The Friday Extra!

Week of December 7 - 11

Celebrating Excellence in the Hillcrest Feeder

Meteorologist Evan Andrews from Fox 4 speaks to 2nd graders at Anne Frank ES

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Executive Director's Message

Can you believe we only have two more weeks left before the December break. Thank you for your laser-like focus on instruction and for doing what is best for students each and every day. I feel honored to work along-side each of you in the Hillcrest Feeder Pattern.


As we near the 3rd six weeks, I will be sending out calendar invites for Mid-year Meeting 1 and Meeting 2 appointments. The mid-year review is an opportunity for you and your instructional leadership team to show the work that has taken place at your campus for the first semester. The climate survey is part of the mid-year Meeting 2, so please encourage teachers to complete the climate survey.


This week, students will also begin taking their ACP exams. Continue to visit classrooms to ensure teachers are providing meaningful reviews and maximizing instructional time. Let's finish up strong!


Have a great instructional week!


Mark Ramirez

Executive Director, Hillcrest Feeder Pattern

Leadership Quote of the Week

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Week-At-A-Glance

Monday, December 7

  • DTR Portal for Wave 2 opens
  • Principal Attestations returned to HCM

Tuesday, December 8

  • Attendance for Credit binder checks

Wednesday, December 9


Thursday, December 10

  • Principal of the Year breakfast @ Dallas Market Center

Friday, December 11

  • Accountability Index Training (sign-up required)
  • Executive Director Meeting @ Haskell (7:30 AM)
  • Verify TEI Rosters Deadline

On The Horizon

December 7 - 11 - STAAR Testing Dates

December 8, 10, 14 - Accountability Index Training (repeated session)

December 14 – HCM Hiring event @ TBD (4:00 – 6:30 PM)

December 15 – SLO-accomplishment due (1st semester courses only)

December 15 – Hillcrest Feeder Pattern Meeting

December 16 – District-wide principal meeting

December 15, 16 - STAAR/EOC Intervention PD for HS Teachers

December 18 – 5 SPOTS per teacher due on SchoolNet

December 18 - Personal Graduation Plans due

December 19 – January 1, 2016 – December Break

January 4 – Student Holiday/Staff Development

Mark Ramirez

Luis Hurtado-Fuentes, Math Academic Facilitator

Angela Torres, Administrative Assistant