PINKSTON POST

"COMMITTED TO CHILDREN, COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE" 2015-2016

Core Beliefs

  • Our main purpose is to improve student academic achievement.

  • Effective instruction makes the most difference in student academic performance.

  • There is no excuse for poor quality instruction.

  • With our help, at risk students will achieve at the same rate as non-at risk students.

  • Staff members must have a commitment to children and a commitment to the pursuit of excellence.

Campus Goals & Targets

End of Course Exams

Algebra I, English I, English II - 65% STAAR at Level III ADV - 15%
Biology, U.S. History - 95% AP Exams - 10% College Readiness - 15%
ACP- 70% Passing in All Courses Student Attendance - 95% All Grade Levels

WELCOME BACK!!

Monday January 4

  • Staff Development/Teacher Prep Day
  • Workday 8:00am - 4:00pm
* See Professional Development Agenda

Tuesday January 5

  • Staff Development/Teacher Prep Day
  • Workday 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • * See Professional Development Agenda

    Wednesday January 6 "Start of 4th Six Weeks"

    Professional Learning Community Theme: Effective Lesson Planning

    • SPOT Observations Begin

    Thursday January 7

    Professional Learning Community Theme: PD, Article Study

    • Teach Like a Champion Technique 26 "Everybody Writes" p. 137
    Clip 12 TLAC on DVD
    Friday January 8

    Professional Learning Community Theme: Teacher Nuts & Bolts

    • Nuts & Bolts =Teacher autonomy/discretion

    Evidence of Content BIG ROCKS

    • Math - Student Reference Sheets/ Anchor Charts
    • Science - Vocabulary Journal Usage
    • Social Studies - Vocabulary Development & History Alive Implementation
    • ELAR - Balance Literacy & Text Based Evidence: Anchor Charts, Annotation Strategies

    Campus Wide

    • USAGE of PINKSTON QUESTIONING PROTOCOL
    • Evidence of Student SELF-Profiling

    What Career Clusters would YOU like to see offered at the New Pinkston High School?

    We Celebrate YOU!!

    • Susan Mauldin 1/5
    • Tederro Hewitt 1/5
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    Boys Basketball vs. Gateway

    Saturday, Jan. 9th 2016 at 11:30am

    2200 Dennison Street

    Dallas, TX

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    Important Reminders

    1. Students should not be released from class without an official pass from the teacher... for an official pass see Mrs. Espinosa
    2. Doors are expected to open 10 minutes after the bell rings each period: following a tardy freeze
    3. Ear buds, food, and drinks are NOT allowed in class
    4. Staff should be visible in the hallways during passing periods, prompting students to class.
    5. All staff members are expected to model appropriate dress code per DISD policy....NO EXCEPTIONS
    6. ALL TEACHERS ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT ATTENDANCE BY 4:15 pm DAILY
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