The Seagoville Feeder Pattern

"We are strong, Seagoville strong!"

The Weekly Dragon Newsletter

The Week of May 9th

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.

Weekly Information Information Packet

Click on the link to view the May 5, 2016 WAIP.

Upcoming events: Check the WAIP for more details!

Reconnection Mandatory PD - May 11, June 8, July 11

Texas Instruments Foundation Innovations STEM Nominee Applications Due - May 9

TEI Roster Verification Process - May 10-25

EOY Diagnostic Closes - May 13

Junior League Grant for Innovative Teaching Deadline - May 16

First Aid (Office Managers) - May 17, 18, 19

Parent Resource Fair and Appreciation Event - May 18

Cumulative Records for 2015-2016 - May 27

Advanced Placement Summer Institute (APSI) Registration - May 31

Laying the Foundation Training Registration Deadline - May 31


Monday, May 9

STAAR Math (Grades 3 & 4, 6 & 7)

STAAR Math (Grades 5 & 8 Retest)

PE Performance ACPs (Grades 6-8)

P-TECH Site Team Meeting

  • Eastfield College, G120
  • 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Marketing Meeting

  • Haskell Building, 3rd Floor
  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Joy Promotions: Uniform Representative

  • Haskell Building, 3rd Floor
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Seagoville High School Principal Interviews

  • Haskell Building, 2nd Floor Conference
  • 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

AP Focus Group Meeting

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

Tuesday, May 10

STAAR Reading (Grades 3 & 4, 6 & 7)

STAAR Reading (Grades 5 & 8 Retest)

PE Performance ACPs (Grades 6-8)

AP Government Exam

AP Spanish Literature Exam

P-TECH Steering Committee Meeting

  • Haskell Building, 3rd Floor Conference Room
  • 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 11

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

PE Performance ACPs (Grades 6-8)

AP English Language Exam

AP Macroeconomics Exam

Community Breakfast/Brunch

  • Ebby Halliday Elementary School
  • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Staff/Community Principal Panel Interviews

  • Ebby Halliday Elementary School
  • Haskell Building, 3rd Floor Conference Room
  • 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 12

STAAR Social Studies (Grade 8)

PE Performance ACPs (Grades 6-8)

DCCCD/DISD Steering Committee Meeting

  • DCCCD District Office, 1601 S. Lamar St., Room 036
  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Collegiate Academy Professional Development

  • ECHS Framework: Benchmark 4
  • Haskell Building, 2nd Floor Conference Room
  • 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

New Elementary School Counselor Meeting

  • Administration Building (Mandatory)
  • 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Seagoville High School SBDM Meeting

  • 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Friday, May 13

STAAR Make-Up Day

PE Performance ACPs (Grades 6-8)

EOY Assessment Windows Close

School Leadership Meeting

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

Collegiate Academy Meeting (Tentatively Scheduled)

  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

New Middle School Counselor Meeting

  • Administration Building (Mandatory)
  • 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
DISD Expands Collegiate Academies for Students

At a news conference earlier this week, Dallas ISD announced the expansion of the Early College High School model, and it was nothing short of amazing with great media coverage!

Dallas ISD Collegiate Academies Promo
It's Official: P-TECH to open in Seagoville

The Texas Education Agency on Tuesday formally approved Dallas ISD’s request to open the Pathways to Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) at Eastfield College August 2016.

Teacher Appreciation Celebrated in Seagoville

Kleberg Elementary School

Above, teachers enjoyed a week of being recognized and celebrated at Kleberg Elementary School by students, staff, and the administration. It was a special week! Thank you teachers for everything you do for the students in the Seagoville Feeder Patter and Kleberg Elementary School.

Annual Pinanta Scramble at LECHS

Principal St. Ama tossed out the goodies during the second annual teacher appreciation piñata scramble. Teachers scrambled for candy, classroom supplies, jean's passes, and money! Awesome way to show appreciation.

Central Elementary School's Super Heroes

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Cinco de Mayo Campus Celebrations

Seagoville Middle School

Seagoville Elementary School

Kleberg Elementary School

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Seagoville High School

Maelbi Calderon, Seagoville High School student, was one of only 75 selected to serve in the 2016 State Meet One-Act Play Contest HONOR CREW. The 4A-6A UIL One Act Play State Competition will be held May 22nd through May 25th in Austin at the University of Texas in the Bass Concert Hall. Ms. Laura Garcia, who is Maelbi's theatre art teacher, was also selected to accompany her to the event.

Congratulations to Maelbi and Ms. Garcia!

LECHS Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Inductees

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On Tuesday, May 3rd, twenty-nine students from Dr. Wright L. Lassiter, Jr. Early College High School were inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at El Centro College. What a great accomplishment! Congratulations to each of these wonderful students!

Dr. Wright L. Lassiter, Jr. ECHS Student Receives Honor

A junior from Dr. Wright L. Lassiter, Jr. Early College High School, Natividad Medina, won the El Centro Outstanding World Languages Student award. Ms. Medina received a medal at the El Centro Awards and Recognition ceremony on April 28. Congratulations, to Natividad!

Lassiter Students visit Crow Collection

Students attended the Crow Collection of Asian Art with Tibetan Buddhist Monks. The students had tea and a private conversation with the monks. In addition, the students enjoyed a demonstration by the monks of their intricate sand painting. This was a beautiful experience for the students.

Kleberg Elementary School Students Receive Honors

Three Kleberg Elementary School students won the DISD Youth Art Month competition and their artwork will be displayed at the African American Museum in downtown Dallas. Congratulations to these students for their wonderful accomplishment!

Also making headlines are Kleberg students Hosanna Leupold and Emmalee Zendejas who made the All City Choir. Congratulations!

I would like to thank the Kleberg music and art teachers for working so hard with these wonderfully talented students.

Seagoville High School Female Color Guard

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Chamber of Commerce Information and Tourism Bureau

Upcoming Events: There will be more information forthcoming regarding the following events. Stay tuned!


Date(s): Thursday-Sunday, May 12-15

Location: C.O. Bruce Central Park, 1899 U.S. Hwy 175, Seagoville, Texas 75159

Carnival Rides, Arts & Crafts Vendors, and Food Vendors

The car show will be held on Saturday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Fireworks in the Park:

Date: July 2

Time: TBA

Waterslides and vendors on site. Stay tuned for more information.

Golf Tournament:

Date: July 22

Time: 8:00 a.m. TEE OFF

Place: Country View Golf Course

There will be a PUTT OFF challenge. Stay tuned for more information.


Date(s): October 6-9

Time: TBA

Theme: Dr. Suess

The car show will be held on Saturday, October 8th. Stay tuned for more information.

Annual Chamber Banquet:

Date: November 19

Time: TBA

Theme: Hollywood Nights

Seagoville Teacher of the Year, Teacher Assistant of the Year for 2015-2016 will be announced. Stay tuned for more information.

City Employee Christmas Luncheon:

Date: December 9

Time: TBA

Stay tuned for more information.

2016-2017 School Year Contract Dissemination

It’s that time of the year! Human Capital Management is preparing to disseminate contracts for the 2016-2017 school year. Contracts will be available for all contract-eligible employees via Oracle Employee Self Service by early May. Please expect an email from containing instructions on how to complete the acceptance process once contracts are available. Employees will have two weeks to provide an electronic signature.

According to Texas Education Code, contract eligible employees wishing to resign must do so 45 days before the first instructional day of the school year. The deadline for the 2016-17 school year is July 8, 2016. A list of contract-eligible positions and additional information may be found on the contracts home page at

TEA Principal Survey

Principals, please make sure that you complete the TEA 2016 Principal Surveys to Evaluate Educator Preparation Programs in Texas by the June 15, 2016 deadline. The survey ONLY assesses the relevant teacher educator programs' effectiveness in preparing teachers to succeed in the classroom. The survey only applies to Texas educator preparation programs and it is required to be completed by all principals for ALL first year teachers. You should receive an email from TEA regarding this survey.

You will be required to utilize your TEAL account to access the survey. For more information, contact Dallas ISD Human Capital Management at

Literacy Cadre

The remaining sessions of the PD for K-2 reading teachers are as follows:

May 16-18

May 23-25

Professional Development Catalog

The DISD Professional Development Catalog is now available. In preparation for this summer's professional development courses, teachers are reminded to visit the to review the new PD catalog, see FAQs and download a P2LD planning form to create their individualized summer learning plan.

Click the buttons below to access the following information/forms:

  1. Summer Catalog
  2. Frequently Asked Questions
  3. P2LD Planning Form
  4. P2LD Agreement form

  • P2LD Locations: Yvonne A. Ewell Townview HS and A. Maceo Smith New Tech HS

  • P2LD Summer Institute Dates: June 20-23, June 27-30, July 18-21, July 25-28

  • Registration opened on May 6 via SchoolNet. Teachers should sign up for summer sessions before leaving for summer break.

    Summer Professional Development

    For the 2016-2017 School Calendar, teachers will continue with a 187-day contract. The days will be broken down accordingly:

    • Student Instructional Days - 175
    • Professional Development Days - 7
    • Teacher Work Days - 4
    • Parent Conference Night Credit (2 Nights) - 1

    Teachers will complete 14 credits (2 days) of district provided personalized learning prior to the 2016-2017 school year. Teachers will have two options for completing this training. Teachers may complete the training during the summer or return August 10th and 11th to complete the training.

    Teaching and Learning will provide the 14 credits (2 days) of personalized learning. Teachers will work with their principals to determine the learning they should select. Teachers will receive information detailing the process for signing up and documenting credits.

    Teachers will return to their home campus August 12th to begin four days of campus-based professional development and two teacher workdays prior to the return of students. Teachers who choose not to complete the 14 credits (2 days) will be docked accordingly.

    Professional Development Recap:

    • Mandatory 14 credits (2 days) of personalized learning will be offered throughout the summer. Please note, teachers who do not complete the training during the summer will have a start date for the 2016-2017 school year on August 10th.
    • Teachers will return to their home campus August 12th. Teachers who completed the 14 credits (2 days) during the summer will start the 2016-2017 school year August 12th.
    • Teachers hired after August 10th, will be required to make up the 14 credits (2 days) and will receive notification of the dates offered.
    • Teachers will complete the six days of Professional Development (two central and four campus-based) and two Work Days prior to the start of school.
    • Additional day of Professional Development will be Monday, February 20, 2017.

    TEI Support

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

    TEI system questions: Betsy Cook,

    DTR process: Leila Wright,

    TEI certification or calibration trainings: Ashley Lozano,

    TEI: End of the Year Reminders

    • Written feedback and a conference are required within ten working days of the extended observation.
    • A teacher cannot be asked to teach a lesson outside of their content area for the extended observation.
    • Data from spot observations, extended observation, and any other informal data should inform the scoring of a teacher’s summative. The summative should reflect a teacher’s growth over the course of the year, as it is not a mathematical average reflecting all observation data if early observations were scored significantly lower than recent observations indicate for a teacher.
    • SLO Goal Accomplishment submission date for teachers may be set at the campus level to ensure all SLOs are scored in Schoolnet by May 19.

    TEI: Timeline and Progress

    May 10 - May 25
    TEI Roster Verification window for teachers. Click for more information

    May 19
    Last day to conduct extended and summative observations

    Last day to enter extended, summative and SLO scores into Schoolnet

    May 23 - June 6
    Teacher rebuttal window in Oracle for summative performance evaluations

    June 2
    Last day to conduct spot observations

    Last day to hold summative conferences

    June 10 (5 p.m.)
    Last day for principals to act on rosters submitted by teachers through the TEI Roster Verification

    Questions? Email or call the TEI team: (972) 749-5712

    TEA Launches Texas Gateway

    Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced the launch of the Texas Gateway (, a free online resource library for educators and parents provided by the Texas Education Agency.

    Austin – Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced the launch of the Texas Gateway (, a free online resource library for educators and parents provided by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). The Texas Gateway not only builds upon the success of TEA’s online learning community Project Share but also expands access to resources – such as videos, interactives, formative assessments, professional development courses, and other classroom support materials – designed to strengthen classroom instruction to help every student succeed.

    Final Decisions for 2016 Accountabiity

    In a nutshell:

    • The Index 1 or 2 will remain as last year (plus Index 3 and 4).
    • The performance target for Index 1 will remain at 60 even though STAAR A, STAAR Alt 2, and math will be included.
    • Performance targets for Index 2 & 3 will stay at the 5th percentile (includes Math, STAAR A and Alt2) and Index 4 targets will also stay the same (includes Math and STAAR A).
    • The passing standard will go to the next step (as part of the progression approach that will rise every year until 2022 vs. utilizing phase-in 2 and phase in 3).

    For more information go to



    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.

    Seagoville Feeder Schools

    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

    Seagoville P-TECH @ Eastfield College (Opening Fall 2016)

    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 - Robert Ward, Interim Principal

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

    Seagoville P-TECH @ Eastfield College - Mr. Guerra, Assistant Principal (Opening Fall 2016)

    Seagoville Feeder Pattern

    Stephanie S. Taylor

    Executive Director

    Esmeralda Landa-Soch

    Administrative Assistant