Brock Bulletin

January/February 2016

A Word from Rhonda

Intervention Services continues to serve more learners in CISD!


Enrollment numbers as of January 25, 2016 are as follows:

  • Special Education = 645 (Special programs has increased by 20 learners)
  • 504 = 791

Our Child Find phone continues to ring as families of young children are looking to Coppell for services. This is due to the fine reputation CISD has developed in providing a quality free and appropriate education to learners with special needs. Enrollment is being monitored closely in anticipation of needs for the 2016-2017 school year.


As we head into spring, I want to thank each and every one of you again for what you do for our learners with disabilities every day. Their success is your success and should be celebrated! As Maya Angelou said “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”


Stay calm & teach on!

Rhonda

How a Professional Learning Community Responds When Kids Don't Learn

Response to Intervention: Collaborating to Target Instruction

504 Fast Fact - PERPETUAL ACCOMMODATIONS

“The problem occurs when a school continues to provide Section 504 services with the intent to continue services indefinitely, when the intent should be to lessen the Section 504 services as the student progresses. The disability may remain but student ability improves lessening the need for accommodations over time.” Eric Ransleben, Private Attorney (TCASE, January 2016)


Please be sure that your 504 committees continue to make good decisions in regards to accommodations and what learners actually require as opposed to "might need". Remember, Section 504 does not guarantee success for students with disabilities, it guarantees an equal opportunity for success.

Reimagining Special Education presented by Dr. Ervin Knezek

Monday, Feb. 15th, 10am-4pm

1301 Wrangler Circle

Coppell, TX

Where: CMS West Cafeteria

When: February 15 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Who is Required to Attend: All elementary & secondary special education teachers who teach Resource/Inclusion/Co-Teach K-12 + Diagnosticians


Other Details:

  • Lunch will be provided
  • Special educators are already registered on Eduphoria.
  • Special educators on the list to attend training with Dr. Knezek must attend the FIRST session of the training at 8:15 am @ CHS with Michael Wesch. Your principal should have those details.

Thanks Lisa Rowe (Pinkerton/Valley Ranch) for sharing below!

CMS North Polar Plunge Team

Several CMS North educators, as well as Brock's own Angela Campbell formed a team to participate in the POLAR PLUNGE - a fundraiser involving jumping into an outdoor pool in the cold weather to raise money for Special Olympics. The team grew from the 4 pictured below to 7! Team Members this year included Keith Wright, Julie Bottom, Angela Campbell, John Campbell, Laurie Kirk, Kimberly Politz and Brittany Reese. They raised over $1600.00 for Special Olympics! Way to go team!
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Rethink!

Monday, Feb. 15th, 10am-4pm

268 Southwestern Boulevard

Coppell, TX

Where: Brock TR 1

Who is required to attend: This training is for PPCD & Structured Learning teachers and their paraprofessionals.

What is Rethink? Rethink aims to place evidence-based treatment solutions in the hands of every educator, clinician or parent working with a child with special needs. We are unique in our footprint, leveraging the power of technology to provide clinical support, best-practice tools, and research-based content to all market segments, reaching more children with special needs than any other solution.


Other Details

  • Lunch will be provided.
  • Staff that are required to come must attend the FIRST session of the training @ 8:15 am @ CHS with Michael Wesch. Your principal should have those details.

Additional MSB Program Specialist for CISD

MSB has hired an additional Program Specialist to help support our district on X Logs! Lauren Precopia remains our primary point of contact, however, Jamie Williams will facilitate X Logs trainings at the district, and be following up with you regarding your documentation.

To find out more about

​Jamie

Click Here!

Client Care: 855.573.8071
www.msbconnect.com