The Bethune Bulletin

"To Engage, Inspire and Educate..."

Week of May 09-13, 2016

District Core Beliefs

· 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.

Bethune Key Actions


  • We will use our District's core beliefs and philosophy to develop a culture of feedback and support to increase the quality of instruction.

  • We will improve the quality of Instruction across all content areas and for each sub-group by engaging students in rigorous work and higher order thinking skills.

  • We will use data-driven and differentiated instruction to progress monitor and increase student achievement.

  • We will engage and develop strong relationships with parents, community and volunteers to increase our college and career readiness levels.

School Goals for 2015-2016

  • 75% or higher Passing

  • 20% or higher Advanced Performance

Message from Ms. Hernandez

Thank you for never giving up on our students no matter how tired or discouraged! I am confident all the hard work will pay off in the end. Our Bethune students will make us ALL very proud.

Week at a Glance

STAAR Testing

Monday, May 09

STAAR Math
Committees After-School
  • BOC


        Tuesday, May 10

        STAAR Reading


        Wednesday, May 11

        STAAR Science
        College T-Shirts w/ Jeans

        Thursday, May 12

        Faculty Meeting @ 3:15 pm (ACP Training)

        Friday, May 13

        Field Day PK-2

        Resources for You!

        Great Teachers Don't Teach


        http://www.edutopia.org/blog/great-teachers-do-not-teach-ben-johnson

        Great read for ALL teachers!

        Reminders

        • Attendance on Gradespeed before 9:00 a.m.


        • Lesson Plans due Friday by 8:00 a.m. to CICs


        • Grades updated on Gradespeed weekly


        Please be prompt with picking up and dropping off students before and after lunches/specials.

        Upcoming Events

        • May 18-26-ACPs
        • May 27-AR Store

        A Very Happy Birthday!

        May 10- Ms. Perez

        Bethune Leadership Team

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