Ridgeview Review

Week of January 18, 2016

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Staff Changes

Over the last couple of weeks, we have had some changes in our support staff. Susannah took a teaching position at another campus, Cecilio retired, Vera moved to TMI, and this Friday will be Tamara Bailey's last day with us as she moves to a campus that is closer to her home and children. We wish them the best in their new endeavors and hope they will always consider Ridgeview home.

We want to welcome our new Ridgeview family members!

* Shelby Hixson has joined the team in our LIFE classroom

* Rafaela Brito has joined our cafeteria team

Please make them feel welcome!

Please complete the district ELA survey by January 19. Click the link below to access.

ROCK Merchandise - new styles available!


How can I purchase ROCK merchandise?
1. All parents/students MUST login using your student’s ID number and student’s last name. If you are a staff member or community member, please create a GUEST account if you do not already have one, or login using the credentials you previously created.

2. Parents/students will click on the student’s name under ‘Who are you shopping for?’ Staff members and community members skip to step 3.

3. Under ‘Shop’, click on ‘Items At Any KISD Facility’, next to ‘School Type, click on ‘DISTRICT OFFICE’, next to ‘School’, click on ‘District Office’, then next to ‘Categories’, click on ‘ROCK Merchandise’.

4. Click on ‘Buy’ next to the item(s) you want to purchase, then click on ‘Checkout’ and follow the blue prompts to complete checkout and pay by credit/debit card. A printable receipt will automatically pop-up on the screen once your transaction is complete.

Keller ISD Literacy Institute

The 12 day Literacy Institute is designed to enhance authentic teaching in reading and writing using research-based interactive activities. Participants will experience the Institute from a learner’s perspective as trainers share writing strategies to help teachers differentiate to meet the needs of their students. The 8 days in the summer allow for teachers to earn their 6 hour updates for GT, Sheltered, and Exchange Days.

May 18-19, 25-26 and June 6-9, 13-16

Sessions are limited to 30 participants, so sign up early to reserve your spot. Completion of 12 days = 72 CPE hours, GT and Sheltered Instruction 6 hr. up-dates/exchange time.

Contact for additional information: Joanna.ratliff@kellerisd.net

Mc-Graw Hill Digital Material Purge

McGraw-Hill’s digital accounts for Texas Treasures/Tesoros (www.ConnectEd) will be purged on Wednesday, January 20th and will be unavailable for approximately 24 hours. The adjustments will include updating student usernames and rostering classes by individual class period. Rostering students will benefit those teachers that are departmentalized. When the accounts are restored student logins will be uploaded and simplified to coincide with other materials on our district platform.

For Students:

Username: student’s email address (can be found in Teacher Access Center)

Password: keller123

For Teachers:

Username: teacher’s email address

Password: Keller123

If you have any questions about this process, please contact McGraw-Hill at 1-800-437-3715. If you have any other questions, please contact the Joanna Ratliff.

CHAMPS Tip of the Week

Are you having trouble remembering to use your CHAMPS board? Consider assigning that to a student as a classroom job!

Next week at RES....


Holiday - ENJOY!


Becky and Jacque at administrator assessment training AM


Becky off campus at Principal's Meeting


4th grade math teachers in data talks (large conference room)

Jacque off campus at Instructional Rounds

Heather Varon on campus for coaching support

GLC Meeting - 3:30, large conference room

Ridgeview students lead the pledges at KISD Board Meeting - 6:30


Jacque at admin bldg all day