Lincoln/ Madison Feeder

Legendary Leadership * World-class Scholarship

Week of May 30, 2016

Our Vision

The Lincoln/Madison Feeder Pattern prepares scholars to lead, think, communicate and compete as responsible citizens who are college and career bound.

Transition Time

In the next 2 weeks, I will be transitioning from my role as the Executive Director of the Lincoln/Madison Feeder Pattern. As you all know, I truly have a heart for the students in this feeder pattern and am honored to have had the opportunity to serve. It has been a blessing to work alongside the awesome principals in this feeder, and I can not tell you have much I admire each of you for your courage, commitment and compassion. I'm not sure if we could ever pay you for your value, but just know that you are appreciated. Please understand that this is not "good bye" but "see you around." I am always just a phone call away.

Together, we are game changers for our students, schools and communities. I believe that we have everything that we need to win; in fact we are already victorious. I believe that each of our schools will meet standard with an increase in distinctions. I urge you to believe with me.

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Graduation Ceremonies this Week!

Please join us this week for our high school graduations. There is nothing more gratifying as an educator than to see a student who started out in our elementary school to graduate from our high school prepared for college, career or the military. It is most appropriate to invite our entire feeder pattern of principals to join us in this grand celebration. We hope to see you there!

June 1, 2016 6:30-8:00 Madison High School @ Ellis Davis

June 3, 2016 1:30-3:00 Lincoln High School @ Ellis Davis

Madison Collegiate Academy "Signing Day" a Success

Over 100 parents and students attended the "Signing Day" event for the Madison Collegiate Academy last week. Students took part in a commitment ceremony, learned more about the expectations of the academy and had an opportunity to tour information booths. Our students are now officially enrolled in college and are well on their way!

Summer Learning

SSI, Summer Readiness and EOC Test Prep begin Monday, June 6, 2016. Principals please ensure that you read the information-packed email that was sent to you last week which included information regarding the new ap for taking attendance as well as the information needed asap to ensure your students have food next week. Resources for teachers are provided at the link below Summer Central and paper for copies should have been delivered on this past Friday. If you have not submitted your anticipated enrollment for food services, please submit asap HERE . Transportation information can be found here If you have an AP assisting you with this, please ensure that they are receiving this information and taking action. High schools should already have a plan in place to ensure that as many students as possible attend school this summer since these scores count in your accountability and can only help your scores.

Parents should already know if their child is attending summer school, and sample letters can be found here Toolkit . If you have questions, please email the summer school office at

Lincoln High School Student Goes from Homeless Shelter to UT Austin

Check out the story on Lincoln High School senior and future film maker, Kewona Jones at the link below:


A special thank you goes out to Dr. White and Mr. Boone in the Communications Magnet at Lincoln for pouring into Kewona and other students just like her. You all are true heroes!

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Charles Rice Student Lyriq Turner Featured in the Mayor's Summer Reading Promo

Check out Lyriq as she once again shows that she is "Rice Ready" on the commercial promoting the Mayor's Summer Reading Program. We are proud of you! Go Tigers!

New Teacher Survey

On or before April 6, 2016, each principal should have received a survey link from TEA. This mandatory survey will assist the State with measuring the effectiveness of Texas-based teacher prep programs. Principals will complete a 10-15 minute survey on each first year teacher ( not new to Dallas). In order to qualify, the new teacher must have completed at least 5 months in the position. If you are an interim principal or for some reason you did not received the survey, please send an email to The deadline for completing the survey is June 15. Let's ensure 100% completion.

Summer Training Dates for Principals - REVISED

June-- (Date TBD by ED) Data Review & Feeder CIP Development

July 18 & July 19--New Principal Induction

Location: Conrad HS 8-4

July 20 & July 21--Leadership Summit - The DISD Instructional Framework

Location: Conrad HS 8-4

July 25-26--TEI Certification/Re-certification (feeders under Cordero)

July 27-28- TEI Certification/Re-certification (feeders under Lear)

July 26- General departmental updates (feeders under Lear)

July 27- General departmental updates (feeders under Cordero)

August 2-3- Proposed CIC/AF Training

August 2-11- New Teacher Academy

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On the Horizon

May 23- June 6 Teacher TEI Rebuttal window

June 2- Last Day for spots/Last day of School

June 3- Last Day of School for teachers

June 6- Summer Learning begins

June 10- Last day to submit requisitions/campus activity funds closed

Our Feeder Leaders