Pasadena ISD Creativity Potpourri
January 21, 2016 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.  Clearpoint Church
Call for Presenters

We are looking for volunteers interested in presenting eight to ten active, hands-on, fun-filled, repeated mini-sessions (15-20 minutes in length to groups of 10-12). For more info: Leslie Axel • Fax: 713-740-5910 • Telephone: 713-740-0102 • Email:

 Fishman Prize

Great teachers are everything but ordinary.

You feel it the instant you step into their classroom – their students' energy and engagement in learning, their assurance that their students can achieve anything, their absolute love for the work. There's no magic potion or secret formula here; their greatness is in the little things they do each day. Yet, too often these great teachers go unrecognized.

The Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice aims to change that. A $25,000 annual award given to four extraordinary teachers in high-need public schools, the Fishman Prize spotlights excellence in the classroom, elevates teachers who go the extra mile for their students, and ensures those teachers are recognized and celebrated.

Applications for the 2016 Fishman Prize are now open, and you can help show an extraordinary teacher they matter by nominating them to apply. As Stephanie Sun, a 2015 Fishman Prize winner, reflects, "I would have never applied if it wasn't for the nomination and push from my instructional coach."

Don't wait. Nominating only takes a minute, and our first application deadline is November 24, 2015. Final deadline is January 5, 2016.


Earn $28 per hour tutoring 7/8 Grade Reading in Afterschool

The Bilingual/ESL team in collaboration with PISD Afterschool is looking for 10 certified ESL teachers for a new pilot program at five of our intermediate schools. Based on the April 2015 reading STAAR scores 20 students in grade 7 and 20 students in grade 8 have been identified for Reading intervention focused on teaching students to think critically, to have a purpose for reading, and assist students in mastering targeted SE’s based on the April 2015 Reading STAAR Results. The project would begin November 3rd and run through March 10th. Hours are Monday – Wednesday for the first hour of the afterschool program (generally 3:30 – 4:30).

Teachers will be provided with

  • An itemized student  list  showing how  students  performed on each SE
  • Training about expectations, lesson delivery, resources and I-station. Date TBD
  • A detailed instructional calendar and instructions on how to use resources
  • Support throughout the Intervention period

Compensation is $28 per hour. If interested, please contact Steven Villano at extension 05632 or (713) 740-5317 or or contact Enemencio Gomez at 713.740.0908 or

 Pasadena ISD Named Among Top Workplaces in Houston
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San Jacinto College has enrolled 328 of our parents in the classes listed below.
They are now looking for Teachers.  See application.

Hourly Pay $38

How many hours: teaching 1 class 6 hours per week

From what time to what time:  Morning classes are usually from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

What days of the week: Some classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays and some are Tuesdays and Thursdays.  If they have more than one type of class being offered there is usually a need for alternate days (like beginners and then intermediate/ advanced would usually be 2 different classes.)


Athletic Sticker

Your ID will allow YOU and a guest free admission to athletic events in Pasadena ISD. Your ID badge/sticker will not be accepted at out of town venues for regular season or playoff games.

Dr. Kirk Lewis announced to the Board of Trustees on June 23 that he would be retiring in January, 2016. Dr. Lewis has been an inspiration to the staff and students in the district. We are forever changed for the better because of his influence.          
Here is a copy of the memo he sent to the District staff.
Dr. Kirk Lewis 

 Friends in Need

An open forum to post notices about employees and their immediate families who have
"go fund me" accounts or blood drives, etc.
Please be sure to have permission from the
person involved before you post here. 

 PBS Learning Media
 PBS Learning Media: Fast Facts
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  • Offers 87k+ digital resources from 205 trusted media partners aligned to national and Common Core State Standards
  • The PBS LearningMedia Basic Service offers educators and students free access to digital content; the Custom Service offers enhanced features and functionality including additional content, reporting and analytics, and state standards alignment for a nominal fee.
  • 1.5M+ educators currently have registered accessto PBS LearningMedia content.