Lincoln/ Madison Feeder

Legendary Leadership * World-class Scholarship

Week of May 16, 2016

Our Vision

The Lincoln/Madison Feeder Pattern prepares scholars to lead, think, communicate and compete as responsible citizens who are college and career bound.

Action Planning

Now that we have completed the STAAR testing, we must turn our attention to planning for the next school year. Take time to meet with your teacher leaders to reflect upon the successes and challenges from this school year. Review multiple data sources and seek input from parents, students and teachers as you work to determine the goals for the coming year. Begin the conversations today that will establish the framework for an excellent plan in the 2016-17 school year.

Together, we are game changers for our students, schools and communities. I believe that we have everything that we need to win; in fact we are already victorious. I believe that each of our schools will meet standard with an increase in distinctions. I urge you to believe with me.

Momentous Institute Training- May 16-17

We look forward to seeing you and your teams at the Lincoln High School (Instructional Building) on Monday and Tuesday beginning at 9:00 a.m. Our session topics are as follows:

1. "When Students with Challenges Become Challenging Students"

2. "Relationships: The Key to Student Motivation and Engagement"

Also, please note that the Lincoln High School's Tiger Den Restaurant will be open for breakfast and lunch both days. Please encourage your teachers to support this program while they are at our training this week. You should have already received the menu and pre-ordering information. Please bring an appetite for new strategies to support the social/emotional needs of our students.

Four Days Remain for SLOs/Extended and Summative Evaluations

Final TEI Expert Meeting on Tuesday at Madison

Please remind your TEI Experts of our Final Meeting on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 @ Madison High School in the library. The meeting will begin at 4:45 p.m.

Districtwide Principal's Meeting on Wednesday

Our districtwide principal's meeting will be this Wednesday, May 18, 2016 from 1:00-5:00 at DCS. Representatives from Region 10 will be on hand to review the Needs Assessment process as we prepare for action planning. Please bring your technology and be in your seats by 1:00 p.m.

Principal and Assistant Principal Evaluations

As was discussed in our feeder meeting, the timeline for the system reviews will begin May 24 and end June 9. Please note that you should be following the same timeline with evaluating your APs. As has been true in the past, the first meeting will be a 2 hour meeting where you will be able to present your binder to support your self rating. Feel free to invite your leadership team to this meeting, and note that the APs will receive the same systems review score as the principal. Because the systems review provides an overview of the leadership team, it makes sense that the scores should be the same. Please check out the link below for more information on principal and AP evaluations.

Madison Collegiate Academy to Host a College "Signing Day"

The Madison Collegiate Academy has accepted 125 students for admission into the program. On May 26, 2016 at 6:30, those students will have an opportunity to attend their college "Signing Day" event at El Centro College West. This will be an opportunity for parents and students to celebrate their acceptance into the Academy as well as into college.

The Collegiate Academy at Madison is a wonderful opportunity for students seeking to change the trajectory of their lives. Participating students will have the opportunity to earn up to 60 hours of college credit which can lead to an Associates of Applied Science while at the same time earning their high school diploma. All of this is being offered for FREE and transportation to the school will be provided.

Literacy Cadre Dates

The final dates for the K-2 Cadre are as follows:

May 18

May 26

All sessions are held at Rhoads E.S. from 3:45-5:15. Thank you so much for your commitment to lifelong learning!

New Teacher Survey

On or before April 6, 2016, each principal should have received a survey link from TEA. This mandatory survey will assist the State with measuring the effectiveness of Texas-based teacher prep programs. Principals will complete a 10-15 minute survey on each first year teacher ( not new to Dallas). In order to qualify, the new teacher must have completed at least 5 months in the position. If you are an interim principal or for some reason you did not received the survey, please send an email to The deadline for completing the survey is June 15. Let's ensure 100% completion.

Leadership Focus and Updates

Please continue to work diligently to complete your spot observations. TEI deadlines are as follows:

5/10-5/25 Teachers verify rosters

5/19 Score SLOs/last day to enter extended/summatives

5/23 Rebuttal window opens

6/2 Last day for spots

On the Horizon

May 2-29 Districtwide Climate Surveys

May 2-27- ISIP monthly testing

May 10-25- Teachers verify rosters

May 16-17- Momentous Institute Training @ Lincoln

May 16-19 Senior Exams

May 17- ISN (multi-year IR campuses) and Collegiate Academy job fair @ Dade 5:30

May 18- K-2 Literacy Cadre at Rhoads 3:45-5:15

May 18- Districtwide Principals' Meeting 1:00-5:00

May 18-26 Elementary ACPs

May 19- Score SLOs/ Enter Summatives and Extendeds into Schoolnet

May 20- Last day to complete climate survey

May 23- June 6 Teacher TEI Rebuttal window

May 25-K-2 Literacy Cadre at Rhoads 3:45-5:15

May 26- Madison Collegiate Academy "Signing Day" @ 6:30 p.m. at El Centro West

May 30- Memorial Day Holiday

June 2- Last Day for spots

June 10- Last day to submit requisitions/campus activity funds closed

Our Feeder Leaders