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 December, the Hero Schools met or exceeded the targets below:

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 January, due to holidays and starting a new semester, we will adjust the targets:

The January Hero School Targets Big Schools – 250 PowerWalks Observations Medium Sized Schools – 175 PowerWalks Observations Small Schools – 95 PowerWalks Observations Very Small Schools – 50 PowerWalks Observations.

For the record, the schools in the LYS nation conducted a total of 5,889 PowerWalks observations this past month.  But enough stalling, here are your twenty-five PowerWalks Hero Schools for the month of December 2014.  Congratulations!!!

Elementary Schools Junior High & Middle Schools Alternative Schools Combined Campuses High Schools
Rennell ES (CFISD – midsized school): 505 Winona ES / MS (WISD – small school): 522 San Marcos School (JWPCS – very small school): 150 Winona HS (WISD – small school): 331
Winona ES / IS (WISD – small school): 357 Magnolia JH (MISD – midsized school): 131 Mayde Creek HS (KISD – large school): 265
Veterans’ Hill ES (HISD – small school): 237 Big Spring IS (BSISD – small school): 125 Fairdale HS (JCPS – large school): 249
West Avenue ES (NEISD – small school): 187 Morton Ranch HS (KISD – large school): 230
Raymond E. Curtis ES (WISD – small school): 154 Weatherford HS (WISD – large school): 218
Dublin ES (DISD – very small school): 152 Iroquois HS (JCPS – large school): 186
Mary Martin ES (WISD – small school): 146 Weatherford 9th Grade Center (WISD – small school): 78
Stephen F. Austin ES (WISD – small school): 116
Refugio ES (RISD – small school): 80
Hutto ES (HISD – small school): 76
Cottonwood Creek ES (HISD – small school): 73
Marlin ES (MISD – very small school): 72
Ray ES (HISD – small school): 71
Johnson ES (HISD – small school): 69

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