Weekly Inside Story

March 21-25, 2016

Greeters for the next two weeks


Leesa Green


Henryett Lovely-Watson


Lanetta Ashley


Anita Luff


Good Friday

If you can't make your greeter duties, it is your responsibility to find a replacement.

Region 7 ESC

Click here for employment page

DMAC Design & Delivery Coordinator

Special Ed Specialist (3)

High School Science Specialist

ELA Specialist, Middle School

.NET Application Developer/Programmer

Emergency Phone Numbers

When you have a change in personal information, please complete Form 327 and give to the Executive Secretary. Our Emergency Message system will then be updated with your new information. The Employee Portal is different and those changes are not reflected in our Emergency Message system. Thank you.

Easter Baskets

AEOP needs your help in providing filled Easter baskets for PPCD classroom at Kilgore Primary School. We are accepting monetary donations now thru Monday, March 21st. Please give donations to your department secretary. Thank you for your donations. It is greatly appreciated!

Network Maintenance Windows

In order to perform maintenance on network infrastructure and services with minimal impact on staff and customers, the maintenance windows have been implemented below:

  • Thursday evenings from 7pm to 11pm

  • Third Saturday of each month 8am – 10pm

These maintenance windows will be used for “non-emergency” events that may affect your access to network services. We will provide in advance a notice of maintenance to be performed, the reason for the maintenance as well as the services affected.

Although these windows are established, all windows may not be used and may not be the durations listed above.

Guests in the Building

To provide for the safety and security of employees and the facilities at Region 7 ESC, only authorized guests are allowed in secured areas of the building. Please be aware of people coming in the building as you are coming and going. Look to see if they have a badge on and try to direct them where they need to be. All non-employees should be entering in the participant entrance door only.
Jlyasdi's Journey 5K

For more information on this run, please click box above. If you are interested in being on the Region 7 team, contact Sonya Burnett at sburnett@esc7.net or X6894.


To: "'Wright, Sherri'" <SWright@esc7.net>
Subject: RE: Newsletter

Sherri – really liked your bulletin board ideas and your newsletter.

Can you give me more detail about the showing appreciation session?

Diane Knowles

Tyler ISD


To: LovelyWatson, Henryett <HLovelyWatson@esc7.net>
Subject: Thanks!!

I wanted to thank you for allowing Laurie Miller and Cheryl Schulik to visit with my undergraduate courses today. They did a wonderful job of helping my students to learn more about STAAR-ALT. I hope this email finds you doing well! Thanks again!


Frank Dykes, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Special Education Coordinator of Educational Diagnostician Program The University of Texas at Tyler


To: McCallie, Rhonda <RMcCallie@esc7.net>
Subject: Paul Eyler and the Portable Planetarium

Ms. McCallie,

My name is Michael Pettiette. I am the Elementary Librarian here at Quitman Elementary School. Yesterday we had Paul come to our school and present the portable planetarium to five 4th grade classes and four 5th grade classes. Not only did he narrate each showing but he also helped judge our science fair.

Our Principal, teachers, and students were very impressed with Mr. Eyler and I think everyone enjoyed the planetarium experience immensely.

I just wanted to thank you all at Region 7 for letting us borrow him for the day and we look forward to his next visit.


Michael Pettiette

Quitman Elementary


To: "Bishop, Brenda" <BBishop@esc7.net>

Thank you for helping me with test and students when you came for your site visit. You helped make my day because I was really stressed with having a sub. I have been so busy trying to get moved and supporting 3 grand kids playing little dribbles basketball my entire Spring Break. I am still tired. You helped me more than you will ever know. You are great!!!! Have a great week-end. We just got back from Field trip. The children enjoyed it and we had 10 parents and a couple extra adults.

Barbara Givens

Malakoff ISD


To: Pino, Joseph
Subject: RE: SIFE students and accountability

Nice work my good friend. You really did some research and follow up. Look forward to the next from TEA. Thank you, Joseph.

Ray Deason

Ore City ISD

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Speak well of our Profession

Excerpted from Hello my name is Public School and I have an Image Problem by Leslie Milder and Jane Braddock

We can learn a lot from our friends at the fire station. My husband Andy is a Dallas firefighter. One night at the end of a date we stopped at the 7 Eleven. On a whim we decided to buy a lottery ticket because the lotto was a gazillion dollars. We were laughing and joking with the cashier. She said to Andy, "I bet if you win the lottery you won't go back to work on Monday." Andy looked at her, somewhat confused, and said, "Well I wouldn't quit my job if I won the lottery." Cashier looked at him, perplexed, and said, "What do you do?" Andy said and I quote, "I'm a fireman. I have the greatest job in the world. I put out fires and save lives."

What a great testimony to his profession! We could learn a lot from this small interchange. Not only did he speak well of his profession, but he bragged on it with pride! That's how we should be speaking about our profession because you know what? We are putting out a whole lot of fires and saving a whole lot of lives ourselves!

This doesn't mean we shouldn't express ourselves when we have concerns; it just means we should be aware of how we express concerns, and where. Share your concerns and disagreements internally, not outwardly, and with respect for the other party. We said it in the previous paragraph and it bears repeating: teachers, support staff, administrators, and school board members are all on the same team! Let's lift each other up whenever possible and work together to win. Loyalty to our profession is essential if we want to recapture the respect that an educator once commanded. Like hope, loyalty also requires regular exercise, around the clock.

"When people are celebrated they feel better about themselves and develop more dedication and enthusiasm toward their work." ~Herb Kelleher

"Region 7 Education Service Center is committed to district, charter, and student success by providing quality programs and services that meet or exceed our customers' expectations."