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Principal's Message

We have three important weeks ahead of us. In just eight instructional days our students will begin ACP testing! As I tell our students, "they will show the world how smart they are and will have an opportunity to shine!!"


While there are many pressures associated with ACP and all standarized testing, let's remember that ACP stands for Assessment of Course Performance---


  1. Provides an important opportunity for us to gauge progress towards mastering our state mandated curriculum
  2. Provides an excellent opportunity for students to experience and grow accustomed to a formal testing environment before STAAR testing
  3. The scores will allow us to adjust our sails before STAAR assessments in order to see our students shine brighter than ever this spring
  4. We have set goals and have been working diligently to master them! It is time to see the fruits of our labor.



Lets make this testing and holiday season a positive and joyful one as we continue to work relentlessly towards our goals. I am a firm believer that hard work pays off. Thank you for working hard to make every instructional minute count!


A few notes and reminders--


  • Our "Share the Warmth" initiative is ongoing--embrace the spirit of the holidays by providing warmth to many special families in our community and donating hats, gloves and scarves. Please turn in donations to Mrs. Barron or any member of the Community Involvement Committee.


  • Teachers who signup for the 2015 ACP Fall Film Festival to view first semester tests will be able to wear jeans during ACP week--December 14th-18th. Please let Mrs. Ramos know if you attended.

  • The fall climate survey is currently available. All staff should receive an email with an individualized link. The survey is anonymous and helps guide our campus supports. In the spring 92% of staff members completed the survey, our goal is to have 100% participation by December 11th.
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A Week in Review

Your Voice Matters

Don't forget to complete the Dallas ISD Climate Survey by Friday, December 11th at 5pm by clicking on the individualized link sent to your email. The survey should take no longer than 10-15 minutes.

Go Above and Beyond!

We will be hosting a Super Saturday from 8am to 11am to review for ACP testing on December 12th. This is a paid opportunity meant to assist students who just need one last focused effort before testing.

Shout Out!!!

Shout Out!!! to Marisol Garcia, our November Teacher of the Month. Her commitment to students is evident in all that she does. She is willing to go above and beyond for students and leads her team with gusto. We are lucky to have her on our team! Her positive attitude, kindness towards students, and excellent teaching skills make a difference. THANK YOU!

Professional Development

Wednesday, Dec. 2nd, 3:30-4:45pm

Library

This will be a "Make and Take" session where you will have an opportunity to review LPAC/LEP requirements and accommodations for upcoming testing.

Professional Development

Wednesday, Dec. 9th, 3:30-4:45pm

Library

Our testing coordinator, Mrs. Villarreal, will deliver important training on test security and ACP testing.

ACP Testing

Friday, Dec. 11th, 8am to Thursday, Dec. 17th, 3:45pm

4510 West Jefferson Boulevard

Dallas, TX

ACP Testing will take place from Friday, December 11th to Thursday, December 17th. A detailed schedule is forthcoming.

Winter Festival

Friday, Dec. 18th, 8am-3:45pm

4510 West Jefferson Boulevard

Dallas, TX

We will enjoy a Winter Festival with students to celebrate the end of our fall semester with many fun learning opportunities.