Wilson Ranger Post

January 18, 2015

Report Card Extension

Grades were due on Tuesday at 8am. You may have an extension until Wednesday at 8am.

Compliance Training for Confidentiality and Child Find Training

You must review the presentations in Schoology (Compliance Training folder). Once you have reviewed the trainings, you will send in a Google form (in the folder). Upon completion the Child Find and Confidentiality Folder will have a green check below it (as below). Please come to the office this week and sign that you have completed this training.
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PLC: Common Assessments

As you plan your next round of common assessments, I wonder if the following agenda structure might help your team with assessments as well as plan for when your team discusses the data.


Bond Items for Wilson Elementary (as of 1-8-16)

  • Visitor Check-in Kiosk

  • LED Parking Lot Lights

  • Redo Restrooms (including staff)

  • Turf and Track Renovations

  • Basketball Goals/Motor

  • Ceramic Tile Replacement

  • Sidewalk Repairs

  • Interior Painting

  • Perimeter Fence Repair

  • Interior Paint

  • Sound System / PA Upgrade

  • Blind Replacement

  • Solar Tubing for upstairs interior classrooms

  • Upgrade Kitchen and Equipment

  • For more information - http://www.coppellisd.com/Page/13402 *Board “Workshops” will be held (and open to the public)
    @ 6:00pm in the Board Room on the following dates: • 1/21 • 2/1 • 2/8 • 2/15

MOY Screener Information from Heather Cato and Mary Kemper


MOY Assessments Elementary/Middle School

The MOY testing window is quickly approaching. According to the District Assessment Calendar, the Middle of Year Assessment window is from Jan 20 – Feb 10. Several have asked about the timing of this window. Originally this window was set in order to accommodate the window set by the state for the math universal screener that we had intended on using.

Should educators want to conduct a DRA2 assessment or Istation before this window, there is no problem in doing so.

Please remind educators:

  • 1. All learners should participate in the MOY assessments. (This is a change. In the past it was only at risk learners.)
  • 2. A testing environment should be established when administering both the DRA2 and the Istation assessment. Educators should actively monitor their learners.
  • 3. While a learner’s DRA2 score may be taken into consideration when reporting to parents on the Standards Based Report Card, no score, should be derived from a single data point.

Istation Correlation to STAAR

In the next two weeks Istation will release an updated Predictability Study of ISIP Reading and STAAR Reading: Prediction Bands. Once it is approved we will be pushing the updated version onto our studies page (http://www.istation.com/Studies)


Grades 3 – 5 Mathematics Universal Screeners (MOY): Please see the Intervention Services Public Folder for information about the new CISD-Created Universal Screeners for grades 3 – 5 mathematics. The assessments are finalized and ready to implement in classrooms later this month. Educators should make copies of the assessments for use with their students. Spanish versions are available.

Link (grades 3&4): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ovld596ZLu0m80lhoiy6ZfRXuZ4jjWdLelDT07J1SFA/edit?usp=sharing

Link (grade 5): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SxytVC29ywIsdEK0zMtHBkwfeUh9agvH-w-ILnDGUYM/edit?usp=sharing

From Mrs. Marshall...the Reluctant Duck Commander

Wilson Educators,

We have been invited to participate in a trial of Britannica’s ImageQuest from now until April 15, 2016. The Texas State Library is considering adding this to our TexQuest databases, and it is AWESOME, so please take a look.

What is ImageQuest? ImageQuest provides nearly 3 million rights-cleared images from over 45 of the best collections in the world. Ideal for homework, school projects, and lessons. Image Quest is integrated with Britannica School. When doing a search, you will notice in the right corner: Try your search in Image Quest.

Go to: http://quest.eb.com

Username: Wilson

Password: Rangers

Also, check out the Educator’s Resources at http://info.eb.com.

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Math Vocabulary from Mary Kemper

In response to the CISD State and Federal System Safeguards, the following action steps were developed through the TAIS Process:

  • Identify and inform 3-12 educators of academic vocabulary aligned to math and science STAAR and TEKS.
  • Train Special Education and General Education educators on the integration of academic vocabulary strategies in math and science lesson design.

A professional learning opportunity is available for all mathematics educators within the Schoology platform to meet these requirements. Educators should enroll in the Academic Vocabulary in Mathematics Lesson Design course in Eduphoria/Workshop. At that time, they will be given the Access Code to enroll in the course in Schoology. The deadline to complete all 6 steps in the Schoology course is May 9, to align with the conclusion of the spring STAAR testing.

If campus TAIS Process resulted in similar action steps, principals may speak with Mary Kemper to coordinate implementation plans.

Language and Literacy from Heather Cato

The TEKS for ELAR are currently under revision. Below you will find information about the first drafts. Because the committee is still working on this process, I would encourage you to review and provide feedback to the committee.

First Drafts of Recommendations for Revisions to the English and Spanish Language Arts and Reading TEKS (November 2015)

The English and Spanish language arts and reading Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) review committees' first draft recommendations are now posted on the TEA website for informal public feedback. The drafts were developed by the English and Spanish language arts and reading TEKS review committees appointed by members of the SBOE.

The first draft recommendations for the English language arts and reading TEKS and instructions for submitting feedback to the committees may be accessed athttp://tea.texas.gov/Curriculum_and_Instructional_Programs/Curriculum_Standards/TEKS_Texas_Essential_Knowledge_and_Skills_%28TEKS%29_Review/English_Language_Arts_and_Reading_TEKS/.

The first draft recommendations for the Spanish language arts and reading and English as a Second Language TEKS and instructions for submitting feedback to the committees may be accessed athttp://tea.texas.gov/Curriculum_and_Instructional_Programs/Curriculum_Standards/TEKS_Texas_Essential_Knowledge_and_Skills_%28TEKS%29_Review/Spanish_Language_Arts_and_Reading_and_English_as_a_Second_Language_TEKS/.

Informal feedback will be accepted in response to the draft recommendations through January 25, 2016. Comments on the proposed revisions will help to inform the review committee's final recommendations. You may submit your comments to TEA at TEKS@tea.texas.gov. Please indicate “English language arts and reading feedback” in the subject line.

GT training from Deana Harrell

Registration is open for the following GT Face to Face Training Sessions. A link for each is included for each session.

GT 30 Hour Training – Face to Face Sessions

January 25, 2016 at 4:00 to 6:00 PM


GT 30 Hour Training – Face to Face Sessions

January 26, 2016 at 4:00 to 6:00 PM

GT 30 Hour Training – Face to Face Sessions

January 27, 2016 at 4:00 to 6:00 PM


GT 30 Hour Training – Face to Face Sessions

February 8, 2016 at 4:00 to 6:00 PM


GT 30 Hour Training – Face to Face Sessions

February 10, 2016 at 4:00 to 6:00 PM


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The 3 Day Weekend will Refresh you for all this fun!!!

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