W. H. ADAMSON FEEDER PATTERN

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The Week of May 4, 2015

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THE MISSION OF OUR WORK

The Adamson Feeder Pattern will work collaboratively with all parents and stakeholders to ensure ALL students are college and career ready by providing rigorous, highly engaging, quality instruction.

ADAMSON FEEDER PATTERN ACTION PLAN

KUDOS TO YOU!


KUDOS to the students in Kindergarten at PEELER for attending a field trip to Klyde Warren Park hosted by the Dallas Rotary Club last week where Mayor Rawlins read to PEELER students! This event with the Mayor was showcased on Chanel 5! GO TEAM PEELER!


TEAM REAGAN celebrated "Idiom Day" on Friday. What a great way to support our ELL students! Go Team Reagan!


KUDOS to Adamson HS & Reagan ES for representing in the Cinco de Mayo Parade in Oak Cliff on Saturday.


WANT TO BE FEATURED IN THE WEEKLY KUDOS? Forward the great things that are happening in your schools to Ms. Hill via email.

CLIMATE SURVEY PROGRESS

We have 4 days left to complete the campus climate survey. Continue to encourage your professional and support staff to complete the survey. KUDOS to Garcia MS, Gilliam CA and Hogg ES for already having 60% completion and for being recognized on this week's Division 5 newsletter! Let's keep growing our completion rates!

A Note From Your Executive Director...

Team,


Welcome to MAKE THE MOST OF MAY! We are in our last weeks of school and the time is now to ensure that our students FINISH STRONG! As you think about your expectations this month, consider the following analogy:


The date is Friday, May 15. All of a sudden you've come down with what seems to be a cold, but you can't be sure. You know that the place to get what you need is the doctor's office. You make your appointment and arrive promptly at your 8:00 AM appointment time only to realize that the doctor is running late. You wait on her to arrive as your symptoms go untreated. When you finally meet with the doctor, she asks you a few questions and then reports to you that because it's Friday, almost summer break time, and that she's worked hard all year that she isn't really going to work as hard now to provide you with the care that you need (and deserve). She tells you to just go home and let her know if you don't feel better. You pay your $50 co-pay and leave.


How would you feel? My guess is that you would be offended and that you expected more from the EXPERT that you went to see about your ailment. You would probably also feel as though the doctor wasted your time and that she didn't do her job at all.


Now, let's connect this scenario to the classroom and your campuses. I know that your expectations are high and that YOU would be disappointed if a teacher behaved in this manner toward a student. It happens though. My challenge to you is to keep your staff motivated and inspired to the end as they are the EXPERTS who know what our students need. Remember-it's OUR JOB to provide our students with high quality instruction EACH DAY WE ARE AT WORK. Insist on great teacher attendance and good quality instruction! ALL TOGETHER ADAMSON!


Here's to another great week of teaching and learning!


Ms. Hill

THIS WEEK AT-A-GLANCE

Happy Teacher & Teacher Assistant Appreciation Week!


Monday, May 4, 2015

    • Campus Visits AM & PM
    • ITBS/LOGRAMOS TESTING WEEK for Bowie, Reagan, Hogg, Peeler


    Tuesday, May 5, 2015
    • Campus Visits AM & PM
    • Adamson HS STAAR EOC--Algebra I
    • Gilliam CA STAAR EOC--Algebra I & US History


    Wednesday, May 6, 2015--Happy School Nurse Day!

    • Adamson HS STAAR EOC--Biology
    • Division 5 Leadership Meeting 9:00 AM @ Haskell (Ms. Hill)
    • Principal Focus Group 4:00 @ Haskell


    Thursday, May 7, 2015

    • Campus Visits AM & PM
    • Adamson HS STAAR EOC--US History
    • Gilliam CA STAAR EOC--Biology
    • DTR Recruitment Fair @ Adamson HS 5:00-8:00 PM


    Friday,May 8, 2015

    • Elementary Data Meeting--Please see email concerning this meeting
    • Literacy Plan Development Meeting 1:00-3:30 @ Haskell (Hill)


    Saturday, May 9, 2015

    • Dallas ISD Job Fair @ Conrad 9-12
    • U GOT THIS College Experience @ SMU 10:00-4:00 (Adamson & Gilliam Students)
    • Adamson HS & Giliam CA Prom Night! Be safe & Have Fun!

    STAND ALONE SUMMER PROGRAM UPDATE--REMINDER

    You should have received an email from Scott Smith lat week with information on items that should be either completed or in progress as it relates to getting ready for your programs. Within this email, there was also a google doc link for you to use to review the status of your program. For your convenience, I've included the link below. Please take a moment to review this email and complete any necessary actions.


    https://docs.google.com/a/dallasisd.org/spreadsheets/d/1KKmZOWPkGY5z0k82LK9Q8BXxWJz-TI9sScDpvqLsg-I/edit?usp=sharing

    Student Success Initiative Procedures for 5th & 8th Grades

    Ensure that your campus is taking care of business with the SSI procedures that MUST HAPPEN concerning the STAAR Reading Exam. Everything that you need to know is in the binder that I provided for you a couple of weeks ago as well as on the TEA website. Please reach out to one another should you have any questions.

    UPCOMING REMINDERS & DUE DATES AT-A-GLANCE

    May 1-22--ISIP (EOY) Grades K-2/SRI (EOY) Grades 9-12

    May 11-22--ACP Performance Tests Grades K-5

    May 12--STAAR READING RETEST for 5th & 8th Grades

    May 13--Office Managers' Training

    May 14-AF Training

    May 14--Cedar Valley Associate Degree Graduation! Congratulations Gilliam Students!

    May 18-22--National Educational Bosses' Week!

    May 21--ADAMSON FEEDER TEACHER FOCUS GROUP @ GARCIA MS--DATE CHANGE

    May 22--FEEDER MEETING DATE CHANGE--We will meet at Peeler today

    May 26--Community Meeting @ Adamson HS 6:00-7:30 PM

    May 18-29--ACP Performance Tests Grades 6-12

    May 20--Principal's Meeting

    May 25--Memorial Day Holiday

    May 30--Dallas ISD Job Fair & DEADLINE FOR ZERO VACANCIES!

    June 5--Adamson HS Graduation 6:00 PM @ Jesse Owens

    June 6--Gilliam CA Gradutation 7:00 @ Kincade Stadium

    June 17--District-wide Principal Meeting

    June 18--Adamson Feeder Pattern Retreat

    DALLAS ISD JOB FAIR DATES CONFIRMED

    Please place the following dates on your calendars for the remaining hiring fairs as we prepare for the 2015-2016 school year.

    • May 9
    • May 30
    • June 11
    • July 14
    • August 8

    OUR FAMILY OF FEEDER SCHOOLS

    • James Bowie Elementary, Principal Noelle Wilson
    • Felix G. Botello Elementary, Principal Reyna Sotelo
    • James Hogg Elementary, Principal Jairo Casco
    • John F. Peeler, Principal Sofia Villarreal
    • John Reagan Elementary, Principal Ruby Ramirez
    • Hector P. Garica Middle School, Principal Gary Auld
    • Kathryn Joy GilliamCollegiate Academy, Principal Tamara Francis
    • W.H. Adamson High School, Principal Jaine Ortega

    District-Wide Top Two Goals

    1. 75% of third grade students will read on grade level by the end of the academic school year.
    2. 100% of seniors will pass STAAR EOC exams at the end of the academic school year.

    WE ARE OFFICIALLY IN STAAR/EOC SEASON!

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