W. H. ADAMSON FEEDER PATTERN

"All Together Adamson--Excellence In Action"

The Week of September 28, 2015

THE MISSION OF OUR WORK

The Adamson Feeder Pattern will work collaboratively with all parents and stakeholders to ensure ALL students are college and career ready by providing rigorous, highly engaging, quality instruction.

ADAMSON FEEDER PATTERN LEVERAGE POINTS

FEEDER KUDOS ARE IN ORDER!

Check out this video about students at ADAMSON HIGH SCHOOL!


https://youtu.be/0u4x1wnjuQY


KUDOS to Botello ES for hosting Greg Fields from Channel 8 during a Weather Minds Assembly last week!

ATTENTION OFFICE MANAGERS!

The WAIP has many action items for principals. Please help keep things organized by reading and reviewing the memos with your principals. Thank you for taking care of your leaders and for helping them be successful!

ACP FALL FILM FESTIVAL REGISTRATION IS OPEN! PLEASE REGISTER!

Please encourage your teachers to attend the ACP viewings being offered. Elementary viewings will be held at Adamson HS and secondary will be at the Buckner Building.


REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED


https://assessment.dallasisd.org/teachers/ACPViewing

THE PRINCIPAL 50

Critical Leadership Questions for Inspiring Schoolwide Excellence

Chapter 2: SCHOOL BRAND

Question: Do I regularly reinforce the notion that my students will succeed specifically because they are enrolled in my school?


This is a great question. What narrative do you have for the students enrolled at your school? How do they know that they are special just by attending your school?


Craft a statement to inspire your students to feel that they are in a unique environment specifically designed to ensure their academic success.


Here's to a great week of teaching and learning!


*Exerpts taken from the book The Principal 50 by Baruti Kafele

LITERACY CADRE CORNER

Professional Development for 3-5 grade reading cadre members will be October 29, 2015 from 2-5. Your cadre team should spend the next six weeks implementing what was learned during last week's training on Generating Text Dependent Questions through content PLCs and classroom observations to look for implementation.


The next round of PD for K-2 reading teachers will be October 5-7. Please remind teachers who have been in attendance to arrive on time and ready for learning. Thank you to our host sites for accommodating this training.

TEI TIDBITS

Be sure to read the "TEI NEWS" emails that come from DISDNEWS each week.


September 14-17

Principals will receive TEI teacher evaluation scorecards and should hold conferences with required teachers.

September 18

Teachers will receive electronic versions of their scorecards via oracle self-service. Principals are asked to remain available until 8:00 PM on this date to answer any questions.

September 18-October 1

Teacher rebuttal window in oracle for TEI evaluation scorecard

September 28

Teachers submit SLO Goal-Setting and PDPs in schoolnet.

October 1

Principals must score and approve SLOs & PDPs by today

October 6

TEI Expert Meting @ Wilmer Hutchins HS 4:45-5:45

A Note From Your Executive Director...

Team,


I am looking forward to visiting campuses this week to finish up Cycle 1 for some campuses and to begin Cycle 2 for others. As we enter the new six weeks grading period, we will be focusing on your common assessment data, looking for areas of improvement as well as places where intervention is needed.


The key to improvement is to give regular feedback to teachers. For that reason, ensure that your administrative team calibrates on a regular basis and that teachers are being observed at least once every 2-3 weeks. Feedback should be timely and should state specific areas for improvement. Remember to use "powerful polish" with your team!


Thank you for all of your dedication and commitment as you meet the various deadlines this week. Reach out if you have any questions or concerns.


Here's to a great week of teaching and learning!

ALL TOGETHER ADAMSON!


Ms. Hill

THIS WEEK AT-A-GLANCE

Monday, September 28, 2015

    • SLOs and PDPs must be in SchoolNet Today
    • Meeting at Peeler 8:00 AM
    • Campus Visit @ Reagan 10:00
    • Campus Visit @ Hogg 12:30
    • SBDM Meeting at Peeler 3:30


    T
    uesday, September 29, 2015
    • School Leadership Meeting with Dr. Bravo 7:30-8:15 @ Haskell (Ms. Hill)
    • District-Wide ACT Testing Today
    • Project MALE Planning Session @ Cedar Valley 9:00
    • Campus Visit @ Adamson 10:00
    • Campus Visit @ Gilliam 12:30
    • Meeting with Cedar Valley @ Gilliam 2:00


    Wednesday, September 30, 2015
    • Total Workday Control Outlook Seminar @ Haskell 8:15-4:15 (Ms. Hill)
    • Campus Communications Liaisons program Kickoff @ Adamson HS 3:00 (send your rep to this meeting please)


    Thursday, October 1, 2015

    • SLOs and PDPs Must Be Approved Today by Evaluators
    • Teaching and Learning Supporting Excellence: Thursdays with Teaching & Learning 7:30-9:00 (Ms. Hill)
    • SLO Conferences @ Gilliam 10:00-4:10


    Friday,October 2, 2015

    • Action Plans Due to Ms. Hill Today
    • School Leadership Meeting 7:30 AM @ Haskell (Ms. Hill)
    • Cadre Meeting @ Haskell 9:00 (Ms. Hill)
    • Hispanic Heritage Luncheon @ Adamson HS 1:00 PM
    • SLO Conferences @ Gilliam 1:30-4:10 (Approval deadline for Gilliam Today)
    • Adamson vs Kimball Football Game @ Sprague 7:30 PM
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    OUR FAMILY OF FEEDER SCHOOLS

    • W.H. Adamson High School, Principal Jaine Ortega
    • Kathryn Joy Gilliam Collegiate Academy, Principal Tamara Francis
    • Hector P. Garica Middle School, Principal Gary Auld
    • Felix G. Botello Elementary, Principal Reyna Sotelo
    • James Bowie Elementary, Principal Noelle Wilson
    • James Hogg Elementary, Principal Jairo Casco
    • John F. Peeler, Principal Sofia Villarreal
    • John Reagan Elementary, Principal Ruby Ramirez

    TESTING-AT-A-GLANCE

    SEPTEMBER

    1-25 Istation's ISIP Assessment BOY (K-2)

    29--ACT (Grade 12)


    OCTOBER

    14--PSAT (Grade 10)


    DECEMBER

    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)


    JANUARY

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


    MARCH

    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


    APRIL

    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)


    MAY

    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)


    **This chart will be updated as necessary