PINKSTON POST

"COMMITTED TO CHILDREN, COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE" 2015-2016

Core Beliefs

  • Our main purpose is to improve student academic achievement.

  • Effective instruction makes the most difference in student academic performance.

  • There is no excuse for poor quality instruction.

  • With our help, at risk students will achieve at the same rate as non-at risk students.

  • Staff members must have a commitment to children and a commitment to the pursuit of excellence.

Campus Goals & Targets

End of Course Exams

Algebra I, English I, English II - 65% STAAR at Level III ADV - 15%
Biology, U.S. History - 95% AP Exams - 10% College Readiness - 15%
ACP- 70% Passing in All Courses Student Attendance - 95% All Grade Levels

WEEK At A GLANCE

Monday November 16 PLC Theme: SPOT Observations

  • Content Focus Walks during Collaborative Planning Periods: Focus - Engagement & Multiple Response Strategies
  • Site Based Decision Making Team 5:00 pm
  • PTA 6:00 pm

Tuesday November 17 PLC Theme: Effective Lesson Planning

  • CILT Team Meeting 2nd period in Main Office Conference Room

Wednesday November 18 PLC Theme: Effective Lesson Planning Lesson Demonstrations

  • LPAC Meeting @ 4:30pm in main office conference room

Thursday November 19 PLC Theme: Professional Development & Data Analysis

  • 2015 Texas Youth Behavior Survey (Identified Classes)
Friday November 20 ALTERNATE B-DAY SCHEDULE

Habit of Mind Focus Persisting II

Avenger Friday - Teachers Review/Reteach Low Performing SE's from the Week

  • Instructional Coaches Training 9:00 am Room 238
  • Picture Day Grades 9-11 Auditorium

Saturday November 21

EOC SATURDAY SCHOOL 9:00am-12:00pm
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We Celebrate YOU!!

  • Jesus Mendoza 11/19
  • Cynthia Waters 11/22

Important Reminders

  1. Students should not be released from class without an official pass from the teacher... for an official pass see Mrs. Espinosa
  2. Doors are expected to open 10 minutes after the bell rings each period: following a tardy freeze
  3. Ear buds, food, and drinks are NOT allowed in class
  4. Staff should be visible in the hallways during passing periods, prompting students to class.
  5. All staff members are expected to model appropriate dress code per DISD policy....NO EXCEPTIONS
  6. ALL TEACHERS ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT ATTENDANCE BY 4:15 pm DAILY

Lady Viking Basketball vs. Kimball

Tuesday, Nov. 17th, 6pm

3606 South Westmoreland Road

Dallas, TX

Boys Basketball Season Opener vs. Flower Mound HS

Tuesday, Nov. 17th, 5-10pm

3815 Spring Valley Road

Addison, TX

INSTRUCTIONAL "LOOK FORS"

Evidence of Content BIG ROCKS

Math - Student Reference Sheets/ Anchor Charts

Science - Vocabulary Journal Usage

Social Studies- Vocabulary Development & History Alive Implementation

ELAR - Balance Liberace & Text Based Evidence: Anchor Charts, Annotation Strategies

Campus Wide

  • USAGE of PINKSTON QUESTIONING PROTOCOL
  • Evidence of Student SELF-Profiling

Lady Viking Basketball vs. Samuell

Friday, Nov. 20th, 6pm

2200 Dennison Street

Dallas, TX

Boys Basketball vs. Adamson

Friday, Nov. 20th, 5pm

309 East 9th Street

Dallas, TX