The Seagoville Feeder Pattern

"Seagoville Strong"

The Weekly Dragon Newsletter

The Week of February 8th

The Seagoville Feeder Pattern seeks to become the number one feeder pattern in the district. To achieve this, our principals work collaboratively in an effort to plan effective professional development for teachers, faculty and staff. Administrators calibrate during classroom observations to provide teachers with targeted and specific feedback to improve the quality of instruction in order to increase student achievement. Additionally, our principals lead professional learning communities to assist teachers with data driven instructional decisions, lesson plan development, the creation of aligned curriculum guides, and rigorous six week common assessments. All of these instructional initiatives will provide support for increasing the academic growth and development of the schools in the Seagoville Feeder Pattern.

The Seagoville Feeder Pattern Goals

The Weekly Administrative Information Packet

Click on the link to view the February 4, 2016 WAIP.

Upcoming Events: Check the WAIP for more details!

HCM Feedback Survey -

ONLINE Student Enrollment Transfer Application Window - January 6 - March 11

National No One Eats Alone Week Initiative (Middle School) - February 8 - February 12

UNCF/Dallas ISD Campaign Begins - February 8 - March 31

Mandatory Secondary LPAC Training - February 8, February 9

LPAC Training (Administrators ONLY) - February 11

Mandatory Elementary LPAC Training - February 10 - February 12

National No One Eats Alone (Actual Day of Middle School Event) - February 12

Spring PEIMS Enrollment Verification Documentation DUE - February 17

14th Annual Spring College Fair @ Mountain View College - Friday, February 19

One Sight Vision Screening & Glasses - February 29

SAT School Day (Free SAT for Junior Class) - March 2

Waste Management Scholarships for Seniors Due - March 7, March 11

Nominations for School Counselor of the Year Due - March 22

ACP Film Festivals (Secondary) - March 22-24 & March 29-31 (Register NOW!)

ACP Film Festival (Elementary) - April 9 (Register NOW!)

Pre-K Registration 2016-2017 - April 4-8

Employee of the Year (Health Services) Nominations Due - April 15


Monday, February 8th

P-Tech Site Team Meeting

  • Eastfield College, G120
  • 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Mid Year Meeting #1 (APEI)

  • Seagoville High School
  • 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p. m.

Campus Visit @ Kleberg Elementary School

  • 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Counselor Meeting (Choose 1 2/8 to 2/12)

  • Elementary/Middle School
  • 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Assistant Principal Focus Group Meeting

  • Haskell Building, 1st Floor Conference Room
  • 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 9th

School Leadership Meeting w/ Superintendent

  • Haskell, 1st Floor Conference Room
  • 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Campus Visit @ Central Elementary School

  • 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

P-Tech Staff Interviews

  • Seagoville High School
  • 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 10th

Spring Enrollment Verification

  • Elementary - Official Attendance Time
  • Secondary - Official Attendance Period

TEI Meeting (DISD L. Gary)

  • Human Capital Management Meeting
  • 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Campus Visit @ Lassiter ECHS

  • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

ECHS Lead Meeting

  • Spruce High School, Room 128
  • 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 11th

Fellows Academy

  • Master Schedule Training
  • H.B. Bell Building
  • 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Campus Visit @ Seagoville Elementary School

  • 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Campus Instructional Coach Professional Development

  • H.B. Buckner Building
  • 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. -or- 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Literacy Cadre Professional Development (Grades 3-5)

  • H.B. Bell Buckner Building
  • 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday, February 12th

2 Spots on ALL Teachers Due

Late Schedule Change Reports DUE (TEI)

  • See WAIP for Details

School Leadership Meeting

  • Haskell Building, 1st Floor Conference Room
  • 8:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Campus Visit @ Seagoville North Elementary School

  • 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Campus Instructional Coach Professional Development

  • H.B. Buckner Building
  • 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. -or- 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 13th

Seagoville P-Tech Student/Parent Interviews

  • Seagoville High School
  • 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

STEM Day Trophies for all Lassiter Teams

All four Lassiter Early College Math Olympiad teams brought home a trophy from STEM Day. Lassiter ECHS @ El Centro won first place for 9th and 10th grade. The school's two 11th grade teams won first and second place.

Thank you to the sponsors Ms. Caldwell, Ms. Zeares, and Mr. Joseph! Principal St. Ama, Executive Director Ms. Taylor, and Dallas ISD appreciate teachers like you who support the work of students in and out of the classroom.

National Signing Day for Seagoville High School Athletes

Jerron Brooks and Je’Qualon Wright took part in the National Signing Day function at Ellis-Davis Fieldhouse in Dallas ISD on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. These two Seagoville High School senior signed National Letters of Intent to play college football. It was an exciting day for Jerron Brooks and his parents as he signed his letter of intent to attend Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, and Je’Qualon Wright and his parents when he signed with East Central Oklahoma in Ada, Oklahoma. Both, Jerron and JeQualon are tremendous athletes and stellar young men who will finish out their senior year at Seagoville High School.

Congratulations to Coach Guiterrez and the other coaches who have helped these athletes make their dreams of playing college football a reality. Next, congratulations to all of the SHS teachers for assisting these young men academically, and to all of the staff who helped these students on and off the field. Lastly, congratulations to Jerron and Je'Qualon for understanding that hard work does pay off. Both of you knew that maintaining the academic standards necessary to play football, that all the hard work, long workouts and countless nights of studying, would soon pay off and make your dream of college football come true. Thank you for understanding that without your education football would not have been the reality it is today!

"Something Ridculous"

Recently, students from the Seagoville High School's theater art classes participated in the Irma P. Hall Original Play Festival. Dallas ISD students from various schools enter and compete in categories, such as: Playwriting, Directing, Acting, Technical Theater, and Score. Ms. Garcia, Seagoville HS theater art teacher stated, "Students write the play, direct it, do all technical elements, and perform it. My 6th period playwriting class was the group mostly responsible for this. As you can see, we are the top performing school, beating out our HSPVA who had 2 plays entered!"

The Seagoville High School play entered in the Irma P. Hall Original Play Festival, “Something Ridiculous” was written by Bryan Contreras and directed by Michelle Thomas. The Stage Manager was Maelbi Calderon. The Theatre Art teacher who instructed all the students is Laura Garcia. The results for SHS at Irma P. Hall: Playwright - 4; Directing - 5.5; Acting - 6; Technical - 4; Score - 19.5. Seagoville High School received three GOLD medal categories and one SILVER medal category!

Seagoville High School Theater Arts has consistently won trophies at the Irma P. Hall Festival year after year, beating Book T. Washington and other visual and performing arts schools. Congratulations to Ms. Garcia and the theater art students from Seagoville High School!

National School Counselor Week

Although, the National School Counselor Week was February 1-5, I would like to recognize the work that our wonderful counselors do for our students, parents, faculty and staff every day. Strong counseling teams are essential to our public educational institutions. Our counselors help students focus on academic, career and personal/social development, so our students can achieve success in school and prepare to lead fulfilling lives beyond formal education.

Counselors help students address their social, emotional and personal needs when life becomes overwhelming or school becomes too difficult. Additionally, counselors guide programs to implement strategies to enhance the Academic development and activities to support and maximize each student's ability to learn. Lastly, counseling teams assist in Career development and guidance to provide the foundation for the acquisition of skills and knowledge that enables students to make a successful transition from school to the world of work, and from job to job across the lifespan.

The role of a campus leader is a very difficult one but one that is not done alone! Campus leaders must maintaining strong leadership teams to ensure that our public schools function in the capacity and manner to which they were designed -- as educational institutions to help students achieve academic success in high school and beyond, and plan for college and careers.

Please join me in recognizing the amazing job and tremendous impact that our school counselors have had on each of our schools in the Seagoville Feeder Pattern. Thank you, Seagoville Counselors!

Central Elementary Honors Counselor

Last week was National School Counselor Week, and Central Elementary School celebrated their school counselor, Mrs. Milos. From the faculty, staff and administration, "Thank you, Mrs. Milos for meeting the social and emotional needs or our scholars!"

Central Elementary School Faculty & Staff

Dallas ISD Summer Programs 2016

Summer Readiness Program

Extended Year for Students in Elementary and Middle School (Retention and SSI)
  • Programs will be held at all comprehensive elementary and middle school campuses.

  • Program will be overseen by campus principal.

  • Includes intervention for the following:

    • Students not meeting promotion requirements in accordance with EIE (LOCAL)

    • Student Success Initiative (SSI) for 5th and 8th grade STAAR Mathematics and Reading

  • Instructional Days

    • Students not meeting promotion requirements June 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16

    • SSI Students June 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20

  • SSI Testing Dates

    • STAAR Mathematics June 21

    • STAAR Reading June 22

Summer Achievers Academy for Elementary and Middle School Students

  • Parents/guardians will complete application for students to attend summer programs.

  • Students will be selected using a randomized computer selection process.

  • Summer Program will consist of Core Content and Arts Enrichment and Summer Camps.

  • Teach for America and Learning Labs will continue in Summer Programs.

  • Instructional Days

    • June 27 – July 28 (Monday – Thursday)

    • Elementary - 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    • Middle School - 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Locations

    • Elementary: Burleson, Dunbar, Cigarroa, Salazar, Reilly

    • Middle School: Medrano, Dade, Comstock

High School

  • End of Course Interventions at Comprehensive High Schools

    • June 6 – June 23 (Monday – Thursday)

    • 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    • EOC Testing will be at the summer school sites listed below July 11 – 15.

  • High School Credit Recovery and Limited Acceleration

    • June 27 – July 28

    • 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    • Sites: Jefferson, Conrad, North Dallas, Bryan Adams, Samuell, Spruce, Lincoln, Adamson, Molina, Kimball

Current assistant principals interested in serving as a summer school principal for the Summer Achievers Academy and High School Credit Recovery should let their Feeder Pattern Executive Director know by February 5, 2016.

Rate of Pay

  • Elementary Summer School Principal: $40 / hour

  • Middle School Summer School Principal: $42 / hour

  • High School Summer School Principal: $46 / hour

Master Schedule Training and Support

Master Schedule Training @ Ana Mendez University

These sessions will provide master schedule teams an opportunity to understand the process for creating a master schedule utilizing Chancery and the current resources available to principals. Pearson representatives will provide extensive training on master schedule development, from beginning to end. The training will be held at Ana Mendez University with more information forthcoming in the WAIP. Secondary principals and their master schedule team should attend these sessions.

Session Dates: (Power School Group)

February 29 & March 1

March 2 & March 3

March 7 & March 8

Master Schedule Open Labs @ Dallas ISD Administration Building

The open lab dates/times are provided to allow master schedule teams an opportunity to receive one-on-one assistance in entering the campus master schedule in Chancery. Data controllers and assistant principals (master scheduler) are welcome to bring their campus master schedule during the open labs to receive the additional assistance.

Open Labs: (Dallas ISD)

April 25 - June 17

Master Schedule Roundtable Meetings (Information Set to Principals)

These roundtable meetings will be facilitated by feeder patterns for secondary campus master schedule teams in order for campus principals to receive feedback and recommendations to their draft 2016-2017 master schedule. School Leadership, Teaching and Learning, Data Services, Student Services, Executive Directors, and other DISD department personnel will review campus schedules to ensure parameters for secondary master schedules are aligned, provide feedback regarding HB 5 graduation and endorsement opportunities, ensure course offerings and course sequences align to state and district standards/policies, review the vertical alignment within the feeder, and ensure equity for students.

Campus principals will have an opportunity to review their draft schedule, current pathways and/or Academy course offerings, and ask pertinent questions related to their master schedule. Principals, along with their master schedule team, must present a master schedule overview of their 2016-2017 schedule for approval during the Master Schedule Roundtable Meetings, which are set to begin this week. The intent of the master schedule presentation is to allow principals an opportunity to present their schedule, discuss roadblocks and receive possible recommendations.

Roundtable Meetings: (School Leadership/Teaching & Learning)

February - March (Tuesdays/Thursdays)

(The roundtable meeting schedule, presentation template, and additional resources have been sent to the secondary principals.)

Master Schedule Timelines

Campuses must use the scheduling timelines found by accessing the following links:

2016-2017 Elementary Scheduling Timelines:

2016-2017 Secondary Scheduling Timelines: http://www.dallasisd.oeg/Page/39550

Seagoville P-Tech ECHS

We have been accepting applications for the first cohort of 9th grade students for the 2016-2017 school year. The application deadline was January 29, 2016. Applications are being reviewed and interviews are currently being scheduled.

Interview Dates/Times: (Location: Seagoville High School)

Saturday, February 13th from 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 16th from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 18th from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 20th from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The P-Tech ECHS staff are in need of additional Dallas ISD volunteers to assist with the student and parent interviews. If you are interested in assisting students through this exciting process, please email Stephanie Taylor

TEI: Support

For TEI-related questions moving forward, please contact the following individuals or call the TEI office at 972-749-5712.

TEI system questions: Betsy Cook,

DTR process: Leila Wright,

TEI certification or calibration trainings: Ashley Lozano,

TEI: Message of the Week

Learn more about your increased income potential now and into retirement:
Under the Teacher Excellence Initiative, teachers have a significantly higher earning potential than they do under a traditional salary step schedule. In fact, effective teachers who advance at an average progression under TEI have the potential to make a total of $100,000 more over 15 years than they could under a traditional step salary schedule. That higher compensation continues even after a teacher retires.

Learn more how your salary is used in your retirement benefits

Teachers reminded to verify years of service in Oracle:
Some TEI effectiveness levels require a minimum number of creditable years of service (CYS). Data recorded in Oracle will be used for this purpose. Teachers who have not submitted official service records from other districts, should submit this information to HCM’s Records Department by March 1, 2016.

Listed below are steps to follow to check your years of service in Oracle:

1. Log in to Oracle

2. Click “DISD Employee Self-Service”

3. Click “Employee Self-Service”

4. Click “Human Capital Management Information”

5. Click “DISD Print Notification of Assignment and Salary” (3rd from bottom)

6. Click “Click for Results”

7. 2015-16 Notice of Assignment and Salary will appear

8. Scroll down

Please note, the years in profession will not include credit for the current school year. If the number correctly reflects your CYS through the 2014-15 SY, no further action is required. If this number is not correct, please submit original service records to Human Capital Management, attn. Employee Records 9400 North Central Expressway, 14th floor Dallas, TX 75231. If you have additional questions please email or you may reach HCM at 972-925-4200.

TEI: Supporting Excellence

Did you know Dallas ISD has a robust professional development catalog with workshops available by subject matter? You can browse the catalog and register for the workshops through the links below.

Don’t miss the Dallas ISD Listen and Learn Podcast Series

K-2 Curriculum & Instruction:
K-2 Content Area Night for Math: 2/4/16 @ 4:30 – 6:30 at Nolan Estes
K-2 Content Area Night for RLA: 2/18/16 @ 4:30 – 6:30 at Nolan Estes
K-2 Content Area Night for Science: 2/16/16 @ 4:30 – 6:30 at Nolan Estes
K-2 Content Area Night for SLAR: 2/25/16 @ 4:30 – 6:30 at Nolan Estes
See the Professional Development Catalog to register for these sessions.

Reading Language Arts:
Writing Series: Evidence-based Writing to Support TEKS-based Instruction for Grades 3-12
Date/Time/Location: 2/8/2016 @ 5:00 – 7:00 pm at H.B. Bell

Scoring Dallas ISD Written Compositions: Short Answer Response for Grades 3-12
Date/Time/Location: 2/16/2016 @ 5:00 – 7:00 pm at H. B. Bell

Genre Writing: Expository Writing and the TEKS for Grades 3 – 12
Date/Time/Location: 2/18/2016 at 5:00 – 7:00 pm at H.B. Bell

More RLA professional development opportunities

STAAR Interventions Academy
Region 10 will present a STAAR Interventions Academy for campus administrators and teachers and provide the most recent updates from the legislature. Instructional strategies and best practices for the assessed curriculum in Mathematics, Reading, Science, Social Studies, and Writing will also be explored.
More Information
Location: Kathlyn Gilliam Collegiate Academy
Dates: February 20, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Upcoming SchoolNet Webinars
Reporting in Classrooms to Support Instruction
This webinar to review the teacher processes for Accessing Classroom reports in Schoolnet with a focus on instructional material correlations, Standardized test reporting and student groups. This is part 3 of a 3 part series.
More Information and Registration
Date: Monday, February 8, 2016
Time: 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Gifted and Talented Training and News
Event: G/T Foundations Module 4: Differentiation in the Gifted Classroom
Date: February 9, 2016 and February 11, 2016
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: H. B. Bell School Support Service Center, Room 309

Audience: Elementary G/T Program Teachers
Event: Just in Time for Fifth Six Weeks
Date: February 16, 2016
Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: H. B. Bell School Support Service Center, Room 810

Middle School Professional Development

To address the instructional needs that have been identified as deficiencies by the administrators in the middle schools, we have responded with a series of sessions for the 7th grade writing teachers. Academic Facilitators will provide professional development on the following dates and times for the 7th grade ELA teachers:

Adamson, Bryan Adams, Seagoville, Spruce

7th Grade Writing Professional Development

H.B. Bell Building (Buckner Building)

February 16 - 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Monday) Room 738

March 1 - 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Tuesday) Room 738

District Poilicy EIA Regulation

Click the button to review district policy on Academic Achievement: grading guidelines, progress reports to parents, failure rates, and test preparation/remediation.

Student Code of Conduct

Click above to view the updated 2015-2016 Student Code of Conduct.

DISD Testing Information


2/29 TAKS ELA I Retest (OOS & Credit Recovery)


3/1 TAKS Math Retest (OOS & Credit Recovery)

3/2 TAKS Science Retest (OSS & Credit Recovery)

3/2 SAT School Day Program (Gr. 11)

3/3 TAKS Social Studies Retest (OSS & Credit Recovery)

3/7 PIRLS Assessment @ Kleberg ES

3/8 ePIRLS Assessment @ Kleberg ES

3/7 - 4/6 TELPAS (Gr. K-12)

3/29 STAAR EOC ELA I (Gr. 9-12)

3/29 STAAR Writing Day 1 (Gr. 4 & 7)

3/29 STAAR Math (Gr. 5 & 8)

3/30 STAAR Writing Day 2 (Gr. 4 & 7)

3/30 STAAR Reading (Gr. 5 & 8)

3/31 STAAR EOC ELA II (Gr. 9-12 & Retest)

3/31 STAAR Math (Pre-AP 7 & 8)


4/4 - 4/22 STAAR ALT 2 Assessment Window (Gr. 3-8 & EOC)

4/4 - 4/8 ES & HS ACP Art Performance (Gr. 5, 9-12)

4/12 - 4/15 Student Survey Window (Gr. 3-12)

4/12 - 4/22 ITBS/Logramos Window (Gr. K-2)

4/18 & 4/19 ES ACP PE Performance (Gr. 4)

4/18 - 4/29 MS/HS ACP Band Performance (Gr. 6-12)

4/20 & 4/21ES ACP Music Performance (Gr. 3)

4/25 - 5/6 CIRCLE EOY Assessment Window (Pre-K)

4/25 - 5/6 CIRCLE EOY Phase II Observables (Pre-K)

4/25 - 5/20 Reasoning Mind EOY Assessment Window (Gr. 2-5)


5/2 - 5/27 ISIP EOY Assessment Window (Gr. K-2)

5/2 - 5/27 SRI EOY Assessment Window (Gr. 9-12)

5/2 - 5/6 STAAR EOC Alg. I, Biology, US History (Gr. 9-12, Retest)

5/9 - 5/24 MS ACP PE Performance (Gr. 6-8)

5/9 STAAR Math (Gr. 3-4, 6-7)

5/9 STAAR Math Retest (Gr. 5 & 8)

5/10 STAAR Reading (Gr. 3-4, 6-7)

5/10 STAAR Reading Retest (Gr. 5 & 8)

5/11 STAAR Science (Grades 5 & 8, 7 Pre-AP)

5/12 STAAR Social Studies (Grade 8)

5/16 - 5/19 MS ACP Art Performance (Gr. 7)

5/18 - 5/26 ES ACP Window (Gr K-5)

5/27 - 6/2 ACP Window (Gr. 6-12)

5/27 - 6/13 ACP Make-Up Window (Gr. K-5)


6/6 - 6/17 ACP Make-Up Window (Gr. 6-12)

6/21 STAAR Math Retest (Gr. 5 & 8)

6/22 STAAR Reading Retest (Gr. 5 & 8)

6/23 STAAR Make-Up Assessment Deadline

*District-wide testing information is subject to change.

2014-2015 Distinctions Earned

Central Elementary School

Ebby Halliday Elementary School – 1 Distinction

Kleberg Elementary School – 2 Distinctions

Seagoville Elementary School

Seagoville North Elementary School

Seagoville Middle School

Lassiter Early College High School @ El Centro – 5 Distinctions

Seagoville High School – 5 Distinctions

Our Feeder Family

Seagoville Elementary School - Mrs. Gibson

Seagoville North Elementary School - Mrs. Martinez

Central Elementary School - Mrs. Moore

Kleberg Elementary School - Mrs. Zbylut

Ebby Halliday Elementary School - Dr. Finn, Interim Principal

Seagoville Middle School - Mr. Chaparro

Seagoville High School - Mr. Jones

Lassiter Early College High School @ El Centro - Mr. St. Ama