The Seagoville Feeder Pattern

"We are strong, Seagoville Strong!"

The Weekly Dragon Community Newsletter

The Week of May 2nd

The Seagoville Feeder Pattern seeks to become the number one feeder pattern in the district. To achieve this, our principals work collaboratively in an effort to plan effective professional development for teachers, faculty and staff. Administrators calibrate during classroom observations to provide teachers with targeted and specific feedback to improve the quality of instruction in order to increase student achievement. Additionally, our principals lead professional learning communities to assist teachers with data driven instructional decisions, lesson plan development, the creation of aligned curriculum guides, and rigorous six week common assessments. All of these instructional initiatives will provide support for increasing the academic growth and development of the schools in the Seagoville Feeder Pattern.

The Seagoville Feeder Pattern Goals

Teacher Appreciation Week

This week, May 2nd through May 6th, is Teacher Appreciation Week. I would like to thank all the teachers who have dedicated themselves to the field of education. Teaching can sometimes be a "thankless" profession with the reward and appreciation for all the hard work, long hours, and dedication to the students often coming years after the students have left the classroom, and/or perhaps the school.

So, to all the teachers, I would like to thank you personally for what you do everyday for the students in the Seagoville Feeder Pattern. Thank you for your dedication, compassion, and patience. Thank you for choosing to be a part of the campus you serve in the Seagoville Feeder Pattern. I know that each of you have choices, so I thank you for choosing the students that need you the most: our Seagoville students. You are greatly needed and appreciated more than you will ever know!

I hope each of you have a great week this week and happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

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Administrative Assistant Week

Last week, April 25th through 29th, the Seagoville Feeder Pattern celebrated Administrative Assistant Week. Campus principals, faculty and staff members, from each of our campuses within the Seagoville Feeder Pattern celebrated their assistants with flowers and small gifts of appreciation throughout the week.

I, too, would like to thank all the administrative assistants in the Seagoville Feeder Pattern. The office staff play a critical role in supporting the administration and assisting in the daily operations of their campus. I would also like to thank Esmeralda Land-Soch and Chris Lejia, Administrative Assistants from School Leadership (Pictured Below Right) who help each campus within the Seagoville, Adamson, Bryan Adams and Molina Feeder Patterns.

Seagoville North Hosts Emergency Responders

On Wednesday, April 27th, members of the Seagoville Police Department and Fire Department, Acadian EMS, EMS of Grand Prairie, East Texas Medical Center Air One Helicopter of Athens (ETMC Air 1) and Care Flight provided students at Seagoville North Elementary a day to remember.

These emergency responders provided students an overview of their profession, emergency tips, lessons on safety, a look inside their EMS vehicle and they allowed students the opportunity to explore their EMS equipment used to service the community. It was a great day at Seagoville North Elementary School.

Lassiter Teacher Receives Honor

Jennifer Trujillo, English teacher from Lassiter ECHS, is the 2016 UTA English Department's Wall of Honor inductee. Dr. Peggy Kulesz, UTA Writing Coordinator, wrote, "We are so proud of your professional accomplishments, but even more impressed with the ways you motivate your students to succeed." Annually, the English Department from UTA, chooses one former student, community member, or professor whose work and reputation brings honor to the UTA English Department. Congratulations to Jennifer Trujillo, Dallas ISD and Lassiter ECHS English teacher, selected to receive such a wonderful honor from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Magnet Students Receive Fork Lift Certification

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Students from the Seagoville High School Environmental and Agricultural Magnet received their Power Industrial Truck Certification (Fork Lift) Saturday, April 30th. Proud students are Obed Sanchez, Edward Cuevas, Mathew Martin, Joshua Hernandez, Ethan Petrea, Juan Tinajera, Gonzalo Romero, Oscar Briones, and Joshua Vasquez. Also pictured is agriculture teacher Chris Chevez, who stated, "The fork lift certification will give these students a hiring advantage over other individuals because companies must train employees once hired to receive this same certification." These students may now be qualified for positions in maintenance and manufacturing, shipping and receiving, and warehouse positions in which this type of certification may be preferred or even required. Great job, students!
It's Official: P-TECH to open in Seagoville!

The Texas Education Agency on Tuesday formally approved Dallas ISD’s request to open the Pathways to Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) at Eastfield College August 2016.

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DISD Expands Collegiate Academies for Students

At a news conference earlier this week, Dallas ISD announced the expansion of the Early College High School model, and it was nothing short of amazing with great media coverage!

Dallas ISD Collegiate Academies Promo

Local Media Highlights DISD Collegiate Academy Initiative

Seagoville Chamber of Commerce

Upcoming Events: There will be more information forthcoming regarding the following events. Stay tuned!


Date(s): May 12-15

Time: TBA

The car show will be held on Saturday, May 14th. Stay tuned for more information.

Fireworks in the Park:

Date: July 2

Time: TBA

Waterslides and vendors on site. Stay tuned for more information.

Golf Tournament:

Date: July 22

Time: 8:00 a.m. TEE OFF

Place: Country View Golf Course

There will be a PUTT OFF challenge. Stay tuned for more information.


Date(s): October 6-9

Time: TBA

Theme: Dr. Suess

The car show will be held on Saturday, October 8th. Stay tuned for more information.

Annual Chamber Banquet:

Date: November 19

Time: TBA

Theme: Hollywood Nights

Seagoville Teacher of the Year, Teacher Assistant of the Year for 2015-2016 will be announced. Stay tuned for more information.

City Employee Christmas Luncheon:

Date: December 9

Time: TBA

Stay tuned for more information.

TEA Launches Texas Gateway

Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced the launch of the Texas Gateway (, a free online resource library for educators and parents provided by the Texas Education Agency.

Austin – Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced the launch of the Texas Gateway (, a free online resource library for educators and parents provided by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). The Texas Gateway not only builds upon the success of TEA’s online learning community Project Share but also expands access to resources – such as videos, interactives, formative assessments, professional development courses, and other classroom support materials – designed to strengthen classroom instruction to help every student succeed.

Final Decisions for 2016 Accountabiity

In a nutshell:

  • The Index 1 or 2 will remain as last year (plus Index 3 and 4).
  • The performance target for Index 1 will remain at 60 even though STAAR A, STAAR Alt 2, and math will be included.
  • Performance targets for Index 2 & 3 will stay at the 5th percentile (includes Math, STAAR A and Alt2) and Index 4 targets will also stay the same (includes Math and STAAR A).
  • The passing standard will go to the next step (as part of the progression approach that will rise every year until 2022 vs. utilizing phase-in 2 and phase in 3).

For more information please go to:



5/2 - 5/27 ISIP EOY Assessment Window (Gr. K-2)

5/2 - 5/27 SRI EOY Assessment Window (Gr. 9-12)

5/2 - 5/6 STAAR EOC Alg. I, Biology, US History (Gr. 9-12, Retest)

5/9 - 5/24 MS ACP PE Performance (Gr. 6-8)

5/9 STAAR Math (Gr. 3-4, 6-7)

5/9 STAAR Math Retest (Gr. 5 & 8)

5/10 STAAR Reading (Gr. 3-4, 6-7)

5/10 STAAR Reading Retest (Gr. 5 & 8)

5/11 STAAR Science (Grades 5 & 8, 7 Pre-AP)

5/12 STAAR Social Studies (Grade 8)

5/16 - 5/19 MS ACP Art Performance (Gr. 7)

5/18 - 5/26 ES ACP Window (Gr K-5)

5/27 - 6/2 ACP Window (Gr. 6-12)

5/27 - 6/13 ACP Make-Up Window (Gr. K-5)


6/6 - 6/17 ACP Make-Up Window (Gr. 6-12)

6/21 STAAR Math Retest (Gr. 5 & 8)

6/22 STAAR Reading Retest (Gr. 5 & 8)

6/23 STAAR Make-Up Assessment Deadline

*District-wide testing information is subject to change.

District Policy EIA Regulation

Click the button to review district policy on Academic Achievement: grading guidelines, progress reports to parents, failure rates, and test preparation/remediation.

2014-2015 Distinctions Earned

Central Elementary School

Ebby Halliday Elementary School – 1 Distinction

Kleberg Elementary School – 2 Distinctions

Seagoville Elementary School

Seagoville North Elementary School

Seagoville Middle School

Lassiter Early College High School @ El Centro – 5 Distinctions

Seagoville High School – 5 Distinctions

Our Feeder Family

Seagoville Elementary School - Mrs. Gibson

Seagoville North Elementary School - Mrs. Martinez

Central Elementary School - Mrs. Moore

Kleberg Elementary School - Mrs. Zbylut

Ebby Halliday Elementary School - Dr. Finn, Interim Principal

Seagoville Middle School - Mr. Chaparro

Seagoville High School - Robert Ward, Interim Principal

Lassiter Early College High School @ El Centro - Mr. St. Ama