Falcon Focus

January 19, 2016

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More Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes

"I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear."

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."

"Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it."

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."

"If you can’t fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward."

"Everybody can be great because everybody can serve."

"If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well."


Thanks to the PBIS team for all their hard work in preparing and presenting!

Thanks to Ann Lallande for coordinating the Spelling Bee. You do a great job!!

PBIS Update

Next chapter for our book study is chapter 7 "Focusing on Solutions". Great ideas on helping students work out problems and find resolution. Great stuff!!
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To Do's and Calendar Updates

  • January 19th: Have grades loaded by 4:00 for report cards. Thanks!

  • January 22nd: Western Day

  • Week of January 25th - Next writing benchmark (composition and grammar) Let us know your prompt and provide a copy of your grammar assessment when you get a chance.

  • January Individual Data Talks - Coming soon!

  • Month of February: K-4 ROCK Student Training - please schedule to have this complete. Farah will be collecting the documentation.

Keller ISD Literacy Institute

The 12 day Literacy Institute is designed to enhance authentic teaching in reading and writing using research-based interactive activities. Participants will experience the Institute from a learner’s perspective as trainers share writing strategies to help teachers differentiate to meet the needs of their students.

May 18-19, 25-26 and June 6-9, 13-16

Sessions are limited to 30 participants, so sign up early to reserve your spot. Completion of 12 days = 72 CPE hours, GT and Sheltered Instruction 6 hr. up-dates/exchange time.

Contact for additional information: Joanna.ratliff@kellerisd.net

Let us know ASAP, if you are interested. Thanks!

Professional Development and Learning - Faculty Meetings, PLC's, and Kelly Leach Visits

  • January 19th: PLC meetings during co-curr in the Think Tank. Math CFA analysis, protocol, and data tracking.

  • January 21st: Kelly Leach on campus to provide updates and training for Running Records. Meet in the Think Tank.

  • January 26th: Faculty Meeting 3:30

  • January 28th: Kelly Leach on campus for support and training
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