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 16,877 PowerWalks conducted during the past month and the October targets for Hero School designation were:

Big Schools – 350 PowerWalks Observations Medium Sized Schools – 250 PowerWalks Observations Small Schools – 150 PowerWalks Observations Very Small Schools – 75 PowerWalks Observations

Next month, due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, we will adjust the targets:

Your November Hero School Targets Big Schools – 300 PowerWalks Observations Medium Sized Schools – 200 PowerWalks Observations Small Schools – 115 PowerWalks Observations Very Small Schools – 60 PowerWalks Observations.

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

Elementary Schools Junior High and Middle Schools Alternative Schools Combined Campuses High Schools
Bell’s Hill ES (WISD: small school) – 683 Cesar Chavez MS (WISD: mid-sized school) – 1,183 San Marcos (JWJPCS: very small school) – 160 Louise Schools (LISD: small school) – 194 Hutto HS (HISD: big school) – 770
McFee ES (CFISD: mid-sized school) – 668 Tennyson MS (WISD: mid-sized school) – 686 University HS (WISD: big school) – 484
Marlin ES (MISD: small school) – 353 Big Spring JH (BSISD: mid-sized school) – 541 Waco HS (WISD: big school) – 416
Cottonwood Creek ES (HISD: small school) – 345 Carver Academy (WISD: mid-sized school) – 497 Mayde Creek HS (KISD: big school) – 392
West Ave ES (WISD: small school) – 333 Spring Branch MS (CISD: mid-sized school) – 350 Fairdale HS (JCPS: big school) – 355
Frazier ES (CFISD: mid-sized school) – 322 Church MS (CISD: mid-sized school) – 269 Kennedale HS (KISD: mid-sized school) – 310
Rennell ES (CFISD: mid-sized school) – 314 Dublin IS (DISD: small school) – 180 Dublin HS (DISD: small school) – 157
JH Hines ES (WISD: small school) – 300 Marlin MS (MISD: small school) – 152
Dean Highland ES (WISD: small school) – 291
Ray ES (HISD: small school) – 248
Hutto ES (HISD: small school) – 241
Dublin ES (DISD: small school) – 228
Moss ES (BSISD: small school) – 222
Goliad ES (BSISD: small school) – 219
Marcy ES (BSISD: small school) – 217
Washington ES (BSISD: small school) – 187
Startzville ES (CISD: small school) – 165
Hoffman Lane ES (CISD: small school) – 153
Kendrick ES (WISD: small school) – 151

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