The Seagoville Feeder Pattern

"Seagoville Strong"

The Weekly Dragon Newsletter

The Week of January 18th

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

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day marks the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around King's birthday, January 15. The campaign for a federal holiday in King's honor began soon after his assassination in 1968. President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983, and it was first observed three years later.

Please take time this week to honor Martin L. King, Jr., our country's most influential figure and social activist in the American civil rights movement from the 1950s until his assassination in 1968. Inspired by advocates of nonviolence such as Mahatma Gandhi, King sought equality for African Americans, the economically disadvantaged and victims of injustice through peaceful protest. He was the driving force behind watershed events such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the March on Washington, which helped bring about such landmark legislation as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 and that is why he is honored and remembered each year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The Dallas Independent School District and the Seagoville Feeder Pattern honors Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. for all of his contributions to the American civil rights movement.

The History Channel Presents: Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.

Weekly Administrative Information Packet

Click above to view the WAIP for the week of January 14th.


Monday, January 18th

Martin L. King, Jr. Day

Student/Teacher Holiday

Tuesday, January 19th

DCCCD Meeting @ Eastfield

  • 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Campus Visit @ Seagoville High School

  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Southeast Dallas Chamber of Commerce

  • Eastfield College - Pleasant Grove Campus
  • Community Room (108/109)
  • 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Interviews for P-Tech ECHS

  • 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Literacy Cadre Professional Development

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

Writing Professional Development

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

Wednesday, January 20th

ACP Make-Up Window Closes

Interview for P-Tech ECHS

  • 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

ECHS Counsel Meeting

  • Dallas County Schools Technology & Training Center
  • 5151 Samuell Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75228
  • 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Principals' Meeting

  • Dallas County Schools Technology & Training Center
  • 5151 Samuell Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75228
  • 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Literacy Cadre Professional Development

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

Thursday, January 21st

Campus Visit @ Ebby Halliday Elementary School

  • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Campus Visit @ Seagoville Elementary School

  • 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

University of Texas @ Arlington

  • UTA Business Bldg., Room 535
  • 701 S. West Street, Arlington, TX, 76019
  • 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Literacy Cadre Professional Development

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

Friday, January 22nd

School Leadership Meeting

  • 8:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Campus Visit @ Seagoville North Elementary

  • 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Campus Visit @ Seagoville Middle School

  • 1:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Interviews for P-Tech ECHS

  • 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

School Board Recognition Month

Trustee Nancy Bingham

Representing District 4 (Pleasant Grove, Balch Springs, and Seagoville), Nancy Bingham was first elected to the Dallas ISDs Board of Trustees in May 2004. She was re-elected to serve another three-year term in May 2007, and again in 2010 and 2013. Mrs. Bingham earned a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and a Master of Education with a reading specialist certification from Texas A&M University-Commerce. A teacher for 32 years and a Dallas resident since 1959, Bingham retired from the Mesquite Independent School District in 2004, where she had taught remedial reading, English as a second language, and honors reading at the secondary level.

Trustee Bingham has been a constant figure in Southeast Dallas, Balch Springs, and Seagoville. Her commitment to education is evident through her hard work and dedication to the children of Dallas ISD. Her continuous involvement is supported by the positive relationships and partnerships she has established with various school leaders, parents, and community members in District 4.

Thank you, Trustee Bingham for your continuous support of the Seagoville Feeder Pattern and District 4. We appreciate your commitment the students, teachers, and community members of the Dallas Independent School District.

The Dallas ISD Board of Trustees

School Board Recognition Month

The Seagoville Feeder Pattern would like to thank the Dallas ISD Board Trustees for their commitment to the students, teachers, and community members of the Dallas Independent School District.

Pictured: (Back row, left to right) District 1 Trustee Edwin Flores (North Dallas); District 6 Trustee Joyce Foreman (Southwest Dallas); District 2 Trustee Mike Morath (North and Near East Dallas); District 9 Trustee Bernadette Nutall (South Dallas and parts of Downtown Dallas, Pleasant Grove, Deep Ellum, Uptown, and East Dallas); and District 3 Trustee Dan Micciche (Northeast Dallas).

(Front row, left to right) District 4 Trustee Nancy Bingham, board secretary, (Southeast Dallas, Seagoville, and Balch Springs); District 8 Trustee Miguel Solis, 1st vice president, (Love Field, Northwest Dallas, and Central Dallas); District 7 Trustee Eric Cowan, president, (North Central Oak Cliff and parts of West Dallas); Superintendent of Schools Michael Hinojosa; and District 5 Trustee Lew Blackburn, 2nd vice president, (Oak Lawn, West Dallas, Wilmer, Hutchins, and portions of East Oak Cliff).

Notification of District Policies

Human Capital Management reminds employees to log on to Dallas ISD Employee Self-Service in Oracle and select DISD Annual Policy Acknowledgment to read and electronically complete the following:

  • The Annual Notification of District Policies
  • 2015-16 Employee Handbook

Upon completion, a confirmation of acknowledgment will be sent to the employee’s district e-mail. The Annual Employee Notification of District Policies contains several policies that all district employees are required to read, adhere to, and acknowledge annually. Managers, please communicate with your direct report staff to ensure that all comply with the acknowledgment requirement by Jan. 31.

Employees should report technical difficulties completing the acknowledgement, or send questions or concerns to For help with problems logging into Oracle, submit a Remedy Force ticket or call (972) 925-5630.

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 Launching Soon!
We are pleased to announce the launch of a new TEI website in the coming days.

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

9. 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.

TEI: Supporting Excellence

Did you know Dallas ISD has a robust professional development catalog with workshops available by subject matter? You can browse the catalog and register for the workshops through the links below.

K-2 Curriculum & Instruction:
K-2 Content Area Night for RLA: 1/28/16 @ 4:30 – 6:30 at Nolan Estes
Note: This date has changed from 1/14/16 due to Elementary Parent Conference Night.
K-2 Content Area Night for Math: 2/4/16 @ 4:30 – 6:30 at Nolan Estes
K-2 Content Area Night for RLA: 2/18/16 @ 4:30 – 6:30 at Nolan Estes
K-2 Content Area Night for Science: 2/16/16 @ 4:30 – 6:30 at Nolan Estes
K-2 Content Area Night for SLAR: 2/25/16 @ 4:30 – 6:30 at Nolan Estes

See the Professional Development Catalog to register for these sessions.

STAAR Interventions Academy
Region 10 will present a STAAR Interventions Academy for campus administrators and teachers and provide the most recent updates from the legislature. Instructional strategies and best practices for the assessed curriculum in Mathematics, Reading, Science, Social Studies, and Writing will also be explored. Click here for the flyer.

Location: Kathlyn Gilliam Collegiate Academy
Dates: January 23, 2016 and February 20, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Upcoming SchoolNet Webinars
Locating and Scheduling Instructional Materials in Schoolnet
This webinar will review the teacher processes for locating and scheduling instructional materials in the Classrooms module of Schoolnet. Click here to register.

Date: Monday, January 25, 2016
Time: 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Gifted and Talented News
G/T Foundations Module 1: Nature and Needs
Location: H. B. Bell School Support Service Center Rm. 810 or Region 10
Dates: January 12 & 14, 2016
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

G/T Foundations Module 2: Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted and Talented Students
Location: H. B. Bell School Support Service Center Room 810
Dates:January 26 & 28, 2016
Time: 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M

Note: Thirty (30) Foundational Hours of Gifted Education is required for teachers who provide instruction and services that are a part of the district’s defined gifted/talented services. This includes elementary G/T program teachers, Pre-AP, AP, and IB teachers. The thirty (30) foundational hours is a one-time training. As a reminder, the Gifted and Talented testing window will be held from January 11 – January 22, 2016.

Middle School PD

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)

January 19 - 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Tuesday) Room 738

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

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

High School PD

English language arts and reading professional development sessions are being facilitated after school on Tuesdays from 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at Seagoville High School.

Seagoville High School

Professional Development (Campus PLC Time)

January 26 - Evidence-based writing

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


1/25 - 2/5 CIRCLE MOY Assessment Window (Gr. Pre-K)


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. Javier Chaparro

Seagoville High School - Mr. Jones

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