PINKSTON POST

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

District Goals

Dr. Hinojosa outlined the district goals last week, please begin internalizing the goals and use them to guide your instructional decisions.

  • Goal 1: All students will exhibit Satisfactory or above performance on State assessments. Students below Satisfactory performance will demonstrate more than one year of academic growth;
  • Goal 2: Dallas ISD schools will be the primary choice for families in the district;
  • Goal 3: The achievement gap by race, ethnicity and social economic status will be no greater than 10 percentage points on all academic measures;
  • Goal 4: 95% of students will graduate. Of the graduates, 90% have qualifying scores for community college, college, military, or industry certification;
  • Goal 5: 95% of entering kindergarten students are school-ready on a multidimensional assessment;
  • Goal 6: All students will participate in at least one extracurricular or co-curricular activity each year.

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

EOC EXAMS ARE HERE!!

  • Algebra I
  • Biology
  • US History

Week at a Glance - TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK

Monday May 2

Professional Learning Community Theme: Effective Interventions & RTI

  • EOC Countdown Reviews
  • EOC Pep Assembly - Auditorium 3rd Period (Freshman only)
  • Lunch sponsored by Mercy Street in the Super Lounge

Tuesday May 3

Professional Learning Community Theme: Effective Lesson Planning

  • Algebra I EOC
  • Continental Breakfast & Coffee Sponsored by EIF, Starbucks & Sam's Club

Wednesday May 4 - Staff & Students Wear College T-Shirts

Professional Learning Community Theme: Effective Lesson Planning & Model Lessons

    • Biology EOC
    • "Candy Bag Surprise" sponsored by Student Council

    Thursday May 5

    Professional Learning Community Theme: District PD

    • U.S. History EOC
    • Ice Cream Social sponsored by Young Life during lunches(Super-lounge)
    • CIS Mentor Support Group in room 118

    Friday May 6

    Avenger Friday: Interventions/Gap Acceleration for Weak SE's

    • Spirit Day Staff Wear Black/Gold School Spirit Shirts and Jeans (NO Pass Needed)
    • EOC Make-Ups
    • Appreciation Lunch sponsored by Taverna (Super-lounge)

    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....Teachers should maintain a status of "Clear" for unsubmitted attendance
    7. When attending field trips, the teacher sponsor is responsible for taking attendance prior to leaving and submitting the list of participating students to Ms. Vargas BEFORE departure.

    A Tribute To Pinkston Teachers........

    My Impact as a Teacher
    I have come to a frightening conclusion.
    I am the decisive element in the classroom.
    It is my personal approach that creates the climate.
    It is my daily mood that makes the weather.
    As a teacher I possess tremendous power to make a child's life miserable or joyous.
    I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration.
    I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal.
    In all situations it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated, and a child humanized or dehumanized.
    by Haim Ginott

    Viking Superintendent's Scholarship Award Winners

    Congratulations to Selena Gomez and Marquez Johnson, recipients of the Superintendent's Scholarship Award for 2015-2016.
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    Viking Teachers - Post Your Excellence!

    Follow QR Code below for more details

    Password.... Vikings1

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    A Viking Birthday Wish!!

    • Charise Romeo 5/6
    • Iesha Upshaw 5/8
    • Kenneth Easley 5/8
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    Viking Playoff Baseball vs. Anna HS

    Friday, May 6th, 6:30pm to Saturday, May 7th, 2:30pm

    TBD

    Best of 3 Series

    TEI Roster Verification Window for Teachers

    Tuesday, May 10th, 8am to Wednesday, May 25th, 4:30pm

    This is an online event.

    Last Day to Submit Approved Purchase Requisitions

    Friday, May 13th, 8am-5pm

    This is an online event.

    SENIOR GRADES DEADLINE

    Thursday, May 19th, 10am

    This is an online event.

    All Senior grades due - NO EXCEPTIONS.