Pinkston Feeder Pattern

Week At A Glance - January 4, 2015

Core Beliefs

Core Beliefs

  • Our main purpose is to improve student academic achievement.

  • Effective instruction makes the most difference in student academic performance.

  • There is no excuse for poor quality instruction.

  • With our help, at risk students will achieve at the same rate as non-at risk students.

  • Staff members must have a commitment to children and a commitment to the pursuit of excellence.

In the News

Happy New Year!!!!! I hope you all had a relaxing holiday and enjoyed time with your family and friends.

Congratulations and Shout Outs:


I'm sure you have reviewed your ACP scores by now and completed an analysis of the results. I'd like to review your analysis and next steps. I will not be able to get to all schools this week, so I would like you to send your high level analysis and next steps.

Data Templates - The next Data Meeting templates are included in the December 14th Google folder for your review. You will find a sample of an elementary, middle and high school template. The data will be uploaded for you, once the ACP and climate data is captured. The data meeting window will most likely be scheduled the 3rd week of January. Once it's confirmed, I'll let you know.

January Feeder Pattern Meeting - Thursday, January 14th

We will have a joint feeder pattern meeting with North Dallas Feeder Pattern again this month and learn from Tammy Heflebower. Tammy is a fantastic presenter. I had an opportunity to work with her in California and all the principals who participated in the cadre left with great strategies around data. This month's meeting will be the full day 8:00AM - 3:00PM. At 8:15 we will gain information about summer school and at 9:00 we will begin the data training. The training is schedule off site at a church close to the Ross building. I'll have Eliza send out an invite with the address.

CIC & AF partnership with T&L


Planning Documents: Year at a Glance, 6th Week Framework, Unit Planner

4th Six Weeks: Documents are for 5th, 8th and Biology only

5th/6th Six Weeks: Documents will be for all grade levels

Highlights... documents include, virtual labs and essential questions!

Planning Documents: Year at a Glance, 6th Week Framework, Unit Planner
Grades: 5th, 8th, 9th and 10th will be the only grades with these documents for the Spring Semester
Interim Assessments: Posted by January 15th for 5th, 8th, 9th, 10th

Planning Documents: Year at a Glance, 6th Week Framework, Unit Planner
Grades: 5th, 8th and Algebra I [SSI grades]

Literacy Cadre Calendar Update - The dates I shared with elementary school for the new Literacy Cadre were revised – Please make the following calendar change: Jan 13, Feb 10, Mar 9, April 13, May 18 and June 1 - 2:00PM-5:00PM ---- The updated powerpoint is in the December 14th Google folder. Please give Christian the names of the coach and 2 teachers who will participate in the cadre training for grades 3-5.

Mid-Year Review - Mid Years Continued........ if you have any questions as you prepare, please do not hesitate to reach out. I will closely follow the guiding questions, which are in the December 14th Google folder for quick access. This document is a good way to help you prepare.

Please have a copy of the following documents for me:

  • Color coded action plan
  • Self Assessment with highlighted rubrics (action plan, curriculum alignment, instructional feedback)
  • Observation/Feedback Data Analysis Template completed

I will schedule the 2nd part of Mid Year for campuses I met with prior to the winter break starting the 3rd week of January. This will be a meeting with only the principal.

WAIP - Please read this week’s WAIP memos. Delma creates a cliff not version to give you the gist each week to save you time. This summary is in the Google folder.

Campus Visits - Professional development, ACP's and Mid Years

Monday - Earhart, Pinkston, Carr, Carver, Stevens Park

Tuesday - School Leadership Meeting all day

Wednesday - Carr Mid Year; Carver Mid Year

Thursday - Allen, Earhart, Carr

Friday - DeZavala Mid Year; Lanier Mid Year

Have an awesome learning week!