PINKSTON POST

"COMMITTED TO CHILDREN, COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE" 2015-2016

Core Beliefs

  • Our main purpose is to improve student academic achievement.

  • Effective instruction makes the most difference in student academic performance.

  • There is no excuse for poor quality instruction.

  • With our help, 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.

Campus Goals & Targets

End of Course Exams

Algebra I, English I, English II - 65% STAAR at Level III ADV - 15%
Biology, U.S. History - 95% AP Exams - 10% College Readiness - 15%
ACP- 70% Passing in All Courses Student Attendance - 95% All Grade Levels

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ACP EXAM WEEK

Monday December 14

  • AVENGER "REVIEW/MAKE-UP" MONDAY
  • ACP EXAM REVIEW - ALL CLASSES

Tuesday December 15

ACP EXAMS

  • 1st Period 8:15am -10am
  • 2nd Period 10:10am -12:00pm
  • Materials Return 12:00pm - 12:30pm
  • LUNCH ON YOUR OWN 12:30pm - 1:30pm
  • Performance Planning 1:30pm - 3:30pm (CILT ROOMS)


Wednesday December 16

ACP EXAMS

  • 3rd Period 8:15am -10 am
  • 4th Period 10:10am -12:00pm
  • Materials Return 12:00pm - 12:30pm
  • LUNCH ON YOUR OWN 12:30pm - 1:30pm
  • Performance Planning in 1:30pm - 3:30pm (CILT Rooms)

Thursday December 17

ACP EXAMS

  • 5th Period 8:15am -10am
  • 6th Period 10:10am-12:00pm
  • VIKING END OF YEAR LUNCHEON 1:30pm-3:30pm (CILT Rooms)
Friday December 18

ACP EXAMS

  • 7th Period 8:15am -10am
  • 8th Period 10:10am -12:00pm
  • Materials Return 12:00pm - 12:30pm
  • LUNCH ON YOUR OWN 12:30pm - 1:30pm
  • Nuts & Bolts 1:30pm - 3:30pm
1. Gradebooks
2. Interventions
3. Secure Classrooms/ Valuables

ACP EXAMS ARE Underway!! Beginning DECEMBER 15th

Reminders


  • 7:15am-8:05am - Materials pickup (DAILY)
  • 8:15am-8:45am - House Keeping Activities


* Ensure ALL cell phones are collected

* Ensure ALL Instructional AIDS/ Academic Literature on classroom walls are covered


  • 8:45am BEGIN TESTING
  • Read instructions verbatim from testing manual
  • Students are not allowed to carry test materials at any time
  • Test Administrators should be engaged in ACTIVE monitoring
  • Students must be escorted to the restrooms
  • Testing materials MUST be secure at ALL times

What Career Clusters would YOU like to see offered at the New Pinkston High School?

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We Celebrate YOU!!

  • Sarah Maronen 12/14
  • Elsa Aguilar 12/15
  • Stacy Butler 12/15
  • Marisol Cedeno 12/16
  • Anthony McGee 12/20
  • Micheal Webb 12/20
  • Joe Gaasbeck 12/22
  • Curtis Cantley 12/22
  • Delfina Reyna 12/25
  • Arlenna Williams 12/26
  • Zora Walker 12/30
  • Cedric Griffin 1/1
  • Fredrick Morris 1/1
  • Carlotta Williams 1/3
  • Crystal Flores 1/3

Lady Viking Basketball vs. Conrad

Tuesday, Dec. 15th, 6pm

7502 Fair Oaks Avenue

Dallas, TX

Lady Viking Basketball vs. Bishop Dunne

Friday, Dec. 18th, 6pm

3900 Rugged Drive

Dallas, TX

Boys Basketball vs. Irving Nimitz

Friday, Dec. 18th, 5-9:30pm

2200 Dennison Street

Dallas, TX

Viking End of Year Luncheon

Thursday, Dec. 17th, 1:30-3:30pm

10433 Lombardy Lane

Dallas, TX

  • Cost $25.00 for full meal (gratuity included)
  • Coach Stovall will collect payments (cash only)
  • Staff members not attending will sign-out at the campus at regular dismissal time (4:15pm)
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A Heartfelt Thanks from the Secondary Principal of the Year Finalist Dwain Simmons

I wanted to personally thank my Viking family for all of your well wishes and support. Although I was runner-up for Principal of the Year, it is refreshing to know the city of Dallas recognizes OUR efforts here at Pinkston. The nomination was not only about me, but I stand on the shoulders of Viking Nation; the blood sweat and tears we shed daily for our kids remains unmatched. I am deeply humbled and fortunate to work with such a great team.


Have an AWESOME Christmas Holiday and a Prosperous New Year!!

#POPHS (Principal of Pinkston High School) :-)

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T'was the week before Christmas at the high school
And all the weary teachers were losing their cool!
Santa searched for the ones that gave their time and hearts
he wanted to thank them but how could he start?

So many hours, they worked without fuss
They worked for the children; they all gave so much.
What could he do to show them their worth;
The difference they made with all their hard work.

"I know" Santa said, "I'll open their eyes.
"They'll see clearly the impact they have on kids' lives.
They'll see smiles on faces that their work puts there;
They'll see kindness in children taught the lesson to care."

"They'll hear laughter from families that share in their days
They'll get hugs that without them would just go away."
"And at night when they rest, they'll sleep soundly and know
Their teaching hearts keep the children aglow."

Staff Return from Christmas Break

Monday, Jan. 4th 2016 at 8am

2200 Dennison Street

Dallas, TX

SLO Goal Accomplishment for Semester Long Courses Deadline

Tuesday, Dec. 15th, 4:30pm

This is an online event.