Cougars' Illustrated

In it, to win it!

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

Week of May 15 - June 3rd, 2016

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Upcoming Events

Monday, May 16, 2016
  • Cougar Huddle @ 4:20pm, Library
  • Teacher Made ACPs due to Mrs. Woods/Ms. Calloway (Please see email from Friday)
  • Leer Mas @ 3:30pm, room 104
  • Junior League Grant Deadline
  • Inventory Control Meeting @ 1:00 pm
  • Teachers submit TEI Roster Verification (please check emails and see photo above)


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

  • Title 1 Audit
  • School Zone Meeting
  • ISN Job Fair

ACPs START for: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Monday and Tuesday


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

  • ACP: Reading Kinder - 2nd Grade/5th Grade @ 8:30 am
  • PLC: LPAC 5th Grade
  • Parent Resource Fair @ 9:00 am, Fair Park
  • Literacy Cadre
  • Boys' Scout Meeting


Thursday, May 19, 2016

  • Guiding Coalition @ 7:00 am, room 104
  • ACP: Math Kinder -2nd Grade/5th Grade @ 8:30 am


Friday, May 20, 2016

  • ACP Language Arts 3rd - 5th Grade @ 8:30 am


Monday, May 23, 2016

  • ACP: Science 3rd - 4th Grade @ 8:30 am
  • Reasoning Mind Meeting w/Mrs. Woods, 10:00 am
  • 3rd - 4th grade In-House Field Trip, 1:30 pm


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

  • ACP: Social Studies 3rd - 5th Grade @ 8:30 am


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

  • ACP: Specials 3rd - 5th Grade @ 8:30 am


Thursday, May 26, 2016

  • Guiding Coalition @ 7 am, room 104
  • ACP: Make-up


Friday, May 27, 2016

  • ARK Parent Graduation Ceremony @ 9:30 am, Auditorium
  • End of School Year Checklist in Teacher Boxes


Monday, May 30, 2016

  • Celebrate Memorial Day (No School)


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

  • Cougar Huddle
  • Career Week
  • End of Year Awards Ceremony


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

  • Guest Speakers for Career Week


Thursday, June 2, 2016

  • Fired Up For Field Day!!!
  • Students' Last Day of School
  • Last Day to Conduct SPOTs


Friday, June 3, 2016

  • Faculty and Staff Luncheon and End of Year Celebration: Olive Garden from 11:00 until 2:00 pm
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2015 - 2016 GOALS

70% of 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students will pass STAAR Reading, Math, Writing, and Science.

2. 25% of Economically Disadvantaged students will meet advanced performance in 2 or more tests.

3. 98% attendance rate for both teachers and students.

4. Earning 3 distinctions in either math, reading, science, student progress or closing the achievement gap.

5. Average of 2.0 or better on SPOTs.

We are engaged in the exact professional activities geared towards our goals: Cougar Huddles, Status Meetings, 2 week lesson planning, creation of common rigorous assessments, RTI, structured PLCS, content support provided by instructional coaches and grade-level leads, and data driven conversations. We must be fully committed to these practices and see them as opportunities to increase our instructional practice and to bring the best to our students every day.

Once I receive the Climate Survey Update, I will announce the Jean Day. Goal: 90%