Team Talk

January 4, 2016

Happy New Year!

Welcome back to an exciting New Year! We trust that you experienced the three R's (rest, relaxation and rejuvenation) over the last two weeks. The new year provides us with the opportunity to abandon the past and renew commitments to push ourselves to be better than we were professionally and personally.

We are with you on the road to renewed commitments and look forward to supporting your professional goals as we strive to achieve our mission.

January 4th and 5th

We will begin our PD promptly at 9:00 on January 4th in Room 348. Muffins, fruit and coffee will be available at 8:30. Waffles will be provided on Tuesday between 8:15 and 8:45 in room 348. We will meet at 3:30 in room 348 for updates and next steps.

Curriculum maps for the 4th 6weeks and the first 3 week assessments are due to the appropriate folder by the end of the day on the 5th. Project/problem planning forms should be posted on your project board by Wednesday morning. If you need assistance ask your department chair/team leader.

Our work for the day will focus on excellence in PBL and will include opportunities for solution-orientation, collaboration and risk-taking in a positive environment. The 5th will be a team/department planning day to ensure we achieve our 2015-16 goals.

No energy vampires allowed on our bus!

ACP Results

The fall ACP passing rate results are noted below:

Algebra I 16.5%

Algebra II P-AP 26%

Algebra II 25.5%

Geometry P-AP 25.7%

Geometry 58.5%

Pre-Cal P-AP 29.7%

Pre-Cal 22.2%

Biology P-AP 30%

Chemistry P-AP 32.4%

Chemistry 66.7%

Physics P-AP 28%

English 1 P-AP 55.2%

English I 50%

English II P-AP 52.5% passing

English II 85.7%

World Geography 57.5%

World History P-AP 68%

World History 66.7%

Art 95.5%

Health 90.5%

Spanish I 72.5%

Spanish II 47.1%

We celebrate the year to year increased performance in English II P-AP and Chemistry P-AP. Additional celebrations include the following areas that outperformed the district: Chemistry, English I, Health, World History, Let's not forget to acknowledge Art for maintaining a 90% plus passing rate that matched the district's performance level.

Focused attention will be given to upcoming data sets, planning interventions and Leaning Labs to ensure we continue to improve the level of student achievement as measured by passing and advance performance results on the measures outlined in Key Action 1.

Open Carry Law Signage

Over the break, Dallas ISD Police placed signage on the doors denoting how concealed and open carry laws apply to schools. In a nutshell, guns are not permitted on school grounds. Although I have not received it to date, Dallas ISD police plans to provide a video about the law for our viewing.

DeVeaux's Schedule

Feeder Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 7th, 9am-12pm

2909 North Buckner Boulevard

Dallas, TX