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. In November, the Hero Schools met or exceeded the targets below:

Big Schools – 250 PowerWalks Observations Medium Sized Schools – 175 PowerWalks Observations Small Schools – 95 PowerWalks Observations Very Small Schools – 50 PowerWalks Observations.

For December, due to the Christmas holiday, we will adjust the targets:

The December Hero School Targets Big Schools – 175 PowerWalks Observations Medium Sized Schools – 125 PowerWalks Observations Small Schools – 65 PowerWalks Observations Very Small Schools – 40 PowerWalks Observations.

For the record, the schools in the LYS nation conducted a total of 9,197 PowerWalks observations this past month.  But enough stalling, here are your thirty-two PowerWalks Hero Schools for the month of November 2014.  Congratulations!!!

Elementary Schools Junior High & Middle Schools Alternative Schools Combined Campuses High Schools
Mary Martin ES (WISD – small school): 470 Winona ES / MS (WISD – small school): 368 San Marcos School (JWPCS – very small school): 142 Mayde Creek HS (KISD – large school): 906
Winona ES / IS (WISD – small school): 424 Big Spring IS (BSISD – small school): 215 Afton Oaks School (JWPCS – very small school): 57 Morton Ranch HS (KISD – large school): 379
David Crockett ES (WISD – small school): 336 Big Spring JH (BSISD – midsized school): 212 Fairdale HS (JCPS – large school): 322
Rennell ES (CFISD – midsized school): 313 Magnolia JH (MISD – midsized school): 195 Winona ES / HS (WISD – small school): 236
Raymond E. Curtis ES (WISD – small school): 253 Refugio JH (RISD – small school): 135 Weatherford 9th Grade Center (WISD – small school): 113
Veterans’ Hill ES (HISD – small school): 252 Dublin IS (DISD – very small school): 85
Washington ES (BSISD – small school): 214
Ray ES (HISD – small school): 212
Refugio ES (RISD – small school): 181
Dublin ES (DISD – very small school): 176
Cottonwood Creek ES (HISD – small school): 151
Juan N. Seguin ES (WISD – small school): 146
Marcy ES (BSISD – small school): 139
Stephen F. Austin ES (WISD – small school): 139
Hutto ES (HISD – small school): 135
Johnson ES (HISD – small school): 128
Marlin ES (MISD – very small school): 124
Goliad ES (BSISD – small school): 119
West Avenue ES (NEISD – small school): 112

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