Week of September 9, 2019

Teacher Brag Board

“You can create something that is pure genius, but you have to get your timing right.”
― Lang Leav, Sad Girls
"Thank you to both, Coach DeLorge and Coach Smart for making a difference in the lives of so many of our students, at the right time. I have seen each of you change the paths in many of our athletes in a small amount of time. Your efforts and dedication are appreciated." ~Proud Colleague


When walking around Friday I noticed a lot of instruction taking place behind a desk. It's imperative for optimum learning that you are in the Power Zone!

  1. Commit to Proximity Instruction 75% of the class period.
  2. Arrange the classroom to facilitate teacher involvement.
  3. Limit or remove common teacher distractions.

Learn more about the Power Zone by watching the video below!

The Fundamental 5: The Power Zone

It's TIME...Indian Walks - September 11th

  • 6 writing samples aligned with the standard from diverse learners
  • No names; hung outside the classroom door
  • All Teachers Participate (Core, Electives, Fine Arts, CTE)


Excited to share our first ever Indian Walks with a few of our district administrators!

Nuts & Bolts

Tribe Time, Monday - Help students login to the parent portal so they can begin checking their own grades. Instructions were sent out in a previous email.

DMAC 101 - Flaa will host a lunch & learn during all three lunches on Tuesday in the Library. Please make sure you've already logged in before attending!

Indian Walks - Writing samples MUST be related to content/standards learned in class, not random journal writing prompts. Indian Walks will begin September 11th, be ready!

T-TESS Goals - Make sure you've completed Part I in DMAC by end-of-week. This includes checkmarks on Data Analysis and TWO SMART GOALS (one related to teaching/education and one related to technology). Administrators will begin goal setting meetings Monday.

Taking Attendance - Central Admin ran a report on 9/3 showing the time each teacher took attendance. We only had one teacher who did not take attendance within a 10-minute window of the 10:03 AM attendance time. Great Job in taking attendance on time! Central Admin will continue to spot check this so PLEASE continue taking attendance EVERYDAY ON TIME...

6 Weeks Failure Form Tip!

Something you must document is when you pulled students for Tribe Time. Mr. Atkins and Mrs. Reynolds discovered a report you can run to assist with this task:


Click on reports. Choose students requested by teacher Pick the to - from dates. (Doesn't clear each week so you should be able to do several weeks at a time) hit display. Then top left display (choose all) entries. 2 finger click hit print If that doesn’t print at bottom right chose 2nd icon (download to pdf). Then print the pdf.

Upcoming Events

September 9

  • CTE/Elective Department Meeting @ 7:45am
  • Tribe Time - Create schedules, Student login to Parent Portal, D.E.A.R.
September 10
  • Math/Science Department Meeting @ 7:45am
  • DMAC 101 Lunch & Learn in the Library
  • Volleyball vs Pilot Point @ Pilot Point, 5:00pm - WEAR BLUE

September 11

  • English/SS Department Meeting @ 7:45am
  • Indian Walks @ 9:00am (District Admin in attendance)
  • Underclassmen Pictures

September 12

  • F/JV Football vs Bridgeport @ SHS, 5:00pm

September 13

  • Volleyball vs Lake Worth @ SHS, 5:00pm
  • V Football vs Bridgeport @ Bridgeport, 7:30pm

September 14

  • Sanger Sellabration
  • XC Meet @ Jesse Owens Sports Complex, Dallas
  • JV Volleyball @ Lake Dallas Tournament
  • ACT Testing @ SHS

Homecoming week begins September 16th!


Three things students want from their teachers -

  1. To ENJOY their job
  2. To be EXCITED about the lesson
  3. To LOVE the kids
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It's a great day to be a Sanger Indian!

Sanger High School is an exceptional campus focused on innovative learning where students are prepared to create their future in an ever-changing world.