Sloan Creek Intermediate School

April 11th, 2016

Are you ready to TACKLE the CHALLENGE?

3 Focuses for High Reliability

Bright Spots

5th Grade Math Team: Cognitive Demand and Student Engagement Students had to construct a picture where the shapes used in the construction had to add up to a certain number all shapes represented a fraction. Kids incorporated creativity and math skills. This Shape Recipe assignment was the KIDS loved it!

Sandra Dennis and Erin McClintick: Tackle the Challenge Bright Spot Who are the gardening pied pipers of SCIS? We bet you might not know that these two terrific teachers gather kids to work during recess times to pull weeds in the flower boxes out back. Thanks for keeping our campus beautiful ladies! #greenthumbs

Lara Underwood: Tackle the Challenge Bright Spot Awesome job for all your organization of our testing. You did it with style and grace! Bravo!

Jamie Burrus: Tackle the Challenge Bright Spot does an wonderful job of leading our SPED team with a loving heart for kids. She takes care of our team and ensures our kids get what they need. You are loved Jamie!

If you know a staff member who should be considered for a Bright Spot in Technology Integration, Flexibility, Student Engagement, Tackling the Challenge or Cognitive Demand, Communication, Formative Assessment, or Grow Each Child send Ms. Peschke their name, the category, and why you are nominating them.

Nuts and Bolts


(See SCIS master academic calendar here)

Do you have duty this week?

See SCIS duty schedule here)


Monday, April 11th

Reminder: Progress Report Grades DUE

Health and Wellness Team Meets: 3:15-4:00

Tuesday, April 12th

Progress Reports Home

Wednesday, April 13th

Staff Meeting - gameshow (part 2) @ 3:15-4:00

Thursday, April 14th

6GT 4.2 LAVA

Poetry Slam 2:50 pm- black box

Friday, April 15th

Attitude of Gratitude Friday- Sonic Drink Run

A Team 8:30-10

6th Math Unit exam

Jan McGill B-Day

Amy Gearhart B-Day (Saturday)

Angie Rexford B-Day (Saturday)


Monday, April 18th

Environmental Week Starts

Environmental Week: No waste lunches

Tuesday, April 19th

Environmental Week: Used cell phones collected by homeroom teachers (please turn in to Shelley Q at the end of the day)

Scoliosis Screenings start via fine arts

Wednesday, April 20th

Environmental Week: No paper wednesday- One day Sloan Creek Goes Paper Free

Staff Mtg TLIM 3:15-4:00

6GT ELAR "Giver" exam

Scoliosis Screenings via 6th grade fine arts

SCIS students do the PLEDGE @ LISD Board MTG

Thursday, April 21st

Environmental Week: Everyone use a Water Container

Scoliosis Screenings via 6th grade fine arts

Friday, April 22nd

Environmental Week: Green out shirt day (everyone wear green!)

Band goes to Medieval Times 3:30 pm

A Team 8:30-10

6th Math short Assessment

5th Grade Recycled Fashion-Main gym 1:30pm (Regular schedule this day)


Monday, April 25th

Tuesday, April 26th

Legacy Leaders- 6:00-7:30 in Band Hall

Wednesday, April 27th

STAAR Training Refresher

Thursday, April 28th

5th GT Math Unit test

5th grade Changing Bodies 2:00 (Regular Schedule this day-5th grade only will miss 9th period)

Check out sheets go out

This day is the final cut off for Awards-Honor Roll and Perfect Attendance

Friday, April 29th

Holiday - Bad Weather Makeup

Claudia Love B-Day

Save The Date!

Next Round of STAAR -May 9th, 10th, 11th.

6th Grade MAth-May 9th

5th Grade Math Retakes May 9th

5th Grade Reading Retakes- May 10th

6th Grade Reading- May 10th

5th Grade Science- May 11th

End of the Year Awards Ceremonies (Save the Date)
5th Grade: Monday, May 23rd at 7:45-10:00 in SCIS Gym
6th Grade:Tuesday, May 24th at 7:45-10:00 in SCIS Gym

Graduation: Saturday, May 28th, 2016 (Save the Date)
Please make note that this year graduation is the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend. Every teacher and staff member on every campus plays an integral role of each graduating class. It is a tradition in Lovejoy for our teachers and staff to support our graduates on graduation day. As we have done in the past, all staff are expected to be at graduation and the staff luncheon on Saturday, May 28th, 2016 to honor our graduating class of 2016. Personal days will not be granted. If a faculty member is not present during the graduation ceremony and luncheon, they will be docked pay. Exceptions will be granted to faculty who have a graduating senior.

Learning at Lovejoy 2016: Tuesday, July 26th— Friday, August 5th.
As you begin making your summer plans, all SCIS staff will participate in a total of five days of Learning at Lovejoy between July 26 and August 5. This year, we will have 5 exchange days in the 2016-17 workday calendar. Four of the exchange days will be earned during the National Conference Week July 26 – July 28 (Tuesday—Friday). For the fifth exchange day, teachers and staff will choose an additional day during the second week of August 1-5. Any teacher who does not participate in five days of Learning @ Lovejoy will be required to come to professional development through LISD on the designated exchange days during the 2016-17 school year. Personal days will not be granted for Learning at Lovejoy or the exchange days.

August 10th PD Day
If you have viewed the 2016-2017 academic calendar, you will notice that we have a PD day scheduled for Saturday, October 29th. As we have done in the past, SCIS, WSMS, and LHS will not work on Saturday, October 29th. Instead, we will again have our PD day on Wednesday, August 10th. For a copy of the 2016-2017 academic calendar, please click here

Sub Coverage

See current totals for who is covering classes. If you are covering someone's class, you are welcome to update this sheet. If Lara, Ray, or Shelley ask you to cover, we will update it from now on.

15-16 SCIS Master Academic Calendar

Click here to check to see when summative assessments are being planned. Please only 1 summative assessment per grade level per day. All summative assessments should be on this calendar and your personal google calendar on your website please

Lesson Planning

Share your team created lesson plans here each Friday

Digital Suggestion Box

Click here to give us anonymous feedback on areas that we can improve in and places that we are already meeting your expectations.

16-17 SCIS Academic Calendar

Click here to see the calendar for next school year at SCIS

16-17 LISD District Calendar

The official district calendar for 16-17

SCIS Vision

We become leaders, growing and learning together.


SCIS Mission

At Sloan Creek Intermediate, we are a community of diverse, independent learners becoming positive leaders in a safe environment through:

  • Confidently embracing challenge and change
  • Persevering through difficulty with grace and dignity
  • Collaborating and communicating effectively within our community and the world around us
  • Engaging in relevant problem solving using critical and creative thinking