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

The February 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 March, due to potential weather days and Spring Break we will adjust the targets:

The March Hero School Targets Big Schools – 225 PowerWalks Observations Medium Sized Schools – 150 PowerWalks Observations Small Schools – 80 PowerWalks Observations Very Small Schools – 40 PowerWalks Observations.

For the record, the schools in the LYS nation conducted a total of 6,928 PowerWalks observations this past month.  But enough stalling, here are your twenty-eight PowerWalks Hero Schools for the month of February 2015.  Congratulations!!!

Elementary Schools Junior High & Middle Schools Alternative Schools Combined Campuses High Schools
Marlin ES (MISD – very small school): 405 Magnolia JH (MISD – midsized school): 234 San Marcos School (JWPCS – very small school): 80 Fairdale HS (JCPS – large school): 383
Veterans’ Hill ES (HISD – small school): 363 Big Spring IS (BSISD – small school): 166 Afton Oaks School (JWPCS – very small school): 65 Morton Ranch HS (KISD – large school): 341
Rennell ES (CFISD – midsized school): 326 Dublin IS (DISD – very small school): 140 Weatherford 9th Grade Center (WISD – small school): 117
Ray ES (HISD – small school): 210 Winona MS (WISD – small school): 110 Winona HS (WISD – small school): 104
Dublin ES (DISD – very small school): 184 Dublin HS (DISD – very small school): 89
Raymond E. Curtis ES (WISD – small school): 158
Refugio ES (RISD – small school): 146
Washington ES (BSISD – small school): 142
Winona ES / IS (WISD – small school): 137
West Avenue ES (NEISD – small school): 131
Johnson ES (HISD – small school): 124
Hutto ES (HISD – small school): 110
Goliad ES (BSISD – small school): 109
Moss ES (BSISD – small school): 108
Cottonwood Creek ES (HISD – small school): 101
Bill W. Wright ES (WISD – small school): 101
Bose Ikard ES (WISD – small school): 101

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