Bryan Adams Feeder Pattern Updates

April 11, 2016

Conversation with the Superintendent

Dr. Hinojosa spent a great amount of time talking about Dallas ISD’s market share. Ten years ago 2,000 students who lived in Dallas did not attend Dallas ISD. Today 27,000 students do not attend DISD schools; instead, they go to charter schools, which are free open-enrollment schoolswith less oversight. Enrollment in Dallas ISD has been flat for several years and this year the district lost 2,000 students to charter schools. This is a new situation where currently 66% of the market share of students in Dallas not attending Dallas ISD.

As one principal told her staff ... Dr. Hinojosa has talked about this at each of the principals’ meetings throughout the year. In the Bryan Adams Feeder Pattern, we have chosen to increase our social media presence. We need to do everything we can to market all of the amazing things that happen within our schools so we remain an attractive option for our neighborhood families.

Seeing is believing, so throw open the doors and invite the community in!

Student Surveys

Surveys will be administered the week of April 12 during second period at secondary campuses and before lunch on elementary campuses. Talk to your students about the importance and privilege of having a voice in their education. This will encourage them to take the survey seriously.

Gaston Astronomy Students Visit the Dallas Environmental Center

Relevant Review for Kiest and Sanger Staff

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Kiest Work Displayed at Youth Art Month Exhibition

Kiest students, Chris Flores, Julissa Zurita, and Katie Gutierrez, had their artwork selected for the Dallas ISD Youth Art Month exhibition. The artwork will be on display at the African American Museum in Fair Park, until April 15th.
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Buddy Reading at Reinhardt

Tiffiny Green’s Little League of Ram Readers: It is a reading program designed to promote literacy at Reinhardt. Students work in pairs (3rd and Kindergarten) for one-on-one reading time. Third grade students create and lead guided reading lessons with their reading buddies. Students are able to gain self-confidence, reading skills, academic growth and a new desire to read. Why? Because they thrive on having someone look up to them, and they’re able to read easy books that boost their own confidence; sometimes backing up to an easy book is just what a struggling reader needs, but won’t do on their own.

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Gill Students Selected to Attend STEM Academy at Hill

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Literacy Cadre

The next round of PD for K-2 reading teachers is scheduled April 11, 13, 14. The Monday session was rescheduled by the literacy coach.

Professional Development for 3-5 grade reading cadre members will be on April 7.

Teacher Excellence Initiative

Student surveys will be administered the week of April 11. Have your teachers begin to prepare students by explaining to them what the instrument is and what to expect. You will also need to plan for the administration of the survey and include it in your instructional calendars.

In May, teachers will verify their rosters in order to verify the students will be included in the calculation of their student achievement results.

MAY 19th is the last day that administrators can score the SLO Goal Accomplishment for teachers. Please plan with your teachers to ensure that they enter appropriate information in a timely manner so that this goal can be met.

MAY 19th is also the last day to enter extended observations and summatives in schoolnet.

May 23-June 6 will be the teacher rebuttal window in oracle for summative performance evaluations.

June 2 is the last day to conduct spot observations and the last day to hold the summative conferences.


Monday April 11, 2016

  • Inclement Weather Day/Campuses Closed/Central Office Open

Tuesday April 12, 2016

      Wednesday April 13, 2016

      • Literacy Cadre

      Thursday April 14, 2016

      • Literacy Cadre
      • Destination Bryan Adams at Hill Middle School

      Friday April 15, 2016

      • Fifth Six weeks ends

      Saturday April 16, 2016

      • Cougar Country Creek Clean-Up
      • UIL Elementary Spring Competition- Skyline

      Testing Dates


      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)


      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)


      • Bryan Adams High School - Principal Richard Kastle
      • Gaston Middle School - Principal Susie Stauss
      • Hill Middle School - Principal Candace Ruiz
      • Bayles Elementary - Principal Robby Wilson
      • Casa View Elementary - Principal Oscar Aponte
      • Gill Elementary - Principal Damien Stovall
      • Hexter Elementary - Principal Jennifer Jackson
      • Kiest Elementary - Principal Yazmine Cruz
      • Reilly Elementary - Principal Marion Jackson
      • Reinhardt Elementary - Principal Phoebe Montgomery
      • Sanger Elementary - Principal Hector Martinez
      • Smith Elementary - Principal Lora Morris

      Executive Director, Bryan Adams Feeder Pattern

      Barbara Martin - English/Language Arts Academic Facilitator

      Kelly Morgan - Math/Science Academic Facilitator