ARMS Legend

Excellence Without Boundaries

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May 9 , 6th Six Weeks, Week 4

BY MAY 2016, AT LEAST 80% OF ALL STAAR EXAMS TAKEN BY ARMS STUDENTS WILL MEET THE PHASE II PASSING STANDARD.

Principal Message

Greetings Rangers!

As we all know, our Rangers will be completing the STAAR assessments this week. The most important aspect as we enter this time, is the environment that is created. Students know what they know and how they go about showing what they know is influenced by the climate and the tone that is created by EACH adult in the building.

Our energy and our focus creates the testing climate that our students experiences, from the minute they enter the door to when they leave. Please ensure you are aware of your role and responsibilities so that our students experience your calmness and confidence. Along with this, is how we convey the expectation that this an important opportunity that each and every one one of our students needs to approach with focus and clarity.

I truly want to say thank you in advance to everyone for approaching this week with a high level of awareness of your role as a member of the ARMS Testing Team and the very vital role in encouraging our students hearts, as well as their minds. These are a few days among many that they have experienced with us and we want to continue support their ultimate success.

I truly appreciate each of you!! A special thank you to ARMS Teachers as you have helped them arrive at this day with a level of confidence and skill that will take them far, way beyond their time at ARMS. Much appreciation!!

Proud Principal of Legendary ARMS,
F. Taylor-Glenn

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TG2 Spotlight

TG2 Spotlight is an opportunity for staff members to highlight another staff member who has demonstrated Team, Grit, or Growth. Please provide the characteristic you are spotlighting them for (Team, Grit, or Growth), a brief explanation, and a picture (if you can). In your email to me, Subject line should read: RED: SPOTLIGHT: (Staff Name).

Spotlight on Ms. Tovar & Ms. Rivera (Team)

Ms. Zapata writes:
I would like to highlight Ms. Tovar and Ms. Rivera for team work. Teacher Appreciation would not have been possible without all the work and support that Ms. Rivera and Ms. Tovar put forth. They truly create a positive and supportive campus climate culture. Thank you ladies!

Spotlight on Ms. Johnson and Ms. Coronado

Ms. Baker writes:
I would like to extend Major Kudos to the ARMS Cafeteria staff. Each day they ensure nutrition intake of adequate routine meals. Healthy nutrition is essential to education and social growth. Special shouts out to Ms. Coronado and Ms. Johnson, our morning breakfast team, which work so wonderfully together. Every morning these two lovely ladies show our SPED kids very special care, it warms my heart daily. Ms. Coronado and Ms. Johnson please know the nutrition, love you both provide supports our students progress. YOU LADIES ROCK!!!

Spotlight on Ms. Mathis (Team)

Ms. Taylor-Glenn writes:

Ms. Mathis has assisted teachers and leadership on many occasions, lent her expertise, and creative mind when we have asked for help. She always assists with a positive attitude and you know that her heart goes into whatever is produced. I truly appreciate the support and candor that she provides!! She contantly works to develop our Ranger Artists and their work can be enjoyed throughout the building.

Most recently Ms. Mathis brought such joy to the Arnet Family and the Cafeteria Team as she created the beautiful display you can see in the Main Office. She was given an apron and this is what she created!! Thank you Ms. Mathis for all you do!!!
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Spotlight on 8th grade Science and Social Studies & 6th Grade Math Teachers (Team & Grit)

Ms. Addison writes:

Thank you to the 8 Grade Science, Social Studies, and 6 Grade Math Teachers. For the last 2 weeks they have invited students into their classes so the 8 Grade math team could work with the students for SSI. Without your help and support we would not have been able to work with our students. You showed grit by allowing students to come to your class. It’s not always easy having extra students in your classrooms but you were all willing to help the team to be successful.

Spotlight on J. Miller (Grit)

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Ranger News

ARMS Info

SLO's & Summative Confrences (Teachers)

TEI Summative Evaluations:
Rangers you will be receiving email invites from appraisers, if you haven't already, to complete your summative evaluations which are to be completed by May 19th.

SLO's:
In addition to the Summative Conferences, SLO post assessments and Schoolnet entries are to be completed as well. Please ensure that post assessments, if they have not been done already, are administered during beginning of the May 16th week.

If you have any questions please contact your appraiser.

ARMS REMINDERS

STAAR Schedule

Monday - Math (6 & 7, 8th Retesters)
Tuesday - Reading (6 & 7, 8th Retesters)
Wednesday - Science (7th Pre AP & 8th)
Thursday - Social Studies (8th)

STAAR Testing Assignments

Thank you in advance to ALL Rangers for your support in creating a seamless and supportive testing environment.

100% of staff members are being utilized in a capacity / role during our testing days, so thank you in advance for reviewing your assignment and ensuring a safe and secure testing environment.

Please click here to see room assignments.

TEI Roster Verification

Click here for more information about verification process which is begins on Tuesday, May 10th.

GT Night is on May 13th FRIDAY!!

ARMS Tardy Data 5/2 - 5/6

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Pertinent campus wide WAIP information will be posted in the weekly ARMS Legend. Please ensure that you stay informed of district updates and general information. WAIP information that is specific to a team, grade, content, will be emailed directly.

DISD Employee Health Fair

Click here for more information.

DISD Teacher Recognition Updates

Please click here to read the updates to district teacher recognition programs.

Contract Dissemination (2016-17) Update

Click here to read the memo from the Chief of Human Capital Management, Karry Chapman.

Chapter 21 Staff- Resignation Information

Click here to review important information in regards to resigning from DISD.
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Marshall Memo

What is the Marshall Memo?

Kim Marshall was a teacher, principal, and central office administrator in Boston for 32 years. He currently advises and coaches new principals through the New Leaders for New Schools program. He is also the author of the Marshall Memo. He subscribes to 64 top-quality publications, and every week he sifts through them to select the most significant articles with the most potential to improve teaching and learning.

In the spirit of our second "G" GROWTH, every week I will share 1 or 2 of the article summaries with ARMS staff. In hopes of sparking interest, sharing another perspective, or strategies as we all collectively work to improve teaching and learning @ ARMS. Take what works for you, leave what doesn't.

Grit May Be Essential, But It Has an Underside

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ARMS Events

Athletic Events

Monday, May 2

ARMS Baseball vs. Florence- 5:45 @ ARMS

ARMS Softball vs. Gaston – 6:00 @ ARMS

Tuesday, May 3

6th Grade Boys & Girls Basketball vs. OW Holmes- 5 & 6pm, location TBA

Wednesday, May 11th

6th Grade Boys & Girls Basketball vs. Balch Springs- 5 & 6pm, location TBA

Weekly Events May 9-12

Monday, May 9
STAAR Testing Math 6-7, Retest 8
Tuesday, May 10
STAAR Testing Reading 6-7, Retest 8
Wednesday, May 11
STAAR Testing Science 8
Thursday, May 12
STAAR Testing Social Studies 8
Make up
Friday, May 13
8th Grade Panoramic Picture
Staff Panoramic picture @ 4:20 in gym
Core Meeting 9:30- 10:55- Conference Room 127
Gifted and Talented Night

On The Horizon........


Monday, May 16
Trailblazer Meeting @ 4:30-5:45 p.m.
Tuesday, May 17
Empower Team Meeting @ 7:30 a.m. (parent conference room)
POD Action
Staff meeting 4:30- 5:15 in Library
Wednesday, May 18
Coffee with the Principal @ 8:15 Library
Parent Workshop @ 9:00
6th grade PEP Rally @ 6:00-7:30 - Gym
Thursday, May 19
2016-2017 Planning 1
Staff Breakfast (Electives)
Friday, May 20
Core meeting 9:30- 10:55- Conference room 127
8th Grade Dance @ 6:00 p.m - 10:00 p.m. @ Callejo Community Room
6th Grade Field Day 7th & 8th Period
Monday, May 23
SBDM 5:00- 6:00 (Parent Conference room)
Tuesday, May 24
8th Grade Ceremony @ 7:00 p.m. in the gym
Wednesday, May 25
2016-2017 Planning 2
ARMS Athletic Banquet
Thursday, May 26
End of the Year ARMS Staff Ceremony @ 4:30 p.m. in the cafeteria
Friday, May 27
Core meeting 9:30- 10:55- Conference room 127
ACP Day 1
Monday, May 30
Memorial Day- No School
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ARMS Teacher & Staff Appreciation!

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Rangers share Thank You sentiments to Teachers & Staff

ARMS Cafeteria Team Super Hero Team Host Breakfast!!

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ARMS PTO Serve Lunch for Teacher Appreciation

ARMS PTO Serves Up Ice Cream for Teachers & Staff

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ARMS Wins DISD 2015-16 Heart of Nutrition Award

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ARMS won out of 229 campuses! We dedicated this award to Ms. Marlese "Buffy" Arnett. She truly put the "T" in TEAM and the "G" in GRIT for her Rangers Family!

District staff presented the award to the Phenomenal ARMS Cafeteria Team on Friday!!
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The Arnet - Burton family attended as we honored Marlese Arnet and the Cafeteria Team.

Please come see the wonderful dedication apron (created by Ms. Mathis) in the Main Office.
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ARMS Dance Company & Band Perform at DISD Board Trustee Showcase!

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ARMS Cinco De Mayo Celebration

Thank you to Ms. Liriano, Ms. J. Miller, and Ms. Nix for coordinating the event. The students truly enjoyed themselves!
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8th Grade Magnet & Early College Picture Frames

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