Willie Brown Academy Insider

August 7, 2019

Teacher Assignments

If you haven't already received your scholar's teacher assignment, please contact us at 817-299-5860 or stop by. We are releasing teacher assignments to those who have provided us a current POR.
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Parent Orientation Meetings

It is important to us that parents have a time to meet with their scholar's teacher at the beginning of the year to receive information pertinent to successful year. We have an opportunity for each grade level.

Kindergarten: Monday, August 12th 5:00-5:30 in the WBA Cafeteria (followed immediately by Meet the Teacher event in classroom)

1st Grade: Monday, August 19th 6:00-6:30 in classroom

2nd Grade: Monday, August 19th 6:30-7:00 in classroom

3rd Grade: Tuesday, August 20th 6:00-6:30 in classroom

4th Grade: Tuesday, August 20th 6:30-7:00 in classroom

2019-20 School Supply Lists

1st Day of School

On the 1st day of school (Wednesday 8/14), parents are welcome to walk their scholar to their class. Doors will open beginning at 7:30 AM. You will NOT have to check in the front office the first day. We do ask that you say your good-bye's and depart by 8:00 AM. Beginning Thursday (2nd day of school), anyone wanting to walk their child to class must check in the front office with picture ID and receive a visitor's pass.

PTA Tear & Cheers

After dropping off your scholar in class on Wednesday, 8/14, head over to the WBA library and join other parents to celebrate the beginning of the school year, console 1st time parents, and meet new friends!

What's all this business about ACADEMY?

Willie Brown staff believes in continuous improvement and we are excitedly launching a new version of our campus...WILLIE BROWN ACADEMY OF YOUNG SCHOLARS!!! We are so blessed to have the flexibility to add curriculum that focuses on GROWTH MINDSET, SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL LEARNING, and COLLEGE & CAREER AWARENESS! Teachers will weave this content into the rigorous academic curriculum we already teach while making sure we provide opportunities for our students to COMMUNICATE, CREATE, COLLABORATE, AND THINK CRITICALLY. WHY? We have a strong desire for our scholars to be college, career and LIFE ready...for whatever challenges they will face. By incorporating this curriculum into our teaching framework and partnering with our parents and community, we will build up scholars who will thrive in all they set out to do. #watchmesoar
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WBA Houses

At Willie Brown Academy, all scholars and staff are grouped into HOUSES. We have 5 houses....RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY, KINDNESS, HONESTY, and PRIDE. A house is a team consisting of staff scholars from each grade level. This is an opportunity for our scholars and staff to form relationships and make connections with staff and scholars from other classes and grade levels. Each house is represented by a specific color:



KINDNESS = yellow

HONESTY = green

PRIDE = blue

Kinder scholars and any new scholars to the campus will be sorted into their assigned house during the first week of school. All returning scholars will continue in the house they have been part of. Scholars and staff are encouraged to wear their house color on the last instructional day of the week to show unity and house pride.

Scholars are awarded house points for showing good character and exemplifying our core expectations (see photo below). House point drawings for prizes are done weekly and the leading house (most house points accumulated) will be awarded each grading period.

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Eagles Read! Summer Reading Program

WBE PTA supports our students reading growth by sponsoring Eagles Read!, as summer reading program. This is a great opportunity to encourage your scholar to continue their growth in and love for reading. The reading program is available to all WB scholars entering Kindergarten through 4th grade next school year (2019-20). Please see the linked document for more details and documentation of reading.

Eagles Read! Summer Reading Program

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