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

The April Hero School Targets Big Schools – 215 PowerWalks Observations Medium Sized Schools – 140 PowerWalks Observations Small Schools – 75 PowerWalks Observations Very Small Schools – 35 PowerWalks Observations.

For May, due to state testing and end of the year activities we will adjust the targets:

The May Hero School Targets Big Schools – 200 PowerWalks Observations Medium Sized Schools – 130 PowerWalks Observations Small Schools – 65 PowerWalks Observations Very Small Schools – 30 PowerWalks Observations.

For the record, the schools in the LYS nation conducted a total of 6,724 PowerWalks observations this past month.  But enough stalling, here are your twenty-two PowerWalks Hero Schools for the month of April 2015.  Congratulations!!!

Elementary Schools Junior High & Middle Schools Alternative Schools Combined Campuses High Schools
Southside Primary School (CISD – small school): 717 Cleveland MS (CISD – midsized school): 500 San Marcos School (JWPCS – very small school): 50 Cleveland HS (CISD – midsized school): 575
Eastside ES (CISD – small school): 508 Big Spring JH (BSISD – midsized school): 195 Fairdale HS (JCPS – large school): 259
Northside ES (CISD – small school): 504 Big Spring IS (BSISD – small school): 123
Veterans’ Hill ES (HISD – small school): 258 Dublin IS (DISD – very small school): 90
West ES (NEISD – small school): 251
Rennell ES (CFISD – midsized school): 163
Winona ES / IS (WISD – small school): 138
Dublin ES (DISD – very small school): 126
Goliad ES (BSISD – small school): 126
Johnson ES (HISD – small school): 122
Ray ES (HISD – small school): 121
Hutto ES (HISD – small school): 91
Raymond E. Curtis ES (WISD – small school): 90
Cottonwood Creek ES (HISD – small school): 75
Marlin ES (MISD – very small school): 74

Think. Work. Achieve. Your turn…

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