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 6,615 PowerWalks (we’re entering the final leg of the race, don’t slow down) conducted during the past month and the March 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 April, since we are heading into testing season, we’ll adjust our Hero School target just slightly. The goals this month are as follows:

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

Now without further adieu, here are your twenty-eight PowerWalks Hero Schools for the month of March 2013.  Congratulations!!!

Elementary Schools Junior High and Middle Schools Alternative Schools Combined Campuses High Schools
McFee ES – 481 (CFISD) Hutto MS – 250 (HISD) San Marcos – 66 (JWJPCS) Hutto HS – 325 (HISD)
JH Hines ES – 284 (WISD) Tennyson MS – 230 (WISD) Waco HS – 265 (WISD)
Bell’s Hill ES – 261 (WISD) Tidehaven IS – 128 (TISD) Fairdale HS – 222 (1st Month) (JCS)
Kendrick ES – 231 (WISD) Big Spring MS – 98 (1st month) (BSISD) Cocke County HS – 133 (CCPS)
Frazier ES – 226 (CFISD) Tidehaven HS – 78 (TISD)
Cedar Ridge ES – 191 (WISD) Minot HS MCC – 51 (1st Month) (MPS)
Startzville ES – 172 (CISD)
Dean-Highland ES – 145 (WISD)
Provident Heights ES – 144 (WISD)
Ray ES – 142 (HISD)
Hutto ES – 134 (HISD)
South Waco ES – 134 (WISD)
Cottonwood Creek ES – 126 (HISD)
Alta Vista ES – 125 (WISD)
Johnson ES – 123 (HISD)
Markham ES – 61 (TISD)
Blessing ES – 60 (TISD)

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