Bryan Adams Feeder Pattern Updates

February 15, 2016

Excellence Award for Gaston Robotics

The Gaston robotics club competed in the STEM day robotics competition. The team took home the highest award presented in the competition, the Excellence Award, presented to a team that exemplifies overall excellence in creating a high quality robotics program.

Some key criteria include: Programming skills ranking, robot skills ranking, and design award ranking. With this award, the Gaston Robotics club received an invitation to compete at the North Texas Regional Championship in Greenville, Texas.

The Gaston robotics club members include Casson Evans, Israel Hurtado, Sebastian Shinn, Damien Espinoza, Eliseo Martinez, George Salgado, Sierra Sanders, Calvin Browning, and Rodolfo Robles.

Career Day at Gaston Middle School

W. H. Gaston Middle School held its 4th Annual Career Day with more than 40 professionals from different backgrounds in attendance. Each speaker shared information about his or her chosen career as well as strategies for choosing a career path with the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade scholars. Scholars heard from professionals with careers in TV Production, STEM, Federal Reserve Banking, as well as a Professional Athlete from the Dallas Cowboys (#99 Ryan Russell).

BA Artists Go to State

State Visual Art Scholastic Event (VASE) Teachers -


Bryan Adams HS - 7 entries, Mr. Yerger (6) and Mr. Hess (1)

Ramon Gonzalez

Emmanuel Cortez

Brenda Meza

Sebastian Saenz

Jessica Shipman

Humberto Vidal Montero

Bryan Adams Robotics

The Bryan Adams Robotics teams competed in the Regional Qualifier against 36 other teams. The BA Cougars worked hard and diligent, completed their season with a finish of 24th place. While the team Cougars1 fought hard in each of their battle yesterday scoring points in 5 of their 6 matches and completed their season with an overall 10th place finish.

Congratulations to the following team members:

Julia McCann, Maria Garcia, Luis Ochoa, Jesus De La Cruz, Elizabeth Monzon, Sarissa Gordon, Nicole Arce, Jacqueline Piedra, Juan Martinez, Carlos Palacios, Diana Yanez, Caleb Trevino, Naydia Banuelos, Greg Alfraro, Alexander Chheng, and David Lopez.

Literacy Cadre

As a reminder, your cadre team should be implementing what was learned during the last training on Generating Text Dependent Questions through content PLCs and classroom observations to look for implementation.

The next round of PD for K-2 reading teachers will be February 22, 23, and 24. Please remind teachers who have been in attendance to arrive on time and ready for learning. Thank you to our host sites for accommodating this training.

New Teacher Excellence Initiative Website Now Live!

New Teacher Excellence Initiative Website Now Live!
We are pleased to announce the launch of a new TEI website. The site can be found by visiting The new and improved user-friendly site contains information and resources for current and future teachers, administrators and parents and community.


Monday February 15, 2016

  • Assistant Principal Focus Group

  • Tuesday February 16, 2016

      Wednesday February 17, 2016

      • 9:30 - STAAR Live Forum
      • Classroom Enrollment Verification Deadline
      • Destination Bryan Adams Meeting at Gaston

      Thursday February 18, 2016

      • Literacy Cadre - Grades 3-5

      Friday February 19, 2016

      Testing Dates


      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)

      29--STAAR Math (Grades 5 & 8)

      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)


      • Bryan Adams High School - Principal Richard Kastle
      • Gaston Middle School - Principal Susie Stauss
      • Hill Middle School - Principal Candace Ruiz
      • Bayles Elementary - Principal Robby Wilson
      • Casa View Elementary - Principal Oscar Aponte
      • Gill Elementary - Principal Damien Stovall
      • Hexter Elementary - Principal Jennifer Jackson
      • Kiest Elementary - Principal Yazmine Cruz
      • Reilly Elementary - Principal Marion Jackson
      • Reinhardt Elementary - Principal Phoebe Montgomery
      • Sanger Elementary - Principal Hector Martinez
      • Smith Elementary - Principal Lora Morris

      Executive Director, Bryan Adams Feeder Pattern

      Barbara Martin - English/Language Arts Academic Facilitator

      Kelly Morgan - Math/Science Academic Facilitator