The Seagoville Feeder Pattern

"We are strong, Seagoville Strong!"

The Weekly Dragon Community Newsletter

The Week of March 21st

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

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STAAR/EOC Countdown

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P-Tech Could be Game Changer

If approved by the TEA, Dallas ISD would launch the first P-Tech Early College High School program in Texas at Seagoville High School next fall. In collaboration with an industry partner—AT&T—and Eastfield College, the school would offer three pathways and degree plans for students: Electronics/Computer Technology, which would offer a basic electronics technology certificate; Computer Information Technology, which would offer a software programmer/developer assistant certificate; and Business Administration, which would offer a certificate in human resources. Click the link to receive the entire story from the Dallas ISD theHUB.

P-Tech Brings Innovation to Seagoville

Students at Seagoville High School are poised to take education to the next level as plans are being made to launch the school’s Pathways to Technology (P-Tech) Early College High School in the fall, pending approval by the Texas Education Agency.

Click the link to receive the entire story from the Dallas ISD theHub.

Anchors Aweigh, What do Your Charts Say?

What are Anchor Charts?

An anchor chart is a resource/tool used to support literacy and instruction in the classroom in order to move students towards academic success, They are also used as a classroom management tool for students to self-monitor their behavior by gently reminding them of expectations and routines.

Anchor charts are created during the instruction of the lesson. As the teacher models the lesson or strategy, the lesson reinforcement or strategy tool is written on chart paper. Once the lesson is complete, the chart is placed in a convenient student-friendly location that the students can access it independently. This is another vehicle for academic support, especially for the visual learner. The beauty of an anchor chart is that it can be displayed as needed or determined by the student work. Some anchor charts live all year long in the classroom, while others are only displayed during the current unit of study.

Seagoville HS Prepares for Dual Credit Courses

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DISD Brings Back Professional Development

Teachers will now complete 14 credits (2 days) of Professional Development during the summer. Principals have communicated the Mandatory Summer Professional Development to all teachers so that they can plan accordingly.

The District has hired a new Executive Director, Angie Gaylord, to lead the new Professional Development Department. Ms. Gaylord, will work with Executive Directors from School Leadership, Teaching and Learning, Early Childhood, and other divisions to coordinate professional development offerings for the summer. Teachers and other professionals will be able to choose their summer PD schedule based on core content areas, grade levels, or specific instructional topics.

PD: Message for Teachers

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

Don’t miss the Dallas ISD Listen and Learn Podcast Series

Beginning Teacher Institute, hosted by SMU
Date: April 8, 2016
Time: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Harold Clark Simmons Hall, 6401 Airline Road
Audience: K-12 DFW Teachers with less than three years of experience in all content-specific disciplines
Cost: FREE

*Principal Approval Required
To register, click here.

2016 Summer Differentiated Professional Development Academies with SMU
Dates: June 8 – June 30, Monday - Thursday
Applications Accepted: March 10 – March 24
Target Audience: Middle School Teachers

  • The Academy for Promoting Teacher Excellence
    • September 2015, TEI Effectiveness Level: Progressing I
  • The Academy for Achieving Teacher Excellence
    • September 2015, TEI Effectiveness Level: Progressing II
  • The Academy for Advancing Teacher Excellence
    • September 2015, TEI Effectiveness Level: Proficient I and above

SMU professors will lead these academies which are designed to strengthen the teacher’s understanding of the TEKS and incorporate the effective use of Lesson Objectives, Demonstrations of Learning, Purposeful and Aligned Instruction, and the use of Multiple Response Strategies to teach to the level of rigor expected from the TEKS. Additional information regarding the academies can be found on the Curriculum Central site, here.

Reading Language Arts:
RLA Just In Time for 6th Six Weeks: Grades 3 - 5
Date/Time/Location: 4/6/2016 at 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm at H. B. Bell
TEI Domains 1 & 2

RLA Just In Time for 6th Six Weeks: Grades 6 - 12
Date/Time/Location: 4/6/2016 at 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at H. B. Bell
TEI Domains 1 & 2

For more RLA professional development opportunities, click here.

Gifted and Talented Training and News
Event: G/T Foundations Module 5: Book Study
Date: 3/24/2016
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: H. B. Bell

Advanced Placement Prep Session - English
Date: 4/2/2016
Time: 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Townview High School

Social Studies Just In Time for 6th Six Weeks: Grades 3 - 12
Date: 4/2/2016
Time: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Molina High School
TEI Domains 1 & 2

Austin – Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced the launch of the Texas Gateway (, a free online resource library for educators and parents provided by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). The Texas Gateway not only builds upon the success of TEA’s online learning community Project Share but also expands access to resources – such as videos, interactives, formative assessments, professional development courses, and other classroom support materials – designed to strengthen classroom instruction to help every student succeed.

TEA Launches Texas Gateway

Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced the launch of the Texas Gateway (, a free online resource library for educators and parents provided by the Texas Education Agency.

Summer Readiness Programs

Extended Year for Students in Elementary and Middle School (Retention and SSI)

Programs will be held at all comprehensive elementary and middle school campuses.

Program will be overseen by campus principal.

Includes intervention for the following:

  • Students not meeting promotion requirements in accordance with EIE (LOCAL)
  • Student Success Initiative (SSI) for 5th and 8th grade STAAR Mathematics and Reading

Instructional Days

  • Students not meeting promotion requirements June 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16

  • SSI Students June 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20

  • SSI Testing Dates

    • STAAR Mathematics June 21

    • STAAR Reading June 22

Summer Achievers Academy for Elementary and Middle School Students

Parents/guardians will complete application for students to attend summer programs.

Students will be selected using a randomized computer selection process.

  • Summer Program will consist of Core Content and Arts Enrichment and Summer Camps.
  • Teach for America and Learning Labs will continue in Summer Programs.

Instructional Days

  • June 27 – July 28 (Monday – Thursday)

  • Elementary - 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • Middle School - 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Locations

    • Elementary: Burleson, Dunbar, Cigarroa, Salazar, Reilly

    • Middle School: Medrano, Dade, Comstock

High School

  • End of Course Interventions at Comprehensive High School
  • June 6 – June 23 (Monday – Thursday)
  • 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • EOC Testing will be at the summer school sites listed below July 11 – 15
  • High School Credit Recovery and Limited Acceleration

  • June 27 – July 28

  • 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

  • Sites: Jefferson, Conrad, North Dallas, Bryan Adams, Samuell, Spruce, Lincoln, Adamson, Molina, Kimball

DISD Open Transfer Period

Open Transfer Period:

The DISD Employee Open Transfer period is March 8, 2016 until April 16, 2016. The deadline for recommendations is 5:00 p.m. on April 22, 2016. Employees that are interested in and that qualify for a transfer must apply on the open transfer application at

Eligibility to Transfer:

In order to be eligible for an open transfer, teachers must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a valid Texas Teacher Certification in the requested subject-area vacancy
  • Meet "Highly-Qualified" NCLB standards for the position
  • Must not be on a growth plan or have an Unsatisfactory rating on previous TEI evaluation
  • Must not be entering their fourth year of a Alternative Certification Program
  • Must not be identified as a non-renewal at the end of the current school year due to performance
  • Must receive approval from Counseling Services to transfer - Counselors ONLY

TEI: Student Surveys

Interested in learning more about the student survey?

Click here to learn more.

The TEI student surveys that assist in the evaluation process for teachers will be administered in late March or early April. Teachers will begin preparing the students by explaining to them what the instrument is and what to expect. Teachers will also need to plan for the administration of the survey and include it in the upcoming instructional calendars.

Parents and teachers can find additional information about the student surveys by clicking the following link: See below for an example of a student survey given to students in grades 3-5.

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Final Decisions for 2016 Accountabiity

In a nutshell:

  • The Index 1 or 2 will remain as last year (plus Index 3 and 4).
  • The performance target for Index 1 will remain at 60 even though STAAR A, STAAR Alt 2, and math will be included.
  • Performance targets for Index 2 & 3 will stay at the 5th percentile (includes Math, STAAR A and Alt2) and Index 4 targets will also stay the same (includes Math and STAAR A).
  • The passing standard will go to the next step (as part of the progression approach that will rise every year until 2022 vs. utilizing phase-in 2 and phase in 3).

For more information please go to:

DISD Testing Information


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.

Texas Education Agency

Click the button to access the Texas Education Agency website.

2014-2015 Distinctions Earned

Lassiter Early College High School – 5 Distinctions

Seagoville High School – 5 Distinctions

Seagoville Middle School

Central Elementary School

Ebby Halliday Elementary School – 1 Distinction

Kleberg Elementary School – 2 Distinctions

Seagoville Elementary School

Seagoville North Elementary School

School Websites

High Schools:

Lassiter Early College High School:

Seagoville High School:

Middle School:

Seagoville Middle School:

Elementary Schools:

Central Elementary School:

Ebby Halliday Elementary School:

Kleberg Elementary School:

Seagoville Elementary School:

Seagoville North Elementary School:

Click the link next to the school's name to access the school's website.

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. Chaparro

Seagoville High School - Robert Ward, Interim Principal

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