FREE and fun tech event for teens.  Must RSVP.  Get the link from the College & Career Center Calendar.

The following students have won a raffle prize from the College Fair, please pick up your prize from Ms. Galdamez: Erica Truong, Kevin Tan, Gavin Chan, Lily Huang, Justin Fong, Kevin Zhou, Denise Chiang, Shu Hua Zhen, Holly Lin, Jacqueline Lazano, Jeffrey Fung, Jennifer Lam, & Lawrence Wong.

For 11th:  If you want to take the PSAT on 10/15, please sign up with Ms. S. Chan in the College & Career Center.  We have limited seats available

For 10th  11th & 12th:

If you’re interested in getting a part time job or volunteering, check out the Employment & Volunteer Bulletin on the College & Career website or the bulletin board in the Counseling Center.

For 11th & 12th:

If you’re interested in getting scholarships for college, check out the College & Career website or the Scholarship bulletin board in the Counseling Center.

If you’re interested in visiting a college campus for free, please check out the Fly-In Program posting on the College & Career website or on the Scholarship bulletin board in the Counseling Center.

For 12th:

10/8 @ 2:30pm  RM 154     Common Application Workshop

10/9 @ 2:30pm RM 104      CSU application workshop

If you want to be part of the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Studies at CCSF, the application deadline is 11/10.  For more details, visit www.ccsf.edu/cahs

Please be sure to visit Galileo’s website for the College & Career Center calendar for more updates.

70th Annual Song & Yell Contest

 

 

70th Song & Yell Contest

 

 

 

Schedule:      1          8:00   –   8:35                           To Field             10:40-11:00

 

                        2          8:40   –   9:15                           Song & Yell      11:00-12:35

 

                        3          9:20   –   9:55                           Lunch                12:35-   1:20

 

                        4          10:00-11:00                           5                          1:25   –   2:10

 

                                                                                    6                          2:15   –   3:10

 

 

 

DIRECTIONS:

 

 

 

1.              Take attendance in 4th period.  Wait for announcement before leaving for the field. 

 

1st Floor  10:40       2nd Floor  10:45      3rd Floor  10:50      4th/5th Floors  10:55

 

 

 

1st and 3rdfloor classes should enter the field using the tunnel.

2nd and 4th floor classes should enter using the Polk Street driveway.

 

 

 

2.              Teachers and students are advised to bring their Galileo folders for the song and yell lyrics.  Teachers escort students via designated route to designated area in the bleachers.  Teachers must be seated with and supervise the grade level that you are teaching 4th period throughout the event.

 

 

3.              All 12th graders will be seated/standing on the field on the Polk St. side of field.  All skit performers, fall sports team members (boys’ football, soccer, boys’ volleyball, girls’ tennis, cross country, and golf), cheerleaders, and Homecoming Court members will be seated/standing on Van Ness side of field.

 

 

 

4.              Counselors, Department Heads, and teachers with no 4th period will supervise various areas as outlined below.  Please report to your area at 10:40AM.  Please have students fill in the seats as tightly as possible.

 

 

 

5.              All students will be dismissed through the tunnel or the Polk Street driveway.

 

 

 

Bay Street

 

 

BLEACHERS

GYM

 

    Polk Street

stairs

11th

graders

stairs

10th

graders

stairs

9th

graders

stairs

Patio: BAND

Van Ness Avenue

 

Athletic Field

 

      12th Graders         Judges                                                                              All Performers &

 

      Seated on turf        Seated in chairs                                                                 Team Members

 

 

 

 

 

North Point

 

 

 

SUPERVISION ASSIGNMENTS:

 

 

 

Entrance & Dismissal                      Polk Street Driveway (1)        Shortridge

 

                                                            Tunnel/Field side (2)               Hasan

 

                                                            Tunnel/School side (3)            Espy

 

                                                            Bleachers/Traffic control        Li, Lui

 

                                                            Clear Building                         Clark

 

 

 

 

 

Station (4)                   Barbour, Emmi (for entrance and dismissal only)

 

Station (5)                   Barrios, Chan,C., Wellness, Silverman

 

Station (6)                   Cohen, Harper, Lau, Lu, Morrison

 

Station (7)                   Chan, C. Chan, S., Sheppeck

 

Station (8)                   Kitchell, , Jung, Mimnaugh, Won

 

Station (9)                   Zhen, Maroun, Meyers

 

Station (10)                 Golata, Machtay, Moffett

 

Station (11)                 Cooner, Cossey, Engellenner,  Gibbons, Sriwarodom

 

Station (12)                 Sklarz, Hubbard (for entrance and dismissal only)

 

Station (13)                 Rodriguez, Galdamez, LaLiberte, Laux

 

Field w/ guests            Blacksher, Wing, Winterling

 

Patio/Band                  Taylor

 

Field Polk                    Warnke, Hasan, Shortridge (keep students behind 30yd. line)

 

Field Van Ness            Espy, Clark,  (keep students behind 25yd. line)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bay Street

 

Tunnel (3)

 

Driveway (1)                          Parking Lot (2)

 

 

(4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(5)

BLEACHERS

 

(12)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(13)

GYM

 

    Polk St.

stairs

(6)              (7)

 

 

11th

Graders

 

 

 

stairs

(8)              (9)

 

 

10th

Graders

stairs

(10)          (11)

 

 

9th

Graders

stairs

Patio: BAND

Van Ness Ave.

 

Athletic Field

 

      12th                        Judges                                              Guests                      All Performers &

 

      Seated on turf        Seated in chairs                                 Seated in chairs         Team members

 

 

 

 

North Point