Carter Chronicle

The week of November 23-27

Carter Mantra

"Every Scholar, Every Day, NO EXCUSES!"

Carter Coalition Mission

The Carter Coalition is committed to working collaboratively in leading the transformation needed for continuous academic success and equity for ALL scholars. We will work with parents and stakeholders to foster productive relationships to ensure ALL scholars are college and career ready!

Carter Coaliton Leverage Points


Be sure to read the TEI NEWS emails that come from DISDNEWS each week.

December 1
Summative performance evaluation deadline for consideration for DTR for New to Dallas ISD, No Level, or No Scorecard teachers with at least two CYS to be considered DTR-eligible and invited to apply for Wave 2.

December 7-January 14:

Wave 2: The DTR application portal will open for Wave 2 DTR-eligible teachers and teachers must submit their application by noon on January 14, 2016. Wave 2 teachers will receive an email the first week of December with the application link and optional DTR teacher trainings. View trainings by registering here

December 15
SLO Goal-Accomplishment submitted (one semester course only)

January 14
Wave 2 DTR application deadline (by noon)

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Monday, November 23 2015

  • Coaching Cycle Visit @ Atwell
  • Coaching Cycle Visit @ Turner
  • Unscheduled campus visits
  • GIS/Demographics Mtg. with Velia Lara @ 3:00@ Haskell

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

  • School Leadership Meeting with Dr. Bravo 7:30-8:15 @ Haskell (Ms. Torres)
  • Coaching Cycle Visit @ Manns
  • Unscheduled Campus visits
  • Haskell Office Time 2:00-4:00 (Ms. Torres)

Wednesday-Friday, November 25-27 2015

  • Thanksgiving Holiday!


Photos with Carter High MOVIE CAST AT MCNAIR!


NEWS YOU CAN USE.................


20th- Teaching Trust Prority Deadline for the Aspiring Ed Leaders program.The Final Deadline is February 5 but the Priority Deadline is the best way for high potential leaders to gain admission to the program.

30th-Instructional Team Rounds begin with Principal Triads-AM

30th-Rookie Round table (Twain, Terry, Birdie, McNair) @ 1:30 @ Turner

30th-Failure rate action plans DUE to Ms. Rosas


2nd-AASI-Register your teachers for the Cultural Diversity training.

4th-SSI Failure Rate form due

7th- DTR portal will open for Wave 2 DTR-eligible teachers

9th-Principal of the Year Reception @ 7:30 Dallas Market Center

10th-Carter Coalition DATA meetings ( Elementary ONLY @ Haskell 2nd floor)

11th-Carter Coalition DATA meetings ( Secondary ONLY @ Haskell 2nd floor)

11th-Principal Proposals due to Ms. Rosas for Carter Coalition Funding

15th- SLO Goal-Accomplishment submitted(one semester course only)

18th-Chancery forms due TODAY

18th-Carter Coalition grant recipient announced.


14th- Wave 2 DTR application deadline( by noon)

15th- deadline to report snapshot in US schools data

26th- Deadline to send homemade thanking cards for your designated Board Trustee. Please send cards to the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Community Relations

28th- Board Appreciation @ Ross Ave 5:00PM


Just In Time Training, All CICs

  • Coaches, don’t forget to sign up for the Just-in-Time Training (Dec. 1-Dec. 5) Click here to sign up.

Math CICs

  • We will continue to build our capacity with one-on-one teacher conversations and plan for upcoming Carter Feeder PD. We will begin promptly at 1, so please arrive a few moments early.

  • When: Friday, Dec. 5 from 1-4 p.m.

  • Where: Ronald McNair Elementary (3150 Bainbridge Ave.)

Backwards Planning Party, 3-5 Teachers

  • December 8 from 3:30-5:30 is the backwards planning party for 3-5 ELAR, Math, and 5 Science teachers at Hulcy Middle School.

  • Please have your teachers register by clicking here.

  • If you wish to participate in the White Elephant book exchange after 5:30, please bring a gift wrapped book.

Coaching Cycle Tracker, All CICs

  • Don’t forget to use the coaching cycle tracker to record the action step and feedback you provide the teachers. You can access the tracker here.


Thanksgiving is a day to count the blessings in your life, it is the time to celebrate and be joyous, it is a day of pride. It is a day to acknowledge the presence of the people who

form your world, to realize how precious their worth is, which is more precious than diamonds and pearls.

I want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. I want you to remember how truly blessed I feel to be a part of such an awesome group of people. Thank you for all you have done for our scholars each and every day!

May you live in the world where the reasons to be thankful will never end.

Ms. Torres



Dec-Jan--Written Compositions (K-12)

7--STAAR EOC English 1 (9-12)

9--STAAR EOC English II (9-12)

7-11--STAAR EOC Algebra I, Biology, US History (9-12)

10-18--ACP (K-5)

15-18--ACP (6-12)


6-27--I-station's ISIP Assessment MOY (K-2)


2--SAT (Grade 11)

7-April 6--TELPAS (K-12)

29--STAAR EOC English I (9-12)

29--STAAR Writing Day 1 (Grades 4 & 7) (This date will be clarified)

29--STAAR Math (Grades 5 & 8)

30--STAAR Writing Day 2 (Grades 4 & 7) (This date will be clarified)

30--STAAR Reading (Grades 5 & 8)

31-STAAR EOC English II


4-15--STAAR ALT 2 Assessment Window (3-8 & EOC)

4-8--ES & HS Art Performance ACP (Grades 5, 9-12)

12-15--Student Survey Window (Grades 3-12)

12-22--ITBS/LOGRAMOS Window (K-2)

18-19--ES Gym ACP (Grade 4)

18-29--Secondary Band Performance ACP (Grades 6-12)

20-21-ES Music Performance ACP (Grade 3)


9-24--Middle School Gym Performance ACP (Grades 6-8)

16-19--Middle School Art Performance ACP (Grade 7)

2-6--STAAR EOC Algebra I, Biology, US History (9-12)

9--STAAR Math (Grades 3,4,6,7)

9--STAAR Math Re-test (Grades 5 & 8)

10--STAAR Reading (Grades 3,4,6,7)

10--STAAR Reading Re-test (Grades 5 & 8)

11--STAAR Science (Grades 5 & 8)

12--STAAR Social Studies (Grade 8)

2-27--Istation's ISIP Assessment EOY (K-2)

18-26--ACP (Grades 3-5)

27-June 2--ACP (Grades 6-12)

**This chart will be updated as necessary


Our main purpose is to improve student academic achievement.

Effective instruction makes the most difference in student academic achievement.

There is no excuse for poor quality instruction.

At risk students will achieve at the same rate as non-at-risk students.

Staff members must have a commitment to children and a commitment to the pursuit of excellence.


  • David W. Carter High School, Principal Fred Davis III

  • John L. Patton Education Center, Principal Leslie Swann

  • W. H. Atwell Middle School, Principal Selena Deboskie

  • Hulcy STEAM Middle School, Principal Jonica Crowder-Lockwood

  • Barbara Manns Education Center, Principal Letrice Portley

  • Ronald McNair Elementary School, Principal Ariss Rider

  • Birdie Alexander Elementary School, Principal Valarie Kendrick

  • Mark Twain Elementary Vanguard, VACANT

  • Adelle Turner Elementary School, Principal Michael Nickson

  • Martin Weiss Elementary School, Principal Shundra Brown

  • T.G. Terry Elementary School, Principal Alicia Bradley

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