Greetings Falcon Nation,

This past week teachers engaged in two days of Professional Development. Last Friday all teaching staff strengthened our skills in culturally responsive teaching and differentiation. What is culturally responsive teaching and why is it important? Culturally responsive teaching is about knowing your students and their backgrounds, so that you can respond to and teach all learners. If we know our students better we can help students achieve success and we as educators can practice equitable teaching for all students. During our session on differentiated instruction we learned how to adopt lessons to meet the needs of all learners. We learned how to adjust content (what is taught), process (how it is taught) and product (what is made or produced to demonstrate knowledge). This past Monday we examined model SEL/Advisory classes and shared ways we can make this time more productive and meaningful for our students. We all participated in an online competition and teachers won mindfulness games and stress relief toys for their students to use during SEL/Advisory.

This time of year stress can sneak up on anyone and our students are especially affected by stress. Stress is not only frustrating, it also is unhealthy. According to the article on verywellmind.com, most students experience stress, and stress can take its toll on student’s physical health, emotional happiness and academic success. Thirty percent of teens report that they experience stress levels at the same rate and intensity of adults (Scott, 2018). It is so important for all students to feel happy and healthy. Stress can impact sleep patterns, eating habits and relationships. Here are ten tips to share with your teens about how to relieve stress:

  1. Power naps
  2. Use visualization
  3. Exercise
  4. Breathing exercises
  5. Tightening and relaxing your muscles
  6. Stay organized
  7. Eat healthy
  8. Relaxing your mind
  9. Listening to music
  10. Positive thinking and affirmations

Have a wonderful weekend.

Stacie Holiday


Monday, February 25, 2019

9:30a-1:00p- PTA Rally Day

6:00p-7:00p- Soccer Playoffs A vs Gorzycki @ Burger Stadium

6:00p-7:00p- Boys BB Playoffs 7A vs Mendez @ Fulmore

7:00p-8:00p- Boys BB Playoffs 8A vs Bedichek @ Fulmore

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Pre UIL Band Concert

Pre UIL Guitar


Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Pre UIL Guitar

TELPAS Testing

Thursday, February 28, 2019

TELPAS Testing

3:30p-7:30p- Pre UIL Orchestra Concert

Friday, March 1, 2019

TELPAS Testing

8:15a-11:00p- Parent Coffee/Online Registration

3:45p-5:30p- Summer Youth Employment Program Training in the Cafeteria

6:30p-8:00p- Musical Performance

Saturday, March 2, 2019

9:00a-11:00a- Summer Youth Employment Program Training in the Cafeteria

10:00a-3:00p- AVID Field Trip to University of Texas

2:30p-4:00p- Musical Performance

5:30p-7:00p- Musical Performance

Monday, March 4, 2019

Parent Support Specialist Appreciation Week

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

National School Breakfast Week

5:30p-7:00p- Dual Language Potluck #2

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

3:34p-4:15p- Track Interest Meeting in Room #108

Thursday, March 7, 2019

NAEP Testing

7:45a-8:00a- Falcon Pride Awards

5:30p-7:30p- Nuestras Escuelas, Nuestros Poderes

6:30p-7:30p- Dance Tryout Meeting in Library

Friday, March 8, 2019

9:00a-2:00p- Dance Varsity/JV Field Trip to Texas State University

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Science Club Meetings:

2/26 from 3:34pm-5:15pm in room 209 (Ms. Stilwell's classroom)

3/5 from 3:34pm-5:15pm in room 209 (Ms. Stilwell's classroom)

3/12 from 3:34pm-5:15pm in room 209 (Ms. Stilwell's classroom)

3/26 from 3:34pm-5:15pm in room 209 (Ms. Stilwell's classroom)

4/2 from 3:34pm-5:15pm in room 209 (Ms. Stilwell's classroom)

4/9 from 3:34pm-5:15pm in room 209 (Ms. Stilwell's classroom)

4/16 from 3:34pm-5:15pm in room 209 (Ms. Stilwell's classroom)

4/23 from 3:34pm-5:15pm in room 209 (Ms. Stilwell's classroom)

4/30 from 3:34pm-5:15pm in room 209 (Ms. Stilwell's classroom)

5/7 from 3:34pm-5:15pm in room 209 (Ms. Stilwell's classroom)


Dual Language Family Potluck Sign-Up

We will celebrate our students' successes at the spring semester Dual Language Family Potluck in the Fulmore (Lively) Library starting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening, March 5. Please sign up to bring a dish using the link on the button.


Austin ISD Families and Friends,

Austin ISD is embarking on its update of the Facility Master Plan, a long-range roadmap to modernizing all district facilities.

We want your insights and perspectives on how the district can best support and strengthen districtwide priorities in the areas of:

      • athletics and fitness;
      • Career and Technical Education, career preparation;
      • fine arts and creative learning.

We want to hear from all AISD families because this impacts current programs, but also those that will serve students far into the future. Take the online survey to help us shape our #AISDFuture. bit.ly/AISDFacilitiesSurvey

Every day, we are proud to provide programs that nurture the range of our students’ talents both in and out of the classroom.

To fulfill the promise of a high-quality public education for all our students, we are seeking input from academic departments, as well as school and community stakeholders like you, to better understand the needs of our communities and help guide the development of future capital improvements.

Thank you,

The Facility Master Plan 2019 Team

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