April 4, 2016
4th Nine Weeks
Achievement Gap-Let's Reduce It!
As educators we try to determine and understand the differences between a child’s potential and how to increase his/her actual achievement. We have been meeting as an At-risk Committee to do just that. This Wednesday we will be looking at those students who have failed multiple classes, failed STAAR, have attendance issues, are in loss of credit, and have more than three ISS assignments. As we identify the students who may need our attention, we will do our best to identify strategies that may help them bridge a gap that has prevented them from being successful.
District UIL Academics
The following are our winners from this past weekends District UIL Academics. Congratulations to these students and the teachers who coached them over the past months.
Landon Brickey-3rd Place Accounting
Jonathan White-3rd Place Computer Science
Lauren Bailey-5th Place Headline Writing
Kayla Temshiv-1st Place Poetry Interpretation
Samuel Babbidge-4th Place Prose Interpretation
Lyndie Ho-5th Place Social Studies
Daanish Khazi-Syed-6th Place Social Studies
Sarah Putney-Top Chemistry Student
Brendan King-5th Place Science
Ashton Clopton-5th Place Poetry
Science Team-2nd Place
Academic Hall Pep Rally
We had one just recently for our English STARR this past week. It was conducted on the day of English I STAAR. It will continue to be important for us to support our students in all realms of their school life.
Past Student shares her success
Haley Orrantia invited many of the people who supported her while she lived in Highland Village. Her Theater Teachers, Rita Powers and Kevin Westbrook, were invited as well as all her past principals. It was such a nice evening to not only watch the movie, but also to hear how what a great person Haley has become. Very proud to know that many teachers at Marcus as well as our feeder pattern had a part in her success.
Girls Soccer Wins!
A game which went through overtime and to the second round of a shootout, the girls were eventually victorious. It really was a time to celebrate their hard work. Tuesday, they will take on Plano at The Colony HS. Let's be there at 7:00pm to give them our support.