The Seagoville Feeder Pattern

"We are strong, Seagoville Strong!"

The Weekly Dragon Newsletter

The Week of April 4th

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

The Weekly Administrative Information Packet

Click on the link to view the March 24, 2016 WAIP.

Upcoming Events: Check the WAIP for more details!

ACP Film Festival (Elementary) - April 9

Open Transfer Period - March 8 through April 22

Graduation Lists, Diploma Requests, Attendance Certificates Due - April 16

Las Llaves del Exito/The Keys to Success Leadership & Career Symposium - April 16

EOY LPAC Training April 18-21

Reconnection Mandatory PD - April 20, May 11, June 8, July 11

Norm-Referenced Testing (TerraNova/SUPERA K-2) - April 12-22

Employee of the Year (Health Services) Nominations Due - April 15

Summer Meals Program Applications Due - April 15

Advanced Placement Summer Institute (APSI) Training (Social Studies) Deadline - April 22

Elrod's Cost Plus Transportation Grant Deadline - April 29

SFP Indicator 13 Audit Compliance/ARD Deadline - April 29

Wellness Policy Checklist Deadline - April 29

Gifted/Talented Compliance Checklist - April 29

Aggie Rally - April 30

Junior League Grant for Innovative Teaching Deadline - May 16

First Aid (Office Managers) - May 17, 18, 19

Week-at-a-Glance

Monday, April 4

Pre-K Registration

Administrative Interviews @ Seagoville High School

  • 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

FF&E Meeting (P-TECH)

  • Seagoville High School
  • 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Dual Credit HS Meeting

  • DCCCD, Bill J. Priest Auditorium
  • HS Principal, AP, Counselor, DC Representative
  • 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Literacy Cadre (Grades 3-5)

  • Nolan Estes Plaza, Training Room A
  • 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

City of Seagoville

  • City Hall, P-TECH Presentation
  • 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p .m.

Tuesday, April 5

Pre-K Registration

P-TECH Site Team Meeting

  • Eastfield College, G120
  • 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Random School Visitations

Wednesday, April 6

Pre-K Registration

North Texas Early College High School Consortium

  • Mountain View College, Room B149
  • 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Principals' Focus Group

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

Principal Profile Meeting (Open Meeting)

  • Seagoville High School, Library
  • 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 7

Pre-K Registration

Fellows Academy

  • Master Schedule Training
  • H.B. Bell Building
  • 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Principal Profile Meeting (Open Meeting)

  • Ebby Halliday Elementary School, Library
  • 4:00 p.m. - 6:-00 p.m.

Friday, April 8

Pre-K Registration

Teacher Performance Rubric Survey Due

School Leadership Meeting

  • Haskell, 1st Floor Conference Room
  • 8:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Master Schedule Roundtable Meeting

  • Haskell, 3rd Floor Conference Room
  • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

DFW: TFA Alumni Hiring Event

  • Haskell, 1st Floor Conference Room
  • 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Compression Planning Meeting

  • AT&T and DCCCD
  • 408 S. Akard, Room 1295
  • 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Spring ACP Performance Testing for Specials

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Elementary School Spring ACPs

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Middle School Spring ACPs

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High School Spring ACPs

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ACP Film Festival Registration Link

Click the button for ACP registration information.

Stress Free PD

Seagoville North Elementary School teachers participated in professional development after school on March 28th designed to eliminate "stress." This stress-free PD was the day before the first facilitation of the STAAR tests. Seagoville North P.E. teacher Falecia Williams and second grade teacher Rita Borbon led the PD which had the staff dancing to the Cupid Shuffle, Macarena, and Whip and Nae Nae. They staff also participated in Yoga exercises. Thank you, to the faculty and staff of Seagoville North Elementary for participating in this professional development.

Seagoville North Elementary

On Thursday, March 31, 2016 Seagoville North Elementary School hosted "Coffee with the Principal" as an opportunity for parents to meet the administration, visit with the principal, share concerns and/or ask questions related to Seagoville North Elementary School and Dallas ISD. Mrs. Martinez, Seagoville North Elementary School's principal, shared information regarding the STAAR test, introduced the nurse, and answered parent questions. The parents stated how pleased they were with Seagoville North, the teachers, and the administration. Awesome job!

Earth Day Texas

Earth Day Texas, named the world's largest public exhibition of conservation-related ideas, will host their annual Earth Day Expo Friday, April 22 - Sunday, April 24 at Fair Park. As a continued partner, Earth Day Texas has graciously donated 65 booths for the Dallas Independent School District to showcase schools and student science projects.


Come join selected Dallas ISD schools at this year's Earth Day Texas! Don't miss out on this exciting event. For more information, contact Christie Myers at 972-925-3277.

Seagoville High School: Future Home of P-TECH

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P-TECH Could be Game Changer

If approved by the TEA, Dallas ISD would launch the first P-TECH 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.


https://thehub.dallasisd.org/2016/02/10/proposed-p-tech-early-college-high-school-could-be-a-game-changer/ 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 Early College High School (P-TECH) in the fall, pending approval by the Texas Education Agency.


http://thehub.dallasisd.org/2016/02/23/p-tech-brings-innovation-to-seagoville-high-school/

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

Seagoville P-TECH @ Eastfield

Click the button to receive detailed information about P-TECH and the district's seven other Collegiate Academies set to launch 2016-2017.

Summer Personalized Professional Learning & Development

For the 2016-2017 School Calendar, teachers will continue with a 187-day contract. The days will be broken down accordingly:


  • Student Instructional Days - 175
  • Professional Development Days - 7
  • Teacher Work Days - 4
  • Parent Conference Night Credit (2 Nights) - 1


Teachers will complete 14 credits (2 days) of district provided personalized learning prior to the 2016-2017 school year. Teachers will have two options for completing this training. Teachers may complete the training during the summer or return August 10th and 11th to complete the training.


Teaching and Learning will provide the 14 credits (2 days) of personalized learning. Teachers will work with their principals to determine the learning they should select. Teachers will receive information detailing the process for signing up and documenting credits.


Teachers will return to their home campus August 12th to begin four days of campus-based professional development and two teacher workdays prior to the return of students. Teachers who choose not to complete the 14 credits (2 days) will be docked accordingly.


Professional Development Recap:


  • Mandatory 14 credits (2 days) of personalized learning will be offered throughout the summer. Please note, teachers who do not complete the training during the summer will have a start date for the 2016-2017 school year on August 10th.
  • Teachers will return to their home campus August 12th. Teachers who completed the 14 credits (2 days) during the summer will start the 2016-2017 school year August 12th.
  • Teachers hired after August 10th, will be required o make up the 14 credits (2 days) and will receive notification of the dates offered.
  • Teachers will complete the six days of Professional Development (two central and four campus-based) and two Work Days prior to the start of school.
  • Additional day of Professional Development will be Monday, February 20, 2017.

Open Transfer Period Begins

Open Transfer Period:

The DISD Employee Open Transfer period is from 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 http://dallasisd.org/careers.


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

Master Schedule Timelines

Campuses must use the scheduling timelines found by accessing the following links:

2016-2017 Elementary Scheduling Timelines: http://www.dallasisd.org/Page/39546

2016-2017 Secondary Scheduling Timelines: http://www.dallasisd.oeg/Page/39550

TEI: Support

For TEI-related questions moving forward, please contact the following individuals or call the TEI office at 972-749-5712.


TEI system questions: Betsy Cook, elambert@dallasisd.org

DTR process: Leila Wright, leiwright@dallasisd.org

TEI certification or calibration trainings: Ashley Lozano, aslozano@dallasisd.org

TEI: Student Surveys

Student Surveys will be administered in second period* during the week of April 12, 2016.

*Surveys should be administered before lunch on elementary campuses.

Did you know?

  • Survey questions are differentiated by elementary and secondary
  • A target distribution is applied at the elementary, middle, and high school level to create greater equity across grade levels
  • A summary of your survey findings will be available in mid to late May

Click here for survey questions and more information on Student Surveys.

Questions? Email studentsurvey@dallasisd.org

TEI: Timelines

Week of April 11 Student Experience Survey Administration

May 10 – May 25 TEI Roster Verification window for teachers. Click here for more information

May 19 Last day to conduct extended and summative observations

Last day to enter extended, summative and SLO scores into Schoolnet

May 23 – June 6 Teacher rebuttal window in Oracle for summative performance evaluations

June 2 Last day to conduct spot observations

Last day to hold summative conferences

June 10 (5pm)
Last day for principals to act on rosters submitted by teachers through the TEI Roster Verification.

TEI: Message of the Week

SPOT check… are you on track?

  • No Effectiveness Level & Progressing II or below, 10 spots annually, 8 spots to be completed prior to Spring Break
  • Proficient I & DTR-Eligible, 8 spots annually, 7 spots to be completed prior to Spring Break
  • Distinguished (Proficient II and Above), 6 spots annually, 5 spots to be completed prior to Spring Break

Do you have a late hire or teacher who has taken a leave? Use this document to determine the adjusted number of spot observations.


TerraNova/SUPERA
The Evaluation and Assessment group has conducted a study of appropriate norm-referenced assessments for administration to students in grades K-2. After careful consideration, a decision has been made to use the TerraNova to assess English speakers and the SUPERA, which is the Spanish version of the TerraNova, to assess students receiving instruction in Spanish. These assessments are products of CTB-McGraw Hill.

For additional information, click here.

TEI: Message for Teachers

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.
Elementary
Secondary

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


Southern Methodist University Hosts Beginning Teacher Institute
4/8/16 8:00 am – 3:00 pm at Harold Clark Simmons Hall, 6401 Airline Road
Audience: K-12 DFW Teachers with less than three years of experience in all content-specific

*Principal Approval Required (Free Tuition)
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
http://tiny.cc/smupd

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
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

For more RLA professional development opportunities, click here.

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

Social Studies Just In Time for 6th Six Weeks: Grades 3 - 12

Date/Time/Location: 4/2/2016 at 8:30 am – 12:00 pm at Molina High School

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

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: http://tea.texas.gov/

DISD Testing Information

April

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)

May

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)

June

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.

District Policy EIA Regulation

Click the button to review district policy on Academic Achievement: grading guidelines, progress reports to parents, failure rates, and test preparation/remediation.

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. 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