W. H. ADAMSON FEEDER PATTERN

"All Together Adamson--Excellence In Action"

The Week of May 2, 2016

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THE MISSION OF OUR WORK

The Adamson Feeder Pattern will work collaboratively with all parents and stakeholders to ensure ALL students are college and career ready by providing rigorous, highly engaging, quality instruction.

ADAMSON FEEDER PATTERN LEVERAGE POINTS

TEI TIMELINES AND PROGRESS

MAY HAS ARRIVED and that means that the following deadlines are upon us!


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 19th is the last day to conduct extended and summative observations.


MAY 19th is the last day to enter extended, summative and SLO scores into Schoolnet.

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.

INSTRUCTIONAL DAYS LEFT-MAKE THEM COUNT!

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A Note From Your Executive Director...

Team,


Happy Teacher Appreciation week to the hundreds of teachers who serve students in the Adamson Feeder Pattern! Please forward my appreciation and regards to all of your teams for the hard work they exert on a daily basis. Our students depend on great teaching and everyone's commitment to excellence is appreciated!


Our high school students will be testing this week so my best to Adamson and Gilliam campuses. Our students have been prepared and are now ready to show what they know!


Elementary and Middle schools will be testing in 5 short days. Keep your environments tight and focused on learning!


While I will be out of the office for most of this week, I am still here to serve you. Please contact Esmeralda for assistance with little things. Please contact me via text or email for any other major issues on your campuses. I will return calls during the day based on urgency and will ensure that I call you in the evening if necessary. Please note that you should notify Esmeralda in either case.


Here's to a great week of teaching and learning!


Ms. Hill

Principal & AP Evaluation Instrument

The Systems Review portion of the Principal Evaluation will occur between May 24-June 9. Please be on the lookout for your calendar invitation. During this first meeting, you will present your binders via PowerPoint during your 2 hour appointment.


The second meeting of the Systems Review for Principals will occur between June 13-23. This will be a one hour meeting where performance ratings will be assigned and shared with each principal.


PLEASE NOTE: The Assistant Principal Evaluations need to be complete during this same time frame. (Rubric, Goals, Systems) The Systems portion of the AP Evaluation will be derived from the Systems rating that the principal receives. The idea here is that Principals and Assistant Principals work together for student success. Each play an important role into the overall rating of the school.

EXTRA! EXTRA! ELEMENTARY and MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPALS TO CAMP OUT AN ADDITIONAL WEEK!

It's time to be more present than ever in and around the classrooms in your building! I like to call this technique "camping out" in classrooms meaning that MOST of your time during work is spent looking at instruction and ensuring that teachers and students are staying focused on what matters most---STANDARDS BASED LEARNING!


Be visible, focused and keenly aware of the quality of instruction in your buildings! GO TEAM ADAMSON FEEDER!

FEEDER KUDOS!


KUDOS to BOWIE's UIL team members for finishing 2nd place in Listening Skills, 8th & 9th place in Maps, Graphs, and Charts, and 5th & 8th place in Number Sense in the UIL Spring Competition!


KUDOS to REAGAN for hosting a Fun Friday STAAR Reading Review! What an interactive way to review student expectations while moving around and having fun!


KUDOS to GARCIA for sending students to Texas A&M College Station for a college visit. Now is the time to have students start thinking about college!


KUDOS to BOTELLO for coming together as a team to plant trees this week! Fun was had by all and the school was beautified in the process!

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There are MANY action items this week for review!

THE PRINCIPAL 50

Critical Leadership Questions for Inspiring Schoolwide Excellence

Chapter 8: Professional Development for the Leader

QUESTION: Do I confer with colleagues and other educational leaders regarding my own professional growth and development as an instructional leader?


Successful school leadership requires ongoing professional development. No leader can operate in isolation. Forge relationships with your colleagues. Pick their brains. Learn from them. Shadow them when you can and have them shadow you when they can. You don't have to wait to attend a conference for real professional development!


My charge to you is to connect with a "trusted other" and engage in the work of learning from one another.


Here's to a great week of teaching and learning!


*Exerpts taken from the book The Principal 50 by Baruti Kafele

THIS WEEK AT-A-GLANCE

Monday, May 2, 2016

  • Ms. Hill Out of Office--Contact Esmeralda for Assistance
  • I-SIP EOY Window K-2 Opens Today
  • AP Testing in High School This Week


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

  • Ms. Hill Out of Office--Contact Esmeralda for Assistance
  • Counselor of the Year Event @ DCS 4:00-5:30
  • STAAR EOC Algegba I @ Gilliam & Adamson


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

  • Ms. Hill Out of Office--Contact Esmeralda for Assistance
  • STAAR EOC US History @ Gilliam
  • STAAR EOC Biology @ Adamson
  • Principal Focus Group @ Haskell 4:00-6:00


Thursday, May 5, 2016

  • Happy Cinco de Mayo!
  • STAAR EOC Biology @ Gilliam
  • STAAR EOC US History @ Adamson
  • Campus Visits to Conduct Random Spot Observations (Elementary & Middle)


Friday, May 6, 2016

  • School Leadership Meeting 8:15-10:30 @ Haskell (Ms. Hill)


Saturday, May 7, 2016

  • DISD Job Fair Large Scale Event @ Conrad HS (Elementary AM & Secondary PM)

You must attend if you have ANY vacancies

2016-2017 School Year Contract Dissemination for Eligible Employees


It’s that time of the year! 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 notifications@dallasisd.org 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 http://www.dallasisd.org/contracts.

ADAMSON FEEDER JUNE RETREAT

Wednesday, June 8th, 8am-5pm

5500 Caruth Haven Lane

Dallas, TX

Mark your calendars for our annual retreat! During our retreat, we will spend time reflect on this school year and outlining the work ahead! Breakfast and lunch will be provided.


Additional Details Coming Soon!

UPDATES & REMINDERS ABOUT SUMMER SCHOOL 2016!

The ADAMSON FEEDER has 52 students who applied for the SUMMER ACHIEVERS program. Thank you for encouraging your families to apply. As this is the first year of this program, I am sure that we will have additional families who will want to take advantage of this opportunity next summer. Good Luck to our current applicants!


Ms. Barree will serve as the SUMMER PRINCIPAL at Adamson High School for credit recovery. Joining Adamson students will be students from Pinkston and Roosevelt. If you know of anyone who would like to serve as a teacher, please reach out to Ms. Barree.

SUMMER LEARNING FOR TEACHERS

Principals,


As discussed during our last feeder meeting, we have the great opportunity to assist teachers with attending professional development geared toward their areas of need. Below are buttons for you to click to access the necessary documents for this process. While the form is not an absolute requirement, it is a best practice to have formal conversations with teachers around strengths and growth areas. Please use the forms at your discretion with the commitment that you will ensure that teachers leave for the summer knowing what they are to attend this summer.


You will need to login with your Google Account information to access the forms below. Should you have any questions, please reach out to me.

LITERACY CADRE CORNER

The remaining sessions of the PD for K-2 reading teachers are as follows:


May 16-18

May 23-25

UPCOMING JOB FAIRS AND HIRING EVENTS

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OUR FAMILY OF FEEDER SCHOOLS

  • W.H. Adamson High School, Principal Jaine Ortega
  • Kathryn Joy Gilliam Collegiate Academy, Principal Lakeiah Cheatham
  • Hector P. Garica Middle School, Principal Gary Auld
  • Felix G. Botello Elementary, Principal Reyna Sotelo
  • James Bowie Elementary, Principal Noelle Wilson
  • James Hogg Elementary, Principal Jairo Casco
  • John F. Peeler, Principal Sofia Villarreal
  • John Reagan Elementary, Principal Ruby Ramirez

TESTING-AT-A-GLANCE

MARCH

2--SAT (Grade 11)

7-April 6--TELPAS (K-12)

29--STAAR EOC English I (9-12)

29--STAAR Writing (Grades 4 & 7)

29--STAAR Math (Grades 5 & 8)

30--STAAR Reading (Grades 5 & 8)

31-STAAR EOC English II & 7th Grade Pre-AP


APRIL

4-22--STAAR ALT 2 Assessment Window (3-8 & EOC)

4-8--ES & HS Art Performance ACP (Grades 5, 9-12)

12-15--Student Survey Window (Grades 3-12)

12-22--ITBS/LOGRAMOS Window (K-2)--WILL CLARIFY

18-19--ES Gym ACP (Grade 4)

18-29--Secondary Band Performance ACP (Grades 6-12)

20-21-ES Music Performance ACP (Grade 3)


MAY

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

16-19--Middle School Art Performance ACP (Grade 7)

2-6--STAAR EOC Algebra I, Biology, US History (9-12)

9--STAAR Math (Grades 3,4,6,7)

9--STAAR Math Re-test (Grades 5 & 8)

10--STAAR Reading (Grades 3,4,6,7)

10--STAAR Reading Re-test (Grades 5 & 8)

11--STAAR Science (Grades 5 & 8)

12--STAAR Social Studies (Grade 8)

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

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

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


**This chart will be updated as necessary