The Dream Team

5/16/16 Weekly Memo 39

Table of Contents

  1. Push Yourself Beyond Limits Video
  2. Hero Focus
  3. Week at a glance
  4. Upcoming Events
  5. Focus Areas
  6. Good Things
  7. Duty Schedule
  8. Message from the Coach
  9. Strategic Priorities
Motivational Video - Push Yourself Beyond Limits & Never Give Up [Motivation]

This Week Our HERO focus is to identify those scholars who are demonstrating the character trait....


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Week at a Glance

Monday, May 16th: B Day

Professional Dress

Morning Meeting 7:25 am

Eat & Meet CNA in the library with Parents

S. Wright Out

Tuesday, May 17th: A Day

Professional Dress

Morning Meeting 7:25 am

Planning Meeting @ Meadows Foundation

Golledge Out- 10am-4pm

Gardner Out- 10am-4pm

Parks Out- 10am-4pm

Houston Out- 1pm-4pm

Brown Out- 1pm-4pm

S. Wright Out

Wednesday, May 18th: B Day

Casual Dress

Morning Meeting 7:25 am

Parks Out- Conference in Houston

8th Grade to D&B

Working Wednesday

Finalize Q4 Grades due by EOD 5pm

Miles Out

Thursday, May 19th: A Day

Casual Dress

Morning Meeting 7:25 am

Parks Out- Conference in Houston

T. Wilson Out

C. Brown Out

Friday, May 20th: B Day

Casual Dress

Morning Meeting 7:25 am

Parks Out- Conference in Houston

Itz Pizza Trip

T. Wilson Out

C. Brown Out

K. Moutry Out

Saturday, May 21st: 8th Grade Luncheon

Valley of Faith Christian Center


Coming Soon...

May 9th- May 12th - STAAR Testing

9th-6th Math, 7th Math, & 8th Math Retest

10th-6th Reading, 7th Reading, & 8th Reading Retest

11th-8th Science

12th- 8th Social Studies

May 13th- 12:45pm release for scholars & End of Year Celebration at Dave & Busters for Staff (unless you have put in your request to have the day off- this is paid time and each employee should be present at the event)

May 14th- 8th Grade Prom 7pm-10pm

May 17th- Progress Reports Go Home

May 18th- 8th Grade Trip to D&B 11am-2pm

May 21st- 8th Grade Luncheon Celebration at Valley of Faith

May 23rd- 8th Grade Reunion Tower Trip- 10:00am-1:00pm

May 24th- Spanish EOC and Enrichment Showcase

May 25th- 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony 6pm

May 26th- Last Day of School and Q4 Awards Ceremony

Focus Areas

Scholar:Teacher Cognitve Ratios- Think about how much you are requiring for scholars to do the cognitive lifting in your classroom. (ask yourself, am I thinking through all of the work or am I allowing scholars to grapple with the information on their own or as a team?)

Justification of responses from scholars- require scholars to explain how they reached the answer or believe their answer to be correct.

Good Things!

Mrs. Parks says...

Shout out to Ms. Wallace for handling testing with such grace!

Shout out to Ms. Golledge for accompanying the 7th graders on the field trip to the zoo!

Shout out to Mr. Luna for holding 7th grade down in the absence of his team!

Shout out to Mr. Gardner for the individualized emails to teachers about grades!

Shout out to Coach Range for covering multiple classes today!

Shout out to the Dream Team for being flexible during testing!

Mr. Gardner says…

Shout out to Ms. Wallace for your resilience and adaptability during testing! You are amazing!

Shout out to Ms. Thomas for always being ready and willing to step in for the team!

Shout out to Ms. Gregory for consistently supporting our scholars and being an amazing resource whenever I have questions!

Shout out to Mr. Wilson for the professional voice-overs for the pep rally videos!

Ms. Golledge says...

Shout to Ms. Mack for holding scholars to high expectations.

Shout out to Ms. Wallace for literally EVERYTHING during testing, you are a beast.

Shout out Ms. Iwule and Ms. Fluker for doing so much to make the 8th grade trip a possibility!

Duty Schedule

Morning Duty- See details in the body of the email

Lunch Duty-

  • 6th Grade Lunch- 6th Grade Lead, Specials Team Lead and Administration

  • 7th & 8th Grade Lunch- 7th and 8th Grade Team Leads and Administration

Lunch Duty- Teachers must arrive to pick up your class from the cafeteria at 11:39am (10:39am on Wed) for 6th grade and 12:23am (11:22am on Wed) for 7th & 8th grade teachers.

After School Duty- See details in the body of the email

A Message from the Coach

Dearest Dream Team-

We are in the home stretch! Let's keep fighting to the very end! Don't allow the scent of summer to cause you to lose focus! You've worked to hard to give in! This is the time to push harder! Don't limit what is possible during the last couple of weeks- you will be amazed at the light bulbs that begin to come on for scholars! Push Yourself!!

The Dream will Fight,


Strategic Priorities

Professional Capacity

Goal: We will build upon the knowledge & skills of all staff members

Parent, School, & Community Ties

Goal: We will engage ALL stakeholders in the school’s culture.

School Learning Climate

Goal: We will create a safe and orderly environment that promotes the sense of urgency required to climb the ladder of academic and behavioral excellence.