North Dallas Friday Publication

Week of December 7

Notes from Dr. Valadez

Team NDFP,

Everyone should be back to their normal routines and focusing on providing high quality instruction to our students. This week, you and your teachers will be working diligently in preparing our students to do their absolute best on the ACP exams. As we begin to get data, take the time to celebrate the gains and reflect on the deficits at each of your campuses. I encourage you to use the data as an indicator of where you should focus your efforts for the upcoming semester.

Remember that one of our January days is considered a teacher work day. Most campuses are utilizing January 4 as the PD Day and January 5 as a teacher work day.

PD Day - January 4

Teacher Work Days - January 5 and June 3

WAIP Informational Items:

Talent Partner Feeder Pattern Assignments

Learning Partners for Science and Social Studies (K-5)

Professional Learning Opportunities - Spring 2016

Impact of Late Schedule Changes on TEI

Extra Duty/Stipend Pay Addendum


Young Arts Foundation Booker T Finalists

YoungArts is the core program of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (NFAA) and the signature national program that that recognizes and supports America’s most talented young artists in the visual, literary and performing arts. The organization’s mission is to identify emerging artists, provide educational enrichment and assistance in their pursuit of the arts, and to raise the appreciation for, and support of, the arts in American society.

January PD Opportunities

HMH will be offering professional development on January 5th. These sessions will be centered around resources available from our textbook adoption.
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Science Fair Submissions

Math Corner

Just In Time Sessions

District Expectations

  1. All CIC's are to attend the Carnegie Learning training
  2. All CIC's are to present the PD to their campuses
  3. All CIC's are assigned "homework" to bring back to each of the sessions

I encourage you to meet with your CIC's and schedule a time for the PD to be turned around at your campus. The feedback is that there is not enough time with all of the compliance training. A quick solution is to allow your CIC's to turn the PD around on the upcoming January PD Day. The PD is turn key. CICs are given the presentation along with corresponding materials.

Reading Corner

Writing Samples and Exemplars

Grade 4 and 7 expository essays now available on MyData Portal. Encourage your teachers and CICs to review these exemplars (score of 7 or 8) during PLCs and make the connections to the Writing Rubric.


December 7-DTR Portal will open for Wave 2 DTR-eligible teachers

December 11-Completion of TEI Evaluation Instrument Confirmation process

December 15-SLO Goal-Accomplishment submitted (one semester course only)

January 14-Wave 2 DTR Application Deadline (by noon)


Dec-Jan Written Compositions (Gr. K-12)

12/7 EOC ELA I (Gr. 9-12 Retest)

12/9 EOC ELA II (Gr. 9-12 Retest)

12/7 - 12/11 EOC Alg. I, Biology, US History (Gr. 9-12 Retest)

12/10 - 12/18 ES ACP Testing (Gr. K-5)

12/15 - 12/18 ACP Testing (Gr. 6-12)


This week


EOC English I Re-Test


Accountability Index Training

EOC Window for Algebra I, US History, Biology Re-Test


EOC English II Re-Test


ACP Testing Begins (Elementary)

EOC Window for Algebra I, US History, Biology Re-Test


Climate Survey Due

EOC Window for Algebra I, US History, Biology Re-Test

Have a great learning week!