WEEKLY BULLETIN – September 8 – 11, 2015

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

SEPTEMBER 8 – 11, 2015

        ADVOCATE

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK: All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. ADVOCATE:  to speak or write in favor of; support or urge by argument; recommend publicly: a person who speaks or writes in support or defense of a person, cause, etc.

**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 $25–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 in room 150 is selling the popular Galileo planners. Cost is $1.00 with a current ASB card sticker.

 

ASB store in room 150 is open during lunch time and after school selling Galileo sweatshirts, planners, lanyards, poms poms, mugs, healthy snacks, & beverages. We sell also ASB card stickers @ $5 to be used for discounts for dances, yearbook, and store items.

STUDENT LOCKERS:  Due to the large number of 9th graders for the 2015-16 school year lockers will not be assigned until Monday, August 24, 2015.  9th graders and new transfer students will have priority for lockers.  Lockers will be assigned by homerooms.  Any questions, please call Ms. Robinson in the Deans’ Office.

 

For 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th:

9/8 @ 3:15pm @104: Oregon State University: a four year public university known for engineering choices and majors.

9/9 @ 2:15pm @104: Davidson College: a mid-sized competitive private liberal arts college in North Carolina.  They provide fly-in and potential full ride scholarship.  Check out the college that Steph Curry has attended and played basketball for!

9/10 @ 2:15pm @104: Wesleyan University: a competitive private liberal arts college in Connecticut.  In additional to the traditional international study abroad programs, it also offers the Twelve College Exchange program, which allows for study for a semester or a year at another of the twelve college campuses: Amherst, Bowdoin, Connecticut College, Dartmouth, Mount Holyoke, Smith, Trinity, Vassar, Wellesley, Wheaton, and Williams.

9/10 @ 7:30pm @JW Marriott SF on 500 Post St. /Mason St.: Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania: a highly competitive university with strong business and engineering programs.  RSVP: admission.enrollment.cmu.edu/pages/information-sessions-in-a-city-near-you or call 412-268-2082.

9/11 @ 3:15pm @104: Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.  This is a competitive med-sized private research university with well-known programs in pre-health, science and engineering.

9/13 @ 2:00pm @ San Mateo Marriott SF Airport on 1770 South Amphlett Blvd. in San Mateo: Washington University in St. Louis: A large undergraduate research oriented competitive private university in St. Louis, MO. Information session on academic programs, life on campus, and how to apply for admission & financial assistance.  No RSVP is needed.  For details: admissions.wustl.edu

9/16 @ 5:30pm @ Cafeteria: How to Choose the Most Ideal College Presentation for all grade level parents and students.  It will be presented in Chinese, English and Spanish.

9/19 @ 10-3pm @ Mission High School: U CAN go to College: this is a historically black college & university fair.  For seniors, if you bring HS transcript (bring many copies), SAT/ACT scores (if available), 2 letters of recommendation (if available), Person essay (optional), Resume (bring many copies), you can get on the spot admission decisions.

For 9th, 10th:

Are you interested in working part-time and learn proper manner and communication in a work place?  If so, apply for MYEEP.  Application deadline is 9/11.  Submit an online application: www.myeep.org

For 12th:

Many well-known and well respected private colleges offer fly-in programs now.  They will cover transportation cost, room and board for you to visit their campus for 2 to 3 days, so that you can decide if you like the college enough that you will apply there.

For a detail list of the colleges offering fly-in and application deadlines, please check out the Fly-in Program list in your School Loop account or the posting outside of room 255.

9/23 @ 5:30pm @ Cafeteria: The College Application Presentation for 12th students & parents.  It will be presented in Chinese, English and Spanish.

The QuestBridge National College Match is now open and will be due by 9/28/15.  This maybe a full ride scholarship for a prestige college.  If you qualify for free or reduced-price lunch program, family income is less than $60,000 and have high grades, check it out: www.questbridge.org

All seniors, please turn in your uAspire consent form to room 209 as soon as possible. Look for Michael, your Galileo uAspire advisor if you need a form. He is here to help seniors throughout the financial aid process.

The Culinary Arts and Hospitality Studies (CAHS) at City College of SF is now accepting applications for the Spring 2016.  Application deadline is 11/9/15.  To apply or for more details: www.ccsf.edu/cahs or call 415-239-3152.  There is program orientations in October, November, and December, please email cahs@ccsf.edu for exact dates.  This program helps you earn an A.S. Degree for a career in The Hospitality Industry: Culinary Arts Management, Food Service Management, and Hotel Management.

WEEKLY BULLETIN – AUGUST 31 – SEPTEMBER 4, 2015

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

AUGUST 31 – SEPTEMBER 4, 2015

        ACUTE

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK: All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. ACUTE: sharp or severe in effect; intense: extremely great or serious; crucial; critical: sharp at the end; ending in a point.

**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 $25–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

 

WELCOME BACK ASSEMBLY:  The first assembly of the school year, THE WELCOME BACK ASSEMBLY will be this Friday, August 28th during a double 4° in the auditorium.  The bell schedule, assembly assignments (Assembly A or Assembly B) and the seating charts will be available shortly.  They will be posted on the website and on the counter in the Main Office.        Mrs. Grinnell

STUDENTS

 

ASB store in room 150 is selling the popular Galileo planners. Cost is $1.00 with a current ASB card sticker.

 

ASB store in room 150 is open during lunch time and after school selling Galileo sweatshirts, planners, lanyards, poms poms, mugs, healthy snacks, & beverages. We sell also ASB card stickers @ $5 to be used for discounts for dances, yearbook, and store items.

STUDENT LOCKERS:  Due to the large number of 9th graders for the 2015-16 school year lockers will not be assigned until Monday, August 24, 2015.  9th graders and new transfer students will have priority for lockers.  Lockers will be assigned by homerooms.  Any questions, please call Ms. Robinson in the Deans’ Office.

 

PICTURE DAYS:  Picture Days for 9th, 10th and 11th graders will be on September 2nd and 3rd.  Classes will be assigned specific times to go to the Auditorium for the pictures.  School ID Cards will follow this activity.

 

For 9th, 10th:

Are you interested in working part-time and learn proper manner and communication in a work place?  If so, apply for MYEEP.  Application deadline is 9/11.  Submit an online application: www.myeep.org

For 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th:

9/3 @ 5pm-7pm @ the Vietnamese Youth Development Center (VYDC) on 166 Eddy St.: An open house to check out different programs, service, and events provided.  Free appetizers & refreshments.

9/16 @ 5:30pm @ Cafeteria: How to Choose the Most Ideal College Presentation for all grade level parents and students.  It will be presented in Chinese, English and Spanish.

9/19 @ 10-3pm @ Mission High School: U CAN go to College: this is a historically black college & university fair.  For seniors, if you bring HS transcript (bring many copies), SAT/ACT scores (if available), 2 letters of recommendation (if available), Person essay (optional), Resume (bring many copies), you can get on the spot admission decisions.

 

For 12th:

Many well-known and well respected private colleges offer fly-in programs now.  They will cover transportation cost, room and board for you to visit their campus for 2 to 3 days, so that you can decide if you like the college enough that you will apply there.

For a detail list of the colleges offering fly-in and application deadlines, please check out the Fly-in Program list in your School Loop account or the posting outside of room 255.

9/23 @ 5:30pm @ Cafeteria: The College Application Presentation for 12th students & parents.  It will be presented in Chinese, English and Spanish.

Weekly Bulletin – August 24 – 28, 2014

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

AUGUST 24 – 28, 2015, 2015

 

        ACRONYM

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK: All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. ACRONYM: a set of initials representing a name, organization, or the like, with each letter pronounced separately; SFUSD stands for San Francisco Unified School District.

**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 $25–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

 

WELCOME BACK ASSEMBLY:  The first assembly of the school year, THE WELCOME BACK ASSEMBLY will be this Friday, August 28th during a double 4° in the auditorium.  The bell schedule, assembly assignments (Assembly A or Assembly B) and the seating charts will be available shortly.  They will be posted on the website and on the counter in the Main Office.        Mrs. Grinnell

 

STUDENTS

 

ASB store in room 150 is selling the popular Galileo planners. Cost is $1.00 with a current ASB card sticker.

 

ASB store in room 150 is open during lunch time and after school selling Galileo sweatshirts, planners, lanyards, poms poms, mugs, healthy snacks, & beverages. We sell also ASB card stickers @ $5 to be used for discounts for dances, yearbook, and store items.

 

STUDENT LOCKERS:  Due to the large number of 9th graders for the 2015-16 school year lockers will not be assigned until Monday, August 24, 2015.  9th graders and new transfer students will have priority for lockers.  Lockers will be assigned by homerooms.  Any questions, please call Ms. Robinson in the Deans’ Office.

 

CLUB DAY:  Friday, August 28th in the Courtyard during lunch.  Come check out all the clubs at Galileo and learn about them at this activity.
PICTURE DAYS:  Picture Days for 9th, 10th and 11th graders will be on September 2nd and 3rd.  Classes will be assigned specific times to go to the Auditorium for the pictures.  School ID Cards will follow this activity.

Leadership Team/Department Heads Meeting Minutes – August 7, 2015

GALILEO ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Leadership Team/Department Heads Meeting

 

8/7/15

 I.  Introductions

 

Michael opened the meeting with a welcome to all. The members introduced themselves, and gave their backgrounds.

II.  Community Agreements

“Respect one another – Begin and end on time

Find ways to celebrate success

Be hard on the issue, not on the person

Keep and open mind and try to understand the views of others

Help keep discussion on track – be concise

Maintain a growth mindset

Step up – step back”

 

Michael asked the members to read the Community Agreements. He asked for feedback. Everyone was supportive of the Community Agreements.

 

Stephen Jackson asked Michael to explain, “Maintain a growth mindset. “ Michael explained his perspective on this with encouragement, re-framing and realizing we are all active learners.

 

III.       Website and Electronic Communications

 

Michael mentioned that he followed some of the communication over the summer. Hank Machtay is working on the new website which had just launched. We still have work to do, but it is evolving. He thanked Lisa and Hank for their work on the website.

 

Michael mentioned that we need to make a shift this year. There is a new suite of tools across the district. SFUSD is planning to launch Google Suite as tools across the district. He mentioned that Galileo is already there. SFUSD is looking at what we can do with Google Suite and the various tools.

 

Michael asked everyone to email him at sfusd email, not the galweb. This is connected to a shift that we will make together for protection. ReimerM@sfusd.edu.

He mentioned some problems with the Galileo web email—we are not approved by the district for this email and we are not protected.

 

Doug mentioned that Galileo Google Suite is the same as what the district is moving to. He mentioned the large number of educational institutions that use the Google Suite. He also mentioned shared educational information on our system. He suggested having Google merge our system into what the district will eventually adopt.

 

Michael said the Google accounts have not been approved by the school board. He wants to make sure we are protected. He mentioned that laptops must be Domain Registry—which means using sfusd email and log on with the district user name and password. Hippa, Ferpa and Records Request are important for security and that is why we must use district email accounts. In the fall SFUSD will shift to Google.

 

Stephen Jackson asked about how we can share documents for some tasks such as planning the master schedule. Michael discussed the transition period and now we can work in those operations, but we must now shift into the sfusd email.

 

Michelle asked if the Galileo web will still be active during the transition. She mentioned the community aspect of the Galileo email. Michael mentioned personal emails and work related emails and the importance of not exposing confidential information.

 

Doug asked when the transition would occur. Michael mentioned his push to the district and the number of other schools who have their own email systems. Michael mentioned the district just hired a new head of technology and said she is very good. She realizes the district is behind in technology.

 

Michael mentioned our website and how good it is. With communication we will need to shift. He wants everyone to use the district email accounts until the transition occurs.

 

Bai asked about the shared groups and how they will transition. Members can still share documents but should communicate with sfusd email. Eventually the district will move these when the transition occurs.

 

Joseph mentioned that we have been using Galileo email for 8 years. He suggested we wait to move until the district transition occurs. He felt we are taking a step backwards. Michael said it is important to protect people. More information will come next week. If Galileo email is hacked and district confidential information gets out there could be legal troubles.

IV.  Department Chair Meeting Materials

 

Michael walked the group through the packet. The UBR representative is the nurse. Lisa asked why she is on the list and not the other administrators. They will be added. ELD replaces English Language Learners. Ethan Winterling is also Athletic Director. Title should be Leadership Team—the district uses Instructional Leadership Team. We will be Leadership Team.

 

The next item is the Administration Team and their responsibilities. This may still be in a state of flux.

 

Lisa said the CAHSEE has been suspended and we will no longer administer the test. The bill has not passed yet. More information will be coming.

 

RTI—A is academic response to intervention. RTI-B is behavioral response to intervention.

 

Michael mentioned the Balanced Scorecard and Lisa gave the connection to the RTIs.

 

Next he presented Department Meeting Notes Protocol to use in the different departments for meetings. Michael put it in a shared document.

 

Goal Setting Protocol is the next item. He wants each department to come up with 3 goals for the year. Use the data and input from team members for the Balanced Scorecard. Lisa mentioned this is an easier form to use than in past years.

AAA—Achievement, Access, Accountability. This is a template to use to develop the 3 goals. This needs to be completed by the end of October.

 

Joseph asked for some help as with his department it might be challenging to set goals that apply across the board for all his members.

 

Illuminate—the new data system for the district—there will be some training during PD days next week.

Michael asked for a reasonable date to come up with the 3 goals. Lisa will provide some information. Michelle asked for time to meet with departments next week—the answer is yes. Michael said Thursday will have meeting times for those not going to district meetings. He said there will be some time at the end of Wednesday.

CPT will be essentially the same as last year.

Michelle and Joseph both suggested September 15th and Michael suggested September 18th.

 

Doug asked if the goals are strictly to be measuring student results. Can a goal center on something the teachers are to do? Michael said yes, but the intention of goal setting is to focus on the end person, i.e., students, but some would be OK as long as it centers on what happens in the classroom.

 

V.  Budget Updates

 

Michael distributed information on the budget. Overall, if our attendance holds at the start of school, we should be OK. $9.7 million is the amount for the entire site. He gave a brief overview of how we spend the money. $9.2 is spent on personnel. The rest is spent on what we need to do our work. He presented an overview of the categories.

 

He mentioned that the department allocations are preliminary until the 10-day count.

 

Joseph said in the past VAPA and PE got a part of the school allocation and also the Prop H funds as well. This is not reflected in t budget sheet for this meeting. Michael will review this.

 

Doug mentioned several years ago both VAPA and PE gave their allocations back to the rest of the departments.

 

Lisa asked what is considered school wide for supplies and how do we order without a budget secretary? Michael shared an order form. Fill it out and submit it with info from Office Depot. All orders will go through the budget secretary. We are hoping to hire someone soon. This secretary will work with Mark Heringer.   Mark talked about the ordering process and it will stay pretty much the same as last year. Mark will handle this process and is talking to Office Depot at this point.

 

Michael mentioned the importance of the paper request for supplies, as we will need the information for the future. Down the road we will move to electronic form.

 

VI.      Garbage Can Model article

 

Michael asked for a quick share on the article and why it is important. He mentioned sometimes our meetings will be about nuts and bolts, sometimes about instruction and sometimes professional development about our work.

 

This article comes out of Stanford. He mentioned the background on problem solving. He explained the focus of the article.

 

Discussion followed.

 

Informal Classroom Observations and Enrollment Fair Preparations agenda items will be tabled until the next meeting.

Class lists are available now in “Teacher View.” Homeroom is back. Department Heads will have homerooms.

 

Meeting adjourned at 12:15pm.

 

 

 

Weekly Bulletin – August 17 – 21, 2015

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

AUGUST 17 – 21, 2015, 2015

 

        ACHIEVE

FACULTY/STAFF

 
WORD OF THE WEEK: All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. ACHIEVE: To finish; to carry out successfully;accomplish.
**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 $25–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

 

STUDENT HANDBOOK FOLDERS: ASB officers will deliver Galileo student handbook folders to your room today between 1 – 2 PM. Distribute the folders during HR on Monday. OK to read over the info. Freshmen will receive their folders at registration table today. Because of low budget, we only ordered 2000 folders for students and staff. Do not give extras to students. At end of Monday, send me an email if you need a few more.

 

STUDENTS

 

ASB store in room 150 is selling the popular Galileo planners. Cost is $1.00 with a current ASB card sticker.

 

ASB store in room 150 is open during lunch time and after school selling Galileo sweatshirts, planners, lanyards, poms poms, mugs, healthy snacks, & beverages. We sell also ASB card stickers @ $5 to be used for discounts for dances, yearbook, and store items.

STUDENT LOCKERS:  Due to the large number of 9th graders for the 2015-16 school year lockers will not be assigned until Monday, August 24, 2015.  9th graders and new transfer students will have priority for lockers.  Lockers will be assigned by homerooms.  Any questions, please call Ms. Robinson in the Deans’ Office.

Weekly Bulletin – January 5 – 9, 2015

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

JANUARY 5 – 9, 2015

NEOPHYTE

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK: All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. NEOPHYTE:  a beginner or novice.

**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

 

***Universal Precautions and Asthma Management/Emergency Information 2014-2015

In the WAD from this week that I emailed to all of you is information on the Universal Precautions and Asthma Management.  I also have the information along with the roster in the Main Office.  The district requires that you read the information and sign the roster indicating that you have read it.  Please stop by the Main Office by January 15, 2015 to sign the roster.     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.

SENIORS: Order your cap and gown, senior ring and graduation announcements online at www.jostens.com.

 

EXECUTIVE STUDENT COUNCIL: will meet on Monday, Jan. 12 in room 153 at 3:15 PM to discuss the Multicultural Celebration Community Event on Feb. 5.

 

PEP RALLY AND CLASS OF THE YEAR COMPETITION: Snowball Paper Fight, on Friday, January 16 in the courtyard during lunch time.

 

YEARBOOKS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE!GALILEO ACADEMY

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:

1/8 @ 11:45am RM 154      SF Mimi Troupe is offering PAID Internships for Theater Production & Performance.  No previous experience is required. Spaces are limited. You will receive $10.00 a class; Food is

offered at every class.  Application deadline is 1/23/15.  Check School Loop for application and details.

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

TeenTechSF@TechShop: START OFF 2015 BY MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE! Join the Maker Movement on Jan 10-11 at the first teen civic hackathon at TechShop SF. No experience necessary. Only 40 spaces available. The cost is $55 per person.  https://teenstechchange.splashthat.com/

The California Academy of Sciences is recruiting Teen Advocates for Science Communication.  This is a youth volunteer opportunity to learn about science and the natural world, engage with the Academy’s scientists and staff, and provide educational activities for the Academy’s visitors.  Volunteer time is after school or on the weekends.  Application deadline is 1/4/15.  For more details, check your School Loop email.

The Google Code-in is a contest to introduce pre-university students (ages 13-17) to the many kinds of contributions that make open source software development possible. The contest runs from December 1, 2014 to January 19, 2015.

 

For 10th  11th & 12th:

If you’re interested in joining the 2015 Historical Black College & University Tour, it’s during the spring break and the cost is $1500 per student including everything.  For more details, please check your School Loop mail or ask Ms. Tachelle in the 2nd floor computer lab.

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:

Children’s Hospital Oakland Institute, the Research Center is seeking ethnic minority juniors or seniors for the Clinical Research Experience.  Accepted students will also receive a stipend of $2,500.  Application deadline is 1/12/15.  Please pick up an application form from the College & Career Center if you’re interested in applying.

Are you interested in earning 15 credits for taking an architecture class and or internship?  For details, check School Loop email.

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:

1/8 @ 2:30pm RM 555        College Application Process Part II Presentation If you are in Mr. Papa’s, Mr. Jung’s, or Mr. Lynch’s social studies class, please attend this important presentation to learn about what else you need to do for your college application and financial aid information.

Meritus Scholarship is due 1/23.  For more details: www.meritusfund.org

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 – December 9, 2014

LEADERSHIP TEAM MEETING

Galileo Academy of Science and Technology

December 9th 2014

 

I.            Spring Semester 2015 Opening Day Procedure

 

–Stephen Emmi told the group: Everyone will go to 1st period from this semester, will hand out schedules, will ring bell, then students will go to new 1st period as needed.  All schedule changes need to be submitted through Department Heads by Friday, December 12th, 8am

–Joseph asked how many schedule changes there are? Stephen Emmi clarifies there are a small number of changes, mainly from math and ELD.

 

II.            Course Registration got 2015=2016

–Stephen Emmi told the group that  ideally this will happen 2 weeks in March, and we will have better idea by late January, after training he a and Lisa will go to.

 

III            SBAC

–Nancy told the group she is working with IT planning for it, including the right number of computers.  The time window starts right after Spring Break, and we need to finish before AP Exams begin.  Ideally we will have plan before we leave for break.  Plan is to test through classes for students.

–Kathleen asked what are exemptions for ELs?  Stephen replied with a year or less.

–Doug asked if the tests take longer than a class period.  Stephen and Nancy replied the time is 5-6 hours with an hour or so of prep, and then 4 hours of testing

–Doug asked if students take both the Math and English on the same day?  The answer is: Yes

–Michelle Moffett asked what will this look like? Nancy said resources on AAO for practice, time to practice for classes.

–Marcus mentioned his Stanford PD from Friday, content not that different from CST but computer skills are different especially for math and will need practice.

We went out in hallway for icebreakers that Marcus learned at Stanford PD…1st half of day is something serious and 2nd half is something fun…What’s the point?

Empathy for students struggling, clear directions, ok to be wrong, be happy about it and move on.

 

–Lauren asked about Graduation Practice.  Last year, we did it after school on block days, closer to time of graduation, mindful of AP calendar

–Doug suggested we talk to other schools?  We are talking with Washington.

–Alicia asked who will read names at graduation.

 

–Stephen Emmi explained the 1st 2 hours is computer based, then a performance assessment that needs 1.5 hours in-between, then performance assessment on computer.  Lisa will send out a link with released test questions to everyone.

 

IV.            New Teacher

 

–Lisa told the group about our new teacher, Ryan Welch, who teaches 5 sections of C&C in Room 310, please welcome him!

 

V.            Evaluations and Informal Observations

–Marcus said we are behind on formal observations, most will happen in the Spring.   He said he and UBC came to agreement that teachers can request the short form if they got Highly Satisfactory or above on their last evaluation.  The teacher does need to request it of their evaluator.  Informal observations will continue to occur.

 

VI.            AP Balancing

 

–Marcus brought up VAPA lacks AP courses…what are we doing about that but also what are we doing for students on the other end of the academic spectrum?   He gave example of an Urban Art class that addresses graffiti, murals, social justice, spoken word, etc.

 

VII.            Advisory Feedback

 

–Feedback from Washington and Lincoln read aloud.

 

VIII.            Miscellaneous

 

–Kathleen asked sbout low-end classes…newcomer classes for math especially for SIFE students. Doug responded that we are not allowed to teach anything lower than Algebra. Stephen Emmi mentioned Sprout funding possibility for 7th period.

 

–Susan encouraged the group to read the article Marcus handed out…discussed that many private schools are cheaper than public school at this point and that students don’t know this.  She also talked about common application, Lauren mentioned the culture change across the high school students and said there are more and more common applications each year but definitely a slow change.   She suggested that maybe College &Career teachers could expose students to the common application.  Doug mentioned density of colleges on the east coast, regional diversity, etc.  Lisa mentioned it would be good to create a list of colleges that accept common application, scholarships/graduated tuition, etc. for students to use.

–Alicia said we need to revisit college process for students, and used an example of Latino seniors with lack of SAT, applications, etc. and it wasn’t actually that hard to coordinate. It was great to see them as a community helping each other. We need to start in Junior Year with those efforts.

–Susan said we need to encourage ACT as well as SAT, and she mentioned that some private schools even offer airfare.

 

–David asked about incoming NX students for Spring Semester 15…they will be coming in from Day 1 throughout the semester.  Stephen Emmi will work with teachers of sheltered classes to move students up as appropriate.  Kathleen encouraged math and science teachers to attend the NX CPT meetings.

 

–Bai reminded everyone that next Wednesday there is a PTSA meeting at 5:30pm in the Cafeteria and financial aid workshops.

 

Marcus closed the meeting celebrations and thanks for the semester.

 

Meeting adjourned 12:15pm.

Weekly Bulletin – December 15 – 19, 2014

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

DECEMBER 15 – 19, 2014

MITIGATE

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK: All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. MITIGATE:  to make less severe; to become milder; lessen in severity.

 

**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

 

***Universal Precautions and Asthma Management/Emergency Information 2014-2015

In the WAD from this week that I emailed to all of you is information on the Universal Precautions and Asthma Management.  I also have the information along with the roster in the Main Office.  The district requires that you read the information and sign the roster indicating that you have read it.  Please stop by the Main Office by January 15, 2015 to sign the roster.     Mrs. Grinnell

 

One Warm Coat Drive

It’s cold outside!  Please join Galileo High School in the effort to provide One Warm Coat for those in need by donating a clean, gently worn or new coat this season.  Collection bins are located by the main office (room 207), counseling office (room 258)  and JROTC (room 157).  The bins will be there until December 19, 2014.  If you have any questions, please contact Tyler Wong at 415.735.3002.  Thank you for your generosity and support!

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.

SENIORS: Order your cap and gown, senior ring and graduation announcements at school on December 9 and 10 during lunch in the main office lobby. Orders may also be placed online at www.jostens.com .

YEARBOOKS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE!GALILEO ACADEMY

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:

12/17 @ 5:30pm Cafeteria             Financial Aid Workshop for all grade level parents & students.  It will be in Cantonese, English, and Spanish translation.

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

SF Mimi Troupe is offering PAID Internships for Theater Production & Performance.

No previous experience is required. Spaces are limited.  You will receive $10.00 a class; you can even think of it like a fun job. Food is offered at every class.  Application deadline is 1/23/15.  Check School Loop for application and details.

The California Academy of Sciences is recruiting Teen Advocates for Science Communication.  This is a youth volunteer opportunity to learn about science and the natural world, engage with the Academy’s scientists and staff, and provide educational activities for the Academy’s visitors.  Volunteer time is after school or on the weekends.  Application deadline is 1/4/15.  For more details, check your School Loop email.

The Google Code-in is a contest to introduce pre-university students (ages 13-17) to the many kinds of contributions that make open source software development possible. The contest runs from December 1, 2014 to January 19, 2015.

For 10th  11th & 12th:

All female students: especially seniors, interest in engineering, orthopaedic surgery and/or medicine?  If so, please check out the Perry Outreach Program.  This is a one day event at UCSF.  Application deadline is 12/17.  For more info. please go to the SummerFund office in room 458 or the College & Career Center or check your School Loop email.

If you’re interested in joining the 2015 Historical Black College & University Tour, it’s during the spring break and the cost is $1500 per student including everything.  For more details, please check your School Loop mail or ask Ms. Tachelle in the 2nd floor computer lab.

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:

Children’s Hospital Oakland Institute, the Research Center is seeking ethnic minority juniors or seniors for the Clinical Research Experience.  Accepted students will also receive a stipend of $2,500.  Application deadline is 1/12/15.  Please pick up an application form from the College & Career Center if you’re interested in applying.

Are you interested in earning 15 credits for taking an architecture class and or internship?  For details, check School Loop email.

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:

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

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

WEEKLY BULLETIN – DECEMBER 8 – 12, 2014

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

DECEMBER 8 – 12, 2014

PARADOX

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK: All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. PARADOX:a self-contradictory and false proposition;an opinion or statement contrary to commonly accepted opinion.

 

**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

 

***Universal Precautions and Asthma Management/Emergency Information 2014-2015

In the WAD from this week that I emailed to all of you is information on the Universal Precautions and Asthma Management.  I also have the information along with the roster in the Main Office.  The district requires that you read the information and sign the roster indicating that you have read it.  Please stop by the Main Office by January 15, 2015 to sign the roster.     Mrs. Grinnell

 

One Warm Coat Drive

It’s cold outside!  Please join Galileo High School in the effort to provide One Warm Coat for those in need by donating a clean, gently worn or new coat this season.  Collection bins are located by the main office (room 207), counseling office (room 258)  and JROTC (room 157).  The bins will be there until December 19, 2014.  If you have any questions, please contact Tyler Wong at 415.735.3002.  Thank you for your generosity and support!

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.

SENIORS: Order your cap and gown, senior ring and graduation announcements at school on December 9 and 10 during lunch in the main office lobby. Orders may also be placed online at www.jostens.com .

YEARBOOKS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE!GALILEO ACADEMY

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:

12/10 @ Lunch time RM 154         Aviation Institute of Maintenance This is a FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) approved technical program that gives students the training to become certified aircraft mechanics. The entire program is 20 months long and is located at the Oakland Airport. Day and night classes with a Career Services.

12/17 @ 5:30pm Cafeteria             Financial Aid Workshop for all grade level parents & students.  It will be in Cantonese, English, and Spanish translation.

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

The California Academy of Sciences is recruiting Teen Advocates for Science Communication.  This is a youth volunteer opportunity to learn about science and the natural world, engage with the Academy’s scientists and staff, and provide educational activities for the Academy’s visitors.  Volunteer time is after school or on the weekends.  Application deadline is 1/4/15.  For more details, check your School Loop email.

The Google Code-in is a contest to introduce pre-university students (ages 13-17) to the many kinds of contributions that make open source software development possible. The contest runs from December 1, 2014 to January 19, 2015.

 

For 10th  11th & 12th:

All female students: especially seniors, interest in engineering, orthopaedic surgery and/or medicine?  If so, please check out the Perry Outreach Program.  This is a one day event at UCSF.  Application deadline is 12/17.  For more info. please go to the SummerFund office in room 458 or the College & Career Center or check your School Loop email.

If you’re interested in joining the 2015 Historical Black College & University Tour, it’s during the spring break and the cost is $1500 per student including everything.  For more details, please check your School Loop mail or ask Ms. Tachelle in the 2nd floor computer lab.

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:

Children’s Hospital Oakland Institute, the Research Center is seeking ethnic minority juniors or seniors for the Clinical Research Experience.  Accepted students will also receive a stipend of $2,500.  Application deadline is 1/12/15.  Please pick up an application form from the College & Career Center if you’re interested in applying.

Are you interested in earning 15 credits for taking an architecture class and or internship?  For details, check School Loop email.

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:

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

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