The Seagoville Feeder Pattern

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The Weekly Dragon Newsletter

The Week of December 14th

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

Weekly Administrative Information Packet

Click above to view the WAIP for the week of December 10th.


Monday, December 14

ACP Testing Grades K-5

Site Team Planning Meeting

  • Eastfield Community College
  • 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Industry Partnership Meeting

  • DISD Early College High Schools
  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Panoramic Playbook (Student Survey Program)

  • Academic Facilitator Training
  • H.B. Bell Building, Room 801
  • 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Assistant Principal Focus Group

  • Haskell, 1st Floor Conference Room
  • 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

HCM Recruitment Event

  • George HW Bush Elementary (3939 Spring Valley Rd.)
  • Norma Martinez, Katrina Gibson, Michael St Ama
  • 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Policy Proposal (Elementary Recess Required)

  • Elementary School Principals ONLY

  • Recess Survey Due by 5:00 p.m. (To complete the survey, please click here.)

Tuesday, December 15

ACP Testing Grades K-12

SLO Accomplishment DUE

  • Submit in SchoolNet
  • Semester Courses ONLY

School Leadership Meeting

  • Haskell, 1st Floor Conference Room
  • 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Summer School Meeting

  • Haskell, 2nd Floor Conference Room
  • 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Professional Development Literacy Cadre

  • Kleberg Elementary School (K-2)
  • 3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Wednesday, December 16

ACP Testing Grades K-12

Science Fair Submissions DUE

Meeting w/ Dr. Bravo

  • Haskell, 3rd Floor Conference Room 303B
  • 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

District-Wide Principals' Meeting

  • Hulcy Middle School
  • 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Professional Development Literacy Cadre

  • Central Elementary School (K-2)
  • 3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Holiday Progressive for Executive Directors

  • Intergovernmental Affairs and Community Relations
  • Administration, 3700 Ross Ave.
  • 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 17

ACP Testing Grades K-12

Seagoville Feeder Pattern Holiday Retreat

  • The Dallas Children's Theatre
  • 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

P-Tech Steering Committee Meeting

  • Seagoville High School
  • 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Friday, December 18

ACP Testing Grades K-12

United Way Jean Day

TEA Early College Applications DUE

Annual DISD Policy Notifications DUE


  • Academic Facilitators
  • Administrative Assistants

School Leadership Meeting

  • Haskell, 1st Floor Conference Room
  • 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Leadership Team B Meeting

  • Haskell, 3rd Floor Conference Room
  • 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Seagoville North ES Science Fair

The Seagoville North Elementary School teachers worked hard with their students to create projects for this year's science fair. Students from each grade level who receive the first place prize will move on to the Divisional Science Fair, which will be held on January 9, 2016. Students who win at the Division level will compete in the District Science Fair on February 6, 2016!

The 2015-2016 winners are…

3rd Grade

3rd Place – Thomas Presley

2nd Place – Jessica Cortes

1st Place – Breyona Hawkins

4th Grade

3rd Place – Jer’Meecya Ealey

2nd Place – Marivel Ojeda

1st Place – Sophie Segura – Armijo

5th Grade

3rd Place – Adrian Rodriguez

2nd Place – Aldo Gallegos

1st Place – Hayley Smithee

Congratulations to all winners and thank you to everyone who assisted in the planning and preparation of this year's Seagoville North Elementary School Science Fair!

Seagoville North Elementary School Science Fair

The Hour of Code

Seagoville Middle School students participated in the Hour of Code under the supervision of Wade Kennedy. The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. On December 8th, Mr. Kreg Bryant from a fortune 500 company came and participated with Seagoville Middle School students in this partnership opportunity.

The Hour of Code is organized by, a public 501c3 non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. An unprecedented coalition of partners have come together to support the Hour of Code -- including Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Boys and Girls Clubs of America and the College Board.

Seagoville Middle School Participates in Mayor's Race

Seagoville Feeder Pattern Data Rooms

Ebby Halliday Elementary School Data Room

Kleberg Elementary School Data Room

Central Elementary School Data Room

What is an Effective Data Room?

Why Data Walls?

  • Visual representation of academic progress
  • A way to show progress over time

  • Non-threatening form of accountability

  • Springboard for instructional conversations and collaborative decision-making (DDI)

  • Visual promotes transparency and teamwork

Types of Data Displays

Public Data Walls

  1. Data displays about improvement toward goals
  2. Display is dynamic and regularly updated
  3. Messaging is informative and encourages action; best displays identify a problem & solution
  4. Display positive; supported with contents and recognition

  • What data? Attendance, grades, assessments
  • What level? Student, grade, homeroom, school
  • Where? Hallways, lunchroom, gathering places
  • What type? Charts, graphs

Classroom Data Walls

  1. Provides snapshot of how students are doing as a class or individual
  2. Display is dynamic and regularly updated
  3. Often low-tech or created and manipulated by students themselves
  4. Messaging geared toward students and encourages action and responsibility without publicly embarrassing students

What data?

  • Reading, math data (progress monitor)
  • Overall class averages (goal setting)
  • Interim, formative assessments

Staff Data Walls in Data Rooms

  1. Securely located in common staff meeting space or principal's office
  2. Used to monitor classroom and/or individual assessment data
  3. Dynamic and updated regularly (dry erase/magnets)

What Data?

  • Achievement (class, student)
  • Achievement tiers with interventions
  • TEKS/SE performance (low targeted areas)

Data Binders

  1. Systematic way to organize student performance data
  2. Provides diagnostic details for intervention
  3. Easily accessible for planning and documenting

Traditional/Electronic Binder?

  • Campus Action Plan
  • TEA Accountability Measures (Index 1-4)
  • Student Profiles
  • RTI Intervention Plans
  • Priority TEKS/SE
  • Tracking Data

Seagoville Feeder Data Room Expectations


  • Campuses will display staff data walls within a data rooms

  • Data walls should have been functional as of October 15th
  • DDI meetings will take place every 6 weeks

The following data will be posted: ( 6 Week DDI Meetings)

  • K-3rd Grade - ISIP/Achieve 3000
  • 3rd-12th Grade - Common Assessments for STAAR tested content

TEI: Distinguished Teacher Review

What is a Distinguished Teacher?

A Distinguished teacher is one who earns an effectiveness level of Proficient II or higher. These teachers achieve high scores in teacher performance, student achievement, and student perceptions (if applicable). Distinguished teachers also meet additional performance criteria assessed through a central review process called the Distinguished Teacher Review.

In addition to high evaluation scores, Distinguished teachers will show evidence of the following:

  1. Quality of Instruction and Performance
  2. Leadership
  3. Lifelong Learning
  4. Contributions to the Profession

What do Distinguished teachers look like?

Here are examples of applications submitted by teachers undergoing the 2015 Distinguished Teacher Review.

December 15
SLO Goal-Accomplishment submitted (one semester course only)

January 14, 2016 at noon
Wave 2 DTR application submission deadline

TEI: Professional Development

K-2 Curriculum & Instruction: 4:30 – 6:30 at Nolan Estes
K-2 Content Area Night for Math: 1/12/1

K-2 Content Area Night for RLA: 1/14/16

K-2 Content Area Night for Science: 1/19/16

K-2 Content Area Night for SLAR: 1/21/16

See the Professional Development Catalog (links below) to register for these sessions.

STAAR/EOC Intervention for High School Teachers:
Teachers will receive the most recent updates from the legislature as well as explore instructional strategies and best practices for the assessed curriculum in the following content areas: Algebra I, Biology, English I/II, US History. The professional development will be provided on 12/15/2015 and 12/16/2015 from 2:30 - 5:00 at H. B. Bell School Support Service Center.

Math Olympiad Goes Viral!
District employees may sponsor a student or group of students in grades 3-12 in a video math competition. Sponsors/ Students submit an original video solving and explaining a TEKS-aligned, grade-level mathematics problem provided by the STEM Math department. Register here, deadline is December 18, 2015.

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.

The Reading Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies Departments are offering training to deepen content knowledge, increase student engagement levels, and strengthen teacher practice:
Academic Facilitators
Campus Instructional Coaches

TEI: Message of the Week

Important Reminders

The SLO Goal Accomplishment window is open in Schoolnet. Please encourage your teachers who teach semester long courses to administer and record their SLO Goal Accomplishment prior to winter break so you can score it against the SLO rubric. Please remember you that cannot score an SLO with the rubric unless the teacher attaches a student score sheet reflecting their students’ growth.

The application deadline for Wave 2 DTR-eligible teachers is Thursday, January 14, 2016 at noon. Here are suggestions on how you can support the Wave 2 DTR-eligible teachers at your campus as they complete their application.

Half of all teachers’ spot observations should be conducted by end of first semester. Please ensure all first semester spot observations are entered into Schoolnet and shared with teachers prior to winter break.

TEI Evaluation Instrument Confirmation All principals have received an email with the steps to complete the TEI evaluation instrument confirmation process. The email will include the current roster of teachers in a TEI eligible position. We ask each school verify the following information prior to December 11.

1. TEI is the evaluation instrument used for each teacher reflected on my campus roster.

2. All teachers included on my campus roster have a primary evaluator assigned.

3. All primary evaluators on my campus can access the teachers and complete TEI evaluation components in Schoolnet.

Literacy Cadre

The second semester Literacy Cadre Professional Development for Grades 3-5 will be held on January 4th, February 16th, and April 4th from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Nolan Estes, Training Room A (NOT BUCKNER). Please note that the February and April dates are changes from our original schedule. This is due to a conflict with the original dates and our district-wide CIC trainings. January 4th is a district-wide professional development day, so work with your cadre members to ensure their attendance at the training.

I hope that the literacy cadre members on your campuses have had an opportunity to train your teachers on the first three coaching cycles: Selecting Texts for Instruction, Text-dependent Questions, Text-dependent Tasks. If you have any questions about the first semester content, please feel free to reach out to Seema Tejura. Please see her contact information below.

Seema Tejura

Director, Reading Language Arts

Dallas Independent School District

Office: (972) 925-6471

Cell: (214) 535-5976

Professional Development

Seagoville Middle School

Adamson, Bryan Adams, Seagoville, Spruce

7th Grade Writing Professional Development

H.B. Bell Building (Buckner Building)

January 4 - 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Monday) Room 738

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

Seagoville High School

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 12 - Close Reading

January 26 - Evidence-based writing

Human Capital Management Updates

New Talent Partner Feeder Pattern Assignments

In an effort to better service campus staffing needs, HCM Talent Partners will be assigned to feeder patters, effective January 4, 2016. Click here to view the memo and new assignments that was included in the December 3 WAIP. In the next few weeks, Talent Partners will be working closely together to transfer knowledge to allow for a smooth transition. We ask that you continue to reach out to your current Talent Partner and feel free to copy your new Talent Partner as needed. In the next couple of weeks, you will continue to receive information about HCM’s strategies to be a talent solution for your campus.

Vacancies/Candidates In Process

To review your candidates in process and vacancies HCM has listed for your campus, please Click here and use your EAD to log in. The data is best viewed in Internet Explorer. This document, created in collaboration between HCM and School Leadership, displays information on vacancies, in-process candidates, and early contract candidates (when applicable). Please click on the 2015-2016 Vacancies tab on the far left side to review your information. If this data is incorrect at any time, please reach out to me.

Teacher Mentoring Program

The Teacher Mentoring Program is committed to providing support and facilitating growth for our district’s novice teachers. To ensure that all novice teachers and alternative certification interns are matched with an appropriate mentor, principals that have not done so are asked to identify a New Teacher Support liaison here to facilitate mentor/mentee matching at the campus level. Additional information regarding new/novice teacher supports and the Teacher Mentoring Program can be accessed online or by email at

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.

DISD Testing Information


1/6 - 1/20 ACP Make-Up Window

1/6 - 1/27 ISIP MOY Assessment Window (Gr. K-2)

1/11 - 1/22 GT Testing Window (Gr. K)

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.

Student Code of Conduct

Click above to view the updated 2015-2016 Student Code of Conduct.

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. Delgado

Seagoville Middle School - Mr. Javier Chaparro

Seagoville High School - Mr. Jones

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