Bryan Adams Feeder Pattern Updates

May 30, 2016

A NOTE FROM YOUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR...

It's hard to believe this is the last week of school. There are an assortment of celebrations happening - Awards' Day, Field Day, Career Day and many more. Stay focused when the students are in your classroom. Students will have time to relax and play when they are out of school.


It has been a fabulous year for the Bryan Adams Feeder Pattern. Thank you for everything you do to ensure your students are successful. Their lives are better due to the time they have spent with you.


Have a restful summer break!


Dr. Hughes

First Innovation in Teaching Cohort

Congratulations to the following staff selected for the Innovation in Teaching Fellowship:



Lillian Ruble - Bayles ES

Danielle Hovde - Bayles ES


Roberto Correa - Casa View ES

Patricia Aguinaga - Casa View ES

Becky Miskel - Casa View ES

Jesse Poff-Hancock - Casa View ES


Candice Scott - Hexter ES

Sandra Byler - Hexter ES

Cindy Johnson - Hexter ES

Jennifer Cass - Hexter ES

Dayla VanSchaick - Hexter ES

Sara Taylor - Hexter ES


Monica Saldana Martinez - Hill MS

Joan Smith - Hill MS


Alma Vasquez - Kiest ES

Tasha Moore - Kiest ES

Miriam Javier - Kiest ES


Veronica Perez - Larry Smith ES

Veronica Rubalcava Hernandez - Larry Smith ES


Katie Lineberry - Sanger ES

Peter Morrissey - Sanger ES

Juliet Taylor - Sanger ES

Bryan Adams - Destination Imagination Third Place in the World

The DI team Superior Nobility captured 3rd place at the DI Globals held this past week in Knoxville Tennessee with their project focusing on vehicular heatstroke in children. The team's score in the team challenge was the highest of all team competing and the group received strong accolades from the appraisers on the selection of their community project and the "Big Baby" that the team used to draw attention to the big problem of vehicular heatstroke. Congratulations to Celine Espinoza, Claudia Hernandez, Gabriel Gomez, and Leslie Carvillo for a job well done and once again representing Bryan Adams on the world stage. Thank you Dr. Jones for the time and energy you provide to help students achieve this global level of success.

Kindle Kick-Off for Grades 3, 4, and 5

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Bryan Adams Feeder School Graduation Walk

I wanted to take the time to say THANK YOU SO MUCH for participating in our first ever Bryan Adams Feeder School Graduation Walk. TEAMWORK MAKES A DREAM WORK!!!! A few of my students saw it on Facebook and we made it happen because of you! It was an EXTREMELY REWARDING experience to see our graduates walk the halls of all nine of our Bryan Adams High School feeder schools.


This was a memory that the students involved will NOT forget. We had a total of over 30 students from BA volunteer to go from elementary to elementary in cap and gown hugging and high-fiving students. Many shed tears and huge hugs were exchanged at every school. You welcomed our kiddos in and I am just SO BLESSED to be a part of such an amazing feeder pattern and High School!


Thank you again to every who participated.

Krystal Morrow

Gaston Students Have Poems Published

Three Gaston students had poems published in the anthology Express Yourself

20th Annual Poetry Competition

They are Angel Jaques, Alexander Sanchez, Javion Miles

BA - First Place in Futsal Tournament

Bryan Adams soccer athletes that took part in the HISTORIC first Futsal Tournament ever held for a public school district in the United States of America!


Futsal is similar to indoor soccer, but involves only 5 players at a time. The ball is smaller, heavier, and has a reduced bounce, forcing players to rely on ball control and foot skills. BA took 1st place honors defeating many high quality high school programs from around our district! Congratulations once again to the Women and Men's soccer programs here at BA!!!

Online Certification Preparation Courses

Texas A&M University is offering online preparation courses (Bilingual #164, BTLPT #190, and BTLPT Writing) throughout the summer for those teachers who are interested in obtaining a bilingual supplemental certification. Funding for these courses is provided by TEA and Dallas ISD teachers can enroll at no charge. The courses are completely online, and teachers will receive professional development hours upon completion of each course. See your principal for more information.

Four Seniors Receive Scholarship

Bryan Adams PTSA awarded four seniors $500 scholarships from the Scholarship Fund that was established 15-20 years ago. The PTSA was able to give four this year (we usually give two) thanks to generous donations from Reilly Elementary, Hill Middle School, and Gaston Middle School. Thank you so much for your contribution! The four seniors are Carolina Salmeron, Erick Salazar Torres, Ashley Ayala, and Genesis Morales. Congratulations and the best of luck!

Ms. Rosemary Costello and our garden received some awards last week from Real School Gardens! Ms. Costello and Ms. Ellen Frank received "Most Garden Usage" awards, Hexter received "Excellence in Promoting Parent Participation in the outdoor classroom" and Hexter also received the Most Garden Usage award. Ms. Frank and Ms. Costello both won $100 Target gift cards and a catered lunch for the school. We also won the Leafy Learning Nutrition award. Great job Ms. Costello and Ms. Frank!

Also, this year's Earth Day Plant Sale brought in over $2,400 for the garden!

We love our garden and the woman who has brought it to life. Ms. Costello, your dedication to our school garden and outdoor learning is unmatched. We appreciate you and your hard work!

Educators Receive Free Admission to the Arboretum

The Dallas Arboretum offers complimentary admission to the Main Garden and Children's Adventure Garden to Teachers and Educators. Present a valid educator picture ID at the ticket booth for the complimentary admission. If a picture ID is unavailable, an educators ID plus a driver’s license can be presented. Offer is only valid on daytime admission. Offer does not apply for paid educational programming. Parking fees apply

Online Certification Preparation Courses

Texas A&M University is offering online preparation courses (Bilingual #164, BTLPT #190, and BTLPT Writing) throughout the summer for those teachers who are interested in obtaining a bilingual supplemental certification. Funding for these courses is provided by TEA and Dallas ISD teachers can enroll at no charge. The courses are completely online, and teachers will receive professional development hours upon completion of each course. You can view the informational flyer that contains the Summer 2016 Course schedule here and teachers can register for the online preparation courses here.


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Contract Information

Human Capital Management is preparing to disseminate contracts for the 2016-2017 school year. Contracts will be available for all contract-eligible employees via Oracle Employee Self Service by early May. Please expect an email from notifications@dallasisd.org containing instructions on how to complete the acceptance process once contracts are available. Employees will have two weeks to provide an electronic signature.


According to Texas Education Code, contract eligible employees wishing to resign must do so 45 days before the first instructional day of the school year. The deadline for the 2016-17 school year is July 8, 2016.

A list of contract-eligible positions and additional information may be found on the contracts home page at http://www.dallasisd.org/contracts.

Summer Professional Development

Summer will be here before you know it! Explore the Summer Catalog 2016 by clicking here.

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

Teacher Excellence Initiative

May 23-June 6 will be the teacher rebuttal window in oracle for summative performance evaluations.


June 2 is the last day to conduct spot observations and the last day to hold the summative conferences.

DATES

Monday May 30, 2016

  • Memorial Day


Tuesday May 31, 2016

      • All types of assemblies today


      Wednesday June 1, 2016

      • Principal Focus Group


      Thursday June 2, 2016

      • Last day to conduct SPOT observations
      • Send home report cards
      • Last DAY!!!


      Friday June 3, 2016

      • Teacher Work Day


      Saturday June 4

      • Bryan Adams Graduation

      BRYAN ADAMS FEEDER PATTERN

      • Bryan Adams High School - Principal Richard Kastle
      • Gaston Middle School - Principal Susie Stauss
      • Hill Middle School - Principal Candace Ruiz
      • Bayles Elementary - Principal Robby Wilson
      • Casa View Elementary - Principal Oscar Aponte
      • Gill Elementary - Principal Damien Stovall
      • Hexter Elementary - Principal Jennifer Jackson
      • Kiest Elementary - Principal Yazmine Cruz
      • Reilly Elementary - Principal Marion Jackson
      • Reinhardt Elementary - Principal Phoebe Montgomery
      • Sanger Elementary - Principal Hector Martinez
      • Smith Elementary - Principal Lora Morris

      Executive Director, Bryan Adams Feeder Pattern

      Barbara Martin - English/Language Arts Academic Facilitator

      Kelly Morgan - Math/Science Academic Facilitator