ALICE ISD - ISC Curriculum Gazette
You will also see news of great student achievements from Science Fair, History Fair, DI and Decathlon. It is a busy time for our students and their sponsors.
The dates of meetings to inform you about the bond election are listed and you will also see a few short videos that may help give you some tips you can use in your class.
If you have any questions, please contact the curriculum department.
As always, thanks for all you do for our students in AISD. You are appreciated!
7th Annual Community & Family Engagement Conference and Health Fair
This year we will have 3 session rotations, and participants can choose to attend any of the following presentations:
1. Cyber Safety in a Tech Savvy World
2. Active Shooter Training: What Parents Need to Know
3. Literacy Fun Make-n-Take
4. A Parent's Guide to Recognizing Self-Harm and Suicide
5. Stopping the Cycle of Family & Domestic Violence
6. Prescription for Parents - Dangers of Prescription Drugs
7. Parental Involvement is Fundamental - Involucramiento de Padres es Primordial
8. More than Sad: Recognizing the Signs of Depression
Our conference will also feature one of the top Hispanic youth speakers in the country, Jonathan Medina from Rio Hondo, Texas. His keynote presentation will begin at 11:50 a.m. in the Alice High School auditorium. For more details on the sessions and Jonathan Medina please see below.
Alice High School
#1 Coyote Trail, Alice, Texas 78332
8:15 a.m.- 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Sessions Begin
12:50 p.m. Lunch - Enchilada Plate
Top Hispanic Youth Speaker to Present at Annual Conference
Jonathan grew up in the lowest income community in the United States in a single-parent household in Rio Hondo, Texas. In middle school, his mother was first incarcerated, then again in high school. Not having known his father and with stepfather in prison, Jonathan was raised by his grandfather a migrant field worker. Jonathan's grandfather provided stability and a strong paternal presence to Jonathan and his siblings, and taught them the important lesson of, “En esta vida hay que luchar,” which means, “In this life we must fight.”
Jonathan overcame his circumstances to graduate from high school in the top 10. Plus was accepted to the Prestigious Georgetown University where he walked on the Division 1 football team and started for 2 years.
Jonathan believes that if he was able to accomplish his dreams any student can. He is passionate about helping students realize their dreams and helping educators to recognize they can help every student.
Regional History Fair
Students from the Coastal Bend area competed at Regional History Fair at Texas A&M--Kingsville on February 15th . The following students qualified for state competition, to be held on Saturday, April 27th at the University of Texas—Austin:
Congratulations to our Alice ISD History Fair students!
Students from Salazar, Hillcrest, Dubose, Memorial, and WAMS competed on Saturday, February 23rd at the Coastal Bend Regional Destination Imagination Tournament. We had a total of 19 teams representing Alice ISD. The following teams medaled:
Challenge C--Middle Level
3rd place tie--“WAMS”, Adams Middle School, Alice ISD – Sendejo, Team Manager
3rd place tie-- “Team Extreme”, Dubose Intermediate School, Alice ISD – Gonzalez, Team Manager
Challenge D--Middle Level
3rd place--“A League of Our Own”, Dubose Intermediate School, Alice ISD – Stephens, Team Manager
Challenge D--Elementary Level
3rd place--“Legendary Marshmallow Cats”, Salazar Elementary School, Alice ISD – Alaniz-Walker, Team Manager
Congratulations to both students and coaches. Your hard work and dedication to DI is well-noted.
Our AHS Decathlon team is going to state!! Team members competed against teams from our region, including teams from the valley and San Antonio at the Regional Tournament held on February 8-9, at Texas A&M--Corpus Christi. Our team also earned a perfect score at the Super Quiz Relay competition. For the Super Quiz, all students assemble in a setting as each grade level collaboratively answers twelve multiple-choice questions from the objective portions of the competition (Varsity, then Scholastic, and then Honors).
Congratulations to all team members and coach George Beltran. Team members are: Nicole Cuadra, Justin Pastrano, Genevieve Toureilles, Trent Rodriguez, Nicholas Coleman, Anissa Benavides, Carlos Chavarria, Ruth Jimenez, John Lemon, Jasmine Trevino. State competition will take place in Frisco, Texas March 7-10. Good luck, decathletes!!.
Thank you, Alice ISD School Counselors!!
National School Counseling Week was celebrated February 4-8. At a special school board meeting held on February 7th, our Alice ISD counselors received a proclamation from the city of Alice. Thank you, counselors, for all you do for our students, staff, and parents at Alice ISD. Campuses could not function without you.
Congratulations to our Regional Science Fair Winners!
Thank you to all participating students who represented Alice ISD.
Congratulations to our Regional Science Fair Winners listed below:
Emerico Perez- "Feel the Burn" 1st Place - William Adams Middle School
Daniel Marcus Rosales- "Exothermic Suds" 3rd Place - Memorial Intermediate
Lucas Collin Walker "Machine Learning Madness" 1st Place - William Adams Middle School
Andres Perez "Stop the Headaches" 2nd Place- Dubose Intermediate School
Ty Austin Carbajal, Teresa Villegas, Vanessa Nayeli Garcia "Workout Wisdom" 3rd Place- AHS
Celete Torres "What's the Scoop" 1st Place- AHS
All 1st, 2nd and 3rdPlace winners grades 6‐12 were invited to compete in the Texas Science and Engineering Fair hosted by TAMU College Station on March 29‐30, 2019.
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports- Classroom Routines and Procedures
Federal and Special Programs
On another note, English teachers of English Language Learners will be gathering together on April 3rd to rate student's writing samples. Kindergarten and first grade teachers will rate students in the four domains of listening, speaking, reading and writing as well.
Alice ISD Initial Evaluation Procedures/Parent Request
Alice ISD has an affirmative duty to make a referral for an initial evaluation for special education services any time it suspects that a child has a disability and a need for special education services under IDEA. A parent may also initiate a referral for an initial evaluation for their child at any time.
If a written request is made to the Executive Director of Special Education, the Special Education Supervisor or to a campus representative for an initial evaluation for special education services, the school must, not later than the 15th school day after the date the school receives the request, either provide parent:
1. Prior written notice of its proposal to conduct an evaluation, a copy of the Notice of Procedural Safeguards, and the opportunity to give written consent for the evaluation; or
2. Prior written notice of its refusal to evaluate your child and a copy of the Notice of Procedural Safeguards.
Please note that a request for a special education evaluation may be made verbally and does not need to be in writing. Alice ISD must still comply with all federal notice requirements and requirements for identifying, locating, and evaluating children who are suspected of being a child with a disability and in need of special education. However, a verbal request does not require the district to respond within the 15-school-day timeline.
· Your child’s campus
· Alma Benavides, Child Find contact, (361) 664-0981 ext.1013
· The Alice ISD Special Education Office at 361-660-2130
Schallert Elementary Math & Science Night
Pre-K Report Cards and Parent-Teacher Conferences
How Do You Review?
Here are a few things to remember about review:
- You can't reteach the entire curriculum -- Select three highly tested areas that will have a great impact on students. Use benchmark and unit data to inform those decisions
- There is no "new" in review - Review is not a time to introduce strategies unfamiliar to students. That would cost valuable time teaching the strategy. Use this time to introduce instructional activities that will be used in review.
- A repeat is not a review - The review should not be doing more of the same things that may not have been successful the first time.
Some great tools are found in the Lead4ward app and the field guides.
Your campus administration and Instructional Facilitator will be explaining how to plan for this 10 day timeframe very soon. If you need more help, please reach out to central office!
Below you find three videos from Teaching Channel. Hope you enjoy!