Titan Staff News

Week of May 16


We have made it to those glorious weeks after STAAR! Thank you for your flexibility this past week as we administered several thousand tests. It truly takes a village and there's no better team than the TITANS!

This evening our students will show their leadership skills and do what's never been done before. Our Communications Applications class has been learning about mass media communication. Tonight, we will have our first ever student-led, LIVE broadcast of the Tidwell - Medlin Girls Soccer game. Follow the Comm Apps twitter page for the live updates. @TMSComapps I love how Tidwell continues to be a leader in the community with our students!

Have a great Friday,


This Week at Tidwell:

Monday, May 16

Math/Sci PLCs - 8:00am

AVID Site Team Mtg 8:00am

TMS Art Show 6:00 (Library)

Girls Choir POP Show 6:30pm (Cafeteria)

Tuesday, May 17

PHA for Employees - 7:30am (Small Gym)

8th AVID to Six Flags

Top Titan Luncheon - noon (Library)

Board of Trustee Awards - 7:00pm (BNHS)

Wednesday, May 18

ELA/SS PLCs - 8:00am

Barker @ Principal PLC

Guys Choir Pop Show - 6:30pm (Cafeteria)

Thursday, May 19

8th Grade High School Tours (AM)

Staff/Student Games (PM)

District Soccer Tournament

PTA General Mtg 5:30pm (library)

Cheerleading Banquet 6:00 (library)

Friday, May 20

6th Girls Choir Spring Contest

OLC Topping Off - 11:30 (OLC)

Yearbook Distribution - noon (courtyard)

Important Information

  • Thank you to our testing coordinators Gatlin and Jardine for a smooth testing week last week! Thanks to all of you for your flexibility as well!
  • We are well past the point of additional POs being requested for purchases. If you have a dire need, please see me.
  • Thanks to Gloria for stepping up and taking over our Student Council for the coming school year!
  • Be sure to read Espinosa's email regarding the Staff/Student festivities after 8th grade tours next week.
  • Thank you for your assistance as we ensure all students are in dress code as May progresses!

Sweatin' in the PLCs

This week you will meet in full, integrated PLCs.

May 16Action Plan Review

Task: Review the PLC Action Plan you created in January and have progress monitored since. What evidence do you have as a PLC that your students were successful? What data sources are you using to determine student success? Are you sure they are the correct data sources?

2016-2017 School Year

Welcome New Titans!

Jennifer Stueart - 8th Grade Math

Casey York - 6th Grade Math

Mica Tucker - Spanish I
Sarah Valdovinos - Intro to Spanish

Matthew Tate - Science

Daniel Westbrook - 7th Texas History/Boys Coach

Floating Teachers - Please thank the following individuals who will float next school year: B Johnson, Marroquin, Espinosa, Strader and Wilsie. It's highly likely we'll need one more floater...stay tuned!

Master Schedule - We are working as quickly as we can on the master. It's a very long, tedious process. Please note that NOTHING is official until we lock the schedule in August. My goal is for everyone to know what and where they are teaching before leaving for the summer.

Summer Professional Development - Be sure to view the Summer Professional Learning opportunities online. Your Flex Day forms can be found online here as well. (Or via my email last week.) Currently, only complete the forms for the November Flex Days. You will be receiving additional information regarding the April 14th Flex day.

New Titans - I will send you information in the next week. Stay tuned!