Wildcat Weekly

Week of February 15


  • Ms. Mclaren and Mr. Hambly for encouraging their students to come to school every day: Average daily student attendance 99%.
  • 7 teachers are close behind with 98.5% average daily attendance: Ms. Rangel, Ms. Thorton, Ms. Velarde, Ms. Banda, Ms. Hernandez, Mr. Esquivel and Ms.Beltran
  • Ms. Andrade, Mr. Dacpano, Ms. Beltran, Ms. Adeneji, Ms. Rangel and Ms. Ibarra for being a part of the School Instructional Leadership Team.
  • Ms. Samuel for being our representative for the UNCF.

Failure Rates

We are closing-in on the end of the fourth-six weeks grading period. This makes us think of many things, including how fast the year is moving. It should remind us of how important it is for our students to experience success and be reflected on report cards. So, please remember the importance of helping students be successful in their school work. When students fail, they become defeated and become less motivated. Let's instill the Growth Mindset in all of our students. Ensure you are following DISD grading policy and have all grades updated and entered in the system by February 19.

Celebrating Black History Month

Test your knowledge of African American first. Did you know?


2016 African American Read-in

Saturday, February 20, 2016 11:00am


The free, family-friendly event will be held at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 1819 MLK Jr. Blvd. Dallas ISD Trustee Bernadette Nutall, the district’s African American Success Initiative and Cornerstone Community Development Corporation are joining forces to attract students and families to the Read-In for a day of fun and learning. The celebration will feature music, dance performances, speakers, storytelling, book giveaways and snacks – all in the service of promoting books and reading.

ACP Spring Film Festival

Registration is now underway for the ACP Spring Film Festival featuring test items for second semester tests. Sponsored by Evaluation and Assessment and Teaching and Learning, the ACP Film Festival is an opportunity for teachers whose courses require an ACP to view the test questions for the grades and subjects they teach.

This event is for teachers of record only. All participants are required to register and agree to the security oath. To register, visit the assessment website at http://assessment.dallasisd.org/. Show times will vary according to the grade and subject taught. For additional information, please download the flyer and content schedule.

Please direct questions to Celina Jimenez by email at celjimenez@dallasisd.org or by phone at 972-925-6422.


Week at a glance:

This week announcements: KD-Andrade

Monday-February 15

Staff/Student Holiday

Tuesday-February 16

Don't "Sweat" the STAAR

Mock STAAR Math (3-5)

Common Assessment Math (K-2)

Tutoring K-2 (3:15-4:00)

STAAR Tutoring 3-5 (3:15-4:30)

TELPAS Writing Sample collection can Begin

Wednesday-February 17

Mock STAAR Reading (3-5)

Common Assessment Reading (K-2)


Thursday-February 18

Mock STAAR Writing (3-4)

Mock STAAR Science (5)

STAAR Tutoring 3-5 (3:15-4:30)

Friday-February 19

Mock STAAR Make-ups

Saturday-February 20

STAAR Saturday School 8:45am - 12:15pm

Robotics Competition