In furtherance of a LYS Nation tradition, we will take this time to tip our caps to the campuses that have embraced 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.  There were a total of 11,886 PowerWalks (Outstanding Job) conducted during the past month and the January targets for Hero School designation were:

Big Schools – 265 PowerWalks Observations Medium Sized Schools – 190 PowerWalks Observations Small Schools – 115 PowerWalks Observations Very Small Schools – 60 PowerWalks Observations

For February, due to the short month, weather and a federal holiday, we’ll maintain the January targets.

Now without further adieu, here are your thirty-five PowerWalks Hero Schools for the month of January 2013.  Congratulations!!!

Elementary Schools Junior High and Middle Schools Alternative Schools Combined Campuses High Schools
McFee ES – 451 (CFISD) Tennyson MS – 334 (WISD) San Marcos – 101 (JWJPCS) Louise Schools – 265 (LISD) Waco HS – 704 (WISD)
Bell’s Hill ES – 372 (WISD) Chavez MS – 300 (WISD) Afton Oaks – 88 (JWJPCS) University HS – 605 (WISD)
JH Hines ES – 364 (WISD) Hutto MS – 271 (HISD) Hutto HS – 518 (HISD)
Dean-Highland ES – 336 (WISD) Indian Spring MS – 263 (WISD) Smithson Valley HS – 518 (CISD)
Kendrick ES – 304 (WISD) Mountain Valley MS – 258 (CISD) Kennedale HS – 199 (KISD)
Frazier ES – 244 (CFISD)
Ray ES – 236 (HISD)
Bill Brown ES – 182 (CISD)
Cottonwood Creek ES – 174 (HISD)
Provident Heights ES – 166 (WISD)
West Ave ES – 162 (WISD)
Morningside ES – 159 (CISD)
Johnson ES – 155 (HISD)
South Waco ES – 141 (WISD)
Startzville ES – 134 (CISD)
Hutto ES – 138 (HISD)
Indian Springs ES – 122 (CISD)
Bluebonnet Trails ES – 118 (MISD)
Alta Vista ES – 139 (WISD)
Dublin IS – 74 (DISD)
Dublin ES – 73 (DISD)
Markham ES – 65 (TISD)

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