Bryan Adams Feeder Pattern Updates

February 8, 2016

Hill Students Honor Trustee Micciche

Robert T. Hill MS staff and students recognized Trustee, Dan Micciche, at an activity in the School Library Friday, January 29th. Students delivered speeches on the qualities of a leader and how Mr. Micciche exemplified those qualities. Two students from the Theater Acts Class gave monologues representing Mr. Micciche’s past and future. Everyone thanked Mr. Micciche’ s support for literacy, recess for all elementary students and for promoting programs for the academic success of all student.


Mr. Micciche and the audience were entertained with a piano performance by Mr. Joseph Scott. A reception followed where Mr. Micciche had the opportunity to share experiences with student leaders such as Student Council, Avid, STEM and Library leaders.

Passing of Ms. Maner, Teacher at Bryan Adams

Ms. Maner, chemistry teacher at Bryan Adams, passed unexpectedly this week. She was dedicated and inspirational to her students and education. Students dedicated their games and their personal performances in Ms. Maner's name. The BA students were tenacious in their support for each other.

Belles Take Gold

The Belles competed in the Showtime Winter Dance Classic at Wylie High School. With all of their hard work and dedication, they took home the gold!

Below is a list of the awards the girls received this weekend:


Officers

  • Sweepstakes and judges award (meaning that they received a 92 or higher on each routine)
  • Best in Category Hip-hop, Scores: 95,94,95
  • Best in Category Jazz, Sores: 98,98,98
  • Best in Category Novelty, Scores: 97, 95, 95
  • Honorable Mention (receiving medal) Captain's Solo-Vanessa Mondragon
  • Kick Master Award (receiving an individual trophy)-Rebecca Murillo (Only dancer out of the whole competition) WOW!
  • Champions Circle (Top award for Officers)


Team

  • Sweepstakes and judges award (meaning that they received a 92 or higher on each routine)
  • Best in Category Hip-hop, Scores: 93,97,96
  • Best in Category Pom, Scores: 95, 96,94
  • Best in Category Modern, Scores: 95,97,98
  • Special judges/applause award for the Modern Choreography for Creativity and Originality- Choreographed by Amy Solorio
  • GRAND CHAMPIONS AWARD (Top award for teams)

JROTC Accreditation

Bryan Adams JROTC had the Annual Junior Program Accreditation Inspection. The success of this inspection was the culmination of a lot of hard work from each and every cadet. Each company commander worked with every cadet to study every inspection question. All cadet leaders worked very hard to teach all new cadets how to march and understand the military protocols. The commanders and their staff worked very hard to inspect the uniforms of each and every cadet.


Part of the inspection was to explain the process from our service learning project. The briefing was presented by four cadets, one from each LET level. The staff also was responsible for briefing the process and the status of our battalion’s continuous improvement project. Finally, the inspection also included a portfolio inspection of cadets from each LET level. The battalion staff worked extremely hard coming after school and learning the briefing they had been working on since November. We are very proud of staff as well as each and every one of our cadets they did an amazing job we couldn't be more proud of them

BA JROTC Wins Orienteering Competition

Cadets competed in the Dallas ISD JROTC District Orienteering Competition. In this competition, cadets were given a compass and a map with designated points; the must go find these points on the ground. The cadets received:


Brown: 1st place Andres Garcia, 2nd place Jesus Trujillo

Orange: 1st place Aung Sei, 2nd place Bryan McCrary

Yellow: 3rd place Jessica Chavez

White: 2nd place Jesus Cervantes


JROTC District Championship Standings

Bryan Adams: First Place 27 Points

Smith Students Write - Skyline Students Illustrate

The Writing Club at Smith Elementary collaborated with the Skyline High School Graphic Design Department. Fourteen students were partnered with a Senior in the Graphics Department to illustrate their personal narrative story.


Each student's book will be published in English and Spanish. The Spanish III teacher at Skyline will provide the Spanish translation. Each student and his/her parent will receive one copy and Smith library will also receive a copy.


On April 21st, Skyline will have an art exhibition where all 14 students will feature their books and we will be inviting parents. The goal is to expand the program next year to include more 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade students.

JROTC Inspection

On January 25, 2016, we had our annual Junior Program Accreditation Inspection. The success of this inspection was the culmination of a lot of hard work from each and every cadet. Each company commander worked with every cadet to study every inspection question. All cadet leaders worked very hard to teach all new cadets how to march and understand the military protocols. The commanders and their staff worked very hard to inspect the uniforms of each and every cadet.

Part of the inspection was to explain the process from our service learning project. The briefing was presented by four cadets, one from each LET level. The staff also was responsible for briefing the process and the status of our battalion’s continuous improvement project. Finally, the inspection also included a portfolio inspection of cadets from each LET level. The battalion staff worked extremely hard coming after school and learning the briefing they had been working on since November. We are very proud of staff as well as each and every one of our cadets they did an amazing job we couldn't be more proud of them.

Once Upon A Mattress - BA Musical

Wednesday, March 2nd, 7pm

2101 Millmar Drive

Dallas, TX


Important Date Change! The show runs three days March 2nd - 4th at 7:00 pm in the BA Library
Opening night is Feeder Pattern Night. Feeder pattern students get in free if they wear their school spirit shirt. Photo opportunities with the cast after the show

National Signing Day

About 100 Dallas ISD graduating seniors were recognized for committing to scholarship offers from colleges and universities to play sports at the district’s annual National Signing Day event. Congratulations to the following Bryan Adams' students:



  • Keyhlin Cheely, Lindenwood College, football
  • Dexter Pringle, Tyler Junior College, football
  • Nathan Stewart, Sam Houston State University, football

Literacy Cadre

As a reminder, your cadre team should be implementing what was learned during the last 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 February 22, 23, and 24. 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.

New Teacher Excellence Initiative Website Now Live!

New Teacher Excellence Initiative Website Now Live!
We are pleased to announce the launch of a new TEI website. The site can be found by visiting tei.dallasisd.org The new and improved user-friendly site contains information and resources for current and future teachers, administrators and parents and community.

DATES

Monday February 8, 2016

  • Annual Acceptance of Acknowledgement of District Policy
  • Assistant Principal Focus Group

  • Tuesday February 9, 2016



      Wednesday February 10, 2016

      • 9:30 - STAAR Live Forum
      • Classroom Enrollment Verification Deadline
      • Destination Bryan Adams Meeting at Gaston


      Thursday February 11, 2016


      • Literacy Cadre - Grades 3-5



      Friday February 12, 2016

      Testing Dates

      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 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)

      BRYAN ADAMS FEEDER PATTERN

      • Bryan Adams High School - Principal Richard Kastle
      • Gaston Middle School - Principal Susie Stauss
      • Hill Middle School - Principal Candace Ruiz
      • Bayles Elementary - Principal Robby Wilson
      • Casa View Elementary - Principal Oscar Aponte
      • Gill Elementary - Principal Damien Stovall
      • Hexter Elementary - Principal Jennifer Jackson
      • Kiest Elementary - Principal Yazmine Cruz
      • Reilly Elementary - Principal Marion Jackson
      • Reinhardt Elementary - Principal Phoebe Montgomery
      • Sanger Elementary - Principal Hector Martinez
      • Smith Elementary - Principal Lora Morris

      Executive Director, Bryan Adams Feeder Pattern

      Barbara Martin - English/Language Arts Academic Facilitator

      Kelly Morgan - Math/Science Academic Facilitator