"All Together Adamson--Excellence In Action"

The Week of December 8, 2014

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Adamson Feeder Pattern Meeting Breakfast

Friday, Dec. 12th, 8am

316 W 7th St

Dallas, TX

Come decorate the season! As a special treat, our next feeder meeting will be "breakfast style" at Oddfellows Cafe in the Bishop Arts District! Bring your festive spirit & your appetite!


Please remind and motivate your teams to complete the campus climate survey. Survey results will be part of the Mid-Year Review Meeting 2 in January. The goal is to have AT LEAST 80% participation. GO TEAM ADAMSON!


Public School Choice applications are now LIVE! Click HERE to learn more about the process and to view the actual Application Template.

A Note From Your Executive Director...

"Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek." — Mario Andretti

Principal Team,

The next two weeks are important as we will assess how the students in our schools have responded to the teaching and learning of the first semester. Please ensure that an academic tone is maintained in your buildings through continued classroom observations & high expectations for student learning. Between Mid-Year Reviews, I will also make rounds to look at instruction. Remember--EVERY DAY COUNTS!

Per the memo received from Superintendent Miles, FOUR spot observations for the first semester is acceptable. Remember that a teacher must have at least 10 spots at the end of the year.

Thank you for your continued commitment to excellence! Here's to another great week of teaching and learning!

Ms. Hill



Monday, December 8 , 2014
    • Mid-Year Review Meeting 1 @ Reagan 9-11 AM
    • Mid-Year Review Meeting 1 @ Bowie 12:30-2:30 PM
    • Leadership Meeting @ Haskell 3:30 (Ms. Hill)

    Tuesday, December 9, 2014

    • Mid-Year Review Meeting 1 @ Peeler 8:15-10:15 AM
    • Mid-Year Review Meeting 1 @ Hogg 10:45-12:45

    Wednesday, December 10, 2014

    • ACP Exam Window Opens K-5
    • Leadership Meeting with Mr. Miles @ Haskell 7:30 AM (Ms. Hill)
    • Division 5 Leadership Meeting @ Haskell 10:30 AM (Ms. Hill)
    • District Intervention Team Meeting @ Haskell 4:00-5:30 PM (Ms. Hill)
    • Teaching Trust Event @ Texas Discovery Gardens 5:30-8:00 PM (Ms. Hill)

    Thursday, December 11, 2014

    • Ms. Hill will be out of pocket today. Please email or text when needed.
    • State Accountability Training for Principals @ Buckner Building 2-5 PM

    Friday, December 12, 2014

    • Feeder Pattern Meeting Breakfast 8:00 AM @ Oddfellows Cafe
    • Mid-Year Review Meeting 1 @ Garcia MS 12:30-2:30 PM


    December 11--AF Training

    December 10-19--ACP Assessment Window (K-5)

    December 15-19--ACP Assessments (6-12)

    December 17--District-Wide Principal Meeting

    December 18--Board Meeting (Adamson Football Team Recognized)

    December 19--End of 3rd Six Weeks Grading Period

    December 22-January 2--Winter Break

    January 5--Student Holiday/Teacher Work Day or Staff Development?? (will get clarification)

    January 6--Six Weeks 4 Begins!

    January 6--TEI Expert Meeting

    January 7--Principal Focus Group

    January 12-14--Written Composition

    January 12-16--Parent Conference Week

    January 21-22 and January 27--State Accountability Training for Principals


    • James Bowie Elementary, Principal Noelle Wilson
    • Felix G. Botello Elementary, Principal Reyna Sotelo
    • James Hogg Elementary, Principal Jairo Casco
    • John F. Peeler, Principal Sofia Villarreal
    • John Reagan Elementary, Principal Ruby Ramirez
    • Hector P. Garica Middle School, Principal Gary Auld
    • Kathryn Joy GilliamCollegiate Academy, Principal Tamara Francis
    • W.H. Adamson High School, Principal Jaine Ortega


    KUDOS to James Bowie Students! They achieved success with the Global Children's Challenge Pedometer Program! See article link in the Division 5 Newsletter!

    KUDOS to James Hogg Elementary for holding a campus Science Fair last week! Students PK-5 completed a science fair project and parents were invited to view all projects Thursday evening!
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