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Week of January 18-23, 2016

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REALIZING THE DREAM IN SCHOLAR ACHIEVEMENT

Martin Luther King, Jr. once said that he had been to the mountain top and that he had seen the promised land. Today I reflect on what Dr. King may have seen at Kiest Elementary and the impact of his vision to the successes and challenges of our classrooms. As an integral member of the Kiest Family, I know that you are working towards implementing strategies that empower our scholars to take ownership of their learning. Gathering data will keep us on target on what areas we are making progress and what areas need a complete turnaround. I encourage you to reflect on these results, and continue working on building a better future for our scholars.

Key Action 1— Kiest Elementary will increase scholar achievement in Reading, Writing, Math, and Science.


  • Indicators of Success:
  1. Increase average of campus Mid and End of the Year ACPs to at least 70% or higher Mid-Year and 80% or higher End of the Year.
  2. ISIP progress monitoring results will show a Tier I increase in grades 1-2 including: a combine (English & Spanish) 70% or higher of 1st graders by December 2015 and 85% or higher combined scores by May 2016; 70% or higher of 2nd graders in Tier I by December 2015 and 85% or higher by May 2016.
  3. 100% of our 3-5 students will pass with 80% or higher in reading, math, science and writing on STAAR
  4. 100% of AA students in grades 4-5 will demonstrate a 10% increase on ACP and STAAR.

Index 1: Student Achievement- Target Score of 75 or higher

Instruction that Works: Understanding Tasks Asking Students to Reason and Explain

Teachers can use Task Rotations to meet instructional goals based on four learning task styles: Mastery Tasks, Interpersonal Tasks, Understanding Tasks, and self-Expressive Tasks.

Edwin J. Kiest Masonic Lodge partners with Edwin J. Kiest Elementary

Parent-Teacher Conferences

It is our goal to meet with all of our parents during the month of January. Please contact them and schedule a conference time.

Breakfast in the Classroom Updates

The District reviewed the form that it is included in the BIC bags. Please take few minutes to watch this video and sign acknowledge form with Ms. Brown by Wednesday, January 20th.

Itinerary ~ Week of January 18-23, 2016

Monday 1/18 Announcements this Week 3F

  • MLK Holiday

Tuesday 1/19 Announcements this Week 3F

Welcome Back Ms. Barragan! We missed you!

  • Attendance is due by 9:00AM

  • 3rd Grade Math Teachers visit Reinhardt

  • 1st Grade On Campus Field Trip – 12:30-1:30PM

  • AVID Site visit – 1:30-3:00

  • PLC 3:45-4:00 PM

  • K-2 Literacy Academy @ Casa View

Wednesday 1/20 Announcements this Week 3F

  • Attendance is due by 9:00AM

  • Tutoring Resumes 3:00-3:45

  • Science Club

  • K-2 Literacy Academy @ Sanger

Thursday 1/21 Announcements this Week 3F

  • Attendance is due by 9:00AM

  • Baylor Dental Program 2nd grade

  • Dyslexia Training PK-5 during grade level planning period

  • Tutoring 3:00-3:45

  • K-2 Literacy Academy @ Larry Smith

  • Lesson Plans due by 6:00PM

Friday 1/22 Announcements this Week 3F

  • Attendance is due by 9:00AM

  • Baylor Dental Program 2nd Grade

  • Kinder on Campus Field Trip 8:00-10:00AM

  • All grades for Third Six Weeks should be completed.

    Progress Report will be printed on Monday 25th and send home Wednesday 27th

Saturday 1/23 – Saturday School Starts 8:30-11:30 Staff/ 9-11 Students