The Dream Team

2/22/16 Weekly Memo 28

Math & PE Night was GREAT!!!

Math & PE Draft

Our HERO Focus is....

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This week we want to identify the scholars who are demonstrating the aforementioned core value!

Table of Contents

  1. Week at a glance
  2. Upcoming Events
  3. Duty Schedule
  4. Cultural & Instructional Focus Areas
  5. Good Things
  6. Message from the Coach

Week at a Glance

Monday, February 22nd: A Day

Jeans and College/Hampton/Casual Shirt

Arrive by 7:20 am

Morning Meeting 7:25 am

Lesson Plans due on Blackboard

Writing CA

Tuesday, February 23rd: B Day

Jeans and College/Hampton/Casual Shirt

Arrive by 7:20 am

Morning Meeting 7:25 am

Humanities CA

EOY Self-Evaluations- EXTENDED don't worry about submitting these today. They are not yet posted. I will send you an updated due date

Wednesday, February 24th: A Day

Professional Dress

Arrive by 7:20 am

Morning Meeting 7:25 am

Make Up Day

Working Wednesday Deliverables- Email all deliverables to Andrea by 4:30pm.

CA Grading (if you have tested- grade and scan your test into aware)

Intervention Planning (if you are an interventionist)

Complete MAP Data Analysis Template (if you are a teacher who hasn't CA tested yet)

Andrea Off Campus PM

Abigail Off Campus PM

David G. Off Campus PM

Thursday, February 25th: B Day

Jeans and College/Hampton/Casual Shirt

Arrive by 7:20 am

Morning Meeting 7:25 am

Science CA

Black History Celebration- Celebrating Black History and African American culture in the United States at 6pm in the gym.

Friday, February 26th: A Day

Jeans and College/Hampton Shirt

Arrive by 7:20 am

Morning Meeting 7:25 am

Lesson Plan Revisions Due on Blackboard

Math CA

S. Wright Out

Pietroboni Out

Duty Schedule

Morning Duty- See the body of the email.

Lunch Duty- Teachers must arrive to pick up your class from the cafeteria at 11:39am (10:39am on Wed) for 6th grade and 12:23am (11:22am on Wed) for 7th & 8th grade teachers.

  • 6th Grade Lunch- Science Team Lead & Specials Team Lead and Administration

    7th & 8th Grade Lunch- Spanish and Humanities Team Leads and Administration

After School Duty- See the body of the email.

Coming Soon...

March 2nd- Reading and Spanish Night

March 3rd- Early Release

March 4th- Scholar Holiday

March 8th- Progress Reports Go Home & International Women's Day Celebration of the economic, political and social achievements of women worldwide.

March 10th- Q3 Award Ceremony

March 11th- Fun & Fitness Camp

March 14th-18th- Spring Break

March 23rd- Campus Needs Aassessment & Parent Teacher Conferences @3:30pm

March 25th- Scholar Holiday

March 29th- STAAR Math 8th Grade & STAAR Writing 7th Grade

March 30th- STAAR Writing 7th Grade & STAAR Reading 8th Grade

March 31st- Cesar Chavez Day Honors Mexican American farm worker, labor leader and activist Cesar Chavez (1927–1993) who was a nationally respected voice for social justice.

Observation Focus Areas

Objective~Exit Ticket Alignment & Execution of LP

Good Things!

Mrs. Parks says...

Shout out to the Math & PE teams for an excellent night.

Shout out to the math team for drafting me into a "PI" War! It was fun!!

Shout out to Mr. Gardner and Ms. Brown for holding down the fort while I was away!

Shout out to Ms. Iwule for covering Mr. Wilson so that he could leave by 3pm today for his sons! Way to show team work!

Shout out to everyone who stepped up and covered classes today!

Ms. Golledge says…

Shout out to everyone who has been understanding and helpful while I have been sick. Shout out to math and pe for an excellent night.

Shout out to Ms. Brown for taking ela intervention to the next level!!

Ms. Fluker says…

I have so many people to shout out, but first I just want to say how grateful I am for my 7th grade team! I told Mrs. Parks (possibly tears were shed) that my team exemplified love and loyalty last week. Every single person asked me if I needed help, stepped up with no complaints, and allowed me to go into full crazy-dance mode.

To my StudCo team: thank you for putting scholars first, losing sleep and planning periods to make sure that our kids have safe places to show school spirit and have fun. You both endured countless emails and texts, so I appreciate you for not blocking my number!

Mr. Wright: you went with me to get heart shaped balloons with no complaints. I will remember that forger. You truly have a special love for our scholars. Thank you for working after hours in the name of scholars having…FUN!

Mrs. Lamb-Peters: Thank you for everything you did all week and ESPECIALLY hours before the dance. I can not believe that you care so much for my wellbeing that you would go home an hour later than you have to just to run errands for me. Your selflessness is very much admired and appreciate you infinitely! XOXO

Mr. Yater: every dance you bring up the level of class. Thank you for being there from start to finish and for developing relationships with scholars when they need it most (aka just got rejected by their sweetie). You have no idea how amazing it is that you are willing to do whatever it takes!

Ms. Wallace: Wow, you have so much going on yet you consistently checked in on me all week (personal thank you!) and to top it off you CAME TO THE DANCE!!!! Your presence was calming and wonderful. Thank you a million times for your ‘round the clock time and energy.

Ms. Pietroboni: Your dedication knows no bounds! I think you are the only person I know that will drag an out-of-town friend to a middle school dance because you made a commitment; and I love that about you. You are the best.

Ms. Thomas: You are a rockstar. Thank you for taking charge of the concession stand and killin it on the nachos. You are one of a kind. The food was on point!

Ms. Moutry: Thank you for staying late to help out and make sure everything ran smoothly!

Mr. Gardner: Wow! You held it down. I love that you created a time-out zone and you were holding scholars to high expectations so that we could maintain a safe and fun atmosphere. I know you were tired, but you gave it 110% and took care of all of us. Thank you!

Ms. Golledge: The list is toooooooooooooo longgggggg! First of all thank you for also not blocking my number/rerouting all my emails to SPAM. You have been the best cheerleader and I know I speak for all the adviser when I say we would not be able to do it without your support.

Thank you to everyone that helped out in the smallest or largest way. It takes all of us to create the culture we want to see at Hampton, but our scholars are worth it!!!

Mr. Gardner says…

Shout out to Mr. Wilson for killing it during math intervention. High quality instruction delivered with engagement and checks for understanding! I know this will make a huge a difference for our scholars!

Shout out to Mr. Miles for printing everyone’s STAAR certificates when both printers were down. This is just one of the many actions you take to for the team and you make everyone around you better! Keep up the great work.

Shout out to Ms. Moutry and Ms. Pietroboni for coming in to school on our off day Monday and working hard to ensure that they were fully prepared for scholars’ return on Tuesday! These are actions that will make real gains for our scholars and change their lives! You exemplify what it means to live the work!

A Message from the Coach

Dearest Dream Team,

I appreciate all of you. Understanding that this work is extremely hard, I appreciate all that you have done to put scholars first! I know that changing the schedule mid-stream is not something easy to do but, you have all made the transition beautifully. I know that this change is going to help scholars get the growth and support they need to meet their goals. The time is now, to step up and take ownership of what the data says for each subject taught in our school building. Scholars will learn, when we teach them NOT when we just tell them. I want you to think about that, and consider how often you have taught a lesson versus the frequency of you talking through a lesson. Once you do that, reflect on what is holding you back from teaching your best lesson. Then, make a decision to change that today! I am looking forward to what the CA #3 data suggests about instruction. Let's go dream team!

The Dream Team Will Fight,


Strategic Priorities

Professional Capacity

Goal: We will build upon the knowledge & skills of all staff members

Parent, School, & Community Ties

Goal: We will engage ALL stakeholders in the school’s culture.

School Learning Climate

Goal: We will create a safe and orderly environment that promotes the sense of urgency required to climb the ladder of academic and behavioral excellence.