Weekly Inside Story

March 28 - April 1, 2016

Greeters for this week


Good Friday Break


Beverly Martin


Debbie Taylor


Rhonda McCallie


Elizabeth Abernethy

If you can't make your greeter duties, it is your responsibility to find a replacement.

Region 7 ESC

Click here for employment page

DMAC Design & Delivery Coordinator

Special Ed Specialist (3)

High School Science Specialist

ELA Specialist, Middle School

.NET Application Developer/Programmer

Early Release

We will be released at 4:00 on Thursday, March 24. May each of you have a safe and Happy Easter weekend!

Network Maintenance Windows

In order to perform maintenance on network infrastructure and services with minimal impact on staff and customers, the maintenance windows have been implemented below:

  • Thursday evenings from 7pm to 11pm

  • Third Saturday of each month 8am – 10pm

These maintenance windows will be used for “non-emergency” events that may affect your access to network services. We will provide in advance a notice of maintenance to be performed, the reason for the maintenance as well as the services affected.

Although these windows are established, all windows may not be used and may not be the durations listed above.

Jlyasdi's Journey 5K

For more information on this run, please click box above. If you are interested in being on the Region 7 team, contact Sonya Burnett at sburnett@esc7.net or X6894.


To: Ashley, Lanetta
Subject: A word Of Thanks For Your Staff

Mrs. Ashley,

I wanted to contact you & let you know how thankful I am for you & your technical support staff. I have had major scanner issues this year. I have been using DMAC from the first year our district purchased it in 2005 . I have never had to contact DMAC for help as much as I have this year. Before this year anyone I’ve spoken with has always been helpful, courteous, knowledgeable, & very professional!! I guess by the Grace of God he allowed me to always reach Lori Boling this year. She has been absolutely amazing & gone above & beyond her duties to help me out in a pinch. There was one Friday afternoon & I had principals needing data ASAP that afternoon. Long story short I had to call DMAC & Lori answered. She ended up staying on the phone with me till 4:30 P.M (ON A FRIDAY, WOW) . I know her day is supposed to end at 4:00 P.M. She stayed with me & did remote access until I was able to scan. That in itself was a sacrifice on her part, but I have had to call her again at least 6 times this year for several reasons. One of the things that I am most grateful for is how friendly, & kind she was while helping me. I know all of you must get frustrated when the same people keep calling for the same reasons. I would be embarrassed at times to be calling DMAC again for the same problem. Lori always made me feel like it was no problem, she never talked down to me & was never short with but always put me at ease while talking to her!! She has such a great work ethic & people skills. I wish we had people working here that had her same work ethic & personality. Consider yourselves blessed to have Lori working on your team!! She has been a great help to me this year & I’m so thankful for her time, knowledge, & kindness!!


Debbie Moore

District Testing Clerk

Big Spring ISD


To: Williams, Tammy <TWilliams@esc7.net>
Cc: Richardson, Lisa <LRichardson@esc7.net>; Johnston, Amber <ajohnston@esc7.net>
Subject: Thank You

I am just sitting here reflecting on my day at Ecoland! I just want to thank you ladies for being so very organized, friendly and accommodating of Big Sandy Elementary with both of our visits to Ecoland. I can not express enough how your training and guidance have helped this be an experience that was not only easy to navigate as far as planning, but also enjoyable to participate in. All of the volunteers have simply enjoyed coming to Ecoland and the students look forward to coming! I cannot wait until next year were we can visit again! A thanks is simply not enough to express my gratitude!


Kamisha M. Floyd

Big Sandy Elementary Pre-K

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A Smile Goes a Long Way

Excerpted from Hello my name is Public School and I have an Image Problem by Leslie Milder and Jane Braddock

A smile goes a long way! Life can be difficult; our students, families and friends will disappoint us. Be known as a positive force on your campus. A kind word with some drink money attached or a note and a piece of candy can go a long way to help someone having a rough day. Keep your eyes and your heart open to your colleagues and do what you can to lift their spirits. Another great by-product of your attention to others is you also get to celebrate with them during the good times! Earn the right to celebrate with them! Celebrating the good times builds a positive school climate -- plus it's just fun.

"If you don't like something change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain." ~Maya Angelou

"Region 7 Education Service Center is committed to district, charter, and student success by providing quality programs and services that meet or exceed our customers' expectations."
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