Bryan Adams Feeder Pattern Updates

May 9, 2016

Kiest Scholars Perform La Raspa

Kiest scholars performed La Raspa dance at the Dallas Public Library event to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

Hill Visits University of North Texas

87 Hill Highlanders made the journey to Denton, TX to tour the University of North Texas. The students had the opportunity to tour the campus, listen to admissions counselors, and get a first hand view of dorm life. The experience was the first time that 59 of the students have been on an actual college campus. Many of the students declared that UNT is one of their top three choices for college after the visit.

The students previously visited Texas A&M Commerce and Baylor College of Dentistry.

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Hill Collects Water for Sandbranch

Hill's Community Service Project ends Friday May 13. The school is collecting cases of water for the community of Sandbranch in Southeast Dallas.Our goal is 200 cases. Please support our cause by bringing water to the main office.

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Reilly Health Fair

What: A fun and healthy event for all your family, neighbors, and friends!
Where: Reilly Elementary blacktop area, 11230 Lippitt, Ave, Dallas, TX 75218.
When: Friday, May 13, 5-8 p.m.

Why: Have fun with family and friends! Keep healthy! It’s

What else: Zumba, kid’s soccer camp, Tai Kwon do, Yoga in the garden, food trucks, and much more!

Contract Information

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 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


It's time to be more present than ever in and around the classrooms in your building! MOST of your time during work is spent on instruction and ensuring students are staying focused on what matters most---STANDARDS BASED LEARNING!

Educators Receive Free Admission to the Arboretum

The Dallas Arboretum offers complimentary admission to the Main Garden and Children's Adventure Garden to Teachers and Educators. Present a valid educator picture ID at the ticket booth for the complimentary admission. If a picture ID is unavailable, an educators ID plus a driver’s license can be presented. Offer is only valid on daytime admission. Offer does not apply for paid educational programming. Parking fees apply

Kite Day at Bayles

Reinhardt Poets Recognized

Three budding poets, Juleidey Bobadillam Yamilet Cano and Giovanni Gonzalez, are finalist and were published in the Dallas Public Library Express Yourself Youth Poetry Competition. The contest received more than a 1,000 poems from students in grades 2nd - 12th that demonstrated original poetic expressions and creativity. The students and their families were publicly recognized at a special awards ceremony and luncheon at the main Library Branch downtown.

Pentathalon Winners at Gaston

7th Grade Pentathlon Results


1st-Marcos Morales (h)


3rd-Alex Resendiz (s)

Social Science

1st-Damien Espinosa (h)

3rd-David Duran (a)

Fine Arts

1st Henry Torres (s)

3rd-- Alex Resendiz (s)

3rd Damien Espinosa (h)


3rd Marcos Morales (h)

The 7th grade won a second place overall plaque.

8th Grade Pentathlon Results


3rd-Evelyn Meneses (s)


3rd-Alan Palacios (s)

Fine Arts

3rd-Alan Palacios (s)


2nd -Jesse Salazar (h)

2nd-Evelyn Meneses (s)

3rd-Juan Beaver (s)

3rd -Kevin Saucedo (a)

Class of 2019 Public Exhibitions - Bryan Adams Leadership Academy

Wednesday, May 18th, 4:45pm to Thursday, May 19th, 6:30pm

2101 Millmar Drive

Dallas, TX

Bryan Adams is open to parents, feeder pattern teachers, community members, partners, volunteers and neighbors to witness the first public exhibitions of the inaugural cohort of the Leadership Academy.

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BA Highlights 347 Dance Students

BA Students Serves on Panel at the 16th Annual A World of Women for World Peace Conference

Bryan Adams' 11th grader Mu Di served as a panelist at the 16th Annual A World of Women for World Peace Conference sponsored by Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson. She shared the stage with Congresswoman Johnson, Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, and immigration attorney Nikiya Natale. Mu did an outstanding job sharing her story as a young child in war-torn Burma (now known as Myanmar), and spoke passionately about the value and importance of women in the movement to create world peace. She was the only panelist who received a standing ovation after her speech!

Student Learning Objective

The Student Learning Objective Goal-Accomplishment window is open on Schoolnet. If you have the data for your end-of-year assessment, you can enter it into SchoolNet now. TEI provided links to a Quick Reference Card and the rubric. The deadline to complete this is May 19.

Summer Pograms

For the Summer Achievers Program, the flyers have arrived at your campuses. The online application window opens April 19 and students will be accepted on a first come-first serve basis AND the program is being offered at a limited number of campuses around the district. Please send these flyers home and communicate with parents as to how to apply. You will also want to offer assistance if they need help with this process.

Mr. Hussein will serve as the Summer School Principal at Bryan Adams High School for credit recovery. Joining Bryan Adams students will be students from Woodrow Wilson.

Mr. Wolcott will serve as the Summer School Principal At Reilly for the Summer Achievers Program.

Summer Professional Development

Summer will be here before you know it! Explore the Summer Catalog 2016 by clicking here.

Did you know Dallas ISD has a robust professional development catalog with workshops available by subject matter? You can browse the catalog and register for the workshops through the links below.

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Literacy Cadre

The remaining sessions of the PD for K-2 reading teachers are as follows:

May 16-18

May 23-25

Teacher Excellence Initiative

Student surveys will be administered the week of April 11. Have your teachers begin to prepare students by explaining to them what the instrument is and what to expect. You will also need to plan for the administration of the survey and include it in your instructional calendars.

In May, teachers will verify their rosters in order to verify the students will be included in the calculation of their student achievement results.

MAY 19th is the last day that administrators can score the SLO Goal Accomplishment for teachers. Please plan with your teachers to ensure that they enter appropriate information in a timely manner so that this goal can be met.

MAY 19th is also the last day to enter extended observations and summatives in schoolnet.

May 23-June 6 will be the teacher rebuttal window in oracle for summative performance evaluations.

June 2 is the last day to conduct spot observations and the last day to hold the summative conferences.


Monday May 9, 2016

  • I-SIP EOY Window K-2 Opens Today

  • STAAR Math (Grades 3,4,6,7)

  • STAAR Re-test (Grades 5 & 8)

  • AP Testing: AP Biology
  • AP Testing: Music Theory
  • AP Testing: Physics C - Mechanics
  • AP Testing Physics - Electricity and Magnetism

Tuesday May 10, 2016

      • STAAR Reading (Grades 3,4,6,7)
      • STAAR Reading Re-test (Grades 5 & 8)
      • AP Testing: AP United States Government and Politics
      • AP Testing: AP French Language and Culture/Spanish Literature and Culture

      Wednesday May 11, 2016

      • STAAR Science (Grades 5 & 8)
      • AP Macroeconomics
      • AP English Language and Composition

      Thursday May 12, 2016

      • STAAR Social Studies ( 8th Grade)
      • AP Testing: Comparative Government and Politics
      • AP Testing: World History

      Friday May 13, 2016

      • Coaches Connection
      • AP Testing: Human Geography

      Saturday May 14, 2016

      • Senior Prom

      Testing Dates


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

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

      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)


      • Bryan Adams High School - Principal Richard Kastle
      • 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

      Executive Director, Bryan Adams Feeder Pattern

      Barbara Martin - English/Language Arts Academic Facilitator

      Kelly Morgan - Math/Science Academic Facilitator