"Super" Spruce Scoop
Volume 1 Edition 27
Extra! Extra! Read All About It!
Macon Elementary School
Balch Springs Middle School Band
BOTH bands earn UIL’s coveted Sweepstakes Award (Superior ratings in Concert and Sight Reading). The program was one of just a handful across the Region to have such a high level of success with two contest bands!
This is a tremendous honor and represents the fantastic teaching of the staff, the hard work of the students, and the support of the campus administration. Our students were superb ambassadors for the tremendous work going on at Balch Springs Middle School.
Dallas ISD P.D. Opportunities
One of Our Own! - Spruce High School
Selena Marroquin who is currently #3 in our senior class was offered the Terry Scholarship at UTD. She has been working for several months on this and was selected from thousands of applicants to be one of the class of 30 entering UTD this fall. This scholarship will cover her tuition, room, board, books, and EVERYTHING else associated with college. It comes with built in networking and social aspects to keep her connected and on track even after she leaves college.
We are really proud of Selena and expect more of our scholars to follow suit! Also, thank you to Megan Malone, Selena's teacher for helping her with the application process as well as Principal Aguilar and the A-Team for their leadership in getting our kids college-ready.
Race to the Finish
Data Meeting - ISIP
This past Friday, our elementary school leaders engaged in a data meeting. The team used ISIP data to frame the conversation to discuss "problems of practice" and next steps. The thoughtful collaboration led to some very meaningful considerations for the group to consider. Please see below:
Create schedules for monthly ISIP assessments.
Purchase more technology (COWS).
Continue to have small groups. ISTATION as a station in class.
Have teacher log in as student and preview ISIP before monthly assessments.
Have teacher give student assignments in ISTATION based on lessons/SEs.
Closely monitor tier 3 students for growth. TIGHT MONITORING
Using ISIP as another data point/look for relationships with common assessment – Triangulate data
Have teachers develop data binders and use them during monthly data meetings
Utilize ALL in Learning – Longitudinal data for SEs