Weekly Bulletin April 27-May 1, 2015

The Bright Side

The 8th grade STAAR Reading results came in last Friday and 81% of the students passed, which is lower than the 87% of 2014. But when you look at the results of this same student cohort, these students made gains because only 74% of them had passed the 7th grade Reading STAAR. As well, their Commended performance increased by 5%. Here are other bright sides of the results:

49% of the students mentored passed

43% of the students on the data board passed

178 students made growth: 140 made 1 year of growth and 38 students made two years of growth.

Even though the percentage passing is not at or above last year, there still is a bright side.

The 81 students who did not pass started receiving academic support in Enrichment classes and are learning test taking strategies in Pride Academics. As a staff we need to support and encourage these 81 students everyday. If you mentor an 8th grade student, go to the shared folder to view the mentor list. The students who did not pass are highlighted.

So as the song goes:

"Some things in life are bad
They can really make you mad
Other things just make you swear and curse.
When you're chewing on life's gristle
Don't grumble, give a whistle
And this'll help things turn out for the best...

And...always look on the bright side of life...
Always look on the light side of life... "

Again, thanks for all that you do. Have a great weekend!


PLC: Regular PLC meetings times will resume this week. Focus will be FTM's and continuation on review of CNA.

Math Mania Saturday

About 100 eighth grade students came on Saturday, April 18th for Math Mania STAAR tutorials. The tutorials were led by Kim McCool, Catherine Gastauer, Morgan Mitchell, and Kathy Kirtland. Thank you for encouraging the students to attend the tutorials.

Spotlight Member of the Week: Melissa Pfeil and Adrianna Nieto

From Staff Member: Your role in setting up for the STAAR test is huge. The test days were very well organized and even though there may have been some minor glitches, you two continued to remain positive.

See Mrs. Flores for a special snack. To nominate a Staff Member for Spotlight of the Week email a Cross the Line Form to Mrs. Gonzales

Picture and Caption-Week of April 27-John Curtin

Submit your picture and caption(2 to 3 sentence) to John Hineman and Mrs. Flores by Thursday, April 30.

Quote of the Week

"The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what to see." Alexandra K. Trenfor


April 27

Progress Report Grades Due

April 28

April 29

April 30

May 1st

Symphonic Band Bluebonnet Festival-Brandeis HS

Dates to Remember:

May 4-Floresville Employee Recognition Banquet

May 5 Algebra EOC

May 6 Staff Meeting

May 12 8th Reading STAAR Retake

May 18 Progress Report Grades due

May 19 Spring Summit (5-6:30pm)

May 22 & 25 School Holidays

May 28 Career Day

June 1 Awards Ceremony

June 2 Talent Show

June 3 End of the Year Celebration

June 4 Last Day of School/Student Early Dismissal

June 5 Teacher Workday/Report Card Grades Due