Molina Matters

Week of March 21st to 24th

Feeder Pattern News

Team Molina,

We hope everyone enjoyed their Spring Break and is revitalized to continue our laser focused work.

  • Administrators please ensure that you leave with enough time to drive, park and be sitting at the Budget meeting on time. Please arrive at least 15 minutes in advance since the meetings should move along fairly quickly.

  • Please revise your spot observation schedules to reflect a short four day week and send reminders home with students.

  • Administrators please be on the lookout for an email from me regarding failure rate information and upcoming data meeting.

Administrators please stay focused on conducting spot observations and scheduling your extended observations. Spot observation feedback that occurs later in the school year has less impact on improving the quality of instruction. I have scheduled various spot observation visits this week and will continue to be hyper-focused on three main priorities during my upcoming visits at your schools:

1. Quality Instruction - I will be conducting random spot observations at all schools. Please be highly vigilant in reviewing lesson plans to ensure that new TEKS are being taught. This is the time of the year when teachers tend to "spiral in" TEKS that need to be re-taught and may not have time to cover new ones.

2. Student interventions/Progress Monitoring - I will verify the quantity and quality of student interventions, i.e. After school and Saturday school attendance documentation sign-in sheets, tutoring lesson plans, quality of intervention resources, etc.

3. Action plan mapping - I am excited to witness the mapping strategies you're using to involve your campus staff in mapping out the remainder of the Spring semester priorities and mapping your school priorities for 2016-2017.

Thank you y mil gracias!

Rotary Club of Dallas invites teacher nominations for Service Above Self Awards

The Rotary Club of Dallas is accepting nominations for its annual Service Above Self Awards through April 1, 2016. The awards recognize teachers who strive to make a positive difference in the lives of others and who go above and beyond the call of duty. Teachers may self-nominate, and community members may nominate deserving teachers. Winners will share in more than $10,000 in cash awards to be presented at the organization’s August 3 awards luncheon.

The downloadable flyer provides additional details. The application is available here.

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UIL Molina HS Jaguar Mariachi

The Molina HS Jaguar Mariachi performed over Spring Break in the 1st Annual UIL State competition. Our team was composed, professional, and enthusiastic throughout the event. Molina HS was the only mariachi to represent the entire city of Dallas at this UIL competition.

We wish them a bright future! WAY TO GO!

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Reminder: 2016 Summer Differentiated Professional Development Academies with Southern Methodist University - Middle School Principals

Office Manager Corner

This section contains a summarized WAIP list of actionable items, please support your principals by ensuring that these items are delivered in a timely manner. We appreciate your hard work in ensuring your campus' success!

WAIP Reminders 3/3/16:

Team Molina Feeder Pattern Leadership

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