Sloan Creek Intermediate School

April 17th, 2016

Are you ready to TACKLE the CHALLENGE?

3 Focuses for High Reliability
SCIS Week of 4.18.16

**Action Item** DUE FRIDAY, APRIL 22ND : Summer Tutoring

Please let us know if you are interested in serving as a paid summer tutor for our SCIS students. Here are some details:



  • A maximum of 1:4 Teacher/Student ratio this summer.
  • Pay is $25.00 per hour.
  • Days/times are set in collaboration between parents and teachers.
  • You may tutor as many days/weeks that work for you from June-August.
  • Our goal is that each child/group gets a minimum of 8 sessions.
  • Those who opt in will get additional detailed information via email next week.




Click here to fill out this interest form by Friday, April 22nd.

Bright Spots

Rebecca Toomey and Traci Reagan: Grow each Child Even when the students not their own! Both teachers generously donated some of their class time to support Ms. Hopkins' students in their Celestial Objects Travel Agency PBL. Much appreciated!


SCIS Custodians: Tackle the Challenge Bright Spot These ladies and gentleman gracefully accept the challenge of keeping our school beautiful! They not only clean the school till it shines but they do so with the patience of a saint and a happy heart! Thank you custodial staff!


Sunny Bradshaw, Claudia Love, Traci Reagan, Stephanie Chaney, Eva Logan, and Melissa Wilson Tackle the Challenge Bright Spot These guys are always on top of their game they go above and beyond our schools expectations. They are the heart of this school and really make this place more than a school they make it a home. And they do it not for the pay but because they know that their leadership helps to make this school better. Thank you 6th grade team leaders!!


Nina Hopkins-Tackle the Challenge Bright Spot for all her leadership of our outdoor learning area. She had a huge crew of people at school this weekend making our campus a better place for learning! We are so thankful to have you leading this amazing project!



If you know a staff member who should be considered for a Bright Spot in Technology Integration, Flexibility, Student Engagement, Tackling the Challenge or Cognitive Demand, Communication, Formative Assessment, or Grow Each Child send Ms. Peschke their name, the category, and why you are nominating them.

Nuts and Bolts

EVENTS FOR YOUR ADVANCED PLANNING:

(See SCIS master academic calendar here)


Do you have duty this week?

See SCIS duty schedule here)

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Monday, April 18th

Environmental Week Starts

Environmental Week: No waste lunches


Tuesday, April 19th

Environmental Week: Used cell phones collected by homeroom teachers (please turn in to Shelley Q at the end of the day)

Scoliosis Screenings start via fine arts


Wednesday, April 20th

Environmental Week: Limit your paper wednesday- One day Sloan Creek Goes Paper Free (within reason)

Staff Mtg TLIM 3:15-4:00

6GT ELAR "Giver" exam

Scoliosis Screenings via 6th grade fine arts

SCIS students do the PLEDGE @ LISD Board MTG


Thursday, April 21st

Environmental Week: Everyone use a Water Container

Scoliosis Screenings via 6th grade fine arts


Friday, April 22nd

**Action Item Due** Summer Tutoring Interest Survey (see above)

Environmental Week: Green out shirt day (everyone wear green!)

Band goes to Medieval Times 3:30 pm

A Team 8:30-10

6th Math short Assessment

5th Grade Recycled Fashion-Main gym 1:30pm (Regular schedule this day)

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Monday, April 25th


Tuesday, April 26th

Legacy Leaders- 6:00-7:30 in Band Hall

Wednesday, April 27th

STAAR Training Refresher


Thursday, April 28th

5th GT Math Unit test

5th grade Changing Bodies 2:00 (Regular Schedule this day-5th grade only will miss 9th period)

Check out sheets go out


This day is the final cut off for Awards-Honor Roll and Perfect Attendance. Please ensure that all incompletes are corrected and grades are up to date.



Friday, April 29th

Holiday - Bad Weather Makeup

Claudia Love B-Day

Monday, April 25th

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Monday, May 2nd

Master Schedule Draft Shared with all staff via google docs.

Teacher Appreciation Week-Snack bags in your box

SCIS Orchestra Concert 6:30 LHS

EOY Reading Assess thru 5/20


Tuesday, May 3rd

Teacher Appreciation Week- Kendra Scott Drawing and treats from A-Team

Band rehearsal for concert after school


Wednesday, May 4th

Teacher Appreciation Week- La Fina Taco Bar during lunch

6th SS exam

6GT 4.3 LAVA


Staff Mtg - Committee TLIM Celebration of mission
Celebration-Kelly, Ryan, Jen, Will, Courtney


Thursday, May 5th

Teacher Appreciation Week- Kendra Scott Drawing and treats from A-Team

5th SS exam

6 GT Science Unit Test

Choir rehearsal 3-4 Main Gym

Band Concert Clinic LHS

3:00-pickup after concert


Friday, May 6th

Teacher Appreciation Week- Bundtini's (Nothing But Bundt Cakes for each of you!)

Principal Coffee 7:45- 8:30

Preheim Retirement Par-tay 3:30-5:00

A Price B-Day

5th math unit 10 exam

6th math exam

Save The Date!

Next Round of STAAR -May 9th, 10th, 11th.

6th Grade MAth-May 9th

5th Grade Math Retakes May 9th

5th Grade Reading Retakes- May 10th

6th Grade Reading- May 10th

5th Grade Science- May 11th


End of the Year Awards Ceremonies (Save the Date)
5th Grade: Monday, May 23rd at 7:45-10:00 in SCIS Gym
6th Grade:Tuesday, May 24th at 7:45-10:00 in SCIS Gym



Graduation: Saturday, May 28th, 2016 (Save the Date)
Please make note that this year graduation is the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend. Every teacher and staff member on every campus plays an integral role of each graduating class. It is a tradition in Lovejoy for our teachers and staff to support our graduates on graduation day. As we have done in the past, all staff are expected to be at graduation and the staff luncheon on Saturday, May 28th, 2016 to honor our graduating class of 2016. Personal days will not be granted. If a faculty member is not present during the graduation ceremony and luncheon, they will be docked pay. Exceptions will be granted to faculty who have a graduating senior.


Learning at Lovejoy 2016: Tuesday, July 26th— Friday, August 5th.
As you begin making your summer plans, all SCIS staff will participate in a total of five days of Learning at Lovejoy between July 26 and August 5. This year, we will have 5 exchange days in the 2016-17 workday calendar. Four of the exchange days will be earned during the National Conference Week July 26 – July 28 (Tuesday—Friday). For the fifth exchange day, teachers and staff will choose an additional day during the second week of August 1-5. Any teacher who does not participate in five days of Learning @ Lovejoy will be required to come to professional development through LISD on the designated exchange days during the 2016-17 school year. Personal days will not be granted for Learning at Lovejoy or the exchange days.


August 10th PD Day
If you have viewed the 2016-2017 academic calendar, you will notice that we have a PD day scheduled for Saturday, October 29th. As we have done in the past, SCIS, WSMS, and LHS will not work on Saturday, October 29th. Instead, we will again have our PD day on Wednesday, August 10th. For a copy of the 2016-2017 academic calendar, please click here

Sub Coverage

See current totals for who is covering classes. If you are covering someone's class, you are welcome to update this sheet. If Lara, Ray, or Shelley ask you to cover, we will update it from now on.

15-16 SCIS Master Academic Calendar

Click here to check to see when summative assessments are being planned. Please only 1 summative assessment per grade level per day. All summative assessments should be on this calendar and your personal google calendar on your website please

Lesson Planning

Share your team created lesson plans here each Friday

Digital Suggestion Box

Click here to give us anonymous feedback on areas that we can improve in and places that we are already meeting your expectations.

16-17 SCIS Academic Calendar

Click here to see the calendar for next school year at SCIS

16-17 LISD District Calendar

The official district calendar for 16-17

SCIS Vision

We become leaders, growing and learning together.

TACKLE the CHALLENGE!


SCIS Mission

At Sloan Creek Intermediate, we are a community of diverse, independent learners becoming positive leaders in a safe environment through:

  • Confidently embracing challenge and change
  • Persevering through difficulty with grace and dignity
  • Collaborating and communicating effectively within our community and the world around us
  • Engaging in relevant problem solving using critical and creative thinking