TOGETHER WE RISE!
Issue 4: October 12, 2020
DETOUR TO DISCOVERY
With the 1st Quarter in our rear view mirror, the outlook in front of us is clearer, more optimistic, hopeful, and greater than where we were because of the growth and progress we've achieved TOGETHER. We thank you for getting through the first leg of the race with us.
Whether you were providing support at home or ensuring you children arrived at school, we thank you for the love, support and commitment you have shown the Robb Family. We praise you for being BOLD and BELIEVING in us, even when the views were not always pretty or familiar, or the directions were not always clear or specific. You continued to push ahead and not give up.
Like the road trips we take in life, taking detours are a common occurrence. When we choose to see a detour as time wasted and a hinderance, the opportunity dissolves in the inconvenience. But when we embrace the detour, as a part of the journey and the process, it can lead to new discoveries about oneself that come with adapting to unfamiliar places, feeling lost or being caught in areas that can be intimidating and not pleasing to the heart and eyes.
Changes in the educational system are being experienced at all levels from Pre-K to Higher-Ed. The impact is being felt from the students to teachers to administrators to the parents and community members. The detours forced upon us, have lead to new discoveries of untapped potential and possibility. The pressure of not wanting our students to backslide have advanced us to rise, BE BOLD, resourceful and be fast learners.
By diverging into the unknown, on a path not yet taken, we are able to find strength, courage and creativity and reinforce our purpose as educators, parents and community members to walk first, pave a way for our students to follow and keep pressing forward.
If we have to look back, it's to smile at how far we've come and how far we are going to go.
TOGETHER WE RISE!
Abraham Contreras, Principal
TRANSFORMATIONAL TEACHERS INSTITUTE
Module 1 Unleashing Leadership – Teachers develop a culture of leadership that
communicates and seeks opportunities.
Module 2 Synergistic Thinking – Teachers transform from individuals working in
isolation to high-functioning teams that support student success.
Module 3 Powerful Planning – High-functioning teams collaborate and embrace the
cycle of teaching and learning.
HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF IXL?!
2020-21 CAMPUS / DISTRICT INITIATIVES
- The Paw Print: Learning Framework (Captivate, Discover, Personalize, Reflect & Inspire)
- Blended Learning Initiative: https://sites.google.com/uvaldecisd.net/ucisdblendedlearning/home
- Fundamental Five
- RTI/Accommodation Folders
- 7 Steps to a Language Rich Classroom
- 4Cs: Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking, Creativity
The Robb 3:
- Establishing Highly Effective PLCs
- Building Positive and Meaningful Relationships with our Students, Staff and Families
- Maximizing Instructional Time (Data Driven Instruction Before, During, & After)
Together We Rise!
MISSION ROBB PROMISE
Beat by Beat,
We Strive To Get Better,
We Believe in Each Other,
We Rise Together
Be Unstoppable Today!