Molina Matters

Week of April 4th to 8th

Feeder Pattern News

Team Molina,

Thank you to Molina HS, Stockard MS, Cochran ES, and Cowart ES for representing their schools at this past Saturday's job fair and making some great recommendations.

Spot observation feedback that occurs later in the school year has less impact on improving the quality of instruction. I am continuing spot observation visits this week and will continue to be hyper-focused on three main priorities during my upcoming visits at your schools:

1. Quality Instruction - I will be conducting random spot observations at all schools. Please be highly vigilant in reviewing lesson plans to ensure that new TEKS are being taught. This is the time of the year when teachers tend to "spiral in" TEKS that need to be re-taught and may not have time to cover new ones.

2. Student interventions/Progress Monitoring - I will verify the quantity and quality of student interventions, i.e. After school and Saturday school attendance documentation sign-in sheets, tutoring lesson plans, quality of intervention resources, etc.

3. Action plan mapping - I am excited to witness the mapping strategies you're using to involve your campus staff in mapping out the remainder of the Spring semester priorities and mapping your school priorities for 2016-2017.

Thank you y mil gracias!


Stockard MS Robotics Team wins 1st place; Back to Back wins!

The Stockard MS Robotics team won 1st place this past Saturday at the SeaPerch competition. This marks a back to back win for the Stockard Robotics Team!


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Congratulations! Trinidad "Trini" Garza Early College High School

Garza has been selected as the Texas College and Career Transition Award recipient for the ACT College and Career Readiness Campaign.
Campaign website
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Salazar Eagles at Texas Legends game this past Wednesday!

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Cochran Colts supported 4th and 5th grade students this past week

Cochran STAAR walk

Instructional Corner News

From our Academic Facilitator Rita....

First round of STAAR is under our belts, now to action plan for our remaining tests and 2nd round instruction!

Here are a few updates and reminders:

If your campus took a MOCK STAAR please send me the data for review. ​

  • Just in Time Trainings are April 4th - 8th!

  • Reading CICs: Literacy Cadre is Wednesday, April 13th at 2 p.m.. I have attached our homework from the Text Dependent Task session.

  • Science Resource: Click here, includes Achieve 3000 articles aligned with our Science Supporting Standards.

  • TEXAS SUCCESS: iStation should be up and running for all 3rd - 5th graders. Please let me know if you have any questions, or if I can be of assistance with this implementation.

Molina HS Engagement strategy

3.0 engagement strategy in a Math classroom. Students walked around to find their matching partner and explained the vocabulary/concept to one another. Teacher followed up with higher order questioning strategies.
Molina engagement strategy


Office Manager Corner

This section contains a summarized WAIP list of actionable items, please support your principals by ensuring that these items are delivered in a timely manner. We appreciate your hard work in ensuring your campus' success!

WAIP Reminders 3/3/16:

Team Molina Feeder Pattern Leadership

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