Est. 1999
WELCOME TO THE EASTWOOD ACADEMY 2015-16 OPEN HOUSE
Awards & Rankings
• 2015 Texas Education Agency
• Reward School
• Distinction in All Areas
• 2015 Washington Post
• #2 in the Houston Area
• #24 in the State of Texas
• #45 in the Nation
• 2015 U.S. News and World
Report “Gold Medal Award”
• #9 in the State of Texas
• #53 in the Nation
•
2015 Children at Risk (A+)
• #7 in the Houston Area
• #11 in the State of Texas
2015-16
SuperSTAAR Results
English I – 99%
English II – 97.3%
Biology - 100%
Algebra I – 100%
U S History – 99%
First National Merit Semi-Finalist!
Sana Shaikh
Accelerated Reader
•Improve literacy, prepare for college
•SSR book – in possession at all times
•SSR quizzes
•must log-in using their own passwords and submit their
own answers.
•10% of the student’s average in their English class.
•9th grade - minimum of 2 book per 6 weeks.
•10th, 11th and 12th - 1 book per 6 weeks.
PSAT/SAT
►9th graders- PSAT 8/9 [Oct. 14]
►10-11th graders-PSAT/NMSQT
[Oct. 14]
►11th graders-School Day SAT [April 12]
►SAT
- Redesigned
►
Content – Correlated to Curriculum
►
No penalty for guessing
►
Total Points
= 1600
6
© 2015 The College Board
© 2015 The College Board
Free Online Test Preparation
https://www.khanacademy.org/sat
Community Service
“Volunteerism establishes a strong sense of
community, philanthropy, and pride.”
• Students - volunteer 20 hours/year
• Parents - volunteer 10 hours/year
www.discoverus.org
What are Fantastic Learning Opportunities? (FLOs)
Que son Oportunidades de Aprendizaje Fantásticas? (FLOs)
FLOs are:
FLOs son:
• External
• Self-initiated
• College and
Career
Preparation
• Al exterior
• Por iniciativa
propia
• Preparación
para Carrera y
universidad
Why should my child attend a FLO?
Porque debe mi hijo/a asistir un
FLO?
• Develop social and
emotional skills
necessary for
success
• Exposure to
college life
• Exposure to
careers, and
hands-on learning
• Become familiar
with the college
application
process
• Desarrollará
habilidades sociales y
emocionales
necesarias para el
éxito
• Experiencia con la
vida universitaria
• Experiencia con
carreras, y el
aprendizaje práctico
• Familiarizarse con el
proceso de solicitud
de la universidad
Active Parental Involvement
• Volunteers In Public Schools (VIPS)
– Please refer to the VIPS handout for details
• Register for GradeSpeed
– Allows you to view your student’s grades, attendance
records, test scores, and more (PSConnect)
• Membership in PTO and its activities
– Encourage volunteerism of parents, teachers, and
students; strong emphasis on community involvement
Coffee with the Principal
Coffee with the Principal meetings are monthly meetings in
which Dr. Fendley meets with parents to discuss current
educational and community issues. This is a chance to voice
concerns or present ideas to the principal in an intimate
setting.
8:15 a.m.
Oct. 8
Nov. 12
Dec. 10
Jan. 14
Feb. 11
Mar. 10
Hours of Operation
• 7:30AM – 4:45PM
–Class begins promptly at 8:00AM
–Class ends at 3:30PM
–Students must be picked up by 5:00PM
Traffic Flow for Afternoon Pick up Time
BUILDING RENOVATIONS
Open Visitation
• Get to know your child’s teachers
• Class expectations and answer
questions
• Not the time to discuss individual
student progress
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