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November 16 - 20, 2015

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News From Kimball Nation Schools

Celebrating Ms. Monica Gray, Coach of the Year, District 13-5A

Kimball High School pride is showing forth daily through our talented faculty. We are proud to announce Ms. Monica Gray was named Coach of the Year for District 13-5A. She has put in countless hours to lead a very successful volleyball team this season. The seeds of leadership and passion, partnered with dedication, led to a great harvest of achievement.

Congratulations Coach Gray!

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Monday, November 16th

· Coaching Cycle 3 – “State of the School” (Brashear ES)

· Coaching Cycle 3 – “State of the School” (Donald ES)

· Office Time

Tuesday, November 17th

· AIE Conference – San Antonio, Texas

· School Leadership SQUAD Meeting 7:30 – 8:30 AM

Wednesday, November 18th

· AIE Conference – San Antonio, Texas

· Monthly District-Wide Principals Meeting 1:00 – 5:00 PM @ Hulcy MS

Thursday, November 19th

· Kimball Feeder Pattern Principal’s Meeting 9:00 – 12:00 PM @ Tolbert ES

· Conduct random spots at various campuses

Friday, November 20th

· School Leadership SQUAD Meeting 7:30 – 8:30 AM

· Office Time

· Coaching Cycle 3 – “State of the School” (Hall ES)

On The Horizon

November 16 - Report Cards Issued

November 18 - Districtwide Principals' Meeting

November 23 - Campus Failure Rate Action Plans Due

November 25-27 - Thanksgiving Break

December 1 - Summative Performance Evaluation Complete for Wave 1 DTR Teachers

December 7 - 11 - STAAR Testing Dates

December 15, 16 - STAAR/EOC Intervention PD for HS Teachers

Dallas ISD - TEI News for Principals

November 12, 2015

Distinguished Teacher Review Reminders:

  • Wave 1: All Wave 1 DTR applications must receive primary evaluator final verification by today.The central review team cannot review a teacher’s DTR application until their primary evaluator completes the verification process.

  • Wave 2: The DTR application portal will open for Wave 2 DTR-eligible teachers on December 7, 2015, and teachers must submit their application by noon on January 14, 2016. Wave 2 teachers will receive an email the first week of December with the application link and optional DTR teacher trainings.

Did you know that Dallas ISD retained over 90% of our Distinguished teachers versus 78% of our Progressing or Unsatisfactory teachers? Learn more about the overall TEI results from the presentation made for the Board of Trustees at the October board briefing.

November 12:

All Wave 1 DTR applications must receive primary evaluator final verification

December 1
Summative performance evaluation deadline for DTR consideration for teachers in at least their third year of service consistently receiving Proficient spot observations who fall into one of the following groups:

  • New to Dallas ISD in 2015-16
  • Received “No Level” on their 2014-15 scorecard
  • Did not receive a scorecard for 2014-15

December 15
SLO Goal-Accomplishment submitted (one semester course only)

Reading Language Arts
RLA will conduct sessions for principals and assistant principals on implementing evidence-based writing. Attendance is optional and is open to all principals and assistant principals.
Date: 12/3/2015
Grades 3–5 4:30–6:30 pm
Grades 6–12 5–7 pm
Location: H. B. Bell School Support Service Center

G/T, Pre-AP, AP Teachers
Event: G/T Module 5: Book Study - Ungifted by Gordon Korman
Date: 12/5/15 - 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Location: H. B. Bell School Support Service Center Rm. 810

Elementary G/T Program Teachers
Event: Just in Time for Fifth Six Weeks
Date: 12/14/15 - 4:00 P.M.- 6:00 P.M.
Location: H. B. Bell School Support Service Center Rm. 257

2015 - 2016 Dallas ISD Testing Dates


Dec-Jan--Written Compositions (K-12)

7--STAAR EOC English 1 (9-12)

9--STAAR EOC English II (9-12)

7-11--STAAR EOC Algebra I, Biology, US History (9-12)

10-18--ACP (K-5)

15-18--ACP (6-12)


6-27--Isaton's ISIP Assessment MOY (K-2)


2--SAT (Grade 11)

7-April 6--TELPAS (K-12)

29--STAAR EOC English I (9-12)

29--STAAR Writing Day 1 (Grades 4 & 7)

29--STAAR Math (Grades 5 & 8)

30--STAAR Writing Day 2 (Grades 4 & 7)

30--STAAR Reading (Grades 5 & 8)

31-STAAR EOC English II


4-15--STAAR ALT 2 Assessment Window (3-8 & EOC)

4-8--ES & HS Art Performance ACP (Grades 5, 9-12)

12-15--Student Survey Window (Grades 3-12)

12-22--ITBS/LOGRAMOS Window (K-2)

18-19--ES Gym ACP (Grade 4)

18-29--Secondary Band Performance ACP (Grades 6-12)

20-21-ES Music Performance ACP (Grade 3)


9-24--Middle School Gym Performance ACP (Grades 6-8)

16-19--Middle School Art Performance ACP (Grade 7)

2-6--STAAR EOC Algebra I, Biology, US History (9-12)

9--STAAR Math (Grades 3,4,6,7)

9--STAAR Math Re-test (Grades 5 & 8)

10--STAAR Reading (Grades 3,4,6,7)

10--STAAR Reading Re-test (Grades 5 & 8)

11--STAAR Science (Grades 5 & 8)

12--STAAR Social Studies (Grade 8)

2-27--Istation's ISIP Assessment EOY (K-2)

18-26--ACP (Grades 3-5)


27-June 2--ACP (Grades 6-12)

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