The Seagoville Feeder Pattern

"We are strong, Seagoville strong!"

The Weekly Dragon Community Newsletter

The Week of May 16th

The Seagoville Feeder Pattern seeks to become the number one feeder pattern in the district. To achieve this, our principals work collaboratively in an effort to plan effective professional development for teachers, faculty and staff. Administrators calibrate during classroom observations to provide teachers with targeted and specific feedback to improve the quality of instruction in order to increase student achievement. Additionally, our principals lead professional learning communities to assist teachers with data driven instructional decisions, lesson plan development, the creation of aligned curriculum guides, and rigorous six week common assessments. All of these instructional initiatives will provide support for increasing the academic growth and development of the schools in the Seagoville Feeder Pattern.

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"STAAR Notes" Provide Words of Encouragement

Email Dated May 18th

Ms. Taylor,


I was given the opportunity to serve as the STAAR test monitor for Seagoville Elementary School this semester. Not only did the staff follow the procedures and checklists outlined by your department and the state but they went a step above and beyond standard testing procedures to touch the heart of their students while tapping into their knowledge banks that day.


As the students were eating their breakfast and before the testing began the teachers delivered envelopes to each of the students. I noticed huge smiles on the faces of the students and a relaxed demeanor as the students read the notes. This was very different from the usual grimacing and tight posture that many students often displayed before the big tests began. After a short time, the students were instructed to put their notes and belongings in their lockers. The teachers went forward with the usual test protocol.


Out of curiosity I inquired about the notes and was told that parents were given envelopes and asked to write a personal note to their child to encourage them prior to having them take their tests. . In the event that a child did not have a personal note from a parent, a teacher wrote a personal note to that child so that each child received a personal note.


There was so much work that went into preparing the students for the state test and this caring staff took it one step further to let the students know that they truly care.


These thoughtful little gestures are often overlooked and I wanted you to know that it was noticed and is to be commended.


Respectfully,

Kathy

STAAR Test Monitor

Students from Seagoville Elementary School received a personalized handwritten note from their parent on the day of the STAAR test with words of encouragement. Teachers also wrote notes to students to ensure all students received encouragement on their big day.


Staff members organized the effort by sending envelopes home to each STAAR tested student with a letter to the parents in English and Spanish with details regarding the "STAAR Note" initiative. Faculty and staff were overwhelmed by the incredible parent participation and the number of letters received for the students.


This was an awesome show of love, compassion, and the nurturing nature of the Seagoville Elementary School Family. Great job, Principal Gibson. (Pictures Above)

Seagoville North's "STAAR Burst"

In order to get students pumped up for the STAAR test at Seagoville North Elementary, a pep rally was held for the 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders on Friday, May 6th. Each grade level performed a song, chant or skit that encouraged each other to do their best on the STAAR test.


The pep rally ended with a “STAAR Burst” of energy as the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teachers danced to a lively medley of inspirational songs as glow stick figures! Students left school that day feeling energized and ready to do their best on the test! How creative and what an awesome performance! Great job, Seagoville North!

National Nurse Day, May 6th

Central Elementary School celebrated their school nurse during National Nurse's Day on May 6th. Kasie Longoria, Assistant Principal and Jerre Moore, Principal, provided a wonderful shout out to Nurse Hernandez. "Happy Nurse's Appreciation Week to the best school nurse, Nurse Hernandez. We couldn't run our school without you!"

Seagoville High School Student Uniform 2016-2017

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The above dress code was approved by SBDM last week and it will be implemented next year at Seagoville High School for the 2016-2017 school year. Students attending the magnet, comprehensive, or P-TECH sites will also be in a standardized uniform. The dress code will be distributed to students at the end of this school year in preparation for 2016-2017 school year.

National Signing Day @ Lassiter ECHS

P-TECH Reminder: Mandatory Oreintation

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DISD Expands Collegiate Academies for Students

At a news conference earlier this week, Dallas ISD announced the expansion of the Early College High School model, and it was nothing short of amazing with great media coverage!

Dallas ISD Collegiate Academies Promo
It's Official: P-TECH to open in Seagoville

The Texas Education Agency on Tuesday formally approved Dallas ISD’s request to open the Pathways to Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) at Eastfield College August 2016.

Chamber of Commerce Information and Tourism Bureau

Upcoming Events: There will be more information forthcoming regarding the following events. Stay tuned!

Fireworks in the Park:

Date: July 2

Time: TBA

Waterslides and vendors on site. Stay tuned for more information.

Golf Tournament:

Date: July 22

Time: 8:00 a.m. TEE OFF

Place: Country View Golf Course

There will be a PUTT OFF challenge. Stay tuned for more information.

Seagofest:

Date(s): October 6-9

Time: TBA

Theme: Dr. Suess

The car show will be held on Saturday, October 8th. Stay tuned for more information.

Annual Chamber Banquet:

Date: November 19

Time: TBA

Theme: Hollywood Nights

Seagoville Teacher of the Year, Teacher Assistant of the Year for 2015-2016 will be announced. Stay tuned for more information.

City Employee Christmas Luncheon:

Date: December 9

Time: TBA

Stay tuned for more information.

2016-2017 School Year Contract Dissemination

It’s that time of the year! Human Capital Management is preparing to disseminate contracts for the 2016-2017 school year. Contracts will be available for all contract-eligible employees via Oracle Employee Self Service by early May. Please expect an email from notifications@dallasisd.org containing instructions on how to complete the acceptance process once contracts are available. Employees will have two weeks to provide an electronic signature.


According to Texas Education Code, contract eligible employees wishing to resign must do so 45 days before the first instructional day of the school year. The deadline for the 2016-17 school year is July 8, 2016. A list of contract-eligible positions and additional information may be found on the contracts home page at http://www.dallasisd.org/contracts.

TEA Launches Texas Gateway

Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced the launch of the Texas Gateway (www.texasgateway.org), a free online resource library for educators and parents provided by the Texas Education Agency.

Austin – Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced the launch of the Texas Gateway (www.texasgateway.org), a free online resource library for educators and parents provided by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). The Texas Gateway not only builds upon the success of TEA’s online learning community Project Share but also expands access to resources – such as videos, interactives, formative assessments, professional development courses, and other classroom support materials – designed to strengthen classroom instruction to help every student succeed.

Final Decisions for 2016 Accountabiity

In a nutshell:

  • The Index 1 or 2 will remain as last year (plus Index 3 and 4).
  • The performance target for Index 1 will remain at 60 even though STAAR A, STAAR Alt 2, and math will be included.
  • Performance targets for Index 2 & 3 will stay at the 5th percentile (includes Math, STAAR A and Alt2) and Index 4 targets will also stay the same (includes Math and STAAR A).
  • The passing standard will go to the next step (as part of the progression approach that will rise every year until 2022 vs. utilizing phase-in 2 and phase in 3).


For more information go to http://tea.texas.gov/

Testing-at-a-Glance

May

5/27 - 6/2 ACP Window (Gr. 6-12)

5/27 - 6/13 ACP Make-Up Window (Gr. K-5)

June

6/6 - 6/17 ACP Make-Up Window (Gr. 6-12)

6/21 STAAR Math Retest (Gr. 5 & 8)

6/22 STAAR Reading Retest (Gr. 5 & 8)

6/23 STAAR Make-Up Assessment Deadline


*District-wide testing information is subject to change.

Seagoville Feeder Schools

Central Elementary School

Ebby Halliday Elementary School – 1 Distinction

Kleberg Elementary School – 2 Distinctions

Seagoville Elementary School

Seagoville North Elementary School

Seagoville Middle School

Lassiter Early College High School @ El Centro – 5 Distinctions

Seagoville High School – 5 Distinctions

Seagoville P-TECH @ Eastfield College (Opening Fall 2016)

Our Feeder Family

Seagoville Elementary School - Mrs. Gibson

Seagoville North Elementary School - Mrs. Martinez

Central Elementary School - Mrs. Moore

Kleberg Elementary School - Mrs. Zbylut

Ebby Halliday Elementary School - Dr. Finn, Interim Principal

Seagoville Middle School - Mr. Chaparro

Seagoville High School - Robert Ward, Interim Principal

Lassiter Early College High School @ El Centro - Mr. St. Ama

Seagoville P-TECH @ Eastfield College - Mr. Guerra, Assistant Principal (Opening Fall 2016)

Seagoville Feeder Pattern

Stephanie S. Taylor

Executive Director

Esmeralda Landa-Soch

Administrative Assistant