W. H. ADAMSON FEEDER PATTERN

"All Together Adamson--Excellence In Action"

The Week of December 7, 2015

THE MISSION OF OUR WORK

The Adamson Feeder Pattern will work collaboratively with all parents and stakeholders to ensure ALL students are college and career ready by providing rigorous, highly engaging, quality instruction.

ADAMSON FEEDER PATTERN LEVERAGE POINTS

FEEDER KUDOS!

REAGAN ES just held their 1st Spelling Bee! KUDOS!


HOGG ES received $10,000 from Code.Org! KUDOS!


ADAMSON HS won $100,000 from Farmer's Insurance for the band program! KUDOS!

THE PRINCIPAL 50

Critical Leadership Questions for Inspiring Schoolwide Excellence

Chapter 4: Building Collegial Relationships

QUESTION: Do I demonstrate my appreciation of and respect toward staff?


Your appreciation of and respect toward staff must always be more than evident. How can a leader even imagine moving a school forward without first demonstrating genuine gratitude for all that teachers do? If you have staff members in your school who tend to undermine your authority, your job is to win them over. You must be able to establish a rapport with all of your teachers and not allow grudges or tension to affect student learning.


Ms. Hill's ask: What have you done to show teachers that you genuinely care for them?


Here's to a great week of teaching and learning!


*Exerpts taken from the book The Principal 50 by Baruti Kafele

THIS WEEK AT-A-GLANCE

Monday, December 7, 2015

    • EOC English I Re-Test
    • Attendance Boundary Pre-Meeting 8:15 (Ms. Hill)
    • Unannounced Campus Visits to Complete Spots


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    uesday, December 8, 2015
    • School Leadership Meeting with Superintendent 8:37 AM @ Haskell (Ms. Hill)
    • Code.Org Award Program @ Hogg 10:00
    • Unannounced Campus Visits to Complete Spots
    • EOC Window for Algebra I, US HISTORY, BIOLOGY Re-test


    Wednesday, December 9, 2015
    • EOC English II Re-test
    • Principal of the Year Reward & Recognition 7:30-8:30 AM (Market Center)
    • Tzu Chi Foundation Shirt Donation @ Botello 9:00 AM
    • Schoolnet Steering Committee Meeting 1:30 @ Haskell
    • Unannounced Campus Visits to Complete Spots
    • Attendance Boundary Meeting @ Rosemont ES 6:00 PM


    Thursday, December 10, 2015

    • EOC Window for Algebra I, US HISTORY, BIOLOGY Re-test
    • Unannounced Campus Visits to Complete Spots
    • CMS Meeting with AFs 1:00 PM @ Haskell
    • Selena Production @ Garcia MS 7:30 PM


    Friday,December 11, 2015
    • School Leadership Meeting 7:30 AM @ Haskell (Ms. Hill)
    • Literacy Cadre Focus Meeting 10:30 @ Haskell (Ms. Hill, Ms. Wilson)

    LITERACY CADRE CORNER

    Professional Development for 3-5 grade reading cadre members will be on January 4 from 2-5 at the Buckner Building. This is a district-wide professional day so you will need to work your agendas so that your cadre members can attend this training.


    As a reminder, your cadre team should spend the next six weeks implementing what was learned during the last training on Generating Text Dependent Questions through content PLCs and classroom observations to look for implementation.


    The next round of PD for K-2 reading teachers will be December 14, 15, 16, 15 Please remind teachers who have been in attendance to arrive on time and ready for learning. Thank you to our host sites for accommodating this training.

    TEI TIDBITS

    Be sure to read the "TEI NEWS" emails that come from DISDNEWS each week.


    December 1

    Summative performance evaluations need to be completed for eligible DTR teachers who are new to the district.


    December 15

    SLO Goal Accomplishment for semester 1 need to be completed


    January 14

    Second DTR Application Deadline

    A Note From Your Executive Director...

    Team,


    ACP exams for K-12 grades will occur over the next 2 weeks. ACP exams results will show the progress that students made during the first semester and are great indicators of how healthy our academic programs are. For that reason, please ensure that all logistics have been worked out so that testing environments are free from distractions and are conducive to testing. The students have been prepared and are now ready to show what they know!


    Let's finish the semester strong! Here's to a great week of teaching and learning!

    ALL TOGETHER ADAMSON!


    Ms. Hill

    OUR FAMILY OF FEEDER SCHOOLS

    • W.H. Adamson High School, Principal Jaine Ortega
    • Kathryn Joy Gilliam Collegiate Academy, Principal LaKeiah Cheatham
    • Hector P. Garica Middle School, Principal Gary Auld
    • Felix G. Botello Elementary, Principal Reyna Sotelo
    • James Bowie Elementary, Principal Noelle Wilson
    • James Hogg Elementary, Principal Jairo Casco
    • John F. Peeler, Principal Sofia Villarreal
    • John Reagan Elementary, Principal Ruby Ramirez

    TESTING-AT-A-GLANCE

    NOVEMBER

    Week of November 16--PSAT for 8th Grade Students

    19-Dec 11--Middle School PE Performance ACPs (7th & 8th Grades)

    30-Dec 4--Middle School Art Performance ACPs (7th Grade)


    DECEMBER

    Dec-Jan--Written Compositions (K-12)

    7--STAAR EOC English 1 (9-12)

    9--STAAR EOC English II (9-12)

    7-11--STAAR EOC Algebra I, Biology, US History (9-12)

    10-18--ACP (K-5)

    15-18--ACP (6-12)


    JANUARY

    6-27--Isaton's ISIP Assessment MOY (K-2)


    MARCH

    2--SAT (Grade 11)

    7-April 6--TELPAS (K-12)

    29--STAAR EOC English I (9-12)

    29--STAAR Writing Day 1 (Grades 4 & 7) (This date will be clarified)

    29--STAAR Math (Grades 5 & 8)

    30--STAAR Writing Day 2 (Grades 4 & 7) (This date will be clarified)

    30--STAAR Reading (Grades 5 & 8)

    31-STAAR EOC English II


    APRIL

    4-15--STAAR ALT 2 Assessment Window (3-8 & EOC)

    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)


    MAY

    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)


    **This chart will be updated as necessary