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HHE Mission

Holiday Heights is a SAFE and ACCEPTING place where everyone works together to LEARN, IMPROVE, and ACHIEVE our goals.

CALENDAR

DATES

March 7 House Meeting: Activity Day #2

March 7 Very Brief Faculty Meeting & then vertical Team Meetings

March 7 PTA Board Meeting 6:30-8:00

March 8 4th & 5th TELPAS in the Lab

March 9-11 5th Grade and Mr. Wamsley @ Camp

March 11 Professional Development Day: Brenda will be here to preview Science

March 11 Texas Legends Night: Frisco 5-7

March 12-20 Spring Break

March 25 Holiday

March 29 STAAR Testing

March 30 STAAR Testing

April 4-20 Open enrollment period for students out of district or out of "zone"

April 4- 15 Progress Monitoring Window for STAAR 360

Recess and Quiet Zone

Having the time to play and interact with each other is critically important for developing students. I appreciate all your efforts in monitoring our students during this time and your guidance for the student who need it.


As testing time comes closer for 5th grade it is important that we all do what we can as a team to help them out. It will be a huge help if you could use an alternate route other than passing their classrooms to go to and from the playground. It creates significant noise in the classrooms when the door is open to have students enter or exit the building. The red area is the absolutely no talking zone. If students are playing outside, please let them know they need to stay away from this area and there should be no noise close to the building.


Thank you!

TAGT on Demand

TAGT On Demand is now open for teachers who are interested in getting started on their annual 6-hour update for 2016-2017. If there are teachers who did not complete their 30-hour or the 6-hour update for this year, they may also continue working on that task. District guidelines require that it be completed by December 31 each year, but the logins BISD paid for will be available until June 30. Please finish hours for this year as soon as possible. Courses are being posted in Workshop as quickly as possible once teachers submit their certificates to Katie Waldrip.


http://tagtondemand.com/

Pictures of Students

If you would like to add picture to the digital sign just upload the pictures to the following folder:

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B3gFayfVWmQ7fm80RTFHQ2VlaDNCZmRPanpOdkNSdTA3SzFrRklNaXR0Um9IVDNLdzlUbG8&usp=sharing

Reminders and Focus

  • The gates will be locked during school hours and can be opened by your key. During the school day (7:30-4:00 on none Aspire days: 7:00-6:00 on Aspire days) these gates are to be treated like an exterior door. Adults and teenagers should not enter these and should go through the main doors, even at dismissal.

  • Our goal is to be level 3 (or moving close to it) in most areas on the district rubric for TEKS centered teaching. I have seen many great examples of students interacting with the TEKS in class. Be sure to not only post them, but have discussions so that students understand the goal of their learning.
  • Continue to build strong, positive relationships with all the students. Smile often. Choose to see the good and positive. Focus on growth and celebrate often. Nothing is more helpful in the learning process than the effects of trust and joy.
  • PLC's should be meeting weekly to answer the 4 questions. Common Formative Assessments should done after mapping out the six weeks, then planning for learning should take place. If you need any support in this, please contact our coaches, Erin, and myself.
  • Rigor, relevance, and engagement strategies should be focus on when planning student learning tasks.