The Seagoville Feeder Pattern

"Seagoville Strong"

The Weekly Dragon Newsletter

The Week of February 1st

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

The Weekly Administrative Information Packet

Click on the link to view the January 28, 2016 WAIP.

Upcoming Events: Check the WAIP for more details!

ONLINE Student Enrollment Transfer Application Window - January 6 - March 11

National No One Eats Alone Week Initiative (Middle School) - February 8 - February 12

UNCF/Dallas ISD Campaign Begins - February 8 - March 31

Mandatory Secondary LPAC Training - February 8, February 9

LPAC Training (Administrators ONLY) - February 11

Mandatory Elementary LPAC Training - February 10 - February 12

National No One Eats Alone (Actual Day of Middle School Event) - February 12

14th Annual Spring College Fair @ Mountain View College - Friday, February 19

One Sight Vision Screening & Glasses - February 29

SAT School Day (Free SAT for Junior Class) - March 2

Waste Management Scholarships for Seniors Due - March 7, March 11

Nominations for School Counselor of the Year Due - March 22


Monday, February 1st

Campus Visit @ Ebby Halliday Elementary School

  • 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Campus Visit @ Seagoville High School

  • P-Tech Updates
  • Classroom Observations
  • 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Preparation for TEI Grievance

  • Haskell Building, 3rd Floor
  • 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Complete APEI Documentation (EHES)

  • Haskell Building, 3rd Floor
  • 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 2nd

Principal Mid-Year Documentation DUE

UNCF Campaign Campus Representative Registration Deadline

PBIS Spring Cohort 3 Training (SHS)

  • STEAM Hulcy Middle School, Room 117
  • 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

TEI Grievance Hearing

  • Human Capital Management
  • 9400 N. Central Expressway, 14th Floor
  • 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Campus Visit @ Ebby Halliday Elementary School

  • 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Writing Professional Development

  • H.B. Bell Building, Room 738
  • 7th Grade ELA Teachers
  • 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Literacy Cadre Professional Development (K-2)

  • Kleberg Elementary School
  • 3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Wednesday, February 3rd

Principals' Leadership Academy

  • "What Great Principals Do Differently."
  • Presenter: Todd Whitaker
  • Buckner Building, Room 738
  • 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

PBIS Spring Cohort 3 Training (SHS)

  • STEAM Hulcy Middle School, Room 117
  • 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Literacy Cadre Professional Development (K-2)

  • Central Elementary School
  • 3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Principals' Focus Group

  • Haskell, 1st Floor Conference Room
  • 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 4th

UNCF/Dallas ISD Kick-Off (Campaign February 8-March 31)

  • Center for Community Cooperation
  • Oak Corner Building
  • 2900 Live Oak Street, Dallas 75204
  • 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

School Leadership Planning & Preparation

  • 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

TEI Grievance Hearing

  • Human Capital Management
  • 9400 N. Central Expressway, 14th Floor
  • 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Friday, February 5th

Campus and Teacher Failure Reports DUE

Assistant Principals Interested in Summer School

  • Notify Executive Director COB

Cumulative Records for Over-Age Students DUE (C-81 Form)

  • Dallas ISD Administration Building
  • Student Record Services, Room 204A

School Leadership Meeting

  • Haskell Building, 1st Floor Conference Room
  • 8:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Inter-Local Agreement (P-Tech ECHS)

  • Haskell Building, 3rd Floor
  • Linda Johnson/Keisha Crowder-Davis
  • 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Campus Visit @ Seagoville High School

  • 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 6th

Dallas ISD STEM Day

  • Skyline High School
  • 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Dallas ISD STEM Day 2016

Dallas ISD will see over 2,000 students, parents, and teachers at this year's STEM Day on Saturday, February 6th! There are over 80 sessions for everyone to enjoy! For more information about STEM Day or to register for the event, please click the following link:

Sessions include but are not limited to the following:

Aerial and Underwater Robotics

Chemical Reactions and Slime

Forensic Science

Game and App Design

DISD Math Olympiad

DISD Science Fair

STEM Day 2016

Saturday, February 6th
Skyline High School
7777 Forney Road
Dallas, TX 75227

Choose AP! Information Session

Seagoville High School hosted the Choose AP! Information Session during parent conference night on January 11. Beth Menzies, Campus Instructional Coach, in collaboration with the Seagoville HS Advanced Placement teachers, coordinated the event. The purpose of Choose AP! is to recruit students to take on the challenge of AP courses next year and to build Seagoville High School’s AP program. Approximately 25 students and parents were in attendance at the event.

The following message was delivered to the students throughout the evening: AP is not just about “booksmarts.” AP is for highly motivated and hard-working students who believe they can grow as learners and who want to take the challenge to be more than they are and achieve more than they ever thought possible.

In the session, Ms. Menzies presented the many benefits of Pre-AP and AP classes, including a higher likelihood of graduating from college on time and with an average of 66% higher earnings over the course of a lifetime. The teachers also featured some of Seagoville's former students, who spoke eloquently about how AP impacted them as college students by giving them the tools necessary to be successful in college, and by providing them with critical thinking skills and the skills to become better writers.

Guest speakers included former SHS students:

Samuel, Class of 2013, Texas Tech

Nicky, Class of 2013, University of North Texas

David, Class of 2014, University of Texas at Arlington

Dahlia, Class of 2015, University of Texas at Arlington

Guest speakers included three current SHS students:

Cayro, 2015 AP Scholar with Honor, Class of 2016

Brittany, Class of 2017

Brandon, Class of 2017

Kleberg Parent Workshop

Kleberg Elementary School teachers Mrs. Sanchez, Ms. Gulley, and Mr. Cantu facilitated a 3rd Grade Parent STAAR Workshop after school on Thursday, January 28. Approximately, 30-40 parents showed up to learn more about the STAAR assessment that their children will take for the first time this spring,

Parents learned about the types of questions that will be on the STAAR assessment and how to support their child at home. The teachers provided parents examples of how to help their children solve math problems, and they were given strategies to help their children prepare for the reading STAAR.

In addition to learning about the STAAR assessment, parents were given information about using Think Through Math and Achieve 3000.

Central Elementary Students Write

The students from Central Elementary School don't waste any instructional time in Mrs. Scales first grade class. The students were extremely excited about their writing assignment, so they all decided to take it with them on their restroom break. Way to go, Mrs. Scales and her students!

Dallas ISD Regional Academic Decathlon

The Dallas ISD Regional Academic Decathlon Competition took place Saturday, January 30th at Bonham Elementary School. Teams from across the district faced off in ten categories of academic testing. This year's theme was "India."

Congratulations to all the students who participated, and a HUGE thank you to the coaches who prepared our students for this year's competition. Two schools from the Seagoville Feeder Pattern did an amazing job! Read their results below.

Seagoville High School

Seagoville High School won first place in the Medium Schools Division. Coaches , Mark Harrington and Lexie Holt, led the Dragons to their second consecutive first place finish. Team members are (Left to Right): Cayro Bustos, Gonzalo Romero, Brandon Mather, Jose Hi, Jennifer Argueta, Kyra Ughulu, John Crumpley, Robert Delcastillo, Rachel Ramirez, Kasey Lewis (Dragon), Coach Harrington. (Front Row): Cynthia Guitierrez, Alez Beloch, Ana de Jesus, Coach Holt.

Congratulations to the Seagoville Dragons for their second consecutive 1st Place win! The Dragons are definitely SEAGOVILLE STRONG in the Medium Schools Division!

Lassiter Early College High School

Students from Lassiter Early College High School won 14 medals and took 3rd place overall for the Large Schools Division. The team also received GOLD for the Super Quiz! This was only the second year for the team to compete.

Congratulations to the Lassiter Early College High School Academic Decathlon team and sponsors for a job well done!

Region 20-All Region Honor Choir

On Friday, January 15, and Saturday, January 16, 23 students from Seagoville Middle School auditioned for placement in the 260 member All-Region Choir. 1,190 students from 49 middle schools across the region auditioned. Three students from Seagoville Middle School were accepted.

All-Region Choir:

Kayla Perez, 6th Grade (9th Chair Soprano)

Tiarah Davis Onubogu, 7th Grade (7th Chair Alto)

Ruth Romero Roque, 8th Grade (10th Chair Alto)

Ruth Romero will receive special recognition for making All-Region for 3 consecutive years.

Choir Director, Edwin Favors stated, "It was certainly a tough battle as we faced schools who provide daily vocal coaches and private vocal teachers for their students...we don't have that in our vocal program at SMS. I am extremely proud of all of our students who were brave enough to audition. Please congratulate the students for their hard work. It has certainly paid off."

These students performed in the All-Region Honor Choir concert on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 5:00 pm at the Duncanville High School Auditorium in Duncanville, Texas.

Once again, congratulations to Kayla, Tiarah, and Ruth for making the All-Region Choir, and to all the students who auditioned. A special thank you to Choir Director, Edwin Favors, for his continued support and commitment to the students, parents, and community of Seagoville Middle School. You make a difference!

Seagoville Middle School Leadership Cadet Corps on the Go!

On Saturday, January 30th, students from Seagoville Middle School participated in Dade's Drill Competition. Congratulations to all the LCC Cadets and sponsors who made the following competition results possible.

1st Place Inspection Unarmed Color Guard

1st Place Unarmed Exhibition

2nd Place Unarmed Color Guard Regulation

2nd Place Armed Platoon Inspection

Job well done!

Dallas ISD Summer Programs 2016

Summer Readiness Program

Extended Year for Students in Elementary and Middle School (Retention and SSI)
  • Programs will be held at all comprehensive elementary and middle school campuses.

  • Program will be overseen by campus principal.

  • Includes intervention for the following:

    • Students not meeting promotion requirements in accordance with EIE (LOCAL)

    • Student Success Initiative (SSI) for 5th and 8th grade STAAR Mathematics and Reading

  • Instructional Days

    • Students not meeting promotion requirements June 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16

    • SSI Students June 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20

  • SSI Testing Dates

    • STAAR Mathematics June 21

    • STAAR Reading June 22

Summer Achievers Academy for Elementary and Middle School Students

  • Parents/guardians will complete application for students to attend summer programs.

  • Students will be selected using a randomized computer selection process.

  • Summer Program will consist of Core Content and Arts Enrichment and Summer Camps.

  • Teach for America and Learning Labs will continue in Summer Programs.

  • Instructional Days

    • June 27 – July 28 (Monday – Thursday)

    • Elementary - 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    • Middle School - 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Locations

    • Elementary: Burleson, Dunbar, Cigarroa, Salazar, Reilly

    • Middle School: Medrano, Dade, Comstock

High School

  • End of Course Interventions at Comprehensive High Schools

    • June 6 – June 23 (Monday – Thursday)

    • 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    • EOC Testing will be at the summer school sites listed below July 11 – 15.

  • High School Credit Recovery and Limited Acceleration

    • June 27 – July 28

    • 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    • Sites: Jefferson, Conrad, North Dallas, Bryan Adams, Samuell, Spruce, Lincoln, Adamson, Molina, Kimball

Current assistant principals interested in serving as a summer school principal for the Summer Achievers Academy and High School Credit Recovery should let their Feeder Pattern Executive Director know by February 5, 2016.

Rate of Pay

  • Elementary Summer School Principal: $40 / hour

  • Middle School Summer School Principal: $42 / hour

  • High School Summer School Principal: $46 / hour

Master Schedule Training and Support

Master Schedule Training @ Ana Mendez University

These sessions will provide master schedule teams an opportunity to understand the process for creating a master schedule utilizing Chancery and the current resources available to principals. Pearson representatives will provide extensive training on master schedule development, from beginning to end. The training will be held at Ana Mendez University with more information forthcoming in the WAIP. Secondary principals and their master schedule team should attend these sessions.

Session Dates:

February 29 & March 1

March 2 & March 3

March 7 & March 8

Master Schedule Open Labs @ Dallas ISD Administration Building

The open lab dates/times are provided to allow master schedule teams an opportunity to receive one-on-one assistance in entering the campus master schedule in Chancery. Data controllers and assistant principals (master scheduler) are welcome to bring their campus master schedule during the open labs to receive the additional assistance.

Open Labs:

April 25 - June 17

Master Schedule Roundtable Meetings (Location TBD)

These roundtable meetings will be facilitated by feeder patterns for secondary campus master schedule teams in order for campus principals to receive feedback and recommendations to their draft 2016-2017 master schedule. School Leadership, Teaching and Learning, Data Services, Student Services, Executive Directors, and other DISD department personnel will review campus schedules to ensure parameters for secondary master schedules are aligned, provide feedback regarding HB 5 graduation and endorsement opportunities, ensure course offerings and course sequences align to state and district standards/policies, review the vertical alignment within the feeder, and ensure equity for students.

Campus principals will have an opportunity to review their draft schedule, current pathways and/or Academy course offerings, and ask pertinent questions related to their master schedule. Principals, along with their master schedule team, must present a master schedule overview of their 2016-2017 schedule for approval during the Master Schedule Roundtable Meetings, which are set to begin this week. The intent of the master schedule presentation is to allow principals an opportunity to present their schedule, discuss roadblocks and receive possible recommendations.

Roundtable Meetings:

February - March (Tuesdays/Thursdays)

(The roundtable meeting schedule, presentation template, and additional resources are forthcoming.)

Scheduling Timelines

Campuses must use the scheduling timelines found by accessing the following links:

2016-2017 Elementary Scheduling Timelines:

2016-2017 Secondary Scheduling Timelines: http://www.dallasisd.oeg/Page/39550

Seagoville P-Tech ECHS

We are now accepting applications for the first cohort of 9th grade students for the 2016-2017 school year.

The application deadline is January 29, 2016.

To submit an application online:

Applications in English and Spanish are also available in the main office at Seagoville High School or in the counseling suite at Seagoville Middle School. After submitting an application, the student must schedule an interview. The interview dates and additional details are listed below:

Interview Dates/Times: (Location: Seagoville High School)

Saturday, February 13th from 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 16th from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 18th from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 20th from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The P-Tech ECHS staff are in need of additional Dallas ISD volunteers to assist with the student and parent interviews. If you are interested in assisting students through this exciting process, please email Stephanie Taylor

TEI: Support

For TEI-related questions moving forward, please contact the following individuals or call the TEI office at


TEI system questions: Betsy Cook,

DTR process: Leila Wright,

TEI certification or calibration trainings: Ashley Lozano,

TEI: Message of the Week

New Teacher Excellence Initiative Website Now Live!
We are pleased to announce the launch of a new TEI website. The site can be found by visiting The new and improved user-friendly site contains information and resources for current and future teachers, administrators and parents and community.

Teachers reminded to verify years of service in Oracle
Some TEI effectiveness levels require a minimum number of creditable years of service (CYS). Data recorded in Oracle will be used for this purpose. Teachers who have not submitted official service records from other districts, should submit this information to HCM’s Records Department by March 1, 2016. Listed below are steps to follow to check your years of service in Oracle:

1. Log in to Oracle

2. Click “DISD Employee Self-Service”

3. Click “Employee Self-Service”

4. Click “Human Capital Management Information”

5. Click “DISD Print Notification of Assignment and Salary” (3rd from bottom)

6. Click “Click for Results”

7. 2014-15 Notice of Assignment and Salary will appear

8. Scroll down

Please note, the years in profession will not include credit for the current school year. If the number correctly reflects your CYS through the 2014-15 SY, no further action is required. If this number is not correct, please submit original service records to Human Capital Management, attn. Employee Records 9400 North Central Expressway, 14th floor Dallas, TX 75231. If you have additional questions please email or you may reach HCM at 972-925-4200.

Middle School Professional Development

To address the instructional needs that have been identified as deficiencies by the administrators in the middle schools, we have responded with a series of sessions for the 7th grade writing teachers. Academic Facilitators will provide professional development on the following dates and times for the 7th grade ELA teachers:

Adamson, Bryan Adams, Seagoville, Spruce

7th Grade Writing Professional Development

H.B. Bell Building (Buckner Building)

February 16 - 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Monday) Room 738

March 1 - 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Tuesday) Room 738

District Poilicy EIA Regulation

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

Student Code of Conduct

Click above to view the updated 2015-2016 Student Code of Conduct.

DISD Testing Information


2/29 TAKS ELA I Retest (OOS & Credit Recovery)


3/1 TAKS Math Retest (OOS & Credit Recovery)

3/2 TAKS Science Retest (OSS & Credit Recovery)

3/2 SAT School Day Program (Gr. 11)

3/3 TAKS Social Studies Retest (OSS & Credit Recovery)

3/7 PIRLS Assessment @ Kleberg ES

3/8 ePIRLS Assessment @ Kleberg ES

3/7 - 4/6 TELPAS (Gr. K-12)

3/29 STAAR EOC ELA I (Gr. 9-12)

3/29 STAAR Writing Day 1 (Gr. 4 & 7)

3/29 STAAR Math (Gr. 5 & 8)

3/30 STAAR Writing Day 2 (Gr. 4 & 7)

3/30 STAAR Reading (Gr. 5 & 8)

3/31 STAAR EOC ELA II (Gr. 9-12 & Retest)

3/31 STAAR Math (Pre-AP 7 & 8)


4/4 - 4/22 STAAR ALT 2 Assessment Window (Gr. 3-8 & EOC)

4/4 - 4/8 ES & HS ACP Art Performance (Gr. 5, 9-12)

4/12 - 4/15 Student Survey Window (Gr. 3-12)

4/12 - 4/22 ITBS/Logramos Window (Gr. K-2)

4/18 & 4/19 ES ACP PE Performance (Gr. 4)

4/18 - 4/29 MS/HS ACP Band Performance (Gr. 6-12)

4/20 & 4/21ES ACP Music Performance (Gr. 3)

4/25 - 5/6 CIRCLE EOY Assessment Window (Pre-K)

4/25 - 5/6 CIRCLE EOY Phase II Observables (Pre-K)

4/25 - 5/20 Reasoning Mind EOY Assessment Window (Gr. 2-5)


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.

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 - Mr. Jones

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