The Hero Focus

Heritage Staff Newsletter - May 8, 2017

Working Memory Resources

Thanks to Mallory, Barbara, Cyndee, and Robin for sharing some great information on instructional arrangements, adjustments, and resources. I am still so impressed with the "40% increase in working memory in 14 days with intentional work" quote!


Below are the resources that the team shared:



Links for Working Memory

· http://wonderopolis.org/

· https://www.lumosity.com/

· http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/


Don't forget the powerpoint that Mallory shared, as well. This is a great time of year to try some of these out!

A Note About Reading Levels

Thank you for your help and hard work in assessing accurate EOY reading levels for your students. It is crucial that the data is correct and on target so that students are receiving services they need and next year teachers have a good starting point for their BOY assessments and guided reading groups. Thank you!!!!
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Updates and FYI's


  • May 8th: STAAR Math
  • May 9th: STAAR Reading
  • May 12th: Poetry due to Sarah Adams for Literacy Night
  • May 12th: All Library Books Due
  • May 12th: Nurse Appreciation Day
  • May 16th: First Round of Progress Monitoring Meetings
  • May 16th: Literacy Night and Lisa Jett Recognized at the board meeting for You've Got Heart
  • May 18th: HES Field Day - Field Day Lunch will be a cook out from Sodexo with a DJ to entertain. Students can eat outside picnic style.
  • May 19th: Second round of Progress Monitoring Meetings
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Professional Development


  • May 10: No PLC meetings - STAAR week
  • May 11th: Team Leader Meeting
  • Monday May 15th: PLC's - GT Training and Update
  • May 15th and 16th: Second grade teachers on campus to observe our second grade Letterland classrooms.

Summer PD - Things to Keep in Mind

  • You will be required to have 12 EQ hours again for next year.
  • Six hour GT update hours for next year
  • Three hours Sheltered Instruction
  • If you are not ESL certified, please look at getting your certification as soon as possible.

Keller U

We are very excited to release the 2017 Keller University Catalog!

With more than 200 courses available, this year’s Keller U will be held July 18-20 at Central High School. All courses will be open and available in Eduphoria beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 6.

Click here to access the Keller University Catalog Flipbook!
(especially great for viewing on mobile devices)

or

Click here to download a PDF copy of the Keller University Catalog!

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