Bryan Adams Feeder Pattern Updates

April 4, 2016

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Community Conversation with the Superintendent

Tuesday, April 5th, 6pm

2101 Millmar Drive

Dallas, TX

Join Superintendent of Schools Michael Hinojosa in an informal meeting to discuss topics that are important to you and to give feedback and suggestions about issues affecting students and the district.

Bryan Adams High School
2101 Millmar
Dallas, TX 75228

For Bryan Adams Feeder Patterns

Office of Family and Community Engagement
Phone: (972) 925-3916

Obama Sends Letter to Class at Casa View

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BA Destination Imagination Team Advances to Globals

Bryan Adams High School was represented by two DI Teams at the State Competition. The team, Tacos and Dog competed in the Scientific Challenge, In Plain Sight and was amazing in their performance of their solution. The team members are Cesar Garica, Lily Vu, Mario Mendez, Diego Talavera, Carolina Salmeron, Matthew Figueroa, and Andres Garcia.

The Project Outreach team, Superior Nobility and will advance to Globals May 23 - 29, 2016 with the project focusing on Vehicular Heatstroke in children. The team members are Gabriel Gomez, Jorge Pompa, Celine Espinoza, Leslie Calvillo, and Claudia Hernandez. The team had an amazing performance and placed third in their category.

Hill Librarian Wins Award

Congratulations to Hill's librarian, Ms. Rodriguez, for being the recipient of the Siddie Jo Johnson Award!!

The Siddie Joe Johnson Award is presented to a public or school librarian to recognize outstanding achievement in children’s library service.

The SJJ Award was named in honor of Siddie Joe Johnson, who served as Children's Librarian and Coordinator of Children's Services for the Dallas Public Library for twenty-seven years. Ms. Johnson, a published poet and author, was the recipient of awards from the Poetry Society of Texas and the Texas Institute of Letters, as well as from the American Library Association for her work in children's library service.

Nominees are evaluated on the basis of outstanding or innovative programs, a sustained high level of performance, leadership ability, involvement in professional organizations, community involvement, and cooperation with parents and other libraries, especially outside their own system.

BA Golf Tournament

What a great day for the inaugural Bryan Adams golf tournament! Thanks you to our family, friends, and alumni for your continued support. Special thanks to Gil BABER, Mark Ramsey and John Lohrengel

Sports Day at Sanger

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Academic Facilitators and Coaches

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BA Student Serves on the Dallas Youth Commission

While some teenagers obsess over selfies and the size of their Snapchat following, one DISD student has lived a life more real than most people could ever imagine. Mu Di is a refugee from Burma, also known as Myanmar, a country 8,500 miles away from Bryan Adams High School, in east Dallas.

For decades, its people have endured civil war and military rule. Ten years ago, her family came to Texas to escape violence, despite speaking no English. “There was war. Each year, there was a group of soldiers who came and burned all the houses, killed the women. Rapes. Took the men, killed the child," Di said. "They have no mercy, at all." What Mu Di has seen makes her a much different kind of high school junior. “A lot of students, they may think, 'Oh, I want to solve this problem,' or, 'this is a problem in the world,’" said Victoria Irvine, Di’s drama teacher. "But she is actually taking the steps to solve it."

One of those steps is pretty big. It’s called the Dallas Youth Commission. They are student leaders providing insight and advice to the Dallas City Council. Di never applied for this coveted spot. Instead, when Councilmember Mark Clayton met her at a community event, he was so impressed, he asked her to apply. “I was shocked,” Di said. “You meet people who are special, and she was just special,” Councilmember Clayton said

Di is interested in shining a light on human rights issues, domestic abuse, and, generally, making the world a better place.“I want to be that person where someone says, ‘Because of you, this wouldn’t happen,’” she said. If you’re having doubts about if we can still leave the world a better place than we found it, it may be because you haven’t yet met Mu Di.

Families Send Gill Students Letters of Encouragement for the STAAR


This week, all Dallas ISD Elementary Schools will be hosting an open house/round-up for prospective Pre-K students! Please pass the word around for our district as well as our feeder. We have open spots for incoming FOUR YEAR OLDS in all of our schools.

BA Cadets Attend Little Mermaid at Fair Park

Thirteen cadets from the Bryan Adams High School Leadership Academy were treated to a night out, eating at a fire oven pizzeria and going to see The Little Mermaid Musical. All of the students had a great time and really enjoyed the show!
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BA Students Rally the Campuses for STAAR

Damen Lopez Presents "No Excuses Leadership" to Assistant Principals

Hill's Cookie Box Creation Team Wins

Hill's Cookie Box Creation Team won the 2016 Peoples Choice Award and was recognized at the Ceremony on Sunday, April 3 at the Galleria. Thanks to all who voted and encouraged their students, friends and family to vote. We could not have won this award without each of your votes.

Please congratulate our Team Members:Lesley Zamora, Edendy Rodriguez, Gevanna Ruiz, Alexis Albright, Alexis Bailey Smith, Terren Heard, Valeria Leos, Madelyn On, Bella Pasion, Danielle Pringle, Ingrid Ramirez, Pamela Agapito, Paris Cook, Alejandra Gamez, Arnasia Kelly, Jackie Lauriano, Loren Morales, Jazmine Piedra, Ashley Zelaya

Bryan Adams UIL One Act Play

Bryan Adams presented THE INSANITY OF MARY GIRARD by Lanie Robertson, on Friday, April 1st & Saturday, April 2nd at 7PM in the BAHS auditorium.

This is the show the school took to U.I.L. One Act Play competition. U.I.L. One Act Play competition is a timed event in which students have seven minutes to set the stage up using the unit set, 40 minutes to perform their show and seven minutes to strike, or tear down, the set. It is a highly competitive event and Bryan Adams theater students displayed professionalism, tenacity and positive attitudes throughout the entire event.

Senior Marlene Sosa was awarded a medal for All-star tech crew; Senior Victoria Velasco and Sophomore Salma Villegas, were both awarded medals for honorable mention all start cast.


Bryan Adams Belles

Proudly Present

The 9th Annual Dance Spring Show


Thursday-April 28th * Friday-April 29th * Saturday- April 30th

Bryan Adams Auditorium @ 6:30 p.m.

Special performances by DanceVersity Hip-Hop Crew, BA Dance Company, Kellie Spirit Dancers, Dance Classes, Gaston Dancers, Hill Dancers, Cultural Dancers, BA Belle families, BA Teacher Crew, BA Thespians, Tech Crew, BA Cheerleaders, and the BA Drum Line.

Literacy Cadre

The next round of PD for K-2 reading teachers is scheduled April 11, 13, 14. The schedule will be adjusted based on Monday being an inclement weather day. look for the new date.

Professional Development for 3-5 grade reading cadre members will be on April 7.

Teacher Excellence Initiative

Student surveys will be administered the week of April 11. Have your teachers begin to prepare students by explaining to them what the instrument is and what to expect. You will also need to plan for the administration of the survey and include it in your instructional calendars.

In May, teachers will verify their rosters in order to verify the students will be included in the calculation of their student achievement results.

MAY 19th is the last day that administrators can score the SLO Goal Accomplishment for teachers. Please plan with your teachers to ensure that they enter appropriate information in a timely manner so that this goal can be met.

MAY 19th is also the last day to enter extended observations and summatives in schoolnet.

May 23-June 6 will be the teacher rebuttal window in oracle for summative performance evaluations.

June 2 is the last day to conduct spot observations and the last day to hold the summative conferences.


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Monday April 4, 2016

  • PK Registration begins

Tuesday April 5, 2016

      • Literacy Cadre - Grades 3-5
      • Conversations with the Superintendent at Bryan Adams
      • Cougar Clean-Up Meeting

      Wednesday April 6, 2016

      • Principals' Focus Group

      Thursday April 7, 2016

      Friday April 8, 2016

      Monday, April 11, 2016

      • Inclement Weather Day/Campuses Closed/Central Office Open

      Testing Dates


      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)


      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)


      • Bryan Adams High School - Principal Richard Kastle
      • Gaston Middle School - Principal Susie Stauss
      • Hill Middle School - Principal Candace Ruiz
      • Bayles Elementary - Principal Robby Wilson
      • Casa View Elementary - Principal Oscar Aponte
      • Gill Elementary - Principal Damien Stovall
      • Hexter Elementary - Principal Jennifer Jackson
      • Kiest Elementary - Principal Yazmine Cruz
      • Reilly Elementary - Principal Marion Jackson
      • Reinhardt Elementary - Principal Phoebe Montgomery
      • Sanger Elementary - Principal Hector Martinez
      • Smith Elementary - Principal Lora Morris

      Executive Director, Bryan Adams Feeder Pattern

      Barbara Martin - English/Language Arts Academic Facilitator

      Kelly Morgan - Math/Science Academic Facilitator