As is now a LYS Nation tradition, we will take time to tip our caps to the campuses that are taking the most important step in creating and maintaining an action oriented professional learning community.  These are the campuses that have conducted an extraordinary number of formative classroom observations in a given month.  Due to Easter Break and statewide testing, for the month of April the cutoff numbers were as follows:

Big Schools – 250 PowerWalks Observations Medium Sized Schools – 175 PowerWalks Observations Small Schools – 100 PowerWalks Observations Very Small Schools – 50 PowerWalks Observations.

So without further adieu, here are your twenty-four PowerWalks Hero Schools for the Month of April.  Congratulations!!!

(#) = Number of Months in a Row

Elementary Schools Junior High and Middle Schools Alternative Schools Combined Campuses High Schools
Cottonwood Creek ES (HISD) (7) Hutto MS (HISD) Afton Oaks (JWJPCS) Louise Schools (LISD) (7) Hutto HS (HISD) (2)
Alta Vista ES (WISD) (3) Brazos MS (WISD) Garza County (JWJPCS)
Bell’s Hill ES (WISD) (7) Lake Air IS (WISD) Granbury (JWJPCS)
Brooke Ave ES (WISD) (3) Tennyson MS (WISD) Hays County (JWJPCS)
Crestview ES (WISD) (3) San Marcos (JWJPCS)
Dean-Highland ES (WISD) (3) Waco Alternative (WISD)
JH Hines ES (WISD) (7)
Meadowbrook ES (WISD)
North Waco ES (WISD) (7)
Provident Heights ES (WISD)
South Waco ES (WISD) (3)
Sul Ross ES (WISD)

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