Bryan Adams Feeder Pattern Updates

September 28, 2015

Bryan Adams 'going gold' to fight pediatric cancer

If you find yourself at a Bryan Adams athletic event this month, look down.

No, not at your own feet, but at the shoelaces of the athletes.

As part of Go4theGoal's Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer campaign, Bryan Adams athletes will sport gold shoelaces during games for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

But Bryan Adams' efforts will go beyond their shoes, as the school has also set a fundraising goal of $10,000 to support kids fighting cancer at Medical City Children's Hospital in Dallas.

"Our staff and athletes would like the opportunity to give back to kids that are not given the opportunity that most people take for granted daily," said Gil Baber, Bryan Adams' Athletic Director. "Every person knows someone who has been effected by this tragic disease and hopefully with our assistance through this program we can help children less fortunate have a more fulfilling childhood. If each person would take the time to donate whatever they are capable of, we can make a huge difference in kids' lives."

To help Bryan Adams raise money, gold laces are being sold at Donations may also be made at that site.

ACP Film Festival


Teachers - Plan to attend the ACP viewings being offered. Elementary viewings will be held at Adamson HS and secondary will be at the Buckner Building.


Sanger Triathlon Team

Eleven students from the Sanger triathlon team participated in the North Texas kids triathlon @ UTA. During the race each participant swam 100 yards, biked three miles and ran half a mile. It was a big accomplishment for each member to finish the race with over 600 participants in North Texas. Every student on the Sanger triathlon team finished strong and received a medal. This experience has helped our team enjoy the benefits of a healthy, active and responsible lifestyle. Amazing accomplishment for our team!!!!!

Sanger triathlon team

1. Sammy Bailey
2. Sydney Bailey
3. Zuleah Rodriguez
4. Sami Rodriguez
5. Lea Neal
6. Max Hoffman
7. Liz cleaves
8. Isabella cooper
9. Lucas Cooper
10. Ian Adams
11. Lola Martinez


Every Friday afternoon Chase’s teacher asks her students to take out a piece of paper and write down the names of four children with whom they’d like to sit the following week. The children know that these requests may or may not be honored. She also asks the students to nominate one student whom they believe has been an exceptional classroom citizen that week. All ballots are privately submitted to her.

And every single Friday afternoon, after the students go home, Chase’s teacher takes out those slips of paper, places them in front of her and studies them. She looks for patterns.

  • Who is not getting requested by anyone else?
  • Who doesn’t even know who to request?
  • Who never gets noticed enough to be nominated?
  • Who had a million friends last week and none this week?

Chase’s teacher is not looking for a new seating chart or “exceptional citizens.” Chase’s teacher is looking for lonely children. She’s looking for children who are struggling to connect with other children. She’s identifying the little ones who are falling through the cracks of the class’s social life. She is discovering whose gifts are going unnoticed by their peers. And she’s pinning down- right away- who’s being bullied and who is doing the bullying.

Children need a little help – they need adults to step in and TEACH them how to make friends, how to ask others to play, how to join a group, or how to share their gifts with others. And it’s a bully deterrent because every teacher knows that bullying usually happens outside of her eye shot – and that often kids being bullied are too intimidated to share. But as she said – the truth comes out on those safe, private, little sheets of paper.

As Chase’s teacher explained this simple, ingenious idea – I stared at her with my mouth hanging open. “How long have you been using this system?” I said.
Ever since Columbine, she said. Every single Friday afternoon since Columbine.

This brilliant woman watched Columbine knowing that ALL VIOLENCE BEGINS WITH DISCONNECTION. All outward violence begins as inner loneliness. She watched that tragedy KNOWING that children who aren’t being noticed will eventually resort to being noticed by any means necessary.

And so she decided to start fighting violence early and often, and with the world within her reach. What Chase’s teacher is doing when she sits in her empty classroom studying those lists written with shaky 11 year old hands - is SAVING LIVES. I am convinced of it. She is saving lives.

Oncor Mayor's Race Kicks Off at Sanger Elementary

A fun morning at Sanger Elementary with friends from Oncor, the Dallas Mavericks, the Texas Rangers, FC Dallas and the Dallas Stars as we celebrated the opening of registration for the 2015 Oncor Mayor's Race 5K at Alex Sanger Elementary! Bring your family and join us 12/12 at Reunion Park in Dallas! Register here:

BA BAnd Performed at City Year Opening Day

The Bryan Adams BAnd performed at the opening day for City Year. City Year is a national non-profit education organization that recruits young people to serve in urban schools for a year as additional classroom supports. The organization is in 27 cities nationwide and this year marks the first full year in Dallas.
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Mr. Micciche Informed the Community About the Upcoming Bond Election

I want to thank the Hill community for hosting the DISD bond meeting Wednesday night. The school building was sparkling. The students and parents who greeted us as we entered the building were friendly and showed pride in the school. The ROTC students were impressive and presented the colors and led us in the pledge. The cheerleaders were there to kick off the meeting. An AVID student gave a heartfelt talk on her experience at the school. AP Ms. Kastl enthusiastically welcomed us all and noted some of the school's outstanding accomplishments. The Hill PTA was everywhere. Thank you, Hill Highlanders!


All students who did not meet minimum standards on any STAAR test are required to have an Accelerated Instruction Plan. While we have the Student Success Initiative, state law requires all students who do not meet standard to receive accelerated instruction in the given tested area.


· Think It Up is an initiative of the Entertainment Industry Foundation created to bring broad cultural attention to the urgency of improving the learning experience in America. The national education initiative will seek to reframe the public discussion about education, create a culture of excitement about learning everywhere in America, and build a sense of optimism about the potential of education in classrooms across the country. Think It Up invites students to work with their teachers to develop projects that draw on their passions and connect to the futures they want to pursue. Posted on, in collaboration with, the student-powered, teacher-led projects will be crowdfunded by citizen donors beginning September 2015. The projects will encourage rigorous skill development that prepares American youth for post-high school life, helping pave the way for college and/or career success.

· Think It Up will invite students age 13+ in grades 7-12 at a public school to work with their teachers to develop projects that draw on their passions and help pursue their educational goals. Posted on, in collaboration with, the student-powered, teacher-led projects will be crowdfunded by citizen donors beginning September 2015. The projects will encourage rigorous skill development that prepares American youth for post-high school life, helping pave the way for college and/or career success.

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TEI - Upcoming Dates

September 18 – October 1

Rebuttal window for TEI evaluation scorecard

September 28

SLO Goal-Setting & PDPs entered into Schoolnet

September 18-October 1

Teacher rebuttal window in oracle for TEI evaluation scorecard

September 28

Teachers submit SLO Goal-Setting and PDPs in schoolnet.

October 1

Principals must score and approve SLOs & PDPs by today

Compliance Videos We All Love To Watch

Districtwide Compliance Related Trainings for Campus Personnel & Administrators

The due date for the completion of all videos is October 31, 2015.

Bloodborne Pathogens

Bullying Prevention for Administrators, Teachers, and Staff

Darkness to Light (Child Sexual Abuse)

Let's Talk About It: Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse, and other Maltreatment of Children

Diabetes Overview

Legal Issues: Sexual Harassment

Suicide Prevention: Don't Keep It a Secret

Texas Educators' Code of Ethics

What You Need to Know About Concussions


  • Monday, September 28, 2015

    • SLOs and PDPs must be in SchoolNet Today
    • Registration for ACP viewing

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015

      • District-Wide ACT Testing Today

    • Wednesday, September 30, 2015

      • Thursday, October 1, 2015

          • SLOs and PDPs Must Be Approved Today by Evaluators

        • Friday, October 2, 2015

            • Action Plan is Due
            • Last Day for ESTAR/MSTAR
            • Homecoming Football Game vs. Conrad @ Forester (7:00 pm)

            Testing Dates


            29--ACT (Grade 12)


            14--PSAT (Grade 10)


            Dec-Jan--Written Compositions (K-12)

            7--STAAR EOC English 1 (9-12)

            9--STAAR EOC English II (9-12)

            7-11--STAAR EOC Algebra I, Biology, US History (9-12)

            10-18--ACP (K-5)

            15-18--ACP (6-12)


            6-27--Isaton's ISIP Assessment MOY (K-2)


            2--SAT (Grade 11)

            7-April 6--TELPAS (K-12)

            29--STAAR EOC English I (9-12)

            29--STAAR Writing Day 1 (Grades 4 & 7)

            29--STAAR Math (Grades 5 & 8)

            30--STAAR Writing Day 2 (Grades 4 & 7)

            30--STAAR Reading (Grades 5 & 8)

            31-STAAR EOC English II


            4-15--STAAR ALT 2 Assessment Window (3-8 & EOC)

            4-8--ES & HS Art Performance ACP (Grades 5, 9-12)

            12-15--Student Survey Window (Grades 3-12)

            12-22--ITBS/LOGRAMOS Window (K-2)

            18-19--ES Gym ACP (Grade 4)

            18-29--Secondary Band Performance ACP (Grades 6-12)

            20-21-ES Music Performance ACP (Grade 3)


            9-24--Middle School Gym Performance ACP (Grades 6-8)

            16-19--Middle School Art Performance ACP (Grade 7)

            2-6--STAAR EOC Algebra I, Biology, US History (9-12)

            9--STAAR Math (Grades 3,4,6,7)

            9--STAAR Math Re-test (Grades 5 & 8)

            10--STAAR Reading (Grades 3,4,6,7)

            10--STAAR Reading Re-test (Grades 5 & 8)

            11--STAAR Science (Grades 5 & 8)

            12--STAAR Social Studies (Grade 8)

            2-27--Istation's ISIP Assessment EOY (K-2)

            18-26--ACP (Grades 3-5)

            27-June 2--ACP (Grades 6-12)

            Support BA Athletics

            Great opportunity to support BA Athletics!
            Discount cards $20 with retail value $300 all for business in our great East Dallas neighborhoods.
            This is their only fundraiser for all teams!


            • Bryan Adams High School - Principal Richard Kastl
            • Gaston Middle School - Principal Susie Stauss
            • Hill Middle School - Principal Candace Ruiz
            • Bayles Elementary - Principal Robby Wilson
            • Casa View Elementary - Principal Oscar Aponte
            • Gill Elementary - Principal Damien Stovall
            • Hexter Elementary - Principal Jennifer Jackson
            • Kiest Elementary - Principal Yazmine Cruz
            • Reilly Elementary - Principal Marion Jackson
            • Reinhardt Elementary - Principal Phoebe Montgomery
            • Sanger Elementary - Principal Hector Martinez
            • Smith Elementary - Principal Lora Morris