Carter Chronicle

The week of January 4-8

HAPPY NEW YEAR CARTER COALTION!

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Carter Mantra

"Every Scholar, Every Day, NO EXCUSES!"

Carter Coalition Mission

The Carter Coalition is committed to working collaboratively in leading the transformation needed for continuous academic success and equity for ALL scholars. We will work with parents and stakeholders to foster productive relationships to ensure ALL scholars are college and career ready!

Carter Coaliton Leverage Points

TEI

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

https://drive.google.com/a/dallasisd.org/file/d/0B4AZ46iTHbeXRi1hWEhWMm5zZkE/view?usp=sharing

December 7-January 14:

Wave 2: The DTR application portal will open for Wave 2 DTR-eligible teachers and teachers must submit their application by noon on January 14, 2016. Wave 2 teachers will receive an email the first week of December with the application link and optional DTR teacher trainings. View trainings by registering here

January 14
Wave 2 DTR application deadline (by noon)

https://drive.google.com/a/dallasisd.org/file/d/0B4AZ46iTHbeXcjJNeDVxbTI5OFk/view?usp=sharing

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STAAR TEST ANALYSIS TOOLS

Team, below are the STAAR Test Analysis Tools for you to utilize if you are not currently utilizing. The STAAR question stems are part of those tools that are beneficial for your campus in all core contents. This tool will help us prioritize backwards planning and the first Key Component of data-driven instruction: Assessment (Defining the Roadmap for Rigor).

http://olc.region10.org/pd/course/view.php?id=493&confirm=1

CARTER FIRE DRILLS FOR DECEMBER

Congratulations team for being 100% compliant with the monthly fire drills. Let's continue to work as a team to ensure we are compliant each month!

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

Monday, January 4, 2016

  • CAMPUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT-NO SCHOLARS
  • Mark Twain PD-( Ms. Torres & AF's)

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  • School Leadership Meeting 8:15-4:30 @ Haskell -(Ms. Torres)
  • CAMPUS STAFF WORKDAY- NO SCHOLARS

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

  • Mid-Year Carter High School @ Carter 10:30- w/ Principal and Leadership team
  • Mid-Year McNair @ McNair 1:30 w/ Principal and Leadership team
  • I-station's ISIP Assessment MOY (K-2) begins

Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • Mid-Year Atwell @ Atwell 10:30 w/ Principal and Leadership team

  • Mid-Year Birdie @ Birdie 1:30 w/ Principal and Leadership team

Friday, January 8, 2016

  • School Leadership Meeting 7:30-10:30 @ Haskell (Ms. Torres)
  • Check in Meeting w/Mr. Cordero (Ms. Torres) @ 10:30
  • ED/AF Coaching Meeting 2nd floor Conference Room @ 11:00
  • AASI Mtg. w/School Leadership (Ms. Torres/Mr. Luna) 1:00-2:15 (CANCELLED)
  • Mid-Year Patton Education Center @ Patton 1:00 w/ Principal and Leadership team

CARTER COALITION

PATTON RECEIVES THE CREST AWARD!

It is with pride and joy that I would like to inform you that Patton Education Center has been awarded with CREST (Counselors Reinforcing Excellence in Students in Texas) distinction by the Texas School Counselor Association (TSCA) for having implemented one of the best school counseling programs in the state of Texas during the 2014-15 academic school year. Patton was one of 56 schools that won this award out of the thousands of institutions that educate young minds in this state. Thank you to Patton and their Counselor for your contributions, hard work, and dedication to support counseling services initiatives.

Carter Coalition Christmas Luncheon

CONGRATULATIONS TO CARTER ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL- JOHN MATHEWS

Congratulations to Mr. Mathews from Carter High School for being accepted to the Doctoral program at UNT! We are so proud of you Mr. Mathews for representing our Feeder!

3-5 Cadre Training Topics for Cohort II (Elementary Principals ONLY)

Dates for Cohort II Training Sessions

  • Wednesday, January 13 @ Buckner Building
  • Wednesday, February 10 @ Nolan Estes
  • Wednesday. March 9 @ Nolan Estes
  • Wednesday, April 13 @ Nolan Estes
  • Wednesday, May 18 @ Nolan Estes
  • Wednesday, June 1 @ Nolan Estes


*All Training Sessions will be from 2:00-5:00PM- Send Literacy Coach and 2 strong teachers who can deliver the PD to your staff successfully*

OPEN CARRY LAW GOES INTO EFFECT ON JANUARY 1, 2016

With the new open carry law going into effect on January 1, it is going to be important to communicate this law and its impact with your campuses during your January 4 PD day. It will remain illegal under the new law for a licensed gun holder to bring their firearm onto school property. Ensure you show your staff the brief video with Chief Miller explaining the law and then some questions and answers to help guide campus personnel.

HB 1842 Rollout- 2016 Timeline Update

Please take note of the following 2016 dates for the required development of a Turnaround Plan for Improvement Required 2,3,4,5 campuses

  • January 22, 2016: Turnaround Plan Template and instructions are released by TEA.
  • January 25, 2016: Webinar for campuses and PSPs regarding development of the Turnaround Plan. TEA plans to have a monthly webinar to answer questions that campuses encounter in the development of the Turnaround Plan.

  • February 11 and 12, 2016: Training for IR 2, 3, 4, and 5 campus Principals, EDs, and PSP at Region 10. One needs to attend either February 11 or 12.

  • April 15, 2016: DISD Turnaround Plans submitted to Dr. Chernosky for May Board Agenda Item.

  • May 1, 2016: Submission deadline of Turnaround Plan to TEA.

  • June 1, 2016: Board Approval of Turnaround Plans no later than June 1.

  • June 15, 2016: Commissioner Approval of School Turnaround Plans.

NEWS YOU CAN USE.................

JANUARY:

14th- Wave 2 DTR application deadline( by noon)

15th- deadline to report snapshot in US schools data

26th- Deadline to send homemade thanking cards for your designated Board Trustee. Please send cards to the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Community Relations

26th-Rookie Roundtable-Haskell 2nd Floor Conference room

28th- Board Appreciation @ Ross Ave 4:30PM


FEBRUARY:

9h- The Management Center training all day-Twain, McNair, Manns, and Carter

A MESSAGE FROM OUR ACADEMIC FACILITATORS

Data-Driven Instruction Key Components

  • Check out the Snapshot on Assessment video that helps understand the 1st key component of Data Driven Instruction: Assessment.

ELAR 4th Six-Weeks Objectives

You can access the unpacked 4th Six-Weeks learning objectives here. Campus next steps – use the unpacked objectives to help plan the 4th six-weeks unit and lessons.

Feeder-wide Benchmark

February 16-19 is our feeder-wide full practice STAAR assessment for 3-10 STAAR assessed courses. This is our 4th six-weeks feeder-wide interim assessment.

  • How will your campus determine the testing schedule for those 4 days?

  • How will your campus determine the daily 4-hour (5-hour for English I and II) testing schedule each day?

January CIC/AF meetings

  • Math CIC’s meet on January 8 to review drafts of the Math Benchmarks. Time is TBD.

  • All CIC’s meet on January 15 for coaching & Data-driven adjustments. Time is TBD.

Writing Scoring Party

Saturday, Feb. 20 is our 4 hour writing scoring party for 4th, 7th, English I and English II from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Location TBD). We will score all essays, open-responses, and create an intervention plan based upon individual student data pulled directly out of student writing. Will you provide extra-duty pay to compensate teachers for this day?

A MESSAGE FROM YOUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.........

Carter Coalition,


Happy New Year to each and every one of you!


January is always about fresh beginnings and positive change. The promise of the New Year and all the possibilities that exist for our children and their future is surreal. John F. Kennedy once said, "Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future." Here is to a New Year and new possibilities for ALL of our scholars!


Happy New Year to each of you! Let's make 2016 the best year ever!

TESTING AT A GLANCE

JANUARY

6-27--I-station'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) (This date will be clarified)

29--STAAR Math (Grades 5 & 8)

30--STAAR Writing Day 2 (Grades 4 & 7) (This date will be clarified)

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

CARTER COALITION SCHOOL LEADERSHIP

  • David W. Carter High School: Principal, Fred Davis III
  • John L. Patton Academic Center: Principal, Leslie Swann
  • STEAM Hulcy Middle School: Principal, Jonica Crowder-Lockwood
  • William H. Atwell Law Academy: Principal, Selena Deboskie
  • Barbara Manns Education Center: Principal, LeTrice Portley
  • Ronald McNair Elementary: Principal, Ariss Rider
  • T. G. Terry Elementary: Principal, Alicia Bradley
  • Birdie Alexander Elementary: Principal, Valarie Kendrick
  • Mark Twain Vanguard: Principal, Derrick Ross
  • Adelle Turner Elementary: Principal, Michael Nickson
  • Martin Weiss Elementary: Principal, Shundra Brown
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DISD CORE BELIEFS:

Our main purpose is to improve student academic achievement.

Effective instruction makes the most difference in student academic achievement.


There is no excuse for poor quality instruction.


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.