Lincoln/ Madison Feeder

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Our Teachers are Superheroes!

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Teacher Appreciation Week 2016

Week of April 25, 2016

Our Vision

The Lincoln/Madison Feeder Pattern prepares scholars to lead, think, communicate and compete as responsible citizens who are college and career bound.

Super Teachers

Please take time to thank each and every teacher this week for the impact that they are making in the lives of our students. They are the unsung heroes who go above and beyond their job descriptions each day. We see them counseling, comforting, encouraging and inspiring our students while certainly providing them with the knowledge and skills necessary to master the concepts presented. On behalf of School Leadership, we say Thank You to the Super Teachers of the Lincoln/Madison Feeder Pattern!

Together, we are game changers for our students, schools and communities. I believe that we have everything that we need to win; in fact we are already victorious. I believe that each of our schools will meet standard with an increase in distinctions. I urge you to believe with me.

STAAR/EOCs Start This Week

Please send positive thoughts to our high schools who will begin their final round of testing this week. Students will be administered STAAR Algebra 1, Biology and U.S. History beginning Tuesday, May 3, 2016. We know they will do well.

Momentous Institute Training- May 16-17

As leaders, we have identified a need to support teachers in addressing the social/emotional needs of our students. We saw specific strategies in action during our tour of the Momentous Institute, and now we are bringing trainers from Momentous to our feeder to train our teachers directly. The training will be held on May 16- 17 at Lincoln High School. Each school may select 12 teachers/administrator to attend. We will also invite other stakeholders to train alongside our teachers. Please register your team using the link below:

PS. The Lincoln Tiger Den Restaurant will be open for business during the 2 days of training. More information to come.

Summer Achiever's Academy

Because of the hard work of the staff at our elementary schools, over 245 parents had applied for 300 slots available for the Summer Achiever's Academy that will be held at Dunbar this summer. This was the number reported at 8:00 a.m. on Friday morning and applications were accepted through 5:00 p.m. on Friday. Applications were accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Please note that a PK classroom was added, so please encourage your current PK students to sign up.

Summer Achievers will provide a full day, tuition free summer enrichment camp for our students. In the mornings, our students will be engaged in rigorous academics, and in the afternoon they will participate in enrichment camps provided by Big Thought.

If you have questions, Sonja Barnes, our summer school principal, may be reached at

Summer Achiever’s Academy

  • Dates: Monday-Thursday June 27th-July 28th

  • Times 8:00-4:00

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Supper Provided

  • Transportation is also provided for the students.

Madison Collegiate Academy has over 170 to Apply

As of Friday, more than 170 students from across the district had applied for 100 spots in the Madison Collegiate Academy. Applications were received from at least 5 charter school and districts such as Mesquite and Cedar Hill.

Madison High School is partnering with El Centro College to open a Collegiate Academy in August 2016. Applications are still being accepted through May 6. In order to apply, parents may register online at the link below:

The Collegiate Academy at Madison is a wonderful opportunity for students seeking to change the trajectory of their lives. Participating students will have the opportunity to earn up to 60 hours of college credit which can lead to an Associates of Applied Science while at the same time earning their high school diploma. All of this is being offered for FREE and transportation to the school will be provided.

Lincoln Students Tackle Golf!?

Deloitte LLP, The North Texas PGA and United Way announced on April 26, the two Lincoln High School seniors who will receive $20,000 scholarships to further their education. Debra Jackson and Kewona-Labria Jones will be honored on May 2, 2016 at a scholarship luncheon featuring Mayor Mike Rawlings. The Fairway to Success program has provided 32 scholarships and was established in 2007. Scholarship recipients receive the funding as well as a Deloitte mentor throughout their college careers.

Additionally, the Lady Lincoln Tigers have been named the 2016 District Golf Champions. Way to go Tigers!

Madison's Track Teams Head to Regionals

The Madison High School Girls 400 and 800 meter relay team qualified for Regionals. Members of the team include Jamila Ghazee, Anaja Cardell, Katlyn Bell and Malaysia Roberson.

Several Madison boys will also attend the regional track meet. Congratulations to the following boys: Danny Gray -100 meters, DeAdre Luke -3,200 meter, for the 400 meter relay- Dezmone Newsome, Tymarius Whetstone, David Butler and Danny Gray and for the 800 meter relay -David Butler, Dezmone Newsome, Danny Gray and Cadirious Young.

Nice job Trojans!

Literacy Cadre Dates

The final dates for the K-2 Cadre are as follows:

May 18

May 26

All sessions are held at Rhoads E.S. from 3:45-5:15. Thank you so much for your commitment to lifelong learning!

New Teacher Survey

On or before April 6, 2016, each principal should have received a survey link from TEA. This mandatory survey will assist the State with measuring the effectiveness of Texas-based teacher prep programs. Principals will complete a 10-15 minute survey on each first year teacher ( not new to Dallas). In order to qualify, the new teacher must have completed at least 5 months in the position. If you are an interim principal or for some reason you did not received the survey, please send an email to The deadline for completing the survey is June 15. Let's ensure 100% completion.

Leadership Focus and Updates

Please continue to work diligently to complete your spot observations. TEI deadlines are as follows:

5/19 Score SLOs/last day to enter extended/summatives

5/23 Rebuttal window opens

6/2 Last day for spots

We have less than 3 weeks with testing in between to get our evaluations done.

This week, I will be focusing on the instruction through spot observations. I will also stop by to check out the testing environments at the high schools.

High school principals, please make sure that your counselors have made direct contact with the parents of those seniors who are in danger of not graduating. Sending information home by the students is not sufficient in and of itself.

On the Horizon

May 2-6- Teacher Appreciation Week

May 2-29 Districtwide Climate Surveys

May 2-27- ISIP monthly testing

May 2- School marketing survey due

May 3-5- STAAR/EOC testing (high schools)

May 4- Deadline to register students for Momentous

May 5- Cinco de Mayo

May 6-Last day to submit orders for end of year awards

May 7- Job fair

May 6- High school second round of STAAR

May 9- 11 Second round STAAR (elementary)

May 13- Deadline for Reading Intervention selection form

May 13- Last day to approve purchase requisitions/service center orders

May 16-17- Momentous Institute Training @ Lincoln

May 16-19 Senior Exams

May 18- K-2 Literacy Cadre at Rhoads 3:45-5:15

May 18-26 Elementary ACPs

May 19- Score SLOs/ Enter Summatives and Extendeds into Schoolnet

May 23- June 6 Teacher TEI Rebuttal window

May 25-K-2 Literacy Cadre at Rhoads 3:45-5:15

June 2- Last Day for spots

June 10- Last day to submit requisitions/campus activity funds closed

Our Feeder Leaders