Lincoln/ Madison Feeder

Legendary Leadership * World-class Scholarship

Week of February 15, 2016

Our Vision

The Lincoln/Madison Feeder Pattern prepares scholars to lead, think, communicate and compete as responsible citizens who are college and career bound.


There is a lot going on in our schools everyday. We are called upon to meet deadlines, address parent concerns and engage the community. In the midst of it all, please remember, that our main purpose is to improve student achievement. As we prioritize all of the things that we have to do each day, please make sure that you are monitoring your instructional program. All hands should be on deck to ensure that our students are getting exactly what they need each day. As we count down to our first round of STAAR testing, please stay focused on the main thing- student achievement.

Together, we can positively impact our students, schools and communities. I believe that we have everything that we need to do just that. I believe that each of our schools will meet standard with an increase in distinctions. I urge you to believe with me.

Lincoln High School to Showcase Programs

All who can and will, please stop by Lincoln High School on Wednesday, February 17 from 10:30-12:30 to tour the campus and learn more about the various pathways offered. Principal Veazy has done a great job publicizing the program, and we anticipate a great crowd. We are so proud of the work of the students and staff at Lincoln, and we know that our guests will enjoy their time. Shine Tigers!

Arthello Beck Jr. Gallery at Lincoln: African American History Month Display

Madison High School to Open a Collegiate Academy

Beginning in August 2016, Madison High School will open a Collegiate Academy as a school-within-a-school. Students who are accepted will have an opportunity to graduate with up to 60 college hours in partnership with El Centro Community College. Madison has opted to expand the existing IT NAF Academy to include more options for college credit. The school is now in the midst of aggressive recruitment to ensure that all interested students have an opportunity to apply. Please stop by Madison's Open House and Information sessions on March 3 and March 22 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. each night. We see this as an important opportunity to increase access to college for our students; theoretically increasing their earning potential and changing the trajectory of their lives. The school will be applying for an Early College High School Distinction in December 2016. We are excited to have the support of our district leaders in moving forward with this initiative. Excel Trojans!
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Literacy Cadre/Rhoads' Guided Reading Sweep

Thanks to all of you who were able to join us last week for the Guided Reading Sweep at Rhoads! We were excited to see all classrooms from Kinder-5th grade. The Instructional Coach and principal did a great job explaining the PD that had gone forward. It was evident in the classrooms that the teachers were truly working hard to implement all of the components. We even had time to tour the Literacy Library at Rhoads. This room is a great resource for teachers and includes leveled readers, big books, class sets of novels, genre studies and even professional books. Nice job Rhoads!

Please remind your two 3rd-5th grade teachers, that the Cadre training will take place on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 from 2:00-5:00 @ Nolan Estes (Training Room 1).

Districtwide Principal's Meeting on Wednesday

The Districtwide Principal's Meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 17 from 1:00-5:00 and will focus on effective and innovative interventions. Please come willing to share your strategies and ideas for intervening on behalf of all students; Tiers 1, 2 and 3.

Leadership Focus and Updates

This week, please make sure that your RLA teachers are spending time focusing on the multiple choice segment of the test; especially at 4th grade where the revising and editing counts 70%.


-All students who are testing on March 29 for the first round of STAAR should be administered the released 2015 STAAR for their 4th six weeks common assessment even though you may see a test posted on CC. In areas where there is no released such as 5th grade math, please administer the test that was sent or posted on CC.

-Principals should provide written feedback to teachers within 48 hours of the spot observation.

-Please note that non-renewals will be somewhat earlier this year due to the Board calendar. If you have teachers who are struggling, ensure that you are making every effort to support their progress.

On the Horizon

February- African American Heritage Month

Feb. 4- Registration Open for Spring ACP Film Festival

Feb. 15- President's Day- NO SCHOOL

Feb. 16- 3-5 Literacy Cadre at Nolan Estes 2:00-5:00

Feb. 17- Districtwide Principal's Meeting 1:00-5:00

Feb. 20- Trustee Nutall's African American Read-in @ Cornerstone Baptist 11:00-1:30

Feb. 23- Guided Reading Sweep @ Roberts 9:30-11:00

Feb. 24- Guided Reading Sweep @ MLK 8:30-10:00

Feb. 25- Feeder Meeting @ Rice 9:30-12:00

Feb. 25- Guided Reading Sweep @ Rice 8:00-9:30

Feb. 26- Deadline to submit 4th six weeks Common assessment data to ISN

Feb. 26- Deadline to submit field trips and fundraisers for the Spring

Feb. 29- Deadline for Campus Emergency drills

April 16- Feeder Pattern Super Saturday @ Fair Park

Our Feeder Leaders