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.  Since this is the beginning of the school year, any campus that conducted even a single PowerWalks observation is to be considered a Hero Campus.  Next month, as you can see below, the bar will be raised a little bit higher

Your September Targets Big Schools – 325 PowerWalks Observations Medium Sized Schools – 225 PowerWalks Observations Small Schools – 125 PowerWalks Observations Very Small Schools – 65 PowerWalks Observations.

Now without further ado, here are your twenty-six PowerWalks Hero Schools for the month of August 2013.  Congratulations!!!

Elementary Schools Junior High and Middle Schools Alternative Schools Combined Campuses High Schools
Bell’s Hill ES (WISD – small school) Blocker MS (TCISD mid-sized school) San Marcos (JWJPCS – very small school) Wink Schools (WLISD – small school) University HS (WISD – big school)
West Ave ES (WISD – small school) Tidehaven IS (TISD – very small school) Rockdale (JWJPCS – very small school) Louise Schools (LISD – small school) Fairdale HS (JCPS – big school)
Specht ES (CISD – small school) Smithson Valley MS (CISD mid-sized school) Hays County (JWJPCS – very small school) McMullen County Schools (MCISD – small school) Mayde Creek HS (KISD – big school)
Freiheit ES (CISD – small school) La Porte JH (LPISD mid-sized school) Granbury (JWJPCS – very small school) Springlake-Earth Elementary / Middle School (SISD – small school) Kennedale HS (KISD – mid-sized school)
Provident Heights ES (WISD – small school) Harris MS (NEISD – big school) Afton Oaks (JWJPCS – very small school) Cocke County HS (mid-sized school)
Boyd MS (BISD – very small school) Springlake-Earth HS (SISD – very small school)
Hull-Daisetta HS (HDISD – very small school)

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