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School Improvement Plan

School Year: 2009
School District: Gerrish-Higgins School District
Intermediate School District: ...
St. Helen Elementary School




                                            School Improvement Plan
Contents

Introduction...
St. Helen Elementary School




                                            Introduction
The Michigan Department of Educat...
St. Helen Elementary School


Copies of these documents can be obtained on the web at: www.mi.gov/schoolimprovement




Sc...
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                           School Information
 School:                     St. Helen Eleme...
St. Helen Elementary School




                                                   Vision
Vision Statement
A statement tha...
St. Helen Elementary School




                                        Goals
  ID    Name                                ...
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                              Resource Profile
             Funding Source             Pla...
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                                           Stakeholders
List of names, positions and e-mai...
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language that they can understand.
  Student information and student progress written in clea...
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                      Statement of Non-Discrimination
Statement of Non-Discrimination

Fed...
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                                            Conclusion
1. What Professional Learning activ...
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 Math, Exam View and Dibels to ensure that adequate yearly progress is achieved.
 - The staff...
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  1. 1. School Improvement Plan School Year: 2009 School District: Gerrish-Higgins School District Intermediate School District: C.O.O.R. ISD School Name: St. Helen Elementary School Grades Served: null Principal: Building Code: 03722 District Approval of Plan: Authorized Official Signature and Date Board of Education Approval of Plan: Authorized Official Signature and Date
  2. 2. St. Helen Elementary School School Improvement Plan Contents Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 School Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Vision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Resource Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Stakeholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Statement of Non-Discrimination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Conclusion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 School Improvement Plan: DRAFT COPY Page 2 of 13
  3. 3. St. Helen Elementary School Introduction The Michigan Department of Education, Office of School Improvement has developed a series of documents and tools that are designed to assist schools in the creation and use of an Action Portfolio that will guide and inform the school's Continuous School Improvement Planning Process. The Action Portfolio begins with the Michigan School Improvement Framework (MSIF). The Framework was designed to: Provide schools and districts with a comprehensive framework that describes the elements of effective schools. Provide schools and districts in our state with a common way of describing the processes and protocols of practice of effective schools. Give direction to, support, and enhance the school improvement planning process. The School Improvement Framework Rubrics assess the framework at the benchmark level, and provide a continuum of practice that allows buildings to identify gaps that exist between where they are in their current practice and where they want to be. The rubrics also include the EdYES! Performance Indicators that schools must use for their annual self-assessment. The Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA) is another tool that has been developed as a part of the Action Portfolio. This process examines building demographics, system processes and protocols of practices, instructional program, and disaggregated student academic achievement data, so that the following questions can be answered: Who do we serve? How do we do business? Where are we now? Where do we want to be? What and where are the gaps? What is/are the root cause(s) for the gaps? How will we get to where we want to be? How will we evaluate our efforts and progress? The CNA will help a school align these system challenges with the student achievement goals the school will establish. Ensuring that your systems are aligned with the elements of effective schools, to support your instructional program goals and objectives, is the first step to establishing the continuous school improvement process. The School Improvement Plan template (SIP) has been designed to provide schools and districts with a common planning template that addresses student learning and system needs that have been identified through the schools? Comprehensive Needs Assessment. It has also been designed to address any federal, state and locally required elements that must be contained in a School Improvement Plan. The School Improvement Framework, Rubrics, CNA, and the School Improvement Planning template were developed as a comprehensive and continuous process that can provide schools and districts with a way to look at and discuss internal systems and assess where the school is, in relationship to these elements of effective schools. School Improvement Plan: DRAFT COPY Page 3 of 13
  4. 4. St. Helen Elementary School Copies of these documents can be obtained on the web at: www.mi.gov/schoolimprovement School Improvement Plan: DRAFT COPY Page 4 of 13
  5. 5. St. Helen Elementary School School Information School: St. Helen Elementary School District: Gerrish-Higgins School District Public/Non-Public: Public Grades: null School Code Number: 03722 City: St. Helen State/Province: Michigan Country: United States School Improvement Plan: DRAFT COPY Page 5 of 13
  6. 6. St. Helen Elementary School Vision Vision Statement A statement that describes what the institution hopes to be doing in the future. A vision statement is a clear description of the components and characteristics of the system that will be needed to deliver the mission of the organization. Vision Statement (from SIP on a Page): It is the vision of St. Helen Elementary that together with our community, we strive to develop productive, thoughtful citizens who are life-long learners and positive contributors to our community, our nation and the world. Mission Statement A statement developed in concert with all stakeholders that creates a clear and focused statement of purpose and function. The mission statement identifies the priorities and educational beliefs of the institution with regard to what is to be developed within its students. The mission statement provides direction for the staff and the parameters for decision-making. Mission Statement: St. Helen Elementary School is devoted to strengthen the partnership among our students, families and community. All students will achieve their highest intellectual, physical, social and emotional potential while fostering respect for themselves and others. Our goal is to prepare students for the rapidly changing world by inspiring and challenging them to be life-long learners in a diverse and technologically driven society. Beliefs Statement Beliefs are core values or guiding principles that drive an institution's every day actions. They are powerful determinants of the quality of an institution. State fundamental bedrock convictions, values of the institution, guide the fundamental decision-making. St. Helen Elementary School is committed to the following Beliefs: -We commit to Teaching and Learning: The district holds high expectations for all students, identifies essential curricular content, makes certain it is sequenced appropriately and is taught effectively in the available instructional ties. Assessments used are aligned to curricular content and are used to guide instructional decisions and monitor student learning. -We commit to positive Leadership: District leaders create a school environment where everyone contributes to a cumulative purposeful and positive effect on student learning. -We commit to Personnel and Professional Development: The district has highly qualified personnel who continually acquire and use skills, knowledge, attitudes and beliefs necessary to create a culture with high levels of learning for all. -We commit to School/Community Relations: The district staff maintains purposeful, active, positive relationships with families of its students and with the community in which it operates to support. -We commit to Data & Information Management: The district has a system for managing data and information in order to inform decisions to improve student achievement. School Improvement Plan: DRAFT COPY Page 6 of 13
  7. 7. St. Helen Elementary School Goals ID Name Development Status Progress Status Nothing found to display School Improvement Plan: DRAFT COPY Page 7 of 13
  8. 8. St. Helen Elementary School Resource Profile Funding Source Planned Amount Actual Amount No Resources found School Improvement Plan: DRAFT COPY Page 8 of 13
  9. 9. St. Helen Elementary School Stakeholders List of names, positions and e-mail addresses of the stakeholders (staff, parents, community/business members and, as appropriate, students) who were involved in the planning, design, monitoring, and evaluation of this plan. Title First Name Last Name Position E-mail Mrs. Kathy Rees Principal reesk@ghsd.net Title I Mrs. Mary Ward wardm@ghsd.net Coordinator/Teach Mrs. Donna Kolka Title I Teacher kolkad@ghsd.net Teacher/Leadership Mrs. Jean Christiansen christiansenj@ghsd.net Team Parent/Day Care Ms. Tracy Gage gagegirltlg@hotmail.com Center Bu Parent/Leadership Mrs. Michelle Brewer youngm@ghsd.net Team Mr. Tom Dale Board Member dalet@ghsd.net Mrs. Kathy Jernigan Board Member jernigank@ghsd.net Dr. Millie Park Mellgren Superintendent mellgrenm@ghsd.net 1. Describe how all stakeholders are involved in the planning, design, monitoring and evaluation of this institution improvement plan. The building is governed by the Principal with direct consultation with an elected Leadership Team. This team meets monthly and then each team member meets weekly during 2 one hour planning meetings a month to report back and receive feedback from the rest of the staff. This plan was developed through the Leadership Team with the addition ofthe other Steakholders listed on the SIP. All stakeholders particpated in the development of their own building plans, as well as the district. Staff members were given release time by the district to participate. School Improvement Plans are in a constant stage of development! This plan is based on improved student achievement. Assessments involved in this Needs Assessment are both formative and summative. Progress monitoring of results are done by all stakeholders. Those stakeholders respond to the results through instruction, instructional practices and the modification of both Title I and Special Education services which are modified based on the results of the ongoing Needs Assessment. 2. Describe how decisions about curriculum, instruction and assessment are made at this institution, and how all stakeholders are involved in the process. As stated above all stakeholders participated in the development of our building plan, as well as thedistrict. This plan is based on improved student achievement. Assessments involved in this Needs Assessment are both formative and summative. Progress monitoring of results are done by all stakeholders. Those stakeholders respond to the results through instruction, instructional practices and the modification of both Title I and Special Education services which are modified based on the results of the on-going Needs Assessment. Stakeholders word together to identify curriculum needs, request new materials, design instruction and partipate in assessment. 3. Describe how institution and student information and progress will be shared with all stakeholders in a School Improvement Plan: DRAFT COPY Page 9 of 13
  10. 10. St. Helen Elementary School language that they can understand. Student information and student progress written in clear formats with easy to read language are available immediately on our district and building websites, district and building annual report and in hard copy form with Report Cards. School Improvement Plan: DRAFT COPY Page 10 of 13
  11. 11. St. Helen Elementary School Statement of Non-Discrimination Statement of Non-Discrimination Federal Office for Civil Rights The institution complies with all federal laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and with all requirements and regulations of the U.S. Department of Education. It is the policy of this school that no person on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, gender, height, weight, marital status or disability shall be subjected to discrimination in any program, service or activity for which the district/school is responsible, or for which it receives financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education. Contact Information Schools/Districts are required to designate an employee to coordinate efforts to comply with and carry out non- discrimination responsibilities. Position of Contact: Principal Address: 1350 N. St. Helen Rd., St. Helen, MI Telephone Number: 989-275-6690 References Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 The Age Discrimination Act of 1975 The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 Elliott-Larsen prohibits discrimination against religion School Improvement Plan: DRAFT COPY Page 11 of 13
  12. 12. St. Helen Elementary School Conclusion 1. What Professional Learning activities will you need to provide to support the successful implementation of this school improvement plan? Writing - PD for: Lucy Cawkins, Rewards, My Access Writing Program Math - PD for: Update all staff K-8 on the Everyday Math Program Reading - PD for : Continued MiBLSi workshops K-8. 2. How has the institution integrated its available fiscal resources to support this school improvement plan? Federal, state and local services and programs are effectively coordinated through the district consolidated application process to support the schoolwide plan. In fact, Gerrish-Higgins is involved in a number of grants that the Business Manager, Shay Anderson; Superintendent and Director of 31a, Dr. Millie Park Mellgren; and Title I Director, Kathy Rees, have written through the consolidated application process. They have worked to coordinate the following grants. - Title I, Part A/D - Title II, Part A - Title II, Part D - Title V - 31a State At-Risk Kathy Rees is responsible for the Title I grants. Dr. Park Mellgren, Superintendent, coordinates services for students formally identified to receive at-risk services. Mrs. Anderson coordinates Title II, Parts A & D and Title V. Mrs. Anderson, Dr. Park Mellgren, and Mrs. Rees have coordinated their efforts to efficiently supply materials, professional development activities, teacher stipends, release time and other support to the entire school district. The district professional development request form has been very helpful to coordinate those types of opportunities. On the forms, staff members are first and foremost requested to identify the connection of the professional development activity to NCA/School Improvement Goals. They are also required to obtain the approval of the project director if funding from one of the above grants is required. Mrs. Anderson, Dr. Park Mellgren, and Mrs. Rees adjust the source of the funding, with the purpose of coordinating all of the grants. For example, staff members who request to attend professional development activities need to complete a plan of how they intend to share and use the information themselves, upon their return. The goal is to make meaningful choices for professional development, which reflects a comprehensive, coordinated approach for educational reform. At the intermediate level, Mrs. McNitt, Roscommon Elementary Principal is a member of the COOR Intermediate Coordinating Committee for Professional Development (CCCPD). The CCCPD have coordinated grant efforts and have offered extensive training sessions that are ongoing throughout the year. 3. How has the institution assessed the need for and integrated the use of technology to support this school improvement plan? - Students to utilize available technology to access the Internet, research, databases, and district software to enhance classroom instruction that leads to overall performance improvement in English/Language Arts, mathematics, science and social studies to ensure that adequate yearly progress is achieved. - Staff to utilize technology to conduct research, access databases, link curriculum objectives with lesson plans and activities (Mi-CLIMB), and record and assess student performance, United Streaming videos, TestWiz. - Staff to utilize existing software, and Internet services to assess student achievement in ELA, mathematics, science and social studies and technology Accelerated Reader and School Improvement Plan: DRAFT COPY Page 12 of 13
  13. 13. St. Helen Elementary School Math, Exam View and Dibels to ensure that adequate yearly progress is achieved. - The staff will implement the district technology framework, modeled after the State and national guidelines, as identified by grade level. - Teachers will utilize software provided with texts and available on the Internet to integrate technology lessons into each curricular area, and use electronic report cards to report progress. School Improvement Plan: DRAFT COPY Page 13 of 13

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