Northwest Network Community

May 2020

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WELCOME TO MR. JUAN CORDOBA - OUR NEW HILLCREST/WHITE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

School Leadership B welcomes Mr. Juan Cordoba as our new Executive Director, joining the Northwest Network, over the Hillcrest and W.T White Elementary Feeder Schools.

Mr. Cordoba joins School Leadership B with 10 years of administrative leadership experience both in elementary and secondary schools. He began his career with Dallas ISD in 2004 as part of the Dallas ISD Alternative Certification program as a Bilingual Kindergarten Teacher at Stevens Park Elementary School where he also served as an instructional coach, academic coordinator, and testing coordinator.


Mr. Cordoba brings with him a variety of instructional
leadership experiences, including teacher, instructional coach, assistant principal, and principal. As an assistant principal at Boude Storey Middle School, he helped his campus make great accomplishments including moving from one of the lowest SEIs to the highest. Mr. Cordoba served as the principal of Henry B. Gonzalez Elementary where he helped foster a positive staff and student climate and culture, then returned to secondary through the ACE program where he served as principal of Thomas J. Rusk Middle School. Rusk showed incredible gains under his leadership including earning AVID National Demonstration school status for three years during revalidation, double-digit gains across all core STAAR contents, and tremendous increases in climate and SEI.


Mr. Cordoba was a finalist as Principal of the Year in 2016 and has been designated as a Dallas ISD Master Principal for the last two years. He attributes much of his success to facilitating strong PLCs, robust data analysis, consistent instructional coaching, and fostering inspiring relationships with all stakeholders.


Executive Director Cordoba is excited for the 2020 – 2021 school year. Though he officially starts full-time in July, he is transitioning now by attending virtual meetings, reviewing master schedule designs, participating in staff selections, and reviewing and approving Campus Improvement Plans for the Hillcrest and W.T White Elementary Feeder Schools. Please feel free to reach out to him at JCordoba@DallasISD.org

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Gooch ES

Gooch Gators are masking Covid-19 but not their #DallasIsdAtHome learning!

Gators created face masks in art class!

Spirit Week Activities: Gators dressing as their favorite book character!

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Franklin International Exploratory Academy

5 de Mayo Fiesta Celebration with local Composer Jay Gewetz and eBooks.

Debate Team

The Franklin Debate Team won 2nd place in the first Dallas Urban Debate Alliance essay contest! 8th grade student Morgan Dillon took second place with her negative essay on the topic of government intervention in healthcare and extending unemployment during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Franklin Debate Team has already begun research on the essays for the final competition. Students have one week to write a research based persuasive essay in MLA format on the topic of criminal justice reform.


Go Falcons!


Shawn Burns & Ursula Hollingsworth

Beautiful thank you notes from Franklin Students!

Ms. Mezheritskiy had a fantastic Project Presentation class with her 6th grade Social Studies students.

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Jose "Joe" May ES appreciates support from Dallas ISD and the Community

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Joe May teachers give their "why" for dedicating their careers to kids

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Withers ES

Principal Wendy Miller and many Withers Teachers drove by the home of students in support of At-Home Learning!!

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Mcshan ES Virtual Learning

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Herbert Marcus ES

Parent involvement is the key of success. Thank you so much for your support in this new adventure of virtual education!

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Happy Earth Day!!

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DeGolyer ES

Ms. Killeavy’s 3rd grade class celebrated Nurse Linda during their class meeting! #NurseAppreciationWeek

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PreK self-portraits were on point! As a part of their social and emotional learning, they created self-portraits using household items. Great job, Dolphins!!!

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K.B. POLK ES

K.B. Polk ES shows appreciation for Principal Kourtnei Billups,

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Foster ES

Mailing postcards or laptop giveaways, Foster ES remains connected!

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Third Grader winners of Desktop Computers

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Teacher Appreciation Video!

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week Kickoff Message 2020
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Thomas Jefferson Teacher Appreciation Drive-Thru!

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Jack Lowe ES

Greetings from Jack Lowe ES Kindergarten Class

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Jack Lowe ES Coach Robly Cash Local News Spotlight

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ED Walker MS

Dallas ISD Online Chess Tournament 4/18

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Student's first ever online chess tournament! Five players finished TOP 10 out of their grade!

  • Anderson Hewitt finished 34th out of 60+ 6thgraders
  • Andrew Horton finished 2nd out of 40+ 7th graders
  • Angie Lozano finished 16th out of 30+ 8th graders
  • Chance Reed (not pictured) finished 27th out of 30+ 8th graders (had trouble with computer ☹)
  • Dakeno Chatman finished 6th out of 40+ 7thgraders (just started playing chess a month ago!)
  • Evan Hwi finished 19th out of 30+ 7th graders
  • Gaston Mendy finished 29th out of 30+ 8th graders (had trouble with computer ☹)
  • Jackson Coleman finished 21st out of 40+ 7thgraders
  • Mark Kirakosyan finished 5th out of 30+ 8th graders
  • Michael Valderrama finished 3rd out of 30+ 8thgraders
  • Stephfon Rice finished 9th out of 30+ 7th graders
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Kramer ES

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Burnet ES

Lighthouse Committee Recognition Award!!

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Home learning with the Burnet AllStars

KB David G Burnet ES DISD: Bulletin Board April 13th, 2020

Burnet ES shows appreciation for Principal Sonia Loskot

Happy Principals Day
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Preston Hollow ES

We’ve got spirit! Yes, we do! We’ve got spirit! How ‘bout you? GO Patriots!!

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Hillcrest HS

Senior Cap & Gown Pick up!

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Conrad HS

Issuing of Cap and Gown to the 2020 Seniors!

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Conrad Collegiate Celebration

W.T. White HS

Senior Swap Day!

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Over 400 Seniors celebrated today! Thanks to the many volunteers, staff, future Longhorns and families who made today special!

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Saldivar ES

Saldivar Scholar Scouts Camp Out!

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Music Class continues for Scholars

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Saldivar Admin Team passes out Goodie Bags for Teacher Appreciation Week!

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4th Grade Math exemplar for the number of the day

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Dan D. Rogers ES

WEEKLY HOUSE CHALLENGE

Eagles show off their character by completing a House Challenge!

This weeks House Challenge was to find a way to show someone else empathy and brighten a day. Students wrote about what they did to help them out.

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Medrano MS

Medrano MS Ms. Mikayla Roach on Local News Spotlight

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Cigarroa ES

Spirit Week Highlights

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Teacher Appreciation Parade!

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Making a Difference Together: Cigarroa ES Pre-K Teacher uses family in instructional videos

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DALLAS ISD CHECK IN CHALLENGE

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DISD IS MAKING COUNSELING SERVICES AVAILABLE TO FAMILIES DURING QUARANTINE

Dallas ISD is committed to providing ongoing academic, social and emotional support to students during the time schools are closed due to the coronavirus outbreak. Students and parents can reach a professional school counselor through the Request for Counseling Services links below. A member of the identified school counseling team will respond to requests for assistance.

Parents, guardians and staff who want to request the services of a school counselor in English should complete the request for counseling services using the link below.

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CORONAVIRUS HELPFUL LINKS

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Conrad and Jefferson Cluster Principals

HIllcrest and White Cluster Principals

Conrad, Hillcrest, Jefferson, and White Secondary Cluster

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Northwest Network

Melody Cogswell-Paschall, Executive Director

Conrad, Hillcrest, Jefferson, and White Secondary Schools

mcogswellpaschall@dallasisd.org

Angie Torres, Executive Director

Conrad and Jefferson Feeder Elementary Schools

angtorres@dallasisd.org

Juan Cordoba, Executive Director

Hillcrest and W.T.White Feeder Elementary Schools

jcordoba@dallasisd.org