Principal Selection Process
Please check back here regularly to stay informed of the process of hiring Hosford's next principal for the year 2015-16.
On February 17th, Larry Dashiell and John Blanck met with school community members to discuss the Principal Selection Process. For their presentation, click here. For the collection of community comments from the meeting, click here.
The Hosford community is invited to respond to the District's request for information. Surveys can be found here in English, Mandarin, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, and Somali. You may either email your completed survey to Maili Halverson (Sr. Specialist for PPS HR) at firstname.lastname@example.org or return the survey to the Hosford Office and we will send it to HR for you. You may also find the survey online here--please scroll to the bottom of the page and select the survey in your preferred language.
2nd Quarter Principal's List
Congratulations to the students who qualified for the Principal's List for the second quarter! Remember, to be on the Principal's List you must receive "Commendable: very responsible" comments from ALL your teachers/ classes. Parents are welcome to join us for our Student Recognition Assembly on March 6 at 9:24 am.
Kaelan A., Alison B., Audree B., Livia C., Josiah C., Mattea F., Dana F., Roman H.-N., Sylvie J., Tuesday J., Avery K., Rosa M., Cole M., Sarah-Joy N., Ni N., Ellen O., Lacy P., Lila P., Avril R., Ellie R., Sadie S., Lena T., Angela T., Emmy V.W., Olivia W., Sarah W., Matilda Z.
Mei-Li A., Ruby B., Anika B., Rachel C., Alberta C., Jason C., Jayden C., Arraya C., Gemma D., Holden G., Jada H., Mia H., Abigail H. C., Grace H., Genevieve H., Eva H., Isabelle J.-P., Lucy K., Calvin L., Astri L., Jonah M., Madison M., Sophia M., Juliet M., Henry M., Isaiah M., Colin N., Coleman N., Maeve O., Auguste P., Joseph R., Gabriela R., Finnian R.-B., Hannah R., Emerson R., Camilia S., Risa S., Christina S., Louis S., Stephanie S., Simone S., Jacob S., Anna S., Steven S., Leah S., Madeline S., Kira S., Trina T., Lily V., Jessica W., Malaika W., Alexandra Z.
Benjamin A., Georgia B., Lily B.-N., Samuel B., Amanda B., Kira C., Grace F., Caitlyn F., Ibrahim F., Sophie F.-F., Linnea G., Zeta G., Jacob H., Clara H., Macy J., Nathan J., Mia J., Zoe K., Haiying K., Jia Qing L., Erica L., Samantha L., Xiaorui M., Grace M., Mirabella M., Grace M., Audrey O., Sarah P., Lainie P., Jo P., Grace P.-H., Lila R., Linnea R., Grace R., Jennifer S., Daria S., Miles T., Tiffany V., Noah W., Htoo Rah W., Nia W., Piper W.
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Upcoming Events On The Hosford Calendar
25 PTSA General Mtg 7pm*
25 LiDa Welcome Assembly
27 LiDa Sister School Dinner
1 PTSA Plant Sale Starts
2-6 Project Second Wind
5 Monthly Burgerville fundraiser 5-8pm
6 Student Recognition Assembly 9:24am
7 Solo Ensemble Festival @ CHS
11 Middle School Band Festival @ West Sylvan MS
(Int & Adv Bands)
18 Late Opening - First Bell 11:10 No breakfast served.
18 8th grade class picture
19 Write Night 6pm
23-27 Spring Break- No school
30 3rd qtr. STAR application window
31 8th grade High School Forecasting
2 Monthly Burgerville fundraiser 5-8pm
1-3 3rd qtr. STAR application window
7 8th grade forecasting form due
9 End of 3rd quarter
10 Teacher Grading/Planning Day- No school for students
10 PTSA Plant Sale Ends
13 Spring Band Concert 6:30pm
15 Late Opening - First Bell 11:10 No breakfast served.
16 3rd qtr. PBIS reward- no referral
21 7th grade Vision/Dental Screening
23 Cluster Band Festival @ CHS (Adv Band)
29 PTSA Bingo Night: Family Fun- 6pm
9-24 China Research Residency trip
TBD- Talent Show
The Proficiency-Based Report Card
A “partial” proficiency-based grading scale that provides teachers with the ability to use proficiency language to communicate performance has been made available to PPS teachers. Many teachers at Hosford are using proficiency marks this year and our plan is to be school-wide with this practice by Fall 2015. These new marks are described below and appear in Synergy as well as on your child’s report card.
In this “partial” proficiency-based grading system, students are not given letter grades for assignments or as a final mark on a report card. Assignments and assessments are scored using a corresponding 4 point scale using EX = 4, PR = 3, DV = 2, and DN = 1. The evidence from these assignment and assessment scores determines the final mark on a report card.
This grading system was developed using strategies meant to promote consistent, accurate, and meaningful communication about grades that support learning in an equitable manner. A key limitation is that teachers will only issue one overall academic report card score as opposed to a score that reports content mastery for each standard. Teachers, however, will continue to separate general academic performance and effort on the report card, using comments for effort. An intentional multi-year plan has been in place to address and implement a “full” proficiency-based grading system next fall.
Pam Joyner, Principal
4pt. Proficiency Scale
Descriptor: The descriptor will take the place of the A-F grades.
EX = Exceeds – Indicates that a student’s performance is above and beyond the standards aligned with the course.
PR = Proficient – Indicates that a student’s performance meets the standards aligned with the course.
DV = Developing – Indicates that a student’s performance is making progress towards proficiency on standards aligned with the course.
DN = Does Not Meet – Indicates that a student’s performance is not meeting standards aligned with the course.
PPS Statement Regarding Principal Change
To read comments from PPS regarding the move of Ms. Joyner to Richmond, please find the special edition of the Hotsheet here.
HMS State Report Card 2013-14
Please click on the following link to review Hosford's 2013-14 state report card: