The Bethune Bulletin

"To Engage, Inspire and Educate..."

Week of May 02-06, 2016

District Core Beliefs

· Our main purpose is to improve student academic achievement.

· Effective instruction makes the most difference in student academic performance.

· There is no excuse for poor quality instruction.

· With our help, 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.

Bethune Key Actions


  • We will use our District's core beliefs and philosophy to develop a culture of feedback and support to increase the quality of instruction.

  • We will improve the quality of Instruction across all content areas and for each sub-group by engaging students in rigorous work and higher order thinking skills.

  • We will use data-driven and differentiated instruction to progress monitor and increase student achievement.

  • We will engage and develop strong relationships with parents, community and volunteers to increase our college and career readiness levels.

School Goals for 2015-2016

  • 75% or higher Passing

  • 20% or higher Advanced Performance

Message from Ms. Hernandez

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Thank you teachers for your dedication and commitment to students. You all make it happen and are on the front-line every single day. We appreciate and value everything you do.

Week at a Glance

Teacher Appreciation Week/ISIP EOY Testing for K-2

Monday, May 02

Committees After-School
  • FSAC


        Tuesday, May 03

        ARD @ 8:30 am (Munoz, Chacin, Morales)
        ARD @ 10:30 am (Kipple, Guzzone, Bice)
        ARD @ 12 pm (Nieto)
        ARD @ 1 pm (Romanelli)


        Wednesday, May 04

        PK Field Trip
        ARD @ 1 pm (L. Ortiz)

        Thursday, May 05

        Faculty Meeting @ 3:15 pm (STAAR Training)

        Friday, May 06

        Pep Rally 3rd-5th @ 2 pm

        Resources for You!

        Great Teachers Don't Teach


        http://www.edutopia.org/blog/great-teachers-do-not-teach-ben-johnson

        Great read for ALL teachers!

        Reminders

        • Attendance on Gradespeed before 9:00 a.m.


        • Lesson Plans due Friday by 8:00 a.m. to CICs


        • Grades updated on Gradespeed weekly


        Please be prompt with picking up and dropping off students before and after lunches/specials.

        Upcoming Events

        • STAAR Testing May 9-11
        • Field Day for K-2 May 13

        A Very Happy Birthday!

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        Bethune Leadership Team

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