Charger News

October 12-October 18, 2015

As long as we make excuses, we will justify staying where we are. There are no excuses for settling for mediocrity.

Joel Olsteen

Failure Rate versus Student Success

Its important to all of us to help our students be successful in the classroom. Two grades a week are the minimum expectation, not the maximum. Students who miss days should be given equal time to make up missed assignments and students that have struggles should be assisted through a system of supports that are designed to help students be successful and increase there chances of success.


1. Make-Up Work Folder

2. Phone calls home

3. Parent portal

4. Tutoring after school

5. Small group support during class

6. Homework help through online sites

Reading and Writing

Ultimately, we want students to leave our campus with the necessary skills to be successful in college. Three vital skills needed to be successful in college include reading, writing, and speaking. How often do students read, write, or speak in your class? Are you intentional about creating these opportunities in your class? Or is the class the same old sit and get method where the teacher talks and the students sit and listen to a lecture? A lecture that does not include a system for proficient note taking, or opportunities to discuss the ideas could almost be considered a waste of time. When was the last time you demanded and supported student discourse or writing that you felt would support learning on a collegiate level.

Diversity is such a strength

If you did not get a chance to see Moncie Gomez as she danced the night away as Homecoming Queen with our Homecoming King, you missed a beautiful sight. Our students embraced Moncie, a special needs student, the same way they would embrace any other student that attends Emmett J. Conrad High School. The administrative team talked about how special it was to be a part of such a dynamic student body. As our students show empathy and a willingness to support each other in their respective challenges, our diversity is such a strength. This is a strong component of our culture that we want to continue to develop through collaboration of student organizations. Ideally PALS and the Spanish club could complete a service project together, or the football team and Student Council could work together to complete a community project. These interactions present great opportunities for all students to grow as the move towards becoming citizens who will lead our diverse society.

Announcements

  1. ASVAP and PSAT will be administered on Wednesday
  2. Please post lesson plans in a visible place for visitors to access. (Remember lesson plans should reflect pacing by the minute for components within the lesson plan)
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Parent Conference Night

Monday, Oct. 12th, 5pm

7502 Fair Oaks Avenue

Dallas, TX

Conrad Vs. Hillcrest High School-Volleyball

Tuesday, Oct. 13th, 6pm

9924 Hillcrest Road

Dallas, TX

Conrad Vs. Woodrow Wilson High School-Football

Thursday, Oct. 15th, 7:30pm

9924 Hillcrest Road

Dallas, TX

Conrad Vs. Woodrow Wilson High School Football-Junion Varsity

Wednesday, Oct. 14th, 6pm

9924 Hillcrest Road

Dallas, TX

Multicultural Festival 2
Pep Rally 3