W.T. White Feeder Pattern

Community Newsletter - December 2015


The first semester of learning has been fabulous in the WT White Feeder Pattern. We have all been working very hard to make sure that all of our students are successful.

Thank you all for your partnerships, time, and energy you provide on a daily basis to ensure our students receive only the very best education.

May your holidays be filled with joy,

Melody Paschall

Whats going on at our feeder pattern schools?

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Nathan Adams Elementary School

Camryn Bell Represents Nathan Adams Elementary at the Texas Reading Bee!
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Perot Museum of Nature and Science TECH Truck
Kinder Two Way Dual Language Parent Meeting.. Thank you Mr. Herrera & Ms. Mullaley for leading it!
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Spreading lot's of Christmas spirit from the Instructional Coaches at N. Adams.

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Bush Elementary School

Ms. Texas 2015, Shannon Sanderford, came to Bush ES on Dec. 3rd and spoke to our kiddos about “Legos for Life” her message about making good choices in life to advance.

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Caillet Elementary School

Kinder: Role Play 1st Thanksgiving: Pilgrim to Indian
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Our “Donuts with Dad” held in the a.m. on December 9th with our Caillet dads, uncles and grandfathers was a big success. They had a lot of great ideas! We look forward to working together with this valuable group!

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Science Fair

DeGolyer Elementary School

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Jerry Junkins

On Thursday, December 10, 2015, Jerry Junkins hosted its 2nd annual Holidays Around The World Multicultural Night. This year we had over 350 families attend the event. We always hope to showcase the diversity of our student population on this special night. Our families come together and share their cultures with one another. We began the evening with a family potluck, and encouraged families to bring dishes they would normally share at home. Santa came by to visit with all the children. We’d like to offer a special thanks to Costco who donated 250 backpacks. Every child received a free backpack after their visit with Santa. We also had a station set up for the children to create Christmas ornaments and write letters to Santa. Then it was off to the auditorium, for several student performances that highlighted Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa. Thanks to our donors, we had over 30 raffle prizes given away that included three tablets and one brand new bike. We finished the evening with a special video highlighting our student cultures. This event definitely supports our mission of creating global citizens by exposing them to the diversity within our own campus!
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Behringer-Harvard and Junkins team up

To support our mission of providing a supportive culture for the twenty-first century learner to reach their academic destination and become productive citizens of the world, Jerry Junkins Elementary has partnered with Behringer-Harvard in launching a Coding Club for the 4th and 5th grade students. The Behringer-Harvard IT staff members meet every week with our students teach them how to code. In the spring semester, students will be applying their programming/coding skills to robots. We are so fortunate to have Behringer’s support in making our vision a reality. Our students are on their way to being equipped with the skills necessary to contribute to our evolving tech-driven society.

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Marsh Middle School

100% Matador Program: Our 100% Matador Assembly where students who earned a card based on grades, attendance, and behavior were recognized.
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Robotics placed 2nd overall in their competition. They are headed to the North Texas championship in February. Excellent job Mr. Hedric!
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A wonderful article to read that features our very own LCC cadets and Cpl. Miriam Gaytan in the Dallas Morning News.

E.D. Walker Middle School

Walker Middle School had its first annual Turkey Drive! Walker families donated turkeys for other Walker families in need. It was a huge success. Pictured here are Dr. Stout, Principal at Walker and Mr. Burge, NJHS Sponsor. NJHS sponsored the 2015 Walker Turkey Drive.

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IDEA High School

On Tuesday, November 10th students and staff explored the exhibit halls and classrooms of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Students applied what they've been learning in Physics about Newton's laws of motion and energy in the Amusement Park Physics lab.
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Dallas Innovates, a content hub for innovation, was created through the partnership of the Dallas Regional Chamber and D magazine – the platform aims to communicate the innovation occurring in the various sectors of the city and launched publicly yesterday. Exciting that they chose to profile IDEA as their key feature story in the “Education” space.

December 15th, there was a screening of the documentary “Most Likely to Succeed,” that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and has since been showed at various film festivals around the country. IDEA was invited to participate in the panel discussion after the screening – One of our students, Sam Nix, participated in the panel discussion and impressed the audience away with his insightful and articulate comments; I’m so proud of him!

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W.T. White High School

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How the WTW jazz band wraps up the week!

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Principals supporting Ms. Wallace on her nomination for principals of the year.

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Dallas Observer Article, Friday, December 11, 2015

Shout out to our WT White feeder pattern campuses: Caillet, Withers and George Bush.
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Cabell Elementary School

Cabell ES winners for the 'Hear the Beep Where you Sleep' poster contest.

  • 1st and best of show Melissa Lopez
  • 2nd Jully Huynh
  • 3rd Julissa Casas

WT White 2015 Valedictorian

Daniel Stehling who is now competing in cross country at Colorado School of Mines also won nationals in cross country!

Elementary Principal o the Year Finalist - Connie Wallace

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Congratulations to Marcus, Caillet & Nathan Adams Students for UIL Performance!

Students earn spot in finals of the Gardere Martin Luther King Jr. Oratory Competition

Congratulations to the Wither's student that was a semi-finalists in the competition. The semi-finals took place on Dec. 8, in the Ada L. Williams Auditorium of the Dallas ISD Administration Building:

• Ashley Patterson, Harry C. Withers Elementary School

Thank You to our partners..

  • Thank you Costco for providing backpacks to each student at Junkins Elementary School.
  • Thank you Behringer Harvard who donated 23 new playground balls (basketball, football, soccer) for Junkins students. They also donated 35 brand new coats with hats and gloves.

  • Thank you to Jim and Diane Mott donated $400 to the school for various Christmas activities at Junkins.

  • Thank you to Home Depot and Starbucks for contributions for Real School.

We will cultivate a premier learning community to foster globally responsive citizens.

WT White Feeder Pattern

Melody Cogswell-Paschall

Administrative Assistant: Jennifer Sosa


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