Rickey C. Bailey Middle School

Staff Newsletter: 7/29-8/2

Vision & Mission


The mission of Bailey Middle School is to provide a safe learning environment and increase student achievement by:

  • Maintaining a collaborative culture across grade levels and departments,
  • Modeling respect and compassion,
  • Providing appropriate challenges with respect to the various learners, and
  • Developing students’ passion for learning.


Our vision is to prepare every student for successful entry into high school, college, and the workforce by upholding the Standard of Excellence while providing support to all members of the learning community.


  • We base our decisions on what is best for our students.

  • We strive for excellence in all we do.
  • We build trust through integrity and lead by example.
  • We communicate openly.
  • We value diversity and treat everyone with dignity and respect.
  • We win as a team.
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Shout Out!!

Special shout out to the teachers who have already completed the SpringWay Systems and Structures training! There is still time---

Session 7: July 29 and July 30

Session 8: July 31 and Aug 1

Bailey Middle School represented well at the Back to School Expo!!!!!

Special shout out to Mrs. Standley and Ms. Selmon for going to the Expo two days early to decorate our room!!! Thank you to Nurse Jackson, Mrs. Schmitz, Ms. Selmon, Mrs. Standley, Ms. Gilliam, Mr. Carampatan, Mr. Wilson and Officer Barner for ensuring a smooth registration process for our parents!

When Mrs. Standley cooks breakfast.....

Thank you for the delicious treat Mrs. Standley!

Principal's Corner

Join me in welcoming some new additions to our leadership team!!!!!

Paul Carampatan, Associate Principal

Paul Carampatan is joining Rickey Bailey Middle School in 2019, following four years of service as an Assistant Principal overseeing the Mathematics Department for Spring High School within the Spring Independent School District. His career began at Klein Forest High School, where he taught Algebra 1 and Geometry for ten years and was recognized as The Most Outstanding Teacher of Klein Forest High School before being named an assistant principal at Spring ISD. Before joining Klein Forest High School as a Math teacher, Mr. Carampatan worked as a computer systems analyst in the private sector after graduating from college.

Mr. Carampatan immigrated from the Republic of the Philippines at the age of 16 and attended high school in the Spring Independent School District, graduating from Westfield High School. He received his undergraduate degree with a Summa Cum Laude distinction from the University of Houston – Downtown in Computer Information Systems with a Minor in Finance. Mr. Carampatan earned his master’s degree in Educational Technology Leadership from Lamar University in 2015.

Candace Gilliam, 7th Grade Assistant Principal

Greetings Bailey Buccaneers! It is my sincere honor to serve as the 7th Grade Assistant Principal for the 2019-20 school year. I have been involved in K-12 Education for 15 years, and have served in various capacities including teacher, teacher developer, parent engagement liaison, and campus testing coordinator. I received my Bachelor of Science in Community Health at Sam Houston State University, and my Master of Arts in Teaching at the University of Houston-Downtown.

There is an old proverb that states, “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” My purpose is to show people how to fish. I want to be an effective leader, and equip those that I serve with tools that will allow them to be able to build the capacity to be successful. In doing so, I am committed to being a part of the “LIFT”ing to shift from teaching the lesson to educating the student, from teaching classes to teaching individuals. In order for that to take place, our school must build a collaborative community of stakeholders who wholeheartedly believe that they play a part in the evolution of educating students.

I look forward to collaborating with our dedicated staff, families, and administrative team to help provide the best educational experience for our students. I count it a joy to be a part of the Buccaneer Family!


Student Support Specialist: Ashley Griffin

Literacy Coach: Daniella Cole

Math Coach: Keith Johnson

Getting to Know You!

I would love to know more about you! Please fill out the survey at the link. Your responses will be kept confidential. The feedback I receive from you will help inform our campus improvement efforts.


Thank you for your LEADERSHIP!!!!

I would like to thank EACH and EVERY ONE OF YOU who came out to the Committee Meetings and participated in the productive, solution-oriented dialogue. We are off to a GREAT start!!!

Culture Committee: This committee met on July 10, 2019 and reviewed the data from the employee engagement survey. We discussed the root cause behind the data, and we will schedule our next meeting to outline specific action steps to create a positive campus culture.

Discipline Committee: This committee met on July 22, 2019 and they were extremely productive!! They gave feedback on the District Discipline Matrix in a meeting with Thomas Graham. Then they came back to the campus and developed the PBIS Plan and Lesson Plans for implementation. This committee will present at our Back to School PD! Additionally, the campus discipline matrix has been developed in alignment with the district matrix. Thank you Ms. Brink and Ms. Davis for your leadership on this committee!

Hiring Team: Thanks to this committee and the collective efforts of the team, we are down to four non essential vacancies!!!!!! We went from over 20 vacancies to four!!

Parent Engagement: This committee met again--some AMAZING planning took place. The task list is below, along with the meeting minutes.

See link for Orientation Task List: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Vz-el3qeUP_RtY4dzg0cpWuI8Tfi0KPMrBLB9BIag8Q/edit?ts=5d28e0b0#gid=0

Parent Engagement Chairperson Introduction & Contact Info:

Thank you everyone for yet another successful parent engagement committee meeting. I believe the Orientation/Block Party is definitely shaping up to be something special. Let's continue to spread the word and be sure to mention to staff if you should happen to see them before we come back to school.

Just a brief recap, all adjustments have been made to the google doc created. If you do not have access please text me or send a message in remind, so I can share the link. After much debate it was decided that we will separate each grade level into two different color groups. Orange and Blue. If you are designated in the orange group you will be directed to your grade level pod to begin meeting teachers, learning about certain school/classroom expectations, grade level policies and most importantly receiving your ID and school schedule. ***If a students ID is not ready please direct them to the library where they will be able to take a picture on sight.*** AFTER ANNOUNCEMENT IS MADE we will direct students/parents to the cafeteria using BEST Hallway transition; demonstrating how to walk in the hallways to and from classes.

If you are designated in the blue group then you will be directed to the cafeteria (LGI spanish speakers) for Bailey welcome via the Principal Ms. Brown and Admin team. Also, as a part of the cafeteria rotation you will have an opportunity to visit the district tables for general information and see what all Bailey has to offer.

Each group will spend just about 45-50 minutes before rotating using BEST Hallway transition, and at the conclusion of 2nd wave everyone will be escorted outside to visit with food trucks, enjoy DJ and vendors. To keep parents/students engaged throughout, as they enter they will receive a bingo style card that will need to be signed/stamped by the anticipated stops of the day. (Teachers, counselors, ID badge, etc...) For now prizes for completions will consist of spirit shirts, other prizes pending.)

We still have a little bit of work to do but teamwork will definitely make the dream work. As stated before visit the google doc to see where your help is needed and do not hesitate to reach out. Next suggested meeting August 1, 10 AM TO FINALIZE DETAILS!! Thanks,

It's not to late to join the movement! Fill out the form at this link to indicate your interest in a committee:



Here is what our hallways should look like...all day..every day. #simplytheBEST
Hallway Transitions At The Academy

Let's Keep in Touch! Join the Staff Remind at the link below. (This link is for Staff Members only.)

Tentative Teaching & Room Assignments **Please note: REMAIN FLEXIBLE. Assignments are subject to change based on student enrollment and teacher certification**

Week at a Glance

Monday July 29

Leadership Team Meeting 10:00 AM

Send call out about AVID Meeting!

Tuesday July 30

New Teacher Academy

AVID Parent Information Meeting 6:00 PM

Wednesday July 31

Lift 6 Retreat for Administrators (All DAY)

Thursday Aug 1

Lift 6 Retreat for Administrators (All DAY)

Friday Aug 2

Parent Engagement Committee Meeting 10:00 AM

Leadership Team Meeting 12:00 PM (Including Department Chairs & Team Leads)

Popsicles w/ Principal 2:30

Monday Aug 5

Teachers report back to work. Work in rooms or attend PD.

Keys & ID Badges and technology will be issued on this date.


Teachers work in rooms or attend PD.


Teachers work in rooms or attend PD.


Campus Professional Development


Listen & Learn Parent Meeting (Re-Scheduled Aug 2)

Book Keeper/ Secretary In-Service: https://sites.google.com/a/springisd.org/sisdnow/district-update/2019-2020campussecretarybookkeeperanddepartmentsecretaryin-services-actionitem


Aug 10, 2019 8:00 AM-3:30 PM. Each grade level will have a 2 Hour time slot. Orientation will be held in conjunction with our Bailey Block Party! More details coming soon!

New Teacher Academy

Message from Ms. Gilliam: SEE HER EMAIL INVITE!

Our New Teacher Academy is scheduled for Tuesday, July 30, 2019 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at Bailey. We will go through an overview of proactive and positive approaches to classroom management as well as preview systems, routines, and procedures that will be expected to be used district wide. By the end of the day, you will be expected to have completed a classroom management and discipline plan. I have attached the Bailey Middle School Classroom Management and Discipline Plan Template so that you can get a head start in compiling essential information regarding your vision, classroom organization, and discipline procedures. Please bring a draft of your plan on Tuesday so that we can work from it.

If you have any questions, please let me know. I look forward to meeting each of you!