Stallion Gazette

Ride With Pride

Let's Celebrate!

We are about 3/4's of the way through the school year. Although we must continue through the last leg of the year, let's take a moment to celebrate some of the accomplishments we have completed thus far. As we walk through the building, there is much evidence of the instructional practice our school has put in place. You all are making great strides in improving academic performance and it shows.

This week we were visited by our Assistant Superintendent Israel Cordero. He had the opportunity to look at our school. He focused on our instructional practice, took a look at our data walls, and asked about our literacy improvement. We were most happy to share with him the about the great strides we have made in the Writer's Workshop.

Teachers we know that you are giving your all each day, and the evidence proves it. Keep striving, we are almost there!

The 4th Writing and 5th Reading STAAR is next week...GOOD LUCK TEACHERS AND STUDENTS!!

UNICEF Kid Power

Have you noticed the blue bands that students are wearing around our campus?

These bands are pedometers that monitor the numbers of steps taken in a day. Students are becoming more aware of the importance of exercise and staying healthy. Thank you to Coach Hammond and our upper grade teachers for encouraging our students to earn points that unlock food packets for children in Africa.

Go Noodle Concert

The students of Alex Sanger won a mini-concert with Koo Koo Kangaroo for clocking the most hours on Go Noodle. Thank you for using this for brain breaks and indoor recess teachers!

Check out the link below!

Kudos to lending a hand

This week the cafeteria staff was short handed. Here shows an example of how we all pitch in to help out. Pictured to the right is Alvin picking up breakfast in the classroom.

Teacher of the Month December Mr. Jamison's Interview

Hi I’m Lluvia, what’s your name?
My name is Kurt Jamison.

How are your classes going?
Very good today there going really good today.

What inspired you to be a teacher?

I always liked working with kids and I like teaching them things they don’t know and how they learn how they respond. I just love working with kids.

How did you become a teacher?
I actually became a teacher; I went through the AC program alternative certification program. So I went through that and took some test and then I got hired. This is my 10th year at Sanger.

What is your favorite thing about Sanger?

I love working with the teachers, it’s a great atmosphere it’s a great a great school and I like working with the kids.

What is something unique about you?

What is something unique about me, I listen I’m a good listener and I like to have feedback from the kids and have them participate and just reflect back what I tell them see if they can tell me and think they’ve learned something that day.

What is something that people don’t know about you?

I’m a dad and I have three of my own boys, and I spend a lot of time with them with their activities and that’s probably about it.

Teacher Assistant of the Month December Ms. Mendoza

Hi I’m Lluvia what’s your name?
I am Ms. Mendoza,

How are your classes going?
It’s good.

What inspired your to be a teacher assistant?

I like working with kids.

How did you become a teacher assistant?
Well I applied here and I got interviewed and I guess they liked me.

What’s your favorite thing about Sanger?
I like the teachers and how everybody gets along and especially the students.

What is something that you enjoy outside of school?
I like to read.

Teacher of the Month January Ms. Hansen

Hi my name is Lizbeth, what’s your name?

My name is Mrs. Hansen.

How are your classes going?
My class is learning a lot, when you were in kindergarten you learned a whole lot. It was the best.

What inspired you to be a teacher?
I had really great teachers when I was younger and I always liked working with little children. So that was the job that really fit because I liked teaching them new things and maybe things they haven’t learned from home.

How did you become a teacher?
I went to school for four years to get a bachelor’s degree for college, that was four years in college. Then I went to another University for two more years to get a master’s degree in early childhood; which is kindergarten, pre-k, first, and second grade.

What is your favorite thing about Sanger?
The teachers, the kids, it’s like a nice family and you know everybody and I can wave to so many friends in the hall. Little kids in the hall and I can ask how they are doing and I can find out, there doing really good; that’s why I love it here.

What is something that people do not know about you?

Well, I make quilts in my spare time and that I have 8 almost 9 grandchildren that is something you might not know about me.

What is something unique about you?
Well, I’m not from Texas, I am from far northern Minnesota and I love Minnesota but I’ve lived in Texas for 40 years and it’s been a good place but Minnesota is still in my heart.

Teacher Assistant/Staff Member of the Month January Ms. Ontiveros

Hi I’m Alyssa what’s your name?
Hi my name is Ms. Ontiveros.

How is your day going?
It’s going pretty good today.

What inspired you to work in the schools?
The kids I love kids.

How did you become an office person?
I don’t know, I just know that I love what I’m doing right now and I want to keep going.

What is your favorite thing about Sanger?
I love the teachers, the personnel, the parents and the kids.

What is something unique about you?
I think I’m very patient.

What is something people don’t know about you?
That I’m silly sometimes I like to play around with kids.