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"COMMITTED TO CHILDREN, COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE" 2015-2016

District Goals

Dr. Hinojosa outlined the district goals last week, please begin internalizing the goals and use them to guide your instructional decisions.

  • Goal 1: All students will exhibit Satisfactory or above performance on State assessments. Students below Satisfactory performance will demonstrate more than one year of academic growth;
  • Goal 2: Dallas ISD schools will be the primary choice for families in the district;
  • Goal 3: The achievement gap by race, ethnicity and social economic status will be no greater than 10 percentage points on all academic measures;
  • Goal 4: 95% of students will graduate. Of the graduates, 90% have qualifying scores for community college, college, military, or industry certification;
  • Goal 5: 95% of entering kindergarten students are school-ready on a multidimensional assessment;
  • Goal 6: All students will participate in at least one extracurricular or co-curricular activity each year.

Campus Goals & Targets

End of Course Exams

Algebra I, English I, English II - 65% STAAR at Level III ADV - 15%
Biology, U.S. History - 95% AP Exams - 10% College Readiness - 15%
ACP- 70% Passing in All Courses, Student Attendance - 95% All Grade Levels

4 DAYS UNTIL ACP EXAMS!!!

ACP exam scores are critical data points in the Teacher Excellence Initiative.

Week at a Glance "Week 5" 6th Six Weeks

SENIOR EXAM WEEK

Monday May 23

Professional Learning Community Theme: Effective Interventions & RTI

  • ACP Exam Reviews

Tuesday May 24

Professional Learning Community Theme: Effective Lesson Planning

  • ACP Exam Reviews

Wednesday May 25 - Staff & Students Wear College T-Shirts

Professional Learning Community Theme: Effective Lesson Planning & Model Lessons

    • ACP Exam Reviews
    • Senior Awards 9:00-11:00am in AUD
    • Senior Luncheon

    Thursday May 26

    Professional Learning Community Theme: District PD

    • ACP Exam Reviews
    • Last day for Seniors

    Friday May 27

    Avenger Friday: Interventions/Gap Acceleration for Weak SE's

    • Spirit Day Staff Wear Black/Gold School Spirit Shirts
    • ACP Exam Reviews

    Important Reminders

    1. Students should not be released from class without an official pass from the teacher... for an official pass see Mrs. Espinosa
    2. Doors are expected to open 10 minutes after the bell rings each period: following a tardy freeze
    3. Ear buds, food, and drinks are NOT allowed in class
    4. Staff should be visible in the hallways during passing periods, prompting students to class.
    5. All staff members are expected to model appropriate dress code per DISD policy....NO EXCEPTIONS
    6. ALL TEACHERS ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT ATTENDANCE BY 4:15 pm DAILY....Teachers should maintain a status of "Clear" for unsubmitted attendance
    7. When attending field trips, the teacher sponsor is responsible for taking attendance prior to leaving and submitting the list of participating students to Ms. Vargas BEFORE departure.

    P2LD.... Required Summer Professional Development for Teachers

    Teachers will now complete 14 credits (2 days) of Professional Development during the summer. Principals will communicate the Mandatory Summer Professional Development to all teachers so that they can plan accordingly.


    The Professional Development Department will work with Executive Directors from School Leadership, Teaching and Learning, Early Childhood, and other divisions to coordinate professional development offerings for the summer. Teachers and other professionals will be able to choose their summer PD schedule based on core content areas, grade levels, or specific instructional topics.


    *More Information coming this week during PLC's

    A Viking Birthday Wish!!

    • Mike Hernandez 5/23
    • Velma Turner 5/25
    • James Meaux 5/26
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    TEI Roster Verification Window for Teachers

    Tuesday, May 10th, 8am to Wednesday, May 25th, 4:30pm

    This is an online event.

    TEI Rebuttal Window in Oracle for Summative Performance Evaluations

    Monday, May 23rd, 8am to Monday, June 6th, 5pm

    This is an online event.

    DTR Snapshots Available

    Monday, May 23rd, 8am

    This is an online event.

    Student Surveys Available in Oracle for Teachers

    Monday, May 23rd, 8am

    This is an online event.