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 13,299 PowerWalks conducted during the past month and the September targets for Hero School designation were:

Big Schools – 325 PowerWalks Observations Medium Sized Schools – 225 PowerWalks Observations Small Schools – 125 PowerWalks Observations Very Small Schools – 65 PowerWalks Observations

Next month, as you can see below, the bar will be raised a little bit higher

Your October Hero Targets Big Schools – 350 PowerWalks Observations Medium Sized Schools – 250 PowerWalks Observations Small Schools – 150 PowerWalks Observations Very Small Schools – 75 PowerWalks Observations.

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

Elementary Schools Junior High and Middle Schools Alternative Schools Combined Campuses High Schools
McFee ES (CFISD: mid-sized school) – 566 Carver Academy (WISD: mid-sized school) – 676 San Marcos (JWJPCS: very small school) – 157 Louise Schools (LISD: small school) – 154 Hutto HS (HISD: big school) – 774
Bell’s Hill ES (WISD: small school) – 336 Cesar Chavez MS (WISD: mid-sized school) – 593 Wink Schools (WLISD: small school) – 125 Mayde Creek HS (KISD: big school) – 672
Ray ES (HISD: small school) – 319 Tennyson MS (WISD: mid-sized school) – 459 McMullen County Schools (MCISD: small school) – 130 University HS (WISD: big school) – 608
Rennell ES (CFISD: mid-sized school) – 259 Hutto MS (HISD: mid-sized school) – 274 Fairdale HS (JCPS: big school) – 583
West Ave ES (WISD: small school) – 225 Farley MS (HISD: mid-sized school) – 264 Kennedale HS (KISD: mid-sized school) – 310
Marlin ES (MISD: small school) – 216
Dublin ES (DISD: small school) – 205
JH Hines ES (WISD: small school) – 166
Dean Highland ES (WISD: small school) – 148

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