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Paul Laurence Dunbar Learning Center
Jaguar Journal
“Preparing Scholars and Producing Leaders”
Hispanic Heritage Month: Sept. 15th-Oct.15th
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Hispanic Heritage Assemblies: Oct. 16 & 17 at 2:00pm
Message from Principal Waters
Greetings Scholars and Parents!! This week is an extremely busy week for all of us in Jaguar
Country!! Parents, please remember that Report Card Conferences will take place this
Thursday October 16th at 4:00pm-8:00pm. In order to receive your scholar’s report card, you
must come to parent conference night. NO REPORT CARDS WILL BE GIVEN BEFORE
PARENT CONFERENCE NIGHT!! We hope to see all of you there!!
Jaguar Journal
Straight from Jaguar Country
Volume Number: 8
Today is a very exciting day in Jaguar Country!! Today is the district’s annual “Principal for a
Day” event. Jaguar Country is honored to have the Mayor of Dallas Mike Rawlings and his
Chief of Staff Adam McGough. This is a huge opportunity for our scholars and staff to show off
all of the wonderful things we are doing in Jaguar Country. Thank you Mayor Rawlings and
Mr. McGough for taking time out of your busy schedules to be our Principals for a Day!!
Scholar Spotlight
Our Scholar Spotlight this week goes to Javion Armstrong from the University of Texas at
Arlington. Javion comes to school with a positive attitude and great behavior. He is at school
on time and ready to learn every day. He is an awesome role model to his peers!
Staff Spotlight
Our Staff Spotlight this week goes to Ms. Mattie Pipkins. Ms. Pipkins is always working
Date: 10/14/14
Jaguar Highlights
 Paul L. Dunbar
Academic Goals:
90%+ Met Standard
& 20%+ Advanced
Performance on ALL
STAAR test. At least
80% passing on all
ACP exams. At least
60% of scholars in the
80th percentile for
ITBS.
 September Teacher of
the Month-Ms. Bell
and Support Person
hard behind the scenes to ensure that Dunbar Learning Center has everything that it
of the Month-Ms.
Booty
needs. Ms. Pipkins is the site coordinator for our afterschool program, she works closely
with the 1st grade team, she oversees our parent involvement activities, coordinates our
volunteer program, and conducts monthly parent meetings. In addition, Ms. Pipkins also
assist Mr. Waters with many projects that require community partnerships. Everyone in
Jaguar Country is grateful for the things you do for our campus!! Thank you!!
Mark Your Calendar!!
Parent Conferences
10/16
Hisp. Heritage Assembly
10/16
Hisp. Heritage Assembly
10/17
Muffins with Mom
10/24
School Motto: “Ever to Excel”
Progress Reports Issued
10/28
Famous Alum: John Kerry, Mike Rawlings, Paul Cellucci, Tip O’Neil
SBDM Meeting
10/28
Dunbar Connection: Mayor Mike Rawlings was Dunbar’s “Principal
for a Day” on October 14, 2014.
Dunbar Fall Carnival
10/31
College Spotlight
Name of School: Boston College
Location of School: Chestnut Hill, MA
Paul Laurence Dunbar Learning Center
4200 Metropolitan Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75210
972-794-6600
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