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 9,274 PowerWalks conducted during the past month and the November targets for Hero School designation were:

Big Schools – 300 PowerWalks Observations Medium Sized Schools – 200 PowerWalks Observations Small Schools – 115 PowerWalks Observations Very Small Schools – 60 PowerWalks Observations.

Next month, due to the Christmas Holidays, we will adjust the targets:

Your December Hero School Targets Big Schools – 175 PowerWalks Observations Medium Sized Schools – 125 PowerWalks Observations Small Schools – 75 PowerWalks Observations Very Small Schools – 40 PowerWalks Observations.

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

Elementary Schools Junior High and Middle Schools Alternative Schools Combined Campuses High Schools
McFee ES (CFISD: mid-sized school) – 652 Tennyson MS (WISD: mid-sized school) – 513 Louise Schools (LISD: small school) – 145 Fairdale HS (JCPS: big school) – 335
Bell’s Hill ES (WISD: small school) – 501 Cesar Chavez MS (WISD: mid-sized school) – 421 Wink Schools (WLISD: small school) – 125 Kennedale HS (KISD: mid-sized school) – 230
Crestview ES (WISD: small school) – 281 Big Spring JH (BSISD: mid-sized school) – 277
Frazier ES (CFISD: mid-sized school) – 277 Hutto MS (HISD; mid-sized school) – 253
Dean Highland ES (WISD: small school) – 248 Carver Academy (WISD: mid-sized school) – 230
West Ave ES (WISD: small school) – 193
Moss ES (BSISD: small school) – 185
Ray ES (HISD: small school) – 172
Dublin ES (DISD: small school) – 157
Cottonwood Creek ES (HISD: small school) – 156
Marlin ES (MISD: small school) – 152
Washington ES (BSISD: small school) – 149
Hutto ES (HISD: small school) – 146
Goliad ES (BSISD: small school) – 136
Marcy ES (BSISD: small school) – 128
JH Hines ES (WISD: small school) – 121

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