Smoke Signals: Family Edition
January 28-February 1
- 5th grade girls health presentation
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12 - 2nd grade field trip to SPARK
13 - Valentine's Dance
14 - Valentine's Parties 1:15 for 3rd grade, 2:00 for all other grades
18 - President's Day, no school, weather day
22 - DEAR day
25 - Benchmark Week - 4th writing, 5th math & reading
27 - Breakfast with a police officer
4 - Teacher of the Month
5 - Brave Rally - Bingo
6 - 5th grade Career Day at Lumpkins Stadium
7 - First Grade program
8 - Parent Conference day - student holiday
11-15 - Spring Break
18 - Professional Development day, student holiday
19 - Fundraiser Kickoff
19 - Grading Period 4 begins
22 - Report Cards go home
22 - Potential retention letters go home
25-29 - Benchmark Week - 3 & 4 Reading & Math, 5 Science
28 - 2nd grade program
5- STAAR Rally - 4th & 5th grades
9 - STAAR 4th writing, 5th math
10 - STAAR 5th reading
11 - I love my school day!
16 - CAT Meeting
17 - Staff meeting
18 - Ambassadors Field Trip
19 - Good Friday, staff/student holiday
22 - Earth Day
25 - 3rd grade field trip to Ft. Worth Museum
26 - Day of Awesome! (Fundraiser)
29 - 5/24 - EOY Testing window
3 - School Lunch Hero day, honor our cafeteria staff
3 - Volunteer Breakfast
6 - 10 - Teacher Appreciation Week
8 - PIE Luncheon
10 - Muffins with Mom
10 - STAAR Rally Grades 3/4/5
13-17 - STAAR Testing - 3 & 4 Reading & math, 5th science, 5th M & R retest
15 - Breakfast with a police officer
20 - College & Career Day
20 - Seniors Serve Day (tentative)
20-24 - Spring Book Fair
21 - Grade Placement committee meetings
21 - 5th grade Talent Show 8:00-10:00
21 - 4th Grade AG day, Expo Center
22 - Grade Placement Committee Meetings
23 - K, 1, 2 Awards Programs
24 - 3rd & 4th grade Awards program
24 - Donuts with Dad
25 - Weekend Hours
27 - Memorial Day Holiday, student/staff holiday
28 - End of year Party
29 - Students last day, Elephant Walk (5Th), 5th Awards, Early Release
30 - Staff Work Day
31 - Staff Celebrations & last day for paraprofessionals
1 - weekend hours
3 - Teacher work Day
4 - Teacher Flex Day #2
5 - Teacher Flex Day #3
10 - Start summer work schedule - 7:30-3:30 M-Th
17 - Last day for Bigler & Redd
20 - Last day for Griffith & Taylor
25-26 - 3rd round of STAAR, 5th grade
Your input is needed! Superintendent Search Survey
The community will have two opportunities to provide the district with feedback: an online survey, and in-person forums. The online survey is available now, and we invite you to respond before Wednesday, February 6:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/72RZY75. The survey is also available in Spanish: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7JDFRWW
Waxahachie ISD will be holding a series of forums for our community to provide input to assist Ray & Associates and our Board of Trustees in this search. More forum details to follow.
We appreciate you taking the time to provide your input as our Board of Trustees strives to make the best decision possible when choosing a permanent superintendent.
Gifted & Talented student referral window is open!
Waxahachie ISD Advanced Academics would like to remind all staff and families that the gifted and talented referral window is open through March 1. We encourage you to refer any student that you believe may have a need for gifted and talented services. Referrals are submitted online at link listed below.
The referral form is available from October 1 through March 1. A student may be referred by any staff member, parent, community member, or even the student themselves! We encourage anyone that questions whether a student may need services to refer them during this window.
Kindergarten, 2nd – 4th grade, and 6th – 12th grade students may be referred. The district automatically screens all 1st and 5th grade students, so they do not need to be referred.
Please go to the following links for more information:
· Informational Slide Show – bit.ly/GTInfo18-19
· Referral Form – bit.ly/GTReferralForm18-19
If you have any questions, please contact an Advanced Academics team member.
Jill Chapman at firstname.lastname@example.org (WISD Coordinator of Advanced Academics)
Joy Cook at email@example.com (GT Specialist at Clift, Felty, Marvin)
Sarah Pickard at firstname.lastname@example.org (GT Specialist at Dunaway, Wedgeworth, Wilemon)
Linda Spencer at email@example.com (GT Specialist at Northside, Shackelford)
Claudette Ratliff at firstname.lastname@example.org (GT Specialist at all junior highs)