The Seagoville Feeder Pattern
"We are strong, Seagoville Strong!"
The Weekly Dragon Newsletter
The Week of May 9th
The Seagoville Feeder Pattern seeks to become the number one feeder pattern in the district. To achieve this, our principals work collaboratively in an effort to plan effective professional development for teachers, faculty and staff. Administrators calibrate during classroom observations to provide teachers with targeted and specific feedback to improve the quality of instruction in order to increase student achievement. Additionally, our principals lead professional learning communities to assist teachers with data driven instructional decisions, lesson plan development, the creation of aligned curriculum guides, and rigorous six week common assessments. All of these instructional initiatives will provide support for increasing the academic growth and development of the schools in the Seagoville Feeder Pattern.
The Seagoville Feeder Pattern Goals
Increase student achievement in all core content areas by improving the quality of instruction.
Improve the quality of instruction through classroom observations and effective feedback.
Progress monitor student achievement data to inform instructional decisions and teaching practices.
Increase student achievement in all core content areas by improving the quality of instruction.
Upcoming Events: Check the WAIP for more details!
Reconnection Mandatory PD - May 11, June 8, July 11
Texas Instruments Foundation Innovations STEM Nominee Applications Due - May 9
TEI Roster Verification Process - May 10-25
EOY Diagnostic Closes - May 13
Junior League Grant for Innovative Teaching Deadline - May 16
First Aid (Office Managers) - May 17, 18, 19
Parent Resource Fair and Appreciation Event - May 18
Cumulative Records for 2015-2016 - May 27
Advanced Placement Summer Institute (APSI) Registration - May 31
Laying the Foundation Training Registration Deadline - May 31
Monday, May 9
PE Performance ACPs (Grades 6-8)
Art Performance ACP (Grade 7)
P-TECH Site Team Meeting
- Eastfield College, G120
- 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Joy Promotions: Uniform Representative
Seagoville High School Principal Interviews
- Haskell Building, 2nd Floor Conference
- 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
AP Focus Group Meeting
- Haskell Building, 1st Floor Conference Room
- 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 10
AP Government Exam
Wednesday, May 11
AP English Language Exam
Thursday, May 12
Friday, May 12
School Leadership Meeting
- Haskell, 1st Floor Conference Room
- 8:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Collegiate Academy Meeting (Tentatively Scheduled)
- 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Teacher Appreciation Week
This week, May 2nd through May 6th, is Teacher Appreciation Week. I would like to thank all the teachers who have dedicated themselves to the field of education. Teaching can sometimes be a "thankless" profession with the reward and appreciation for all the hard work, long hours, and dedication to the students often coming years after the students have left the classroom, and/or perhaps the school.
So, to all the teachers, I would like to thank you personally for what you do everyday for the students in the Seagoville Feeder Pattern. Thank you for your dedication, compassion, and patience. Thank you for choosing to be a part of the campus you serve in the Seagoville Feeder Pattern. I know that each of you have choices, so I thank you for choosing the students that need you the most: our Seagoville students. You are greatly needed and appreciated more than you will ever know!
I hope each of you have a great week this week and happy Teacher Appreciation Week!
Administrative Assistant Week
Last week, April 25th through 29th, the Seagoville Feeder Pattern celebrated Administrative Assistant Week. Campus principals, faculty and staff members, from each of our campuses within the Seagoville Feeder Pattern celebrated their assistants with flowers and small gifts of appreciation throughout the week.
I, too, would like to thank all the administrative assistants in the Seagoville Feeder Pattern. The office staff play a critical role in supporting the administration and assisting in the daily operations of their campus. I would also like to thank Esmeralda Land-Soch and Chris Lejia, Administrative Assistants from School Leadership (Pictured Below Right) who help each campus within the Seagoville, Adamson, Bryan Adams and Molina Feeder Patterns.
Seagoville North Hosts Emergency Responders
On Wednesday, April 27th, members of the Seagoville Police Department and Fire Department, Acadian EMS, EMS of Grand Prairie, East Texas Medical Center Air One Helicopter of Athens (ETMC Air 1) and Care Flight provided students at Seagoville North Elementary a day to remember.
These emergency responders provided students an overview of their profession, emergency tips, lessons on safety, a look inside their EMS vehicle and they allowed students the opportunity to explore their EMS equipment used to service the community. It was a great day at Seagoville North Elementary School.
Lassiter Teacher Receives Honor
Jennifer Trujillo, English teacher from Lassiter ECHS, is the 2016 UTA English Department's Wall of Honor inductee. Dr. Peggy Kulesz, UTA Writing Coordinator, wrote, "We are so proud of your professional accomplishments, but even more impressed with the ways you motivate your students to succeed." Annually, the English Department from UTA, chooses one former student, community member, or professor whose work and reputation brings honor to the UTA English Department. Congratulations to Jennifer Trujillo, Dallas ISD and Lassiter ECHS English teacher, selected to receive such a wonderful honor from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Magnet Students Receive Fork Lift Certification
TEA Principal Survey
Principals, please make sure that you complete the TEA 2016 Principal Surveys to Evaluate Educator Preparation Programs in Texas by the June 15, 2016 deadline. The survey ONLY assesses the relevant teacher educator programs' effectiveness in preparing teachers to succeed in the classroom. The survey only applies to Texas educator preparation programs and it is required to be completed by all principals for ALL first year teachers. You should receive an email from TEA regarding this survey.
For more information, contact Dallas ISD Human Capital Management at email@example.com. You will be required to utilize your TEAL account to access the survey.
PD Catalog Now Available
The DISD Professional Development Catalog is now available. In preparation for this summer's professional development courses, teachers are reminded to visit the professional development web page to review the new PD catalog, see FAQs and download a P2LD planning form to create their individualized summer learning plan.
Registration opens this week on May 6 via SchoolNet, and teachers should sign up for their summer sessions before leaving for summer break.
Summer P2LD Forms
The 2016 P2LD Summer Catalog is available to view on the new PD website. The registration window for professional development will open May 6th in SchoolNet for all teachers.
To access the PD catalog, click the following link: 2016 P2LD Summer Catalog
For frequently asked questions, click the following link: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
For the 2016-2017 School Calendar, teachers will continue with a 187-day contract. The days will be broken down accordingly:
- Student Instructional Days - 175
- Professional Development Days - 7
- Teacher Work Days - 4
- Parent Conference Night Credit (2 Nights) - 1
Teachers will complete 14 credits (2 days) of district provided personalized learning prior to the 2016-2017 school year. Teachers will have two options for completing this training. Teachers may complete the training during the summer or return August 10th and 11th to complete the training.
Teaching and Learning will provide the 14 credits (2 days) of personalized learning. Teachers will work with their principals to determine the learning they should select. Teachers will receive information detailing the process for signing up and documenting credits.
Teachers will return to their home campus August 12th to begin four days of campus-based professional development and two teacher workdays prior to the return of students. Teachers who choose not to complete the 14 credits (2 days) will be docked accordingly.
Professional Development Recap:
- Mandatory 14 credits (2 days) of personalized learning will be offered throughout the summer. Please note, teachers who do not complete the training during the summer will have a start date for the 2016-2017 school year on August 10th.
- Teachers will return to their home campus August 12th. Teachers who completed the 14 credits (2 days) during the summer will start the 2016-2017 school year August 12th.
- Teachers hired after August 10th, will be required to make up the 14 credits (2 days) and will receive notification of the dates offered.
- Teachers will complete the six days of Professional Development (two central and four campus-based) and two Work Days prior to the start of school.
- Additional day of Professional Development will be Monday, February 20, 2017.
The Texas Education Agency on Tuesday formally approved Dallas ISD’s request to open the Pathways to Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) at Eastfield College August 2016.
At a news conference earlier this week, Dallas ISD announced the expansion of the Early College High School model, and it was nothing short of amazing with great media coverage!
Local Media Highlights DISD Collegiate Academy Initiative
For TEI-related questions moving forward, please contact the following individuals or call the TEI office at the following number: 972-749-5712.
TEI system questions: Betsy Cook, firstname.lastname@example.org
DTR process: Leila Wright, email@example.com
TEI certification or calibration trainings: Ashley Lozano, firstname.lastname@example.org
TEI: End of the Year Reminders
- Written feedback and a conference are required within ten working days of the extended observation.
- A teacher cannot be asked to teach a lesson outside of their content area for the extended observation.
- Data from spot observations, extended observation, and any other informal data should inform the scoring of a teacher’s summative. The summative should reflect a teacher’s growth over the course of the year, as it is not a mathematical average reflecting all observation data if early observations were scored significantly lower than recent observations indicate for a teacher.
- SLO Goal Accomplishment submission date for teachers may be set at the campus level to ensure all SLOs are scored in Schoolnet by May 19.
TEI Timeline and Progress
TEI Roster Verification window for teachers. Click here for more information
Last day to conduct extended and summative observations
Last day to enter extended, summative and SLO scores into Schoolnet
May 23 - June 6
Teacher rebuttal window in Oracle for summative performance evaluations
Last day to conduct spot observations
Last day to hold summative conferences
June 10 (5 p.m.)
Last day for principals to act on rosters submitted by teachers through the TEI Roster Verification
TEI: 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.
Don’t miss the Dallas ISD Listen and Learn Podcast Series
AP Prep Session - Science
Date/Time/Location: 4/16/2016 at 8:00 am – 2:00 pm at Townview High School
AP Prep Session – Social Studies
Date/Time/Location: 4/23/2016 at 8:00 am – 2:00 pm at Townview High School
Seagoville Chamber of Commerce
Upcoming Events: There will be more information forthcoming regarding the following events. Stay tuned!
Date(s): May 12-15
The car show will be held on Saturday, May 14th. Stay tuned for more information.
Fireworks in the Park:
Date: July 2
Waterslides and vendors on site. Stay tuned for more information.
Date: July 22
Time: 8:00 a.m. TEE OFF
Place: Country View Golf Course
There will be a PUTT OFF challenge. Stay tuned for more information.
Date(s): October 6-9
Theme: Dr. Suess
The car show will be held on Saturday, October 8th. Stay tuned for more information.
Annual Chamber Banquet:
Date: November 19
Theme: Hollywood Nights
Seagoville Teacher of the Year, Teacher Assistant of the Year for 2015-2016 will be announced. Stay tuned for more information.
City Employee Christmas Luncheon:
Date: December 9
Stay tuned for more information.
Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced the launch of the Texas Gateway (www.texasgateway.org), a free online resource library for educators and parents provided by the Texas Education Agency.
Austin – Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced the launch of the Texas Gateway (www.texasgateway.org), a free online resource library for educators and parents provided by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). The Texas Gateway not only builds upon the success of TEA’s online learning community Project Share but also expands access to resources – such as videos, interactives, formative assessments, professional development courses, and other classroom support materials – designed to strengthen classroom instruction to help every student succeed.
Final Decisions for 2016 Accountabiity
In a nutshell:
- The Index 1 or 2 will remain as last year (plus Index 3 and 4).
- The performance target for Index 1 will remain at 60 even though STAAR A, STAAR Alt 2, and math will be included.
- Performance targets for Index 2 & 3 will stay at the 5th percentile (includes Math, STAAR A and Alt2) and Index 4 targets will also stay the same (includes Math and STAAR A).
- The passing standard will go to the next step (as part of the progression approach that will rise every year until 2022 vs. utilizing phase-in 2 and phase in 3).
For more information please go to: http://tea.texas.gov/
5/2 - 5/27 ISIP EOY Assessment Window (Gr. K-2)
5/2 - 5/27 SRI EOY Assessment Window (Gr. 9-12)
5/2 - 5/6 STAAR EOC Alg. I, Biology, US History (Gr. 9-12, Retest)
5/9 - 5/24 MS ACP PE Performance (Gr. 6-8)
5/9 STAAR Math (Gr. 3-4, 6-7)
5/9 STAAR Math Retest (Gr. 5 & 8)
5/10 STAAR Reading (Gr. 3-4, 6-7)
5/10 STAAR Reading Retest (Gr. 5 & 8)
5/11 STAAR Science (Grades 5 & 8, 7 Pre-AP)
5/12 STAAR Social Studies (Grade 8)
5/16 - 5/19 MS ACP Art Performance (Gr. 7)
5/18 - 5/26 ES ACP Window (Gr K-5)
5/27 - 6/2 ACP Window (Gr. 6-12)
5/27 - 6/13 ACP Make-Up Window (Gr. K-5)
6/6 - 6/17 ACP Make-Up Window (Gr. 6-12)
6/21 STAAR Math Retest (Gr. 5 & 8)
6/22 STAAR Reading Retest (Gr. 5 & 8)
6/23 STAAR Make-Up Assessment Deadline
*District-wide testing information is subject to change.
Click the button to review district policy on Academic Achievement: grading guidelines, progress reports to parents, failure rates, and test preparation/remediation.
2014-2015 Distinctions Earned
Central Elementary School
Ebby Halliday Elementary School – 1 Distinction
Kleberg Elementary School – 2 Distinctions
Seagoville Elementary School
Seagoville North Elementary School
Seagoville Middle School
Lassiter Early College High School @ El Centro – 5 Distinctions
Seagoville High School – 5 Distinctions
Our Feeder Family
Seagoville Elementary School - Mrs. Gibson
Seagoville North Elementary School - Mrs. Martinez
Central Elementary School - Mrs. Moore
Kleberg Elementary School - Mrs. Zbylut
Ebby Halliday Elementary School - Dr. Finn, Interim Principal
Seagoville Middle School - Mr. Chaparro
Seagoville High School - Robert Ward, Interim Principal
Lassiter Early College High School @ El Centro - Mr. St. Ama