Bryan Adams Feeder Pattern Updates

May 23, 2016

Bryan Adams HS Breakfast Video Challenge

80% or Above GPA and Good Citizenship = 70 Students at Bryan Adams

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Exemplary Rating in Parent Engagement

Alex Sanger ES

Casa View ES

Charles A. Gill ES

Larry Smith ES

Martha Turner Reilly ES

Reinhardt ES

Victor H. Hexter ES

Bryan Adams HS

Congratulations! The listed school were recognized at the May 18 Parent Appreciation Event for achieving an Exemplary Rating in parent engagement. This means that the campus met the standard in 10 to 11 out of 11 exemplary categories in the Parent Engagement Rubric. Well done!

Winning Dancers at Gaston

Gaston had 7 dancers audition for the DISD Summer Dance Intensive Scholarship this past Saturday. 4 of the 7 won $500 scholarships to study dance for 2 weeks this summer!

The dancers are Ivey Vega, LaCentheah Bagley, Karyssa Rodriguez and Claudia Jaynes.

Former Reinhardt Student is a Super Scholar

Gaston Orchestra

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STEM Night at Bayles

What special chemical reactions can occur at a campus when you bring all the amazing staff, volunteers, and community organizations together at Bayles Elementary for a family night of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math?

You get your own passport to seek out and discover the answers for yourself. Over 200 students and families participated in Bayles S.T.E.A.M. Day and Bayles American Idol Contest on May 19


. Students submitted their science fair projects for a competition during the school day. In the evening, families engaged in activities from the Perot Museum, EverFi, Lakewood Mathnasium, Reasoning Mind, Dallas ISD S.T.E.M. Department, Peace Gardens, and Bayles Art teacher, Ms.Karla De La Torre.

Mr. Jack Phillips, Bayles music director, lead an awe-inspiring talent show that left you on the edge of your seat. Mr.Danny Brooks from Lakewood Mathnasium and Principal Robby Wilson awarded two 2


grade students a three month scholarship to receive effective math tutoring over the summer.

Hill's Famous Ruiz Twins

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Movie on the Hill

Lowes Grant at Kiest

Kiest joined the winner's circle with Lowe's. Kiest Elementary was just awarded a grant from Lowe's Toolbox for Education. Bees, Butterflies, Birds, and Trees is a new garden project which kicks off next fall.

Class of 2016 Green and White Extravaganza. We will miss our seniors, what a great group of young men and women.

Educators Receive Free Admission to the Arboretum

The Dallas Arboretum offers complimentary admission to the Main Garden and Children's Adventure Garden to Teachers and Educators. Present a valid educator picture ID at the ticket booth for the complimentary admission. If a picture ID is unavailable, an educators ID plus a driver’s license can be presented. Offer is only valid on daytime admission. Offer does not apply for paid educational programming. Parking fees apply

Online Certification Preparation Courses

Texas A&M University is offering online preparation courses (Bilingual #164, BTLPT #190, and BTLPT Writing) throughout the summer for those teachers who are interested in obtaining a bilingual supplemental certification. Funding for these courses is provided by TEA and Dallas ISD teachers can enroll at no charge. The courses are completely online, and teachers will receive professional development hours upon completion of each course. You can view the informational flyer that contains the Summer 2016 Course schedule here and teachers can register for the online preparation courses here.

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Contract Information

Human Capital Management is preparing to disseminate contracts for the 2016-2017 school year. Contracts will be available for all contract-eligible employees via Oracle Employee Self Service by early May. Please expect an email from containing instructions on how to complete the acceptance process once contracts are available. Employees will have two weeks to provide an electronic signature.

According to Texas Education Code, contract eligible employees wishing to resign must do so 45 days before the first instructional day of the school year. The deadline for the 2016-17 school year is July 8, 2016.

A list of contract-eligible positions and additional information may be found on the contracts home page at

Summer Professional Development

Summer will be here before you know it! Explore the Summer Catalog 2016 by clicking here.

Did you know Dallas ISD has a robust professional development catalog with workshops available by subject matter? You can browse the catalog and register for the workshops through the links below.

Teacher Excellence Initiative

May 10-25--teachers will verify their rosters in order to verify the students who will be included in the calculation of their student achievement results.

May 23-June 6 will be the teacher rebuttal window in oracle for summative performance evaluations.

June 2 is the last day to conduct spot observations and the last day to hold the summative conferences.


Monday May 23, 2016

  • Literacy Cadre cancelled

Tuesday May 24, 2016

      • Literacy Cadre cancelled

      Wednesday May 25, 2016

      • Literacy Cadre cancelled

      Thursday May 26, 2016

      • Deadline for SCEI
      • Seniors Last Day

      Friday May 27, 2016

      • Final Exams begin

      Testing Dates


      9-24--Middle School Gym Performance ACP (Grades 6-8)

      2-27--Istation's ISIP Assessment EOY (K-2)

      18-26--ACP (Grades 3-5)

      27-June 2--ACP (Grades 6-12)


      • Bryan Adams High School - Principal Richard Kastle
      • Gaston Middle School - Principal Susie Stauss
      • Hill Middle School - Principal Candace Ruiz
      • Bayles Elementary - Principal Robby Wilson
      • Casa View Elementary - Principal Oscar Aponte
      • Gill Elementary - Principal Damien Stovall
      • Hexter Elementary - Principal Jennifer Jackson
      • Kiest Elementary - Principal Yazmine Cruz
      • Reilly Elementary - Principal Marion Jackson
      • Reinhardt Elementary - Principal Phoebe Montgomery
      • Sanger Elementary - Principal Hector Martinez
      • Smith Elementary - Principal Lora Morris

      Executive Director, Bryan Adams Feeder Pattern

      Barbara Martin - English/Language Arts Academic Facilitator

      Kelly Morgan - Math/Science Academic Facilitator