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The High School Principal's Calendar

A Month-by-Month Planner for the School Year

This unique, hands-on tool gives high school principals a great new way to handle day-to-day activities and time management. The time-tested and practically presented planning format is ideal for both new and experienced administrators, offering a monthly checklist of key tasks and an opportunity to assess past successes (and errors) in planning for the future. It's a valuable new approach that can make the school year run smoothly from opening to end. It even begins in the month of July to emphasize early planning as the key to effective management.

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  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9780761976554
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2000
  • Page Count: 192
  • Publication date: June 21, 2000

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"This is one of the most useful, plainly written, yet comprehensive, step-by-step plan that I have seen, This is a must-have management book."
Donna Trevathan
Principal, Warren County Middle School
McMinneville, TN

Strategic planning can help you be a truly effective principal. Get off on the right foot in July and set your course for a successful school year with this month-by-month planning tool developed by veteran administrators. Developed for both new and experienced principals, this book lays out everyday challenges and administrative necessities to help you plan strategically for the academic year.

The High School Principal's Calendar provides a month-to-month guide to make the school year run smoothly from opening to closing. Chapters cover key tasks for each month beginning in July:

  • Overview of tasks
  • Communications-letters, memos, correspondence, media relations
  • Planning-workshops, orientations, field trips, fundraising activities
  • Personnel-assignments, schedules, rosters, tenure recommendations
  • Checklists to monitor progress with an assortment of tasks

A handy checklist for each month offers flexibility for modifications and the monthly calendar helps busy administrator avoid reinventing the wheel each year. The High School Principal's Calendar is essential for every principal faced with juggling the varied tasks of school administration.



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Robert Ricken

Robert Ricken, EdD, served as Principal and Superintendent in the Mineola School District for twenty-two years and was interim Superintendent in the following districts: North Bellmore, Elmont, Bellmore, Smithtown Central School District and the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District. He has also been an interim Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent in the Half Hollow Hills Central School District. Presently, he teaches Educational Administration at Long Island University, C. W. Post.

Dr. Ricken has served as the Long Island Coordinator for the Anti-Defamation League's A World of Difference Institute and conducted anti-bias workshops in over 100 school districts. In addition, he has been the Chairman of the Board of the Nassau Citizens Budget Committee, Board Officer of School Business Partnerships of Long Island, Vice-President of the Nassau County Superintendents Association and President of Phi Delta Kappa, C. W .Post Chapter. Additionally, he served as an Impartial Hearing Officer and a member of the American Arbitration Association. In this capacity, he has conducted 3020A, Section 75, and special education hearings.

Robert Ricken is the author of:

Ø Love Me When I'm Most Unlovable, published by the NASSP

Ø Book Two - The Kids' View, NASSP

Ø The RA Guide to Nassau County Schools, Carlton Press, 1995

Ø The Middle Level Calendar: A Handbook for Practitioners, NASSP, 1996

Ø The High School Principal's Calendar - A Month-By-Month Planner for the School Year, Corwin Press, 2000

Ø The Elementary School Principal's Calendar – A Month-By-Month Planner for the School Year, Corwin Press, 2001

Other articles have been published in the New York Times, Newsday, Sports Illustrated, The Harvard Review, Harper's Weekly and Single Parent Magazine. He is a frequent contributor to many educational journals, and has written a column on education for a local newspaper, Economic Times of Long Island.

Dr. Ricken has presented many workshops, and has recently been the keynote speaker for the NASSP in New Orleans, the National Association of Middle Schools in West Virginia, Baltimore, Denver, Washington D.C. and Atlanta. He has also spoken at the National School Boards Association in San Francisco and Rochester, as well as for Phi Delta Kappa at Hofstra, C. W. Post, and Molloy College.

Awards include the Administrator of the Year by Phi Delta Kappa of Hofstra University, Administrator of the Year by Nassau-Suffolk Educator's Association, and recognition for his work in labor relations by the New York Council of Administrators and Supervisors. The National Public Relations Association honored him for his exemplary public relations practices. In 1992, he received the Outstanding Service Support Award from the Girl Scouts of Nassau County. In 1994, he was the recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recognition Award by Nassau County. In 2000, the New York State Middle School Association awarded him the Ross M. Burkhardt Award for his outstanding contribution to middle level education.

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Richard A. Simon

Richard A. Simon has been a high school principal for the past twenty years in three states. He is currently the principal of The Wheatley School, an 8th-12th grade public high school in Nassau County, Long Island. He has also served as principal at Allentown High School in Allentown, New Jersey, Amity Regional High School, in Woodbridge, Connecticut, and at Cherry Hill High School West, Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Mr. Simon holds a Master’s in Education from Harvard University. He has received a Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Fellow for School Leadership Award and a National CBE Fellow for Independent Study in the Humanities grant. Mr. Simon serves as a chair for the new Accreditation For Growth Middle States process and is the co-author of The High School Principal’s Calendar (Corwin Press 2000).

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Michael Terc

Michael Terc, MA, PD, served as an administrator in the Mineola Public School District. For sixteen years, he served as Assistant Principal at Mineola High School, New York. Before that, he taught mathematics at Mineola Middle School for sixteen years. He also served as principal of the Mineola Summer School Program for two years. During his career, he coached many sports and was involved in a host of student activities. He served as President of the Nassau County Baseball Coaches Association and in 1976 was selected as the Daily News' High School Baseball Coach of the Year. In 1982, he authored "Coordinate Geometry and Art: A Match," published in National Council of Mathematics Teachers Journal. In 1994, he received the Jenkins Service Award, the highest service award given by the Mineola School District's PTA Association. He received his MA in mathematics from Hofstra University, was awarded a Professional Diploma in educational administration from Long Island University, C. W. Post campus. He recently was selected by the School Administrators Association of New York State to receive its 1999-2000 New York State Distinguished Assistant Principal of the Year Award. His most recent publication was The Elementary School Principal's Calendar: A Month-By-Month Planner for the School Year.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



About the Authors

1. July

2. August

3. September

4. October

5. November

6. December

7. January

8. February

9. March

10. April

11. May

12. June

Resource A: Teachers' Manual Revisions Memo

Resource B: Teachers' Manual Index

Resource C: Meetings Calendar Memo

Resource D: Fundraising Calendar Memo

Resource E: Building Security Memo

Resource F: Orientation Agenda

Resource G: Weekly Memo

Resource H: National Honor Society Selection Process

Resource I: Homecoming Parade Memo

Resource J: Use of Building Memo

Resource K: How to Help Memo

Resource L: Cap and Gown Letter

Resource M: Emergency Drills Memo

Resource N: Class Elections Memos

Resource O: Locker Cleanup Memos

Resource P: End-of-Year Checkout List



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