PINKSTON POST

"COMMITTED TO CHILDREN, COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE" 2015-2016

Core Beliefs

  • Our main purpose is to improve student academic achievement.

  • Effective instruction makes the most difference in student academic performance.

  • There is no excuse for poor quality instruction.

  • With our help, at risk students will achieve at the same rate as non-at risk students.

  • Staff members must have a commitment to children and a commitment to the pursuit of excellence.

Campus Goals & Targets

End of Course Exams

Algebra I, English I, English II - 65% STAAR at Level III ADV - 15%
Biology, U.S. History - 95% AP Exams - 10% College Readiness - 15%
ACP- 70% Passing in All Courses, Student Attendance - 95% All Grade Levels

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16 DAYS to ENGLISH End Of Course Exams!!!!

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Week at a Glance ~ 5th Six Weeks

Monday February 22

Professional Learning Community Theme: Data Review, RTI, Interventions

  • Welcome Israel Cordero - Dallas ISD Deputy Chief Site Visit

Tuesday February 23 - College Day Staff & Students Wear College T-Shirts

Professional Learning Community Theme: Effective Lesson Planning

Focus:

  1. HOT QUES using Pinkston Questioning Protocol
  2. Checks for Understanding
  • Black History Luncheon - Super Lounge

Wednesday February 24

Professional Learning Community Theme: Effective Lesson Planning & Model Lessons

  • SAMS Meeting 10:00am
  • New Teacher Academy Make-Up Session 4:30pm

Thursday February 25

Professional Learning Community Theme: District PD

  • Communities in Schools - Mentor/Support Group Day in room 118

Friday February 26

"AVENGER Intervention Initiative" ~ Staff Wear Avenger Shirts: JEANS Allowed ONLY for staff who present Jean Day Pass to Mrs. Reyna


Professional Learning Community Theme: Teacher Nuts & Bolts

Review/Reteach/ Reassess Weak SE's from this week's DOL's & Assessments
Sample Teacher PLC Activities (On Your Own):

  1. Lesson Planning
  2. Parent Contacts
  3. Profiling/Data Review
  4. Material prep for lessons
  5. Personal PD (video modules) via School-net, Curriculum Central, or Region X
  • Black History Month Assembly 1:30pm-2:25pm
Saturday February 27

EOC STAAR Prep Academy 9:00am - 12:00pm English Language Arts

VIKING BIG ROCKS..... Moving Instruction to Proficiency


  • Math - Student Reference Sheets/ Anchor Charts
  • Science - Vocabulary Journal Usage
  • Social Studies - Vocabulary Development & History Alive Implementation
  • ELAR - Balance Literacy & Text Based Evidence: Anchor Charts, Annotation Strategies

Campus Wide

  • USAGE of PINKSTON QUESTIONING PROTOCOL
  • Evidence of Student SELF-Profiling
ESL TOP 5

1. Question Stems & Sentence Starters

  • (Pinkston Questioning Protocol
  • Discussion Response Frames) Peer Interactions

2. Peer Interaction

  • Think, Read, Write, Pair, Share
  • Peer Tutoring (Expert - Novice)
  • Table-Talk
  • Partner Reading
3. Vocabulary Development
  • Interactive Word Wall
  • Words Across Contexts
4. Graphic Organizers
  • Frayer Model
  • Venn Diagram
  • T Charts
  • Story Board
  • Concepts Web
  • Timeline

5. Manipulatives

  • 3-D Flip Foldables
  • Card Sorts/ Hands-On Labs
  • Tiles

Important Reminders

  1. Students should not be released from class without an official pass from the teacher... for an official pass see Mrs. Espinosa
  2. Doors are expected to open 10 minutes after the bell rings each period: following a tardy freeze
  3. Ear buds, food, and drinks are NOT allowed in class
  4. Staff should be visible in the hallways during passing periods, prompting students to class.
  5. All staff members are expected to model appropriate dress code per DISD policy....NO EXCEPTIONS
  6. ALL TEACHERS ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT ATTENDANCE BY 4:15 pm DAILY
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Viking Birthday Wishes!

Marcus Sobers 2/24
Shonda Agbor 2/26

Girls Soccer vs. Adamson

Monday, Feb. 22nd, 6pm

8901-9057 South Polk Street

Dallas, TX

Viking Baseball vs. North Dallas

Tuesday, Feb. 23rd, 6:30pm

3120 North Haskell Avenue

Dallas, TX

Girls Softball vs. W.T. White

Tuesday, Feb. 23rd, 4:30pm

4505 Ridgeside Drive

Dallas, TX

Viking Tennis vs. Lincoln

Tuesday, Feb. 23rd, 5pm

6200 East Grand Avenue

Dallas, TX

Girls Softball vs. Hilcrest

Wednesday, Feb. 24th, 6pm

8233 Military Parkway

Dallas, TX

Pinkston Baseball vs. Lake Worth/OD Wyatt

Thursday, Feb. 25th, 6pm

Everman, TX, United States

Everman, TX

Girls Soccer vs. Madison

Friday, Feb. 26th, 6pm

Sprague Stadium, Dallas, TX, United States

Dallas, TX

Viking Baseball vs. Poly-Tech

Friday, Feb. 26th, 4pm

Everman, TX, United States

Everman, TX

Girls Soccer vs. Thomas Jefferson

Saturday, Feb. 27th, 10am

Franklin Field, Dallas, TX

Viking New Teacher Academy

Friday, Feb. 26th, 7:45am

2200 Dennison Street

Dallas, TX

Attention all NEW Teachers........

Due to the 2/19 being the last day of the 4th Six Weeks, The New Teacher Academy will be moved to 2/26. A make-up session for the 1st session will be held on 2/17 at 4:30pm

Dell Laptop Update

Monday, Feb. 29th, 1pm

Pinkston HS Library

A team of Dell representatives will be at Pinkston on Monday, February 29, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. in the Library for 2 hours to apply mandatory updates for the configuration of student and staff Dell Latitude E7350 laptops.

Please drop off your laptops off at the Library the afternoon of Monday February 29, 2016. Ensure your laptop is labeled with your full name and room number. This can be done by placing a sticky note or a sheet of paper inside.

Purposeful Arrangements - Seating Impacts Instruction!