W. H. ADAMSON FEEDER PATTERN

"All Together Adamson--Excellence In Action"

The Week of January 11, 2016

THE MISSION OF OUR WORK

The Adamson Feeder Pattern will work collaboratively with all parents and stakeholders to ensure ALL students are college and career ready by providing rigorous, highly engaging, quality instruction.

ADAMSON FEEDER PATTERN LEVERAGE POINTS

BOARD APPRECIATION MONTH

January is Board Appreciation Month! The Adamson Feeder Pattern thanks Trustee Eric Cowan and Trustee Joyce Foreman for all of their hard work and dedication to the students of Dallas ISD!

FEEDER KUDOS!

BOTELLO ELEMENTARY will be confirmed as an AVID Elementary Demo School on February 2nd. KUDOS to Dr. Sotelo, Ms. Puente and the Botello family for this accomplishment!


Botello ES has also been selected to be a part of the "Cool School" program with Texas Trees Foundation. The campus is one of 151 elementary schools who will be provided with an outdoor learning environment though nature and trees! KUDOS!


KUDOS to Mr. Perez at Adamson HS for taking the lead in Dr. Ortega's absence. Your commitment to excellence is to be commended!

ACTION ITEMS FROM THE WAIP

Ensure that you are reading the WAIP for important district deadlines and information. OFFICE MANAGERS are expected to assist principals with organizing this information and ensuring that deadlines are met. Thank you! :)




WEEKLY WAIP REMINDER ONE PAGER:

https://drive.google.com/a/dallasisd.org/file/d/0B_sIAPN3cs8vVjNaTGl3Sy15TnM/view?usp=sharing


LINK TO WAIP WEBSITE:

https://sites.google.com/a/dallasisd.org/weekly-administrative-information-packet/

Adamson Feeder Pattern Climate Survey Overall Percentages

Our feeder climate survey results show that collectively we have improved positive percentages in the areas of feedback & support and positive culture & environment. Thank you for the hard work that it takes on a daily basis in order to improve. Dig deep into the root causes of your individual survey results so that you can ensure that your campus climate continues to improve.
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THE PRINCIPAL 50

Critical Leadership Questions for Inspiring Schoolwide Excellence

Chapter 5: Instructional Leadership

QUESTION: Do I spend most of my time every day observing classroom instruction?


Observing classroom instruction is one of the single leverage points principals can have as it relates to improving instructional practice. Presence in the classroom serves as evidence that student achievement and improvement of instruction are priorities. Author Kafele acknowledges that MAKING the time to commit to spending no less than a third of each day either in classrooms or giving feedback can be challenging. At the end of the day, ONE CAN NOT LEAD FROM THE MAIN OFFICE. Reading emails and taking care of administrative duties have their place, but not during instructional time.


Ms. Hill's Ask: Make it a priority for you and your leadership teams to spend at least 2 hours each day in the role of instructional leader.


Here's to a great week of teaching and learning!


*Exerpts taken from the book The Principal 50 by Baruti Kafele

THIS WEEK AT-A-GLANCE

Monday, January 11, 2016

    • Tiered Teacher List Due Today
    • Mid-Year Review @ Bowie ES 8:30-10:30 AM
    • Mid-Year Review @ Botello ES 11:00-1:00 PM
    • Texas Trees Foundation Program @ Botello 3:30 PM
    • High School Parent Conferences 4:30-8:00 PM
    • AP Focus Group @ Haskell 4:00-6:00


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    uesday, January 12, 2016
    • School Leadership ED Meeting with Superintendent 8:15@ Haskell (Ms. Hill)
    • Mid-Year Review @ Reagan ES 11:00-1:00 PM
    • Mid-Year Review @ Garcia MS 1:30-3:30
    • Middle School Parent Conferences 4:00-8:00 PM
    • Federal Funds Comprehensive Needs Assessment Curriculum and Instruction Committee @ Haskell 3:30 (Ms. Hill)


    Wednesday, January 13, 2016
    • Mid-Year Review @ Peeler 8:30-10:30
    • Mid-Year Review @ Hogg 11:00-1:00
    • Schoolnet Steering Committee Meeting @ Haskell 1:30-3:00 (Ms. Hill)
    • TEI EXPERT Meeting @ WHHS 4:45-5:45 **DATE CHANGE**


    Thursday, January 14, 2016

    • Meeting with AFs @ Haskell 3:30-4:00
    • Master Schedule Meeting @ Haskell 4:00-5:00 (Ms. Hill)
    • Elementary Parent Conferences 4:00-8:00 PM


    Friday,January 15, 2016 $$
    • ACP Support Action Plans due today
    • School Leadership Meeting 8:30-10:30 AM @ Haskell (Ms. Hill)

    Important Upcoming Dates

    Tuesday, January 19--Middle School Writing PD Session 3 @ Buckner 2-5 PM

    Wednesday, January 20--Monthly Principal Meeting @ Dallas County Schools Building 1-5

    Thursday, January 28--Adamson Feeder Pattern Meeting @ Adamson HS 8:30-12:00

    LITERACY CADRE CORNER

    Professional Development for 3-5 grade reading cadre members was on January 4 from 2-5 at the NOLAN ESTES Training Room A. Please ensure that your campuses follow the coaching cycle model as the information is disseminated to teachers and that follow up is done to ensure effective implementation. T


    The next round of PD for K-2 reading teachers will be January 19, 20, 21 Please remind teachers who have been in attendance to arrive on time and ready for learning. Thank you to our host sites for accommodating this training.

    TEI TIDBITS

    Be sure to read the "TEI NEWS" emails that come from DISDNEWS each week.


    January 14

    Wave 2 DTR application deadline. No late applications will be accepted. Please remind and encourage your DTR eligible teachers to apply. We are shooting for 100% completion.

    A Note From Your Executive Director...

    Team,


    Three instructional days into the new semester and we are already creating action plans for improvement that will yield positive student results at the end of the year! I look forward to meeting with your teams this week as we engage in the mid-year review process. Remember that this is the time that you reflect on your first semester and create action steps for improvement during the second semester. Please have your PowerPoint presentations ready to go!


    Parent conferences are a great opportunity for you to be present and visible in your buildings to interact with your stakeholders. Plan on taking advantage of this time by passing out important campus literature, signing up volunteers and chaperons, and registering for parent portal. We need our parents' support and involvement in our schools!


    Here's to a great week of teaching, reflecting and learning!

    ALL TOGETHER ADAMSON!


    Ms. Hill

    OUR FAMILY OF FEEDER SCHOOLS

    • W.H. Adamson High School, Principal Jaine Ortega
    • Kathryn Joy Gilliam Collegiate Academy, Principal LaKeiah Cheatham
    • Hector P. Garica Middle School, Principal Gary Auld
    • Felix G. Botello Elementary, Principal Reyna Sotelo
    • James Bowie Elementary, Principal Noelle Wilson
    • James Hogg Elementary, Principal Jairo Casco
    • John F. Peeler, Principal Sofia Villarreal
    • John Reagan Elementary, Principal Ruby Ramirez
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    TESTING-AT-A-GLANCE

    JANUARY

    6-27--Isaton's ISIP Assessment MOY (K-2)


    MARCH

    2--SAT (Grade 11)

    7-April 6--TELPAS (K-12)

    29--STAAR EOC English I (9-12)

    29--STAAR Writing Day 1 (Grades 4 & 7) (This date will be clarified)

    29--STAAR Math (Grades 5 & 8)

    30--STAAR Writing Day 2 (Grades 4 & 7) (This date will be clarified)

    30--STAAR Reading (Grades 5 & 8)

    31-STAAR EOC English II


    APRIL

    4-15--STAAR ALT 2 Assessment Window (3-8 & EOC)

    4-8--ES & HS Art Performance ACP (Grades 5, 9-12)

    12-15--Student Survey Window (Grades 3-12)

    12-22--ITBS/LOGRAMOS Window (K-2)

    18-19--ES Gym ACP (Grade 4)

    18-29--Secondary Band Performance ACP (Grades 6-12)

    20-21-ES Music Performance ACP (Grade 3)


    MAY

    9-24--Middle School Gym Performance ACP (Grades 6-8)

    16-19--Middle School Art Performance ACP (Grade 7)

    2-6--STAAR EOC Algebra I, Biology, US History (9-12)

    9--STAAR Math (Grades 3,4,6,7)

    9--STAAR Math Re-test (Grades 5 & 8)

    10--STAAR Reading (Grades 3,4,6,7)

    10--STAAR Reading Re-test (Grades 5 & 8)

    11--STAAR Science (Grades 5 & 8)

    12--STAAR Social Studies (Grade 8)

    2-27--Istation's ISIP Assessment EOY (K-2)

    18-26--ACP (Grades 3-5)

    27-June 2--ACP (Grades 6-12)


    **This chart will be updated as necessary