ARMS Legend

Excellence Without Boundaries

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January 4, 2016 4th Six Weeks, Week 1


Principal Message

Greetings Rangers!

I hope the first ARMS Legend of 2016 greets each of you rested and having created many wonderful memories. This time has allowed us to reconnect with those that have such an incredible impact on our lives, our family and friends. If affords us clarity to appreciate the little things that provide us joy and strength that sometimes get lost in the hustle and bustle of our day to day lives. My hope for everyone was the time was absolutely fantastic and everyone feels rejuvenated. Time away always opens up reflection, especially as we bring in a new year! Many of us have committed on a deeper level to something that impacts our body, mind, and/or spirit. A stronger sense of hope and focus lives within our new year vision. I am very fortunate to start off this new year with a phenomenal ARMS Community.

Second semester always brings with it an intensity and focus that is exhilarating. We have had many celebrations, lessons learned, and goals met in the Fall of 2015. We now have an opportunity to continue our growth and lock on to the belief that EVERY minute of EVERY moment of EVERY day matters. We are rested and ready to engage in the most important work of our time, the teaching and learning of our future.

Our resolve and commitment to ALL of our students is always where we pull from. We will always do this as a team, with a grit that can move us through any obstacle, and consistently allows us to grow for the benefit of each and every one of our students future.

I look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow and Happy New Year!!

Ranger Proud!!
F. Taylor
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Ranger News

ARMS Reminders

  • Teacher Work Day, Monday 1/4/16
Grade Level & Elective Meetings, 1 hour, time & location communicated via Assistant Principals
Mentor & Mentee Meeting, communicated via Ms. Barksdale & Ms. Ward

  • ARMS Institute, Tuesday 1/5/16 - 8:15 AM - 4:30 PM

ARMS Updates

Staff may wear jeans to work on Monday & Tuesday.
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ARMS Spring Calendar

Click here for Spring Calendar.
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Pertinent campus wide WAIP information will be posted in the weekly ARMS Legend. Please ensure that you stay informed of district updates and general information. WAIP information that is specific to a team, grade, content, will be emailed directly.

DISD Professional Development - Spring 2016

Click here for more information about the upcoming PD sessions provided/coordinated through Teaching and Learning Department.


Monday, Jan. 4th, Teacher Work Day, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday, Jan. 5th, ARMS Institute 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday, Jan. 7th, POD Action Meeting (AP)
Saturday, Jan. 9th, Exec. Ed. Teaching Trust, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

On the Horizon....

Tuesday, Jan. 12th
POD Action Mtg. (PL)
8th Grade "On Track" Celebration
Spring Parent Conference Night
Wednesday, Jan.13th
Exec. Ed. Teaching Trust - 8:00AM - 5:00 PM
Coffee with the Principal (8:45) & Parent Workshop (9:20) -
Thursday, Jan. 14th,
Empowerment Mtg., 7:30 AM, Parent Center
Math Blitz
ARMS University (During POD Time) - Guest Speaker
Magnet Boot Camp, 4:30 - 5:30 PM, Library
Friday, Jan.15th
Trailblazer Meeting
Monday, Jan. 18th
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - School Closed
Tuesday, Jan. 19th
POD Action (AP)
Wednesday, Jan. 20th,
ARMS Staff Meeting, 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Thursday, Jan. 21st
Math Blitz
Friday, Jan. 22nd
Student $1 Jean Day,
Saturday, Jan. 23rd,
Teaching Trust Summit (Exec. Ed Team)- 8:00AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, Jan. 27th
ARMS Career Day
ARMS PD Session/ Maximizing Reteaching- 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday, Jan. 28th
Empowerment Meeting, 7:30 AM, Parent Center
Math Blitz
Grade Level Earned Free Dress Day
ARMS University (during POD time)- Effective Grading Practices
ARMS Ignite Academy Session, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Friday, Jan. 29th
Student $1 Jean Day
Saturday, Jan. 30th
ARMS Saturday School - Science, RLA, & Math
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Closed out 2015 With a Bang!

Testing Week: Truly Happy Days :-)

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ARMS 2015 Crest Winners!

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Counselors Reinforcing Excellence for Students in Texas (CREST) is sponsored by the Texas School Counselor Association (TSCA) and awarded to school counseling programs that meet CREST 7 requirements. ARMS Counseling Team has now been recognized by the State of Texas 3 years in a row!! Way to go to our amazing Counseling Team!!

ARMS Winter Staff Celebration

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6th Grade Secret Santa Reveal

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The Most Important Work of our Time! Always remember YOUR IMPACT!

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