STAR Staff Newsletter

Week of Sept 15 - 19, 2014 - Volume 4

Simple Truths: Attitude is Everything Inspirational Movie

Campus Improvement Plan (CIP) - SMART Goals


By the end of the 2014 – 2015 school year, 83% of all students in grades 3 and 4 will meet or exceed Level II performance as measured by STAAR Mathematics Assessment.

FYI - 83% is the federal minimum standard. Meeting 83% would take us off the Federal Safeguard list. If we do not, we will have completed year 2 of not meeting AYP. Does anyone know what happens when we do not meet AYP for 2 years?


By the end of the 2014 – 2015 school year, all students in each grade level will have made one year’s growth or more in their reading level, as measured by classroom running records, in accordance with research provided by Fountas & Pinnell.


By the end of the 2014 – 2015 school year, 83% of all students in grade 4 will meet or exceed Level II performance as measured by STAAR Writing Assessment.

By now, most of you have completed your goal setting meetings with your administrator. How do your goals help achieve the overall goals of WRES?

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Week at a Glance

According to EHBK(Legal):

The district will observe Constitution Day and Celebrate Freedom Week by appropriate programs, celebrations, and activities.


-Kinder is TPRI testing all week


-Amy @ Title I mtg in AM


-Constitution Day

-Amy - Charger Connection Mtg

-Embedded PD Day - RtI training in Data Room


-Kim Tibbetts, KISD Literacy Trainer (CHS Feeder Pattern) on campus - meet in Data room during co-curr

-Leadership Team Meeting


-Picture Day: Friday, September 19
Picture Day ID: EZ014124Q0

-No meeting w/Amy due to Thursday's meeting with Kim


-15th Annual Community Storehouse "Run in the Dark"

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Representatives from WRES...

Campus PR Rep

Thank you, April Buckner!

Summer Conference Teacher Focus Group

no representation from WRES

K - 8 Vertical Alignment Math Team

Thank you for each grade level representing WRES at the district level for the Math TEKS committee


Thank you to all of the volunteers to represent WRES at the district level - Campus Improvement Team

In the Know...

  • KISD Bond: Register to Vote by October 6
  • All Parent Orientation presentations have been sent to parents via School Messenger.
  • The Keller ISD attendance competition between campuses is continuing for the 2014-15 school year!

At the end of each six-week grading period the campuses at each level (elementary, intermediate, middle and high) with the highest attendance percentages will be crowned the new Attendance Champion.
Winners will be presented with the Attendance Champion banner which campuses will be able to proudly display for the next six weeks. Students of the winning campuses will receive free ice cream one day during lunch and campus staff will be provided lunch one day courtesy of the Attendance Champion sponsor Sodexo.

  • Join us at the Keller ISD Education Foundation Grant Workshop on Wednesday, September 24, for your opportunity to learn more about the 2014 Education Foundation Grants process.

While the workshop is not mandatory at apply for a 2014 Grant, attendees can gain an advantage over grant writers that do not attend. The Grant Process will be outlined step-by-step from the online application process and guidelines, to tips for success and an overview of the judging rubric for grant selections. There will also be a time for questions and answers. To attend, register online through My Learning Plan.

The Keller ISD Education Foundation Grant Workshop will be held at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 24, in the Education Center Boardroom (Rock Gym).

RtI Update:

Please pass along to your general education teachers who may be starting to look at their data:

1. No decisions about placing students in tiers immediately based on the universal screeners should be made.
2. Providing intensive interventions to students is a process of looking a more than one data point.

The best place to start is to begin to "Digging Deeper" with those students who may be flagged at Tier 3 - gather more data, look at previous scores, and begin to consider supports in Tier 1 (differentiation).

Counselor's Corner:

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Nurse's News:

Keller ISD Health Services is launching its Take the First STEP Together initiative September 15 through October 10 to emphasize the importance of Exercise, Nutrition, Water, and a Positive Life to a healthy lifestyle.

Campuses will be focusing on each component for a week at a time from September 15 through October 10 which will involve various campus activities and contests.

ExerciSe (Sept. 15-19) – Focus on exercise and physical activity
NuTrition (Sept. 22-26) – 5-a-Day Nutrition Challenge (sponsored by Sodexo)
WatEr (Sept. 29-Oct. 3) – Promoting the benefits of drinking water throughout the day
Positive Life (Oct. 6-10) – The Story of My Life (sponsored by KISD Guidance and Counseling)

The Take the First STEP Together event will also feature a District-wide Healthy Bingo Challenge. Students will receive Bingo cards on Monday, September 15 and are asked to return them to their campus on October 10.

Students and families are invited to take the Challenge together to demonstrate how making small changes to the way you eat, exercise, spend your free time, and sleep can have a large impact on your health and well-being. Health Services will announce two individual winners and two family winners per campus following the conclusion of the contest.

District & Campus Assessment:

Kinder TPRI this week

Monday - Weldon

Tuesday - Blevins

Wednesday - Smith

Thursday - Charboneau

Friday - Alfonso

Library Lingo:

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Happy Birthday

17th - Veronica Price

18th - Patricia Guajardo

And - thank you for all of my birthday wishes last week!