Cougars' Illustrated

In it, to win it!

Week of April 4 - April 15, 2016


  • 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

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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.
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Upcoming Events


Wednesday, April 6, 2016
  • 2016 - 2017 Pre-K Registration
  • Painting Classrooms
  • PLC: Questioning
  • Testing Coordinator Meeting (Calloway)
  • 5th Grade Art Performance ACP
  • Boy Scout Meeting @ 4pm, Cafeteria
  • Soccer: Carr Cougars vs Winnetka @ 6pm, Benito Juarez

Thursday, April 7, 2016

  • Painting Classrooms
  • PLC: Hougton Mifflin Harcourt (BYOD)

Friday, April 8, 2016

  • 1st-2nd-3rd Grade: In-House Field Trip

Saturday, April 9, 2016

  • Serve West Dallas AR Library Labeling Party
  • Dual Language Fair
  • ACP Film Festival

Monday, April 11, 2016

  • No School

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

  • Student Survey
  • ITBS Testing (April 12 - 21)

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

  • 3rd - 5th grade 5th Six Weeks Common Assessment (math)
  • Literacy Cadre @ 2

Thursday, April 14, 2016

  • 3rd - 5th grade 5th Six Weeks Common Assessment (reading)
  • Soccer: Cougars vs L.K. Hall @ 6 pm, Benito Juarez

Friday, April 15, 2016

  • 3rd - 5th grade 5th Six Weeks Common Assessment (science, social studies)
  • End of 5th Six Weeks (Finalize Grades)
  • Status Meetings 3rd - 5th Grade

Saturday, April 16, 2016

  • Super STAAR Saturday (8:30 -12:30 teachers)
  • Volunteers to paint benches and plant garden

Stay tuned for news regarding 2016 Field Day and T-shirt design contest. Thank you, Coach Dixson.

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TEI UPDATE/Professional Development Opportunities